How To Remain Positive During Difficult Times
We live in a violent era. A pandemic. Wars. Climate disasters. Religious conflicts. Political corruption. Mass shootings. Genocide.
The good news is that we have a choice. We can choose to love, and many of us are choosing to live from our hearts. Because of this choice, our world is transitioning from violent conflicts to peaceful coexistence. Millions of us see the benefits of choosing to love one another and are coming together to create peace.
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Love is the answer
Love is the most powerful medicine in all existence. It heals broken hearts and heals the soul of mankind so that all life forms can coexist. All violence on this planet originates from human beings. So it is our job to end the chaos we’ve created. The water on this planet, the mountains, the trees, animals, birds, fish, insects, and every cell in your body respond positively to love. However, there are people and groups on this planet who are unable to give or receive unconditional love and the gifts of kindness, compassion, and empathy. It is easy to think that these people and groups are not in our communities. Unfortunately, they are found in communities in every country throughout the world.
Only love overcomes hate
While our religions are different and our customs are different, the darkness that lies within our hearts is very much the same. Violence is based in fear, hatred, prejudice, and jealousy. Much of the violence is rooted in the fear that outsiders have the power to dismantle centuries-old beliefs, to wipe out religious and ethnic cultures. All major religions on Earth teach some version of the Golden Rule –- Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It is time for us to listen to our own teachings.
Sensitive empathic people
If you are a sensitive, empathic person, you might wake up feeling the stress in your household and the stress and chaos in the world around you. You can feel the uneasiness in the atmosphere, and your sensitivity is creating internal havoc. Some sensitives are clinically depressed, others are anxious, and still others are wondering how they can live another day with the pain that fills their mind and heart.
Sensitivity is a gift you were born with. Remember this. Individual differences are not a problem. But our reaction to differences can often be deadly.
My feelings or yours?
You can learn to distinguish your feelings and pain from the pain and feelings of others. You can ask: I feel sadness. Is this sadness mine? I feel anger. Is it mine? Gradually you will be able to identify which feelings are yours and which feelings belong to others. All sensitives can learn to dial down their sensitivity to a level that is acceptable to them. And when you do dial down your sensitivity, your life gets better. You don’t lose your intuition. You don’t lose your love of the divine Creator of all. In fact, your relationships with self, others, and the divine become stronger.
I have a prayer that I say before I engage in an energy healing session, regardless of whether I am giving or receiving the energy. This prayer comes to us from Master Yeshua, the teacher we know as Jesus. These words are said to you, to bring you understanding and to let you know that you are never alone.
Where there is light, there is no dark.
Where there is love, there is only peace.
Where you are, I Am.
Where I Am, there is only presence.
When I received this prayer from Yeshua, I simply read what I’d written. Then I began to pause after each phrase and let it sink in, feeling the power in his words. My body, mind, and soul responded in a very profound way. I felt peace. I felt held in love. I grew spiritually.
- Dark disappears when the light of love appears.
- Where there is divine love, the kind of love that created all that exists, there can be nothing but peace. There is no chaos, drama, jealousy, judgment, violence within divine love.
- Where I am right now, where you are right now, love is with us. You and I have an opportunity to embrace the presence of love in our lives.
- Where divine love is, there is only presence. You are fully present within yourself and within the arms of the divine. Within that presence is a stillness, a quiet peace that can heal your life and allow you to become aware of your own sacred, divine self.
Thich Naht Hahn
All the major religions in the world teach us to love and enjoy happiness. The following quote is taken from the 2nd Mindfulness Training of Zen Master Thich Naht Hahn:
“I am committed to practicing generosity in my thinking, speaking, and acting. I will practice looking deeply to see that the happiness and suffering of others are not separate from my own happiness and suffering, that true happiness is not possible without understanding and compassion. I am aware that happiness depends on my mental attitude and not on external conditions, and that I can live happily in the present moment simply by remembering that I already have more than enough conditions to be happy.”
True happiness and true love are a part of our being. We don’t have to go anywhere to find it. We are love. However, we can ignore the love within us, refuse to believe that it is part of us, and never feel its presence.
Paramahansa Yogananda, a Hindu teacher, states: “Affirm divine calmness and peace and send out only thoughts of love and goodwill if you want to live in peace and harmony. Never get angry, for anger poisons your system.”
Focusing on the restoration of the primordial natural laws established at Creation, Babaji states: “Love is the undisturbed balance that binds this universe together.”
Divine love within
My job is to make sure you know that you have “true divine love” within you. Because you are love, you can embrace love at any moment and at any age. You are never too young or too old to find your sacred, divine self – the love within you.
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