Saturday, February 17, 2018

Direct it, expect it

I hear this all the time in my office. "I DO focus on what I want! I have for years! Why isn't it here? Where are my angels?" The angels patiently smile and remind the person that, hand in hand with focusing on what they do want, they have also been focused on it "not being there."

This is a finer point to manifesting that even trips me up at times!  
The trick to creating is to have two worlds going on at once. One is the world you live in every day - the so-called "real" world. Fill yourself up with gratitude for everything you have now. Pour love into every aspect of your current life. Bless the Mess and trust the rest!

Then there is the life of creation. You are living your "real" life now but in your mind you are also in parallel, living your future. You already feel the way you feel when it arrives. You kmow it is going to happen. You have a joyous sense of anticipation. Like a child at Christmas anticipating their presents, you know your creation will come even if you have no clue how or when.

A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to replace a few drinking glasses that had broken. They were inexpensive when I got them, but to my dismay they were no longer being produced. I went on ebay and found a set for $80. That wasn't what I wanted to pay.

So as the angels say, I "grabbed the remote!" I decided I wanted to get them at a thrift store. I imagined the joyous feeling of finding them on sale. I got all happy as if it was a "done deal" in the future. This didn't happen because I can predict the future (which I see often as the most probable path) but rather because I knew I was creating. 

I woke up the next morning with a certain thrift store in my head, went on faith, and picked up my glasses! There were exactly four and they were $1.29 each!! The funny part is that I found only two originally, but I was so convinced the rest would be there that I kept circling around different sections and shelves until I found the rest!

On a more serious note I've been in physical pain on and off for a few months. I hiked 20 miles last fall after sitting all summer and sprained a foot. I had a broken toe on the other one over the holidays (all healed!). I have had pinched nerves in my neck after painting my bathrooms three times each in December. I was healing all of these, but slowly. Sometimes, when I focused on other things, I had no pain. When I focused on the problem, of course I felt the problem. The angels continuously reminded me that my focus was the problem that was slowing the healing.

So at the event I advertised last week, THEO (a group of angels that speaks through channel, Sheila Gillette) came through and suggested we all just make a decision right then and there about what we wanted. By the way, I LOVED THEO!!! Their energy is fantastic, honest, accurate and deeply compassionate. Many people I know received love and healing energy. They are having an online mentoring program beginning 2/20 that promises to be life altering, which you can check out here.

Back to my story. I made a decision at that moment that I would walk out of that room pain free - no sprain, no pinched neck, nothing. That was that. I was done focusing on the pain and holding it in my body. I used every ounce of willpower to imagine feeling great. Of course, within minutes, the energy of God that is already and always there, flooded me and the pain was gone. And to make it even better THEO talked to me about my sensitivity and repeated a few things my own angels have been telling me! It was BLISS.

The pain tried to sneak in a few days later and that is where faith and focus come in. I told it quite firmly but kindly. "I'm done. I've decided to feel good now." I "grabbed the remote" and focused on feeling good. In an instant the heat and love of God flowed through me and no more pain.

I think a lot of us feel like we're having a tug of war with the "remote" in our heads at times, but hopefully your conscious self is winning!

Here are some pointers this week to "grab the remote" and choose the life you want to live!

1. Direct it
Remind yourself, life does not work the way most of us were taught.

We don't need effort and struggle to have results. Healing doesn't have to take forever. Abundance is not directly proportional to hours worked. You can't save or fix or change another unless they want it. You don't have to earn love.

Instead the universe responds to vibration. Remind yourself, "My life can start to change now, because I can change my energy now." Begin to do this by asking yourself, "How would it feel to have what I want, right here, right now."

Grab the remote and direct the energy with your focus, feeling, and faith.

2. Expect it

Now that you know how the universe works, know that the minute you focus on a loving feeling, the universe starts to match that energy. Now is the time for faith.

Expect that what you want to appear (or better) will come. Anticipate it. Trust it. Live your life relaxing into the knowing that you have "grabbed the remote" and the universe will deliver.

Don't keep checking in. "Is it here? Did the universe hear me? Does God care?"

The question is, "Did you hear you? Do you care enough to maintain the feeling with faith? Are you willing to focus on what you want more than what you don't?" Your energy is what matters. Anticipate joyfully. You are in charge. God gave us the incredible gift of free will to direct the creative forces of the universe through our faith, focus, and feeling.

