Saturday, October 14, 2017

Remodeling in the flow

I never thought I'd find myself standing on the bathroom vanity wearing hiking boots, old jeans, a purple winter jacket, and heavy work gloves.The vanity was thoroughly padded per the instructions of my deceased Grandpa who, along with Jesus (my other favorite carpenter in heaven) was instructing me on how to remove two very large mirrors... I hadn't planned to do that at 9pm after work one night, but the urge hit strongly.

First a little back story - Three weeks ago I taught my signature class, Love is the River: Learning to Live in the Flow of Divine Grace. I was deeply grateful for the opportunity to share an entirely different way of life than the one we were taught to embrace – a way of life that involves being present, surrendering to one's heart in the moment, and trusting in the flow of life that you set in motion through your wishes and desires.

So when it came time, after ten years to do some work on the bathrooms I decided humorously that I was going to "remodel in the flow of grace!" No drama. No schedules. No pretending I was in control! I envisioned it unfolding easily, gave up my need to know how it was all going to work, and simply started doing what felt right when it did.

A few days prior to my adventure, I got the urge to stop in the cabinet shop. Good thing! It ends up they were planning to deliver new cabinets within a week and hadn't told me. I had to get the old ones taken out or reschedule till after Thanksgiving. That didn't feel right, so I called my dear contractors who agreed to come by if they could manage to get an hour free. I was amazed that they considered it, given their schedule.

I kept the delivery dated and gave the problem to God... hence the guidance to remove mirrors a few nights later. So there I was, a 5'2" female standing on counters that Grandpa had instructed me to pad well, dressed in hiking boots, jeans, and a winter coat for padding, taping, decaulking, and removing two 42" x 72" mirrors, with step by step instructions from heaven!

Somehow I managed. Gingerly, I scooted them onto two step ladders that Grandpa told me to place strategically and then managed to lift them to safety. (I looked like an ant carrying a leaf!) Next, Grandpa told me to rip out the caulk around the cabinets. The rest was beyond me, so I waited and trusted...

Sure enough the next day the contractors called. They had a little time to spare. Pleasantly surprised that the cabinets and plumbing behind them were all that was left, the job was quickly done... just in time for my new delivery!

I could go on and on with stories about how the timing of everything has been insanely perfect as I continue to just do what feels right when it does. In between all this, I've gone out of town one weekend, am spending a week with family, had out of town company, and am working full time! I'm doing my fall hikes, cooking, and living pretty much normally in spite of the mess. I still plan on cooking for my company for Thanksgiving whether or not the job is done.

Even things that are usually hard and complicated don't have to be. In fact, life flows gracefully when we don't try to control it so tightly but rather work on controlling our thoughts, focusing on the positive desires, trusting and enjoying the journey!

Can you imagine if we had to figure out how to run the universe? Thank God, we don't!

We don't have to figure out how to run our lives either. We just have to stay focused and faithful, and act when guided...
 

Here are a few more words on how to do just that:

1. Stay focused

If you want something you want it. Focus on it a few minutes a day. See it. Feel it. Anticipate it is coming even if you don't have a clue how. Don't talk yourself out of your dreams. Focus and know, they're coming – not because you have proof but because you know how the universe works.

2. Stay faithful

It is human to doubt what we cannot yet see. However, as you know, faith is believing in things unseen. While doubts will almost certainly sprout up, and try to talk you out of your own dreams, you can talk back.

I tell my doubts, "Sorry! I'm creating! When I don't know how, God does."

3. Act when guided

If you find yourself agonizing over what to do next, how to solve a problem or create a dream, stop. Ask yourself only one question, "What do I feel like doing now?" Do it if you can. OR alternately you can ask your angels, "What do I do next?" If you feel/hear nothing, there's nothing to do now. It really is that simple. Enjoy the adventure of life.
 

The angels once said, "Ann, we want to pour oceans of love into your lives. Your hands are on the faucet! Will you allow a trickle, or rivers of grace?" Let the universe do its job by trusting, acting when inspired, and knowing you will get where you want to go.

Love you all!
Ann

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Trust your feelings

The earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods don't surprise me. Neither do the volcanoes. I feel these things in my body and soul as emotional energies, usually a few weeks in advance, and I see the waves of people feeling them as well. The world is shaken, stirred, and now blowing up in various ways. Even Mother Earth is venting to release the pressure.

