Saturday, August 12, 2017

Experiencing Oneness

At first, realizing we are characters within the Divine mind can be horribly offensive to the ego. It is human nature to want to feel special, important, "better than," more capable, more correct, and so on. The notion that we are all One love in different forms sometimes makes an individual feel less "real" or less "important." In reality we are all real. We are all important.

As you experience the truth of our Unity – that we exist within God and God is within us – something beautiful begins to happen.
You begin to know that you are never alone or without guidance. You never have to solve your challenges by yourself. You are loved more than you can possibly imagine. Suddenly everyone is family. Suddenly, as the ego surrenders to the greater Truth of its unity with the Divine, you realize everyone else is you. You feel safer, more loved, more capable of creating change in your life.

The angels like to say, "We are as waves upon the ocean, seemingly separate only at the surface, but connected but a depth of love beyond comprehension. You can only imagine we are separate."
I have had many experiences of this Oneness. In "Ann & the Angels, Series 7" I was teaching people to slip into these blissful realities while simultaneously knowing themselves as a unique and precious individual. I kept slipping into this Presence in the studio. It felt delicious beyond words. It was sometimes hard to speak in front of the camera and the studio was filled with light.

The real magic, however, happened in the airport on the way home. I felt only the Presence of the Divine looking through my eyes at itself in the thousands of people traveling, greeting, rushing, smiling, hugging, scowling, stressing... no exception. I felt the Presence of God looking through my eyes at itself in everyone else. Whether someone smiled or scowled, I felt only the euphoric bliss of unconditional love. My Ann-self became an observer, swimming in a magical world of connection.

Last weekend I was at the International Association for Near Death Studies conference, speaking as part of a panel. I had the privilege of hearing famous authors, doctors and scientists studying human consciousness, and nursers pioneering whole new nursing philosophies based on caring.

I got to meet scores of people who had died, gone into the light and come back to tell. In so many cases, they spoke of the feelings of being one with, or deeply connected with all of life in their experience beyond death. Often the feelings of love and connection were so strong they didn't want to return to the limited experience of being in a human body. Nonetheless, they knew they must because their message about our unity and the constant presence of Love felt so important to share.

Here are a few ideas to help you shift into the blissful experience of Oneness, and to experience the love that is around us and in us at all times...

1. Either go to a beautiful place in nature or find a beautiful photo of nature on the Internet. Allow yourself to become "lost" in it
As you witness the beauty and majesty of nature – a sunset, a sunrise, the vastness of the ever-undulating ocean, or the sweet repose of a forest, you begin to return to your natural state of being. You begin to feel a part of something larger – an organism within an ecosystem.

You begin to feel the Presence of something very loving that created such beauty. You begin, as you witness the cyclical nature of nature, to feel eternity. 

Just "be" with this beautiful scene. Just observe loosely, in a relaxed way. Let yourself "melt" into it for a few minutes. See how you feel.

2. Look into the eyes of the innocent - either a child, a dog, a precious soul - either in the physical or in a photo... or even your own in the mirror.

The eyes are the windows to the soul. As you quiet your mind and look either into your own eyes, or the eyes of another, something in you recognizes a presence that goes far beyond body, brain, or mind. The longer you are able to look in the eyes of another with a quiet mind, the more deeply you go into the mystery.

What looks through your eyes is looking back at you... just in a different form. 

3.Listen to some inspiring music or chant a mantra and let yourself melt into it.

In ancient cultures, the shaman healers listened to a drumbeat and melted into it to enter other dimensions. In Hindu traditions there are mantras chanted over and over that induce a similar effect. In Christian traditions the monks chanted for hours to lose themselves in God.

I listen to Robin Miller's "Dreams of Heaven" and float into these spaces.

Choose some music that inspires you and see if you can just allow your mind to drift with it, turning yourself into pure light, energy, or whatever it begins to present to you. Melt into the experience. It will transport you beyond the ordinary. 

I know these are deep topics, and it is all to easy to want "practical" solutions to life's challenges. I am an ex-electrical engineer who grew up within a scientific paradigm, and I love practical solutions!  

The father I delve into the mystery however, the more I understand that the most practical thing we can do, is reconnect with love – one moment at a time. As we attune ourselves with love, we hear our guidance and feel good about ourselves. Challenges are elegantly solved. Opportunities present themselves and what we call "miracles" become a natural way of life.

I love you all so much. Thank you for being on this journey with me.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Expand into light

Have you ever done something the "hard way" for years and then realized, at long last, there was a much easier way?

... like banging jar lids on the counter and struggling with them until I discovered these little rubber pads that stick and help you unscrew the lid!

.... or typing cryptic commands in an old DOS computer (for those of you old enough to remember!) until I discovered the absolute joy of an "intuitive user interface" on my first Macintosh!
... struggling to peel ginger with a vegetable peeler until mom told me I could scrape the skin off with the edge of a spoon.

... or sitting at my desk for years with poor posture until I realized all I had to do was call in my two favorite carpenters in heaven (Jesus and grandpa) to help me find a solution!

There are so many cases in life where we just do what we do, the way we know how to do it... until we get fed up with doing things the hard way... or someone shows us a much easier way to go.

It was like that with managing difficult energies for me. I feared negative energies and tried to protect myself from them. I got upset at negative people, or at myself for not being able to "fix" them. I battled demons who came in with some clients. I ranted about injustices. 

The angels patiently indulged my way of handling dense energy until I finally was willing to surrender to an easier method – "Just allow the light that you are to expand within you, Ann. That will fix everything."

As always, they were right. Allowing the light to expand withing is quick, easy, fun, and feels good. I now use this technique all the time. It protects me from negativity. It strengthens me. It gives me energy when I feel depleted. Best of all, it just plain feels amazing! The more you do it, the more you feel it.

Here are a few ways you can use the simple exercise of expanding the light within to improve your life in every day life situations:

1. Protection against negative people
When you're around someone whining, complaining, or angry, it is easy to get drained if you shift your energy into pity, or begin to fear or resist them.

Instead imagine a spark of light in the center of your chest, exapnding, filling you with light. Imagine the light spills past the boundaries of your body and encompasses them too. You are sharing Divine love. You are giving them a "hug from God."

They will almost always settle down or leave! In any case, you will be rooted in Divine love rather than in their negativity. You won't get drained because the light is coming from the Infinite, not from your personality's reservoir.

2. Clear a room

When your home lacks luster, or when you're waiting in line at the post office, in a hotel room, in a crowd, or in a waiting room you might want to clear or refresh the energy around you. 