You'll know you're manifesting when you don't have to wonder if what you want is coming.
 You'll live your life in joyful anticipation, relaxing into the "now "because you know what you're creating in the future.

3. Allow for it

Manifesting makes us grow. We must throw away our notions of a capricious, external God that "grants wishes if we're worthy" and realize that we are simply interacting with the Love that lives inside of all creation.
In doing so we bump up against all those parts inside of ourselves that still hold onto notions of unworthiness, anger, abandonment, forgiveness, you name it.

If you feel blocked, get in touch with the "inner committee" as my angels like to call it. Shut your eyes and ask, "Who inside of me doesn't feel they deserve this creation?" Wait till you see, feel, or imagine something - a part of yourself. Then say to that part. "I love you. I'm creating this. Would you like to enjoy it with me? If not I have to ask you to allow me to enjoy it." You get the idea.

Find those pieces of your soul that don't believe or resist love. This is the healing we came for. Manifesting is a fun way to trigger it! 

Have fun this week "Grabbing the Remote!" After all, none of us really want others or the world to choose the reality we get to experience... unless of course, they're choosing something really great!

Love you all! 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Getting past cranky...

I knew when I started getting cranky last year that something big was going on. It amuses me really because it is not a typical feeling anymore.I watched myself in a bemused way much as I'd watch a cute tantrum throwing two year old. I got cranky with people who were rude in traffic. I got cranky when people who didn't want to embrace their own growth negatively affected my life. I got cranky with people from my past that I thought I had forgiven. On the surface I was polite, but inwardly I was all stirred up. This was interesting!

I chatted with the angels and they reassured me that it was just a strong energy moving through all of us, pushing us to be more honest with ourselves. So I dug deep and got more honest. I really wanted to be loving rather than sucked into the world's way of dealing with things.  I started to love what I couldn't change and lovingly move away from what I could. I sent huge waves of peace to unpleasant drivers. I set strong intentions to attract only people whom I could truly serve. I went back and asked for people who hadn't done what they promised to follow through or come up with new agreements. I set time aside for my own well being again and re-prioritized self care. Of course the anger melted away. I was taking care of myself, being my loving self, and choosing to love myself again. 

That's when the magic started to happen. I started to hear the angels in my life, for myself, in a much stronger way. I started to hear all of life talking to me much more strongly than ever before. I lost a quilting pattern the other day and telepathically asked it where it was, "On the second shelf to the right in the craft closet" it answered. Sure enough, there it was. I asked a thimble I lost where it was. (I finally took time to quilt while hollering "Go! Go! Go! at the TV during the super bowl!) The thimble spoke in my mind. "Near the sink." Sure enough. 

A week prior, I had the strong urge to get up insanely early, drive up north and watch the eclipse. "Am I safe?" I asked Archangel Michael. "In typical angel fashion he sent me to the mirror to look into my own eyes. "Are you?" he asked. "Yes!!! I create that!" I responded. "OK then, let's go." I hopped in the car at 4am and got to the overlook an hour later just as the earth was starting to slip in between the sun and moon. Bundled in layers of winter clothing and blankets, I sat on a lawn chair feeling heaven, earth, sun, moon, cold, and warm seek their balance within and without.

As a side note, I was joined by a delightful woman who loved the sky as much as I did. My camera battery died, even though I had fully charged it, so she let me look through her incredible binoculars. The moon looked big as a tennis ball and magically tinted red, surrounded by stars against the backdrop of the pre-dawn indigo sky. It was breathtaking! (The photo above was from another eclipse, but looks a lot like this recent one.)

We started talking and soon I was chatting with her relatives in heaven, and she was promising to send me some of her beautiful photos. When I got home my camera battery mysteriously started working! It was yet one more event, in a series of delightfully orchestrated dances that have been going on in my life as of late.

So if you're still going through the cranky or intolerant phase of this cycle of growth, take heart! You're not a bad person. You're not going backwards. You're just diving deeper, scrubbing out the things you thought you had to be so you can turn into the soul you really are. And that, ultimately, is a blessing and a joy!

Here are some pointers this week to deal with cranky, intolerant energy if/when it rises up within you!

1. Be kind to yourself. Rather than judging yourself, observe yourself.
Say to yourself, "Well, there I go being cranky. That's interesting!" If you simply observe yourself, you'll have less need to justify, defend, or point fingers at anyone else. Watch yourself, as you would watch a passing storm.

