All of Life Is An Opportunity to Love

My dear friends, we love you so very much.

Never in your life is there anything that occurs without purpose. Never is there anything in your life that does not support your soul's growth, for in reality your life is created by design, whether consciously or otherwise. Your soul is seeking to know God's love. Your soul is seeking to express God's love. And every situation upon your earth is an opportunity to bring more love to the surface in your own hearts - for yourselves and for others - for indeed you are all equal in God's eyes and One in God's love.

So when you find yourself having a challenge, ask yourself, "How can I respect and honor my own spirit in this situation?" You are nothing less than the love and light of God in human form, no matter what your circumstances, thoughts, feeling, or appearances. You are nothing less than love striving to blossom into being. And this is your truth beneath every upset, every sorrow, every feeling of lack, fear, victimization, etc. The sun shines always behind the clouds, and the love that you are lies beneath the surface, waiting to be revealed. So first, ask yourself, how can I be loving to myself in this situation? How can I then, from that space of honoring my true nature, be loving to others involved?

We have said this many times. Love is not always a warm fuzzy feeling. It is an acknowledgement of the truth of your being and the being of all others. Love sometimes means walking away from behaviors that are unkind. Love sometimes means saying, "I love you but I must follow my own path." Love sometimes means setting a healthy boundary with as much kindness as you can find in your heart in that moment. Love sometimes means reaching out and offering a hand to stranger for no reason other than it is in your heart to do so, and love at other times means lovingly declining to assist a friend because God has not put it in your heart to do so. Love, dear ones is always guided. Love is always a directive from the one who created you and sustains your every breath. Love is not "making nice," "sugar coating" or doing a thousand other things that you think of as love on your planet. Love is being kind, honest, authentic, and at the same time honoring the fact that the same light that lives within you lives within all others as well.

How would you treat yourself if you knew God lay hidden within you. How would you treat others? Every moment in your lives upon the earth gives you an opportunity to answer this question and to bring more love to the surface. How can you, in this very moment you are reading this, be kinder to yourself? How can you find a way to bring love into a difficult situation in your life? Ask God and your angels to guide you in this because we love, dear ones, to help you love and experience love more.

God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels

Message From Ann

I have prayed recently with all my heart, "Dear God deepen my awareness of your Love within me. Allow me to love others in even more deep and profound ways." I thought I had achieved a degree of mastery with my dog Lucy when I learned to balance love for myself with loving here even when she was upset or glaring. In a beautiful way we brought the amazing, deep, and profound love between us to the surface before she passed. It was the culmination of a lifetime to feel such love with a soul who had challenged me so greatly. However, as I continued to pray this prayer, and as I experienced the divine love coming through Braco's gazes as of late, I knew I was also going to be propelled into more opportunities to love. As Oprah once said (and I am paraphrasing), When I pray for courage, I didn't get courage, I got opportunities to be courageous. As I prayed to be more loving, I knew I would receive opportunities to do so, both for myself and others.

So during my class on self love, when I asked the audience to give me examples of their worst criticisms, I was not surprised when I slid down four stairs in front of the entire class en route to handing the microphone to one lady who volunteered to share with us! I was unharmed, and actually got up laughing, knowing God's hand was at work. I knew this was one of my opportunities to either criticize or love myself. I was teaching a class on self love so I chose love. Little did I know the amazing grace at work here until the wonderful woman who had courageously agreed to share, looked at me in amazement and said her worst criticism was that she was uncoordinated and sometimes clumsy! I could have apologized, felt bad, been embarrassed, switched topics, etc., but in choosing to just love and trust the incident, wonderful magic unfolded. We all saw Divine grace at work and I know this dear soul will never criticize her coordination again without thinking of my glide down the steps!

And while this is a humorous example of how bringing love into a situation works, I have been attacked, judged, criticized, and admonished more than usual lately. Instead of taking this personally, I know it is simply my opportunity to both love, honor, and express the truth in my own heart as well as the path God has given me, while allowing others to express their truth as well. After all, God/Source expresses itself through each of us in different ways. We live in a kaleidoscope of existence with so many diverse people and pathways creating a beautiful picture of God's vast love. There are as many perspectives as there are beings upon the earth, and we can still love in spite of the differences.

