Hi Dear Friends,
Today the angels talk about what it means to "follow the heart," especially when you're angry or upset and it is harder to hear. I'll share stories about following your loving heart - both when its easy and not – and some down to earth tips to help you do this more easily too.
Have a blessed week!
Message from the Angels
My dear friends, we love you so very much,
You have heard us say often, "follow your heart in the moment," and we hear you say often to us, "exactly what does that mean?" Today we'd like to help clarify that for you.
The heart is where the energies of your human "self" meet up and mingle with the energies of the Divine. We are not talking about the physical heart but rather the energy center that resides near the heart, in the center of your chest. Many have called this your "sacred heart."
You will know when this energy center is wide open and circulating between the frequencies of human and Divine because you will feel loving and happy. You might feel this love as a feeling of human love – fraternal, familial, or romantic. You might feel it as a sense of Divine love, recognizing the light and goodness within another. You might feel it as admiration, or respect. You might feel contentment or satisfaction. You might feel eagerness or enthusiasm.
When this center is open, you feel good, and therefore you feel God. You feel the circulation of love in you and from you. In this state of being – without a great deal of thought – you naturally gravitate towards that which is uplifting, inspiring, healthy, and happy for yourself. You "listen" to your guidance without even having to think about it. "Shoulds" matter less than "desires" when you're in love. When you already feel good, is easy to flow towards what feels good. You will naturally want to think or do things that inspire positive feelings. Your loving, sacred heart and your personality are aligned and working in harmony. Following your heart when you're happy, is as simple as doing what naturally feels good.
However, when you're feeling upset or down, it may be a little confusing when we say, "listen to your heart." In a moment of anger, you may feel like dumping your pain on someone else in an angry diatribe. This certainly isn't the most loving action you can take. It isn't very mature or evolved. We don't recommend it. We recommend dumping the pain in private, in a journal, or by ranting and raving to your angels who will take the pain and send you only love, because we live in a circulation of love all the time. Nonetheless, suppose you dump your anger on someone else because it is the most loving thing you can come up with in that moment. Even in that case, you will learn, grow, and expand. You may damage a relationship beyond repair. You may hear yourself and realize that's not who you really are. You may not get the result you want, but you will create movement, and movement towards greater love is inevitable, no matter how gracefully or awkwardly it occurs.
In this case, you didn't really "listen to your heart." You simply reacted, as best you could. We don't judge you, and we implore you not to judge yourselves. We know you are all, always – even when you don't know it – seeking light. You are all doing your best. You are growing and learning to take more heart-centered, loving actions. You are learning to think thoughts that feel better and take actions that feel more loving. We always gently attempt to guide you to listen to the more loving guidance you will feel when you take the time to feel your own sacred heart.
Let us look at this example again. Suppose you are angry, as many are these days. You don't agree with a rule. Someone cut you off in traffic. Someone judged you, said, or did something you don't like. Someone may have wronged you. You might have righteous anger. Others may agree with you. Nonetheless, anger – although it often feels temporarily powerful after a moment of feeling powerless – doesn't feel very good for very long. Your heart wants more for you. Your heart wants you to feel good. Your loving sacred heart wants you to feel God.
So, how do you listen to your heart when everything in your conditioned brain is screaming for you to give away your power to be happy to the thing or situation that angered you? You can't change the laws immediately. You can't change one another. You can't alter the way people drive in traffic in this moment, and you can't control whether or not your ex wants to continue being a nuisance... but you can listen to your heart, and your sacred heart will always guide you to a more loving, and powerful reality.
Think about how a kind and loving parent might soothe and guide an angry child. They'd give the child space in a timeout, if necessary. Your sacred heart might guide you to take some space from the problem – to turn off the news, walk away, remain quiet, or distract yourself with better feeling thoughts and actions. The parent might comfort the child. Your heart might offer you ideas as to how you can comfort yourself in a healthy way. The parent might give the child a different perspective on the situation. Your sacred heart might help you see the situation with greater compassion for yourself and others. The parent might just pick the child up and hug and hold them until they are no longer scared or upset. Your sacred heart might guide you to something or someone who will feel like love to you. The parent might then suggest other ways of handling the situation in the future. After you are soothed, your sacred heart will give you empowering ideas to help you cope in a kinder way for yourself in the future.
At first, the idea of "listening to your heart" when you're upset may not sound appealing. You may feel like you want revenge, in the sense that you want that person to understand just how much they hurt you! You may feel fearful, or hateful. You may really want that other person or situation to change... but do you really? Do you really want to play God? Do you really want to spend your life force trying to change others who don't want to change? Do you really want to put fuel in the emotional gas tank of hurtful people with your attention? Do you really want to beat your head against the wall fighting others who fight back?
Dear ones, wouldn't you rather feel great?
