Written by author and channel, Jodie Helm. (Ignore the “by Pete” line above. All I do is post Jodie’s articles to save her the trouble. – Pete)
I’ve got an easy weekend, because I made myself the priority. I needed to, so I could maintain my peace of mind. It was a stressful week, and I needed some time to recuperate, so I took it. It’s part of the self-care the Archangels are always talking to us about, and it’s easier to recuperate from the week for a day or two of the weekend, than it is to wait a month to salvage what little peace of mind I have left and build it up again.
I’m not doing anything grand, but I am allowing myself to take some time off from everything. I’m not cleaning house, I’m not doing laundry, I’m not helping anyone today, and I’m doing whatever I want to do, which so far means playing games on my iPad, maybe streaming a movie later on, and only writing and channeling if I feel like it. I wasn’t sure I’d write at all today, but as I began to relax and refused to feel bad about it, I made peace with myself and wanted to encourage others to do the same.
I asked the Angels about how to hold onto our peace of mind and resist the fear and chaos around us in these crazy times. They begin by telling us what to do to find peace of mind, and finish up by telling us how to maintain it, using a nifty little analogy. Their message follows.
Question: Can you please offer some guidance about finding and maintaining peace within ourselves and with the world around us?
The weight most of you carry is not only crushingly heavy at times, but it is unnecessary. To be at peace with yourself requires a declaration of intent and consistency in reminding yourself that you refuse to carry unwanted and unneeded burdens around.
For example, guilt and shame weigh a person down to the point they can barely lift their head, and they serve no purpose except as reminders of past trauma and mistakes. It is part of the human experience to make mistakes, and they all serve as learning opportunities. Process and learn from your mistakes and move forward, knowing you are wiser and have grown from them. Do not hold onto regrets, as they will take up space that could be used to store joy and love. Leave regrets in the past, where they belong. Make peace with them.
Trauma is always a heavy burden that must eventually be unpacked and set aside. No one likes to dwell on past trauma. When you revisit hurtful memories, it can be brutal. We have said many times that the most important thing, the very first priority, should be the victim’s health and wellbeing. Some people bury their trauma so deep, they have convinced themselves they have put it behind them and moved on. Then, something triggers those memories, and it is as if you have returned to that terrible time and place.
When you are a victim of any kind of abuse, sometimes it is not safe to process it at the time it occurs. Sometimes, it is all a person can do to simply endure until they are no longer in danger, holding on until they are free. However, if you do not process it at some point when you are safe, it will not let you go, and you cannot put it behind you. You must allow yourself to revisit those harsh times, feel the emotions connected to them, do whatever you have to do to heal, and then you can release it and make peace with the past, and it will lose its hold on you.
It is important to know that forgiveness during this lifetime is not mandatory in regard to those who have hurt you. If you cannot find it in your heart to forgive, it is alright. The most important thing is to heal and bring joy back into your life.
The exception to foregoing forgiveness is forgiving yourself. Forgive yourself for everything you wish you had not done or had done differently. Everyone does the best they can in any given situation. You may look back and wish you had done something differently, but again, that is a lesson learned. Try to learn from your mistakes and move on. Make peace with yourself and love yourself as we do, and that is unconditionally.
Make peace with the wonderful person you are. If there is something about you that you do not like, change it. You are the only one who can fix yourself and your life. Acknowledge your failures, but focus on your successes. Do not berate yourself for things you see yourself as lacking. Instead, see all that you have and are capable of doing. See your gifts and be grateful. Add to them if you wish, but do not dismiss them as unimportant. Everything that makes you who you are is valid and important.
So many of you are afraid of the future, and that is an exercise in futility. Most of what you fear will never happen, so stop letting it guide your entire life. Human beings are resilient and adaptable. You will survive hardships, as you always have. You will adapt to whatever you face, one way or another. The world will survive, and so will you. Believe in yourself, your power, and your strength.
Death frightens so many of you. Make peace with death. So many of you fear death, and there is no need. Death is as easy as opening a door and entering the next room. You may not remember this, but your soul does and will lead you where you need to go. You are not leaving everything you know, you are returning home. Earth is your temporary home, a hotel, if you will. When human death occurs, you will return to your place of origin, where life is joyful, lighter, loving, and so much easier.
You do not have to worry about what happens next. Your soul already knows there is no judgment or punishment awaiting you or anyone else. You cross back over, your universal knowledge is restored, and there is a homecoming celebration. There is no reason to be afraid. Make peace with leaving the physical body behind, so you can soar as souls do.
Lastly, make peace with the people and the world around you, flaws and all. You are in transition into a higher dimension and higher consciousness. The transition is always the hardest part, just like moving into a new, nicer home.
Packing everything for the move, labeling, organizing, getting rid of things you no longer need, loading everything up, then unloading it in a new space is chaotic. Once you arrive at the new destination, the hardest part is over. All that is left is finding a place to put everything and making your new home comfortable and welcoming. Once you leave your old place behind, you need never return.
Apply this to your current transition into the fifth dimension. You are sorting through what you wish to keep moving forward and what you need to get rid of such as trauma, shame, and guilt, . You do not need to keep old emotions and negative energy and memories that are no longer serving you well. Leave those things behind. Get rid of the fear, anger, isolation, and survival mentality of the third dimension, as it no longer fits comfortably into your new life.
All of the sorting, packing and unpacking is tedious and not fun at all, but it is necessary in order to get to a newer and better place. This is what your world and its people are doing right now. You are transitioning to a new, better home, but it will be chaotic until you resettle.
People are seeing what they still need and getting rid of or upgrading what is currently in place. It is rough, exhausting, and sometimes frightening, but that part is necessary and temporary. Once you redesign your new place, once the improvements are in place, your new home will be beautiful and comfortable again.
If you take time to prepare and organize everything, the resettling is the easy part. In the case of this transition, you prepare by healing and leaving the past behind you. You make peace with yourself, and you move forward. It is essential to your move that you stay calm and take care of yourself. Find your peace, and hold onto it tightly. If you feel yourself slipping into despair, stop and refortify yourself. Know that you will get through these difficult times and move into a nicer home.
Fight fear and anxiety with hope and joy. Do whatever you must do to maintain your peace of mind and do not surrender or relinquish it, no matter what is going on in the world around you. Create your own world where you feel safe and protected.
We send you all Love and Light.
I like the house analogy, don’t you? Although in the case of the world, I sometimes think it’s more like demolishing the old home and building a new one from the ground up. There are so many things wrong in the world, it’s easy to get pulled down into the mire surrounding us on all sides. It’s like quicksand, just waiting for you to fall in and drag you down. We have to take care of ourselves and our peace of mind, so we can resist the fear and uncertainty everywhere. Maybe that’s not watching the news all the time or spending time doing things that bring us more joy, or simply holding onto the idea that this is necessary and temporary.
Let’s remember that we are all in this together. We are all adjusting to the new dimension and figuring out what works here and what doesn’t. We’re used to fear, but we need to let it go and leave it behind, because it doesn’t help us at this point. In fact, if you turn toward it, it will overwhelm you in very little time.
That’s why it’s so important to keep track of yourself and your feelings. Don’t wait until you sink all the way down and can’t breathe anymore. As soon as you feel yourself getting scared or anxious, stop it before it overwhelms you. Remind yourself you are leaving that behind, because there is no place for it in your new home.
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