August 31, 2008

Can there be peace and tension at the same time? In my stretching for deeper understanding I need to remember to relax, to allow myself to be open and listen.

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August 30, 2008

When I woke up this morning, something in me had changed.  I awoke with a knowledge that I have the ability to fulfill my desires.  It’s more than knowing that some people set goals and achieve them.  I’ve had such a hard time getting it into words.  Perhaps a couple verbal pictures will work.  You know how they say that when the Allies opened the gates of the concentration camps, it took some people three days before they were willing to try to walk thru them.  You know how animals are herded without actually touching them, just blocking their way.  Well today has been a feeling sort of like an electric fence not being there anymore or like the herders being suddenly gone.  It’s a little stunning.  It’s a deep knowing that I can step beyond previous boundaries.  It’s a very interesting peace filled freedom.  It’s this sudden knowing that I can take any desire I like, turn it into a goal and achieve it.  But it’s so much more than that.  I have the impression that there is more here than I recognize.  I guess stepping beyond previous perceived boundaries is the best clothing of words right now for this amazing feeling.  I do so hope each of you have felt it and can remember it.  If you haven’t, I certainly pray that you get to feel such a peaceful freedom. I would dearly love to share it with you.

August 29, 2008

So placing myself in the shoes of the boy from the movie of a couple days ago.  If I hurt someone, because I’ve been hurt; how do I go about finding inner peace? 

I expect the same process would apply if I had chosen to internalize the anger and hurt myself, instead of striking out at someone else.  I’d still have chosen to inflict the anger on someone, even if that someone is me.

To anyone reading this that has experienced having anger or hate violently inflicted on you (rather physically or emotionally), please accept a measure of my peace to help you take the next step on your journey towards inner peace. You've already proven that you're stronger than the abuse.

August 28, 2008

Please take a moment to think about what your truest, deepest desire is. The one you feel would really make God smile.

What was the focus (subject) of this desire? Was it something for yourself? Was it something for someone else? Was it something for the world? Was it something for nature? Was it something for animals? Whatever focus you had the first time, now take a moment to focus on one of the other subjects and think about your truest deepest desire regarding that.


Regarding the movie mentioned yesterday, and exploring it further -

Yesterday I focused on the fact that the initial beatings were the action (therefore the choice and responsibility) of the father and not the boy. I focused on the idea that no matter what made the father angry, it wouldn't have mattered who or what that anger got aimed at. In other words, the boy's identity had nothing to do with the event. The boy thought and believed he caused his father's anger. But his father's choice to use any excuse to strike out in anger, had nothing to do with the boy. But I also mentioned that the boy then turned around and took his anger out on others. The boy took the events and made them part of his identity, in that he took on his father's anger as his own. We looked at how the boy (or man how ever many years later) might seek inner peace regarding the experience. Perhaps you'd like to consider with me for tomorrow how the boy (or man) might seek inner peace regarding his own reactions to the experience. In this case, he accepted his father's anger, added his own, and inflicted it on others.

August 27, 2008

I was watching a movie where a minor character was beaten by his father. The boy proceeded to take his pent up anger out on other children and animals.  I wondered how people who have experienced having anger and hate inflicted on them can achieve inner peace.  Placing myself in this position, I would need to recognize that the actions of another person have nothing to do with who I am.  Whether it was me, a dog or anyone else that got in the way of their anger, it would have made no difference.  If anyone who has experienced this can recognize that no matter how often they were told it was their fault, they were not the one performing the angry action.  If the person can manage to put the responsibility where it belongs (which is not on the receiver), they can take a huge step toward inner peace. It doesn't matter if it's been 50 years since the event. They can't forgive themselves for something they didn't do. They can forgive the person who did it. Forgiveness is going to be the next step. Why hang onto something that's painful? Then healing can begin and inner peace can be created.

August 26, 2008

Do we truly understand that each time we choose peace as our course of action, we create peace?

August 25, 2008

Isn't it amazing how many different ways there are to get kicked in the teeth? Isn't it even more amazing all the different facets of getting beyond difficulties? A toast to the diversity of perspectives that the individuality of our souls brings to the table of humanity. Some people seem to fly over all problems, yet even they have their difficulties, high winds so to speak. Others run with so much energy. Still others walk with deliberation, but still show us ways to get beyond difficulties. And there are those who wander in all directions and seem to haphazardly, even humorously, overcome difficulties. As we learn from each other, let us also appreciate our oneness in being. Sometimes just knowing that others throughout the ages have dealt with and overcome the same problems brings peace. Sometimes it takes away peace to know that the same problems still affect us. In gratitude for all the problems of the past that don't reoccur, and in the knowledge that we are well able to wipe some more problems of the table of humanity for future generations; peace and blessings to each one of we individuals that make up the whole.

August 23, 2008

Sometimes it's nice to be able to help someone with external peace. A co-worker was having a small crisis. It felt good to be able to say that I could take care of it and have that particular project back on schedule within a half hour.

August 22, 2008

When my supervisor asked how I was doing, I answered: "In spite of difficulties, I'm quite excellent." He smiled big, said he was glad and proceeded to let me ask his advise on how to deal with the difficulties.

