“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” Mahatma Gandhi
Today I spent the day in bed due to feeling quite ill as a result of food choices. My human body sometimes rebels against what my taste buds want to put in it. It is an ongoing battle and at times I give in to what I want and then pay the price for that. Obviously though, I was supposed to have some down time as I used it to catch up on some teachings that filled my soul. One of the things I heard today was “What ineffable joy does one find through Love of me, the blissful Atman, Once that joy is realized, all earthly pleasures fade into nothingness.” From the Bhagavad Gita. Ātman is a Sanskrit word that refers to the (universal) Self or self-existent essence of individuals, as distinct from ego. This is what I have come to experience over the last decade of my life. The beautiful journey of loving life as a spiritual being and letting go of the ego wants and desires such as material possessions or status has brought me to a place of peace. The Gita also says that “whosoever obtaineth it is richer than any monarch.” It is difficult sometimes for the world to understand that inner peace is not something that can be given, thus it is hard for others to comprehend that the things of the world do not satisfy someone who has everything they desire inside of them. I certainly appreciate the beautiful things of the world – houses, cars, works of art – but they do not bring me happiness or peace. The longer I am without material possessions, the more peace I have found. Gandhi also said “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” I have found myself. I found my new normal. My new place in this world. I choose to stay strong in this new me and not let anything or anyone “walk through my mind” with dirty feet. I choose instead to stay pure in intention and strive to show only love to all who pass my way, be they friend or foe.
Dear Angels, it is sometimes difficult to stay at peace when around us so much hate and discord is being shown. I know that when I am observing that I am stepping out of my heart and my knowingness of who I truly am as a spirit being. However, we are here in this world on purpose and must acknowledge all of the energy we encounter. It is a constant reminder that we have choices of how to respond to the things going on in the world and how much of our peace will we let it interfere with. Please help us have more understanding.
Dear Ones, you would be wise to take care of yourself first before taking on any battle that is happening around you. If you do not prepare your mind and stay centered and balanced in who you truly are, then the waves of discord and discontent in the world will be like a tsunami that overtakes you. Your inner state of being is your defense against whatever you might encounter as you dwell on the planet. Remember that this is not your forever home. This is your learning place to expand your awareness of the oneness. When you can find joy in the midst of all the chaos, you can spread that in whatever form you enter into. Your inner peace is your mission. If you are finding it difficult to achieve that, you have only to search inside of you for the answer as to what is stopping you. It is nothing on the outside, Dear Ones. It is easy to blame the spin of the world, the chaos and confusion, the acts of hatred and violence. We assure you that when you take the focus off of all of that and do your inner work, you will find the culprit that is standing between you and your peaceful state. Examine what you are clinging to so tightly that you cannot let go. Examine what tapes have been allowed free reign inside of your mind. Who walked through with dirty feet and left remnants of insecurity, blame, shame, guilt, anger, regret? Why is that allowed to remain there to clutter up your immaculate mind? You were made pure and perfect. Only you can allow anything other than love to take up space. Only you can clean the floor of your mind and restore it to a place where you can see your perfection in the reflection.
Dear Angels, I humbly thank you. I love you. Namaste y’all.
Today, I promise to clean house inside my mind. Anything unlike love will be swept clear and love will reign!
Teri Angel is a Happiness Coach, energy healer, best-selling author, spiritual teacher and mentor, and a motivational speaker. Teri is the Peace Campaign Coordinator for We, The World and the founder of a nonprofit organization, Angelspeakers Inc., which offers educational workshops and events centered around environmental awareness to include animals and nature, peace advocacy opportunities and ancient wisdom teachings. Teri’s movement “Peas For Peace” involves strengthening our awareness of the oneness of all, unifying mankind through compassion, peace, love and joy. She was named "She Who Blesses the Sacred Land" during the Peace On Earth Tour and embraces that title with loving grace. www.angelspeakers.com
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