My dear friends, we love you so very much.
Today we would like to speak to you on the subject of responsibility. As human beings we know you have many obligations that you must fulfill in order to keep your life running smoothly. You must pay your bills, answer your emails, take care of your children, pets, and aging parents, go to work, cook your meals, exercise your bodies, etc. And while we honor these human duties, dear friends, and certainly support you in fulfilling them, we hold a very different perspective on the meaning of responsibility.
In our world, responsibility is your ability to respond to the present moment. If you are present to the moment at hand then your hearts will guide you always to do what must need to be done in the most joyful and efficient manner. If you take a few moments to check in with and be aware of your own heart, you will know what you want to do in each moment. You will know who you feel like calling, which emails you feel like answering, whether it is a productive time to pay the bills, etc. You will be guided to take care of your dependents in a way that is balanced and loving to yourself as well. In our definition of responsibility, you must be able to respond to your own heart first, and in so doing, you will be able to maintain all your human responsibilities as well.
Evaluate your human responsibilities, dear ones, rather than assuming they are all necessary. Of course we want you to honor the systems in which you incarnated, pay the bills, care for your loved ones, etc., however we do not want you to sacrifice your own soul in the process. And if you truly are present to your hearts in each moment, you will not only avoid sacrificing your soul, you will find that by including your spirit in each moment, trusting it, honoring it and listening to its guidance, you are indeed honoring of your human necessities as well.
God bless you! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
It has taken me years to learn that if I am able to be present and respond to my own soul, everything else that I need to do will get done as well, and I may just find that some things I thought I had do really aren't so important after all.
I used to worry that if I didn't get everything on the "To Do" list done as quickly as possible, my chores and obligations would pile up and I would never get to rest. Looking back, that is just plain funny! Although it is a common belief, it makes me laugh to think that I still thought, at my age, that I had to "finish my homework before I could go out to play." That belief may have been appropriate as a child, but we carry these things inside of us forever, until we stop to question our assumptions about life.
It is easy to believe that we have to "stay on top of everything," but in truth, as the angels say, what matters more is that we are present, listening to our hearts, and living with our priorities centered around the most joy we can create reasonably in each moment. I still work, pay bills, take care of my dog, take care of a large number of clients, friends, etc., work on products, maintain a home, exercise, etc., but I've learned that if I stop, check in with my heart and ask what it wants given the situation, everything proceeds a lot more smoothly. If I get crazy and start putting out the "I have to do so much work" vibe, the universe gladly reflects that by piling more on to my list. If I am spiritually sane and put out the "I love my life and live in balance" vibe, the universe says, "Yes, lets help!"
Doing this newsletter is a constant reminder to practice what I preach. It takes some time to get it updated every week and sometimes I just don't feel like doing it. I started turning it into a "chore" this week and the angels wouldn't cooperate at all! So I stopped, checked in with myself, and decided lunch was what I really wanted. Sure enough after lunch and a few minutes to relax, I heard the angels in my head, ran to the computer, and captured their thoughts.
I still ask myself how I can make my necessary jobs more efficient, loving, and productive, however I also stop to ask how I can add more joy, balance, and inspiration to my life. These questions have become as important to me as the first ones. And as a result I get more done and I'm happier.
It isn't so hard to be responsible towards yourself. The things we want in each moments aren't the big things in life. It seems we only want the big things when we're ignoring the little ones on a regular basis. If you can pay attention to what your soul wants 'now' then things won't pile up and you won't need the giant fixes later. For example, when I listen to my heart and take little rest breaks and recreational breaks on a periodic basis, I don't need or long for big vacations. When I rest and treat myself well, I don't get lonely and needy. When I feed myself decent food and have at least three meals a day I don't crave the bingey stuff. When I'm responsible to my heart in the moment, I realize I don't need to spend much and have more to pay the bills. As I allow more joy into my days the law of attraction goes to work and makes my life run more smoothly.
So by paying checking in with my body, mind, and soul and honoring the "little" needs, I avoid the snowball effect of longing for the "big" bandaids. Instead of living for "someday when I'll get what I want," I enjoy lots of little bits of satisfaction each day. After all, a happy life is a lot of happy days, and a happy day is a lot of happy hours, and happy hours consist of a lot of little happy moments. I hope you have quite a few this week :)
Love and hugs,