Friday, September 17, 2010

lingering hatred

When someone in your presence has acted hatefully don't hang onto it and talk about it. By doing so you are just spreading the hate around. Instead, send this person loving thoughts and then let it go. If others have witnessed it also and want to talk about it, urge them to also send loving thoughts to the offender and let it go.

washing their feet

When you are in a place where a hateful act is taking place, think of Jesus and his act of washing the feet of his disciples. Then wash the person who is being hateful with loving thoughts and words. This will help to nutralize the hate and sometimes even disolve it into a posative atmosphere.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

get rid of self hate

If you are struggling with self hate you need to stop and shift gears in the direction of love. Errors of the past were important to your growth. They provided the way for you to gain the wisdom you need for your life. Now move in a forward, loving direction with God as your pilot. He loves you always. Draw on that as you learn to love yourself.

sowing love in immediate relationships

When your loved ones are being hateful it is because they are in emotional pain. Silently send your loved one a blessing of love each time they behave hatefully. Turn to God and get out of your ego. Ask him to make you an instrument of his peace. If you can keep your thoughts to love then there will be no room for you to hate. Remember, God is ALWAYS there. He can send pure love through you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

love never faileth

No matter what the problem or situation, use love as an answer. Love never faileth.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

get into nature

Being in nature is the best way to clear the world away and be at peace. Our souls long for the quiet and connection that being in nature provides. Even just a walk in a park can help to quiet us and bring us a feeling of peacefulness. So take time on a regular basis to in nature with God.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

you need to make peace with yourself

You cannot be a peacemaker if you don't feel peace with yourself. Every time you go into a self loathing or negative self talk you loose you ability to be at peace with yourself. Take moment to wrap yourself in a bright warm "blanket" of Gods light and peace, telling yourself that you are of God and therefore able to strive for the best that you can be and then sit in that warm peace as it washes over you. Then you will be able to exude peace to others.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

being a peacemaker

We all encounter situations during the day where we can be a peacemaker. When we see someone we feel is behaving badly we need to remember that situations are not between us and others, but between us and God. Choose to smooth things over or to help another out even if they may have been wrong in their actions. Give others the benefit of the doubt if you don't know the whole situation. Be a peacemaker for it is in the giving that we receive.

Friday, June 18, 2010

practice thinking peace

How many times a day do we think about things that are negative like "This world is so awful." or " My sister never treats me right." ? These kinds of thoughts will keep us in unrest and we must put them aside. We must replace them with peace making thoughts instead. Think about how beautiful the world is and that we are all here to love one another and be good stewards. Love your sister even though she is acting badly. Think of all of her good traits.

This kind of thinking puts you in a good place and sends loving, peaceful energy out into the space around you. This energy is felt not only by you but by everyone in your presence.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

blame game

It's easy to say "I can't have peace right now because..." The harder things is to realize that we can stop, take a breath, and just find our peace no matter where we are or what we are doing. Peace comes only from within. It is in our complete control if we will just tap into it.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Daily meditation

Meditation is the practice of connecting to God. Find time every day to meditate. Don't let your ego convince you that you don't have time. You only need a few minutes to start and then lengthen the time to whatever fits your needs the best, but spend this time every day. We need this connection to God.


Well, as you can see my brief repose turned into an extended leave of absence. I'm glad to get back to my usual ways and back into my book.