What does peace mean to us? How do we make peace a priority?
World events have made all of us aware how fragile things can be.
We need one another.
Where do the divides happen? Patty shares how she saw this with a change in mask requirements at her kid’s school. It’s not always easy to control our thoughts, but we do have the option to examine them.
We are meant to live in community in support of one another. When we are fighting peace, we are growing seeds of war and violence.
How can we help?
Patty shares that peace starts by allowing yourself to be who you are. Honor your truth. Bring balance to that space first and work from there.
When we dip into the well of our soul’s energy without filling it back up, we aren’t able to help others. Patty shares how this lesson has come back this week as she honors the memory of her family members.
Anchor the light within yourself. Come home to yourself so you can find the answers within.
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0:00:04.3 S1: Welcome to the space for magic podcast, where people who are led by their hearts come to learn the secrets to receiving all the gifts the Universe has for us. I’m your host, Patty Lennon. I’m an ex-type a corporate banker turned intuitive coach using a blend of common sense, brain science and just a dash of magic, I’m here to help you create abundance in every area of your life and business. Welcome.
0:00:36.6 S2: Hey there, welcome to this episode of the space for magic podcast. I’m your host, Patty Lennon, and today I wanted to talk about peace, what it means in the world, what it means to us, and how to make it a priority. I’m certainly not preaching this from the mountain tops, it’s what’s on my mind and heart right now and has been, since the events in the world in the Ukraine have really elevated the awareness of war into our psyches. The reality is that this type of engagement between humans is going on in many places in the world at any given point in time, but when it happens on such a massive level… It focuses our attention. Last week we did. Well, at the point that I’m recording this, by the time you’re listening to it, it’ll be two weeks ago, I had received a message from my own spirit guides from my own angels to offer a community prayer for peace until we came together, and I really led the prayer, based on guidance. So I didn’t go in with an agenda, I just opened my heart. Whatever my team, my spirit team lead my heart to say and offer, and we got a lot of feedback that it was incredibly healing and helpful for many people, and I’m happy about that.
0:02:14.3 S2: I think it’s important for us to be joining our intentions and our efforts right now, I grew up in the Catholic church, and I don’t know if this is a Catholic thing or a Christian thing or just a human thing, but we’re always taught in Where two or more gather in my name. There am I there is the divine and just one person plus one more makes a church when the intention is of a holy nature, when the intention is of a desire to bring the divine love of source into the world to make spirit present on the Earth. And I think that was what created the peace and healing, certainly the words came from across the veil, I think, and right now, we need each other, we need each other to love each other and to support each other, and to resist… There’s that word I usually say, Don’t resist, but in this case, to not let the ego’s desire to polarize us have its way with us. In our school district, we just released with the school district is voted to have the kids no longer wear masks as a requirement to school in the state that I’m in, just release the mask mandate so that…
0:03:51.8 S2: This was the first week, the week that I’m recording, this is the first week the kids could go in without masks, and I think at the end of the week, it’s probably going to shake out that everyone found their equilibrium in this, but as we went into the week, there was a lot of really divisive conversations happening at my kids school, they’re in high school, and I can honestly say I didn’t come at it with a lot of peace in my heart, came at it with a lot of anger for us as a family, we don’t have people that are compromised, that are particularly compromised right now, and so our personal concerns are not part of the equation that brought my anger, but students were saying things, saying out loud things like, You know if someone… If someone wears a mask, a mask on Monday, I’m just gonna rip it off their face, and I thought, Where is this coming from? Where is this anger coming from, you know, it’s one thing to be relieved that you personally don’t have to wear a mask anymore, especially if you don’t believe that you need one and you feel almost shackled by it, and especially for the younger kids who you know so much of their communication is necessary through understanding social cues, I understand that, but the high schoolers, they are at a different stage, and what difference would it make? What someone else is doing it.
0:05:33.6 S2: Where is all of this conversation coming from, and it’s not just at the high school level, it’s not just about masks, there are so many things that are driving people to have these strong and often violent by violent, I just mean aggressive opinions about someone else about what they think and what they believe. And as we look across, for me in the United States, or for us in the United States, but you could be anywhere as you look across an ocean or a borderline, or wherever you are in the world, to the Ukraine, to where Russia is invading Ukraine, and we are feeling the violation of that, or at least I believe most of us are feeling the violation of this and wanting the Ukrainians to experience the sovereignty, they deserve. The reality is that there’s lots of places where… And I’m just gonna say myself, where I don’t necessarily respect the sovereignty of another person with maybe my thoughts, I really try and best not let my words or my actions certainly dictate that, but thoughts I have less… It’s not as easy to control our thoughts because oftentimes, they’re produced before we get a chance to see them, but we have the option to examine them, right.