Your sacred heart will guide you towards those better feelings. Drop into your sacred heart and just ask, "What does my loving heart want?" Listen. You may hear something simple. "You want peace." "How does my loving heart recommend I feel peace?" Perhaps you'll crave a nap, or beautiful music, or just walking away from a problem. Listen to your guidance dear ones. Listen to this loving heart of yours. It will never disempower you. It will guide you back to your God-given power to be happy and to attune yourselves to a vibration in which grace, goodness, solutions, and more loving situations are all you attract.
So, whether you are flying high and happy, lost in upset, or deep in despair, practice asking yourself often, "What does my loving heart want here and now?" Listen to that. The voice of God is often a still, small vibrational whisper in your heart, always guiding you upon the most loving, kind, and grace-filled path to all you desire.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message from Ann...
I've heard quite a few people venting angrily this year – about people, politics, masks, no masks, wanting to get on with life, the news, the lack of news, the current president, the former president, old friends turned judgmental, family members trying to impose their will or family member who won't let others impose their will... you name it. I joked with a friend that "the flood of love that came onto the planet mid-February is blowing the lids off the sewers and we're all getting cleaned out!" It's pretty hard to hold things inside these days. It is a time or purging the old according to the angel who comes through my friend – trance medium Summer Bacon.
The angels once said to me, "Ann your greatest complaints lead to your greatest purpose. Your greatest upsets can lead to your greatest service." I took that to heart. Over two decades ago people used to look at me like I was a freak when I said I talked to angels. So, I started teaching others to do the same. I wanted to share the joy of it, rather than having people share their disbelief with me! Years later, teaching my "Dancing with Angels" class has become a delight. Last year when I couldn't teach it, the heart's guidance was to simply go there in spirit – to imagine us all gathering again, hugging, celebrating our well-being, and being happy. So, I did.
This year, even though the world is still doing a pandemic, my guidance said, "go for it." I scheduled the live class. I had no attachment to, and no idea how many people would show up. I only knew I wanted to offer a light-filled, fun, high-vibe gathering. Ends up a roomful of amazing souls people came together in joy, love, and celebration, and we had a light party with the angels. Two people had Jesus show up for them. Mary came to another beautiful soul. We were swimming in angel energy! Deceased relatives showed up. A wonderful man who said he'd been an introvert his whole life was doing readings for others! I was in humble awe and absolute bliss.
It is easy to listen to your heart when you feel good. It is much harder when you're upset. Nonetheless, every time you ask, "What would my loving heart do?" you'll get a good answer. Big bill. "What would my loving heart do?" "Give it to God and enjoy your day." Someone unloads on me, "What would my loving heart do?" "Be kind to myself and pray for their joy." Someone cuts me off in traffic. "What would my loving heart do." "Bless them and pray for us all to be safe." I forgot to pay my tax privilege license taxes for the first quarter and instead of a $10 bill, I'll have a $60 one. "What would my loving heart do?" Pay the penalty and bless whatever civil program needs the money. The list goes on.
Life is ripe with challenges, and there are plenty of opportunities to feel bad, however, your loving heart always knows how to find the opportunities to feel good, to raise your vibe, and thus to attract what you really want.
Here are a few pointers to let your loving heart guide you...
1. Love yourself where you're at
First and foremost, love yourself where you're at. If you're sad, it's OK to be sad. If you're upset tell yourself it's OK to be upset. If you're jealous tell yourself it's OK to be jealous. Give yourself a hug. Be kind to yourself. You don't want to stay stuck in those spaces of course but make it OK to be where you are at now, and who you are right now.
You can't calm a screaming or upset child by telling them to "get over it" or "cut it out." Far better to hug them, give them a loving timeout, or soothe them before you try to shift their mood. Likewise, it is much easier to shift out of a negative space once you've loved and accepted yourself in it.
"I am who I am," is one of the many names of God. Adopt it regularly and add a little qualifier to the end. I am who I am in this moment, even as I expand into greater awareness.
2. Ask yourself, "What would my loving heart recommend?"
Adding the qualifier my "loving" heart makes a huge difference. It reminds us we have a loving heart even when we're not feeling it. Simply having the intention to tune into your loving, sacred heart connects you with its wisdom. Words chosen consciously attune you to the energies you seek. What would your loving heart recommend for you now?
3. Remember that guidance is all about you
Your loving heart guides you to feel better. Even if it guides you to do something for someone else it is for you to feel good, to feel loving, and for you to feel connected to the Divine. Your loving heart will never say, "give someone a piece of your mind!" Instead, it will say, "share your heart." Your loving heart will never say, "tell someone they must change." It will say, "Be an example." "Change your approach," or "Walk away." Your loving heart will never say, "go back for more," instead it will guide you to shift your situation, your behavior, or your perception to a more powerful and peaceful reality.
Your loving heart will always empower you to create change in and for yourself.
Following the heart has helped me live a blissful life where I can truly serve others and return to joy, no matter the challenges life offers. If I listen, it guides me to keep my cup full so it can overflow, to respond to life in the kindest way for myself, and to allow others the same freedom. Listening to the sacred, loving heart is not only spiritually something we aspire to. It is eminently practical.
Feeling God and feeling love means feeling good!
Love you all!