Yesterday at my Yoga class we did a meditation on Awakening the Inner Child. (For more info on Awakening your Inner Child, see my previous blog post) After our meditation I did a reading for the group with the Healing With The Fairies Oracle cards by Doreen Virtue. After a short meditation to contact the fairies, I asked them what advice they had for us and our Inner Children, and this is the card we received...
Peace of Mind
"Make peacefulness your highest priority. Commit to taking steps to ensure peace of mind, and take those steps without delay.
Peace of mind isn't something you have to earn or acquire, since your true self is already peaceful. Instead, it requires being like a sculptor with a block of marble, who works with this material until the masterpiece is revealed. If you'll make peace of mind your main focus, you'll inevitably feel a great sense of relief.
Steps that create peace of mind include being honest with yourself, living according to your inner guidance, being helpful and kind to others, practicing meditation and yoga, eating only healthful foods, avoiding toxins, maintaining healthy sleep habits, avoiding negative people and media, surrendering your problems to God, communing with nature, simplifying your life, and saying no when you need to.
Affirmation: My mind is now peaceful, and I know that all my needs are automatically taken care of. I can rest easily, assured that all is well."
We talked about how this lesson might apply to the Awakening of our Inner Child. A child who is nurtured and loved naturally has Peace of Mind. When they are raised in a nurturing and happy environment, they are not stressed and naturally will connect with The Divine and see the beauty in everything around them. If we apply this same concept to our Inner Child... and take the time to praise, nurture, love, and uplift our own pure inner spirit, this Peace of Mind will come to us naturally. When we treat ourselves with the love that we would treat a child, our spirit becomes open to the wonders of the universe and we truly can have the Peace of Mind that a child has. Try to see the world through the eyes of a child, and then treat yourself the way a child deserves to be treated; eat healthy foods, get plenty of sleep, spend time in nature, and treat others with kindness and compassion... make peacefulness your priority and watch as peace makes it's way into your heart and mind!