Saturday, February 27, 2016

Focus is a power tool

One of the most beautiful things the angels have taught me is a concept I still seek to learn more deeply – that our life starts over with every breath. No matter who or what hurts or was hard a few seconds ago, this moment offers a new opportunity to recreate life. No matter how hard the lessons we've learned or what "mistakes" we think we made, God doesn't keep score. One loving choice right now in this moment, changes your life and your whole future. We are creating in each moment. All the love in the universe is waiting to pour into our lives, with each breath, in every moment of every day.

"An ocean of love awaits you, the angels say, "but you have your hands on the faucet determining how much pours into your life." The power of focus is the tool we use to open ourselves to this love.

I'll never forget one of the most beautiful examples of this I ever experienced. I had been having a very rough day. I had been pounded by nasty energies. Upset human beings had been unkind. I was hormonal and as sensitive as I can get, and life just all seemed too much to handle. I had been crying. I didn't want to sit and feel sorry for myself, but I didn't know how to pull myself out of it, so I prayed a simple prayer. "Truth please. Bring me back to the truth of Your Love God. Bring me back to myself." Suddenly, standing there in my kitchen, my attention was completely drawn to a single rose blooming in one of the bushes in my yard. Like a moth flying to the flame I walked outside without a single thought, held its stem gently between my hands and inhaled deeply.

Tendrils of perfume wove their way, not only into my sense of smell, but bringing sense into my soul. In that single fragrance was woven all that is pure, good, beautiful, and true about life. I remembered heaven. I remembered the truth of love behind it all. Amidst the thorns of life, beauty emerged. This was real. This was what was given to all of us - beauty, grace, joy, love... the rest was just human misunderstandings. All it took was a single moment of focusing intently on something beautiful to drive the rest away. Sometimes it has been a single smile, a single sip of good coffee, a single memory of joy...

So this week if you find yourself dwelling on something that doesn't make you happy, do your best to find something better that does. When we watch television we have a choice to tune away from negative programs to positive ones, and we have this same power in our every day lives. Focus is a powerful tool. The world often teaches us to focus on what is wrong. And while we must correct the world's ills by focusing on the solutions, let us not dwell on the problems but rather reclaim our right to focus on all that is good, beautiful, and true... and in so doing, coax it to the surface in our hearts, minds, lives, and in this beautiful world.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Finding the love

For years, the angels have worked with me to see that all feelings are attempting to reveal love. They've worked with me to not blame anything that arises within me on someone else, but rather to bless the person who revealed it. Being human, that's easier at times than others! When someone is extremely unkind, it is very hard.

For the past year and a half a very powerful, but hurting soul has aimed unthinkable anger and jealousy at me. I've had accidents, storms, illnesses and very unsettling and unkind experiences that belong in science fiction movies rather than real life. At first, a very deep dark anger arose. How dare anyone beat me up in this fashion? I worked hard to get rid of that, realizing that love was trying to teach me to demand kinder treatment. As soon as the anger left, I started to feel horribly victimized. Love was trying to teach me to shift my vibration, so as not to allow attacks. Next, a great sadness arose, "My God, I've allowed myself to be treated in unthinkable ways..." Love was saying, "It is time to grieve the death of the martyr within, and resurrect yourself into a greater truth." This person was trying to crucify me, but I am the one who thought I had to get on the cross. I was the one trying to give them the benefit of the doubt, instead of simply turning away from their energy.

What really started to turn things around however was when the angels told me this person had suffered horrible abuse as a child. That doesn't excuse the behavior, but it certainly did inspire my compassion. I worked very hard to support my own light. I gazed with Braco and gazed more frequently for others. I took better care of myself. I started to pray for this soul. I started to ask God to bless them, raise them up, help them know they were loved so they didn't have to aim their pain at me. I started to feel their influence less and less. My dark anger went away. My feelings of being a victim went away. For awhile I felt a lot of beautiful love and compassion for their soul... but as I started to feel stronger in my ability to ignore their attacks, a deep and abiding dislike for this individual set in.

I struggled with it. I know better than to negate my feelings, but I still don't like "not liking" anyone! The angels always say, "Love the soul, but you don't have to like the person or the behavior if it does not represent their light." They worked with me to accept my humanity. At long last I've come to the place of being able to say, I do love the light within this person's soul. I pray for it to rise up within them and illuminate their life. I pray they know they are loved. And I absolutely want nothing to do with them on any level of my being. I don't like them, or their behavior, and it has no place in my life." Metaphorically, the angels say, "Get thee Satan behind me," meaning put the darkness of another's behavior in the past and look to the light.

All feelings are trying to teach us to love ourselves more. We are asked by heaven to love the light that is a soul's deepest truth, but it is OK to not like someone or something. Learn from it, then move on. The angels say, for example, if we tasted two different flavors of ice cream, we would not feel guilty saying, "I like chocolate but not vanilla." We would just learn and move towards the flavor that gives us more joy in the future, while avoiding the one that does not.

