Inner Peace

Article by Ysanne Lewis – Author of The Time Catcher and Timing Host for Radio W.O.R.K.S. World.
The words inner peace become important at a time period  when there is so much uncertainty and upheaval on the world stage.
With uncertainty comes fear – one of the opposites of peace. Finding a pivot point within is an  essential tool now. 
‘The peace that passeth all understanding’  is a beautiful but mysterious spiritual saying. Like time, peace eludes or escapes us when we try to hold onto it or look for it.  I see peace  as a beautiful place in that geographical landscape within us which we can visit at any time. It cannot be kidnapped, taken away without our permission or truly damaged. it is as perennial as the grass to use words from the beautiful poem ‘Desiderato’.
Everything has an opposite. We wouldn’t appreciate peaceful feelings without knowing their opposite. Part of the human condition,  and being here on Earth in bodily form, is being aware of complementary energies and polarities. And yet… the ‘peace that passeth all understanding’ feels somehow above and beyond this.  We have to live in the world, yet… know we have access to  invisible and beautiful states of being at any moment. We don’t have to wait till we are very old to simplify things and appreciate peaceful things and thoughts or to have a resolution to a problem and feel relief and think that is peace.
Look at peace as a choice we continually can make in quiet or busy moments. it comes quietly  as a visitor and we lay our minds on its shoulders; peace comes upon us, dropping slow…
I have worked happily  as a Timing adviser and astrologer for a few decades now and I understand how peaceful moments, whether we are being active or not, are vital for our well being.
With timing, pauses, gaps in time and silences are so valuable. How would a piece of music or a dance be without pauses between notes, and movements? These are simple truths but we think we can ignore them in our busy days and thoughts.
Mindfulness and meditation have become increasingly popular of late: yet we can choose to visit  that timeless place of peace within us  by  inwardly stepping in a different direction and saying hello to it. it is patient and awaits us.
Like time, peace becomes a companion and a dear friend who can walk beside us. Even when its opposites of tension, annoyances, doubts etc are also there. Acceptance is the key. Nothing can change until we allow the shadows their say and  accept their presence first – pushing them away starts to cast dark shadows and they can pop up in unexpected places and times!
With acceptance  we can then see  un-peacefulness dissolve and, with grace, allow in new light. 
What do our inner Timekeepers say about the peace within – our birth right and a legitimate presence in our lives? It has as much right as other parts of us to be on stage.
In my talk I will be discussing how we can soften our hearts and the barriers to it and how an understanding of the planetary movements and our link with nature’s cycles give us the keys  to be more at peace in a tumultuous world where a blame culture and anxiety have increasingly had  major roles.
For myself,  I find that recognising how we are all one and interconnected provides a true sense of belonging and peacefulness.  Loneliness is one of the least peaceful states. Yet, knowing we are beautifully part of a seamless web of  energy  and can align with the  threads between the cosmos, each other and nature can be a lovely wake up call. We become part of the rhythm of life and creation.
When we sense a mismatch between ourselves and externals that is the time to  re connect within with this place called peace.  Trusting that state serves us.
Kairos –  the quality of time – so different to clock time  and calendars,  takes us into that place.  I will be discussing this  on December 2nd at Meet The News along with how we can be more in touch with our inner timekeepers, natural diarists,  and the planetary cycles and their messages as we move toward and into 2018.
I am so looking forward to being with Radio Works World  for Meet The News at the Crown Plaza Battersea on December 7th when I will be talking about inner peace. I hope you will join me.
Article by Ysanne Lewis – Author of The Time Catcher and Timing Host for Radio W.O.R.K.S. World.

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