Why do you start to tense up before the day has even begun? It’s like you are constantly bracing yourself for the unknown. Try this instead: embrace whatever is coming with joyful anticipation that Good things will surface! Set your mind on “things unseen” as something positive to look forward to. Picture things working out, – however, leave the definition of that up to Me. I make all things work together for Good. Inhale trust; exhale fear.
I am with you in your brokenness. It is through the chips and cracks that I can seep in and become a part of you. Acknowledge My Presence in you. Stop feeling like you have to strive for some intangible goal of “worthiness”. See My unconditional love and acceptance reflected back to you when you look in the mirror. Learn to be tender with yourself so that you can mend from unpleasant experiences. Trust My love and acceptance, for this is truth.
Turn down the volume of the radio in your head, trying to play several stations all at once. Try listening for the still, small voice which is Mine. Tenderly I tell you, “You are so loved”, – by many and by Me. Stop berating yourself and piling up the lists of actions you think are required to be worthy of love. It’s okay to sit still. Practice the art of doing less in order to grow strengthened for the journey ahead. There is much that will be required of you eventually. For now, though, rest is primary. Hear My words so that you can be rejuvenated before taking action.
Hush your mind. Know that I am alive in you and not a distant thought or far-off friend. I actively inhabit your body and soul. I won’t arrange your day so that you will come meet with Me. No, – your free will is in charge of that and your time is yours to choose how you spend it. I leap joyfully when you consciously and conscientiously choose to be present to Me, listening to My voice. Turn to Me – hourly, minute by minute, – and find My lively Presence already within. You can be satisfied with Me alone; come and find your fill.
I call out “Come! Follow Me.” Allow excited or joyful anticipation of Good things to take over your heavy-laden mind. You don’t have to dread getting started because I’m already here. You can let go of the tendency to worry or fret. I will work it out somehow before all is done. Let’s move into today’s activities together.
Be okay with yourself for a day. Stop the relentless teeth grinding and self-imposed pressure to perform, handle, initiate, follow through on, and take care of things. Listen to yourself setting that expectation bar so high. Just “be” for a change. Work on mindfulness, – a step by step awareness and contentment without excessive planning or self-criticism for what isn’t getting done. My ways of Peace may not seem aligned with your work ethic and drive. Listen to Me and let Me teach you. You don’t always have to show accomplishment to be a successful, devoted follower of Mine. Practice being calm and peaceful, even around others. Less is more today.
I will show you the way to walk. There are places I need you to take your stories to eventually. For now, consider this a time of preparation; – a time when I am giving you greater insights while you uncover buried thoughts or hurts, guided by safe people I place in your life. You are that safe person for others, too. My wisdom works its way through many layers. Continue allowing Me to lead the process, peacefully moving you forward one step at a time. You don’t have to give in to old habits of anxiety or excessive planning. I can keep you calm.
Focus on good intentions behind other’s awkward words even when you are inadvertently hurt or offended by them. Know you are loved and I care for you, deeply. Others do, too. It’s hard to recognize that sometimes, I know, but it’s the truth. Try presuming positive intentions, then tell them you recognize and appreciate that they care instead of getting defensive. That’ll do for now. You can still keep your guard up until you feel safe, but until then, bring Me your tears. Return to Me and find consolation, comfort and rest.
I know you question why you can’t seem to tangibly feel My Presence. It’s hard to explain in words because the ways I am with you vary. Use all of your senses today trying to notice how I reach out to you. Learn to recognize My Presence all around you, connecting inward to your Spirit with reassurance of My love and protection. Light, color, contact with others, scents, sounds, memories…my reach to you is infinite. Trust that I am constantly with you and the evidence will unfold.
Just show up today. You can do it! I know what you are capable of. Don’t under-estimate the power and importance of your presence and Mine. Remember you are valued and needed wherever you go. I’ll walk with you through any doors. Picture them as holy gates, triumphantly entering them as you face any problems. I work that way, you know. There is nothing you and I can’t handle together.