Finding Strength

connected copyThese past months have been challenging for so many people.  Instant access to news has put many of us into overload.  Hurricanes, wildfires, nuclear threats, massacres, injustices, loss of rights…. every way we turn there seems to be a shift and a change in what we hold to be safe and true.

Okay. Time out.  Let’s have a huddle and regroup.

You are here on this planet for a reason – and that reason is good.  You come into this world with unique gifts and skills, with a unique outlook, with the spark of the divine within you.

We need to all recover this sense of powerful self.  We are not flotsam and jetsam bobbing on the unpredictable tides of fate.  Here is a secret:  we are incredibly powerful.
We have within us the power to heal, to bring peace, to speak our intentions and change the world.

Do you believe this?  Do you understand that like Jesus, you can command the winds to calm and the storms of life to subside?  Do you believe that you can touch a soul and bring healing?  Do you believe that with a loving word you can turn someone’s day around?

Believe it.

If we could get to that place where we can recover our God-given commissioning to be the change we want to see, this world would be transformed in a second.  If we could blanket this planet with a wave of compassion and love, there would be a shift unlike anything we’ve seen before.  Greed, abuse of power, dark and twisted leaders, corrupt corporations could not stand against it.

How can we do this?  It is so very simple.  It is the heart of what Jesus came to teach us:
Love one another.

Love is colour blind.  It sees past the person, the circumstance, the situation.  It does not judge. It embraces, lifts up, celebrates and fills the universe with laughter and joy.  Love stands up to fear, to threats, to negative thoughts, to abusive and manipulative systems and in its great light, the shadows fade and disappear.  Love reveals the lie.  Love reveals the truth.  Love always wins because Love is Divine Essence.

That Essence flows in each of us, no matter what colour, creed, orientation we are or what place we come from.  That Essence, that Divine force within us, cannot be contained.  We are empowered to use it, to draw upon it, and to join our intentions  to transform our lives and the world.

And, I should add that Love doesn’t make us the doormat or the whipping post.  Tough love means we do not condone or accept ugly behaviour or abuse.  We agree to leave a space where Divine Love can step in and work in that person.  Love doesn’t mean that we put ourselves in danger or peril.  Each person is responsible for their own life and their own actions.  We can lovingly witness and bless them to their good.

Do not let the bad news drag you down.  Do not let your life be dictated by the negatives, the fears, the “what ifs” and those who would make you feel less than to satisfy their own insecurities.

You are a miracle.  You are Divinely empowered.  You have all that you need to stand up and be proudly you.  The world needs your voice and your gifts.  Today, take a moment and connect with the truth of this – you are not victim.  You are strong!  You are powerful.

Now, let’s take that truth and in that spirit of Love send prayers of healing, peace, prosperity, balance, compassion and joy to the planet.  See people smiling and happy.  See homes and roads being rebuilt.  See communities working together.  See people embracing and sharing meals together.  See the weather calming, balance restored and people loving and appreciating the Earth.

Expect Love to win.  See past the bad news, the 24 hour news grind, the frustration as abuse comes to light.  Expect Love to overcome it all as lessons are learned, as people have changes of heart, as one by one people choose to honour their true spirit and let Love rule.

Look within to see the shining light that is your soul, your connection to Creator.  You have that same spark, those same qualities.  Jesus tells us we can do even greater things that he did.

Believe it.  Receive it.  Join me in blessing the world and each other.  Love one another.

Blessings,
+Deb

About The CCCChttps://journeyingwithgodcom.wordpress.comHoly Spirit, lead us, for all your ways are beautiful and all your paths are peace.... We are a progressive, inclusive, welcoming church community with roots in the Old Catholic Church, which has been around since the late 1800s. Our worship is the best of all worlds - a little Anglican, a little Catholic, a little Lutheran, and a lotta love. We have valid orders, apostolic succession, uphold the Seven Sacraments and we follow the Two Great Commandments given to us by Christ.

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