My in-box is full of emotional storms. I wake up to emails talking about death, bleeding hearts, hatred, unforgiveness, suicide, and despair, all from dear souls who are simply going through some very tough times. My heart goes to each and every one. I do my best to be compassionate and share the wisdom I’ve been given.

I have to be careful however, to maintain my own joy, or I start getting sucked into the pain. In that space, I’m of no use to anyone. If I see the world as broken, I support its brokenness. If however, I can simultaneously witness the pain with compassion while focusing on the the ever-present perfection trying to emerge, then I can truly help to elevate souls.

So when I started getting cranky last week, and seeing “stories” rather than “souls,” I knew it was time for some time alone. It is a rare thing when I don’t want to serve, but last week all I wanted to do was run away from the world’s pain. So I did. I know better than to ignore my own heart. I turned off my emails and headed for the hills.

On a beautiful, crisp, blue-skied, sunny Sunday I loaded up the car and hit the open road. The farther I drove, the clearer I felt. I had no commitments, and no schedule. Windows unrolled, hair waving in the wind, country music blasting on the radio, it was just me, God, and the angels. I felt like I could breathe again.

I parked, tossed the camera in the backpack and wandered into the forest in silence. There in nature’s cathedral, among towering aspens and ancient pines, with grasses up to my knees and ferns up to my waist, I reconnected with my own soul. Using my backpack as a pillow, I laid down on a massive boulder surrounded by ferns and trees reaching skyward. Their leaves fluttered. Their trunks bent and swayed in the wind. Sunlight dappled warm shine on my face while chilly breezes danced across my skin.

In the ever present now, I drifted into sweet slumber to the sound of chirping birds, ravens crying overhead, and the roaring whoosh of wind through the trees. The last thing I remember is the smell of baked grasses and Christmasy pine…

Some time later, I awakened to the plunk, plunk, plunk of golden aspen leaves raining down upon me. It was a long time before I could move. I had melted into all-that-is. I felt invigorated, inspired, and deeply passionately in love with life… just in time to come back and help people deal with death, divorce, suicide, the horrific massacre in Las Vegas, and the volcanic emotions arising within so many that mirror Mother earth’s current venting.

It is only in being present to, and honoring our feelings that we can return to joy. It is only in our joy that we can truly be the light and beacon of hope that this world requires. 

Here are a few pointers to help you weather the torrents of emotion that might be rising up from within:

1. Honor your feelings... All of them

The angels can’t stress this enough. Every feeling is coming from Love that wants to rise up within you. Like a volcano however, if the emotional pressure builds up for two long, we are likely to erupt at some point in time.

If you are angry, ask yourself, “How can I better care for myself? What do I need to change? How can I be part of the solution?” The answer might be as simple as getting enough rest, exercise, and good food. The answer might be the need to change an attitude. The answer might be suggesting you get to work helping others. If you’re sad, ask, “How can I comfort myself in a healthy way? How can I create change?” Remain open. Trust the answer.

Listen to your feelings. Don’t run from them. They have valuable messages for you.

2. Don’t judge yourself

It is so easy, as spiritual people, to judge ourselves when we’re not in a great space. Instead, relax. Be compassionate with yourself. You’re human. Rather than wasting time judging, just tell yourself, 

I’m sad/angry/jealous… and that is OK.
Let’s see what this feeling is attempting to say
.

The minute you own the e-motion, you allow it to be in-motion and it starts to move through you.

3. Remember, honoring your feelings makes you a contribution

Because I had taken care of myself this weekend, when I heard of the horrific shootings in Las Vegas, I was able to bear witness to the pain without being engulfed by it. I was able to immediately go into Silent Presence, pray, and send love. Had I not honored my feelings I would have fallen into the world’s despair and been useless.

Instead, I know the deceased are celebrating their homecoming in heaven, knowing a deeper love than we can ever imagine and wishing that for us. The murderer is lost in darkness, being watched by angels who are waiting for him to find the light so they can cast out his demons of despair. The countless souls who remain in grief and pain are lovingly tended by angels and, if willing, are going to see immense growth and change in their lives. You never value life so dearly as when you know you might not have it. I know that from personal experience.

As I stumbled on a website littered with sad and disturbing photos, I was also brought to tears by the best in humanity – a man who literally laid down his life to save his wife, and many others who willingly jumped to cover those closest to them. The Christ showed up in human hearts in the midst of such tragedy. The love is there even in the darkness. I could never have held this focus had I not honored my feelings this weekend.

When you listen to the love beneath your feelings, you are more able to see and share love with the world. 

