I’m a day late in posting this blog because early on Christmas morning in Nashville, TN someone drove their RV to the AT&T Comm Center downtown, and after giving everyone an evacuation warning, set off a bomb inside the RV, crippling internet and phone service for many of us in the middle Tennessee area. I had decided to blog on this topic prior to these events, but it seems even more poignant now.
Several years ago, when I was going through a difficult holiday season, I wrote the following words,
I used to think of the wish for peace on earth as a wish for an end to wars and civil unrest around the world, and while I still wish for large-scale peace in a time of war, I now understand the wish for peace on earth is a wish for peace in each of our hearts and minds—a wish for an end to the pain and hatred and bitterness that can build up due to our shortcomings as mere mortals. Tonight, I wish for peace in all our lives. May we grow to understand the value of peace and let go of the things that cause us and others pain.
In that moment, I was allowing myself to sit in an immense amount of pain and suffering that I felt was beyond my control. I thought it was caused by someone else, and I felt I was at the mercy of that person making a decision before either of us could move past the pain.
The beauty of that moment is that I did more than wish for peace and understanding and the ability to let go of the things that cause us pain; I searched and worked until I found the path to peace. I found women who had the peace I was looking for and I latched on to them—to figure out what they already knew. Peace is available to all of us. It’s not just something to hope for each December.
A decade (and a great deal of personal work) later, I now help others on their journey, not only to peace but also to harnessing their own power in the world. It is my honor to do this work, and it is, without a doubt, the most meaningful work I will ever do. We will never be able to control wars or terrorism or suffering caused by others, but we can control our own personal peace of mind. Completely. No matter what happens around us.
More than anything else, I want to share hope with you in this season. I want to show you how to find peace and understanding when it may seem impossible for you to find it. Peace is out there. I promise. I would love to work with you so that you can have this peace and power in your life every day.
Sign up for a free session and let me show you the power of peace in your life. Until then, much love!