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.
See the calm; picture it in your mind. Feel the calm knocking ever so gently. Open the door and greet it, allowing calmness to come in and fill every space in your heart and home. Be the calm; breathe it in and choose to live with it ruling your pace, your mind, and your actions. It’s not ridiculous to try this and believe in My capacity to bring you My Peace. I make all things possible. With the help of My Grace, you can be peace-filled. I love you and I want this for you.
Try to not focus so much on the work coming up and all that has to be done. You’ll get there when you need to be there. Today has other things that I want you to notice: tiny movements, splashes of color, unexpected interactions. By enjoying what is occurring in the present moment, you release the steam from that pressure cooker of stress. Look around you, noticing little things that catch your eye and pull you into the present. See My Love calling you to the calm.
You will get your “drive” back. Sometimes I call you to slow down, and even to stop. I don’t mean for you to entirely back out of life and all of its commitments. Balance is the key and pausing to spend time with Me daily is the fuel you need. Fill up on My reassurance and love for you. Take in gallons of encouragement. My ways are gentle and kind, and I want you to treat yourself well with the same intention. Put the brakes on when anxiety and self-hatred try to take the driver’s seat. Order them to get out of the car; they don’t belong there. Let Me take over, steering you in the right direction. My ride is meant to be safe and slow, giving you ample time to take in the scenery.
I want you to come bold-faced before Me, ready to hear all I have to say. Face Me and find that NOTHING can take away My love for you: no opinions from others, no little or big mistakes. So much of the tension and stress you live under is self-imposed and misguided. Allow My love for you to be ALL-ENCOMPASSING. Don’t give in to the temptation to tear yourself apart (again). You are just as worthy of My love and blessings as anyone else. Let Me attend to you, repairing your damaged spirit with My gentle attentiveness. I have already picked up the broken pieces; nothing has been left behind. Healing will come.
In whatever you encounter today, focus on My love for you. With every bite of food, every breeze that brushes your face, every friendly greeting from others, be reminded that I love you fully and completely, just as you are. When negative self-talk or assumptions try to take over and influence you, consciously push those thoughts aside. Breathe in trust; exhale hurt. Make room for My love to enfold and inhabit you. I can heal and restore you with light and Goodness as you concentrate on My love calming your nerves and soothing your mind.
Whatever is burdening you, I urge you to set it down. Take a break from obsessing about it or trying to fix it. Put it next to you on the table and come sit with Me for a bit, instead. Relax in My Presence, – experiencing a return of calm and peacefulness. Even if this is only momentary before you scramble to pick it all back up, remember that you can take a break from fretting as often as you need to. I will be waiting, each time.
Think of the word “softness” today. You can tread lightly wherever you walk, – not driven to impose on others but being gently present instead. I am not hard on you, but you often are on yourself. It hurts when Me when you do that and I ache for you to show more self-compassion, too. Try going softly today – especially lightening up on the self-criticism. You are loved fully by Me, exactly as you are.
It’s okay if you have to work at being peaceful. Your active mind tugs at your efforts, and the world calls you to constant distraction. This is why I teach things like “being present in the moment” and the importance of slowing down. Being at peace requires an intentional choice to pause and meet Me in the present. One glance My way and you will be better able to recognize that all is well. Peace results from a deep will to trust in Me. My Goodness overrides all else in the world. My love for you is real.
I am not a dismissive God. The things you think about are not considered too trivial for My listening ear. Let Me love your tender heart and anxious thoughts today. Please don’t view Me as a critical judge of you. Instead, see Me as a compassionate, attentive, and accepting God. Only then can you begin to release the things that bind you. Using skillful hands, I’ll help sort things out. Let Me take over your worries about the hard stuff so that you can concentrate with peace of mind. Focus only on that which is placed before you today, letting Me take care of the rest.