Taxes, Lemons and The Heart

My dear friends, we love you so very much,

We always advise you to follow your hearts, but being human you'll discover as you follow your heart towards your larger desires there are things along the way that don't excite you much at all. Many of you have asked us, "What do I do if a desire is in my heart, but I don't have the desire to do the work required to get there."

  • For example, you might want a great relationship but you don't want to do the inner work to manifest a good one.  
  • You might want to own your own business but you don't feel like doing the marketing and accounting.  
  • You might love your children but you don't enjoy running around taking them places.

So what do you do in these situations where your heart wants something but then you don't really enjoy the steps along the way?

Our answer is not "one size fits all."

Sometimes you must simply ask yourself, "Am I so strongly opposed to doing the work I need to do to satisfy my heart's desire that that I'm going to give up?" This will most likely put everything in perspective and you can see that the "smaller tasks" are actually labors of love as you work towards something you deeply desire. Driving your kids to school suddenly becomes a labor of love. You can choose to love what you do.

Perhaps you'll choose to manifest your desire spiritually by visualizing and feeling the desired outcome, without any doubt, until it comes about in a miraculous way. Perhaps you'll get creative and find a way to love doing what you need to do. You can choose a more loving way to do what you do.

Perhaps you'll re-evaluate your larger desire and see that you didn't really want all that comes with it after all. For example, if you won millions in the lottery you'd have to do a lot of accounting, hire people you can trust, and deal with everyone wanting something from you. Some of you would want that. Others of you would not. You can always choose a more loving choice.

Perhaps you'll see that you don't mind doing the smaller tasks in general, but you just don't feel like doing them right now. Honor your heart's timing. Ultimately that is God's timing. You can choose more loving timing.

In honoring your heart in the present, you will learn what you need to learn to get where you want to go.

You'll learn whether you really want to do what you say you do. You'll learn to get creative and add love to what you do. You'll learn to make more loving choices. You'll learn everything you need to learn to get what you ultimately, deeply want.

For example, say you want to find someone that loves you more than you love you. By all means try to do that. Maybe you will find this person. Perhaps they'll help you learn to love yourself. Perhaps you'll feel unworthy, push them away, and learn to love yourself more the next time. The heart will guide you.

Say you want to start a business but don't want to put in the effort. You may choose to keep working for others until something arises that you feel so passionate about doing that the mundane work seems worthwhile.

Say you don't want to get up in the morning and drive your kids to school, but you realize that you love them and don't get to spend much time with them and you can make the drive a loving time to deeply connect.

Do what you love, do what you do with love, or don't do it. That is our advice for a happy and fulfilled journey upon your earth!

God Bless You! We love you so very much.

-- The Angels

Message From Ann 

I love having my own business. I don't love preparing my taxes...

Every year, I pray that I wake up one day with a desire to get them ready for the accountant. It happened last weekend. I woke up with an urge to get them done. I was going strong for a few hours, when I started to get distracted.

Picking lemons sounded like more fun. I spent a delicious few hours in the tree gathering enough fruit to give away 18 boxes, juice 8 gallons and make pints of lemon curd. That lost its luster when cleaning house sounded like more fun. Shredding old documents sounded like fun. Cooking was more fun! I got a lot done... but not the taxes. At the end of the day I realized I really did want to get them done after all! After a day of citrus bliss and domestic bliss, I was ready to go back to work.

So the next morning I woke up and dove in. I realized what was driving me crazy was an outdated filing system. So I started working on that with zeal. I created new folders, new labels, and new files. (My label-maker is like a favored toy!) I set up new memorized reports in Quickbooks. Suddenly organizing the receipts was a lot more fun.

The house was clean. The lemons were picked. Food was in the fridge. The files were organized, and the taxes got done... all two days.

Years ago the angels taught me to honor my heart, in each moment, and ever since things have been accomplished with a lot more grace and ease!

Here are some pointers to help you find your heart in each moment too...

1. Ask yourself what you feel like doing now... and I mean now.

It would be easy to say, "Now I want to get my taxes done," but after two hours I did not want that. I felt like picking lemons. It would have been easy to plow through the lemon picking but after awhile I felt like cleaning house. While it may seem insane to switch tasked mid-stream, I personally work best in bursts of a few hours. Your cycles might be different. Honor that.

Because you're doing what you really want to do, you'll get more done.

2. If you have to do something you don't want to do, find a way to love it or add love to the situation.

If you have to go to work you don't love, either quit and have faith in finding a new one, or thank God for the income. If you love your kids but don't feel like doing their homework with them, focus on the time as an act of bonding.

I used to dread running weekly engineering meetings because everyone else hated them, so I started bringing doughnuts! Suddenly the meetings became a lot sweeter :)

You've heard the song, "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." The angels would say, "If in the moment, you can't do what you love, find a way to love what you do."

3. Always honor your heart by focusing on what you desire

If you got to a job you don't care for, no matter how much love you add, honor yourself by spending time visualizing and asking yourself, "What would it feel like to have a job I love?"Take time to put some energy towards what you dream. You'll get the universe in motion to help you create a more loving life.

While it is not humanly realistic to love every moment of your life, the more we listen to our hearts, the more loving moments we will have, and the more we'll notice what needs to change.

My heart may have guided me to a crazy way of getting my taxes / lemons / housecleaning / cooking done, but it worked for me! I sure had a lot more fun along the way than if I had just "put my nose to the grindstone," as we say.

This week try to honor your heart in the moment, even if the most loving thing you can do is to admit you want more and pray for then manifest better!

Love you all dearly!
Ann

Comments

Toni 29th January 2018 5:57 pm

:) 's... Always love the practical grounded reality advice Ann :thumbs: ...and the title just makes me smile...I had to read. I find life flows best this way too...'What do I feel like doing now?' & go do that. Then when it's stuff like taxes & kids I too focus on creating the timing & getting through cos that's where I love to be...free to create & do what I love.

25 yrs ago, when I had toddlers, a lazy husband & two jobs, my pattern was like that too I just spent more time getting through than I did doing what I love. Ha... now you've made me look at it I realize its been polarized. Back then I probably had 5% of time to do what I loved...now I have 95%. Being grateful for that 5% turned it into 95%

Hmm...maybe today's the day I finally get my accounts in order?...hmm then again maybe tomorrow, it feels like a day to sculpt... :smitten:

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Ann Albers

Ann Albers is a popular spiritual instructor, angel communicator, lecturer, and author. She is a traditional Reiki master and a modern mystic who delights in distilling ancient wisdom into practical, down-to-earth tools for modern living. Ann's passion and purpose is teaching others to tap into the power and beauty of their souls, as well as helping people connect with the love and wisdom of their angels.

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