0:07:02.0 S2: And that’s what I’m talking about, and that’s what I’m doing right now, is really examining the thoughts that I have that are critical of others, that are judgmental of others, because that is the seed of unrest, that is the very place where we first control the peace, we experience in the world and where we often are contributing to the opposite of peace in the world. And so as I was offering that prayer for peace last week, one of the things I asked for is, please, please, please remove anything in our hearts that birth anything but peace in the world to help us. And again, I don’t offer this, and if you’re in the same place I am, where you start to look at your thoughts and you see you can be judgmental, that you are questioning what someone else is choosing to do for themselves and know I’m assuming… Not assuming, I’m suggesting that we have no opinion of what other people do it, what someone else is doing is violating the freedom of another person, the sovereignty of another person. Do you know that needs to be looked at? Right, it’s not necessarily a free for all were men to live in community, we are meant to live in support of each other, so it’s not that everything every person decides to do is okay, and that there shouldn’t be any controls in place to keep us all safe and healthy, but there’s lots of stuff we judge that really when we look at it, are we meant to judge it and can we meet it with something different, can we meet it with compassion, if someone breaks a law, let’s say it doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a repercussion, but can we meet that, can we experience that in another person from a space of compassion, which breeds peace as opposed to criticism and judgment.
0:09:10.6 S2: And how do we do that? Right. And honestly, the only way I found to on the how is to ask for help is to pray for help… Pray for help from our angels, from our spirit guides, from our loved ones that have crossed over that are in a full expression of love, from source, from the archangels, whoever you go to, is to ask for help ask for the seeds of war and violence that are inside of us, because that’s what that is. Any time We’re fighting peace. We are growing seeds of war and violence, violent words, Warring, words, warring thoughts, warring actions, right, as Russia was advancing on the Ukraine in those first couple of days, and certainly by the time there’s podcast drops, I won’t know what the state of affairs will be there, but it may be that it’s escalated, and in which case, we will feel this at an even greater level is a sense of helplessness, a desire to help and not knowing how to do that now, over the last couple of days, some ways have surfaced to get money in the hands of the people who need it. And then that’s something we can do, but giving money can often feel very passive and we wanna physically do something right to help, and the thing is, the only thing we can rely do is effect change in our own hearts, first in our cells…
0:10:43.7 S2: And this is how I was guided to offer the prayer is first within ourselves, then within for, on behalf of our children or any aging adults we care for, so we can in fact call on behalf of any human, we have the responsibility of caring for. This is not the same as the partners necessarily that we live with, so adults who have their own sovereignty, who live in the same home as us, we can’t choose on their behalf, but we can help choose on behalf of our children and aging parents. If we have full care for them, and so then we move out from there where we ask for the people who live in our homes, for them, going out from there are communities, then going out from there, our country than going out from there to the world and so really seeing it from this almost visually as a bullseye, right, where the center of the bull’s eyes are very own hearts, the center of our bodies, and then going out from there, that is where we can take action from at any given moment in time. There are things we can do to bring peace to ourselves, to bring peace to our homes, and then if we do have the reserves than to do something outside of our homes, in our communities, and all of it contributes to peace, and all of it starts inside ourselves and that’s so hard to really get it, to really understand, because the energy of the world is constantly pulling us outside of ourselves, the rules of society are asking us to be a certain way, and depending on your family of origin, depending on the community you identify with, depending on who you think you are in the world, and by that I mean who is it that you associate yourself with, then you wanna be a good version of that, right, you wanna be a good version of whatever you believe is your community.
0:12:50.8 S2: And so then oftentimes, there’s rules inside that community or rules from your family of origin, they’re asking you to be something different than you are in this moment, and I’m here to tell you that peace starts with allowing yourself to be who you are, to start from there, and then work your way out from there meaning, you first honor who you are within yourself and bring balance and equilibrium to that space, and then work from there, and sometimes that’s as far as you can go. By the time that this podcast drops, I will be in just on the other side of what I’ve lovingly come to label my grief vortex, so March, 6th, 7th and 8th is the mark of some losses in my life, and as it turns out, I’m recording this podcast late and my podcast team has been lovely enough to accommodate that delay because I was in the process of grieving my aunt, and so March 6, 7 and 8th marks the anniversary of my father, my mother’s birthday and the loss of my father-in-law, and it’s been hard this year, harder than I think it’s been in any other year, then the immediate period following my mother’s death and my father’s death, and my father-in-law is crossing, those first weeks were pretty tough, pretty rough, I mean, lots of the time, lots of the weeks after their deaths were rough, but this particular week has been intense in a way that I haven’t experienced in quite some time, and knowing how much need was out there, both in my community and then in my business community or the community, I run through my business, but then also in my family, my extended family, the school, there were different organizations asking for my help recently for different things, and knowing where I could and could not give that out, and really trusting that if I’m not available, that spirit is going to send a different person in my wake or in my place.
