Saturday, January 21, 2012

The lottery speech!

I got the lottery speech last month :) I very rarely ask the angels about money, because in truth I know I am cared for; that all my needs will be met; and that when something comes up that I truly desire, the universe will provide. However, after the slew of home issues last year capped off by "the big leak repair" right before Christmas, I started wishing I had a little extra on hand. "Why can't I win the lottery?!" I asked the angels? It was such an unusual question for me. "Because you don't want superficial solutions this lifetime, Ann," they replied. "You really wanted to know and teach God's love and so you have to create everything from the inside out. You have to have faith." "I DO have faith!" I replied. "I have had faith through every single financial challenge I've had, and it always works out." "Then why do you need the lottery?" the angels replied. "There is so much more I want to do and create," I persisted. "And when you really want to do it, and create it, do you not believe the means will be there?" they asked me They had a point and I started laughing. Every time I need or truly deeply desire something, IN THE PRESENT, it comes.

I think at some point in time most people have wished for more of a buffer in the bank to assuage their fears, and yet at the same time God does provide. Years ago, way back when I was young and got married, we read a passage in the ceremony about how God takes care of the lilies and the sparrows and so much more all of us. I still have that knowing and life still works that way. I had an expensive computer repair a few weeks ago and a dear client who does regular coaching sessions decided to pay ahead for the year. There went the computer bill.

It ends up I needed faith once again this week. I thought the insurance adjustor had said they were "going" to take up the tile and fix the foundation. I was terrified then relieved. I made peace with that. Then I talked to the financial folks at the insurance company and realized that I had heard wrong - they are fixing some of it but "IF I have" to pull up the tile and jackhammer the floor that will be my responsibility. "How do I know if I have to do that?" I asked. The angels have already told me there was nothing life threatening going on but I also want to be sure my foundation is sound. "It will be your responsibility to hire a structural engineer," the lady told me. She gave me the names of a few reputable companies. Not cheap. I got off the phone and prayed, "God I want to make sure my home is strong and stable and if it is not please guide me as to how to make it so. Thank you."

I "happened" to be helping a friend that day. As I shared my concerns, she reminded me that her father in law was a retired structural engineer and would be willing to come out as a favor and take a look. I felt that warm wave of energy I have come to assosicate with God saying, "See I've got you covered!" And thank GOD, this dear man who has dedicated his life to making sure buildings are stable told me mine IS! My heart is singing! No breaking up the foundation, just tile repair and fixing a few cracks in the walls due to what he said was very normal settling. That is going to be much easier on me than I originally thought. I am so grateful. When we surrender, things change. When we trust God, help is given. But it takes mental muscle not to go down that road of panic when we don't have a clue how something will be handled.

Even if you have to give something up at some point in time, better always comes in the future. Years ago when I left a cherished home with my ex-husband during a divorce, I did so because I knew I knew how to manifest and I wanted one of us to have the home that I'd poured so much love into. I could have insisted we sell it and split the proceeds, but that wasn't what was in my heart at the time. So, for a few years I lived in a very nice smaller apartment that worked perfectly for that phase in my life. I needed to be free then to discover who I was and I didn't have time for mortgage or maintenance. Then, at the perfect time and in the perfect way, I found the perfect home for me. It was in fact, a newer model of the home I had left with my husband, made by the same builders, and with the improvements I had always dreamed of! God knew all along what I wanted, but first had to give me what I needed. It always works out that way.

If you are worried about money, by a ll means, do the responsible things that you know to do, but then relax. Give the rest to God. "God I want to pay the bills so please guide me. Bring me your miracles!" But make sure as you pray these prayers you choose to have faith. Choose to align your mind, body, and spirit with the truth of God's love. And then don't waste another minute on worry. Get on with life. Be kind and loving, and know you are loved and cared for. When a roof company quoted me $400 to fix one broken tile, I prayed and soon another friend recommended a wonderful father/son team who came up with an elegant and inexpensive fix, arrived on time, were fun, friendly, and honest. (Lance Lambert and his son Cris at 602-349-1054 not only do roof repairs but other general contracting type work and they are delightful)!

All losses are simply temporary on the path to better if you have faith. All seeming setbacks, are just building blocks on the path to your dreams. I'm experiencing all that quite literally these days! My foundation is sound as I root myself further in the truth of God's love. Amazing grace is always at work! Will you choose to believe in it? I hope so. It certainly makes life a lot more enjoyable.