This week, love yourself through your own pains, fears, tears, anger, sadness, and any other state that feels less than loving.  Always and forever, Love is trying to surface.

Love you all!
Ann

PS - My friend Summer Bacon who channels a dear angel emailed this free channeling about the senseless acts we witness, just as I was finishing up my newsletter. Listen here.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cells and souls

Late in the evening, over an herb crusted salmon dinner, I began to read Bruce Lipton’s book “The Biology of Belief.” It has been on the market over ten years, but as the saying goes timing is everything. Candles flickered on the table. Robin Miller’s “Dreams of Heaven” played softly in the background.

There in my own little piece of paradise I came to an entirely new appreciation of the miracle that lives inside my own body. I fell madly in love with my cells.

If cells were souls, I later learned each of us would house at least the population of 4000 earths. 30 trillion cells is a conservative estimate. Many are saying we have more now. Each one is like a little person. It has a “skin.” It digests, excretes, and metabolizes. It reproduces. It moves towards what nourishes itself and away from what doesn’t. Sound familiar? The only thing cells don’t do is make unhealthy choices or hang onto suffering! They’re programmed to stay alive and well. We, on the other hand, have free will.

I marveled at the kingdoms within our own body! The kingdom of the lungs takes in air, sends it to the kingdom of circulation which brings it to vitalize each cell and releases what is not useful. The kingdom of digestion takes in the outside world, filters what is useful and releases what is not. The kingdom of our skin takes in what is useful and filters out what is not. As above so below. Each system in the body is open to life, but designed to allow in what it can use to be healthy and filter out what doesn’t serve.

We’re that way too. We’re designed, not to shut ourselves down to life, people, and ideologies, but rather to remain open to all of the above and simply discern or filter out what doesn't serve us.

Shutting down to life hurts. I’ve done it. Every time I’ve shut down, stuffed my feelings, wanted to clam up and close down, I’ve created illness. When I breathe life in, allow myself my own my feelings, and simply discern / filter or let go of what doesn’t work, then I feel fantastic.

We don’t stay healthy by closing ourselves down to life and one another.We stay healthy and happy by knowing who we are enough to discern and filter life - What gets let in and what gets released?

Indiscriminately shutting ourselves down leads to disease, pain, suffering, and ultimately death as surely as if we decided not to eat at all because we didn't like certain foods.

Learning to open up to life and discern leads to vitality, joy, and a life as long as our soul has planned. People don’t die of old age. They die of being “tired of life and shutting down to its life-giving flow.”

I intend to keep opening up to the flow of life, allowing it to nourish me, heal me, and bring me new joyous opportunities. You can too!

Here are some pointers this week to stay open to life this week while keeping only what you want in your experience:

1. Learn to discern

If something feels right to you now, it is right, right now. If it doesn't feel right, right now, it isn't right now. It is important to note that discernment is about "now." Today I may crave vegetables. Tomorrow I may want meat. Today I may want nothing to do with a person who has been unkind. Years later perhaps we both will grow. Today I don't feel like watching the news. Some days, suddenly I do. There is purpose to everything.

If you listen to your own heart and your own feelings you will always know what is right for you, right now.

2. Unclarity means "No, not now."

If you are unsure what to do, or unsure whether or not something is good for you, wait for further guidance.

For example, you might want to run errands but you don't feel like moving right now. Five minutes later the cloud lifts and you feel like going. You may just have avoided an accident by waiting for clarity.

I was unsure about a house that I liked, even though it wasn't perfect. I couldn't decide if I should put an offer on it and try to afford it. Instead, I waited and got the home I love now.

Better to miss an opportunity than to jump into one that doesn't feel clearly right. In the words of a dear client, with a delightful southern accent, "Oh! It's either a 'hail' yes or a 'hail' no!"

3. If you make a choice you regret, start to fix it immediately by getting back in the present. What feels right, right now?

It is easy to hang onto the past, even if it is a choice you made yesterday. There is far greater power and joy in getting present once again, allowing life to flow into you and seeing what feel right now.

For example, I purchased an online class that looked wonderful. I loved the instructor. It felt right. After watching a few segments I realized I didn't need it. My old patterns would have had me shut down, take the loss, and beat myself up – all things that close us down to the flow. Instead I sat and breathed, remembered I could get a refund. I quickly applied for one. It was in my account the next day, no harm done.

In high school I got a job that sounded fun, but after the first day I was in tears. I realized very quickly it wasn't for me. I went home, told my parents I needed a new job and quit. A better job opened up soon after.

