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Photo © Kebba Buckley Button—from the water garden at St. Phillip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona
Can we agree that we live in a noisy world these days? To name a few crises:
Police are killing people over traffic stops, a US President incited an attack on the Capitol and on his own Vice President, militants are moving into Afghanistan as US troops pull out, and Hamas militants are blowing up Israeli/Palestinian sites. A cyberattack on a US gasoline provider crippled gas supplies for the Southeast US, and gas supplies are only today flowing well again. Normally shrewd evening show host Steven Colbert has lost his bearings and is using the word p-nis many times per show. Churches are being closed and sold—3 in my area. The polar bears are looking for better ice, and the orangutans have almost no habitat any more, thanks to replanting to generate palm oil supplies. The COVID-19 pandemic whines on, and in India, it’s going wild. People seek a better life by walking across continents, in Africa, Europe, and South/Central/North America. Children are starving and/or running for their lives in many countries.
Remember, I said that’s just a few. There are others. Whatever your belief system, you cannot stay in crisis mode! It is imperative that you find and solidify your internal base of personal peace: your Peace Within. You will not find it in CNN e-updates. You will not find it in the words of shattered clerics. Mom passed away awhile ago. Your partner is freaked out also. Where can you turn for peace? WITHIN.
A young French nun, now a saint, wrote this:
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Are you in? Practice letting Peace Within settle into your bones. Then that’s you, being more and more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm! More on this tomorrow.
Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM, is a stress solutions expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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