We receive a hint of the evening’s energy in this sentence from the morning’s Angel of Joy:
“…For you shall go out with joy,
And be led forth with peace….”
It seems that Joy and Peace are connected in these scriptures. So in the evening of Day Six, we absorb the energies of Peace.
“…. I will invoke Peace,
Whose breath is friendly,
Whose hand smooths the troubled brow….
…. to him who hath not peace in his soul,
There is no place to build within
The Holy Temple;
For how can the carpenter build
In the midst of a whirlwind?
The seed of violence can reap
Only a harvest of desolation,
And from the parched clay
Can grow no living thing.
Seek ye then the Angel of Peace…
…Peace dwells in the heart of silence:
Be still, and know that I am God.”
Personally I love the line, “For how can the carpenter build in the midst of a whirlwind?” Getting a visual image helps concretize the concept in my mind.
And how often are we REALLY aware of, “The seed of violence can reap only a harvest of desolation?” War after war after war we see the ruins of the lands bombed and strafed with chemicals, or left full of mines. We see the empty eyes of orphaned and starving children. We see our veterans return home with emotional and physical wounds that affect not only them, but their families.
Yet we toss all that aside the next time our national pride gets hurt or some other country behaves in a way that is against our values. (Not to mention that often WE don’t even live up to those values!)
In these Gospels, it is said Jesus always greeted those he was teaching or meeting with using the phrase, “Peace be with you.” A calming and compassionate start to whatever message was to be delivered that day. Let go of thoughts and cares of the outer world; come to a place where your mind is free from worry and open to My message.
But what I like even more is one you may recognize from the Bible (John 14:27): “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.” Let go of the ways of the world for a while. Cultivate peace within.
Thank you for doing your part. May peace be with you.
Susan C. Moyer, MSW
Is a sound healer and transformational coach. She has 25+ years experience in using alternate states of consciousness to access deeper healing on all levels: physical, psychological, mental and spiritual.