Do you wish you could do something to help our world?
Dedicate one minute of your day to peace. We believe that when a person chooses peace they manifest it in their experience. We also believe that by raising our awareness together, we can collectively make the world a more peaceful place. Below you’ll find 30 one to two minute meditations with beautiful original music by Gary Lynn Floyd.
What you do for yourself, you do for the world.
Today we commune with the Divine. It is your birthright. It is the place from which you came. It is a place of peace. This point of peace lives within you and stays constantly connected to your Divine Source.
It is a choice you make to engage with this point of Light to bring Its energy into your existence. There is an endless supply of peace, joy, compassion and goodness available to you. It only takes your engagement, your intention to be connected, for these divine energies to flood into your consciousness.
Every moment of every day you may commune with your Divine Source and live from this point of Peace. Do it for a better life. And by living from your point of peace you will help make the world a more peaceful place.
Today take a moment to reflect back on your life noticing how much you have changed and grown. Think of one area of your life that has benefitted from you changing your mind. Sometimes the biggest shifts come from releasing the most basic thoughts. Those simple thoughts could have been unquestioned beliefs handed down through generations that sat at the foundation of your belief system. Once you had a chance to see them and decide to release them, your whole view was free to shift and expand.
Give yourself credit for having the courage to do that, to challenge a belief system. Take time now to reflect back on the changes that decision brought into your life: the people; the feelings; the job opportunities; the peace; and your heightened awareness. It probably brought many existing situations to a close as well as opening up new horizons for you. The new you.
Be encouraged by your progress. Let this reflection motivate you to be intentional about continuing to expand your mind and opening your heart. The work you do for yourself you also do for the world.
One point of our work up here is to constantly remind you on earth of who you are; where you came from; and where you will return. You are spiritual in nature. You choose to experience earth, you inhabit a physical form, then you continue on in your journey back to where you came from, The Realm of Love.
When you begin to acknowledge your spiritual component, things change in your life. This recognition lights up your spirit, which lifts your thought, which changes your actions. Things look different in life when viewed through a spiritual lens. All of a sudden you realize that you are working with an eternal timeline, not just a human lifetime.
That realization alone will affect how you see everything.
Are you are willing to look right into your heart to see what is there? This takes a tremendous amount of honesty to really ‘see’ your behaviors – your beliefs in action – in an objective light. Then do you have the willingness to let go of a belief that no longer serves you?
It takes a ton of courage to admit you are ‘wrong’ about something. In this steady process of personal evolution, it is not so much about you being wrong, as it is you having a deeper awareness of a situation that now suggests a different response from you.
Your new action can be one of acceptance, non-judgment, forgiveness or just deciding to not be attached to an outcome. Choosing a new response that reflects your evolving self can bring you peace.
You want to help make the world a better place. You can! Be a walking, talking energy station for the Light. Breathe it in.
Let your awareness be buoyed up by the energy of Goodness flooding into your system. Breathe right into your heartcenter expanding the feeling outward into the atmosphere. Take another breath with the intention of bringing more Goodness to the planet through you as a willing Light source.
Let the Light flow through you into the world’s energy field. This peaceful energy will raise your vibration and positively affect the energy fields around you. Everyone will benefit from your willingness to bring in more Light.
God, Source, is ever evolving with the expression of Its Creation.
Open your mind to see if this idea resonates with you. If it does, let it stay there and see where it takes you. If it does not resonate with you, let it go. If it smacks you hard, you might want to take a look at what belief system it is hitting up against that you could explore/evaluate further. If there is a strong emotional reaction it means that there is a thought behind the emotion and a belief behind the thought that deserves to be seen. Perhaps it is time to take a look at a deep-seated belief.
Choosing to release a belief that no longer serves you can bring you peace. You, too, are ever expanding and evolving.
