What is inner peace? All of you have a picture in your mind of what you think inner peace is. You have achieved this state many times, sometimes for moments, even for hours, and so you know what inner peace feels like. Part of growth is learning to create that feeling without being dependent upon things turning out a certain way or needing people to respond in a specific way. You want to create inner peace as something you are and be able to give and share it with others. You become the center, radiating your soul’s light outward, rather than reacting, or waiting for situations, relationships, and events in your life to be arranged in such a way that you have peace.
Creating inner peace from the higher levels is learning to open your heart. It means that you are not focused or attached on an emotional level to things that happen in the world around you. You know who you are, and you let things flow around you without touching or affecting your sense of peace. You can learn to touch and affect the energy in the outer world from that center of energy within yourself. That is peace.
Opening the heart means remaining open and loving no matter what another person does, no matter what occurs to you, or what happens in your career. It means choosing to feel peaceful no matter what your outer life looks like. It is easy to be loving and open when those around you are loving; the challenge is to be loving when those around you are closed, afraid, or negative.
I nner peace comes from within, not from without.
Anything you are attached to or must have a certain way, any belief or concept that is inflexible, will be an area in which your inner peace can be affected. The goal is to take that sense of inner peace and affect everything in the outer world, touching it with that energy. The first step is to find that sense of inner peace.
One of the simplest ways is through relaxing your body, which you can do both through physical touch and through mental relaxation. Your body can be the receptacle of many thoughts that are not peaceful. If you can bring your body to a state of peace and rest, the mind can be taught that feeling and learn to create it. Peace is more than just a feeling of relaxation in the body. It is a very specific radio wave, a vibration you send out that affects everything in your outer world.
You can begin to experience various levels of inner peace, down to the deepest feelings of it. Start by finding a sense of peace within. Give yourself one opportunity in the next week to feel inner peace. You may want to create a place of beauty, a sense of timelessness, to play music – anything that helps you truly experience what peace means to you. From that space, from that knowing, you can begin to change everything you see in the outer world.
What is the value of inner peace? It certainly feels better to the emotional body. However, it is more than that – it is the ability to affect the outer world from your highest level, to create and manifest from a focused place of purpose and an inner sense of who you are. When you are tranquil and calm, when you slow down and feel relaxed, you are able to create and think at your higher levels. What you bring to earth and create from this space is your higher good.
You can create things when you feel tense, anxious, or fearful, but those things may not be for your highest good; in fact, they will probably not be. If, before you plan your life or think of new ideas, you find a sense of inner peace and operate from it, you will find your plans reflecting more of your soul’s purpose than your personality’s desires. If, before you act or speak, you bring in this sense of peace, you will find your world changing rapidly into a very different place.
I nner peace is a connection to your deeper self, and it will assist you in letting go of fear.
Fear is a lower energy, a vibration of less light, and you can change it with love. One of the goals of having inner peace is healing fear. It may be a fear that someone will hurt or reject you, abandon or run away from you. It may be a fear that you cannot make it in the world, a fear of putting yourself out there and failing. Inner peace is a connection to the heart and a willingness to let go of fear. You can achieve inner peace by letting go of feeling you have to defend yourself, and by being willing to be vulnerable. It is not putting on an act for other people; it is being willing to shine through as who you are and knowing you are all right.
Sanaya Roman, the author of Living with Joy, has channeled Orin for many years. Her books of his teachings have become perennial bestsellers. Visit her online at www.orindaben.com.
Excerpted from the book Living with Joy Â© 2011 by Sanaya Roman. Printed with permission of New World Library, Novato, CA. www.newworldlibrary.com.