A dear friend who had a contracting job signed a contract to get her kitchen remodelled. She was layed off the next day. Cancelling her kitchen remodel didn't feel right even though it made sense, so she waited. Three days later she had a new job!

Never bind yourself to an unloving choice. Just breathe in new life, release the old as you exhale and see what feels right now. 

I hope you have a beautiful week, breathing in life, and releasing all that doesn't serve with each exhale.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Be a Soul Whisperer

I was hiking earlier this year out in the desert. My mind was clear. My heart was happy. I was silent in the deepest levels of my being. Suddenly I heard my soul start talking to the soul of one of our world leaders. “If you want to be great, you can be. You have that power. Promote peace. Go down in history as one who truly created a better world, not one who created more division. Please use your power wisely.” It came out of nowhere and was not coming from my conscious mind. This happens every now and then.

I forgot the incident until I recently attended a friend’s channeling session. Summer Bacon is an amazing mystic. She too stood up and talked about how from the depths of her soul she found herself talking to another world leader’s soul – a different one that appears to be filled with hate. She found her spirit saying something very similar.

At our deepest levels we are all “Soul Whisperers.”

I first understood this years ago. A person with whom I had a very good relationship started dating a girl of a different religious persuasion and within weeks became very judgmental with me. I found myself repeating over and over, as if to his soul, “Please! Judge not lest ye shall be judged!” Immediately he stopped making judgmental comments. I was in awe. Did he hear me? I now know that his soul did.

A few years later a friend was complaining about a boss who was being very unkind. I found myself speaking to the boss’s soul. “Your employees want to make you a success. Just support them please.” The boss started being nicer.

I was in traffic the other day behind a car going 15 miles per hour below the speed limit. A huge line of cars had formed behind this one. I lovingly whispered to the soul in the slower car, “If you wouldn’t mind pulling into the slow lane we’d all be so grateful.” Within a few minutes, this car moved over. “Thank you. Bless you.”

I could go on with stories such as these, but they make the point. We all have the power to lovingly connect and converse with other souls. We all have the power to whisper loving truth to one another.

We do not have the power to bully, manipulate, or coerce anyone in spirit, anymore than we could at the conversational level. Souls recognize truth. Souls recognize love.

We don’t have the power to make anyone change. We can only make loving requests. However, a vast majority of people respond to love.

So when you have a problem with someone who doesn’t listen at the human level, or someone you don’t personally know, try to whisper something kind to them… "You have the power to do better. Please let’s get along…” or whatever comes into your heart.

You never know. You may just change a life, or… change the course of history. 

Here are a few pointers to “make love not war” by being a Soul Whisperer this week:

1. Whisper to someone with whom you do not get along

Pick someone in your life that you find difficult to talk to, or someone with whom you’ve had to disconnect. Whisper to their soul. Imagine you are sending a message. Make it loving and kind.  “Please let’s get along.” “I believe can handle this in a mature way.” “I forgive you and wish you peace.”   If you can’t say something loving, pass on this for now.

You may or may not get validation from them that they received the message, but you will feel better, and you will attract better.

2. Whisper to someone who needs love

Do you have someone in your life you can’t reach?  Use Soul Whispering to bolster their confidence, help them heal, or assist them in general. “I believe in you.” “I see you as whole and healed.” “I have faith in you.”

Your loving energies will make a difference and may even seep into their human consciousness at some point in time. I’ve seen miracles happen when people choose to support others this way.

3. Extra credit - Whisper to someone in public whom you dislike - Be loving

Pick someone you don’t know and don’t care for.  Make some loving recommendation. “Please be kinder. Please be more honest. Please  I believe you can XYZ…”

Talk to the light within them. Tell them you see their light, you believe they have good intentions, etc…  If you can really do this you’ll feel amazing afterwards because love is what makes you feel most like you. 

Can you imagine if we were all to whisper lovingly to those who want war… “I believe you can find a peaceful solution. We want one please. Your soul will feel so much better…”

I wish you a peaceful and loving week, knowing you have the power to affect hearts and souls with your love, even when personality issues make it a challenge. As I type, I hear the angels whispering to all of us… “You are so very loved."

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Living inside out

I once asked the angels how to calm the anxiety I was feeling at the time.Their answer made me laugh. "Remind yourself you're not in control of the world! A meteorite could come through your roof any minute!" Within months, meteorites were falling through roofs in other countries. The angels made their point.

