SPIRITUAL LIVING TWIN CITIES
will not be meeting
regularly during this summer.
Watch for information about informal gatherings during
this time --
and the return of weekly Gatherings in
Also, we have some exciting
prospects for CSL coming upówatch for announcements!
What to do when all hell
My friend, Brendalyn Batchelor (the
Unity minister in Santa Fe), and I were shocked when we
heard that all hell had been breaking loose in the world
while we were lightheartedly enjoying a summer vacation
What to do about this accelerated conflict in our world?
Itís scary. Itís threatening. Itís real. Denying it
wonít get us anywhere--our brains wonít buy into the
denial anyway--nor will ignoring the situation help
bring about any change. What can we do?
What are you doing about it? Thereís an old saying
thatís true: If you want to know how someone will handle
the big, important things, look at how they handle small
things; itíll be the same. Whether weíre dealing with
world conflict or a situation at home or at our
workplace with one person or event, knowing how to
effectively handle conflict is a valuable skill. Our
teaching gives the same advice for all conflict, major
or minor, personal or world-wide:
First, move into peace yourself. Center yourself in
prayer or your mindfulness technique to embody the peace
you desire to manifest. Doing this removes any unhelpful
energy you might be contributing to the situation (fear,
anger, judgment) and prepares you to be a conduit for
the energy of resolution.
Next, be grateful for this conflict-free peace you have
right now. Know that this peace is available also to
everyone and everything involved in the situation that
you have concern about. Peace in the situation might not
exist at present, but it is available to it, and Spirit
can resolve the conflict without stripping anyone or
anything of their appropriate power.
Now, claim and accept peace for the situation. Know that
in your oneness with all life, you have the ability to
accept peace for any other part of life. Let yourself be
a conduit for peaceful resolution of the situation,
releasing all judgment and concern. This doesnít mean
you are to muster up peace to send to others; you simply
accept for them, letting peace flow through you without
Once you have done this, remain mindfully peaceful.
(Probably the hardest part!) If there is any other
action that is yours to take regarding the situation,
you are in a receptive state to receive guidance. If you
donít receive a divine nudge to do something in
particular, know that your Being an Instrument of Peace
is powerful beyond our knowledge, and perfect for you.
If everyone were doing this simple thing, think what a
wonderful world we would have!
Be peaceful and be blessed,
Pick up the phone and call me
this summeróor drop me an email.
Iíd love to hear your thoughts!
(612) 388-8223 RevNancy@CSLTwinCities.com
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