“Who do you want to be in this world, no matter what?”
This question often comes through for people in their Akashic Records, and goodness knows it comes to me regularly in mine. Lately, as world events often seem so challenging, my higher guidance has brought it forth a lot. On the day after the terrible bombings in Paris, it seemed especially important. “No matter what” appeared again this week as I listened to President Obama’s State of the Union address, echoing once more during Governor Haley’s rebuttal.
Earlier in my life “no matter what” often felt more like a stern reminder. It was more “Get your act together girl,” than it was “You can do this!”
At this point in my life, though, my higher self often asks this question with an intent to bring me the peace and comfort I seek both to experience and to offer. She knows even better than I that if we’re not careful, these events can breed hopelessness and despair. Yet history shows these also can take us to our cores, and reconnect us with what matters most.
My higher self reminds me to be the change I want to see in the world, so I rewrite a bit:
“I am loving. I am compassionate. I am peace. I am guided by the Divine. I am wise. I align my thoughts and actions with these intentions.”
That is my prayer for myself and the world today. I breathe it through my heart, into every cell of my body and all levels of my being. I breathe the overflow to the people of Paris and Syria and Ferguson, and I ask the Divine to carry it to whomever it might serve.
My hopelessness is gone. My despair has eased. I trust that humanity can heal from these bombings, and I know that process has begun. I am at peace once again, at least in this moment.
So, who do you want to be in this world today — no matter what? And what is your prayer for yourself and for us all?
These don’t need to be rhetorical questions you know. If you’d care to share your answers, I’d love to read them, and I bet some other folks would too!