I started to work diligently on mastering my mind and my inner world rather than trying to control my outer.
At first, I practiced in simple situations. In traffic I'd catch myself becoming fearful and impatient until I reminded myself, "You're not in control. Just change your inner world." I started to pray for the happiness of everyone in traffic, and within minutes traffic moved.

When someone was unkind I used to get angry. They need to change! It wasn't OK to treat me that way! How could they? Now I ask a different question, "How can I improve my inner world? How can I look at this in a way that feels better to me?" Perhaps I view them as an upset child. Perhaps I remind myself their behavior has nothing to do with me. As I shift, many times they've shifted too.

As Hurricane Irma approached, she looked disastrous. There was nothing any of us could do externally to calm that storm. All we could do is go within, find the peace amidst our own storms of concern and abide prayerfully in that space. I joined the countless others praying and sitting in silent Presence.

By calming the inner storms of chaos, worry, and fear, and praying to minimize the disaster, humanity did indeed calm that storm. Your prayers and loving energy made a difference. While millions of lives and homes are still deeply –  and in some cases tragically – affected it was far calmer and kinder than anticipated.

If, collectively, we can calm hurricanes, certainly we can manage our inner world to calm the storms of stress in our own lives.

Here are a few pointers to work with your inner world to shift the outer...

1. When someone's behavior bothers you...

Breathe deeply. Say to yourself:
  • Everyone has their own story. 
    Everyone has their own reasons. 
    Everyone has their own lessons. 
     
  • I don't have to understand them. 
    They don't have to understand me. 
    Their behavior has nothing to do with me. 
     
  • I am not responsible for their behavior or their happiness. 
    I am only responsible for my own joy. 
Then, ask yourself, "How can I think about this situation in a way that feels better?" Miracles are possible when you stop waiting for others to change and take charge of your own happiness.

2. When you feel stressed because you don't know the outcome of a situation...

Suppose you want a job, a new home, for your child to be safe – something you want but cannot control in any sort of normal way. You can worry, or you can create. 
Every time you feel worry, try to re-focus on what the desired outcome would feel like. Speak words of "gratitude in advance." Think of it as building mental muscle. Keep diligently shifting your thoughts and feelings from worry to creating until you feel 100% confident you will receive "this or better."

Instead of guessing the outcome, you determine the outcome by mastering your thoughts and manifesting "this or better." 

3. When you are stressed for no good reason...

Sometimes you have been under stress so long that the stress remains even after the traumatic life situation is gone. In this case, there are many things you can do physically to calm the adrenals such as taking certain supplements, or doing restorative yoga.

You can also learn or engage in various techniques to help reprogram your inner world, such as Gary Craig's Optimal EFT (Gary is a wonderful teacher/healer and has a free book on his site called "The Unseen Therapist" that teaches you a very simple but effective practice of self-healing. My assistant, Daniela is also studying a technique called EMDR that helps people reprogram after trauma. I'll let you know when she's certified.

On your own, you can remind yourself, over and over, "I am relaxing into the arms of the Divine. The creator of universes is looking out for me. In this energy, I am safe. I am safe. I am safe." As your repeat this, simultaneously, imagine that you are safe and relaxed. Ask your body, "What does it feel like to be safe and relax?". Let the body answer, not the mind.
You are reprogramming your inner world to relax into the arms of God.
 

The more we focus on mastering our inner world, the less we are buffeted by the outer... and the more we can create loving influence in our world and in the lives of others. I haven't mastered my mind completely of course, but every time I point it in the right direction life shifts in miraculous fashion!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Spiritual Assistance

Mid week I started having "the third eye call." It feels like someone is pressing their thumb on my third eye, and my physical eyelids become so heavy can barely stay awake. I can't easily fight it.

I laid down and Immediate felt myself sucked out of body. Sometimes I remember where I've been. Other times I come back with a sense of it. It seems to happen more frequently a few days before a disaster. The angels told me I help them "transition" souls who are leaving. Only once did I actually remember vividly.

Coming back is a challenge. I feel the weight of my body and have a hard time keeping my eyes open. It takes awhile to remember what day or time it wasI felt swirling sensations in my body and knew we were in for another hurricane. That is when a client told me about Irma. 
I rarely watch TV but I turned on the news just in time to watch hurricane coverage, hear about the 8.1earthquake off the coast of Mexico and read about the epic solar flares this week. My heart sank watching all the suffering.

