Saturday, September 30, 2006

Live with heart and passion

Last weekend I attended a beautiful concert by angelic singer/songwriter Kaleah LaRoche. I have known Kaleah for years and it is made MY heart sing to hear how she is getting out in public. Two of her songs are hitting the tops of the charts on the website American Idol Underground, and her music always makes me cry beacause she channels the frequencies of God and the angels as she sings. I have all her CDs and listen to them when I need to remember heaven. They open my heart.

Her dedication to her calling is inspiring. She quit a successful career, much like I did. I was an engineer turned author and angel communicator. She was a mortgage banker turned musician.

I remember the days when I earned $6 after taxes and bookstore commission for being 'psychic in the window' at a local metaphysical bookstore. I remember the days of teaching classes for the one person who showed up. As Dr. Peebles often does, I quote Emily Dickinson:

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

It is not the magnitude of what we do, but rather whether or not we do it with heart. God supports your hearts dreams and desires to share your gifts and talents whatever the may be, whether on a small or a grand scale. If you want to start a business using your gifts, JUST START. Trust, trust, and trust again that God will guide you if you but SURRENDER to your own heart. Make money on the side in a 'real job' if you have to and trust the money will come if you keep walking the path.

Our gifts were given to us by God to be shared.

I was scared stiff when I quite my 'real' job to do readings full time. I'm sure Kaleah felt similarly when she quit hers. I'm sure you will feel the same if you end up following your passion. At some time we let go of the familiar to embrace the new dreams. As the license plate on the car I got stuck behind this weekend said, we take ourselves to a NEWLVL (New level) when we trust.

Your dreams can come true. You CAN create a career based on your talents and gifts. It may take TIME and PATIENCE but God will guide you.

A client told me that my workshop at the Celebrate Your Life conference sold out prior to many of the famous authors. I was blown away. I remember the one person classes, the days of not knowing where rent was coming from, and the dreams I have of helping get God's message of love out to the entire world. I think I'm on the path. You are too.

Trust in you. Trust in God's love for you. Take one step at a time. You never know where it might lead :)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

You poor little thing...

The angels message reminds of a life-changing moment I had several years ago. I was dating a good man but one who needed to become a bit more responsible. At the time I met a wonderful psychic. She was a gorgeous woman of color, very self-assured, compassionate, and totally blunt. She took one look at me, shook her head from side to side, and nailed me:

"Mmm Mmm. You poor little thing," she said.
"Always givin' in the hopes you gonna get some back."

I went home and cried my eyes out. She was right. I gave and gave and gave and gave, and often felt sorry for myself wondering why no one would give to me when I gave so much to them. What I didn't realize at the time is that I did not treat msyelf the way I wanted others to treat me!

What a revelation!! The universe always reflects back to you the love you show yourself. When you give yourself a little time you are gifted with greater ease in your life. When you take care of your own needs, you get blessed with abundance of time or money to share. When you honor your own heart, you have a gracious abundance of love from which to give.

Years ago when I worked all hours of all days, I gave good readings. Now that I take care of myself, the messages can be powerful and profound. God can get through more information when my mind is clear.

Years ago I bought gifts for everyone else, helped people with their dreams, and bailed people out of their messes frequently. Now I don't enable others but I do encourage and support them in being self-sufficient. I give to my friends when it is a joy, and I contribute to worthy causes as well. I support my dreams of helping the masses to know they are loved. In taking care of myself I can give more.

I was asking God for inspiration last week. I could NOT get motivated to work on any of my book projects. So I bailed on my office work this week, and went for an 8 mile hike instead. My soul NEEDED a walk in nature to clear my head and make room for more. Sure enough I came home to find a call on my phone asking me to speak at another large conference next May. While I was taking care of myself, God was working behind the scenes. Now I can share the angels' wisdom with MORE people. This has been my prayer.

