Your worries seem to come in ebbs and flows – ebbing out at times with a sigh of relief when concerns are released and washed away, then flowing back in with rising volume in giant, scary waves. I see your fearful eyes filling with panic when you see the flow coming toward you and start imagining its devastation. You don’t have to get so worked up, though. I will keep your head above waters, always! I will help you ride the wave. Take My hand as I keep you afloat. You are just as safe with Me in the water as you are on dry land without troubles. Trust Me in the deep end as well as in the shallows.
There is much to be said for slowing down. In a fast-paced world there is little room for awareness of My Presence and My reign over you and all of life. Don’t let the task-master ways in you rule. Step back, often, and pause to listen – acknowledging My ways and recognizing My deep love for you. Be especially mindful of that today. Let Me bring peace back to your heart and mind.
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 wish you could grasp My ways. I call you to a life of peace beyond reasoning. Try it: in this moment, consider that ALL IS WELL. Rest in the fact that as you lay your life before Me, allowing Me to have full control so that My kingdom can be built upon earth as it is in heaven, – you can become overjoyed with your part in this Divine Purpose. Lay your worries at My feet. Push them aside and concentrate on being with Me. Reign in your tendency to try and forecast or fix the future. Concentrate on the simplicity of this moment where you and I are ONE.
Stop putting so much pressure on yourself. Do you not remember that I am accompanying you every day, minute, and hour, – grasping your right hand every step of the way? Why do you loosen your grip? I will always let you choose to do things your way, but I still remain near and ever-present. Instead of feeling so stressed, pressured, and worried about the tasks and circumstances before you, try gripping My hand even tighter. Let Me lead you, one task at a time. Don’t cling to self-reliance. I can give you all the confidence needed to use your talents and energy for My divine purpose.
I know how you get anxious. Elect instead to sit in utter peace with Me. Permit yourself to stay in this space awhile. Receive My gift of genuine love and deep, satisfying calm. Replenish yourself in My love-light, taking in deep, calming breaths. Trust that I will not overwhelm you in the day ahead. You can be a person of Light and Goodness. Just “be”. In this practice you can find rest for your weary soul.
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.
It is really important that you take big chunks of time out of your routine to break free from the demands of the day. Learn to sit still, relaxing your face and jaw, – breathing in and out deeply and slowly. I meet you in this space and place every time. Let Me remind you that I am in charge as your loving Provider. All the details will work out in due time whether you obsess about them or not. Strive to be at peace inside knowing I am trustworthy and reliable.
You spend so many hours and minutes mulling over plans. You are a good planner, but today I ask you to be on the receiving end. Allow other’s ideas and decisions to take the lead. Walk along gently and humbly as a great travel companion today. Trust Me; I am yours and I am also theirs. I will show up everywhere you go, -taking care of you. I want to heal your obsessive tendencies of trying to map everything out. Let go a little more today and see how majestic and interesting life can be without all the planning ahead. I will be with you in the midst of it all.
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.