My dear friends, we love you so very much.
Take a breath dear ones for everything is in right order. There is a grand dance being orchestrated in the universe by nothing less than the loving Divine Presence that animates all of creation. If you can imagine, the universe is like a giant body, with every element, every being, every little piece of creation designed to act and respond in cooperation with one another. The energy and love that flows between you and all creation is like a giant nervous system. If you cut your finger, the entire body responds immediately and begins immediately to heal the cut. In a healthy body, as cancer cells do not find a hospitable environment in which to grow.
Rest assured knowing that everything in your life is in right order. Everything is in right timing. Truly dear ones we watch you rushing about and know that if you only knew the truth of your place in eternity, you would slow down a bit and enjoy the journey. Nothing is more important than the quality of this moment. Nothing is more important than whether or not you are adding love to this moment or running from it.
Are you conscious of how your body feels right now? Take a moment. Become aware of your body. Are you hot, cold, in need of stretching, in need of touch, in need of food? Ask your body right now, "Body, what do you need in this moment?" Then make a deal, that at your earliest convenience you will give your body what it needs. Your physical vehicle is the starting point for living in the present moment. If you are aware of its needs, you can start to become aware of so much more.
Ask your heart now, "Heart, what do you need in this moment, and how can I give this to you?" We are not talking now about your physical heart, but rather your sacred heart, the energy of your spirit, the energy of God's love that lives within you. The answer may surprise you. The answer may be remarkably simple. Your spirit is not as complex dear ones as you think. It always wants to express or experience that love in some fashion in any given moment. Your minds come up with remarkable machinations as to how you should move yourself through life in order to express or experience that love, but your hearts will always give you the simplest answer.
If you were able to move through life in this fashion, moment by moment, being aware of the needs of your body and spirit, then dear ones, you would move through life as much of the natural world does - with thought being used as a tool rather than as a torment, with a trust in the movements within you, guided with ease and grace, moving naturally towards that which uplifts and 'feeds' you and moving away from that which does not. You would do so without self-judgment, without the need to judge others, and with simple grace. Try it for a few hours. Try just living your life with awareness of what it is you need now, and now, and now... and soon dear ones, you won't even need to ask the questions for you will have made room to allow the answers to arise naturally from within. Your bodies and souls are programmed to seek and express love in your daily moments. You have learned to block these simple truths, but with a bit of practice you can become adept once again at feeling your internal guidance and acting upon it.
God bless you! We love you so very much.
Message From Ann
I've been living this way for awhile now, tuning into my body and spirit to ask what it needed. Lately my body has been rather vehemently guiding me to strengthen my core. After the parasites in 2010 and some other health adventures last year, I got lazy. And now my body is basically saying, "Please strengthen me!" Being tiny does not automatically mean I'm in shape! So I prayed and asked Archangel Raphael to guide me to an easy way to strengthen my core that would fit my scheduled and ta da... a day later Dr. Oz had a personal trainer on with a five minute routine that is working great for me. (If you're interested, here's the link: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/brett-hoebels-5-minute-flat-belly-workout). My first thought was "Five minutes can't be that bad." WELL, it was!! Even with great music, I couldn't keep up with the video the first several tries, so I just did what I could at first. Now its getting easier but still makes me catch my breath. My body is thrilled! My heart is pumping, my posture is improving, and best of all I'm feeling the spiritual energy flowing through me more easily now that proper alignment is returning. Some days I don't feel like doing this. My mind says, I'm tired. I want to plop on the couch and watch TV, or stay in bed a little longer. But my body commands me, "Move!" and so I move and soon my entire being is happy. Even my mind is starting to agree that this is a good idea!
Likewise I've been asking my spirit what it wants lately. "Time outdoors," came the answer. So I'm back to breakfast on the patio with some inspirational reading or quiet time, and hikes when I can fit them in. My soul feels like singing again. There is nothing like the warm sun, the breeze, and the birds singing over breakfast! It might only take ten minutes but it fuels my spirit.
What we want IS simple. If I don't get my exercise and time outdoors, I start to think I have other problems. I'm more tired, less productive, and less inspired. When I do this little bit of self care I feel so "full" I can easily withstand life's more challenging moments. A lady on my facebook page, for example, wrote this week that her guides told her I was fake and that she was sad about it, but her guidance always right and that she didn't have time for this sh$!. I was in such a good space it was easy to simply write and say that I totally supported her in honoring her guidance, that it simply meant I wasn't right for her, and that didn't take it personally. When we fill ourselves up, and take care of ourselves, it is so much easier to be loving and gracious than if we ignore the needs of our own body and soul. This little 15 minutes of self care a day does wonders.
In my work with clients over the years I find that people get lonely and needy far more easily when they don't listen to their own bodies, and souls. They want someone else to "make it better," but the funny part is, we can "make it better" for ourselves and be happier people right now. In that space we are more capable of attracting good in our lives than from that other space. And if you're looking for someone, wouldn't you rather meet someone who takes care of themselves and is happy rather than someone who is miserable and wants you to fix their lives? Why not take care of your own spirit and be the happy person who has joy to share?
I know it takes overcoming inertia and mental programming to do something good for yourself at times. I know it isn't easy to put yourself first. But if you fill it, you can spill it, and when you take a little time to nourish body and soul, you will be so much more capable of sharing with the rest of the people in your lives. Stop for that little break amidst your errands. Take time to smell the roses if you walk by them. Take a second to really feel the sun on your face, or the breeze on your back. Call that friend when they pop into your mind. Write that loving and grateful email to a friend even if you're worried about what they might think. Its your life, your heart, and these are your precious moments to spend.
What if you got a dollar for every second spent in a loving way and lost a dollar for every second spent in an unloving way. Would you be rich or poor?
So try to tune into your body and soul this week and ask them what they need. The answers are always simple, always things you can do for yourself, always things that CAN fit your life if you are willing. Give up the excuses for not listening to your internal guidance and give yourself a little love. See how it makes you feel :) You might just be surprised.
Have a glorious week,
Love and hugs,
ps - I had to add this! Right after I wrote this newsletter, I sat down to lunch and flipped on the TV to a show called, "The Revolution." There on screen was the same personal trainer I just wrote about!! Seriously! Then, just to make sure this message gets across, there was also a segement, later in the show, on how "small changes make a big difference in your life!" Really! The universe is NOT subtle... I will be keeping up my workouts :)