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Twelve Qualities of Spirit - Peace

Peri Enkin
Aug 10, 2008
When it comes to peace I want to talk about the heart. You just cannot get to peace when the heart is constricted or closed.

For many years I have observed how energy flows through the emotional and physical bodies. When you go looking for peace, the head will only get you limited access. You must enter through the heart and you must bring awareness to what you feel there.

In order to do that you must take that long journey of approximately twelve inches - from your head down into your heart.

When consciousness awakens at the heart the entrance to inner peace finally becomes accessible. When the heart is closed there may be surface contentment but there will not be lasting or sustained tranquility.

I love these words from Black Elk: The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.

I enjoy the idea of a "first peace" - a primary peace that brings us into relationship with all that is. When we turn our attention to spiritual qualities we remember our connection to the eternal. And if we remember that connection while attending to our human experiences we experience an underlying link that heals our separateness.

Spiritual and Physical are not separate. When we remember our spiritual essence, we place our humanity into a positive perspective. We have the possibility of embodying our essence right here and now within our physical experience.

What does this mean, practically? And what does it mean for our interpersonal relationships? Well, first it means that when we know peace inside ourselves we have the capacity to be less reactive in our dealings with others. We have more capacity to listen to another persons "story" without letting it trigger our own ingrained reactions or knock us away from our own equilibrium. Sometimes!

Peace also heals our perfectionism. When we remember we have the option to choose peace we are more likely to accept things as they are without needing to fix or change them to make them acceptable to us. That includes other people.

With peace we gain more spaciousness in our heart. And with that spaciousness our capacity for compassionate communication and empathy increases.

Inner peace takes away our restlessness and our grasping. We gain the ability to be more fully present with others because we are more present within ourselves. Peace gives us fullness. It rounds out our nature and takes the edge off our neediness.

And here is one of the little known advantages of a connection to inner peace. From a peaceful center we are able to uncover our genuine desires, our passions and our life purpose. Our intuition increases and we can hear the whispers of our own spirit calling us forward to more fulfilled living.

The trick to inner peace is that you cannot get there without a willingness to release ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, my way or the highway. And there is no faking it!Pseudo peace disturbs the sleep and makes the supposed peacemaker untrustworthy.

To experience more peace:

- Notice what disturbs you. Tell the truth. Is it really something to fuss over? The choice to make something a big deal or a small deal belongs to you.

- Notice what concerns you.Let the concern inspire you to more possibilities. Instead of worrying get creative.

- Notice what unsettles you. Observe these incidents of unrest as if they are surface waves upon a still and deep ocean. Go deeper. Do not stop until you relax and find harmony.

The Connection Option: Peace
At the core of our energy systems is a quiet, still point of peace. This peace is like a pool of calm, the eye of a hurricane, a deep inner sanctuary. As we connect with the energy of peace we uncover a home base within that is available regardless of the outer conditions or circumstances that surround us.

As a Victim:
I am lost, troubled, stressed and distressed. I cannot imagine feeling content until something or someone in my external world changes.

As a Creator:
I choose peace. I know that peace is available to me regardless of what happens around me.

Action for Peace:
I breathe deeply, and rest assured that peace is a natural state of consciousness and that consciousness is my consciousness today.
About the Author
Peri is the Founder of Creators Choice Online School for Whole Life Fulfillment. For free gifts to enjoy right now, visit CreatorsChoice.com
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