I’ve had ups and downs this week. I’m taking care of my granddaughter, Lennon, this month, until daycare starts, and I’m happy and tired. Also, however, I’m concerned about my mother-in-law, whose friend, Frances, is now in Hospice and not doing well. That’s a blow for her, and I’m tied up, so I can’t spend a lot of time with her right now. I’m worried about my kids right now, too, and I’m trying to keep up with my writing and other projects. I got up early this morning to take advantage of Medium Day, and after listening to a couple of sessions, which were well done, I decided to go back to bed. It wasn’t the sessions, it was me. I needed to take a break, so I did.
I pretty much slept the day away, and I might have felt badly about that, but I chose not to. There comes a time when we all need to see to ourselves and put the rest of our concerns away, at least for a while, while we regroup. So, I slept the day away, had some crazy dreams, and woke up with an idea for this article, about finding peace, even when the world and the people around you are not cooperating. I asked the Archangels to help me tell you that sometimes, we have to make our own peace. Following is their response.
Question: Please help me write an article about making our own peace within the chaos.
When things feel overwhelming and life feels heavy, this is when it is important to put the heaviness and overwhelm aside, even if it is just for a short period of time, and make yourself and your peace of mind the priority. Stop worrying, fretting, caring for others, working, and being tough, even if it is just for minutes, hours, or whatever time you can set aside. Devote yourself to yourself.
Try not to wait until either your head explodes or you cannot stop crying, but if it goes that far, shut everything else off and put it aside. Focus on you and nothing else.
Try to determine how you got here. Was it one thing that triggered you? Many things? Did you find that last straw in a series of straws? A person or people? Disappointment? Figure it out and make peace with it, whatever you have to do. Set boundaries, if you need to, or spend less or more time with people who either bring out the worst or the best in you.
Choose how you will feel, rather than allowing other factors to decide for you.You are at the mercy of no person or thing. Feel your power.
You are amazing. You are important. You are strong enough to overcome whatever comes your way, and you have the ability to create your own peace and joy. Do not look for these things externally. You can feed your peace and joy with external things, but you create it from within. You already have everything you need.
The chaos will always be there, and you will get back to it at some point, but for just a little while, create your own mental oasis where you can retreat to from time to time. Picture it. Go there and be at peace, leaving the rest behind, even if it is for a short time. Spend time in an internal, peaceful place of your own creation, where the outside world cannot touch you. Own your strength and power. Use it. Do not give anyone or anything permission to take it from you.
If you have to take a step back or away from someone or something, then do so. That is what making yourself your number one priority is about, and it is not selfish, it is necessary from time to time. Ideally, check in on yourself daily. If you feel less than peaceful and happy, do something for yourself that will bring back some stability. Do something that makes you smile or laugh. The sooner you prioritize yourself, the less time it will take to feel better.
We speak often of self-care, but it is because it is crucial during these chaotic times. The outside world will not comfort or strengthen you right now. You must do that for yourself. If you cannot face your life right now, then do not. Instead, face yourself and do whatever you need to do to feel better. We can help you if you invite us in, but you must help yourself, also. We can help bring you to a place of peace and joy, but you must be willing to do whatever is needed to stay in that peace and joy.
Things will eventually get better in the world, but you do not need to wait for that to happen in order to find your own joy and peace. You are a creator, so create it for yourself, and let the rest of the world catch up to you. You are dear and loved unconditionally and always.
We send you all Love and Light.
We all need a pep talk from time to time, don’t we? This message is for all of us, to remind us that we do not have to carry the world’s or anyone else’s burdens all by ourselves, all the time. In order to meet the responsibilities for everything we do in life, we must first fulfill our responsibility to ourselves, so we can carry on. I especially liked the part about making your own peace and letting the world catch up when it’s ready. You can’t fix everything, but you can fix yourself if you choose to take responsibility for yourself first.
So, I’ve created my own place to picture when I need to escape for a while. Outside, it’s chilly and mountainous, with a lot of trees, and the sea makes a lot of noise as it crashes onto the rocky shore. It’s overcast and cool. There’s a cave there, and when I walk into it, on the far wall, there’s an opening into a peaceful place where I can go sit with the Angels, Yeshua, Mary, and my dragon guide, Fauna. (Hey, it’s my place, and Fauna is my friend and mentor, as are the Angels and Mary and Yeshua. You can make your own place with or without a dragon.)
There’s no stress there. There’s an opening in the forest where we all meet. Fauna lays down, and I lean my back against her. Sometimes it’s just me, sometimes I’m with Fauna, and sometimes, the others join us, but it is always peaceful, and I always feel loved and accepted, whether or not the outside world is on board with me and what I do. I encourage you to create your own place and go there often. It takes on a life and story of its own and serves as an escape when we need one.
I also want to mention that I got some really appreciated emails this week from people who thanked and supported me and my work. You just never know what a difference sending a quick note of encouragement or kindness can mean to someone, and I thank you for taking the time and making the effort to validate what I do. Not everyone does, and that’s okay, because so many of you do. Knowing that I make a positive difference in some people’s lives makes it all worth it, so thanks for letting me know you’re grateful and feel supported. That, in turn, makes me feel the same way.
Blessings to all of you, and be at peace, even if it’s a peace of your own making. No, especially if it is a peace of your own making.