Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Make me a channel of your peace, the greatest ask in service to love. As I looked for role models to emulate during these challenging times, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4, 2020 caught my attention. St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and environment, expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of creation. Coupled with the famous Prayer of St. Francis calling for us to be channels of peace, in service to our highest good it is time for our thoughts to match uplifting action.
Act As If
With service to peace at the forefront, it is proven that there is an interdependent connection between the body and the mind. When we actively engage a positive mindset to act as if what we wish for is already our reality, then the results can be readily seen as a healthy physical expression. And, when we experience a sound mind, our bodies are even healthier so we are able to serve ourselves and others better.
7 Rules of Life
Dr. Michelle Robin in The Simple Thing Called Life wrote seven cardinal rules of life that can offer guidance to foster uplifting sentiments to live a more peaceful life in service to the common good. They are as follows:
Make peace with your past so it won’t disturb your future.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
The only person in charge of your happiness is you.
Don’t compare your life to others comparison is the thief of joy.
Time heals almost everything give it time.
Stop thinking so much its alright not to know the answers.
Smile you don’t own all the problems in the world.
Adopt all or one of these today and see how you can shift your mindset.
Service as the Ultimate Gift
And, to make me a channel of your peace, let karma, the force generated by a person’s actions, be a guiding principle as we navigate these challenging times. We reap what we sow, to be in service from a place of loving one another, peace can only grow. To serve those highest vibrations of pardon, faith, hope, joy, consolation to name a few, the conversation becomes one of bringing light so that we can all start to heal at the broken places through love.