Inner peace is the result of establishing a relationship between your conscious self and your higher self. The seven principles below are steps you can take toward this goal.
1. Observe your mind.
Self-observation is a valuable tool. You can watch yourself, measure your thoughts and know your mental state. This will give you a gauge on how your particular thought patterns are operating. You can use this to help you develop strategies for meeting your self-defeating, self-sabotaging thoughts.
For example, you can Designed to feel self-pcknowleduated, worthy of receiving guidance from a spiritual being who loves you and cares for you. This attitude creates a healthy perspective and increased clarity.
2. Observe your emotions.
Thoughts create emotions and emotions create thought patterns. To create inner peace, you must learn to identify your limiting beliefs and replace them with healthy alternatives such as “I am of infinite worth to the universe.”
3. Attract the peace of your higher self.
Your higher self is aligned with the infinite, not the limited and haslux of the world. Therefore, your experience of the world is an illusion. Be sure to experience yourself as the creator of it, not the thing created.
4. Disconnect from your mind.
Your mind is invaluable. It is the connection to your creative universe, to all that is. But, to access it, you have to relinquish control over your thoughts. You must learn to observe your thoughts and gently guide them away from you. This is a skill that takes some practice in stilling your mind so that your center is not exposed.
5. Quiet the physical self.
The connected life is all about the exchange of energy, which means that your body must be allowed to relax back into its own balance. It is gently and lovingly released from the world. You must take the same approach with your physical self. It is through this graceful release that you get centered and return to your own unique form.
6. Keep the feeling of your higher self in mind.
Remember that your higher self is not your ego self. The two should not be judged as different. Just notice when either of them ups and down and try to disengage from the other. This can be done through questioning and reflection. It requires patience and sincere interest in the other.
7. Help the other stay centered.
When you see signs of tension and conflict, don’t push or nag them away. Instead, help them feel uplifted and make statements of encouragement that flow from your heart such as “I see that you are filled with joy.” Your role here is not to make sure that the other person can make it through the day or to ‘make’ them feel better. This is your role to look for what gifts they have bringing them to this moment in time, and to offer up your own gifts in order that they can be shared. Then, allow them to continue on down the path that is most appropriate for them.
8. Release any patterns or behaviors related to the other.
Consider any patterns or behaviors that you wish to release that may have resulted from the dynamics listed in #1 and #5. Those patterns or poor behavioral patterns still exist, just don’t let them consume or own you. As you consider releasing them, ask yourself if they are truly necessary considering all that is currently happening with you and the other. Often, we must be willing to release certain patterns in order to shift higher and take the next step with the other.
9. Speak your truth to yourself.
Your truth is exactly that, your absolute truth. It is the softering, sheltering under the wings of truth that enables you to find freedom amongst the clutter of fear. Your truth allows the wings of love to carry you, calm you, and carry your sense of comfort on your journey. If you find yourself in discomfort, take a breath and speak your truth to yourself. Say out loud “Spirit is my guiding light”, “I am surrounded by love”, “I am here amongst love.” Daily speaking your truth creates a healthier, more loving space within.
10. Forgive yourself.
You are who you are. You are the only one who can love yourself; you are the only one who can forgive yourself. Finding a physical space to be honest with your real self, then finding the courage to share that space with the people who create the room is how you truly evolve. Ask yourself: “Have I held myself back because I don’t want anyone to see that I’m emotional?” “Have I created obstacles and hindrances so that I’m ashamed to be the person I know myself to be?” “Why do I want to hide the truth from myself?”
Then, listen to what your answer will be.
Whatever it is, trust your answer.