Peace and Connection!
Updated: November 7, 2016
Peace and Connection
I spent an incredible weekend teaching in Phoenix at Celebrate Your Life. These multi speaker events are so meaningful as not only do they offer attendees a positive and varied inspirational experience they are equally a powerful time for the authors and speakers to connect. When we come together we typically find that we’re thinking in similar ways and even our content flows with a theme that is synergistic in ways we could never have planned. I love going and am always honored to be asked.
This event there was a special closing ceremony where we heard from authors Gregg Braden, and James Twyman “the Peace Troubador”, who were also joined by speakers/ spiritual teachers Denise Linn and Heather McCloskey Beck.
Their message was simple. Peace begins with us. We are the source of peace and it must come from us before we expect it to show up in our environment. We are powerful, and our focused intentions and prayers can shift the energy of many. But we have to make the choice to sacrifice our old thinking to see the world through a new lens.
We need to choose to see the world through our hearts.
I think what moved me most was a story that Heather McCloskey Beck shared about how trees in a forest appear to be separated, on the surface seeming to have no real relationship to the others other than being counted as one among the many individual trees. Yet the truth of the forest is that under the ground, deeper than what you see with your naked eye is a system of communication and collaboration, sharing of water and nourishment so that the many would flourish together as a cohesive unified community of life.
So if you look into a forest, you may not see this extraordinary system of connection but it is there.
Nature knows the truth.
We do too. Innately we know deep down about our place within the unity of life. And, if we stop moving and over thinking and be present to our hearts and bring stillness to our over stimulated stressed out minds, we can hear the heartbeat of the world.
We know we are intrinsically connected to all of life- to each other- to our present selves and to the evolution of our species, and yes the whole planet. We are part of a beautiful magical world and we’re accountable for its well-being as we are for ours.
Human beings are at their best when there is a galvanizing purpose that brings us all together. If we look into the past we tend to only do that in times of terrible tragedy. What if we could tune into the connection and make it our priority before tragedy hits?
I believe we can.
I will do this.
This week you may be reading this before or after the presidential elections in the United States. No matter where you live on this planet you will be affected by its outcome.
Great changes are upon us. And uncertainty is the new normal and will likely remain so for a long time to come. How will we navigate these choppy waters?
If we could step into these Uncharted seas with peace, and love in our hearts (and yep I sound like a loony toons hippy dippy granola grinder crystal bunny and I don’t give a hoot) I think we will actually have a shot at a meaningful life.
Peace is an inside job.
Compassion, kindness, strength, forgiveness, caring, community, connection, collaboration, co-creation, etc are the operative concepts for a peaceful and prosperous life in an ever- changing world.
So if you look into the world it’s all a matter of perspective. You can choose to just see the trees. Or you can see the connection.
The choice really is ours.
Love to all,
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