Today the angels talk about the peace and beauty of the silent nights we celebrate. I'll share some tips about plugging into that peace so you can feel the love that wants to give without condition and thereby know the gift that you are.
Happy, holy, blessed holidays to you :)
Message from the Angels
My dear friends, we love you so very much,
Many of you reading this are celebrating your holidays at this time. However you gather, or whether you gather, you are embraced by those of us in the heavens. You are loved beyond measure and treasured, for you are a gift to the universe. Your every loving thought sends ripples to the far reaches of the cosmos. You, dear ones, are the peace in the silent night. You are the miracle of light in a world in turmoil. You are the embodiment of the values that help humanity evolve. You, dear ones, are a gift to Life itself. Receive our love, as we celebrate the gift that you are.
We would love for you to take a little time amidst your holidays to sit and allow the peace of heaven to wash over you. If you can, take a little time to receive the gift of our love. We love to share it. We hold the vision that you will believe and receive all you wish to experience in this life rather than struggling and striving and trying to figure things out. We would love it, dear ones, if you would receive the love that is waiting because just like your holiday season demonstrates – as you give, you receive, and as you receive, you naturally give.
In the stillness of a Silent night, a baby was born in a cave, in a manger. His mother watched in wonder. His father felt a sense of humble awe, trusting that God would guide him. They were young, unmarried, and far from home. Yet in their child's eyes – as in the eyes of all newly born children – they saw the Creator's love. You came into the world, allowing that love to look through your eyes. You, too, are a miracle of love, an embodiment of the light you celebrate. You still have that within you. Sit. Breathe. Receive. Allow us to awaken and bolster that light within so that you can feel the magnitude and miracle of your own being.
In the stillness of a silent night, a tiny bit of oil was lit in the lamp. No one expected it to burn for long. It was cold and dark, and times were dangerous. As the community members again dedicated their temple to the Creator, the light burned long and bright, miraculously so. That light burns within you. Even when you feel you have little left to give to your days – little energy, little time, little money – that light of the Creator is there, ready to burn within you, ready to guide you, prepared to be the beacon inside of you that lights your way. You are not alone dear ones. The light of the Source burns within.
In the stillness of many silent nights, seeds waited in the ground until they sprouted, grew, and gave life. There came a time after nature worked her wonders for the harvest – reaping the first fruits that are a marriage of light and darkness, sun and rain, and nutrients plus waste. Those who celebrate Kwanzaa also celebrate the strength and oneness of the light within.
Dear ones, you are nothing less than an embodiment of the light that creates universes. You are the light present in the child, the lamp, and those first harvest fruits. You are an individual in a human form, but in your depths, you are one with all that is good, pure, and holy.
So no matter what is going on in your world, allow yourself to feel the miracle of light, the harvest of light, and the birth of light by simply sitting quietly on any silent night and realizing that in this love, all is calm, and all is bright.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message from Ann...
Earlier in the week, I had yet another beautiful experience with the eternal light – this time through a grocery delivery person. After this young man delivered my food, we chatted a bit. He told me he was looking for a new job. Before becoming a delivery man, he worked in law enforcement, where one of his assignments was to stand by during the riots in 2020. He was peacefully present and on watch, just doing his job, when an angry rioter beat him with a baseball bat, shattering the bones in his knees and legs. Although he recovered, he could no longer be on his feet for long periods. He carried no vibe of victimization, no hatred, no regret, and no bitterness whatsoever. He just wanted to keep helping people and do good in the world. I wanted to cry for the beauty of this soul who chose to love.
The light of the season is always here, waiting for us, like this young man, to choose love over hatred, faith over fear, and kindness over retribution.
The light is there when you're surrounded by those you love and, as well, when you're lonely. The light is there in the trimmings, candles, and presents and in the most humble yet heartfelt handmade notes. The light is in the grand gatherings filled with song and celebration and in a bird singing sweetly on a wintry morning. There is never a time or place, humble or grand, without this light. It lives within and behind all things.
I have felt this light when surrounded by decorations, food, and friends, and I felt it after my divorce years ago when I was alone in an apartment with a few lights and a tiny tree. I have felt it while snuggled up in Christmas jammies drinking cocoa with loved ones, and I have experienced it on a barren desert trail with barely another soul around.