Simply imagine that spark of light in the center of your chest. Imagine you are allowing it to expand. It fills you, spills past the boundaries of your body and begins to fill the room, seeping into the furniture, the walls, the floor, the ceiling, etc... You can even imagine this light filling your house. Again, this light is coming through you not from your personal reservoir. You will feel uplifted.

3.Heal yourself or others

Imagine that spark of light in the center of your chest. Imagine you are allowing it to expand. It fills you, waking up all the healthy cells, bringing light into the darker areas of the aura, and gently cleansing you with energy. You are bringing radiant health into each cell. You are focusing on your healed, whole, and healthy self. 

To help another, imagine that light withing them, expanding, filling and waking up all healthy cells, bringing light into dark areas of their aura. You are focusing on their healed, whole, and healthy self. 

Play with this exercise of allowing the light to expand this week. Get creative. It really works. I love hearing how you use it too! 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

You're already there

September 3, 1993 my entire life changed. I had a dream a month before that I was spiraling up a mountain on a dirt road with my husband at the time. I left him to wander into a jungle to the interior of the mountain. In the dense foliage I met a tiny woman who asked me one question, "Are you willing to give up life as you know it?" I must have said yes. I awakened to find exactly three rose petals under my tail bone. The rose wreath was on a far wall. There was not breeze, no fan, no nothing. I still have those petals.

That was the day I went to the mailbox and received a brochure for a conference featuring alternative healers, shamans, and therapists. It was sponsored by an organization that offered continuing education for therapists. I had not signed up for their mailing list. In fact, I didn't know any therapists. There was no earthly reason I received that brochure.

I became excited by the prospect of meeting people who did things I had only read about. Shamanism and energy work intrigued me.  I registered for the conference, eeling that my entire life was about to change.

It was there at the conference that I first felt energy. A woman put her hand on my shoulder and lightning went through me. Another woman, who became my first teacher, touched me and I shook for an hour. "Why am I shaking?" I asked. "Your entire life is about to change," she responded. I begged her to teach me, signed up for her class as soon as I could, and took more as soon as she would allow me. She paced me, made me learn patience, allowing, and surrender. She taught me that although we can force energy to move, it is far easier to allow it to flow through our experience. 

As the years went by I continued to practice surrender. As I surrendered to my heart, I gradually becoming reacquainted with my real self. I surrendered my life as I knew it. I learned to allow the energy to flow through me to benefit others. I learned to channel. Lately as I've learned to surrender to the gaze, I realize that the energy was there all along and I was only surrendering to the experience of it.

What we call "healing" is only a surrender to the wholeness that was already there. What we call "releasing" is only a surrender to the perfection. What we call "expanding" is really just expanding our awareness into the realities that are awaiting our exploration. 

Although I knew this, and have experienced the value of surrendering to the light for years, it has been a huge shift in my reality to experience it more deeply. There is nothing to become. There is nothing to strive for. There is only resistance to release, and a willingness to allow the joy, health, and happiness that is already there waiting, to become part of our conscious experience.

Here are a few pointers to help you surrender into a happier reality

1. Open the doorway of the heart on a daily basis
Do the meditation in the angel message above. In reality we are not opening something shut. We are opening our awareness, expanding our experience into a reality that is just there and waiting for us. We are "tuning" into a frequency of love that is already there. 

We use imagery and metaphor like doorways and opening because this is what our mind understands. However we are just really shifting our awareness to what is already there.

2. On a daily basis, take a few minutes to imagine you are "already there"

Have you ever seen those Russian dolls, where one fits inside the other, and another fits inside that one. If not Google them to get an image.  

Imagine the "you" that you know now is the outside doll. 

Just inside of that there is a whole, healed, healthy, happy, abundant you that has everything you want or need.  

Imagine what that the inner doll – expands to merge with the outer doll. The healthy you expands to merge with and inform the unwell you. The abundant you expands to merge with and inform the not so abundant you. The love and loving you expands to merge with and inform the you that feels unloved or unloving. The "you" that you want to be lives within. It is coming to the surface, 

We are not striving to become what we want. We are striving to bring who we want to be to the surface, so we can attract what we want externally.

3.Give thanks for what you have not yet experienced... but want to

Imagine you have what you want, or are who you want to be. Give thanks. Give thanks for your healed body if it is sick. Give thanks for your abundance even if it isn't here yet. Give thanks for healed relationships, and new abilities. Imagine your future self is giving thanks for what has already transpired. 

This will "tune" you into that experience and start to shift your energies into the experience you want.

We are like radios capable of tuning into any reality, experiencing what we tune into.
 The radio doesn't have to become anything. The stations are already broadcasting. Health, wholeness, love, anything exists as energy right now. The more we "tune" into it, no matter how we achieve that, the more we experience that reality. I'm having fun with this lately and love hearing how you are too!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Easier classes

Sometimes, our toughest classes lead to our greatest joy... 

Learning to love someone who hated me and attacked me viscously in spirit the past few years strengthened my soul but it had weakened my body. I had twisted intestines, skin cancer, shingles, and a variety of other unpleasant reminders not to indulge in my own fears. One by one, these healed, but up until a few months ago I was still waking every morning up shaking in fear. The attacks stopped awhile ago but I was still having ptsd-like symptoms.

So, I'd wake up, breathe, do yoga and within a few minutes I had reclaimed peace and calm in the present moment. Nonetheless the constant adrenal stress got me. I decided to go on a mission to master my mind so I could reclaim the vibrant health I used to enjoy before I dove into the tougher lessons.

I give thanks often, but I started giving thanks for everything. I am almost always positive, but I made it a point to catch every negative thought and replace it with better ones. I started focusing relentlessly on my health! I felt fantastic! Celebrating life, joy, and victory I was feeling the best I've been in ages, radiantly healthy, joyful, in love with life and everyone in it, and manifesting like crazy... when I found a very hard lump the size of a golf ball in a place lumps should not be. 

This was my graduation.

I saw two possible futures – the one the world would dictate, and the one my soul knew was possible. I saw only one lesson no matter which "class" I chose – to eventually embrace the truth of my wholeness and well-being.

Class #1 involved embracing human belief systems, falling into fear, getting medical procedures, and "healing." Class #2 involved embracing higher truth and thinking no other thoughts than wholeness, acknowledging that we are as much energy as flesh and bone, and seeing only the "reality" that lies beneath all illusions. I chose class #2.

