The Hand of God

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

Last week Bob and I were sitting on a bench by the lake at sunset as we often do.  That night the sunset was complex, changing and very interesting as Mother Earth went through various forms, shapes, colors and cloud formations.  I took several versions of the photo above focusing on a gold outline within on of the clouds.  Days later when I finally loaded the photos on the computer I did not see the gold sparkle, but I did see something else —  a hand reaching down out of the clouds.  On Facebook my sister-in-law called this the hand of God.

It may not be often that we see a physical representation of the hand of God in this particular way, but if we look carefully we can see the hand of God at work all around us.  The sunrise allowing us to start over each day, the sunset promising tomorrow, the kindness of strangers, a smile, babies, rainbows, people coming together in times of crisis and tragedy, moments of silent reflection, the beauty of nature — all these and more are visible signs of the work of God on this earth.

Where have you seen the hand of God lately?

 

Tools to Defeat Fear: World Peace Meditation

For as far back as I can remember I have been a get ‘er done, save the world kind of person.  Nothing frustrates me more that being told nothing can be done — unless it’s realizing that there really is nothing that can be done.

I am sure many of you share my dismay as we watch the brokenness in our world that simply seems beyond fixing.  I have been trying to figure out what I could do that would not just make things worse.  In terms of getting out there and doing something, I can’t think of anything.

But if we stop, quiet our minds and go within, there is something we can do.  Peace in the world begins with peace within me.  This is true for each of us.  We meditate on being peaceful.  Then we can visualize that peace going out to loved ones, neighbors, people we do not get along with, extending farther and farther out into the community, country and the planet.

But how does this change the craziness in the world?  It doesn’t.  At least not all at once.  It changes me.  Others see the changes in me and it changes them.  Their friends see  the changes… (get it?).  It also changes the frequency of the vibrations throughout the universe.  Our world is made up of energy.  Everything is constantly vibrating — even though it cannot be seen.  As we reach higher vibrations positive changes start happening.

So if we all meditate on inner peace, then send it out into the universe the world will change.  I believe this with all my heart.  I know it is truth.  I can hear you saying, “one person can’t make a difference.”   Yes, one person can make a difference, and then another and another and another and then we have a movement.

For more information on world peace meditation:

http://umsonline.org/Meditations/Free-World-Peace-Meditations.html

http://www.worldmeditationday.com/

Meditation and World Peace