For this week that focuses on PEACE, you may want to create a little Book of PEACE.
If you gather together all the things that bring you PEACE and create a little book, you will have this to go back to remind you in times of stress and difficulty in your life.
During this week, take note of all that reminds you of PEACE ~
words, poems, prayers, stories, images, visions, sacred scriptures that excite and inspire you with a sense of calm and serenity.
You can jot these down on your computer or in a little note pad that you carry with you.
Because I have the unique ability of dyslexia, too many words are a challenge to me. I can find deep meaning in a simple image and in a few words that are significant to me. I think that in our active world today, it is helpful to keep things simple in our times of contemplation as well.
Find a few words that speak to you of peace.
Here are some possibilities:
calm stillness shalom tranquility quiet rest stillwood
harmony serenity soothing gentle balm comfort home
And choose one to three phrases that bring you a feeling of calm.
Here are some examples:
In God alone is my soul at rest
Quiet me in Holy Stillness
Sleep in heavenly peace
Divine peace and harmony surround me and dwell in me
Walk as if you have no place to go
Be gentle with yourself
What images help you to gently fall into the peace of the moment:
~ a falling leaf ~ a warm fire ~ candle light ~ snow gently falling
~ a cozy home
This week you will discover many other ways that will return your mind and heart into the path of peace.