Peace is Power….own it!

Funny, this week the word PEACE was presented and it led me to the butterfly’s and their proboscis. No longer are they chomping, instead they are sipping in the nectar of life.

© Brenda Stevens

Was thinking about my relationship with my family, friends, acquaintances and it HIT me, right between the eyes.  Rhema burst, no wonder we don’t see eye to eye and when I do indeed look within, it need not be seeking an anecdote for their approval,  acceptance…figure out how to explain my choices or meet their expectations! Why do I need to understand the lurkers, the nay sayers, the “gossip”, the complainers and their judgment, so disfigured, so why feign affection? Why do I need their friendship?!

Maybe because we are blood relation? Or engrained from my youth; “forgive” yet this time, I notice peace left and why was I reacting with tears AGAIN!  One can forgive and not become a doormat. Today, it hits me , how we may feel  ‘unsafe’, within the storms of life. Yes today was a blessing indeed. As the whirlwinds swirl, ironically they have a name Issac; comes from the word Yitzhak” which means; “He will laugh” .  It’s during this present storm I smile knowing this is what the message meant, for truly the ones full of peace DO laugh, DO enjoy life and DON’T allow their boundaries to be defiled.

Like the butterfly, they have emerged, whole, … holy. No need to control, they put no demands on others to meet their needs. They do not panic and their living is like incense. They burn with a passion and their intuition is true. They know when its time to go or if they should linger awhile. Their presence only blesses.

Never do they state a threat or two, sharing how you will never amount to anything or question why you may take a vacation or rudely say “Hello”. Never do they snap a picture to make fun of another’s weakness or invite one to converse so to be entertained.  Never do they promise your son prosperity and when he’s sick for two weeks, threaten and steal their creation as if it was their own…abandonment is not part of the resurrected soul.

One day we emerge too, and as our wings dry in the warmth of Brother Son, we distinguish the shadow and the light of peace. Sister Moon encourages us to breathe in pure thoughts and misery never touches our soul…ever again. Transformation is here and peace has been restored; growth and change does not have to be traumatic. It can occur as gently, as sweetly, and as joyfully as we choose.

All we have to ask ourselves is this one question; “to whom do we choose to serve this day?” Yup no more chomping at the bit for me; just have to be careful where I put my proboscis!

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.   Mother Teresa

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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16 Responses to Peace is Power….own it!

  1. Kathy says:

    It would be wonderful if everyone could experience such peace.


  2. Jo Heroux says:

    And THIS my loving friend is indeed peace. I’m so happy you are seeking it from the path of inner peace. No one can take that from you unless you give it to them.

    • drchoneydew says:

      sometimes you “give it” unknowingly ((hugs)) its that balance of insanity and saneness, faith and doubt.. :0) so good to fly away from waste..just need to exercise those wings ((hugs)) love you Jo

  3. Someone who is as in tune with God and nature as you are exudes peace. Your beautiful pictures always bring a sense of peace to my heart and knowing that you share them with so much love makes them almost spiritual. Thank you.

  4. Tara Adams says:

    “They do not panic and their living is like incense. They burn with a passion and their intuition is true. They know when its time to go or if they should linger awhile. Their presence only blesses.”

    So beautiful.

  5. k~ says:

    I love the little bitty peace sign on the proboscis, almost as much as I enjoyed reading what you had to say. Power is found in the spirit, transformed into word to triple their potential.

  6. tikulicious says:

    This is such a joy to read and it came at a time when I really needed it. Thank you for such beautiful thoughts and a lovely picture. We learn so much from these little beauties.

  7. pam quigley says:

    I’ve been watching the butterflies at my butterfly bush this summer and you’re right they’re no longer chomping. Your butterfly photos are so beautiful they bring a lot of peace just by existing.

  8. Brenda this is my first time here but I can see how our thoughts on peace are quite similar. I sense that you have been through a lot of pain and have worked through it to emerge like the butterfly adding colors and beauty to this world. Peace always!

  9. Very nice, Brenda. I love your analogy to butterflies. Your honesty about your humanity is appreciated. Peace, man! ✌

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