Lighten Up on Self-Criticism

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. 

I Call You to Calmer Ways

You are so busy. There is a lot spinning around in that head of yours. I want you to put on the brakes and slow down, coming to a stop directly in front of Me. I call you to calmer ways. Once you yield to Me, you will see that all of your obsessive planning is unnecessary. I can and will take care of you, – ALWAYS. Use your ability to trust Me and hand over your worried frenzy. Take time at the stoplight to relax and re-focus. I’ve got this. 

Work at Being Peaceful

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. 

Make Room for the Quiet

There is so much chatter around you: noise from electronics, social media, and people in your life. It is essential to your well-being to make room for the quiet. Only then can you find My help and perspective. Seek Me above all else. I will meet you in the quiet spaces, reassuring you of My great Love for you and My concern for your heart. Remove distraction as best as you can so that I can restore your peace of mind. I don’t want you cluttered or weighed down by needless noise and worries. Come to Me. I am with you and I love you. 

When Injustice Occurs

You have a heart that gets stirred when injustice occurs. I designed you that way. Getting all worked up is not a negative thing as long as you use the skills I give built into your reaction. To effect change takes a certain amount of wisdom mixed with restraint. You don’t have to know it all. Exercise caution, and don’t react in haste. I know your intent is good but it is equally important to pause, – bringing the tough stuff before Me first before you act or speak. Curb your tongue, watch your temper, and slow your roll until you hear and know My guidance with a willingness to put it into effect. This kind of caution will serve you well in making My kingdom of Love come and dominate. 

Food for Thought

I give you lots of food for thought.  Sometimes you rush through My word like a fast-food meal in the drive-through. Instead, try taking your time as with a sit-down meal, appreciating each bite and ingesting it until it nourishes you.  My word is the lamp to light your way. Come to My banquet with a grateful heart, ready to take it all in and become truly satisfied and full. Let Me reassure you, fulfilling every need so that you can find joy and peace. 

Be My Calming Presence

You can still be positive even when others around you are irritable. Walk with peaceful steps in their presence, allowing them their feelings without judgement. try not to label feelings as “good” or “bad”. Allow My Peace to descend on you, and watch it spread to those around you. Be My calming Presence with My Love-Light emanating in and through you, even without words to say. Leave the rest up to Me to fix. 

Peaceful Pace

Don’t be in such a hurry to rush off into your busy day. Hang with Me for a while, absorbing My peaceful pace. Slow your busy mind, training it to seek My calming thoughts. Start with the soothing reminder that ALL IS WELL because I have you in the palm of My hand. Nothing is insurmountable. I am with you and for you. Enter this day at ease because you are Mine, fully equipped for whatever is laid out before you. 

Melt Away the Worries

Keep doing what you’re doing right now: spending time listening to Me. I do speak in ways that are understandable and clear when you stop your frantic pace long enough to hear. I call you to slow down and pause frequently. Breathe in this reminder and truth: I am with you! Always. When I said to you, “My peace I give to you”, I meant it. Freely lavished when you take time to open your hands. Sit with Me and see how awareness of My Presence calms you down. My Love and Grace can melt away the worries. 

Notice Moments

I AM walking with you. Let’s stop along the way, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells  this day offers. So often you rush rush rush through your day, feeling frantic to finish the tasks but missing the opportunities to catch your breath. Marvel at My works and movement all around you. Stop. Breathe. Right here, right now. Allow me to fill you with calm as you notice moments.