Celebrate the bright, beautiful, and magnificent souls that you truly are. You are God's love poured in human form, having an experience of life on earth. You are here to remember love and your connection with love. You are here to see love, be love, and share love with the world. And Divine Love dear ones – as opposed to human love – does not always look the way you thought it would.
Divine Love it present whether you "feel" it or not, although you certainly feel wonderful when you are connected with this reality. Divine Love is not what you "do" although it is beautifully expressed in actions. Divine Love is not always "serving" others in the ways you learned to serve and Divine Love is not always agreeing with those around you.
Divine Love, dear ones, simply IS. Divine Love is the root of all existence. Divine Love takes shape in billions of forms - in universes, stars, planets, plants, animals, oceans, mountains, in you, in those you like and in those you do not. Divine Love is unseen substance from which creation is fashioned. To the degree that a being or a thing exists in its pure state - you will see the Divine Love radiating from within it.
This is why you see beauty and feel inspired in nature - because nature exists in its pure state of being. This is why you see love in the eyes of babies - because they have not yet learned to be other than who they are. This is why you see love in the wags and snuggles of your puppies and kittens, because they are simply being who the creator designed them to be.
You too are fashioned from Divine Love. When you are authentically being yourself, in any given moment, the world will see the Creator's love shining through you as well. If you cry when you are sad, those in connection with love will comfort you. If you express your truth kindly, those in agreement will find you and those who are not will decide if they belong around you or not. If you share your joys, gifts, and talents, those who celebrate love in its many forms will celebrate you.
As you begin to accept and honor all aspects of your being as Divine Love attempting to come to the surface, you will start to see yourself in an entirely new and different way. The world will sort itself out around you. Some will like what you have to offer and some will not. Not everyone likes chocolate believe it or not. Not everyone likes vanilla. Allow yourself to be yourself. Allow the world to shift and change around you. You will ultimately be left with those who love you exactly the way you are.
You are light dear ones. You are Divine Love. In truth nothing else exists. The question is not whether or not Love is present in all things, all beings, and in you... the question is only, "Are you experiencing this truth."
We leave you with a prayer...
"Dear God may the light of your love rise up within me. May I feel it in every aspect of my life. May I experience the bliss of my union with your love and may I be a beacon of this light in the world."
Message From Ann
It would be impossible to work with angels and avoid hearing the phrase, "we are love and light of God" in some form or another, hundreds of times a month! So I know this... intellectually. Nonetheless, the challenge is always to connect with this reality and feel it deeply, even when life or we do not act or look as we wish.
A few weeks ago I wrote about my experience of seeing the light that you usually see when you are dying. It touched me, changed me, and deepened me in way that I'm just beginning to understand. It was alive and spoke to my hear – not in words – but in feelings of acceptance so profound and deep that I have come to accept myself at entirely new levels. It reminded me, via deep feeling, to identify with the love that lives within us all. And of course, in Divine Perfection, this experience occurred the night before I began filming my next series of Ann & the Angels entitled "Magical Self Love!"
We have a tendency to think of our "selves" as our appearance, our personality, etc., but in truth these things are just containers for the greater "Self" – the love of God – that lives and breathes in all of creation. I still look in the mirror and see "Ann." I still have "Ann's feelings and thoughts." But I am experiencing, more often, the greater reality in which "Ann" abides... as if "I-Ann" is the glass of water, but there is a greater reality called "water" poured into all of creation, or "I-Ann" is a unique container for love and there is a greater reality called "Love" from which all of creation is made. The same is true for all of you... for all of "we" I should say :)
So next time you start to judge or criticize yourself, stop. Be compassionate with yourself. You are seeking to remember the love that lives within you. We make what we call mistakes - things that don't have the results we want. The angels called them "opportunities to learn." We do and say things that aren't so loving at times. The angels remind us that we are seeking to experience or express love even in our most un-glorious and unkind moments.
Love always lives within us. We either experience it or not, but we are always – no matter how awkwardly – trying. To the degree we see that, and allow this love to surface in our lives we experience joy. Even in the depths of anger, pain, sorry or a thousand other so-called "negative" emotions and situations, love is there, present in your depths, attempting to surface. Next time you are prone to be unloving towards yourself, judgmental or critical, remind yourself, "Love is attempting to surface. How might I allow it to do so more kindly. How can I accept myself as I am and love myself more deeply? How can I bring more love into this moment." This type of thinking changes your life, transforms your pains, and helps guide you to kinder realities.
And if you are inspired to learn more, I look forward to guiding you in my new 12-week series on "Magical Self Love." It premiers this Wednesday and if you can't watch now, it will be available as Video on Demand afterwards. I am offering both the concepts, the visionary experiences of journeys before birth, after death, and connecting with your Light, as well as very practical, human, down to earth ways of loving yourself in life, in relationships, etc... no matter what the world around you is doing. I think this is some of the most important material I teach. If everyone really loved their Truest, Deepest Self... then our earthly lives world would be so much closer to heaven :)
Love you all! Have a blessed week.