My dear friends, we love you so very much,
There will always be "distractions" in your life. There will always be things you must do, that you feel keep you from creating the life of your dreams. There will always be "interruptions" in your life. There will always be things that don't look as you wish.
So how do you ever begin to accomplish your dreams, when a vast majority of your lives must be spent focusing on the "necessary" tasks of survival, and when you are not in control of the world around you? The answer is simpler than you think...
You become present to the "opportunity" to find and create love to each moment.
As you begin to seek the love in each moment, and bring love into each moment, you find that you always have the opportunity to enjoy the essence of what you are seeking. Every dream you have, every item, relationship, or situation you seek is simply a desire for a greater and greater manifestation of love in your life.
For example, say you want a house but don't know a clue how you will ever be able to afford one. You just begin to save and the car breaks down. How can this "distraction" to your savings possibly be helping you? Maybe you will need your car for another job. Maybe the car breaks now so you are not stranded later. Maybe you will be driving past the house of your dreams on the way back from the repair shop. Trust. Love that you have a car at all. Love that you have something put a way to repair it.
Instead of viewing this as a demonstration of lack and an "interruption" to your manifestation, assume, that somehow you are being given an opportunity to find abundance now, to see the good you already have in your life, and in that vibration to more easily attract your house. Perhaps you speak positively about the house you are creating when you bring your car in for repairs and someone refers you to the perfectly affordable place! By seeing this "distraction" as a vibrational "opportunity" you expand your consciousness into a loving reality which by its very nature will necessitate a house to match, at the perfect time, in the perfect way.
Suppose you want greater financial abundance in general. You begin as most humans do, by working harder, smarter, or more often. You get upset when the dishwasher breaks, the traffic is slow, someone interrupts you! You have work to do! You need to earn money! In this stressful reality, you are not even close to enjoying the energy of love and energy of abundance!
Far better to say, "Ok, I'll work harder, smarter, or more, but when I need a breather, I'll take one. When I'm interrupted I'll be honest that I have to work, or I'll enjoy the interruption. When traffic is slow or something breaks, I'll assume the universe is working on my behalf even though I cannot yet see it." In this reality, you are already abundant and you will more easily attract more!
Likewise, suppose you are looking for love. You take it upon yourself to check the dating sites frequently. You go out every weekend. You find this a chore and a bore, but all your friends tell you that you "must" do this in order to have a relationship. Suddenly life "interrupts" you. You have a hard period of time at work and you have no energy to get on the dating sites. Your friends and family need you... How are you ever supposed to find someone...
Well dear ones, look at these "distractions" as "opportunities to shift your energy. Can you see the love? The universe may want you to rest and realize that you're burning yourself out in all areas of life. The universe may send you to be with friends so you remember what real love feels like. The universe may be calling upon you to learn better boundaries so you can actually enjoy the right relationship and avoid the wrong ones.
There are any number of reasons life "interrupts" you, but always, these "interruptions" are opportunities to find greater love, to give thanks for the abundance life is offering you already, to practice more loving behaviors towards yourself...
If you practice seeing the "distractions in life" not as "distractions" but simply as "life trying to love you" then you will find that these are opportunities to shift your energy, and therefore, they are part of the very dream you are creating!
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
It was an old habit for me to have a little frustrated reaction when faced with what I considered to be a "distraction." I have so many things I want to accomplish in a given day, and so many more in this one lifetime!
So, for example, when I want to get home but get stuck in a traffic jam, how does that support my dreams? Maybe I am avoiding an accident. Maybe I'm getting out of a rushed and hurried vibe and learning to surrender more so I can allow God and the angels to work more clearly in my life. Maybe I'm reading something, listening to something, or practicing my visualizations in the car. Maybe I'm letting spiritual energy flow through me to everyone in traffic and thus opening myown channel even more... so I can gaze more strongly for others. Maybe I'm getting slowed down to run into someone helpful later... There are a million reasons why that traffic jam – that seems to be a distraction – might be just the thing I need in that moment.
When I was queuing up these newsletters last week, I had quite a few distractions. I had promised to meet a friend for coffee at noon and had hoped to get three newsletters done early that morning. They take an hour or two each, sometimes more. Instead I felt like exercising. Then I noticed things that needed attention in the yard. I forgot I had to do the laundry, put the dishes away, etc. In the past I would have been very frustrated and felt terribly "behind."However, there is no "behind" in the present! SO I surrendered, got my house and yard in order, met my friend, and the newsletters poured through easily because I was so open and relaxed later that day!
Even funnier, a few weeks ago I decided to create a wonderful, beautiful day outdoors with friends riding the chair lift on Mt. Humphreys, then going for a hike. It appeared to be a distraction when the sunny day started to be darkened by ominous dark grey storm clouds. We used that as an opportunity to manifest the weather we wanted!
Being quite full of ourselves, we got our tickets and lined up for the lift as I was doing one of my favorite hiking affirmations... "I am the sun that parts the clouds!" A man got off the lift shivering in front of us! "It was raining, freezing, and hailing at the top!" he told us. We saw the sun breaking through the clouds. Sure enough our positive energy cleared the clouds over our own heads and gave us the incredible view in this week's photo... complete with a heart made of blue sky!
So this week, here are a few tips to see your "distractions" as "opportunities"...
1. Print a copy of the Serenity Prayer and put it where you can see it. Keep a copy in your purse, wallet, and car. Repeat Often.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
In surrendering to what we cannot change we find peace.
2.When you feel something is a distraction, ask yourself, How might this be an "opportunity" to get me in the right vibration to manifest my dreams?
Suppose you are finally planning to take time to rest, and suddenly someone needs your attention. Can you list at least five ways that this might be an "opportunity" to get your energy in the right space to allow you to rest more often?
• Perhaps this is showing you where you need kind boundaries.
• Perhaps this is giving you an opportunity to say "no."
• Perhaps you will feel great and rest without guilt after helping this person.
• Perhaps this is helping you learn to surrender and thus adopt a more restful attitude in general.
• Perhaps this motivates you to turn the phone off or go on vacation more often in order to have time to yourself.
Suppose you are in a new a relationship and the person you thought you connected with, suddenly has something come up and cannot see you for a few weeks. How might this is be an"opportunity" to get your energy in the right space to enjoy a loving relationship?
• Perhaps it is an opportunity to see where you can give yourself more of what you want from the other, thus creating a more mature form of love
• Perhaps it is an opportunity to heal an old feeling of abandonment
• Perhaps it is an opportunity to be more compassionate and see the innocence in another
• Perhaps it is a red flat that this relationship is not what you want
• Perhaps it is time to visit with friends and others whom you love...
You get the idea... there is always a vibrational opportunity that is attempting to help you with your creations.
This week, every time you feel something is a distraction use it as an opportunity to get your vibration in harmony with what you seek to create!
Love you all!