When you don't judge yourself, it frees you up to see what is really going on inside of you.

2. Ask the anger for its message

Say to yourself, "OK Anger, OK Upset, OK Frustration... what are you trying to bring to my attention here?" It always has a message. It may tell you that you want to be treated more kindly, hence you have to treat yourself more kindly. It may tell you that a relationship or situation is no longer authentic and you need to make some changes.

It may tell you that you are not a victim and it is time to intend and focus upon creating a kinder reality. It may tell you that you really don't want to let anyone's behavior sway you from a loving reality and these folks you call "morons" or "crazy" are just your personal trainers, poking at you to help you grow stronger in your ability to love. Never mind their dysfunction or issues, somehow you've allowed them into your life and on your path for a reason. Your soul wants to grow.

If you ask your upsets for their messages, you take back your power to create... and the anger dissipates. We use anger when we feel helpless or victimized. We feel mighty in the face of injustice or unkindness when we embrace our loving power to create.

We set healthy boundaries. We speak honestly and lovingly.  Our energy no longer permits the un-evolved to weaken our ability to love and create.

3. Listen to your heart

We say this nearly every week. If you honor your heart, which always wants to be loving to yourself and others deep down, you can say even the hardest things with kindness. You can move away from what hurts if only through your intention for now. You can do small things to make yourself happy and in so doing open the door for larger things to be attracted into your life.

Your upsets remind you that you don't like to imagine yourself small. They remind you that there is more power inside of you.

Embrace the power, listen to the heart, and love will be the new power that moves you.

Be kind to yourself! It is strong energy and it is dredging us all. Past lives are moving out. Our childhood upsets are moving out. Our truth is flooding in! And this may mean a few upsets and changes occur, but in the end, it is all to guide you towards a blissfully honest reality of heaven on earth!

I love you all! Have a fantastic week... cranky or not :)

PS - If you need an extra dose of powerful loving energy, I'm gazing online next weekend – Sunday the 18th. Check out details below. It's free. No registration required.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Learning from the water

As many of you know I was talking about flow over two decade ago, before flow was such a big thing in spiritual circles. I had been reading, "The Power of Now," in 1997 when I first thought to myself. "OK, I'm present, now what?! How do I focus on the present and still proceed towards my desired future?" It is question i've since been asked many times.

The angels didn't answer me outright. Instead they told me to follow my heart and I'd find the answers. I didn't realize they were giving me the answer! So I followed my heart right up to Sedona for a few days off. I followed my heart to park on the side of the road and walk down to a secluded spot by the creek. I followed my heart right to a big flat rock in the middle of the stream that fit my body perfectly – face in the sun and feet in the flowing water. I fell asleep.

When I woke up in a half dreamy space and realized where I was, a strange thing began to a happen. I felt the energy of the water moving through me. I became highly sensitized and started to hear the various "voices" within the stream. I heard the murmured whispers of the softly moving currents bubbling over stones, the passionate roar of water pouring over boulders, and the soft "ssssshhh" sound of water barely moving in the shallower areas. I heard and felt the joyous splashing, and was massaged by the sifted sounds of water moving swiftly through the reeds along the bank. It was all flowing water, but it had so many different voices. It was all one stream with many different personalities...

Then I started to watch the flow, mesmerized by the shapes that its everlasting movement formed – endless streams and currents of water that had no solidity, and yet appeared solid as the flow was shaped by the rocks and the banks of the stream.

The water began to teach me.

It spoke to me in my heart and feelings and showed me that I wasn't solid either. We are streams of love - with our lives and bodies shaped by our own self concepts, our focus and feeling. I started to see myself as a fluid stream of ever-changing energy rather than the solid being I once thought I was. I was a collection of self concepts shaping the eternal stream of God's love into an "Ann." It is hard to put into words.

"FEEL the voices of the stream." I heard the angels whisper. I noticed that when I focused on a gentle bubbling sound I felt fizzy and at peace. When I focused on the roar of water over the rocks, I felt energized and dynamic. When I focused on the barely perceptible movement in a quiet pool, I too went deep. I understood. When we focus on something, we experience more of the same. 

