Finding Peace in Troubling Times

I guess it would be easier for me to talk about light and fluffy stuff right now. To steer clear of the growing pains our planet is in at the moment.

I guess it would be easier for me to talk about light and fluffy stuff right now. To steer clear of the growing pains our planet is in at the moment. To put a smiley face on and pretend that what is happening is not effecting everyone.

If I did that, then what is the purpose of my weekly Insights and Illuminations newsletters, classes, videos and programs I create about spirituality and the importance of having a personal practice.

A personal practice is not only for sunny happy days but for finding Inner strength when life is not making any sense. In those moments, we double down on our practice and hold ourselves strong in Spirit.

This past week has been anything but peaceful. How do we navigate a landscape that is unsettling? Even in horrific moments such as these, we need to go back to the basics of our personal practice. If we are to ask for love and peace on our planet, we must first be secure in those emotions ourselves.
Our daily practice of meditation/prayer supports us in times like this.

How, you say?
Here are some tips:

Acknowledge your thoughts around a topic.
✔️ Notice how those thoughts feel.
✔️ Remember that if we are feeling bad, we are not in alignment with the love, peace and joy of Spirit/God/Soul Essence.
✔️ Shift to thoughts that align with our true essence of love, peace and joy.
✔️ Set the intention to allow our planet to move in that direction as well.
✔️ Ask to be shown how best to be of service to the planet.

Please remember:

🦋 By finding peace within, you allow that energy to manifest on our planet as miracles.
🦋 As our planet heals the centuries old hate, it may not look like love peace and joy right now.
🦋 In these moments, we are faced with digging a little deeper into our Faith that God does have a plan to move each of us closer to a place of love and peace and in turn be reflected on our planet. We need to Trust in that.

In the weeks ahead, I will be offering free workshops (especially the Emotional Guidance Scale) that will help you to strengthen your faith and understanding. I am also available for one-on-one sessions if you are struggling with emotions during these times.

Much love to each of you,
Gwen Peterson, Creator of Insights and Illuminations

Gwen Peterson, Creator of Insights and Illuminations, is an internationally known spiritual teacher and author who has dedicated herself to inspiring and guiding others to live in harmony, healing and peace. Gwen is a transformation mentor and has had the honor of supporting countless people in their own awakening and ascension. As a conscious channel, Gwen is a conduit for the Divine. Her work is a reflection of her own personal journey of spiritual empowerment. She believes we are all capable of living our most authentic and joyful life. She is the founder of Spiritual Communities Network, a global community of teachers and seekers of spiritual growth. She has been featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine, and on numerous podcasts. Her book Insights & Illuminations is available on Amazon. To learn more about her work visit:

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