The angels, as always, drew my attention to stories of love that were coming in rapidly – people helping total strangers, people who had survived talking about their gratitude, and so many who were sending assistance.

It is easy to feel helpless when we witness the suffering of our fellow human beings. They are family. We care. We put ourselves in their shoes and wonder what we'd do. We thank God if we are not. We wish we could help.

We donate, volunteer and do what we can at the human level.

We can also help to ease human suffering, calm the fears of those in dire conditions, and share love, by working in the spiritual realms.

If you can and if you're guided, contribute what you can in the human realms. Here are also a few ways to assist in the spiritual realms this week:

1. Pray

This seems obvious, but prayers must have conviction and feeling behind them in order to ripple out strongly into the cosmos. We are not children imploring a parent for mercy. We are powerful creators sending signals out to the universe and the Divine, much as the nerves send signals to the body. We are sending an energetic command to the universe. Pray powerfully...

"Dear God, Dear Angels, bless and protect all those being affected by disasters, natural or man made. Guide them out of harm's way. Help them hear you. Comfort, console, and carry them through this."

2. Visualize

Together, with faith, focus, and feeling, we could calm the storms. Our collective vibration creates them. Our collective peace can calm them.

Imagine earth being stable, hurricanes dissipating, fires being rained upon gently, people livingin peace and calm, and of course, peace in your own life.


3. Be the Angel

Sit down. Become peaceful, perhaps through breathing or by listening to beautiful music. Ask your angels to connect you in spirit, to someone who is in need of love.

Ask if the individual is male or female? Young or old? You can ask what part of the world are they in. What is their situation. Some of you will see visions. Some will just know. Some will get a feeling. Some will hear words. Trust.

Now imagine you stand next to this soul in the invisible realms as an angel. You whisper to their soul, "You are loved. God is with you. You are not alone," and whatever else comes to mind. You are speaking to them, kindly entangled for that moment in the quantum field. Gently return your focus to the room when you're done.

Periodically I feel a beautiful comforting presence come over me. I know it is someone sending me love. We can be this for souls we may never meet. It is very real.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

The eclipse and the energy

I knew earth was in for some changes when I started to heat up like an oven just before the eclipse a few weeks ago. I had planned to meditate through it but my reminder alarm hadn’t gone off and I was too engrossed in my work to notice. Luckily the internal clock was more accurate.

I dropped everything, shut my eyes, and dove inward. The angel who comes through my friend Summer Bacon had recommended that we experience the eclipse within ourselves – the coming together of dark and light. I focused on that intent and within seconds was drawn into a visionary experience.

Strands of dark and light were being pulled from the cosmos into the center of my soul, combining in one massive sphere of light. It looked like a sun, spinning, and sparkling with love. As I watched the diverse energies dissolving into the “One,” I heard a booming voice. “I AM."

Humorously I thought to myself, "Why does God always sound male?” Within seconds, I heard the most comforting, strong, yet nurturing voice say gently, “I AM.” I smiled. I’ve heard that voice so many times.

I started spiraling inward into this light. I felt my awareness merge with it. I felt all that I was being accepted by it. I dissolved into it, maintaining my awareness as “Ann” but also knowing myself as part of this light. Indescribable bliss filled my being. I understood.

The eclipse marked a time on earth where we must own and love all that we are. There can be no more pretending we are something, when we are not. No more stuffing feelings. No more being “OK” with things that aren’t, and no more saying we "OK" with things, when we actually want change.

Inauthenticity is becoming excruciatingly painful. Being honest with ourselves about our own feelings, is opening us to a glorious flow.

The energies of this eclipse cut loose a huge torrent of spiritual and emotional energy that is flooding our hearts and minds, washing anything we've repressed up to the surface of our conscious awareness.

People have been uncharacteristically light... or cranky. Hopeful or despondent. These past few weeks I've seen a massive intensification of emotional energy.

And then comes Hurricane Harvey, flooding Texas and flooding human hearts. I know people there. I'm praying, picturing them safe, and of course contributing as guided.

We are the calm and the storm. We are the pent up energy that gets released in a cosmic event, and the peace that follows. We contain the floods of tears waiting to be released and the raging winds that resist change. The cosmos lives within us. We are all part of each other and all responsible, at least vibrationally for the state of the world around us.

While we must help each other at the human level, as we are guided, it is equally important that we begin to accept everything within ourselves – our strengths and weaknesses, our joy and our sadness, our blessings and our anger, so the earth does not have to release these pent up emotions for us.

