I closed my eyes, connected myself with the earth and slipped easily into my meditation space. I aligned myself with the energy of peace, used peace to ground, I filled myself in with peace and let it flow out through my heart. I didn’t direct it anywhere or do anything special, I simply sat ‘in peace.’
After a few minutes, Pudge, my little white long-haired chihuahua mix, jumped up and found a comfortable spot on my lap. He curled up with his curl going counter clockwise. Shortly after, Cassie, my dark tortoiseshell cat, climbed onto my chest and after finding her comfortable spot, she curled up with her curl going clockwise.
Once they were both settled, I opened my eyes to peek at them. I smiled gently as I noticed that I had peace right there curled up in in my lap, curled up in their own yin/yang symbol.
These two never sleep next to each other. They tend to chase each other, creating all sorts of chaos as they do. In truth, they enjoy the game and it keeps them both busy, but it is anything but peaceful.
As I sat there, in my own state of peace, being peace, emanating peace, Pudge and Cassie, the two adversaries, joined right in. They immersed themselves in the energy of peace and in doing so, became peace, forgetting their long-standing battle over ruling the turf and owning the lap.
When we want to have peace in our lives and in the world; it is not necessarily an outwardly directed activity. It is first, I believe, an inward focus on creating peace in our own beings.
As we recite during Nature’s Sanctuary Sunday Service,
‘…Peace is in me, peace is around me.
Peace beings with me.
I ask to be the channel through which peace flows
Bringing peace to myself, my life and to all who share my life.
I see peace, I breathe peace, I live peace, I am peace.
When we are peace, our environment becomes peace. If enough of us focus on being peace, enough of our environment will change to cause a ‘peace tipping-point’; that point at which small changes create large changes.
This morning offered a great reminder and example that when we fill ourselves with peace, we become peace and when we become peace, our environment becomes peace.
I am so grateful to my two little furry friends for being such wonderful teachers.
Let Nature Be Your Guide! And may you be peace.
Here is a beautiful Nature’s Sanctuary Sunday Service: Being Peace
with some more thoughts, insight and guidance on being peace.