This Moment

My dear friends, we love you so very much,

We know that is is very easy to get caught up in an all-consuming list of things you feel you must accomplish. It is easy to long for the things and situations you want in your future. It is all too common to focus on how you wish those around you would behave or how you would ideally like to "be."

It is the nature of the soul to want improvements in your life, yourself, and those around you. However, the soul knows that the quickest way to a desired future is to anticipate its coming, while at the same time, living with a sense of wonder, awe, gratitude, acceptance, and compassion for yourself, the situation, and the people in front of you – right here, right now.

To accomplish this, dream your dreams, focus on improvements you want to make, and pray for the situations you desire. At the same time, remind yourself frequently...

What matters most is not what I accomplish today, but whether or not I enjoy this moment.

What matters most is not what I am going to have in the future but rather whether or not I am able to enjoy what I have now.

What matters most is not having everyone around me change, or even having myself change, but rather embracing myself and others as we are now... with a sense of wonder and compassion.

Of course, you want to accomplish your goals. It is natural to want to improve your life. Love is always seeking to create a more loving experience. These wishes and dreams pull you forward along the path of your growth and evolution. Nonetheless, we remind you with great love...

Don't miss your life.

If you remain centered in the present, committed to finding love in the moment, immersing yourself with total focus on the task at hand, being grateful for what you have now, allowing yourself and others to be exactly as they are for the moment... then dear ones you will be open to an unblocked flow of love streaming straight from the heart of the Divine!

You will think with clarity and receive crystal clear guidance. Your health, as well as your emotional and spiritual well-being will begin to improve instantly! When you embrace the present, you are no longer running away from love! If you are rushing to the future or hurrying away from your past, you are missing the love available right now.

Dream your dreams. At the same time, embrace each precious amazing moment of life. From each moment of love, peace, gratitude, compassion, and wonder, you will gracefully and easily be guided to an even better and more amazing moment as your eternal soul travel through the illusions of time.

God Bless You! We love you so very much.

-- The Angels

Message From Ann

I am laughing! It is Sunday while I'm writing this and because I did my gazing yesterday I have a pile of work-work and housework to catch up on today. My mind started to spin, until I remembered what the angels always say, "Stop. Breathe., Drop into your heart. Figure out what is in there. Do it with full presence." I did so and found myself wandering to my desk without a thought and channeling this week's angel message in record time! Too funny.

Even funnier, I started to struggle with this paragraph until I heard the angels giggling in my head. "Stop. Breathe., Drop into your heart. Figure out what is in there. Do it with full presence." I'm laughing now too. I want breakfast so I'll be back afterwards and finish this later... we'll see when that urge hits :)

...Since I left you in the last paragraph, an entire day has passed blissfully while I accomplished a mountain of work. I've done office work, gone grocery shopping, made chicken, potatoes, homemade yogurt, processed the veggies, froze the fruit, cleaned out the house, exercised, and the list goes on! Focusing on what is in me, right here, right now, makes time stretch out into just the right amount needed. Choosing to love life in front of me creates bliss, grace, and ease. It is late now and I should be in bed, but I still have energy. Living in the present is like plugging into a cosmic battery!

So while it is so easy to get caught up in all we want to accomplish, change, and create, being in the moment (even if it means taking deliberate, conscious time to dream and anticipate a blissful future) allows you to access the amazing grace and love that want to pour into your life!

Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the present this week...

1. When you feel overwhelmed... Stop / Breathe / Drop into your heart.

Overwhelm comes from that part of our human self that still believes we have to be in control to be happy. The truth is that we can be happy now. If you don't get everything done and life falls apart, or you lose a job, or mold grows in the bathtub –  or whatever the consequeces may be – the universe may just be setting you on an easier course. Maybe your life wasn't working anyway. Maybe the job wasn't so great. Maybe you need a housekeeper, or to stop taking care of everyone else so you can take better care of your own life. The possibilities are endless.

