Love is the Journey…Peace is the Destination

September 7, 2009 · Filed Under Love & Peace · Comment 

I have always known that LOVE is the center of everything. In recent years it has become clearer to me as my own spiritual journey has grown and evolved that LOVE is the greatest transformer of all and that LOVE is who we are; LOVE is Mother-Father God/Creator/Spirit/Source/All That is ONE. LOVE IS! When LOVE is our lens through which life choices and decisions are made chaos and violence subside bringing with it feelings of peace.

On a conscious level I know that PEACE is more desirable than chaos, war or violence. I believe that most people will agree with this. In fact, throughout my life I have been drawn to writings about peace, peace advocates and events. I didn’t know what my role in all of this was. I have often asked myself, “How can I, one person, bring peace to this world?” A few years ago I read a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, and was deeply touched. In it he said, “Peace begins within”.

This simple statement resonated deeply within me striking a chord of long forgotten memories. It also reminded me that PEACE IS THE DESTINATION for all of us. Until we feel peace within ourselves, accept ourselves fully with love and compassion peace remains elusive, like the butterfly. This is a journey for many of us and one that brings many blessings and a journey for which I am grateful.

There is a tendency to look for peace outside of ourselves; make someone else responsible for peace. The true transformation begins when we are PEACE; we are centered with clear mind and intention for the highest good of all. In order to create a world where all co-exist harmoniously centered in LOVE, PEACE, JOY, ABUNDANCE AND PROSPERITY each one of us first must look within ourselves and find peace. Remember, LOVE is the journey…Peace is the destination.

Victoria Barna
Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author
Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
www.EvolvingJourneys.com

©Copyright 2009

Reclaim Your Power Through Conscious Choice

March 30, 2009 · Filed Under Higher Consciousness · 1 Comment 

What does it mean to Reclaim Your Power? When was the last time that you chose to do something just because it pleased you to do it for yourself? I’m talking about doing things that harm no one or thing so let’s be clear about that.  Did you wonder what others would think about you when you did it? Did it bring you a sense of joy and peace when it was done? How did you feel? Was it a good feeling, one of self empowerment or self mastery? Was this CHOICE CONSCIOUSLY made?

Conscious choice is what is missing in our lives. It is time to reclaim our power and remember that we create our life through our thoughts and choices. When was the last time you ended your day and couldn’t remember what you did? Being aware of what you are choosing in each moment is part of reclaiming your power.

What lens do you use when you make your choices? Do you give the choice much thought or is it done on auto pilot? If you use auto pilot let me propose a different lens to use. I have used the lens of LOVE, GRATITUDE and SERVICE for a few years now and once I began this consciously my life began to shift. I consciously chose to pursue my spiritual path rediscovering who I am and why I am here. What a beautiful journey it has been for me as I chose to reclaim my power with the help of God/Creator/Spirit/ Source, whatever name you use for the ONE.

I am reading Soul Communication Opening Your Spiritual Channels for Success and Fulfillment by Dr. Zhi Gang Sha right now and was delighted to see the lens that he uses is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, FORGIVENESS and SERVICE. He also uses GRATITUDE consciously to thank Creator for the many blessings in his life each moment. I have also come to know that unless one forgives oneself and others growth in consciousness, feelings of joy, peace, harmony, abundance, prosperity and health can often be blocked. So I have now consciously added FORGIVENESS as part of the lens I use to make my choices. How hard is it to shift and create a new lens for decision making? It is simple yet our humanness can make it complicated. I choose simplicity now. How about you?

Victoria Barna
Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author
Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
www.EvolvingJourneys.com
©Copyright 2009