I chose to focus only on my whole and healed self. I chose to acknowledge higher truth – that this was old energy that was simply revealing itself because I was ready to handle it. I chose to believe it would be gone almost instantly. For once, I did not give in to fear at all. I knew I had trained my mind to focus on what I wanted and this was my golden opportunity to put it to work.

I knew (not wished, but knew) that I was made of light and already whole within. I knew my energy could shift and my body could shift in an instant. I've witnessed enough miracles. I knew this "lump" was just old sadness I had to "get off my chest." This was an old illusion I'd harbored for too long – one that said the masculine vibration didn't nurture the feminine. I had already changed those energies within me. Now the body had to follow. I just had to focus.

I pictured vibrant light emanating from me, and saw this lump of dense energy spiraling into wisps of smoke and dissolving from the surface of my skin. I went to bed knowing I would receive help in my sleep, thinking the humorous thought that if Jesus could resurrect an entire body in three days, certainly this mistaken energy could be out in that time!

I burnt like an furnace was inside of me, all night long. I kept waking up drenched in sweat. I felt prickly, staticy energy pouring out of me. The lump was nearly gone by morning. Through my dear friend Summer Bacon, at her open session the next day the angels confirmed I had indeed allowed for a "miracle." Three days later it was gone.

We get to choose our lessons with our focus. Focus on fear and that path is well-traveled in this world. Focus on bliss and although the road is sometimes unpaved, what a joy to travel that one! More and more I'm aware of the subtle resistances to joy and well being, and the ever increasing flood of desire for it. It is getting so much easier to acknowledge the joyful desires, and as a result the lessons are so much more joyful!

Here are a few pointers to help you release fear and resistance:

1. When you are afraid, admit it. Don't be ashamed of it. Ask humans or heaven for help.

There's a tendency in spiritual crowds to be ashamed of fear. When we look at it rationally, most of the time we know we "shouldn't" be afraid, that everything is ultimately OK, and that much of our fears are ridiculous. Nonetheless, they don't let go easy. Allow yourself to ask for help. If you don't have friends you can laugh with, then sit, breathe, and receive the angels help.

Alternately, if you are physically inclined, dance, hike, or exercise. Shake your hands and arms like a dog shaking water off its back! Fear is a constrictive energy and any sort of exercise, dance, or motion will help move it out of your body!

2. Look for the subtle resistance to what you want

Ask yourself, "If life handed me what I wanted tomorrow, what would have to change in me? What would change in my life? How would my relationships change? What would I be focused on instead?" Try to imagine yourself in a reality where you already have what you want... and imagine all the changes as well until you are perfectly comfortable with them. This helps release subtle unconscious resistance

3. Focus relentlessly on a joyful existence.

If you're sick, focus regularly on what it felt like or would feel like to be radiantly healthy. When I had trouble with skin conditions I focused constantly on what it would feel like to have pure, healthy skin, and now it is true.

If you're feeling financial lack, give thanks for your abundance. I've had a lot of bills this year but I take every chance I get to acknowledge abundance and they keep getting paid. Thank you God for the abundant air! Thank you for abundant food! That you for the rich wealth of colors in the yard! Thank you for the abundantly beauty all around me... The vibration of gratitude IS abundant.

If you're feeling worried about someone you love imagine them healthy, happy, in a wonderful life. We can energetically "curse" people with worry, but we can also "bless them" by envisioning them healthy and happy.

This is deep work. Choosing our "classes" more consciously is not always easy, but there is such joy when you can own your own mind, release fears and resistance, and allow the universe to love you the way it really wants to!

I wish you a blessed and beautiful week of embracing your soul's freedom!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Finding Purpose

I did something very unusual a few weeks ago just prior to the Fourth of July holiday. I rested for four days straight. I ate, slept, and read and did absolutely nothing else!

In the past I would have been frustrated that I didn't feel like working, hiking, crafting, or a million other things. For the first time in my life, however, I had no resistance whatsoever to listening to my body. It was delicious, rejuvenating, and highly purposeful time. It reset my mind, re-fueled my body, and helped me re-commit to a whole new level of self-care.

If you grew up like me, you know that our culture celebrates the purpose in our busy-ness, our activities, and our achievements. Rest on the other hand, is often considered a luxury, a 'necessary evil,' a waste of time, or worse... laziness!  It is so easy to believe we have purpose when we're achieving something, creating something, or helping someone. It is a lot harder to embrace being 'purposeful' when we're not. 

Nonetheless everything we do has purpose if done with love. Your down time is just as purposeful as your "busy" time. Your rest is just as important as your exercise. Your time to daydream is just as important as your time to think. Whatever we do, as long as we do it with love and authenticity has purpose.

I ended up reading a great book about Louisa May Alcott ("Invincible Louisa" by Cornelia Meigs.") I'm not even sure how it ended up on my kindle app but it was there, and so I dove into it. I had no idea the famous author of "Little Women" grew up around such amazing thinkers as Emerson and Thoreau, that she was a nurse in the civil war, traveled the world as a caretaker, and never gave up on her dream of supporting her family, nor allowed ill health to overtake her zest for living. My "down time," spent reading about her "up time" greatly inspired me.

So this week, if you feel inspired to act with love, then by all means do so, but perhaps you, like me, could use a little rest. If so, just know that your down time has purpose. God would not have invented the fall and winter if the trees were meant to bloom all year. Even they rest, knowing that in their slumber they are gathering energy for their next cycle of activity.

Here are a few pointers to help you find purpose...

1. Pick something you consider purposeless, and list at least ten reasons why it has a loving value. 
The angels challenged me to do this years ago when I was whining about "wasting time" on housecleaning. They asked me to "love my house," give thanks for my house, give thanks for being able to share my house, for the furniture I loved, much of it with its own story. They showed me how "loving my house" was a way to share my love with both myself and everyone who visited, to save time in the future (because I could find things in an organized home) and to master the art of being present. Soon I was whistling while I worked!

Resting has purpose... it helps your brain loosen up its grip on preconceived notions and see things in a new light. Your body self-heals. You get new ideas, new guidance, and fresh perspectives. You are more apt to take better care of yourself when you rest because you let go of your addiction to adrenaline. Rest has great meaning.

Try it... Pick something you consider purposeless, and list at least ten reasons why it has loving value. 

2. Before bedtime, ask yourself, "How would the world be different if I hadn't been here today?"

Perhaps you let someone move in front of you in traffic and that kind act made their day. Without you they might have had an accident. Maybe you called a friend in need. Without you they might have spiraled into a tough mindset. Perhaps you slept all day. Without you there would be one less ripple of peace in the cosmic pond... everything has value.