We don't need conditions to be "right" to feel unconditional love.
The gift we truly crave – the gift beneath all other gifts – is to feel the love that lives and breathes inside us. We want to receive it. Even more so, we crave the ability to share it. We feel like our most authentic, most beautiful selves when we share love, be it via a smile, a hug, a gift, or just letting someone get in front of us in holiday traffic.
Often, but especially during this season, I sit in silence after the celebrations are over and the house is quiet. I look at the lights, quiet my mind, and sit in appreciation for life. As I consciously focus on all that is beautiful in me, my life, and the world, I start to melt into the ever-present embrace of the angels.
I've no longer doubt the constancy of heavenly love. I've learned to stop putting conditions on myself when this love is unconditional. I am worthy. You are worthy. Worthiness isn't even an issue heaven considers. Whatever you did or didn't do, whomever you are with or missing, whatever you are proud of or disappointed by, this love never changes. The only thing that changes is whether or not we believe in the gift and let it in. The present is there for us, in the present moment, wrapped, waiting for us to open it.
Perhaps this week, on a silent night, you too can sit and tap into the love that never leaves. If you like, you can take a little time to receive the gift that never stops giving – the Presence of a light that burns brightly throughout creation, now, tomorrow, and forever, throughout the ages.
Here are a few tips to help you feel the Gift of the Light we celebrate...
1. Stop. Breathe. Appreciate Yourself
The easiest way to start feeling the light is to appreciate or acknowledge yourself. Take a moment. Appreciate who you are and how you've grown, persevered, and worked hard to love when it wasn't easy. Forget your perceived flaws or failures, and acknowledge your strengths. Bask in knowing that you are endless light in the form of an expanding being. Imagine that light within you. Move your arm and imagine the light flowing upward. Rotate your shoulders and feel the paths of light loosening up so it can flow through your body easily. Breathe in contentment. At this moment, this very moment, all is well.
There are no conditions that can stop unconditional love. It is there for you, with you, and in you. Appreciate its presence within you.
2. Treasure a memory
The holidays are a good time for nostalgia. Recall a happy memory. Just ask for a beautiful memory to bubble up inside and of you and see what shows up. Instead of mourning that it is in the past, relish that you lived it. You had that treasured experience. On the highway of eternity, you stopped for a moment to enjoy the scenery, and the moment stayed with you forever. It is one of the few things you can take with you.
Treasure a beautiful memory as you would treasure your favorite ornament or holiday decoration. Like these decorations, we can take our memories out, appreciate them, and still remain open to more.
3. Sit in silence and just "be"
Find a quiet moment. Breathe and feel the miracle of the breath moving into and out of your lungs. Look around. Notice and appreciate your surroundings, whatever they are, with feeling. Just look. Imagine the One light within all the things, invisible but present. Imagine the Creator's love in everything around you. The boots at the door are manifestations of love providing love and warmth for your feet. The food on the tables is love to nourish you. All is love.
Imagine that first silent night. Imagine the peaceful quiet without the whir of technology. Imagine the bright starry sky overhead, the animals settling down for the night, and not a sound except the shuffling of the sheep shifting to find comfort in the hay. Feel the peace of that first Christmas.
Now, imagine the silent night in the temple, where battle-weary but victorious, exhausted with adrenaline still flowing, you watch the miracle of the lamp and weep with gratitude for the return to peace. Feel the relief, the peace, and the blessing that gave birth to Hanukkah
Imagine next, the first fruits on the vine, waiting as a present from Mother nature to nourish and feed her children. Feel the values of Kwanzaa embodied in your own body, mind, and soul, for you are also part of nature and share her unity and strength.
In a moment of stillness, perhaps on a soon-to-be silent night, allow yourself to receive and feel the light we celebrate. Always there, without condition, it flows from the invisible realms into our experience. With our consent, it flows to us and, through our open hearts, becomes a gift to this world. You are a gift to yourself, me, and life itself. I celebrate all of you and your light during this holiday season.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Festive Kwanzaa.
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