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! 

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