3. If you really want a "greater purpose" as we humans say, write down three of your biggest complaints in life. Explore how you can you contribute to the solution.

Seeing love, being love, and expressing love are purpose enough. The angels maintain your very act of breathing and being is a contribution. However, being human, many people want to find something to do that feels like a contribution to humanity. That is wonderful, but what if you don't know what to do?

Years ago the angels said something simple - "Your biggest complaints are clues to your greatest passion."

If you hate the fact that people are starving, find ways to feed someone. If you hate animal abuse, volunteer at a shelter or visit and share love with one of its residents. If you can't stand seeing people dis-empowered, teach empowerment. You get the idea. Your complaints do indeed show you your passions. 

This week try to start looking at everything you do and everything you are as having purpose, meaning, and value. In that space, life takes on a new vibrancy, and starts to feel more joyful. Never, the angel say is anything we do, or anything we are, wasted in the greater scheme of life.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Making love to life

Years ago I did some real damage to my foot and ended up being on crutches for five months. Even the simplest tasks were challenging, from taking care of the dogs who were on earth at the time, to cooking and cleaning house. I know many of you have been there too. I could no longer rush around as usual and so I learned to do everything I did slowly, thoughtfully, and with love.

I didn't have the capacity at the time to hire someone to clean house so I bought a portable vacuum, tied a ribbon to the handle and lugged it around on crutches. I strapped a belt around my waist and hung the rags and cleaners from it.  I put on some good slow music and began "making love to my house,"as the angels urged me. I cleaned it slowly, consciously, and with a great deal of love. I don't believe I've ever seen my house sparkle like that!

Cooking was the same. I had to stop, move the plate from the counter, to the table, put the food on it, move it back to the kitchen island, and then to the microwave! I thought of it as loving my dinner.  Even putting the dishes in the dishwasher became an act of slow, conscious, loving. 

While this may seem silly, it made the time on crutches a blessing rather than a burden. It wasn't easy but it was an extremely loving time. I sat still with love. I contemplated life with love. Surprisingly I even learned to embrace the pain with love till it wasn't that bad.

As promised, the pain passed, but the love lasted. I now do the things I must more slowly and with love. I can sit still and still love myself now. I can take almost any task and color it with the same care that I'd give someone else I loved. It has been a remarkable lesson. 

Here are a few pointers to help you make love to life this week

1. Pick a mundane task that you do often and do it with love
Comb your hair with love. Brush your teeth as if you loved the toothbrush, the toothpaste and your teeth. Pet your dog with love. Look at your family with love. Set the table with love. Eat with love. Try doing the smallest things with love and see how it makes you feel.

As the angels like to say, Love is Love no matter who or what you love!

2. Take something you don't enjoy and add more love

This takes some creativity. You might not like your drive to work in traffic. Maybe you can find good music or books on tape? You might not like doing accounting or taxes. Perhaps you can think of it as a blessing to even have a salary to account for, put on some good music, and promise yourself a reward when you're done. Maybe you don't like housecleaning or exercising. Can you put on some fun clothes, some good music, and think of how healthy you'll feel?

You get the idea... we can always find ways to add love even to those tasks we don't usually like. 

3.Try to find something lovable about someone you don't like

This one is more challenging. Years ago I was watching someone yell at a clerk. The angels challenged me to figure out something to love about this woman. I saw laugh lines and started thinking loudly, "At least you have a sense of humor!" She turned to the clerk and said, "I guess you just have to laugh." I was taken aback! 

When we find something to love about someone who isn't being loving, it is an invitation to their soul to step into a more loving reality!

Have fun this week putting a little extra love into life. It is the secret ingredient that will sweeten your days!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Free to be

As I mentioned last week, I recently attended and spoke at the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies conference. It was like a little bit of heaven on earth! Physicists, neuroscientists, mystics, dream interpreters, filmmakers, and Near Death Experiencers all shared their perspectives on life, healing, and consciousness.

Some approached the subject with detailed scientific studies, others with healing demonstrations, and still others with heart-touching stories of their time in heaven. Everyone was so respectful, kind, and loving to one another, even when there were differences of opinions. Speakers and attendees mingled freely and attended each others' workshops. It was another "home" away from "home."

I found myself thinking, "If only we could all learn and share from one another so respectfully, this world would be amazing." Professional grown men – scientists, doctors, and former lawyers – stood up front, getting teary eyed as they talked about their love for humanity, their NDEs, and their emerging understandings of consciousness. Instead of feeling self conscious, they bared their hearts. Instead of the audience judging, they were touched. It was so profoundly beautiful. We did dream interpretation exercises, talked about simultaneous parallel realities, no space/no time, kundalini, healing, everything is one, surrender, and so much more.

Can you imagine a world where we are free to be who we are without fear of exposing our hearts and our own beliefs? A world where we can listen to one another, accept one another and simply choose to take in what feels right and what does not? A world where diversity of opinions are celebrated and we find the common ground? It would be heaven.

Here are a few pointers to help you embrace other's perspectives whether they agree or not.

1. Instead of listening to someone and automatically judging them right or wrong, good or bad, seek to understand.

It is the brain's job as a finely tuned computer to compare and contrast every bit of information we take in, with everything we've ever learned. In a way we're wired to sort things out according to what we know.

Rather than judging we can simply say to ourselves. "Hm, that's different from what I think I know. Let me listen to see if I can learn anything. That's not how I think. I wonder why they think that way." Or if you absolutely can't stand the perspective, then simply say to yourself, "Not for me."

Many of you have heard this story. I once wrote a woman who ran a hate site aimed at a celebrity I liked. I asked her why and told her I was just curious. Instead of being mad at her and judging her horrible, it felt better to inquire. She said she started it as a joke and now felt trapped by all its members. I felt compassion for her inability to stand up for what she now believed in. Clearly she, like all of us, was just growing.

2. Rather than needing to agree, acknowledge the other's perspective

You can simply say, "I see why you feel that way" or "I understand now." You don't have to agree or disagree with anyone. You just have to own your own thoughts and feelings, and allow others to have theirs. In doing so you can acknowledge another person's perspective, without having to change your own.

For example, years ago a dear one in my life, felt I should engage in Bible study. I love the Bible. I love all spiritual books. However, because I talk to angels, and have been in heaven, I didn't feel the need for further intellectual study. He argued and tried to get me to agree. At first I tried to justify and explain myself but then realized that it was no more my place to change him, than it was his to change me. Ultimately we chose to acknowledge that each had found a path to God that worked in our own lives. We are now able to respect each others' service to the world in spite of differing beliefs.