"What would happen if you flowed with any current you focused upon, right here, right now?" the angels asked. "I'd move with the flow," I answered. "Yes," they smiled. "And what would happen if you resisted the flow?" "I'd feel it push against me," I replied. I realized that If I chose a gentle flow it would be no big deal. If I chose a powerful and rapid flow, then it would push me over into its path if I tried to resist. (I experienced that years later while trying to stand still in a swiftly moving river that knocked me over! I ended up floating downstream rather than standing!)

The angels kept smiling. The water kept teaching me.

We choose a "flow" in life by focusing on what we desire. In much the same way a gentle current doesn't push us very hard at all, a weak desire doesn't yield guidance as powerfully as a strong one. Conversely, a strong feeling of joy, faith, and passion for something in our lives puts does put us in a powerful flow. Things move quickly. We enjoy synchronicity. However if we doubt, suddenly we are standing in a powerful stream resisting it with disbelief and we notice that in a far more pronounced way as well. We may even, like me, get knocked down so we surrender to our own hearts once again.

It is both blissful and challenging to want something badly because you can enjoy the peak of knowing God's creative force if you have faith that goes with the feeling, but you can also feel the discomfort of standing in resistance to that very force if you have fear and doubt.

We can much more easily feel spiritual attainment and contentment when we want nothing. How much more exhilarating it is to set the forces of creation in motion with desire, jump in the river of Love, and go for a ride!

Here are some pointers this week to help you enjoy a graceful ride in the streams of grace!

1. Remember you can choose the current that will carry you

Take time to search your heart and focus on what you want. Perhaps you are in a dormant time and you're satisfied and happy. This can be a very gentle time. Don't fight it. Enjoy routine, cocooning, and rest.

Perhaps you do have strong desires. Align with them. Focus on what it would feel like to have them. We've been speaking about this a lot lately because the energy is so strong, that we are in swiftly moving currents. Make use of this energy by being honest and admitting your hearts desires to yourself.

2. Remember you can change any time.

Sometimes you think you want something. You get it, or you learn what you'll have to change to get it, and you realize you don't want it after all. Not a problem. The minute you change your desires the universe changes with you.

I often talk to people that say they want a relationship but as we dig further, they say,"Well, sometimes I do, but sometimes I don't..." They keep redirecting the stream.

When you can remain consistent in you desires you will be guided towards them. Any time you like, you can redirect the flow.

3. Keep your energy aligned with your desires

To stay in the streams of grace that you set in motion, you must continue to use the power of faith, focus, and feeling. Have the faith that you have the creative force of the universe behind you. Remind yourself often.

Focus on what you want rather than what you fear. If you fall into fear, refocus.

Feel the desired outcome. Take time as we mentioned last week to ask, "What would it feel like to have what I want." Spend a minute or two a day fantasizing the feelings. This tunes your energy field into the desired outcome.

The energy is SO strong lately. It is propelling us more quickly towards what we want and thus also making us feel our own resistance more acutely. If you find yourself in doubt, fear, or other forms of resistance, just go back to step 3 and re-align yourself.

The angels remind me constantly that we can create "man's way" and do more work in our outer world, or we can create "God's way" and do more work between the ears :) I personally think God's way is a lot more fun!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Telekinesis & two minds

I teach the principles the angels talk about, and I’ve been blow away by what students create. One of our “Ann & the Angels,” viewers reduced her student loan debt from $90K to "nearly gone" in less than a year. Another got her song on a national TV show and recreated herself as a public speaker! Intentional “focus with feeling” equals a lot of fun!

I challenge myself constantly to practice what I preach. If I have a pain and catch myself whining, I sit, breathe, and imagine feeling wonderful. My body starts to heal. If I have a financial issue or a home repair, I sit, breathe, and focus on what it would feel like to have no financial concerns whatsoever. I have received so many miraculous gifts from the universe that I know, when I don’t know how to handle something, God does. Sometimes I am the angel for others. Bless those of you who have been the angels for me! You know who you are!

The other day I caught myself missing one of two dear clients who had died over the holidays. I started to cry with feelings of loss, but then caught myself. There’s nothing wrong with grief, but I know I don't have to be sad, so I immediately began to focus on our loving connection. Sure enough she showed up in my mind with a warmth that had me both laughing and crying – this time for the sheer delight of feeling her love and joy!

