“Do you know God? Do you know there is a power greater than ourselves which manifests itself within us as well as everywhere else in the universe? This I call God. Do you know what it is to know God, to have God’s constant guidance, a constant awareness of God’s presence? To know God is to reflect love toward all people and all creations.To know God is to feel peace within—a calmness, a serenity, a unshakeableness which enables you to face any situation. To know God is to be so filled with joy that it bubbles over and goes forth to bless the world.”
From “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” page 87
Peace Pilgrim’s Answer:
“Fifteen years before my pilgrimage began, I felt completely willing —without any reservations—to give my life, and I started to live to give, instead of to get. Every morning I thought of God and thought of things I might do that day to be of service to God’s children. I looked at every situation I came into to see if there was anything I could do there to be of service. I did as many good things as I could each day—not forgetting the importance of a pleasant word and a cheery smile. I prayed about things that seemed too big for me to handle—and right prayer motivates to right action. My life just blossomed out. Try it.”
From: Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works In Her Own Words – page 161
During a yoga class the teacher was quoting from this saintly woman’s book. The message was so profound that in the middle of yoga class, I began sobbing uncontrollably. I had been struggling to find an answer to something that had just happened to me and the answer came to me through the words of this angel. I am certain she is an enlightened soul and her missions on earth are complete. She is with the heavenly beings assisting from the astral world now.
Here is some information on her story . . .
From 1953 to 1981 a silver haired woman calling herself only “Peace Pilgrim” walked more than 25,000 miles on a personal pilgrimage for peace. She vowed to “remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food.” In the course of her 28 year pilgrimage she touched the hearts, minds, and lives of thousands of individuals all across North America. Her message was both simple and profound. It continues to inspire people all over the world:
“This is the way of peace:
Overcome evil with good,
and falsehood with truth,
and hatred with love.”
Mildred Norman Ryder, AKA Peace Pilgrim
July 18, 1908-July 7, 1981
Spiritual Teacher, Non Violence Advocate, Peace Prophet