How Do I Sit In Chaos and Experience Peace?
Question for Ask Aumara
Question: I would value your thoughts. My job is fulfilling and I would love to do this the rest of my working career…however, it is a very dysfunctional environment. I have put a wall up and have isolated myself…how does one sit in chaos and have peace? How do I see the poor behavior and still smile? How do I take down my wall and still be protected? How do I accept others that I do not have respect for? I yearn for peace in my head…and in my heart…Thank you for this service…You are an angel…
Dear Loving Soul,
We call out to thee–the way to peace is within your Heart! It is your thoughts within your mind that we wish to address. Now you’ve asked a series of very good questions. Each of which we shall speak to with Love.
In response to your questioning, we have many questions for you. Know that we ask you these questions to further your understanding of yourself and the world of which you live.
Here within this space, we have a limited amount of information to share as we ever so gently place this information within your consciousness to continue to serve to illuminate your thoughts, bringing about a state of mindfulness of your thoughts words and deeds.
Thus, resulting in the further opening of your heart’s space and expansion of your conscious awareness ultimately leading to the experiences you truly desire and deserve.
Let us begin first with the question, “How does one sit in chaos and still have peace?” You wish to experience peace and we want you to know that it is your birthright (as a divine being) to do so. You see dear One, Peace is your natural state of being.
The peace of which we speak is already yours. It is resting comfortably within your heart space. It is the truth of your being. However, you say it is not currently what you are experiencing as you are in your work environment.
Is your lack of peace due to the behaviors of others?
You suggest that your lack of peace is the result of dysfunctional others in this environment. This is your belief! The very thought that peace exists outside of you is the cause of your troubles: The belief that anyone or anyplace could rob you of your peace, would mean that you do not hold the power to experience peace from within.
This way of thinking is in direct conflict with the absolute truth of your being. Thus, you are experiencing a state of confusion with a lack of understanding of how to bring peace into your experience.
Such beliefs are quite common. One might say, “I can’t relax because of all the negativity that surrounds me. If only positive, like-minded souls surrounded me, then I would be able to experience peace and joy. This dear One is an error in thinking and the cause of much suffering.
Important Questions to Ask Yourself.
We ask you now:
How do you feel about you?
Are you comfortable with whom you believe yourself to be?
Are you content with your roles in life?
Do you see yourself as a creator or a victim?
Are you aware of your personal power to create?
Do you enjoy your own company?
What is the message being presented to you by your soul?
Are you patient with yourself and others?
Do you feel worthy enough to be deserving of a peaceful experience?
Can you speak your truth to yourself and others?
These are important questions to ask yourself.
You see each of your co-workers holds a mirror for you to witness your reflection. This is true for all the surrounds you. Begin to examine what you see in these mirrors closely. These are reflections of parts of yourself that you have yet to embrace. Instead, you chose to construct a wall to barricade yourself away from aspects of you that you are not willing to deal with. So, your mind tells you it is for your protection.
We ask you, from what are you needing protection? Do you hold a belief that others have power over you? You see dear One, you are holding yourself away from experiencing the peace and joy in your life. This is due to your beliefs about you. As we examine some of your beliefs it will become clearer to you.
Your feelings of inadequacy in relation to yourself and holding parts of yourself away from your loving embrace have resulted in your experiences being played out in your work environment. Thus, it serves you by creating the necessary opportunities for your soul growth. In life, what may appear as obstacles or struggles is always a blessing in disguise. Such blessings assist one in overcoming the weight of carrying false beliefs.
Turn the focus from the others to you.
Now, our suggestion to you is to turn your attention away from the others in the environment and place it wholly on yourself. You may begin by asking, what am I holding in my consciousness that is resulting in my experience of chaos and discontent in my work environment?
Your response may be that it is the result of tension between workers, back-biting behavior and lack of concern for the feelings of others that make it a harsh environment and a place in which is uncomfortable to be within.
How are you treating yourself?
Okay, given the assessments examine how you treat yourself with your self-talk and judgments. Are critical of self or are you loving and supportive of you being. Do you affirm your Divinity and beauty in all ways? Do you uplift your spirit and respect yourself in your abilities to love and accept love, freely and openly without expectations of perfect actions?
Let’s work on the treatment of self here. As you treat yourself that is the way others will treat you. If you believe in you, those around you will mirror that belief. So too, if you distrust yourself, others around you will mirror that distrust. If you do not respect yourself, others will not respect you. Here we have you reflect on your behaviors so that you become aware of the opportunity to choose differently and adjust your behaviors to express the love of self.
Often, one is truly unaware of one’s thoughts and beliefs that they are holding about themselves. It takes the process of self-reflection and personal accountability for one’s thoughts, words and deeds to lead to the awareness of behaviors and the opportunity to bring forth new thoughts that empower and create shifts in energy and experiences. See, this is soul growth from self-loathing to self-love. Your current work experience affords you the setting to produce such opportunities.
Opportunities to experience with love.
All of your experiences in your life may be viewed as a series of opportunities to experience yourself as Love. Each event offers the means to grow more fully in love of self as Divine. Realize when you are not in the state of Love, you are in the state of fear. Thus, you create all of your experiences to move from fear to Love.