“May you be free from harm.
May you be free from worry, fear, and anger.
May you be happy.
May you be physically healthy and strong.
May you live with ease.”
Tim Ryan, from A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us
Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit
In the 27th Psalm the 1st Verse, the Psalmist says The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
We lift ourselves out of the realm of fear to stand not apart but as one with God – to radiate the perfect love that is our birthright.
In John 14:27, Jesus said “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
We accept this peace today. We wash ourselves in it. We anoint ourselves in it. We wrap peace around every pain, every sickness, every appearance – realizing that like love, peace, too, is God. We dress in peace. We receive God’s good in peace. We let it bless our rooms and our workplaces. We stand firm in peace. And we past the test – seeing our miracles everywhere.
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