In The Image and Likeness of Love

My dear friends, we love you so very much,

You are nothing less than love itself. You are fashioned in the image and likeness of God, not in terms of your physical appearance, but in terms of your energy. You are made of pure love. Everything in you wishes to be the best and most loving person you can be. Everything in you wants to live in harmony with others. Everything in you wishes to create something more.

Unhappiness only arises when the flow of love is blocked. Anger, upset, and frustration arise when you block yourself from the experience and energy of love. Note that we say block yourself, for in truth you cannot control the world or anyone else in it. You can’t keep people from being unkind or unloving, but you can choose to love and care for yourself no matter what. You can choose to join others in their dance of anger, upset, and darkness, or you can choose to remain in your love, joy, and light.

You always have the power to remain present “in the image and likeness of love” or to fall away from your true nature.

It is of great importance, no matter what the world does or says, to remind yourself that you are made “in the image and likeness of love.” It is important to remind yourself often:

"I am a creation of love. I am one with Love. Nothing anyone can say or do can sway me from the truth of who and what I am. I will return beauty for ashes, truth for lies, light for darkness. I will not let the world pull me away from my center, my truth, my joy, or my loving nature."

In the energy of love, the energy of the world’s unkindness cannot harm you. If you choose to love yourself even when others don’t, then they cannot diminish you. If you choose to bear internal witness to the light within another, even when all they show is their darkness and misunderstanding, they will realize they cannot drag you into their sad reality and after a few more attempts, will leave you alone. Their behavior will no longer sway your from your loving center.

Love is your greatest power, your greatest weapon against the darkness, and your greatest protection.

If you have let someone’s darkness infiltrate your psyche, immediately begin to practice love and compassion for yourself. For example, say you are hot and bothered about someone’s behavior that you found quite upsetting. If you try to correct them, you are acknowledging their darkness. If you hate them or fight with them you are joining them in their darkness. If you blame them, you are giving their darkness power of your light. So what to do?

Start by shifting your thoughts towards greater truth…

  • I am upset about how they behaved.
  • It was hurtful. I wish they’d change
  • However, I can’t change anyone.
  • Their words or behaviors mean nothing about me.

Then dive into greater truth… 

  • “I am upset at them, because I allowed them to sway me from my light.
  • I guess I’m really upset at myself for letting them.
  • Their behavior is about them.
  • Their behavior says nothing about me.
  • I am no longer going to give away my power to be happy.
  • I am no longer going to let their darkness sway me from my light!
  • I have a right to feel good about myself, even if they do not.
  • I have a right to my choices, even if they don’t like them.
  • I have a right to be happy even if they are not.
  • Now that feels better…

Then, if you can try this…

  • Next time they try to aim their darkness at me, I think I’ll focus on amplifying that tiny spark of light in their heart.
  • I think I’ll remain silent.
  • I’ll take kind, firm, appropriate corrective action and ignore the rest!
  • I will let their words pass through me.
  • I won’t give their behaviors power over my joy.
  • Their darkness means nothing to me.
  • That is their business.
  • I am going to focus on my light, my joy, my happy life!

And if you really want to grow and remain in Divine Power… 

  • I see who they are even when they do not.
  • I know that their soul is seeking love and they are just not aware of it.
  • I feel sad that they don’t know they’re loved.
  • I am not going to join them.
  • I’m going to avoid being around them when possible.
  • But I do have compassion for their dark, lonely, miserable, angry reality. How sad.
  • I think I’ll pray for them.”

In this fashion dear ones, you remain happily situated in Divine Perfection, aware that you are indeed made “in the image and likeness of Love.”

God Bless You! We love you so very much.

-- The Angels

Message From Ann 

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. His 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 doesn't take any responsibility. 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, chemtrails, 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!

Love you all!

Ann

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Lorelei63 29th May 2017 9:12 pm

Thank you for this nice article, Ann ... the healing of the empath-narcissist relationship is really front and center at present, it seems. In fact, I am starting to believe that that is one of the key learnings and healings of Ascension ... and that we all most likely possess both within us, energetically ... or on some level. I feel we are all being asked to examine our "ROLES" we have been playing, and to arrive at whole healing, free from roles. We are called to the Hero's and Heroine's Journey to own and repair the wounds of SELF/identity. It helps to read gentle, soothing words of wisdom, such as yours. xo

Toni 29th May 2017 10:18 pm

Excellent Ann :thumbs:...all that you say runs through my mind, heart and body too when I create non loving situations. To return 'all that was' back to love and manifest Heaven on Earth is what we came here to do...yes we can only change ourcellves by changing our own DNA and stepping into and living the resonance of love.

"I will not let the world pull me away from my center, my truth, my joy, or my loving nature." Ann...This is what I have been strengthening lately too... When we live a golden foundation of truth and communicate with respect, everything seems to fall into place naturally. The wheat and the chaff seem to sort themselves out, all I need to do is maintain my centre.
:)

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Ann Albers is a popular spiritual instructor, angel communicator, lecturer, and author. She is a traditional Reiki master and a modern mystic who delights in distilling ancient wisdom into practical, down-to-earth tools for modern living. Ann's passion and purpose is teaching others to tap into the power and beauty of their souls, as well as helping people connect with the love and wisdom of their angels.

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