June 23 thru July 7, 2008

These postings come from trying to put into words what I learn each day regarding peace. They are based on experiences, observations, books, movies, prayers, questions that come to mind, thoughts I notice; anything that is used to teach me.

It is quite likely that I will be unable to access the internet with the correct software to update this site for the next two weeks. I will still record what I'm taught each day and post as soon as able. I sure hope you'll join me again.


June 22, 2008

Staying calm takes some effort sometimes. When you've lost something you really need, when there is way more to do than time to do it, when something goes wrong and you have to spend time there. It's all worth the efforts to stay calm, though. It helps keep the mind clear to make decisions. And it helps you stay centered and focused on the right things.

June 21, 2008

Conversations yesterday helped me understand events that took place today, so that I was able to maintain my peace. It turned out I had been prepared.

June 20, 2008

Having firm boundaries, helps in non-attachment to the fears of others.

June 19, 2008

To trust our own instincts enough to actually act upon them without fear or misgiving.  And then to train ourselves to do this spontaneously.

June 18, 2008

Self-Acceptance. As my attitude relaxes toward what I expect of myself, I'm feeling more relaxed around others.

Feelings about people in general were revealed in my reaction to something today. They closed the National Forest here for extreme fire danger. My first reaction was to be disappointed that people can't be trusted with cigarettes and such in a dessert. Then I caught myself and reframed it into most people can be trusted. Perhaps it's time to take a closer look at the element of self-trust, while I'm working on the deeper understanding of self-acceptance.

June 17, 2008

I've mentioned irritation before, but this time associated with forgiveness. Perhaps there is a person that you find irritating. Perhaps the person is irritating to most everyone and just has an irritating personality. But also, try monitoring your thoughts when you feel irritated with this person. Also monitor your thoughts when you have similar feelings of irritation, seemingly not associated with this person. I found a connection that has laid hidden for decades. I'm sure it was my I AM presence that whispered: "Have you ever forgiven this person for ____?" Well, it has never entered my mind. It's not something they need forgiving for, but it is something I need to forgive.

June 15 & 16, 2008

"Warring of the members." What does this truly mean when applied to self? How can there be inner peace amidst the inner struggles? Some people have darker struggles or harsher lives, but even just applied to a relatively free daily life. I want to play, go hiking or see a movie. I want to meditate and grow spiritually. I want to work for the greater good of all God's children. I want to straighten the house and work in the yard. I want to spend time with people. I want to sleep late. There are things that have to be fixed and commitments to be met, the needs of others. I'd like to eat healthier, cook more and eat in a relaxed manner, rather than fast food on the run. I'd like to exercise. There's the work most of us have to do to make a living, somehow. There is a way to balance all this. There is a middle way so that the choices of what and when are not a constant battle or one thing always winning out over the rest.

Certainly there is attunement with the higher self; so that no matter what or when, we're at peace in being. Perhaps another ingredient is a blending and balancing of powerful, wise love with loving, powerful wisdom with wise, loving power. (A balancing of the three-fold flame within the heart of each one of us.) And another ingredient might be the balancing of our emotions with our beliefs and our physical experience with our spiritual identity. I guess it's actually a rather huge question. How does one bring peace to the warring of one's members? What allows the ceasing of struggle? The key seems to return to bringing our physical experience into attunement and oneness with our spiritual identity.

June 14, 2008

Accomplishing what a person needs to do in a timely fashion goes a long way to keeping inner peace.

June 13, 2008

Letting go of ego, helps a person to receive assistance; and so reduce stress and experience peace.

June 12, 2008

It is very difficult to see the cause of unrest from the center of the unrest.

June 10, 2008

I think I'm dealing with temptations to please others. Yet, there are a whole slew of people appearing to want to help me, to want to please me. It's irritating and I'm not quite sure why. It seems to be associated with self-acceptance.

June 9, 2008

Preparation can sure make a big difference. A person I had to see has a knack for irritating me. I made sure I had plenty of sleep, that there were no other stressors, and asked for Mother Mary's help. The difference was phenomenal.

June 8, 2008

What decisions can you make ahead of time to help maintain your peace during stressful situations?

June 7, 2008

Having a lot of people needing your attention can be overwhelming. Remember to be yourself and flow.

June 6, 2008

Being sorely tested is certainly one way to determine boundaries, to decide what must change and what can be accepted.

June 5, 2008

I surrender to who I AM. And in that surrender I know that I know that I know that I have the right to exist, the God given right to BE. And that creates inner peace.

June 4, 2008

Surrender to your own integrity as an expression of God. In this act of surrender you can realize the absolute control you have over your life.

June 3, 2008

Other ingredients in a recipe for loosing peace are allowing yourself to get too hungry, too tired, or too stressed. Wouldn't time be a lovely gift to give yourself.

June 2, 2008

Unrealistic expectations:

Expecting someone to behave differently is an ingredient in a recipe for loosing peace. An example would be expecting someone who notoriously thinks only of themselves to be helpful and then getting angry when their choices don't help at all.

June 1, 2008

Choosing not to blame others or oneself for difficulties that arise goes a long way toward maintaining inner peace.


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.