A mind absorbed in fear, worry, and doubt cannot understand Divine Power.
When you aren’t peaceful, you might be able to intellectually understand what it takes to be powerful, loving, and abundant, but you won’t be vibrating high enough to put those ideas into meaningful action.
There are countless influences that distract you away from your inner peace, and it’s time to do something about that.
Take, for example, the external influences of the media. The people who run most media outlets are intentionally try to keep us agitated. They are paid to do so by other people who don’t want us to step into our power, because if we stepped into our power then they would lose theirs.
You need to know that this is true so that you can recognize when it’s happening – but you also need to know that no one will ever convince them to stop. As long as there is money in distracting us, they will keep doing it.
Instead, your job is to stop giving them power by no longer consuming what they offer. You’ve probably started down that path already by no longer watching the news – but what about the other shows and movies that you watch? Do you watch action flicks or dramas? Those can disturb your peace too.
You don’t have to boycott all media completely, but you must claim your power over 1) how often you consume it, 2) how you consume it (do you get totally sucked in or do you stay detached?), and 3) what you do to recover from your exposure to physical or emotional violence. (The extreme ups and downs of drama is what I call “emotional violence.”)
This is why it’s important to have a regularly-scheduled spiritual practice, so you can restore your inner peace when it gets disrupted.
This is why it’s also important to heal your inner wounds, because even though I started by talking about external things that distract you from inner peace, the truth is that they’ll only have a strong effect if they reflect what’s already inside you. If you have un-peaceful thoughts and feelings within you (conscious or subconscious) then you’ll be drawn to external experiences that aren’t peaceful either. “Like attracts like,” and “As within, so without.”
One way to notice where you’re experiencing lack of inner peace is to look for energy leaks – that is, ways that you’re giving away your peace. Simply put, what makes you feel bad (even a little) and how can you change it?
It’s a new way to Marie Kondo your life. Instead of “sparks joy,” keep only what “brings peace.”
Your choice in TV shows might be one energy leak. Another small example might be laundry that doesn’t get put away. Do you scold yourself every time you see the pile? Are you depriving yourself of the visual and mental peace that comes from an organized bedroom?
A larger example of an energy leak might be a personal or professional relationship that drains you but you haven’t ended it yet. Sit down with your private journal and list out the reasons why you continue to hold onto an experience that doesn’t serve you. Be as honest and thorough with yourself as possible. When you’re done, reread the list and contemplate whether those reasons are worth your peace.
You might have previously labeled those as situations where you are “giving away your power.” I invite you instead to see that what you’re really giving away is your peace.
Don’t confuse peace with comfort. The #1 reason someone gives away their peace/power is to avoid being uncomfortable. You might say no, it’s to avoid making someone else uncomfortable. I would say that’s true, but ultimately a person would only care about making others uncomfortable if others’ discomfort makes them uncomfortable, too.
When you do something to avoid making another person uncomfortable, you might achieve the short-term goal of comfort but you sacrifice the long-term goal of peace within yourself.
Peace comes from being true to yourself.
In what ways have you not been true to yourself, and how can you change them?
Peace, authenticity, being true to yourself. These are the keys to peace. These are also expressions of inner Divine Power.