My dear friends, we love you so very much,
Change, dear ones, is inevitable, and it is also a great gift to you. Can you imagine if everything remained stagnant upon your earth? Even if you found yourselves in the best of times, you would eventually get bored. Thankfully, when you find yourself in difficult times, as your saying goes, "This too shall pass." Even your bodies are temporary. Nothing lasts but your eternal soul and your experiences. The only constant in the universe is Love.
"So what then is it all worth," so many of you ask? Why should I do anything if it isn't going to last? You can feed the poor and help them grow in self-worth but there will be poorer in generations to come. You can heal the earth to a degree but you have no control over what others do in the future. You can cook yourself a glorious meal tonight and you'll still have to make breakfast tomorrow... Thinking from a human perspective, it might just seem pointless.
This is why, dear ones, we urge you to labor, always, in love. When you labor in love, although you creations might not last, the love you put into them will. Love is eternal. Love is remembered. Love impacts lives, and helps souls evolve into a greater understanding of their nature. So if you feed the poor with love, they feel loved. They grow. If you treat yourself with love, you feel loved. You grow and evolve. If you build the most magnificent building but do so without love it will crumble and you will have nothing to show for it, but if you build a shack with love, this will be something you carry with you as a huge accomplishment for eternity!
Dear ones, do your smallest tasks with love. Brush your teeth with love. Wash your dishes with love. Speak to the strangers at the grocery store with love. Do your work with love and if you can't love it, love yourself enough to pray for work you can love. Love the light within all human beings if even if you don't like them. Challenge yourself to put as much loving energy as possible into each and every one of your interactions.
If you comb your hair with love, you will feel no less loved than if you were stroked by a lover. You have the capacity to allow love to flow in every moment, every breath, in everyday life. You have the capacity, dear ones, to live and labor in a love that lasts for all eternity. Make today meaningful. Go do something and do it with love.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
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!
Love you all!