Peace be with you. Have you heard this phrase recently?
It is a phrase that I’ve heard in church since I was little girl. I was raised in a Methodist church and have since heard it said throughout several different Christian-based churches before I settled into our Christ Church Unity Orlando with Reverend Alice Anderson more than 15-years ago. Its universal appeal reminds people to show kindness, a loving gesture or an endearing message toward their brother in faith.
I know that wanting to guide people to a path of peacefulness became a big part of my mission when I started New Pathway To Healing two years ago. For more than 30 years as a psychotherapist, this was my mission with clients in all areas. Clients came to see me because they were not at peace in some area of their life. They were struggling with either their relationship, career, raising their children, spiritually, mentally, emotionally or physically.
Over the years, I realized that if I could help guide each client to feeling at peace within themselves, then the outer struggles would dissipate. What initially seemed in turmoil or angst for each person became merely part of a path they were meant to follow in this lifetime. If they became at peace within themselves then the outer manifestations of anger, frustration or chaos began to take on a different feel for them. They could choose to feel all of their symptoms or they could see them for what they truly were – symptoms and a window to look inside their soul to see they were not at peace inside.
The outer became a window to the inner. When peace was internally felt, the rest of what was happening in their lives felt very different.
So when I say “peace be with you,” I truly mean it from the depths of my soul. Because I know that when you have reached that peaceful light within, everything else in your life will seem fine. Upsets and problems will be momentary blips on your path in this lifetime.
Remember the last time you truly felt at peace within? Perhaps you were meditating, praying, sitting within nature, or any place else your soul finds peace. Did the rest of what was going on in your life fall into a different perspective?
If not, I invite you to go to those places where you can access inner peace. You’ve been there before and you can go there again.
Where is it that you go to feel the most inner peacefulness? I love when my readers share with each other. There is so much to be learned from one another!