If a person can't allow you to be, then there's no need to argue. Remain silent, or as the Bible says, "Don't cast your pearls before swine." There is no need to share your heart with those who can't see its value.

3. Rather than getting upset about others' perspectives, see them as the classroom in which they are growing.

You know what works in your life. Likewise, others know what works in theirs, or, if their lives are not working, they are actually choosing beliefs and habits that give them what they need to grow.

I'll never forget a few decades ago. Someone I loved was sick. "I was nearly beside myself. "I can help you! I can do Reiki on you!" I begged them to let me "heal" them. Their answer taught me volumes, "I'm sick because I need rest. Please let me sleep." Pushing our own "helpful" ideas on another is never loving and rarely welcome. We can offer kindly once or twice, then let it go. Every soul knows what they need to grow.

Even those who addict, engage in horrible habits, and even exit the planet in unkind ways, grow from those experiences. I was talking to someone today who is very spiritual and kind soul. He remembers a past life as a soldier in a very vicious army. He has learned from the perspectives of his past life, and is now a beautiful peace-loving soul. Eventually love wins.

I know this is a touchy topic. It IS a human challenge not to get saddened or angered when we hear others' perspectives that we vehemently disagree with. 

Yet we can only achieve spiritual freedom when we understand that everyone is exactly where they need to be, believing what they need to believe, working whether they know it or not, to grow back to love... including us.

May freedom live in your heart this week –  the freedom to be who you are, believe as you believe, and allow others to do the same.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Allowing miracles

I had a little scare last week... The night before I was scheduled to fly out to speak at the Academy of Spiritual and Consciousness studies conference, both of my arms broke out in a pretty unsightly rash. I wasn't stressed about the conference. I was all prepared and excited. The rash looked like a perfect pair of shackles around my wrists! It looked like really bad timing to be clearing out a past least to my limited way of thinking. Ends up it was perfect.

I prayed, "Should I cancel or go?" I already knew the answer. I was going and I would have to use every ounce of faith and focus not to have this spiral into one big mess. I wrapped my wrists in bandages with apple cider vinegar... then got on the airplane the next day. When I arrived I hiked a few miles from the hotel to the local grocers a few times to stock up with natural remedies and good food. (I now know how to make clean gourmet healthy meals in a hotel room!!)

I was blessed again. Braco was live streaming online the next day so I watched his gazes before the conference started. I felt the healing energy and knew everything would be OK. I saw the past life that was leaving. I put pride aside and wore bandages the first two days of the conference. By day 3 however – the day I was scheduled to speak and gaze – my arms were so healed you could barely tell I'd ever had a problem.

I know that if I had spiraled into fear, that rash would have covered me. I've had things like that happen before. I also know that this was my chance to take off the "shackles of fear" that had bound my mind in the past, and to truly free myself to be the creator we all are. I was shedding a past lifetime where I could not be freed, but one that had no bearing on my present life. Focusing on well-being, and having faith that I'd receive my miracle, was exactly what made the miracle possible. Needless to say I'm beyond grateful for the lesson!

I had a beautiful time at the conference too... I'll have to share more on that later, maybe next week!

For now, here are a few pointers to help you mentally deal with life's challenges.

1. As soon as you notice a fear, stop. Breathe. Focus on what you want.

Breathing helps you re-center and get out of fear long enough to start asking yourself an important question:

What if this problem or challenge was already solved?

What would you feel like? What would you be doing instead of fretting and worrying? How would you be enjoying your life. Really let your imagination go to the lighter side of the issue here. 

2. Sit. Breathe. Receive. Ask your angels to adjust your energy field to be consistent with your desired outcome.

The universe responds to our energy not our thoughts. I used every ounce of willpower to focus on clear skin and well being, then called on God, the angels, gazed with Braco and spent time in silence allowing myself, in my imagination, to feel vibrantly well. It really works.

I just heard from another dear soul who needed a car that she started focusing on having a new car and a family member offered to give her their old one - a used one, yes, but in fantastic condition with low miles. For free. This is the power of focusing your mind on the solution! 

3. Repeat & Take Action when Guided

Every time you feel yourself falling into fear or worry, repeat the process. It doesn't to take long but as the angels always say, getting your energy right is far more important than any activity we might take. 

In the energy of calmly expecting your desired outcome (or better!) you will receive inspiration and guidance when and where it is time to act.

If you like, take one life challenge you have right now and try the process all week. See what shifts. We are all "miracle makers in the making!"

Saturday, June 17, 2017

You, me, & the cosmic pool

I don't think any of us have any idea how powerfully we can affect the mass consciousness with our peace, love, calm, and joy. Every now and then, however, something reminds us.

Years ago we had a big tornado cloud in Phoenix, Arizona, which is highly unusual. I looked out the window after work and the sky was pitch black. A friend who knew I didn't watch the news, called and told me breathlessly, "There's a tornado cloud two miles from your house! Turn on the news!" I stepped outside and saw a swirling mass forming in the sky. I flipped on the news and heard urgent warnings to take shelter. My heart started pounding. I had two dogs at the time and there was nowhere to go. I don't have a basement.

I went crazy, throwing everything I Design’t want to lose into the bathroom.  Five minutes later I was sitting there on the bathroom floor with my two dogs, six pillows, a flashlight, computer backups, purse, a raincoat, a change of clothes, and water bottles, when it dawned on me that if the tornado actually touched down I would be like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz flying through the air in my bathtub with all my worldly possessions and my two dogs swirling with me.

I could hear the urgency in the newscasters’ voices on television saying that the funnel clouds were dipping towards the ground.  As I froze in fear, heart pounding, I felt the angels all around me. They were insistent but kind,  “Ann, remember what you know about creating!”  I suddenly felt acutely embarrassed that I had fallen out of faith, into fear.

I focused on my breathing and became very peaceful and still inside.  I said loudly, “In the name of God and the Christ consciousness within, I command the clouds to rest easy, stay in the sky, and make sure there is no harm to person or property.”  I felt an intense peace come over me and ripple outward.

As soon as the prayer was uttered, heat and energy flooded through me with such intensity that I broke into a sweat that drenched my clothing and everything around me.  I felt as if a wildfire had burnt through me.  I had pure faith in that instant in God’s ability to work through me to calm the storm. I felt nothing but peace and a searing heat. Two minutes later, the newscasters announced the clouds were dissipating.  It was a powerful lesson for me in how our energy does indeed ripple outward.

