When things get confusing in our world, we want to do something. I have felt powerless over the many ups and downs and circumstances related to the breakdown of my car in Chicago when I was supposed to be across the country by now. Reports from mechanics are conflicting and lack clarity and it is not at all clear where the actual source of the problem exists. All I know is that I have an intention to drive across the country in a safe car and make it easily to my destination even if it is two weeks later than planned.
If I hold blame and unforgiving thoughts around all of this, I am the one who suffers the most. It compromises my relationships with the people I want harmony and good will from and it compromises my well being.
I must center myself in forgiveness and release my judgments by being willing to take responsibility for any projections that I am making a look for the light of truth. That light is the symbol of the Holy Spirit that is in my right mind. I need to release my belief in the past and future and all my expectations of how things should be in the world to make me happy. I need to release my unforgiving thoughts to the Holy Spirit so that I can find that quiet center within me and “learn to welcome truth exactly as it is.”
So my job today is the let forgiveness reveal my next steps. God will show me what to do when I am available to be guided, uplifted and protected from the seductive ways of this world. I cannot do anything on my own if I really intend to be the presence of love and peace. I must leave the ways of the world of fear and judgment behind. Keep taking steps toward peace and the release of anything unlike the spiritual truth of my being. Peace is within me and there is nothing out there for me to seek. All that I must do is go into the silence and listen for the still small voice. That is what is needed today to leave the fears of the past behind me and set my inner navigator toward peace.
Know that you are loved, Rev. Barb