My dear friends, we love you so very much,
Your lives were meant to be a joyful co-creative dance with the Divine and with one another. "So what has happened upon your earth?" you ask us. Why is life so challenging?
Let us tell you a little fairy tale – a story of how you came to exist...
Once upon a endless now the Source imagined a beautiful soul and in the very act of imagining you, suddenly your spirit was born.
Imagine you could invent the most amazing character in your mind. Imagine you could tell him or her, "I am giving you life! You are created within me. You live in my very own mind. I am dreaming that you will experience wonderful adventures within me. I am dreaming of your magnificent talents, your wonderful relationships, your experience of the abundance of my heart. I give you life."
"I am in you and you are in me."
This is exactly, dear ones, how the Divine Created you. You are not separate. You live within the mind and heart of the Infinite. You are a creation of the Divine. You are within the Source, and the Source is within you... exactly as if you invented a character that is within your mind, and you are within this character. Can you imagine?
Take this a step further. Imagine you said to this character that you created in your mind, "I love you so much! I can imagine so many wonderful things for you! I give you life within my mind. I can imagine all you can create. Hmmm, if I give you free will, you may become even more than I can dream for you. You may come up with ideas, adventures, inventions and relationships even beyond what I can imagine in this moment. All things are possible in mymind. Let me give you free will and see what you will create. Let us see how you will take my Love, and create even more.
I will allow you all choices, but My promise is that I will always try to steer you into the most loving choices, no matter what you choose.
And so, dear ones, in like fashion, God created you. Each one of you is lovingly dreamt into being by your Creator. Each one of you exists in the infinite field of Divine love – in the mind of God itself. Each one of you is sourced from, and given life by the creator with whom you have never lost your connection.
Each one of you, through your free will, is given the power to experience and expand the Source's understanding of its own love. You, through your choices, are given the ability to expand the love of God! You take part in the expansion of the universe and in the expansion of Love! You matter.
So why do you suffer? Why is there hatred, when all God dreamed for each and every one of you is love? It is only when you forget this connection at some point in your soul's eternal existence that you begin to suffer. In forgetting you begin to feel that you must handle life alone or you feel that you must suffer to save others, or to "make up for past sins." You feel that in your suffering there is great merit. In truth there is a lot you can learn fromsuffering. It catalyzes you to reconnect with the Source, and to remember the love from which you are made. However, in reality, you were never asked to suffer.
Some souls volunteer to suffer, knowing that the world understands suffering more easily than ease. These are usually those highly evolved beings who realize that even in spite of physical suffering, the soul does not need to suffer, or be unhappy. The might be in physical pain or in poverty but they radiate love, joy, inspiration, and truth. They too are proving to themselves their Oneness with love in spite of all the world's illusions.
Take time in silence. Drop into your hearts. What feels like love in this moment, is love in this moment. You have an internal compass that knows what love feels like and always seeks to find its Presence.
At any time you can return to your God-given, loving guidance and shift back into streams of Grace. Even if you have challenges in your physical existence, you can in every breath, return to love... and in so doing, this Love will begin to transform and guide you.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
At first, realizing we are characters within the Divine mind can be horribly offensive to the ego. It is human nature to want to feel special, important, "better than," more capable, more correct, and so on. The notion that we are all One love in different forms sometimes makes an individual feel less "real" or less "important." In reality we are all real. We are all important.
As you experience the truth of our Unity – that we exist within God and God is within us – something beautiful begins to happen.
You begin to know that you are never alone or without guidance. You never have to solve your challenges by yourself. You are loved more than you can possibly imagine. Suddenly everyone is family. Suddenly, as the ego surrenders to the greater Truth of its unity with the Divine, you realize everyone else is you. You feel safer, more loved, more capable of creating change in your life.
The angels like to say, "We are as waves upon the ocean, seemingly separate only at the surface, but connected but a depth of love beyond comprehension. You can only imagine we are separate."
I have had many experiences of this Oneness. In "Ann & the Angels, Series 7" I was teaching people to slip into these blissful realities while simultaneously knowing themselves as a unique and precious individual. I kept slipping into this Presence in the studio. It felt delicious beyond words. It was sometimes hard to speak in front of the camera and the studio was filled with light.
The real magic, however, happened in the airport on the way home. I felt only the Presence of the Divine looking through my eyes at itself in the thousands of people traveling, greeting, rushing, smiling, hugging, scowling, stressing... no exception. I felt the Presence of God looking through my eyes at itself in everyone else. Whether someone smiled or scowled, I felt only the euphoric bliss of unconditional love. My Ann-self became an observer, swimming in a magical world of connection.
Last weekend I was at the International Association for Near Death Studies conference, speaking as part of a panel. I had the privilege of hearing famous authors, doctors and scientists studying human consciousness, and nursers pioneering whole new nursing philosophies based on caring.
I got to meet scores of people who had died, gone into the light and come back to tell. In so many cases, they spoke of the feelings of being one with, or deeply connected with all of life in their experience beyond death. Often the feelings of love and connection were so strong they didn't want to return to the limited experience of being in a human body. Nonetheless, they knew they must because their message about our unity and the constant presence of Love felt so important to share.
Here are a few ideas to help you shift into the blissful experience of Oneness, and to experience the love that is around us and in us at all times...
1. Either go to a beautiful place in nature or find a beautiful photo of nature on the Internet. Allow yourself to become "lost" in it
As you witness the beauty and majesty of nature – a sunset, a sunrise, the vastness of the ever-undulating ocean, or the sweet repose of a forest, you begin to return to your natural state of being. You begin to feel a part of something larger – an organism within an ecosystem.
You begin to feel the Presence of something very loving that created such beauty. You begin, as you witness the cyclical nature of nature, to feel eternity.
Just "be" with this beautiful scene. Just observe loosely, in a relaxed way. Let yourself "melt" into it for a few minutes. See how you feel.
2. Look into the eyes of the innocent - either a child, a dog, a precious soul - either in the physical or in a photo... or even your own in the mirror.
The eyes are the windows to the soul. As you quiet your mind and look either into your own eyes, or the eyes of another, something in you recognizes a presence that goes far beyond body, brain, or mind. The longer you are able to look in the eyes of another with a quiet mind, the more deeply you go into the mystery.
What looks through your eyes is looking back at you... just in a different form.
3.Listen to some inspiring music or chant a mantra and let yourself melt into it.
In ancient cultures, the shaman healers listened to a drumbeat and melted into it to enter other dimensions. In Hindu traditions there are mantras chanted over and over that induce a similar effect. In Christian traditions the monks chanted for hours to lose themselves in God.
I listen to Robin Miller's "Dreams of Heaven" and float into these spaces.
Choose some music that inspires you and see if you can just allow your mind to drift with it, turning yourself into pure light, energy, or whatever it begins to present to you. Melt into the experience. It will transport you beyond the ordinary.
I know these are deep topics, and it is all to easy to want "practical" solutions to life's challenges. I am an ex-electrical engineer who grew up within a scientific paradigm, and I love practical solutions!
The father I delve into the mystery however, the more I understand that the most practical thing we can do, is reconnect with love – one moment at a time. As we attune ourselves with love, we hear our guidance and feel good about ourselves. Challenges are elegantly solved. Opportunities present themselves and what we call "miracles" become a natural way of life.
I love you all so much. Thank you for being on this journey with me.