You've probably noticed the changes in my blog and maybe my etsy shop. Peace has definitely taken a place in the forefront of my heart and mind recently. I think my art has often been leaning in that direction, but when Holly asked me to be a part of the Etsy PeaceNiks group, it took a little leap.
Not at first. At first, I tried everything else. I'm not sure what the resistance was about. Perhaps my soul knows that I can't do this half-heartedly. Peace is too important. It's not a whim. I can't just decide that it doesn't matter to me anymore.
Once I threw myself into it, I started reading a lot.
It's interesting that to learn about peace, which sounds so wonderful and calm, you end up reading a lot of stuff that is not peaceful at all.
I don't like it. It makes me sad. It makes me want to cry. It makes me angry!
But I know that reacting to those emotions will not do one thing to bring about peace. I cannot allow myself to be caught up in the sad and often negative emotions that naturally accompany the research that one does to understand why peace is even so scarce and necessary.
On the other hand, it cannot be ignored. So what do we do?
Well, what I do is to remember a wonderful thing that Dr. Michael Beckwith said in his speech during a Peace Alliance gathering. He said that when we see news stories or other stories of the oppressive things that are happening, that we should see them as prayer requests. We can't simply take them in as another example of a peace-less society. We can't get swept away in the sadness and injustice. Our hearts would break. And our spirit would, too. That does no good to anyone.
So, what I try to do is to hear these things, as a list of concerns for which the Universe must provide answers and solutions. And then I begin to visualize those concerns, those problems and those needs being met. I begin to imagine the people rejoicing and dancing in the streets, amazed at the awesome power of the Universe, of God, of Creation!
I want to be a part of helping others to think of peace. It is so important that there are many minds thinking of peace, visualizing peace or just feeling happy, loving thoughts.
That is why I am so happy and proud to be a part of the Etsy PeaceNiks group.
I feel like I am just waking up.
I want to learn more and I want to help others learn more about bringing peace to our inner beings and peace to our families, our neighborhoods, and our world.
Bear with me as I learn and share.
I know some of you have been peace workers for so long that it is as natural as breathing and it must seem strange watching this woman suddenly waking up to the whole concept, as if it were a new one.
I think that when one starts learning that the Law of Attraction (and Allowing, etc) can bring about anything, one's desires become larger and less about what one can get for oneself.
I cannot imagine wanting more than peace.
What else is there?
The word itself seems to imply that one has everything one needs to be content.
What else could we wish for?
I wish it for all of us.