While we don't want to hold onto the denser emotions, it is important to acknowledge them, grow from them, and find the love beneath.  It’s time, the angels say, to free ourselves from our self-imposed barriers to love.

Here are some tips for loving it all within you:

1. Write a love letter to yourself, as if you were someone else. Spell out all the beautiful things you see inside of you.
Seriously, pretend you are in love with yourself. Write a love letter. No one ever needs to see it. Own how wonderful you are.

2. Write a letter of encouragement.
  • Pick a feeling inside of yourself that you consider to be negative.
  • Pretend your best friend was beating themselves up for these qualities.
  • Write a letter of encouragement to the friend, imagining that you are being completely, unconditionally love and accepting of their feelings, and at the same time, trying to helping them accept themselves more.

Example 1: If your best friend said, "I'm a horrible person. I want to be loving but I'm still angry at my ex," you might say, "Of course you are. He/she was so unkind to you. You're human. Anger is your soul's way of telling you to grow. You'll work through it. Look how you've learned to be kinder to yourself."

Example 2: If your best friend said, "I hate my body! I'm ugly. I'm fat. No one will love me." You might say, "I understand you don't feel good about yourself, and that's human but you're so beautiful inside and out. Look how many people you help. Look how many already love you. This is temporary. I understand your feelings, but I love you and all I see is your beautiful soul. Tell me how I can support you."

Example 3: If your best friend said, "Everyone thinks I'm so good at my business but I feel like a fake! I'm never confident. I'm scared all the time. You might say, "Look how much you risked to follow your own path! Of course you're scared. It's normal. Psychologists call it the impostor syndrome. You'll get more confident as you go on. It's OK to feel this way." 


3. Now read the letter of encouragement to yourself

Allow yourself to receive the love and acceptance you'd give another.

We can weather the shifting energies with grace. A little loving self-acceptance, for all that lies within, makes a dramatic difference in the quality of life these days. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Guilt free

I did a reading a few weeks ago for a dear client who is leaving this earth very soon. She wanted to be prepared. As we discussed the dying process and the journey into heaven, the angels interrupted with a tenderness and love that almost brought me to my knees...

"You have not failed," they told her. They acknowledged how hard her life had been, how many betrayals she had experienced, the abuse, the unkindness, etc. They acknowledged her tender caring heart and how hard it had been for her to be human. 

They reminded her gently that her desire before coming to earth was to learn to love herself in spite of all odds
 and she had indeed learned to accept her own feelings. The emotional pain that had festered over the years had turned into a cancer. Her body was dying, but they reminded her, "Your spirit is bright." "You have not failed." I was overtaken with the magnitude of their love.

She needed the message. I realized after her session that most of us need the reminder too.  We have been born and bred in cultures that readily employ guilt as a method to control one another. I used to feel guilty because Eve ate the apple. I felt guilty every time I couldn't please someone. I felt guilty when I did something for myself, knowing others were in need. I even felt guilty at times when I chose to continue eating my dinner when I could feel someone longing for me to get up and check emails. It was insane.

Years ago, when the angels challenged me to see how guilt had infiltrated my consciousness and polluted my experience of life, I was shocked to see how deeply its unkind tentacles reached into my reality.

I started to systematically eliminate the "guilt habit" from my consciousness. Magically people started to treat me more kindly. Abundance flowed with greater ease. I felt free and joyous. Guilt is a poison to the soul. The good news is that its damage is never permanent and we can, through our own dedication, cure it.

"You have never failed."

I pray that the words of the angels echo in the heart of this dear client of mine and echo in the depths of all human hearts.
 Hearing and feeling the love behind those words changed me, drove me deeper into self love, and made me even stronger in my ability to be authentic.

You cannot fail. Just be yourself. You are perfect exactly the way you are... even as we all expand into greater awareness.

Here are a few pointers to help you live guilt-free and remember that you have never failed:


1. Imagine everything you say to yourself, you are saying to a child
My two year old niece recently hoisted herself on the kitchen counter and shared a tub of butter with the dog! She didn't feel guilty at all and she didn't get sick!

You were born pure and perfect. This innocent child still lives within you. Find a picture of yourself when you were young. Look at it every day. Send the child so much love.

Imagine this child stands next to you and everything you say to yourself this week, you also say to this innocent child. 

Guard the words aimed at yourself and this child. Make them loving and kind.

2. Reframe your guilt trips...

Throughout the week make a list of everything that makes you feel guilty. It might be, "I feel guilty about resting. I feel guilty because I left work early. I feel guilty because I ate an extra cookie." Include anything and everything that trips your guilt trigger.