There is a story Braco's helpers tell about a time when he gazed in New York city. Someone put a picture of him doing so on the huge display screen in Times Square. Millions of people saw it and subconsciously felt the peace. That day alone, the papers reported there was no crime in the city. One soul standing in a very great light created that much peace. Can you imagine if we all did?

Here are a few pointers to help you ripple waves of goodness into the fabric of humanity this week... and into your own life.

1. The next time you are around someone who is in chaos or drama, see if you can ripple peace
The angels taught me this technique. I use it often in my work to help calm people who are hurting, grieving, or upset. 

As you breathe imagine that there is a column of calm soothing light, like the peaceful eye of a hurricane, running up your spine to the heavens and deep into the earth. No matter what the person or people around you are doing, breathe in the peace and solidity that this column of light creates. 

Then imagine the light expanding outward – a beautiful peaceful light that embraces all around you. Imagine this light soothing them, calming their chaos and helping them feel loved. With every breath allow waves of this peace to wash through you out into the room around.

Try it in a crowd sometime among strangers or when you are next to someone upset on their cell phone. See what happens.

2. When you are happy, peaceful, feel abundant, calm, or inspired, share those waves!

If you feel something positive in your own life, take a moment. Breathe and feel the feeling very deeply. As you breathe out imagine sending a wave of this beautiful energy rippling outward into the world! You just sent a vibrational gift to humanity.

3. Use the Swimming Pool visualization to help someone you love

If you are concerned about someone, imagine them in a pool next to you. Imagine what type of waves they are sending out, and imagine what type of waves you could send to help them.

Maybe they're depressed and you want to send them little effervescent bubbles of joy to tickle them kindly back into life. Maybe they are angry and splashing violently and you want to send them peaceful and calm waves. Maybe they're drowning in self loathing and you want to send deep powerful waves of love beneath the surface to buoy them up once again. Use this metaphor to see both their energy and to figure out what type of energy you wish to send them. Just by using your intent and imagination you are.

For example I had someone write me very panic'd about a life situation. She felt like a drowning swimmer clinging to my energy. I imagined sending her waves of calm and picturing her buoyed and floating effortlessly. She wrote me a few minutes later to say she felt better.

So many people I talk to want to do more for the world. Sometimes we don't have the money, time, or strength. However we all have a few moments a day to put beautiful loving ripples into the cosmic pool!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Don't worry....

I didn't worry about much in life until my false life fell apart and I started living my real life! When I was an engineer, married, with a nice house and two dogs, life was pretty easy. I was doing what everyone expected of me and had a lot of support. Then I figured out who I really was. I got divorced, quit my job, became psychic in the window, and

All my external "crutches" were taken away. I had to start to generate my security from within. For the first time I didn't know how to "control" my life, and as a result, I worried about everything! I worried about whether or not I messed up my entire life. I worried about the friends I had lost and whether I'd ever be loved. I worried about my former husband and dogs. I worried about money. I worried about my clients. It was insanity and it hurt.

Little by little the angels guided me to learn to manifest, and to focus on what I wanted rather than on everything I thought I did wrong and everything I thought could go wrong.

Little by little things started to go right. I started to imagine the best instead of the worst. My business picked up. I travelled and found great joy, new friendships, and peace in my heat. I started to focus on people I cared about being happy and healthy. Not everyone stepped into those beautiful "energetic blueprint" as the angels call it, but I felt better, more empowered, and like I was giving all I could to assist.

Now I rarely worry about life's challenges. I know that either they will be solved as I am picturing them or in a better way. I know I'm loved, supported, and cared for by the universe. We all are. We just have to get our energy attuned to that love so we stop blocking it. The angels like to say, "God wants to pour a river of love into your life but your hand is on the faucet." When I have a financial challenge, I smile knowing God will come up with a solution or I'll have a bill to pay. When I have a health challenge, I embrace its lesson and picture myself well. When I see someone I love doing something self-destructive or in pain, I picture them feeling gloriously well.

Jesus, the yogis, and other spiritual masters have the ability to create miraculous healing because they picture the well-being and divine light of a person more strongly than the person pictures their illness.

Can you imagine a faith so solid it can "see beyond the illusions and appearances of pain and suffering in this material world, and instead see the truth of an abundant and glowing soul so strongly that this truth appears? I have achieved this a few times with clients, and am working on becoming stronger in my ability so I can help more people. We all can :)

Here are a few pointers to help you kick the worry habit and embrace your soul's power to create a better outcome...

1. Turn every worry into a prayer and a powerful manifestation

Every time you catch yourself helplessly engaged in the worry habit, stop. Flip it. Find the love and the desire underneath it. Then pray. Picture the outcome you'd prefer. Imagine your bills paid, the world at peace, your loved ones happy and healthy.

This is how I've healed my body numerous times when very ill - I've pictured and remembered feeling good more strongly than I felt bad. It led to the guidance and solutions to fix problems that could have helped me into heaven otherwise!

2. Instead of telling others you worry about them, tell them how much you care

There is a bad habit in humanity of thinking others will feel your love if you tell them "you are worried about them." Instead most of the time it is annoying. It basically says, "I don't have faith in you. I want you to change so I feel better." Of course that's not what we want to convey!

So instead of saying, "I'm worried about your health," say, "I love you! I am picturing you radiantly happy and healthy! I don't know how but I trust. I have faith in you and faith in God." That feels like love to your loved ones. They'll listen to your suggestions more easily. They'll be inspired. They'll feel your heart and care.

3. Embrace "not being in control"

I like to joke that it came as a shock to me that I don't run the universe and everyone else's life. We sometimes get so worked up because we want things to look a certain way and if they don't we're afraid horrible things will happen. In reality the Creator wants a much more loving reality for all of us! our idea of a solution might just not be the one another soul needs to grow, or might not be the best.

Its fine to envision the outcome you want, to pray for and intend it, but always remember to add, "this or better." Thank GOD I don't run the universe! Or you :) We have only a fractional understanding of the greater good. So when you worry, by all means intend what you want, but always leave room for better!

Surrendering control is not giving up on your desires but rather allowing room for something better. 

I wish you all a worry free week, or if you're not there yet at least a week of working to kick the worry habit.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

$A Symbol of love

Many of you have heard this. I quit a lucrative career in engineering on guidance.Within a year had a job as "psychic in the window" at a local bookstore. If I was lucky I made $6 after taxes on a good day. I worked on the slowest day of the week, since I was the newest psychic there. It was, honestly, very frightening! My savings was going down and not much was coming in.

