You once told me
You wanted to find
Yourself in the world –
And I told you to
First apply within,
To discover the world
You once told me
You wanted to save
The world from all its wars –
And I told you to
First save yourself
From the world,
And all the wars
You put yourself
~ “Apply Within” by Suzy Kassem
These days are so busy, and there is so much going on that it can be hard to hear yourself think sometimes. Yet, if you are going to make it, in tact, through these coming days of change, you will need to find a way to do just that.
Before you can address the madness of the outside, the external world, you should contend with the inner world, and seek stasis there. From the grounding point within yourself, you can proceed to address the things of this world (should you feel that is what you should do). There is no need to add to the chaos of this time (given that we seem to have a lot of it), by acting and reacting from the place of emotion, so why not come from the place of peace, power, and patience, gifts which are first cultivated in your silent, holy spaces.
In the days ahead, we are bound to see more chaos born from the cosmic change that is now occurring. There’s a buzzing energy under-girding all the activity going on about us, and if you get still, you can feel it. Astrologers say this is a time of breakdown or break though. The energies playing out cosmically will impact our little lives. We are being asked, to stop, take an assessment, and figure out how we are going to move forward in some kind of order, deliberateness, and wisdom. To that end I would offer: the world needs your joy, your love, your peace, your wise movements.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu
You’ve heard the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty pitcher”, and this is true. To help ready yourself to withstand the coming challenges nipping at our heels, take the time now to find the still point within yourself through meditation, prayer, nature-time and mindfulness. From your inner still point you can navigate the waters of change with more ease, challenging though it might be. From your peace place you can let life flow naturally, though chaotically around you it might swarm. From your place of holy wholeness you can stand strong and not be coaxed, yanked or seduced from your grounding point by the outer din of voices, actions, energies. But oh, it takes practice.
“Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.”
― Nikki Rowe
In your quiet holy place, you draw your own sustenance. You can be renewed there. You can leave or rest your own personal chaos, that you might grow a deeper peace. Find your quiet place. Practice going there, being there, and staying there, so that when all hell breaks loose, you can be the eye in the storm of your life. Your calming, rooted presence might also be a beacon of light for others.
Shhhhh. Get ready. Find the peace. Practice peace. Reflect peace.
Peace, be still.
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