Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Peace is My Safety

Sometimes I know not to do something, but I go ahead.

Then I have to get myself out of the situation I could have avoided.

When I am at peace, I know when and whether to go ahead.

Then I avoid problems.

I know to listen for the deep peace which tells me what I need to do and where I need to be.

I know it absolutely.

I am listening more and more consistently, but still it is new territory for me.

When I am safe, other people feel it, too.

We coordinate in ways that are immeasurable and uncontrollable.

I coincidently meet people and just as coincidently do not meet other people.

Being obedient to past teachings does not work.

Those old pathways were induced by other people, other opinions.

My peace comes from following what is given to me.

It comes directly to me.

It is mine, mine to use, mine to share, mine to experience.

I am safe when I use what comes to me.

It comes to me through trusting myself to receive it.

That is a great source of peace.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Listening for My Priorities

I am learning how to not be in conflict with myself.

I am actually starting to listen for my own priorities.

I have had no idea what they were for years and years.

I had gotten into the habit of overriding them.

But now, the opportunity to observe them has arisen.

Boy, am I surprised!

I had no idea what they were.

I have been buried so deep in “responsibilities”, in societal expectations, in obedience and discipline, in “bloom where you are planted.”

Well, those are all right, so far as they go.

But they are not the way to live a life.

My priorities are there because of who I am.

They are the reasons I am here.

They are intended to be expressed.

So now that I have that straight, I think it is going to be all right.

 © 2013 Kathryn Hardage