August 21, 2008

What do the aches and pains and illnesses in our physical body tell us about what is irritating our sense of peace? What does what we say to others reveal about what is reducing our sense of peace?

August 20, 2008

There is a person at work that wants something to be opposite of how I want it. It's providing me an opportunity of exploration. Since I don't wish to engage in a struggle with this person, I've chosen to try compromise. In the first attempt at compromise, I guessed at the person's reasons and so the compromise I implemented was only a guess and was not accepted. Now I have to expend, at least some, energy in finding out who the person is, so I can determine if we can come to an understanding and then an agreeable compromise.

August 19, 2008

Wow, again I got to spend an enjoyable evening with the difficult person that knows how to push my buttons. Something has changed in me. I'm far more relaxed. I've given up trying to please this person, which I thought I'd done long ago; but still had some residual tendencies. I've given up wanting anything from this person. I'm not so defensive or hyper-vigilant for the manipulative ways. I trust myself to say no with grace. I accept what they give, and give what I feel. I'm just letting it be and it's actually enjoyable.

August 18, 2008

Perhaps the deepest personal peace comes as we learn to understand ourselves, to recognize ourselves as children of God, to recognize ourselves as co-creators with God, to tune into our own powers over anything within us that would try to limit us. Perhaps as we take what ever steps we're capable of at this moment to put this knowledge into action, the actions deepen our acceptance. Perhaps as we accept this on ever deeper levels, our personal peace deepens. Perhaps this helps us take the next steps to put this knowledge into action. And the cycles continue until...

August 17, 2008

Can you imagine a flame of peace concentrated and enfolded around you, joining the flame in your own heart, and becoming a world of manifestation around you; so that nothing in all creation will disturb you?

August 15, 2008

May we be enfolded in the Sun Presence of the peace of the heart of the Elohim of Peace.  May we come to understand how deeply the love from this heart can enter into our lives and hold control of all things about us, so that we may move in outer world activities and yet be untouched by their discord.  May we seek to understand the importance of calling forth purity and its balancing harmony when creating peace. The Elohim of Peace does not offer us just stillness and relaxation, but a masterful activity that we can utilize to manifest peace. May we come to understand our responsibilities in this activity.

Based on my current interpretation of a portion of a dictation from the Elohim of Peace provided thru the Saint Germain Foundation.

August 14, 2008

There is accepting what is and there is working for better and more. There is being who we are and there is growing and becoming more. It all interweaves into the sphere of our world and it also expands.

August 13, 2008

Peace is a refusal to react violently.

August 12, 2008

I now choose to take full responsibility for my life and to stop blaming other people or God for my circumstances. I take ownership of my situation and I recognize that my outer circumstances are a reflection of my state of consciousness. Thus, I surrender all elements of my consciousness that prevent me from receiving ...

Quoted from Invocation for World Peace
Printed with permission.
Copyright © 2012 by Kim Michaels

(Kim Michaels provides the www.askrealjesus.com website.  As the amount of information increases, he periodically moves items, sometimes to new websites.  The link for this invocation was updated in 2012 to the relatively new www.transcendencetoolbox.com, a very useful place to visit.)

August 11, 2008

Sometimes performing even a small action to help alleviate a situation helps bring internal peace.

August 10, 2008

Wow! I like emanating the love of the Divine Mother. I've started doing that visualization from a couple days ago each morning. I have even more patience and willingness to understand. It made being with this difficult person that knows how to push my buttons far more enjoyable.

August 9, 2008

What an incredibly lovely day 8/8/08 was. At lunch I lay down in the forest and allowed the energy of the forest to wash over and thru me. I was cushioned by about two feet of pine needles. It was still, but a breeze did come to visit briefly. Two hummingbirds played about 6 feet from me. Then the female rested on a branch for minutes. Her green colors blended in so well that sometimes I lost discernment of her form. The male, with his lovely black head, came back and they flew away. As I left to go back to work, I saw both a hummingbird and a butterfly at the same bush about four inches from each other. We have large yellow and black butterflies, so they were about the same size. This hummingbird had the green colors of the forest, but with a cream colored throat. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. The day was a good balance of growth, sharing, personal time absorbing nature, socializing, sunshine and rain.

August 8, 2008

May the Elohim of Peace enfold each one in a flame of peace. May the Divine Mother enfold each one in her great love. If you are willing, take a moment to visualize with me. There is a spiritual flame burning at about the level of your heart. Picture this in any way you wish. Focus on that flame. Envision moving your focus into your heart. Picture the disk of the sun in your heart, radiating its light and warmth all thru you. Think of that sun as the presence of the Christ in your heart. Feel the warmth radiating to the tips of your fingers and the tips of your toes. From this sun in your heart feel the peace that Jesus spoke of radiating thru your entire being. Now from this sun feel the love of The Mother radiating thru your entire being. Feel both the peace and the love surrounding your physical form. Enjoy your day.