Have you ever had a paradigm shift? If so, you experienced a miracle in the truest sense of A Course in Miracles teachings. You changed your mind. You were open to a new way of thinking and feeling so you let go of the belief that no longer served you. This is how lasting change happens. It works because the old ideas are gone, completely gone, replaced with a new understanding. The higher understanding supports new ideas and feelings and allows new dreams to emerge.
This is expansion at its best. It is actually evolution when the old gives way to the newer, stronger, smarter function that allows the organism to survive and thrive in its environment. The concept of evolution applies to protozoa, to a species of animals, to the mind of one person, to the growth of democracy or to the movement towards peace. The universe is constantly evolving; it is the nature of growth.
You must let go of your fixation with time: it causes stress; it creates a feeling of lack; and it is an illusion. Calm down, you will get your work done. If you stay fully present in the in the moment, you can do anything you need to do in that moment. The time will be there, the magic will happen.
This is where your passion comes in. Focus on what matters to you. Take a breath and get yourself to that place in your heartcenter that wants to make a difference. Stay with that feeling in your chest letting it beat and come alive with your heart. Let the Goodness expand out into your being, let it penetrate your mind. Let it bring you peace and tranquility.
Your meaningful work gets done in these peaceful present moments that transcend time.
One way to be part of the solution is to actually raise the expectations you have of the human condition. What if you expected peace? What if enough of you desired peace MORE than those who desired to conquer others? What if enough of you believed that this could happen and you made it a reality?
The power of collective intent makes this possible.
Think about the millions and millions of people over thousands of years that have desired peace. They did it in their time and you are doing it in yours. You aren’t the first people to feel this way; you are adding to their collective intentions for peace. You are standing on their shoulders – the myriads of warriors for peace throughout time. You are continuing the contribution of energy towards a peaceful existence for man.
Contribute wholeheartedly. Continue it with honor. This is how it can happen in your lifetime.
Keep looking deeply into your thoughts. Be honest with yourself and what you are thinking. Your thoughts and actions not only affect your reality, they have an impact on those around you and mankind in general. You are powerful for the world.
Thoughts of world peace are important. Holding that grand vision for your planet is valuable work. Peace in the world begins in your mind and is promoted through your actions. Yes, you are one person. One person does make a difference. Think of Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela as a few examples. Their peaceful thoughts and actions have changed the very course of mankind. So can yours!
Peace is a state of mind. It begins with you. It is possible to have peace of mind in the midst of an enormous challenge or even in horrific conditions.
The peace is generated in your heartcenter and radiates outward to your mind. You must be willing to relinquish the control your mind normally has over you and give the attention to your heartcenter. Peace is really a state of heart.
The peace comes from a spiritual place; it is your connection to the Light through your higher self. It is a spiritual state that can lift you out of the human condition long enough to experience a peaceful feeling. In this present moment be aware of the peaceful feeling in your heartcenter. From here peace expands into your consciousness.
For this present moment, you have peace of mind.
Today is filled with Light. This Light shines day and night for mankind: it is the light at the end of the tunnel; the light of hope for those living in oppression; the Light of the world that connects you all.
This Light is a source of peace that is always available. You go to it by going within; it is within you shining in the darkness. The Light is also a source of joy, compassion, acceptance, tenderness and love. Become aware of this limitless wellspring of Goodness available to you.
Close your eyes then breathe right into the Light in your heartcenter. Let the Light and Its Goodness expand in your awareness. It will brighten the way for you and bring you peace.
There is light at your core. It is your connection to God, Goodness, to your Eternal Source, Life. You can feel this in your heart. It is often described as peaceful, calm, blissful, safe, and joyful, to name a few.
To be peaceful, you can connect to this light in your heartcenter. It just takes a breath, a thoughtful breath! With the intention of going directly to your heartcenter, breathe in deeply allowing your lungs to fully inflate around your heart. Following your breath occupies your mind and takes your attention right to the life-producing center of your body. This is where your eternal light shines.
It is a place of peace on earth. Come here often.
