The living out of anger, fear and emotional pain in the world is enforcing my daily spiritual practice of prayer and meditation. We have a choice: In each moment do I respond from emotional pain or do I turn to God? My first response must be to turn to God (though I admit this is not always so.)
More and more I have come to see that the world is reflecting the pain we hold in us. This means that as we allow the integration and healing of our pain, the world is healed of its pain. The only way I have found to do this successfully is through my spiritual practice.
So each day I take time to turn my attention inward; to connect with God in me as peace, love, strength and good in each now moment.
I surrender and willingly move through my own feelings of anger, loss, grief and fear into the greater power of God in which we all live and which holds the truth of us all. I do this by feeling the feeling without the story I have attached to it.
When we allow the integration and healing of our feelings, which are very often rooted in our childhood, they are transmuted into our personal experience of God, whether that is love, peace, wisdom, understanding, joy, strength etc. Now I can meditate or focus on peace as the underlying truth of me and everyone. Using my words and feelings to align with the Presence of God within, I settle into the confident realisation that out of inner peace, world peace can be known. Out of peace I take the steps that are in front of me with courage, love and faith.
“Be still and know I am God.” Psalm 46:11.
The invitation is for us to walk our spiritual path together by grounding ourselves in God and using our spiritual practice to enhance our authentic knowing of peace, and be that peace in the world.