Friday, August 19, 2016

Reflections on Peace

Reflections on Peace that Passes All Understanding

Gary and I have been struggling with some physical and emotional challenges recently.  Instead of turning to God first, we both tried to fix these problems by ourselves.  Turning to Him is usually the last place we go.  For some reason we don't think of Spirit first.  But, we know when we do, our struggles end.  For us, we are learning to turn to God first.  We're not always successful, but we keep trying.

Gary, in particular, was feeling a lot of anxiety yesterday.  His thoughts were on how to control his problems by finding intellectual solutions.  He realized the more he tried to control various situations the more his anxiety grew.  For most of the day he was not happy, serene, joyful, or centered.

In the course of his prayers and meditations, an affirmation presented itself.  The affirmation he kept saying was: "We live, move, breathe, and have our being in the Love Light of God."

By using this powerful affirmation he was able to let go and in doing so, his anxiety evaporated and he felt significant relief.  His sense of Spirit took him back to the thoughts he usually carries in his heart and mind:  Joy, happiness, serenity and the Peace that Passes All Understanding.

This is our message for you today.  Try and remember to turn to God first.  Do not struggle with the issues you have no control over.  Turn them completely over to Spirit and you, also, will find your issues dissipating.  You will feel the freedom of letting go and the power of trusting Spirit, which always reveals The Peace that Passes All Understanding.

Love to you all,
Gary and Susan Eby

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