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[Audio Gift] Paris + Peace Prayer

Eiffel TowerIt’s hard to know what to say. About Paris.

I admit, my faith has been rocked since I learned about the tragedies. It’s made me wonder about so many foundational things. Like…

What does it mean – in real terms – to respond in alignment with love and compassion. What does that look like? Because I’m thinking lots of bombs probably aren’t part of the love solution.

And, I live by the mantra “It’s ALL good”, sooooooo how does my heart feel about that right now? Yes, the light is emanating around the globe as we collectively share the grief. That is Good with a capital “G”, but what comes next? What’s the aftermath? Where are our world leaders taking this?

And a bit more remote, but relevant, how does our view of the future of our Planet play into our day to day decisions? I’ve always believed we possess the ability to change the course of the future and return the human race to one driven by grace, integrity and truth. Others close to me have an almost opposite view of the world.

How do we reconcile what we witness when it’s in such contrast with our core beliefs?

Please know, I am NOT pretending to have all the answers to these BIG questions, I’m just sharing what’s swirling around in my head and heart.

What I will also share, are two messages I received from my angels this morning that has helped me inch back to center.

First, they guided me to forget about expectations for the future. We can’t be doing our work today based solely on the promise that things will change as we want them to change. We must do the work we’re destined to do today because it’s what we’re meant to do in honor of life in thismoment. Not the next or 10000000007 moments from now. This one.

Second, we MUST remember love and be that example.

In my meditation, the angels flashed a vision of a playground at the school I attended as a little girl. What they showed me was that the child who was repeatedly caste out of the group – shunned, belittled, rejected – became either reclusive or really, really mean.

It’s hard to reflect on the perpetrators from last Friday’s attacks with an open heart, but I believe that’s what needs to start to happen for things to change and for our global community to heal. Maybe they were rejected and outcast? Maybe they weren’t loved enough? I’m certain there are many theories, but can we ever really know without looking inside their hearts.

The Christian prayer for peace states, “Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who abuse you.”

Which makes me think, we all need a healthy dose of Peace.

Please enjoy this recording of the Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi…

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Until next time…

With love,

Rev. Elvia

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