August 7, 2008

Thinking about sheep. Remember in scripture about a sheep that was away from the flock and Jesus left the 99 in search of the one. I suspect most of us tend to think his intention is to bring that one back to the 99. I always wondered why a Good Shepherd would leave 99 sheep, even if there were other shepherds. This morning my thoughts ran differently. Imagine the 99 following scribes and pharisees in shepherd's clothing. The one that has left the flock sees thru the teachings of the scribes and pharisees. Imagine that Jesus leaves the 99, who are blindly following the blind teachers, and goes in search of the one with eyes to see. Perhaps in hopes that this one will be willing to allow the Christ to be born in the heart, that this one may be willing to listen to how the kingdom of God can be found within one's own heart.

August 6, 2008

There have been two lovely days of incredible lightning and delightful rains. A huge thank you to all the elementals involved. Also, work has been better. I've been flowing on top of the disturbances much better. One of those classic events happened of 'I thought I made a mistake, but I was mistaken.' In the recent past I would have been mortified to make people work an extra hour because of a mistake I made. It's a complicated story in which a couple of physical lengths needed in fabrication were confusing. When the discrepancy that put critical overtime work on hold was resolved, it turned out everyone had done their part and it all fell into place. The point of recording it here is that I was more at peace with the situation than I would have been a year ago. I didn't take it on as being a judgment on my abilities. It sounds sort of silly to say I'm more at peace because I allow myself more room to make errors. But in allowing myself more space, I also allow others more space.

August 5, 2008

Creativity. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston Massachusetts 13.5 years after the Salem witch trials. According to what I remember from a PBS movie about him, he was born in a time when Puritans believed that your house was struck by lightning because of something you had done to anger God. They would put out the fires of the surrounding houses, but let the one struck by lightning burn to the ground "because God willed it." One of Ben Franklin's gifts to humanity was the lightning rod so that houses could be protected. It is said that some of the clergy opposed this gift to humanity. We today pretty much take it for granted. We certainly have come beyond considering the striking of one's house by lightning as something we deserve because we've angered God. However, we still think it "a natural act of God" to set a forest on fire and so we still haven't learned nor willed to protect our forests; but we will. Thank you Ben Franklin for helping change our consciousness.


Oh my word, my right achilles heel hurt so bad today I could hardly walk. I interpret this to mean that this expectation issue is a weak area in my spiritual growth right now. It may very well be that in my desire to come up a step as a child of God, it is time to recognize and accept my own abilities and powers that God has given me. These days of expectation issues may have been to help me accept the thought to not expect the Ascended Hosts to help me as much as they have up to now in this lifetime. It's time to let go of the idea that I ask and they do. My impression is that it's more along the lines of they encourage and guide and we do. But then we have all those prayers that point to our I AM Presence as being the doer. I still have a lot of understanding to get with all my getting. Anyway the pain has subsided while I've been exploring this thought. For sure, it's time to let go of any remnants of that "it's all on Jesus's shoulders" consciousness.

August 4, 2008

What are my expectations of other people? Gosh, I don't know if I can answer this. I wouldn't really apply the word expect in any of my feelings toward other people. So I still don't see what this expectation onslaught is trying to teach me, but it sure has my gut in a twist. Maybe the question is what do I expect of myself?

August 3, 2008

With regard to the situation mentioned yesterday, I have looked at my responsibilities. I do not believe my responsibilities include solving the concerns of others, nor protecting a person from taking on the fears of others. I resolve to stay out of it. Recognizing that their voicing of concerns do not require action on my part, will hopefully ease the irritation and help me listen openly. However, the actual reason I shut down the conversation yesterday was because I felt an element of manipulation.

August 2, 2008

Today someone was actively trying to persuade me on a topic that is difficult. I shut down the conversation so I wouldn't get upset, but that didn't solve it. There was no thought of peace today. It bothers me, because now that this subject has been brought up again; I feel I have to address it and answer this difficult situation all over again. It's irritating and something that can not be resolved at this time. That's why it has been on hold. Essentially people, in what they look at as loving concern, are trying to inflict their fears on someone else. I do have responsibilities in the situation, but this particular decision that so many people are so fearful about is not mine to make. It's not a situation I can resolve. Because people don't like the decisions this person has made, they are trying to make me responsible for changing the situation. I refuse to force their will on another person. The expectation bull a third day in a row. I think I need to continue to stay out of the middle. And I think I'd better look hard at what the universe is trying to teach me about expectations. Having written this, I'm sending peace into the situation and into the conversation earlier today.

August 1, 2008

Trouble with expectations arose again today. I pushed back when I felt exterior expectations being placed on me, but this time it began to irritate me. However, I did catch the irritation and began to send out active peace, instead. What is the definition of expectations?

Expectations - Considered the most likely to happen. That which a belief is centered on. Anticipation before you know what is happening.

So I have the impression that when we accept exterior expectations, we not only blur our own identities, but we enter the consciousness of the other person and contribute to creating what they expect. I don't wish to do this unconsciously. I choose to become conscious of these episodes in my life.


This energy is sent out thru the protective filter of Father/Mother God's will
 and can only be returned in that will and by God's grace.