My dear friends, we love you so very much.
Take a deep breath. As you breathe in you breathe in the energy of all possibility in your life. Breathe out. Release limiting notions of what you can be, achieve, or have in your life. For with God all things are possible.
It is easy to feel trapped by life circumstances, but in all cases dear ones you, you have choice. You have the power to choose thoughts that are loving and positive, or thoughts that are conditioned and often negative. You have the power to perceive life as a journey of opportunity for expanding love, or as a dance of survival. You have the choice to view people and situations in your life as obstacles, or opportunities for transformation.
So next time you say to yourself, "Oh I have to..." try saying to yourself, "I choose to..." For example you say, sometimes with a heavy heart, "I have to go to this job to pay the bills." Sigh. And yet how much more powerful to say, "I choose to go to this job to pay the bills. It is the most loving choice I can make given my present circumstances.
However I have choice. I have opportunity! I can pray and look for a new job. I can eliminate some of my financial burdens. I can give up everything and live in a tent on the beach!" We hear you now. "No I can't do that." Well dear ones, with all due respect, we remind you, yes you can! You have endless choices, possibilities, and opportunities!
We would like to offer you a little game that you could play with yourself or one another. Next time you say, "I have to..." with a heavy heart, get creative. Write down all the other possible choices! "I could..." Make them outlandish, silly, amusing, and sometimes you will find even inspiring. Brainstorm with friends. Allow yourself to add to your list. Soon you will see that the only thing holding you bound is your own thoughts, your own sense of duty, your own definitions of responsibility.
Out of this exercise you may see that you ARE making the most loving choice right now but that there are other possibilities. You may see that you are choosing out of habit and you may want to make changes. You may see that you have been your own personal dictator!
Dear ones, allow yourselves, at least in your thinking to be free! Allow yourselves to consider other options, other possibilities. For never in truth are you truly trapped in any situation! Your souls are and eternally will be, free.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message from Ann
The angel message reminds me of something I once heard the Dalai Lama say. When asked why he didn't hate those who had taken over Tibet and caused him to be in exile, he said something to the effect of "I had given up lives and country, why should I give up my mind?"
This man who has more than just cause to feel sorry for himself than most of us ever would has chosen to make his life a brilliant beacon of inspiration. How many of us will ever be exiled, have to escape our homes, hike in the harsh climate of the Himalayas, and cross a huge river... all in the middle of the night, while fleeing for our lives? It is so easy to lose perspective on how wonderful our lives truly are.
So when you feel trapped in any way, remember as the Dalai Lama indicated, your mind is free. You are free to choose. You may feel stuck because you have to take care of someone. For several years I was committed to taking care of my aging dogs. I often said, "I had to," but the angels reminded me "I chose to." And in retrospect, I did choose to let them live until they indicated they were ready to go. The love was amazing.
I'm glad I did. I have said, "I have to work more to pay the bills," when in reality I could "choose" to give up some of life's conveniences and work a little less. It is a balance. Years ago I read a book called, "Your Money or Your Life," by Joe Dominguez that gave me great perspective there too.
So next time you catch yourself saying, "I have to," remind yourself, "I choose to." Even though it may seem our choices are limited, the more I work with angels, the more I see that we are actually far more free than we believe. Years ago, I asked the angels about a friendship that was forming and asked if it would go any further. "Well my dear the possibilities are endless. It is more likely you will be friends. However, you could become lovers.
You could love one another, break up and then kill one another. You could walk in the woods and be eaten by bears!" They went on for some time, quite humorously but I did see their point! Every decision we make changes our future! Can you imagine the possibilities? They are greater than anything that even a supercomputer could produce, given the fact that we have opportunities for choice with each breath. We choose... and what a powerful freedom that is!
Have a blessed week,
I love you all,