Don't Close Your Heart...

Even when the world feels unloving we can keep our hearts open to feel love in so many other ways... Learn how to find the love here and now.

My dear friends, we love you so very much,

Open your hearts to receiving the love that is all around you Breathe. Imagine your heart opening as a flower opens to the sun. It is in a state of open heartedness that you can receive all the gifts and guidance life has to offer.

Your world may be in a state of unrest, but always there is love. Your relationships may be kind or contentious but always there is love. Your bank account may be plentiful or sparse but always there is love. Your job is simply to keep your hearts open and look for love. "Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door will be opened."

Think of all the wonderful ways Life is loving you right this very moment! You have the the sun shining upon you. You have food upon your table. You have inspiring books to read and programs to watch. You have birds to serenade you with their love songs each morning and night. Love abounds!

Look for love and you will see it shining forth through every natural phenomena and through every open heart. Nature herself is pure love. Your animals and babies are pure love. The open hearted upon your planet earth are allowing Divine love to pour through them. When you open your heart, and choose to love yourself, you allow a steady river of love to pour into your own life.

Can you go look into the mirror in the next few minutes and say to yourself, "I am lovable. I am loved. I AM LOVE." You are nothing less.

We know that almost each and every one of you has been through excruciatingly painful circumstances. You have suffered loss, rejection, unkindness, and even abuse. You have been disillusioned, threatened and betrayed. However, you have also been LOVED, deeply, gloriously loved, if not by humans, by angels, by God, and by life itself.

When life is unkind make a determination to breathe through it and keep your heart open. Choose to love yourself. Pray to see the innocence of the others involved, for all souls, no matter how unevolved are simply trying to find love. The "un-evolv-ed" are those who continue to feel "un-love-d." The ones that hurt you are hurting inside. Don't join them.

People can inspire great pain in you when they cut themselves off from the source of love. But you have to ask yourself the courageous questions, "Where was I not loving myself? Where was I not being honest with myself? When did I ignore my guidance, stop communicating deeply, or refuse to walk away?" How did I break my own heart? How did I betray myself? How did I allow this to occur?"

Although it may be hard to see, in every painful situation, at some point prior, you received guidance, intuition, red flags, or signs that communication or a course-correction was in order. We in the heavens are always trying to steer you towards joy and away from pain. Rather than blaming yourself for missing the signs, take heart! You have learned.

Whether you feel joyous or heartbroken, love is here. Whether you feel rich or poor, love is here! Whether your world is stable or shaky love is here! Love is the eternal reality beneath the ephemeral circumstances of your life!

Dear ones, open your hearts right here and now. Sit. Breathe. Receive our love. Your earth is a tough school indeed, but if you are willing to remain open to Love, it is there for you in every single breath.

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

Message from Ann...

Hi Everyone,

If someone were to ask me what my biggest accomplishment is so far this lifetime, I would say that has been to choose love, over and ever again, even when it was hard – to love myself when others don't, to love others when they don't love themselves enough to be kind and to really open up to feeling the love of the Divine no matter what is going on in my life. This isn't easy.

The angels say it all the time. Love feels better. I think most of us would agree, yet there are still times when I am challenged.

Earlier this year, a friend whom I love dearly, reacted to me through the filters and pains of their past. Their defensive energy hurt so badly I nearly shut down. A less sensitive person could have shrugged it off entirely. I'm usually good about not taking things personally. This time, I was completely caught off guard. I felt as if I'd been kicked in the gut.

I wanted to close my heart. I wanted to make my friend wrong. I wanted to make myself wrong for being so sensitive that I allowed anyone to hurt me. Those were superficial wants. I really just wanted my friend know my loving heart.

At first, I was too shocked and upset to interact any further. I turned to love where I could find it in its pure form. I sat with the angels and breathed in their love. I hiked for miles and felt the love of nature filling and merging with my being. I focused on gratitude for all the wonderful friends in my life who knew my heart better. I took impeccably good care of myself. I surrendered to the presence of pure Love in meditations and silent gazes.

I did as the angels suggested and asked myself the "courageous questions." How have I allowed myself to be in this space? Where have I not been honest with myself? What needs to change? I prayed. "Dear God, let me see this through your eyes."

The prayers were answered. I saw through God's eyes. I saw the pain of this person's past and how I had inadvertently triggered it. I saw both my innocence and theirs. I saw the friendship through God's eyes too – both the light and growth we had brought to each others' lives and the times when this individual – innocently and without any intent to hurt me – had treated me in ways that were painful to me, and far less than honoring to my soul. I saw how I had never spoken up.

I knew I had to say something. I could no longer pretend things were OK. When I was finally in a space of peace within myself, I initiated a tough, but kind conversation in which we came to greater understanding and compassion.

The angels have taught me that when one person or one aspect of life doesn't feel loving, there is still no excuse for feeling unloved. We can find love in so many other wonderful ways if only we're willing to look. As the angels like to say with great humor, "Whether love comes from your chair, your chocolate, or your lover... it is always the same vibration of Love!"

Here are a few pointers for keeping your heart open... even when it is hard.

1. Take care of yourself

If someone, or life, is hurtful you may need to pull away for a while, be kind to yourself, and take time to "nurse your wounds." Take time in nature. Talk to friends. Sit with your angels. Do things you enjoy. Meditate, pray, or sit in silence. Reconnect with the Divine.

When you tap back into the love that is available in life right here, right now you will no longer require anything from the situation or person that hurt you to feel loved again. From this vantage point, you can solve the issue lovingly.

Sometimes this takes effort to look for love when you're not feeling loved, but the rewards of re-aligning with Love make the effort worthwhile.

2. Pray to see Through God's Eyes... and mean it :)

A sincere prayer to see the innocence of all souls involved in a challenge is always answered. Only the hurting are hurtful, and we are only hurt if we aren't paying attention to our own needs.

By praying to see the innocence of everyone involved you depersonalize the experience.

You start to feel compassion for self and others. You will start to feel your heart and hear your guidance once again.

3. Make an "I am Loved" List... and let Life Love you!

See if you can list a hundred things that make you feel loved – grand and small. You can list the smell of your coffee, the feel of warm water in the shower, the kindness of a stranger, the warmth of a friend, the eyes of your pet, the blue sky overhead... You get the idea.

Keep your "I am Loved" list where you can see it. Bask in these experiences of love often, especially when you're in need!

When you have a love affair with life, all less than loving interchanges become easier to deal with.

Love is always here, and love heals. Love gives perspective. Love always and eternally seeks to bring us back unto itself.

Speaking of which... I 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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