May the peace of the Lord be with you today, and every day. As you shine this profoundly healing peace outwardly, you lift up everyone else.
Yes, there are crazy upsetting things happening in the world. You may wonder if it's possible to be peaceful in the midst of the world events. You may even feel that being peaceful is disloyal to those are suffering.
Yet, the reason why you are here on earth at this time is to be helpful. You are an ambassador of God's healing light and peace. Fortunately, Jesus is with everyone who asks for his help. He brings light to minds that have forgotten God. Jesus creates peaceful miracles wherever he's invited.
The world needs Jesus's loving help now more than ever. And it begins with you!
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear Lord, Please calm and quiet me, so that I may clearly hear your guidance about how I can best be of service and help. Thank you for helping me to focus upon peaceful and loving solutions.
And here's a supportive scripture: This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:19-21 NIV
From the Loving Words from Jesus Cards at http://bit.ly/LovingJesusCards with Greg Olsen. My free Jesus meditation video is at www.EarthAngel.com.
May peace be with you!
God has gifted you and everyone with a comforter, guide, and teacher called his Holy Spirit. And on today the Pentecost, as the world is in need of comfort and divine guidance, we give extra thanks for this gift.
Holy Spirit sees and knows everything, and if you ask, you'll receive profound and accurate guidance. Often the Holy Spirit points out when we're in our ego in a process called "convicting" that is actually very freeing, and points you in a better direction.
If you want to hear the honest truth about any situation in your life, do call upon the Holy Spirit.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear Holy Spirit, Please come to me now and fill me with your healing fire to burn away anything that is not of God's love. Please comfort my mind and heart, show me the truth about my actions and intentions, and guide my path.
And here's a supportive scripture: On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability. Acts 2:1-4
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I've always loved the analogy of our hearts being like a lily flower opening to the nurturing light of God's love. Just as the sight of flowers is joyful, so too can we bring joy to the world with our open and loving hearts.
Flowers revel in their uniqueness, celebrating every type of flower in a bouquet. It would be sad if every flower - or person - was alike. Thank God for those flowers and people who express their unique beauty!
Since ancient times, flowers have been involved in natural healing work as well. Flower essences and flowering herbs like hyssop were used by our ancestors, and still are today.
In what ways do you work with and enjoy flowers? What are your favorite flowers? Perhaps your life purpose involves flowers as well.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, the glorious maker of the flowers and all that is beautiful, thank you for helping me to appreciate, feel confident about, and flourish in my unique beauty as you purposely created me.
And here's a supportive scripture: Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27
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A healthy relationship brings great joy, support, and fulfillment. Studies even show that having healthy relationships increases your life expectancy.
So what IS a healthy relationship?Here are some characteristics:
Mutual Support: You both make time to respectfully listen to each other, and both people are thoughtful, helpful, and considerate toward each other.
Conflict Resolution: Whenever there are two people, disagreements will occur. In healthy relationships, disagreements are acknowledged instead of ignored, and handled with mature and respectful conversations until the conflict is resolved.
Shared Beliefs and Interests: Having similar spiritual beliefs and hobbies creates more experiences for you to share together.
Healthy Lifestyle: When both people take good care of themselves, they have stable and happy moods, and increased energy and enthusiasm. This creates a happy nest for the relationship to grow and for both people to feel safe.
Mutual Respect: You admire, trust, and respect each other.
Prayer can help you to attract and nurture healthy relationships, such as this prayer:
Dear God, Please guide my relationships. You know the heart of everyone, including the desire of my heart to enjoy healthy friendships and a healthy romantic partnership. Please show me the way.
And here's a supportive scripture which speaks of the importance of pairing with people on the same path as yourself: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14
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You have and you are unlimited energy!
Your prayers have been answered by the ideas you receive - those inspirations to start a new business, write a book, explore a new healing modality, work with a charity, help children, improve your diet, and so forth. Always, a Divinely Guided idea is about helpfulness.
The next step is to pray about how to put those ideas into action. You receive thoughts, feelings, and visions that guide you step-by-step in the best direction. To do this, though, you need energy, motivation, and confidence. Fortunately, prayer provides for everything you need . . . including energy.
God IS energy. And God's Holy Spirit, who lives in you, is energy. Therefore, you have unlimited energy within you always. You can tap into this vital energy Source now and always.
In 1996, I was guided to stop drinking caffeine, because the artificial energy source was a poor and unreliable substitute for the real energy Source, God. And it's true!
Sometimes though the ego tries to distract or delay us from taking Divinely guided action. The ego whispers that we don't have enough time, energy, knowledge, money, or other resources. Let's not allow the ego to thwart God's will working through us!
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, the Source of all that is good and the Provider of all that we need - please help me to directly connect with you! Please clear away distractions and interference so that I can enthusiastically take action as you guide me to do so.
And here's a supportive scripture: He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29
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Help is here for you!
One thing that I've learned in my life, is that it's necessary to ask for help. There's this belief that it's weak to ask for help, or that you'd be bothering someone, or that no one would help anyway so why bother to ask.
So let's look at each belief one by one:
1. Myth: It's weak to ask for help. Truth: It's a sign of strength, self-care, and confidence to ask for help. Whether it's asking for crowd-funding to start your business; asking a publisher to publish your book; asking your kids to help with housework; or asking your best friend to listen to your feelings - we all need help.
2. Myth: You're bothering people when you ask them for help. Truth: People enjoy giving and helping, especially if you show appreciation.