I will never forget years ago when I was new to the psychic work and praying for my family to understand me. I called upon Jesus who has been a dear friend in spirit since the earthly days of my upbringing in the Catholic church. "Jesus how do I get them to understand me," I prayed. "I know you're OK with me. I feel you all the time." He appeared to me in a vision, bathed in brilliant light, and I felt his loving comfort wrapped around my entire being. "Stop trying to get them to understand you," He said. "They will understand your love." That one line, "They will understand your love," was life changing. I have done my utmost to live by it ever since. When people want to engage me in mental arguments, when loving folks with different views attack me for my angel newsletter, when people call me arrogant for choosing to honor my own truths, I remember that line, and I try with all my heart to simply allow the love that is ever present within us all to surface and create a bridge between us that needs no words. Sometimes others are willing, sometimes not, but in any case, I have loved. And while I am not perfect in this and there will always be more to learn, the more I love, the more I feel wonderful. The more life works. The more I tap into the river of God's grace, that I not only have written about but love to live within.

People have written me often saying, "I DO love, but all I get in return is to be used or dumped on." And while I understand the feeling, and used to feel that way myself, I have come to know that when we "love" with an agenda to be loved back, this isn't really love. This is a currency of sorts. "I give you something. You give me something." However, the love the angels speak of is different. It is an acknowledgment of your own heart as being valid and correct for your own path. It is a willingness to take responsibility for and honor what you find within yourself, while at the same time acknowledging that which others choose to embrace for themselves is right for their own soul's growth. It is a deeper understanding of the common phrase, "Live and let live."

Do your best. If all else fails, be kind to yourself even in the depths of your humanity. We are all works in progress, growing and expanding into greater awareness of who we really are.

I love you all.
Your commitment to owning the beautiful light inside of you inspires me so much.
Have a blessed week,
Ann

Tags:

Comments

betsy. 12th June 2013 11:45 am

"...when we "love" with an agenda to be loved back, this isn't really love. This is a currency of sorts. "I give you something. You give me something." However, the love the angels speak of is different. It is an acknowledgment of your own heart as being valid and correct for your own path. It is a willingness to take responsibility for and honor what you find within yourself, while at the same time acknowledging that which others choose to embrace for themselves is right for their own soul's growth." TY for this truth, Ann. I find it to resonate with such truth for me.
I'm so sorry to hear of your experiences. It reminds me of something I got from a book recommended by Meredith Murphy: "Daring Greatly" by Brene Brown. "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if...

betsy. 12th June 2013 11:50 am

"...he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." - Theodore Roosevelt. I apply this to my heart, I apply it to my "work," I apply it to so many things now in my life. If I'm going to fail, I'm at least going to fail doing my best by following my heart & going after what I love & cherish most. If I'm beaten up because of that, I move on. LOL. It wasn't meant to be. Never let the critics who are too afraid to step into the ring quiet your voice, Ann. Much love to you! :smitten:

angelika 13th June 2013 10:26 am

Hi Ann, I love your articles and this one resonates the most with me,yet. I love how you/the angels explain that when we ask for courage - we'll be given opportunities to show courage. Not quite what we were hoping for, but this explains it nicely and that we did not do anything wrong, quite the opposite.

I've learned this week that I'll be made redundant, now that I'm over the shock a bit, I'm still worried about paying the rent etc, on the other side of the coin I'm so glad to have the opportunity to find another job - sometimes i need a push to make changes : ) I've learned a lot were I'm currently working but at the same time I've not been happy here. So far I'm pleased with how well I've handled the fear coming up and rather than pushing it away, I've acknowledged it and moved on. I know I will find another job at some point, hopefully before the money runs out : P,
Love & Gratitude for your articles and wisdom

Advertisement

Keep updated with Spirit Library

Author Information

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.

Books from Ann Albers

Advertisement

Ann Albers Archives