Devote this minute to feeling grateful. Experiencing gratitude is one of the quickest ways to get peaceful. Making the simple choice to say “Thank you” opens up the door for positive energy to flow through you. The energy of “Thank you” creates opportunities that were not there when your mind was closed shut due to an old belief, or stuck shut in a stressful state, or completely shut down from fear.
The energy of your “Thank you” attracts the positive vibration of gratitude into your life. Your choice to be thankful raises your vibration to resonate with the Universal Principle of Gratitude.
Now THAT is a peaceful place!
The more you think about peace, the easier it is to feel peaceful. At times it can be challenging to even find something peaceful to think about, especially if you have just watched the news. There is much death and destruction in the world that you are exposed to with disturbing images from TV news and the web. In fact, there are dark and disturbing images from fiction, too, shown in movies, TV shows and computer gaming.
You have the right to protect yourself from unnecessary violence whenever possible. Give yourself permission to say NO to brutal movies, shows and games. Allow yourself to get your world news from a trusted source that does not feel the need to overwhelm your senses with sensational images and video clips.
You get to choose. You can still stay informed in a more peaceful way. Be aware of what you let into your mind and your heart. Give yourself a chance to be peaceful.
The world today is in a heightened place of global conflict. Due to media coverage, the average person in the Western world knows what is happening and probably has an opinion about it. When you make a judgment, at some level you become involved in the conflict. The conflict begins in your consciousness and your heart.
If you are willing, the conflicts will end in your heart.
You must open your hearts to the idea that you are all one race, the human race: that you are all created equally by the One Great Cause and Creator; that you are unified by the very energetic field that vibrates though every living thing on the planet; that you are ONE as a species. You are the one species that can protect all of the other species and life forms in your one world.
Come together for your one world.
Does anything ever pop out of your mouth that startles you? Even if it is embarrassing, be grateful that your surprising comment came out so that you may ‘see’ it. An unexpected comment can be shocking, especially when you are making such a concerted effort to eradicate old belief systems that no longer express who you have become.
Keep at it, though, because every step forward is advancement upward. You are actually raising your vibration with that heightened awareness. Work like this helps everybody: it brings clarity to you; it intensifies your light; your expanded light brightens those around you; and it helps the world because one more person is bringing an advancing awareness into the collective consciousness.
Keep up the good work. It matters.
You leave an impression everywhere you go. It is important to understand that your every thought, action and interaction has an impact on the world around you. When you develop an appreciation of this, you can become more aware of your potential for Good. This, of course, also means that you can have a negative impact on a situation. Do not let this frighten you, let it bring you an awareness that what you do matters. It truly affects the energy field around you. The world is, at the most basic level, a big field of energy.
You cannot control the energy of the world; however, you CAN control your energy field. You can make choices that bring you inner peace. Your inner peace raises your vibration. Your higher vibration radiates outwards to touch those around you which in turn affects those around them and so on. Your decision to cultivate inner peace has an upward spiral effect that truly does make the world a better place.
Learning to go to a peaceful place is so important to leading a productive and meaningful life. The culture in the Western world has many ways to escape life when it gets tough; however, these are not always healthy choices. There is a difference between mindlessly running away from something and intentionally going to a sacred place.
Being able to shut out the world so that you may be in your sacred space is a very useful skill to develop. It is a skill and it can be learned by anyone who desires to find peace. Start with one intentional breath in; hold it; and slowly let it out. You attain peace one breath at a time.
Today is the day for joy. Not sure you can be joyful? Choose one thing to be happy about and hang on to that thought all day. It can be the smallest, simplest thing in your life or it can be a huge idea about a world event. Give that idea the energy of gratitude and feel it expand in your heartcenter.
It’s ok if you can only think of one little thing to start with because the process you put in motion with your willingness to choose a happy thought will generate other happy thoughts. One moment of happy creates another moment of happy. Before you know it, you have shifted your attitude. It starts with one thought. It starts with you. Then it expands outward to those around you and into the world. Be the person that contributes joy.