I prayed for money. Instead of sending me more clients, the angels taught me how to shift my energy... and therefore shifted my capacity to receive and allow for the Love that wanted to circulate through my life and work.

I didn't work harder, advertise, or get a second job. Instead I listened to the angels advice. I advertised on the "inner net" and focused on gratitude.

Every morning the angels told me to sit and feel how wonderful it felt to do something I loved. It was true. I loved talking to angels. I sat and thought about the love until my heart was filled with gratitude. Then they instructed me to imagine beaming that light out in all directions - like rays of sun, and simply to say, "If my work can help you and you'll honor the exchange, please find me." That was it. That was my "advertising."

After each client, the angels told me to give thanks for the ability to help someone and make it clear I was ready to serve more. So after each client I prayed, "Dear God thank you so much for giving me work I love that can help others! I'm ready to serve more." Another person would walk in a few minutes later.

People started walking into the bookstore on the slowest day of the week. Soon I was booked and my day became the busiest day of the week. When another psychic left I was given another day to work. That day started to book up in advance too! When the bookstore closed three years later, I had such a large base of clients I was able to survive on my own.

I now understand that praying for money is useless. The soul doesn't care about money. It cares about experience. Focus on the experience you want, the joy you will feel, the gratitude for what you already have, and absolute miracles can happen!

Here are a few pointers to help you make money a symbol of love, rather than a symbol for fear... and therefore keep it flowing in your life!

1. Give thanks for all you do have

The angels say, "A Grateful Heart is Always Full" and feeling this fullness puts you in a very abundant vibration. 
A few weeks ago I took my 1998 car into the shop. This year she needed some very expensive repairs, but I love her and it is still less expensive for me to maintain her than buy a new one. However, I had just paid for a trip to donate my time and speak at an conference. I had just helped a friend. So it was a bit of a stretch at this time!

Nonetheless, after seeing so many miracles, I knew everything would be fine. I gave thanks for a car that has been so dependable, for a great mechanic, for the ability to sit in air conditioning while it was being fixed, for the Internet which gave me the ability to work, for my health, safety, etc...

I went home and several clients who had been behind in paying me, all of the sudden – that day – had paid me. I hadn't asked! A credit card suddenly announced some money back. People were suddenly generous. The bill was nearly all paid off within weeks, without me doing a thing other than keeping my energy in the vibration of abundance. Gratitude is the key...

2. Remember... The Power that Creates Universes Can Manage Your Life!

That statement always makes me roll with laughter! How is it we believe the creator can make our lungs breathe, our heart beat, coordinate the stars in the heavens, turn the seasons, move the tides... and yet we stress out that God can't or won't help us pay a bill? It's absurd to be afraid when you actually think like this and yet most of us were trained to worry!

One of the "Ann & the Angels" show viewers had some seriously large back taxes to be paid on her home. She was watching the manifesting series (2) and got into the vibration of faith. She mentioned her faith that she'd receive help to a friend. The friend was so impressed she was connected with a generous donor who paid her back taxes! This is how God works!

All things are possible with the infinite. Don't limit the Divine. When you don't know how, Source does.

3. Don't Plug Up God's arteries...

If you have money and you want something you can afford, enjoy it! No guilt, no shame, no worry about "what if I don't have more later!" You don't want to clog up God's arteries by letting fear pinch off the flow of abundance in your life. When you genuinely get something you want, you feel happy. You celebrate. You give thanks for your abundance... and that puts you in a vibration to attract more!

Every time I pay a bill, I say, "Thank you God. I'm ready for more." Every time I get something I like I say, "Thank you God for the abundance you have blessed me with."

I am not rich in the world's sense. I still work with clients every week, so I can pay the bills and give away all I do for free. But I live in a flow wherein I get what I need and give what God wants, realizing I don't have to worry about money, but rather can trust that I am only a conduit for love. I receive. I give, and in that flow everything is cared for.

Have a blessed, grateful, and abundant week... starting in your own heart!

Love you all!

PS - If you want a "guided tour" into heavenly abundance, Series 6 of Ann & the Angels is a 12-episode series, available as video-on-demand, that takes you step by step into this mindset. In just half an hour a week and a few minutes a day you can shift your energy and shift your whole relationship w/money, abundance, and how to attract it into your life! More info here.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Conscious Breathing...

Sometimes I sit down to channel the weekly newsletter with an idea of what I'd like to talk about and the angels come through with something entirely different. Sometimes I overlook the obvious. Breathing seems so natural and easy, right? But in reality most of us don't breathe deeply, or consciously.

Conscious breathing has come in very handy for me lately. I've been sleeping deeply, having fascinating dreams, and waking up happy. However, within a few seconds of opening my eyes, I start to feel a very anxious and unpleasant vibration in my my body as I re-enter the earth's frequencies. If I had no resistance to the fear and anxiety on the earth, I'd move right through it and quickly back into bliss. Eventually I won't even feel it at all. But I'm not there yet. I'm working on deeper levels of surrender at all times, and striving to live in deeper levels of love... for everything.

That being the case, I don't like feeling this staticky, unpleasant energy. So, for now, I sit up, breathe, surrender to the angels and the light that rides in on the breath, and once again feel heaven. Within minutes of surrendering to the breath, I am tuned back into bliss, feel awesome, and am able to get on with my happy day! Maybe someday I'll breath so deeply at all times that I won't even feel the static. I'm working on it! 

For now conscious breath is an elixir that cleanses my energy, enlivens my cells, and fills me with an enthusiastic energy for life.

In the surrender to a conscious breath, absolute miracles can take place. 

Yoga and meditation instructors have taught this for years. Nonetheless, I think we all need reminders. It's all too easy to get caught up in the world's energies these days. Happily it is also easy to breathe and find heaven once again!

Here are a few pointers to help you breathe easily this week!

1. When you first wake up take a few deep conscious breaths
Before you even get out of bed, sit up. Ask your angels for help with anything you need that day, even if you simply want a loving, grace guided joyful day. 

Then breathe in deeply. Know you are breathing in all the loving energies that you need to help adjust your energy to match your prayers. Hold the breath for a few seconds and imaging it lighting up every cell, lighting up your aura, enlivening you. Feel its energy and love. Then exhale gently and repeat a few more times. 

Allow the conscious breathing to fill you with love and energy for your day! 