0:15:21.0 S2: And I offer that to you as well, because the thing is, when we keep dipping into our reserves, when we keep dipping into that well of our soul’s energy, when we’re meant to be filling that Well back up, it does no one good in the long run, it really doesn’t… Peace within ourselves is necessary to create peace anywhere outside of ourselves, and that is such a challenging lesson, and it’s a lesson I have been fighting even through all of this, just this morning as I was writing to my spirit team and having my conversation in my journal I’m like, is the struggle I’m feeling real? Or is this me just being lazy… And I wrote those words. Even now, knowing what I know, writing a book on the topic of making space for Magic, I still find myself questioning, Am I enough? Am I doing enough? From time to time. And I can tell you that if you’re in that space, the answers are all within you, and that is where you are meant to assert your will, that is where you’re a meant to put your focus and your energy is to pull that force…
0:16:43.0 S2: You feel of your attention being pulled outside yourself, pull it back into your heart center, and the more you feel stretched, the more effort you need to put into pulling that back in, pulling your attention back into your heart center because that is where the seed of your wisdom is, that is where your connection to source is, that is where your connection to your spirit team is, that is the place where you can get the communication and the guidance that you’re so craving right now that you’re looking for… That is where you can find the answers to, how do I find peace in myself, and what am I meant to be doing to create peace in the world? Now, I will also mention, I meant to say this earlier, if you do want to participate in that prayer for peace, prayer is not bound by time and space. And just because you may not have been with us live, you can still participate, I’m gonna have our team put a link to that recording and you can watch it on replay and be a part of that. I do feel like if you are looking for some peace and also looking for a way to offer prayer within a community, being a part of this, even on replay is helpful, and certainly if you…
0:18:04.8 S2: At the time that we schedule another prayer for peace, we will have that in that link as well, so in the show notes, you’ll get a link to the blog post where that is posted, where that replays post it, and as soon as we schedule another prayer for peace, that those details will be in that post as well, but you don’t need to do it with us, right? You can bring another person, just one more person, that force of two souls coming together creates a tremendous force of light in the world, and that is really what we’re being called to do, is to anchor the light of source. Anchor the light of the Divine on the planet at this time, right now. And you cannot do it unless that light is anchored within yourself, and so if you are depleted, if you are exhausted, if you are feeling grief, if you are lost, the place to start is to come home to yourself, come home within yourself. And from that space, you will be able to find your answers. Now, after I had written in my journal, you know, Am I just being lazy? At first the answer came like, Well, what do you think…
0:19:23.4 S2: Right. But I pushed because I was feeling very conflicted, and the answer I got, and I offer this to you now as well, is how do you need to let go? You need to let go. And letting go is scary, it… Letting go is scary. Because it means letting go of control. The thing is, the minute you let go of control, that is one source can use you… It is from that place of non-attachment that we can become the strongest conduits of light, because now it’s no longer our mind trying to direct the traffic of our thoughts and our hearts and our actions, but that’s when sources really working through us. And I truly believe that that is the way that we walk our highest path on this planet, is to be led with… By the divine within us. So if you have been wondering, you know where is peace, how do you create peace, whether it’s inside yourself or in the world, I hope that this has given you some guidance and certainly… If you have questions for me, please feel free to email me Patty, a patty Lennon dot com. I’m happy to receive those questions and then answer them on future episodes, and if there’s anything you’d like to hear me talk about here, please send that to me as well.
0:20:49.2 S1: I always love hearing from you, and I wish you peace in your heart as we come together in which… Peace in the world. Much love. Hey, thanks for listening. If you know someone who needs to hear this message, please share this episode with them, and if you’re feeling really generous, I’d love for you to leave us a review at your favorite podcast app, it helps us reach many more people and it fills my heart with so much joy when I hear what you have to say about what I’ve shared. I’m cheering for your success, have an amazing day, and don’t forget. Always create space for Magic.
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