Near the end of the week take each one and reframe it. Start out with "I am brilliant..." "I am brilliant because I rested. I am brilliant because I listened to my guidance and left work early and beat traffic home. I am brilliant to grant myself a little extra sweetness and create incentive to exercise a little bit more." 

See the positive side of your guilt-trip triggers.


3. Own your sucesses

Pick a day. Right before bed, list all the loving things you did, said, or thought that day, about yourself, the world, and others. They can be large or small.

"I helped a friend. I admitted how much I've grown. I appreciated my lawn. I savored my food. I didn't lose my temper with that drive in traffic. I loved myself enough to get upset at that driver because I want more kindness. I kissed my dog. I "liked" a Facebook post..." List all things great and small. 

The mind tries to negate our "small" successes, but as the angels like to say, "Love is love. Any love is the only love."

I wish you a guilt-free week and a guilt-free life filled with amazing grace :) 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Dealing with anger

In what seems like another lifetime, but was really only decades ago I was an angry young woman. On the outside I was sappy happy, sugar coated, syrupy sweet. On the inside, buried so deeply I didn't even know it, I had a simmering rage. It popped out occasionally.

I felt it when someone attacked me with their words. I felt it when I saw someone being unkind to another, and when I witnessed the world's violence on TV. I felt it so strongly once I hurled a pair of scissors like a javelin,straight into the wall. I didn't aim it at others. Instead I let it fly in private or aimed it at myself.
Inwardly, I blamed others for my anger, but the angels taught me otherwise. "Anger," they say, "is a force that causes the seed to burst open and reach for the light." It is meant to be a catalyst for our own growth and change, not a tool for aiming at and hurting others or ourselves.

So when you feel angry, instead of changing another, it is time to grow.

When I got angry at dangerous drivers in traffic, the angels tasked me to have more faith in God and to know I wasn't going to die before my time!

When I got angry at people who attacked me with unkind words, the angels taught me to see them as hurting children and to pray for them.

When I got angry at the violence in the news, the angels asked me not to contribute to the vibration of hatred with my own, but rather to pray, send energy and light, and contribute to the vibrations of peace and love by being peaceful and loving in my own life.

When I got angry at the jealous person who sent me spiritual attacks the past few years, the angels helped me get over my fears and learn to love "the other as self" so deeply that nothing could touch me.

As I took responsibility for my own energy, my own thoughts and my own feelings, I stopped being angry. As I embraced a greater faith, I stopped feeling as if the words and actions of others could damage me. Instead of anger, I felt compassion. Instead of contributing to the energy I disliked, I became part of the vibrational solution.

Here are a few tips to help avoid becoming upset or fearful when you witness anger or violence in the world:

1. Use anger as a catalyst for growth and positive change
When you feel anger or fear, ask yourself, "What do I need to change? How do I have to act, think, or feel differently in order to feel good again?"

This is a hard question to ask because it removes us from our external focus and points us inward. However, it helps us stop giving others our power. It gives us back out God-given right to feel better. The answers may not come right away... but if you keep asking, a light will be revealed in the darkness.

There are many ways to shift your vibration into greater love. Get creative. Above all know that you have that power.


2. Practice Ho'oponopono 

Ho'oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice popularized in the modern world by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. He helped cure criminal patients through the knowledge that we are all One. He worked on healing himself and they magically healed as well. The process is simple. Imagine you can say these things to the soul of the person who has upset you.
  • I'm Sorry
  • Forgive Me
  • Thank You
  • I Love You
Here is my interpretation: 

"I'm sorry" because I have contributed to the vibrations that you aimed at me, either in this life or another. At some point in my life I have been angry or unkind. At some point in my life I have been afraid. I have added to these energies at some point in my existence. "Forgive me."

"Thank you" for showing me areas in which I can heal and love more deeply. "I love you," because in our depths we are One.


3. Turn the other cheek

There is a mistaken notion that when Jesus said, "Turn the other cheek," He meant so we could get slapped on the other side! Nothing could be further from truth! He told me he meant that we should "look away" from the darkness, and look towards the light and truth in the world! 

Try it. Give yourself permission to focus on what is good, beautiful, and true, rather than what is dark and painful.  

I think this topic is incredibly important given the recent terrorist attacks and the ensuing pain and anger around them. Together, we have a powerful collective light. 

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.
Ann 

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!