2. When someone, or life, upsets you... Breathe the breath of peace

This one sounds obvious, but we don't always do it. When someone cuts you off in traffic, says something unkind, or upsetting... breathe. When you get that email asking you to do "just one more thing," breathe. When you stumble upon bad news, breathe. When you think about something painful or upsetting... breathe.

In all of those cases, slow down. Take a deep breath in, intending to breathe in peace and reassurance that everything is all in divine order. Hold that breathe of peace. Now exhale and know that any anxious of chaotic energies are leaving. You might see it in your mind's eyes like white light flowing into you and fuzzy static flowing out of you. Repeat a few times. 

The breath of peace gifts you with not only peace, but also with a clear perspective on what to do next. 

3. Before Bed, Breathe in Your Day

No matter whether your day was pleasant or not, breathe it in for cleansing. Imagine you are inhaling the energy of your entire day. Hold the breath for a few seconds allowing the natural systems in the body and aura to take in what is good and sort out what is not useful. Now exhale. You are releasing all that is not helpful.

Breathing in your day allows you to benefit from the loving frequencies and clear out the rest. 

Doing this a few times will help you sleep more deeply without all that static bouncing around inside of you! 

Breath is such a powerful, but under-utilized form of receiving love, releasing undesirable energy, and self-healing. Use it consciously this week and see how you feel! 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Healing anger

The angels told me that they had a hard time convincing me to come to earth. They said I argued that it was too angry a place for an enlightened soul. Obviously I wasn’t so enlightened as I thought, and had something to learn because I once here again, that I discovered that carried a lot of anger towards the angry and unkind souls.

It took many years for me to realize that my anger at others was only anger at myself.

In my thirties I dated a man I didn’t love. I had been cheated on and dumped by his best friend when he swooped in, professing his love for me and trying to convince me he was the one. I felt a sense of revulsion, not because he was a horrible person, but rather, because my stomach knew right away this wasn’t right for me.

Nonetheless he was kind and insistent, and even though knew better, and had even been sneaking around Sedona trying to avoid him, he persisted and wore me down. I was needy and desperate for love at the time, and I started dating him in the hopes that I’d develop more feeling if I just "gave him a chance." Looking back I was insane! I didn’t realize it at the time.

Needless to say my feelings had been right. Hi true nature was kind, but he was also angry. He had been abused by his father, had a mother who drank too much and as a result became extremely verbally abusive and violent without much provocation. I stayed with him three years hoping I could change him, help him, or convince him to be his true loving self. All the while I grew angrier and more unkind in my own words and thoughts.

I thought I was angry with him. The angels lovingly pointed out that I was angry at myself for once again betraying my own heart and guidance. I was angry at myself for getting into this relationship in the first place, and angry for staying much longer than it was loving to myself, to stay. It was hard to hear, but they were right.

Since that time I have only been that angry once – when the unkind spiritual soul was attacking me over the past few years. I started going down a path of deep upset and knew it wasn’t where I wanted to be. I prayed and the angels showed me that once again I was angry with myself for “letting someone get to me” that crazily. I was angry because I fell into a fear that allowed the energy of attack. Amazingly, when I rid myself of my fears, and therefore no longer allowed spiritual attacks to come at me, I felt only love and compassion for the hurting soul who had delivered them.

It can be very hard to embrace that our anger at others is really a deeper anger at ourselves. We live in a culture that easily supports blame and shame. Political campaigns are built on it, Reality shows thrive on it. The news feeds us this reality every day.

However, if you want spiritual freedom, it is incredibly, powerfully freeing to take responsibility for our own feelings and to take back our God-given power to be happy.

Here are a few tips to help you escape the blame and shame reality and once again find yourself, as the angels say, living in the “image and likeness of love.”

1. Allow yourself a moment of righteous anger & let it point you to a greater truth

Always start where you are authentically at. If something upsets you acknowledge your feelings. Own them, but then just as quickly shift them to what you want. For example:

"I'm upset people drive like crazy. I want to be safe." "I'm upset that this person lied about me. I want people to know who I really am." "I'm upset that my ex doesnt' take any responsibilty. I want help raising my family." "I'm enraged that people abuse animals! I want people to be kind. I want everyone to know they have souls." "I can't stand prejudice! I want the world to know we are all equal."

You get the idea. Own your upset, then shift quickly towards the kinder reality you desire... without asking the other person to change.

2. Set a healthy boundary if you need to

Sometimes behaviors do not belong in your life. Decide what you will permit and communicate clearly. Then enforce your boundary.

I have a "three strike policy." I communicate kindly first, firmly second, and if the person still doesn't honor my boundaries, then I use silence or my heatlhy behavior to enforce it.

If someone speaks unkindly you may have to say, “I care about what you have to say but we’ll wait to talk until you can do so kindly,” and walk away or remain silent. Mean it. Enforce your boundaries with behavior rather than insisting others change. Actions speak louder than words and silence speaks louder than actions.

I once had to tell a former friend I could no longer be in her life because she had really started acting crazily and I couldn't support her chaotic and unbalanced reality. She needed professional help. I told her kindly once that I would no longer be in contact. When she ignored me I told her firmly the second time. The third time I blocked her calls and emails and ignored her. It was horribly hard and felt unkind but the angels lovingly reminded me that being healthy is not unkind.

2.Remind yourself – the unkind are wounded

Next time someone acts badly around you, say to his or her soul (telepathically perhaps), “I am sorry you are hurting but I'm not taking on, or dancing with, your pain.”

This immediately diffuses the anger and returns you to compassion, where you feel the truth of your own loving soul. It also gives you permission not to "do the crazy dance" of engaging with them in their angry or wounded state.

While I will help anyone honestly seeking to improve themselves, I no longer permit people to aim their unkindness and dysfunction at me. There is a world of difference between helping someone who wants help and being a punching bag for someone who simply wants to diffuse their pain.

4. Allow your light to possess the darkness

I will never forget when I was afraid of someone’s bad behavior the angels said, “Ann why do you let their darkness possess your light! Allow your light to possess their darkness!”

Now when people are aiming something nasty towards me – anger, ill will, manipulative energy etc. I just imagine my light filling my body and spilling into my aura and burning up any darkness, just like a bug zapper! 

This technique works to diffuse any unkind or unhealthy energy that is aimed at you whether it be anger, ill will, chem trails, etc.

While I’m not perfect at these techniques yet, the more I practice them, the more I allow myself to be the loving, joyful soul that I truly am. In that reality I can do far more good in the world and help those willing to receive. You can too!