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Called to Be

Many people go through life searching for their calling.  We might see this as our perfect job or career.  We might see it as a cause or whatever makes us feel alive.  Some think of this is religious terms, as in being called to “the ministry.”  Some people seem to find their calling in this life, while others continue to search.

Let’s look at the idea of being called from a different perspective.  We are all called.  Called to what?  Called to be.  Called to be what?  Light, love, peace, goodness, grace, joy, forgiveness, wisdom, beauty and other attributes of God in whose image and likeness we are created.

We come into this world knowing this but as time goes by we begin to forget and eventually our true nature goes to sleep.  But there is good news.  We can wake up.  When we awaken to our true nature and our call to express it in this world our lives begin to fall into place as we begin to live our true purpose.

It is not always easy to live as awakening beings in a world where there is much darkness and many are sleepwalking through life.  We may be ridiculed, harassed, even verbally or physically attacked.  We may not even be able to see that we have made a difference.  But we may catch occasional glimpses of change that will encourage us to continue on our journey.  We may trip and fall and find ourselves not being true to our calling but once we know our calling to be the presence of God in the world, there is no turning back.

We no longer want to be a part of the darkness.  We can do nothing but continue to shine our light, as tiny as that light might seem at times.  We walk through life shining our light and living in the warmth of the light of God.

The First Peace

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“The first peace, which is the most important, 
is that which comes within the souls of people 
when they realize their relationship, their oneness,
with the universe and all its powers, 
and when they realize that at the center of the universe 
dwells the Great Spirit, 
and that this center is really everywhere, 
it is within each of us.”
~ Black Elk – Oglala Sioux ~

For more information on Black Elk see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Elk

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Elk-Speaks-Oglala-Premier/dp/1438425406

We Pray for Peace

Every year on New Year’s Eve I ask you to join Bob and I as we pray for peace.  If you have a chance to go to a group peace prayer or meditation gathering today, by all means do.  There is power in individual prayer and mediation but when we gather together with shared intention it is multiplied.

So today we pray for peace…

Peace in our hearts,

Peace in our hands,

Peace in our lives,

Peace in our lands…

Sing it children! 

Did I Offer Peace Today?

Copyright 2014 by R..A.Robbins

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” — Henri Nouwen
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/sow

On Sowing and Reaping

We have all heard, “you reap what you sow.”  But what does it mean, really?
 
You may have heard of the “Law of Attraction.”  These teachings are correct in that what you put out into the universe is what comes back to you.  It is Universal Law.    It works for everyone and does not depend on the intent of the user.  It works for those with altruistic motivations who only care about helping others and it also works for those with more self serving motives of accumulating power and monetary wealth.
 
Many times the Law of Attraction is associated with money.  And who wouldn’t like to attract more money to themselves?
 
But we are missing the point if we limit this Universal Law to just one aspect of life.  It can all be summed up in these simple words.  “You reap what you sow.”  Or “what you put out into the world comes back to you.”
 
We create our own reality using our thoughts, words and actions.  If we sow love with loving thoughts, words and actions we will reap love.  If we sow fear with fearful thoughts, words and actions we will reap fear.  If we sow lack with thoughts, words and actions of not having enough we will reap lack.  If we sow joy with joyful thoughts, words and actions we will reap joy.  If we sow sorrow with sorrowful thoughts, words and actions we will reap sorrow.  If we sow peace with peaceful thoughts words and actions we will reap peace.
 
Now our outward circumstances may not change, but when we change the way we look at them we change.  This is how we create our own reality.
 
Don’t over complicate this.  It really is that simple.  Now living it? That’s the hard part.  Emoji  It takes time, patience and practice.  But as you begin to see how you are attracting things you want as well as things you don’t want into your life you will want to keep trying to learn this skill.
 

 

 

On This New Years Eve we Pray for Peace

The last day of the year as we prepare to welcome in a brand new year full of possibilities always seems like the perfect time to pray for peace.

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

On this New Year’s Eve we pray for peace.

First we pray for peace in our own hearts where true peace in the world begins.

We pray for peace in our homes that our children may learn and live peace.

We pray for peace in our neighborhoods and communities that we may dwell together in harmony.

We pray for peace in our nation that we may see the divine nature in and celebrate the worth and value of each member of our society.

We pray for peace in the world that we may work together to create a world that works for all.

Hear our prayer Oh Lord, and grant us thy peace — And so it is, Amen.