Saturday, November 28, 2015

All things are possible with God

Years ago I prayed for a job that would allow me to wake up happy, go to bed grateful and help people while making a living. Doing readings was the last thing I ever expected to be guided to do, and yet I love it.

While I was doing readings, I heard so much wisdom I prayed for a way to share the angels tips for living a happier life online for those would couldn't come to my classes... and the streamingforthesoul.tv guys showed up! Livestreaming didn't exist when I started praying that prayer.

Because I witness so much pain in readings, I've prayed for years for God to grant me a way to help people shift into joy more easily, and to experience how much they are loved. I never expected gazing to be the answer to that prayer. I didn't even know what it was when I started praying.

Those are big things, but God and the angels will help you even with the small stuff. I needed a pair of jeans that fit, so I asked for help. Within a few days I got the urge to go to a local thrift store and there were the jeans in my size, brand new, and costing barely more than a cup of coffee!

I take the angels' advice daily, and ask for help with everything... even my schedule! I have no idea how I pack in everything I do and love, but it somehow works. I get up each morning... "Dear God I need to do four newsletters, queue up a months' worth of Facebook posts, and get some work done on my next series." That was the prayer a few months ago. Suddenly I remembered, I needed groceries, a birthday gift for a friend, and there were various other errands. My to do list seemed impossible. Instead of rushing, I sat and got peaceful and prayed again, knowing I'd get done whatever God thought was important. Ideas as to how to combine errands, groceries, and the gift arrived swiftly. I was able to focus in a very concentrated way to get the newsletters and Facebook posts queued. I even had a little time before bed to work on the next series. God knows...literally... how all this gets managed.

So when you have a prayer – great or small – try to be open to all sorts of ways it might be answered. Being in control is highly overrated. Having to have everything look the way we think it "should" limits the good that can occur in our lives. Whether the prayer is for healing, help with a tough life situation or attitude, or simply for the smallest of treats, know that the Divine cares. The angels care. Pray, anticipate the best, and let the Divine take care of the reset. Surrender the "how." And then trust, trust, trust... Rest in the arms of the Divine until you receive inspired guidance, and then spring into action.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Love yourself

Years ago my mother had a teacher who told her to go in front of the mirror and simply say, "Thank you God for making me the beautiful soul that I am." It helped to change her perspective about herself, the way she treated herself, and therefore positively impacted her entire life.

While self love and self appreciation seem uncomfortable to many, they are absolutely necessary if we are to navigate the intense energies coming into the planet now and in the new year. If you are not treating yourself with dignity and kindness, the universe, by its very design, echoes that back. If you are treating yourself like a being of light and love, no matter what's going on in your life (because that is who you are at the core), then the universe will echo a much kinder reality back to you.

That may not seem "fair" because we all learned that if we're good, we get rewarded and if we're bad we get punished, but that's not exactly the way life works. That is how parents and teachers and social institutions must operate, but God designed the material universe with the laws of vibration. So if you mess up but learn from it and love yourself anyway, you'll get love. If you give to charity with bitterness and resentment, you'll get people taking and taking with bitterness and resentment that it can't be more... or something similar. What we do with love returns love, even if not from the same physical source. What we do with anything less than love causes us to get a less than loving response from life.

This doesn't mean that if you love a particular person, they'll love you back. It simply means that if you love, life in some form will love you back. "Giving to Get" doesn't always work :) Giving because it is a joy feels good in the present and allows the universe to echo that joy back kindly in some fashion, even if not the way you thought.

So take time to love and appreciate yourself, no matter what space you find yourself in. After all you chose to be alive. You chose to wake up. You chose to read something that might inspire you :) You chose to receive the angels' love and mine too. You can be proud of that. And I bet there is SO much more you can acknowledge yourself for as well... if you just take a few moments and give it a try, you will find plenty inside of yourself to appreciate. I agree with the angels... may every day be a day of Giving Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and so much gratitude to all!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

What next?

There are many reasons in my life, on a regular basis, not to be peaceful! I swim in the world's pain in my work every day. I have a busy schedule and often don't know how I'll fit everything in. And I love the holidays. I joke that I bring out my inner Martha Stewart around Thanksgiving and Christmas! It is part of what gives me joy. Given the sheer volume of activity, It would be very easy to get stressed.

