Saturday, April 11, 2015

Loving others & self

I thought I knew what love was before I started working with angels. I was conditioned to think it was being nice, making people comfortable, showing affection in certain ways, etc. However, after years of working with angels, I know a deeper love and that is, as they have described this week, to see the innocence and the light within people, no matter what they show me in the moment. That never means you have to stay around someone unloving, nor does it mean you have to enjoy people's choices. It simply means that beneath it all you can acknowledge the innocence and the light.

For example, I made plans with a friend recently, and was all excited about giving them a big Easter basket loaded with goodies. I planned, shopped, and baked a basketful of goodness. At the last minute, my friend canceled. In my past I would have been disappointed, and upset. I would have felt like I wasted my time making the gifts, and would have been frustrated that there was no time to make other plans. Instead I was happy for my friend who had decided to take some personal time to rest. I saw the light there tending to the soul. It was a good thing.

As for me, I trust God. Instead of moaning about how the Easter basket ingredients would be wasted, because many were perishable, I simply said to God, "OK, what do you want me to do with all this?" I got the guidance to freeze some of the things I made so I'd have extra food when I was busy. "OK God, what are Your plans for me, since mine didn't work?" I got guidance to take some of the baked treats to the Botanical Garden and share them with the beautiful souls who were working there. It was such JOY to see their faces light up.

I still had a basket and candy left to give. I prayed again, "Send me the person you want to receive the rest of these goodies." Right as I got home, a dear client was stopping by to drop something off. The angels got in my head, "Give her the Easter basket." She was thrilled and we both enjoyed the heavenly synchronicities at work.

There are times when people will disappoint you, or you will disappoint yourself. I've disappointed myself so many times! I've made choices that have resulted in serious physical conditions that could have derailed my work, my show, or as some have pointed out to me, even my life! But I chose to look at myself as the angels do, a work in progress, light seeking to reveal itself, and sometimes just a normal human female whose choices could be so much better :)

So go easy on yourself this week - look for the light and love trying to emerge even when you think you've made a mistake. And then see if you can extend that awareness to others too because no matter how awkward, the love within everyone is seeking to find its way to the surface. It truly does feel better to love!