Today is a new day for you; it is an opportunity to make fresh choices. The choices you have made in the past have created your current situation. In the earth realm you believe in a cause-and-effect paradigm. If you want a different experience you must make different choices
The same ideas apply to the world, to man as a whole, as they do to you individually. If mankind continues to make choices that insight violence then there will be violent acts. You as mankind are in situation created by past decisions of individuals, nations, and world leaders.
It is time to make new choices. New choices require new thinking. Open your mind. Choose peaceful thoughts.
It all begins with the Love in one heart. Yes, the ONE HEART. Each of us must have the strength to accept this LOVE in our own heart. Then let it flicker and glow as it grows within us. As that love and light grows, it becomes a warmth and a beacon for others. BE strong. Be brave enough to let that light shine before men.
You don’t have to talk about it or explain it, just let it shine. Others will be drawn to you. Let them come. They will bask in the warmth of the light. The light radiates acceptance, truth, tolerance and love. Acceptance. Radiance. It is all about the radiance of the light: the spreading of the love, the feeling, the tolerance, the acceptance, and the UNITY it creates.
There are millions and millions of you already desiring a peaceful world. Keep strong in your commitment to peace, it can happen. To this end, it is important to actually experience peace, even for a moment, in your daily life.
It is possible to create a peaceful feeling in your heart. It begins with a thought. If you have the intention to be peaceful, you can get there. Hold a peaceful thought in your mind and gently repeat it over and over until you feel it resonate in your heartcenter. In those moments, you experience peace.
From your heartcenter, the peace radiates through your body outward into the world.
Some people are born with a compassionate spirit. Others develop compassion as they go through life. Pain and suffering bring attention to it very quickly. Going through a difficult time often elicits a compassionate response from friends and loved ones. It also offers an opportunity to check yourself for how much compassion you express in your life. Once you have gone through a devastating experience you have a whole new perspective on life.
If you stay open and are willing to learn, compassion becomes the lesson. The more compassion you express in your world, the better it becomes.
Today is a good day for peace. Choose peace at every turn. Make your first thought of the day a positive one. Being intentional about having peaceful thoughts brings awareness to the constant chatter that happens in your head. It can be surprisingly negative.
If you are challenged by a situation, a heavy thought, bad news, or miserable traffic, go to your breath. You can focus your attention on breathing in and breathing out. The next breath you can imagine inhaling peace and exhaling stress. The third one you can feel your mind and your body relax as you choose to focus on your peaceful breathing instead of what was bothering you.
You are always at choice with your thoughts; choose peaceful ones.
For some of you there is peace in order; for others there is creativity in chaos. You each have your own way of expressing yourself. It is important that you stay in touch with your true self so that you may bring your individuality to the planet. Take time to remember who you are – it only takes an instant.
Breath in. Follow your breath as it fills your lungs and surrounds your heart. Let your mind stay there for a moment. Let it connect with your heartcenter where the real you resides.
Continue whatever you were doing operating from here with your mind, body and spirit in alignment.
You choose peace for your heart. You only have power over your own thoughts and actions. With enough people choosing peace, with each one raising their own vibration, you will reach a critical mass that has the power to lift man to a more peaceful place.
The vibration will be high enough for man as a species to be able to make peaceful choices. This doesn’t mean that everybody thinks the same; it means that at least peace is possible. With that mentality, there will be limitless possibilities for reconciliation and coexistence in your world.
Remember that one person reading this message has an impact on mankind. Each one is a spiritual being; each one radiates light in their part of the world; each one contributes to the energetic vibration of man. The more people that take these messages to heart, actually into their hearts, the bigger the impact on mankind.
With enough people expressing the qualities of acceptance, non-judgment, and forgiveness, we begin to shift consciousness to a higher place, a more peaceful place. When people feel peace in their hearts, they manifest it in their experience.
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