I was having breakfast with a very dear friend; I shared with her a situation that happened recently.

I found myself in the middle of someone’s emotional drama and insults were coming at me like daggers. I was grateful this was in a private setting. At first, my logical mind kicked into gear and I began calmly stating facts that showed each situation to not be true… What was I thinking????

This situation did not call for logic. I quickly realized that to try and rationalize with someone who so clearly wanted to argue would never work. I centered myself to stand in peace through this storm. I decided that if I just stopped talking; looked straight at them and sent a message of peace, eventually they would hear them self and stop. It is very true; it’s hard to argue with someone who chooses to not argue.

To my surprise, the insults kept coming, I still did not engage. I felt extremely blessed in this experience. I realized at some point I was not really focused on the insults, as the only thing I could see was how peaceful I felt. I truly understand the feeling of being held in Grace. I was completely peaceful in the middle of the storm that was happening around me.

The situation was interrupted by a sad, heartbreaking message this person received. They shared the message with me and I could see the pain in their eyes. I stood up, walk to them and said, I understand this is very painful. I reached out my arms, hugged them and put very clear intention on send Love.

The situation was over and as I walked away I remember feeling very grateful for the lesson in compassion. I really didn’t know before that moment if I could truly stand in peace, in the middle of a storm, and reach out an arm for compassion to someone in need of Love who many would view as someone persecuting me.

Moving into a space of Spiritual Awareness is not academic; it’s the practical application of the information received through learning… It’s a daily practice. I am grateful for these events that bring my Soul up to the surface to say, “Have you learned the lesson yet? If not, it’s ok; try again… “

If I can leave you with one thought… Everything comes back to Love… People are always in one of two places; a Loving space or calling out for Love.

It’s easy to Love someone when they’re treating you in a Loving way…it’s harder when they are calling out for Love.

Walk In Peace,
Cheryl Piper-Snyder

Author's Bio: 

Cheryl Piper-Snyder - Conversation Expert,
Spiritual Director, Business Coach, HeartMath Coach, Assertiveness Coach, C-IQ Coach, and Keynote Speaker
Alchemy Holistic Life Coach

Cheryl is passionate about helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals through education and developing a strategic coaching plan. Her business and executive coaching sessions, work with you to discover patterns that can be blocking communication. She helps you and your team maximize communication leading to success.

Cheryl works with; individuals, business owners, and corporations, to move forward to success through individual, business, and executive coaching.

Sessions take place online through Zoom, Skype or Google Hangout, as well as in-person. We also offer Group sessions online and on site.

Cheryl is a:
• Certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach
• Certified Licensed HeartMath Coach
• Business & Executive Coach
• Adjunct Professor - Meditation courses at
Hagerstown Community College
• Certified Assertiveness Coach
• Conversational Intelligence Coach (C-IQ)

Cheryl offers HeartMath, Conversational Intelligence, and Assertiveness coaching to corporate business individuals and small groups, as well as personal coaching sessions.

Contact information for Alchemy Holistic Life Coach
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