Raising Energy Towards Peace

turn on the light switchDr. Wayne Dyer has shared an analogy in his PBS programs that we do not go into a pitch-black room and fight the darkness by swinging at it with a baseball bat! We simply turn on the light switch. We cannot battle darkness by hitting at it; rather we must bring Light.

pull them into your peaceMy loving intention daily is to focus my thoughts, actions, and words towards fostering love. While I am aware that atrocities have happened and are occurring, my energy must remain on distributing the love in my heart, and I do not participate in inciting outrage and anger. Rather, I do all I can to raise the vibrational energy around me up from anger, grief or depression, to the higher levels of energy such as forgiveness, compassion, and understanding.

The people I visit, the music I listen to, the words I read, and the imagery I allow from television and movies are crucially important and I never allow myself to forget this. Inspirational speaker Jim Rohn often spoke about being aware of who we are ‘rubbing shoulders’ with because we have a tendency to become like those we spend the most time with. Therefore, I choose carefully what authors I read, artists I enjoy, teachers I learn from, and friends I spend time with. My emotional and spiritual development is on-going, and my goal is to reach ever-higher levels of conscious awareness so that I may continue to share more and more love into the world. Negativity does not encourage me towards this intention.

The very best thing I can do towards helping create world peace is by working daily on my own inner thoughts and feelings. By praying, walking, breathing, and living peace – with my husband, children, neighbours, friends, family, store clerks, drivers in traffic, and everyone – I am bringing love and peace to my part of the world. I have complete faith that every thought, word and deed ripples outward far beyond what we can comprehend. So I ensure my ripples are sending out love. Join me in this practice, and we will bring peace on earth here and now.  ~Namaste

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the Dalai LamaSomeone asked the Dalai Lama, “Why didn’t you fight back against
 the Chinese?” The Dalai Lama said with a gentle smile, “Well, war is obsolete, you know.” Then, his face grave, he said, “Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back… but the heart, the heart would never understand. Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and the war would be inside you.”

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“We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter because we are so deeply interconnected. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.”  ~ Ram Dass

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56 thoughts on “Raising Energy Towards Peace

  1. Glorious life affirming statement, bless you for raising our consciousness and spirit. The Dalai Lama is awesome, he shares the big picture with humanity, showing us how to be a whole loving individual once more. To be a real individual means we can not be divided within, we must be unified in mind, body, spirit and reflected by the other. He realized we are all truly one love, how perfect. :D

    • Yes, I agree, the Dalai Lama is an amazing being – a loving role model and example to us all of how to be a whole and loving individual. And, as you added, he reminds us of how we are all one. Thank you for this wonderful comment! :) Love and Blessings, Gina

  2. Wonderful post, Gina! Peace does, indeed, begin with each of us. The more we set aside our own fears and heal the wounds that create intolerant projections, the more our own hearts are filled with the Love & Light that heals the planet. The collective is changed one individual at a time. Thank you for being YOU and sharing so much of your Love & Light with the world. Namaste, Sloan

    • Sloan, as always, I feel your love and light shining through your welcomed visits and kind comments. Thank you for this wonderfully wise observation, that the ‘collective is changed one individual at a time’. It is important for us all to remember this, especially when times feel scary and we wonder ‘What can I do?’ We can go within and find the eternal calm and infinite well of love, and then share love. More love. Thank you for your kindness and support, and for always sharing your Love and Light in the world as well. Namaste, Gina

  3. Thank you – wonderful inspirational words to live by. It’s just what needed on this cold Saturday morning while the love of my life fixes breakfast (in bed) for me. Love is all we ever need.

    • Hooray! Let’s hear it for laptops and loved ones bringing breakfast in bed! What a lovely way to begin a cold Saturday morning for you, my friend. Very nice. I am delighted you enjoyed my post, and I thank you for this kind comment. Blessings, Gina

  4. I love this post! I love the darkness analogy – that will stay with me for a long time. Carry on on your journey of peace because in the doing you are inspiring me to do the same!

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  6. I really enjoyed this post this morning! It was a perfect treat to read in my inbox first thing. This is an excellent reminder for all of us. My oldest son and I were just having a conversation about this earlier in the week. I will have to share your post with him. Thank you!
    Christina

    • This is wonderful Christina! Thank you for this delightful comment. I am so happy you are inspired to share this with your eldest as it resonates with your earlier conversation. I have wonderful conversations with my eldest and his wisdom surpasses his years :) Again, thank you. I am very glad you enjoyed this.
      Blessings, Gina

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    Gina from Professions for Peace “rubs shoulders” with peace and urges us to do the same. Please read this concrete action plan to bring peace to yourself, your community, and our world.

  9. Gina,
    //bow// You are…everything I love–honest, down to earth, authentic, compassionate, intelligent, mindful, generous, and wise. ||bow|| I too try to shed light wherever I go, but I totally missed the boat on watching with whom I “rub shoulders.” My intuition often guides me, but I have some bad habits in the form of music and film that need attention. For example, I was watching the television series “Breaking Bad,” when I realized that it was making me jittery, impatient, and aggressive. I stopped watching that show, but I continue to watch some other films that are counterproductive to peace. I will mend my ways, dear friend.
    {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

    • Ah my dear friend, I bow to you as well. I am honored to ‘rub shoulders’ with you because you are honest with yourself and your journey, and you continually aspire towards higher levels of peace and understanding. Good for you for acknowledging that particular shows, as well written and acted as they may be, can negatively alter our energy – and even our personality. Years ago I weaned myself and eventually completely gave up crime dramas such as CSI and Law & Order, even though they were clever and I told myself they were about good triumphing over bad – but the images were ultimately dark and negative. I’ve felt much better to have replaced them with shows such as Touch (the ultimate!) and Chicago Fire (guess I have a thing for uniforms ;) ). Sending abundant loving friendship to you my friend. I cherish our shared walking of the path of peace.
      Blessings, Love, Light… and of course {{Hugs!}} Gina

  10. This is a very thought-provoking post Gina. I like the dark/light analogy and also your thoughts on choosing carefully what authors you read, artists you enjoy, teachers you learn from, and friends you spend time with. I have seen for myself how being locked in with negative people can create a whole swamp of negativity that shrinks the space available for any possibility that things can be different. We can all make positive choices and positive changes in our lives if that’s what we really want to achieve and like you I chose to live with a positive outlook (in spite of adversity) and a generous heart. It does mean avoiding those who are a significant emotional drain because they’re firmly rooted in negativity – sometimes that realisation has saddened me a great deal, but I don’t want to be dragged into a pit of self-pity or moroseness since I feel I would be no use to anyone if I got lost in there. Sending you peace, positive thoughts and love, Tracy

    • Hello Tracy! Thank you kindly for this honest and touching comment. It means so much to connect with others in this forum, others who travel along the same path seeking inner peace and gentleness. I completely relate to your comment of how maintaining our choice of a generous and open heart can bring sadness (luckily it’s temporary) as we do have to let some people go from our lives if they continue to hold onto negativity and bring us down. We care about them, but we must care for our own health first and foremost if we are to continue on our path of our journey. I salute you dear heart, and I thank you again for this heartfelt comment. Sending you Love, Light, and Blessings. Gina

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