For awhile I felt pretty confident with my manifesting. Then I saw the latest Star Wars! Once again a desire arose in me – one that pops up every time I see a Star Wars movie! (I know many of you secretly want to be a Jedi too!) I really want to learn telekinesis - the ability to move things with my mind. Why not? Kids are doing that and so many more amazing things these days. They don’t have any unconscious beliefs blocking it.

So, I started googling, watching YouTube videos and reading everything I could find on the subject. I bought some online tutorials and began my practice! Late at night, before bed, I dutifully folded up a piece of foil, and stood it on edge. I blew on it to make sure my breath wouldn't knock it over. I turned off the heater and shut the doors to make sure there were no drafts. I began to drop into that space of "all heart and no mind." Nothing. I continued to surrender, attempting to find that feeling where the foil and Ann were part of one big field.

After awhile of simply sitting in no-minded surrender, I dropped into the Oneness. I felt the awareness of my "Ann-self" expand into the awareness of a greater Self. A childlike delight arose within Ann - staring at the foil! That was “me” too! I felt wonder, immense love, and a sense of being that Divine field of love encompassing all things - Ann & the foil included. I no longer cared about moving anything. I was swimming in an ocean of bliss. Suddenly I imagined the foil moving.

Suddenly, without any sort of effort whatsoever, the foil began to jiggle and dance on the desk! Immediately. I zapped back into a very freaked-out Ann-brain! Oooh! I thought I believed in these abilities, but the minute I saw it, I saw my own unconscious disbeliefs just as clearly!

I got back into that space again a few more times. The foil danced a few more times, and each time I came ripping right out of that space, deeply aware of my own doubts! It was like being two people - the faith filled one and the skeptic, sharing one brain, arguing in one body!

The next night as I merged with the foil, I had a feeling as if it was my finger. I flicked it with my mind and it fell over! And then my brain jumped in and started to censor the entire experience completely, and I haven’t been able to do it ever since!! 

The experience is a great teaching tool that demonstrates why we can “believe” we’re manifesting something but have lurking unconscious beliefs – ones we don’t even know about – that block it! My conscious mind believes I can move things. Obviously my unconscious mind is not fully on board yet!

When your unconscious mind fully believes something – at a level far beneath your thoughts – then you can manifest like crazy. 

Here are some pointers this week to help reprogram the unconscious mind to align with what you truly want...

1. Ask yourself "What would it feel like to have what I want?"
The conscious mind believes in thoughts. The unconscious mind believes in feelings. Your unconscious mind was programmed by hearing things charged with feeling at various stages in your life. It reacts before you even have time to think.

It is what causes you to deflect a ball thrown at you before it hits you. You don't have time to think, "Oh there is a ball coming at me. I better put up my hand and deflect it!" Your unconscious mind is programmed to do this. Likewise, you don't think about how to drive a car. You excitedly filed that information years ago.

Similarly maybe you consciously can think about and decide you want money or a great relationship but something in you that learned with a lot of feeling, maybe even years ago is unconsciously saying, "That won't happen!"

It takes focusing on a feeling to reprogram the unconscious mind. Spend a little time every day imagining what it would feel like to have your dreams. Imagine they're already here. What is your day like? What do you feel? You are now reprogramming!

2. Seek out examples of people who have what you want and be happy for them! If they can have the dream, so can you.

You may consciously believe you can have what you want, but the unconscious hasn't seen it and doesn't believe it yet. Seek out examples, role models, mentors, or icons who help prove to your unconscious that just because you haven't had an experience doesn't mean it is impossible. Be happy for those who have what you want - you are programming your unconscious to rejoice in having what you want!

I am watching kids on YouTube who have embraced their God given "superpowers." They delight me! I don't waste time thinking, "Oh gosh what's wrong with me that I can't do what a kid can," instead I celebrate their demonstration of our greater human potential.

3. If all else fails seek out modalities that help you reprogram

There are many healing therapies and modalities that help you reprogram the unconscious mind. Hypnotherapy is a powerful one. EFT is another. EMDR. There are many more. Give yourself the gift of a reprogramming session to help you shift those brain circuits that may be running contrary to your desires.

Have fun this week. Think of something you wish to change. How would it feel if you were already there? Get juicy. Imagine the feeling until you feel it in your body and your bones. Or choose one of the other techniques above. Give yourself the gift of retraining the parts of your brain that hold you back!

I'll keep at it myself and let you know how it goes!