The heart will always tell you what is important to your soul, and the soul deeply longs for you to have a loving experience of life.

2. Assume the Present moment is offering you the a perfect opportunity to shift your energy... so you can allow life you want.

Many of us grew up with the notion of a judgmental "Grandpa in the Sky" God that punishes us when we don't live up to his standards and rewards us when we do. Happily that's not the case. The universe is set up to operate according to laws of vibration. The Divine loves purely and allows us our experience.

This one bit of wisdom, if you embrace it thoroughly will change your entire life:

Every bit of life, no matter how challenging is there to help us see where we are either blocking love or receiving love.

When I had twisted intestines several years ago, I was lucky to get an emergency reading with my friend Summer Bacon who channels an amazing spirit doctor. I was on the phone, in unbearable pain, trying to be "spiritual" about the situation. "I know I created this, and I know I have to make some changes..." The angel coming through my friend cut me off mid-sentence. "Will you stop that Ann! Be authentic! You got all twisted up because you stuff your true feelings." Oh. Ow! True. But ow. Back then, I had fallen into the spiritual trap of "trying to be positive" when I was not, thinking that would help me heal faster.

I got mad. I was expecting to be rewarded for being "positive" in the face of so much pain. "F!*# it! I cried our. I hurt. I want help." I was livid. "There you go!" the angel said to me. "Words of love, like an innocent child, spoken to the heavens. Now we can help you." What a revelation in that sentence! It wasn't my anger or swear words that were a "formula" for receiving help. It was my authenticity. Finally I was allowing myself to be present with ME, rather than trying to be someone else in that moment.

This painful moment offered me a chance to love myself even when I felt far from "perfect." I saw how often I was still blocking love when I didn't feel worthy of it. That moment – with all its accompanying physical and emotional pain – probably saved my life.

So remember, everything, absolutely everything, is showing us either where we receive or block love.

3. Fall madly in love right now... Seriously!

As in the example above, there are times you just have to sit with your pain because you just don't have the mental or emotional strength to shift your energy. In those cases the most love you can find may be to simply ask/pray for comfort, healing, and help.

However, there are many times we can use a little willpower to authentically shift into a better space. Here's one trick the angels taught me. It is a delightful game that sounds silly and yet works wonderfully well if you can truly play it!

Pretend that you are in love with absolutely everything in you and around you! Just pretend! Even the cranky mean people, the ugly walls of a waiting room, the red lights, the crazy drivers in traffic, your coffee, the sky above. Even your belly fat, your sick stomach, your angry inner child... Pretend you're madly, passionately in love with it all!

It's just a game. Imagine... I love you, you cranky soul! I love you red light. I love you dear belly ache, you poor thing! I love you my angry inner child! You must need a hug! I love you dear demanding, demeaning boss! I'm sorry you're hurting so badly! I love you, you big hormonal zits!! You must really need attention! Ok I'm listening! You don't need to say it out loud of course... just pretend. Its your own little secret :)

It may sound ridiculous, outrageous, and completely insane, but most of us have already loved someone who wasn't nice, or something that wasn't so wonderful – that outfit you keep in the back of the closet for example? Just pretend. What if that horrible "ex" was the love of your life in a past life... and they just forgot? I love you horrible ex! You poor thing. You forgot what it was like to be loving... You get the idea. Be as a child and vibrationally enter the kingdom of heaven... right here, right now.

The reason this works is that the vibration of love is the same no matter what the object!

Real love is there all the time, just waiting for us to allow it to flow. Pick something to love. Pretend you love someone and all of the sudden you will feel the energy of love! Beautifully, magically, that brings you into a loving Presence!

Speaking of tapping into the vibration of love, close your eyes, take a breath, and just open to receive. I am writing this in your past, sending it ahead to your "now," and intending you receive a big warm energy hug around your heart! Mm.

Love you all!

Ann

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Ann Albers

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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