3. Myth: No one would say yes to your requests for help, so why bother asking. Truth: If you don't have helpful generous people in your life right now, pray that God sends them to you! We all need relationships with helpful people, but it starts with us being open to meeting and developing friendships with people who are nice, caring, and open-hearted. You deserve healthy relationships - we all do!
Most of all, these myths and truths apply to your relationship with asking God for help - and accepting help. Many prayers are answered by God sending angels to assist you, and that includes helpful people who offer to help.
Your beautiful life purpose, your radiant health, your happy family life, and so much more - all benefit from you asking for and accepting help.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, Why am I so reluctant to ask for help? I literally need your help in asking for help. Please loosen my fears about asking for and accepting help, so that I may work in a steady partnership of giving and receiving. In Jesus name.
And here's a supportive scripture: You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! John 14:13-14
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Here are the answers you seek.
Although it seems that life can throw us curveballs, and that the world is random - there really IS an orderliness to life that can help us to relax and trust in the flow of life.
This beautiful painting of Jesus symbolizes the key: taking quiet time to tune-in and listen. God gives us continual GPS-like navigation about what direction to take, and if we follow this guidance, we stay in the flow.
Over the years, I've interviewed thousands of people who told me how their lives were saved because they listened to God's inner voice. My prayer is that you make quiet time for listening and contemplation - it's so essential to getting answers about our why, what, and how questions.
Hearing God is as natural, easy, and simple as breathing - but we must create the atmosphere for it to happen. And when we listen to and follow our divine guidance, we experience the divine order that keeps us safe, healthy, fulfilled, and happy.
May you enjoy quiet moments of peaceful contemplating with God today and everyday.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, I dearly want to hear your answers and guidance, but sometimes I don't know how to do so. Please give me the strength to quiet my mind, so that I can feel and hear your loving presence. I want to trust and follow you Lord, but I need your help.
And here's a supportive scripture: If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. James 1:5 NLT
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You're a leader . . . even if it doesn't feel that way.
Do you feel like "someone" should make helpful changes to the world, changes which are obvious to you? Do you have ideas which would alleviate problems for people?
When we pray for ways to help the world, God answers by giving us ideas and assignments about how we can be of service. Usually, those of us who are quiet, introverted, and sensitive can more easily hear those divine messages to take action. Yet we may hesitate taking action, because our sensitivity makes us socially awkward. We don't feel confident leading, speaking up, or rallying the troops.
Yet if we don't take action, nothing will change. And that's more painful than risking public ridicule by speaking up.
I remember being bullied in junior high school because I gave a talk at the Sierra Club and wrote articles about how mustangs were being killed because the land was wanted for cattle grazing. The other kids called me weird (and harsher names) for doing this. Looking back, that experience toughened me for the work I do as an adult AND I was able to raise awareness of the mustangs' plight. It was worth it.
A man at my church had a vision, where all of us in the congregation would donate and prepare meals for the homeless. He spoke up, and now we are feeding the hungry! Those who speak up and take action on behalf of the poor and voiceless are angels upon earth!
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, please clearly give me a divine assignment as to how I can help with (describe a problem in the world that upsets you). Please motivate, guide, encourage, and support my leadership process, and send the right people to help enact this solution. Thank you for armoring and protecting me as I speak up and take charge as you guide me.
And here's a supportive scripture: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
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Turn guilt into peace.
Guilt is the inner process of holding a grudge against yourself, for what you believe you did wrong.
The lower-energy uses guilt as an opportunity to stop or delay you from fulfilling your life purpose, by convincing you that you're not qualified to be a healer, teacher, etc. because of your past. You may even punish yourself because of guilt.
To God, though, mistakes are opportunities to forgive, learn, grow, and develop a closer relationship with your Creator. Everyone makes mistakes. We all do. So it's not about whether you make a mistake. It's what you do afterwards.
The healthy way is to admit your mistakes to God and to yourself. There's this huge relief that comes from admitting them. Then pray for help in forgiving yourself. Pray to learn from the experience so that it's not repeated. And then teach your children and others this process, because guilt is a big worldwide problem that you can help to transform into peace.
It's about taking responsibility for your actions, instead of feeling guilty about the actions.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, Here are the actions that I'm feeling bad about (describe). Please lift me up with your healing forgiveness, and help me to learn from my actions, so that I will make healthier choices from now on.
And here's a supportive scripture: Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13
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Rest your sensitive heart.
When a tragedy occurs, such as in Manchester, it triggers deep emotional responses of grief. If you've been previously traumatized, this tragedy can trigger your post-traumatic symptoms. Reading or watching stories about the incident can also bring up symptoms of "secondary PTSD" which I wrote about in "Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle." Undoubtedly you've been praying and sending healing energy to everyone. So be sure to rest if you're feeling drained. Retreat into quiet as much as possible.
Don't isolate yourself from support, though. If you need to talk, please reach out to your support system...especially if you feel tempted to relapse into an addiction or other self-harmful behaviors. Counselors who are trained in treating post-traumatic symptoms are also very helpful. I like the work of the therapists listed at emdr.com.
Be sure to balance all of the giving and caring you're doing, with receiving support and care for yourself. And please keep the faith that there are many many good people on this planet, far-outnumbering those who act in evil ways. And the good people need you and your life purpose!
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, Your love heals and restores my heart from brokenness to faith. Here are my shattered feelings - thank you for restoring me. My prayers go out to everyone who is suffering, and I appreciate you helping me as well so that I can help others more effectively.
And here's a supportive scripture: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27
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Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops. Doreen is the author of more than 50 books about angels and other mind-body-spirit issues, including the best-selling Healing with the Angels and Messages from Your Angels books and angel oracle cards.