So try taking care of yourself FIRST then give when your cup runneth over. You will be surprised how much more you can give.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

God can see the bigger picture

The angels have often told me that we are loved by God, no matter what. I'll never forget a time I was flaming mad at one of my angels for guiding me into a tough lesson. I was so peeved I got a reading with Dr. Peebles through Summer Bacon, because I knew I was too biased to hear the voices inside my head with clarity. God bless him indeed, he started the reading off with, "My dear we love you so very much. You are absolutely beautiful when you're mad and shooting off sparks and you can yell at us the entire hour if you like." I melted of course under the light of that truth. Who could stay angry in the face of love?

I've asked the angels how they handle us when we're stubborn, primarily because I was learning how to deal with people in my own life that were stubborn. I loved their answer.

"We first guide people by igniting their passion for good in their lives, guiding them towards their dreams by placing longings within their hearts, and offering easy and joyful guidance. We assure you, you won't miss our guidance or the stirrings in your hearts, if you take even the smallest time in silence each day, but you can ignore the very same. "

"If people refuse to listen to their hearts and guidance, we help them set themselves up for external challenging lessons that force them to take a step back, take inventory of their priorities, and get back in touch with their hearts."

"All else failing, we back off and allow the more stubborn souls who refuse to receive our love to learn their lessons all by themselves, the hard way, until they are willing to trust God to help them, to surrender to life, and to realize that they are not going to manipulate life according to their designs. This is not cruelty but kindness," the angels said. "God wants to help you create more than you'd ask for yourself, but in ways that serve your soul's path and the greater good. God can see the bigger picture whereas you cannot always do so."

They told me that a parent does the same thing - teaches a child with kindness first, with firmness if that fails, and then if all else fails, allows a child to learn the hard way. Of course they prefer to guide us with love.

So I have found in my life that if someone is not kind, I try to be loving and open first. That failing, I set a healthy boundary. And if all else fails, I back off. It has freed up my emotional energy to allow me to focus on helping a lot of people rather than agonizing over a few. There is no guilt required for being healthy :)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Patience is a Virtue

The angels are not too subtle in my life. I was thanking them a few weeks ago and using a bit of slang, saying "Angels YOU ROCK!" Well lo and behold, I got stuck in traffic behind a car with the license plate GDROCKS! I just about flipped. As I continue to learn to trust divine timing in my life and affirm it to others, I got this horoscope in the mail today: Affirmation for this week of PATIENCE - "I let go of fear and frustration by patiently bowing to divine timing. I trust that blessings from Spirit are worth waiting for." (From Horoscopes at Psychic Chat)

Patience has been a challenge for me in the past. I always wanted what I wanted when I wanted it. But as life moved forward and the angels taught me, time and again I began to understand the wisdom of God's timing. Ten years ago I was not ready to publish books and be out in public, even though I wanted it badly at the time. I had no balance and no boundaries and I would have worn myself thin trying to all things to all people. God wisely made me wait and grow.

I've wanted material objects but rather than running out and buying them or charging them I've seen time and again how waiting either brings you better, or better prices on what you originally wanted.

I've wanted relationships of all types, but had to wait until I grew enough to accept them.

Every time I find myself getting impatient in my life, I pray. "God, grant me patience, and keep me busy and happy now, in this moment. Help me trust in your plan and trust in your great love for me." Then I go about my life, do what I love to do, and trust that in right timing all heart's desires will come to pass.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Living by heart incerases productivity

It is amazing what happens when we live according to our hearts. For weeks I had managed not to make time for my own projects. I got bombarded by emails, asked to do favors for others, and life presented its share of challenges. I resolved this week to put myself and my own projects first and kept that promise.

As always when I chose to honor my own spirit, things get calmer in my lives. The emails went down to a reasonable level, my home, car, and other things behaved well, and life went smoothly. I updated 142 web pages, finished a ton of office work and started getting organized to write once again.

The saying goes: "God helps those who help themselves." I used to interpret that as meaning I had to work myself to death if God was going to help me. I know know that means I have to treat myself the way I want God to treat me. I have to honor my time if I want the world to honor my time. I have to make time for my projects if I am to help more people in this world. I have to take time to rest and be in balance if I don't want life around me to pull me to pieces.

So this week put yourself first. Take time for you in front of the to-do list. Ditch the guilt and remember that if you care for yourself your cup will run over and you'll be a blessing to those around. Try it and see what happens :)