However over the last two decades the angels have worked with me, and continue to work with me, on accepting life as is in each moment and creating better the next. So when I find myself getting frazzled, I take a step back and simply say, "OK what do I want and what next?" Its better than wasting time wishing something that already has happened did not. Its done. Its better than wishing someone was not as they are... they are! Its wastes far less time and energy than guilt, shame, blame, and drama between the ears. Life just is... now what?

None of us are exempt from times when we wish things were otherwise. I still make plenty of decisions that could be a lot smarter! I banged myself up on a roller coaster while not listening to my guidance both last year and earlier this year. Instead of beating myself up, I focused on healing. I did the martyr-thing and got shingles while wishing I could take it away from a friend a few months ago! Same story - I didn't waste time beating myself up. I just focused on learning, loving myself through it, and healing. I've made uneducated financial decisions in the past. When I was in my late twenties doing very well as an avionics engineer, I made an investment without doing my research and lost a lot of money. I didn't waste a tear over it. I learned and moved forward with greater wisdom. I called it my "college education in financial naiveté!"

The angels once said, "Ann if you are driving and want to see the view ahead clearly, you look through the front windshield, not the rear-view mirror!" What a great analogy!

So yes, peace comes from saying, "Here I am now. This is how I feel now. This is what the people around me are doing." No resistance. "It is what it is," as they saying goes. But I would add... "It does not have to be that way in the next moment!" If you're sad cry. If you're upset, vent privately. If you're worried, pray or call someone comforting. Think about what you want to create next and make choices accordingly. If I don't like something, I don't waste time resisting it, I decide how to respond instead. I try to see the situation through the eyes of love. If I don't like myself at the moment (it does still happen occasionally!) I try to see myself through the eyes of love and then make a choice to improve. This way life moves forward more gently, gracefully, and lovingly.

Try it this week. Life is as it is. You feel as you feel. What next?

Saturday, November 07, 2015

God's plans

I keep learning deeper levels of surrender to life, to love, and to my own heart. I went up north for a fall hiking trip last weekend. I arrived on a Friday afternoon and had some time before sunset so I started thinking about what I would do. The heavens intervened. A strong thought to go to a very specific location kept popping in my head. It was so compelling I gave up on "my" plans and surrendered once again. Once I arrived at the park, I had a strong compulsion to park in a very specific space. After parking, I looked up. In front of me, sitting on a park bench was a very dear lady I know and adore. We had not talked to each other. She had no idea I was coming to town. I had no idea she would be there... in front of my car nonetheless! Of course we squealed with delight, marveled over the miracle and she had time to introduce me to another friend she had wanted to meet! This friend and I both did healing energy work so we sent her a loving dose! We were all thrilled and delighted once again by heaven's coordination.

The entire weekend went that way. I ran into clients I saw 20 years ago who needed a little love, a lady who knew my other friends who had wanted to meet me, a person I worked with 20 years ago in the middle of the forest! I did Online gazes with Braco in the middle of the night since he was broadcasting on European time. I caught myself drifting to sleep before a few... usually I would have been irritated with myself and fought to stay awake, but instead I surrendered peacefully, and had vivid dreams of gazing in my sleep! I woke up feeling wonderful!

The more I surrendered, the more the coordination in the universe becomes apparent. These days I just trust that everything that happens is for the greater good. The more I accept that, the more good I see!

I have dreams too, things I'd love to have happen in my life, so I'm surrendering even those to God. Being able to put my shows together more easily is one. You would think that would mean making more time to sit in front of the computer. Instead I'm outdoors more...where I think more clearly. Brilliant... but again God's plan was better than mine!

So when you don't know what to do, surrender to the heart, because in there, you will find the most loving thing to do now, and now, and now again! It may not seem related to your problem or challenge. It may not seem related to anything at all. Sometimes I've been sent to Starbucks just to change my energy to a vibration more compatible with my joy! Sometimes I am sent there to cheer someone up. Sometimes I just want coffee! These are small things but when we trust on the little things we learn to trust even more so on the big things.

So this week, honor your hearts and see what comes of it! I love hearing these "miracle" stories... they will never cease to amaze or delight me!