My dear friends, we love you so very much,
As you begin your holiday season we wish you a deep and lasting peace. Peace, dear ones, is always there for you. It arises when you can accept life as it is, surrender to what is in front of you and inside you right in this moment, and know that within you lies the power to change direction in the very next.
Surrender to life and know that there is a reason for everything. Whether you like what is in front of you or not, whether you are rushing or relaxing, whether people are acting as you wish or not, practice saying to yourself, "There is perfection in this moment. There is love to be found or expressed in this moment. I give thanks for this moment." Then, dear ones, your very next word or deed will be based on love, trust, and an acknowledgment that you are and always have been deeply and dearly loved.
It is absolutely fine – and often best – to change your circumstances! If you are not happy, by all means, make different choices. Try to see life a little differently. Try to allow for your so-called "negative feelings" and love yourself through them until they dissipate. But always, recognize that there is perfection. If someone cuts you off in traffic, there is perfection. You get angry. There is perfection. You realize you need more sleep so you are not so prone to reacting. There is perfection. You go home instead of running errands and you are saved from an accident. There is perfection. There are so many reasons for everything that occurs in your life and as human beings, in linear time you cannot possibly see all the reasons, interactions, and possibilities that arise from every single choice that every one of you makes. Suppose you ignored your feelings in this case. You ran your errands. You got into an accident. There is perfection even in this. You will learn. You will listen to your soul's whispers the next time. There is perfection.
Dear ones, peace comes when you can acknowledge the perfection in the moment and make the most loving choice in the very next. In this fashion you stop resisting life, you learn, you grow and, you deepen your ability to find and express love. In so doing you place yourself in a vibration where life becomes easier, kinder, and more gentle.
Peace, dear ones. It is already here for you, just waiting to be acknowledged.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message from Ann
There are many reasons in my life, on a regular basis, not to be peaceful! I swim in the world's pain in my work every day. I have a busy schedule and often don't know how I'll fit everything in. And I love the holidays. I joke that I bring out my inner Martha Stewart around Thanksgiving and Christmas! It is part of what gives me joy. Given the sheer volume of activity, It would be very easy to get stressed.
However over the last two decades the angels have worked with me, and continue to work with me, on accepting life as is in each moment and creating better the next. So when I find myself getting frazzled, I take a step back and simply say, "OK what do I want and what next?" Its better than wasting time wishing something that already has happened did not. Its done. Its better than wishing someone was not as they are... they are! Its wastes far less time and energy than guilt,shame, blame, and drama between the ears. Life just is... now what?
None of us are exempt from times when we wish things were otherwise. I still make plenty of decisions that could be a lot smarter! I banged myself up on a roller coaster while not listening to my guidance both last year and earlier this year. Instead of beating myself up, I focused on healing. I did the martyr-thing and got shingles while wishing I could take it away from a friend a few months ago! Same story - I didn't waste time beating myself up. I just focused on learning,loving myself through it, and healing. I've made uneducated financial decisions in the past. When I was in my late twenties doing very well as an avionics engineer, I made an investment without doing my research and lost a lot of money. I didn't waste a tear over it. I learned and moved forward with greater wisdom. I called it my "college education in financial naiveté!"
The angels once said, "Ann if you are driving and want to see the view ahead clearly, you look through the front windshield, not the rear-view mirror!" What a great analogy!
So yes, peace comes from saying, "Here I am now. This is how I feel now. This is what the people around me are doing." No resistance. "It is what it is," as they saying goes. But I would add... "It does not have to be that way in the next moment!" If you're sad cry. If you're upset, vent privately. If you're worried, pray or call someone comforting. Think about what you want to create next and make choices accordingly. If I don't like something, I don't waste time resisting it, I decide how to respond instead. I try to see the situation through the eyes of love. If I don't like myself at the moment (it does still happen occasionally!) I try to see myself through the eyes of love and then make a choice to improve. This way life moves forward more gently, gracefully, and lovingly.
Try it this week. Life is as it is. You feel as you feel. What next?
I love you all! Have a peaceful and beautiful week.