My dear friends, we love you so very much,
There is an incredible and dynamic order to the universe dear ones. In all things, you are guided. God knows your heart, your wishes, your dreams, and strives at every moment to fill you with love, to guide you with love, to give you the most pleasant and loving experience here upon this earth.
So in each moment, drop into your heart. Especially during the holidays when you all get so very busy, stop every now and then and drop into your heart, and ask yourself, "Is what I am doing truly in my heart?" Is this shopping what is in my heart, a gift of true love? Is this cooking truly what is in my heart, a gift of true love? Am I writing out holiday cards with love or with duty? Am I decorating my home with love? And if not dear ones, what does the heart truly want? For indeed you are celebrating the birth and burning of of light and love amidst the darkness, and so bring your light into each moment. Love what you are doing or do something else.
Live authentically this holiday season, and then, even if you "get less done," You will love what you do more. Your memories at the end of this life are not based on how much you achieved, but rather on the love with which you achieved it. This holiday season, truly create an authentic celebration of love. Allow yourself to feel that spark of Divine grace in your hearts and in your lights... and in so doing, you embrace the most beautiful and true spirit of the season.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
I love the holidays. I love the cooking, the decorating, the presents, all of it. But I do have to watch myself. There is a tendency to want to think I'm Martha Stewart, Norman Rockwell, and Santa Claus all rolled into one. If I am not careful I get so caught up in what I want to do that I forget to enjoy what I am doing. The past few years have been different however. I've slowed down, focused more on what I authentically feel like doing and have enjoyed the holidays even more.
Somehow even after getting home from one incredible healing adventure in California, and getting to work full time I was inspired during my next office day to decorate. It used to be an ordeal. I have a lot of boxes to lift, and a lot of things to put up. This year I focused only on the moment at hand. I focused on decorating being an act of loving my home. And in less than a day, even taking time out to get my work done, and chat with viewers on my show, everything was up and in place... without any struggle or drama whatsoever, and done with incredible love and gratitude.
Friends and I are also getting more present and real about where we are at this year. We broke with tradition for our Thanksgiving dinner, changed the menu and made dishes that are much healthier and were still incredibly delicious. It was a very relaxed and lovely feast and we all felt wonderful.
So as you move forward through the holidays, enjoy them. Enjoy the festivities or don't do them. Enjoy writing your cards or don't send them. Enjoy your gatherings or don't go to them. You can't possibly "do it all," and yet, so what! you can do what you do with love. I've made peace with not being Martha, Norman, and Annta Claus all at once :) I'm satisfied with being just plain Ann, and enjoying the precious moments of time I have been given. Somehow in that reality, more gets done, and in the most beautiful of ways.
Love you all! Have a blessed week.
And Happy St. Nicholas Day too!