As spiritually minded human beings, we put ourselves through a lot of pain by trying to like every human being on earth. Its OK to have our discernment about who and what resonates with us. Perhaps one of my very favorite bits of angel wisdom is this one:

Judgment says, "No right to be." Discernment says, "Not right for me."

Have a blessed week. I love you all!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Interruption or not?

I had to laugh channeling the angels' this week. My life is filled with details that could "distract" me from my goals and dreams! But in reality all these details, interruptions, and logistic are part of my goals and dreams to love my life, help people, and leave a trail of love on this planet.

However, lately I've had a lot on my plate. As I write this it is nearly mid-February and the Christmas decorations are still up. I'm finally getting "The calling" to take them down! Most years they are happily packed up by mid-January but this year every time I'd think, "I must put them away," my heart said, "Not yet!" So through all the rain and dreary weekends as of late, I've enjoyed sparkling lights and warmth! It made me happy. Now it feels warm outside and like time to take them down! I know it won't be a chore at all.

Likewise, I had to prepare my taxes for the accountant every year and don't really love the job so I pray to wake up one day and feel like doing it. Sure enough, this year the day came. I put on some great music, made some awesome ginger lemon tee, followed by some awesome coffee, and I breezed through it.

I'm currently working on my next series for Ann & the Angels, and also redoing my website... in my "spare" time! I decided that if I was ever to get the website done I'd have to schedule time for emails, Facebook, etc., and make this creative project a priority. I love doing it. Its creative and I'm a closet artist! However, that means I have to be a bit no-nonsense with myself and how I use my time.

After all these years I trust spirit. When I'm meant to answer emails I feel it. Once I got a strong pull to listen to my phone messages and an even stronger pull to call a woman back right away. It ends up she was at the end of her rope, taking pills to end this life and we were able to chat and keep her on this earth. When the Divine wants you to honor an "interruption," believe me, everything in you will want to do so.

Another time, I was vacuuming. Suddenly Archangel Michael showed up. "Drop everything. We need you." "Now?" I answered? "Can I finish cleaning this room?" "Not if you want your friend to live," he said. Holy you know what! I dropped everything, went into meditation and got taken out of body in an altered state where we flew in spirit to my friend and pulled all sorts of gunk out of his heart. I called him later to see if he was OK and he felt fine. I felt crazy. However a few months later he reported huge heart problems that miraculously went away the night after I appeared in a dream of his... with the angels. I was blown away. Somehow time was not our usual time and my adventure, although it occurred months before, was real. That was one big blessed interruption!

Sometimes the interruptions are more mundane. My freezer was forming ice on the bottom and it became a big problem when I almost couldn't shut the door. On a Friday night when I had other plans, suddenly fixing the freezer became a higher priority!! SO I emptied it out into coolers, watched YouTube videos, took the inside panel apart, and got in there with a blow dryer to thaw out the frozen drain. Victory! I saved myself a few hundred dollars and several gallons of freshly squeezed juice. And I felt so good about it I was able to be twice as productive the next day!

So when things "interrupt" you, drop into the heart and ask the heart if they are to be handled now or later. You'll get a good answer, and your time will flow in alignment with Diving timing, which is always, better than our own! My mantra this week is funny Divine timing... not my timing!

PS - Oh how funny! While writing this, several emails came in and I had to resist the urge to immediately answer so I could get the newsletter done! Silly angels!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Holy water, holy air

When I sit to write a newsletter, I have no idea what will come of it. I often wonder how on earth they will come up with anything new, or say things they've said in a new way. I certainly didn't expect to be talking about water and air. I'm writing this late at night simply because, as I was making my way to bed, the urge to write suddenly rose up within me.

I stopped after writing the angels' words. I did the exercise they suggested and I feel vibrantly alive. I can see how these simple acts of inhaling consciously, and drinking the waters of life with intent could heal dis-ease and diseases alike. I'm going to have to play with this. I know the yogi's have always taught breathing exercises and so many others have as well, but as I did the breathing tonight, intending to take in all helpful frequencies and release all that were not, the air felt alive. I could see and feel the energy rushing into my lungs, my bloodstream and to my body with each breathe. I was sleepy when I started... now I feel I could go dancing :) I'm going to have to go send energy to all of you instead or I may never sleep :)

I did the same exercise with the water and it too felt alive. It reminds me of the beautiful sacraments of my childhood. I grew up Catholic. For those of you who are not, the priest takes the wine and bread and prays over it, "Body of Christ. Blood of Christ." We were always taught that this was a mystery, that the wine and bread actually became this body and blood. I have come to understand through my mystical excursions into heaven and with the angels that anything we bless and pray over and fill with love is really being acknowledge as the body and blood of God, the physical manifestations of love here upon the earth. And so perhaps as we bless our air and water, we are recognizing that this is God's breath, God's stream of life, here for all of us to inhale and drink in abundance to nourish and feed our hearts and souls.

I may never look at a simple glass – the melted sand turned into a thing of beauty – or the water within it, quite the same. What miracles truly exist at every turn. It is not possible to ever feel alone or unloved with this awareness.