My dear friends, we love you so very much.
Today we wish to speak to you on the subject of "letting go." It is the nature of life itself to move forward, one moment at a time, constantly and eternally evolving. It is the nature of the apple tree to grow and blossom simply to release the apples into your willing hands. It is the nature of plants to seed, grow, mature, die, and then decay, knowing that their life force will sustain those to follow. It is the nature of waves to crash upon the sand and then to fall back again, releasing their treasures to the playful children on the beach. Even the animals are born knowing that each day will bring new surprises and that they must adapt to their changing circumstances.
It is only the human race that believes security, peace, and joy are to be found in an unchanging reality. In truth, your greatest security, your greatest peace, and your greatest joys are found when you are truly living in the present moment, guided by the very force of love that created you.
Look around your lives and your homes. Look inside your own hearts. Ask yourself, "What objects truly uplift me? What have begun to burden me?" Why do you keep that drawer filled with clutter when it annoys you every time you open it? What relationships bring mutual and natural elevation to your spirit? If you can't change the relationship, what beliefs would help you find greater peace? Which old ones need to go?
If you want greater security, peace, and joy in your lives, dear ones then ask yourself, "Where am I fooling myself? Where am I saying something works in my life when it does not? What must I let go to make room for more?" This may be as simple as cleaning your closets. It may mean withdrawing from an organization, or a relationship, that has been there only out of a sense of obligation. It may mean allowing yourself to grieve a death or divorce, but then being willing to open your heart again to the love that is just around the corner.
If you live in the present moment, you will see quite clearly what belongs in your life now and what does not. If you cling to the past you will be missing joys in the present. If you cling to a desired future a bit too tightly you will miss the guidance right now.
LIfe is lived now dear ones. Let go, let go, let go of what no longer serves you, from objects to beliefs, for if you are willing, God and your angels will happily fill you back up with greater joy.
God bless you. We love you so very much.
–– The Angels
Message From Ann
I have done a lot of letting go in my life, and I'm sure you have too. Beings I've loved both two and four-footed ones have died. Relationships have ended. I once let go of an entire way of life when I quit avionics engineering to leap into the great unknown. In most cases, a great deal of drama was involved, all understandably human, and for the most part, between my ears.
When I got divorced years ago I wailed over what the relationship could have been but was not, only to find a new sense of freedom, love, and joy in every aspect of my life. I sobbed over letting go of a house I had loved, only to find the same make and model, four years later, with the improvements I'd dreamt of. I shook like a leaf when I left my stable career in engineering and watched the miracle occur as I lived one day at a time, slowly being guided into the reality in which I now live. After years of learning surrender the hard way, I've realized that letting go is sometimes the quickest way to open the door to new realities.
When my dearest husky wolf Bruno passed, a few years back, I let go far more easily than I might have imagined. To my great joy, he went home with me in spirit and has been around ever since. I did let myself grieve when the tears hit but they were few and far between because, in reality, the last year of his life was so hard on both of us, that his passing freed me up to enjoy the relationship with him in spirit in a far easier and more loving way. Likewise when a troubled friend died, I did indeed grieve and grieve deeply, but I also knew she was finally at peace and happier than she'd ever been. When my dear grandma, who was not only one of the most wonderful women I know but also a role model to me, passed, again I cried, but celebrated her freedom. In learning to let go of their human forms, I allow myself to relate to their new and beautiful reality in spirit.
Lately the urge to let go hit me in a big way once again. This time it was old beliefs first, followed by releasing a ton of old stuff. This year, finally, I have learned to let go of my lifetimes long pattern of needing to "save" and "fix" people. I'd still be there for my friends in a heartbeat. I have just stopped trying to "make" things happen for others, and have been more focused on some of my own goals and dreams lately. It has been marvelous!
With that shift, came a strong desire to weed out the closets once again. I prayed and asked God to show me where to donate things and a week later, a dear client told me she was collected for a wonderful charity that gives teachers free supplies! I loved it! It was just the thing I needed to motivate me to clean out my office and craft room. For those of you creative folks, you know how hard that is! We can use a scrap of ribbon and hang on to everything. However, I got ruthless, and got rid of everything I hadn't used in the recent past. I got rid of things I'd carried all the way from my "past life" when I moved out of my old home. I got rid of projects I knew I'd never finish. I got rid of office supplies that I once used but no longer needed. And with every box and bag that left my home, I felt a weight lifting. I was giving away perfectly good things, and amen, hallelujah, now they would be put to good use. I have more to go! It feels so good to get stuck energy in motion.
I think at times we cling to things because they do remind us of happy times. We cling to people because we don't know the relationships can transform or we can find better. We cling to old beliefs because they make us feel safe, but in reality, all they do is block our joy! Little children are the most perfect examples of those who can let go. They play with a toy until they are done, then move on to the next. They talk to someone until they're done then move on. They live in a state of amazing grace and flow with their hearts. They trust.
So as the angels say, its inventory time in our lives. See what you can let go of this week... maybe just one thing, one situation, or one belief. See how it makes you feel, and enjoy your newfound freedom!
Love and lightness,
Ps - I do these newsletters on Monday and had no sooner finished this one when I hurd a thunk in the backyard. I went out to discover a dove who had flown into the window, dying on my patio. I gently picked her up and held her close to my heart as the heat and the love of God poured through my hands and tenderly released her spirit from her body. As I always do when I'm there at a transition, I felt a rush of love, a moment of Oneness, and the freedom of her soul and she released a body that no longer worked. Her spirit, once free, soared into the heavens, but not before she turned to thank me. I was moved, humbled, and reduced to tears by the purity and wisdom of one of God's sweetest creatures. Talk about letting go...