Peace I give to you

                            Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.                   I do not give to you as the world gives.          Do not let your hearts be troubled,                   and do not let them be afraid.                            —John 14.27

I give you the quiet peace of this present moment: without hurry, fear or need to be elsewhere, but right here, right now, as you are, at rest.

I give you the strong peace of yourself: the peace of forgiveness and my delight in who you are, with no need to prove yourself or do better.

I give you the vibrant peace of oneness with all living things, the peace of deep belonging, and reconciliation with all people.

I give you the life-giving peace of my own spirit, my love, trust and courage beating in your heart, my presence in your soul.

I give you the joyous peace of trust— trust in your life and its goodness, trust in the Beloved and your belovedness.

I give you the renewing peace of healing, of blessing hidden even in struggle and pain, of trust that even in suffering all shall be well.

I give not as the world gives, from the outside, but from within, by your being created, and it cannot be taken away.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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