Hi Dear Friends!
This week, the angels guide us through an exercise to understand the true nature of God... and ourselves!
I'll share a few ideas about how you can experience that love more often. Enjoy a loving Valentine's gift to yourself!
Love you all!
Message from the Angels
My dear friends, we love you so very much,
With a single act of will, you can dream up entire worlds in your imagination. You can imagine your perfect home, your perfect partner, your ideal life. You can be and do anything you like in these realms inside of you. You can fly, swim, play music, paint, write poetry, do great feats of strength, help thousands... for within the realms of your imagination, anything is possible. In your inner world you have no limits.
You can create a perfect and beautiful version of yourself as you know yourself now. You can create another version of yourself, living an entirely different, but also amazing life. You can get so happy with this exercise that you create numerous perfect versions of yourself, all doing different things, living in different ways, behaving differently. You love each and every one of these. You do not love one more than the other, for all are beautiful and perfect and living their own version of a perfect life.
Suppose one of you (still in your imagination) is a world traveler. Another lives in communion with nature in a beautiful cabin in the woods. Still another is a strong and kind Olympic athlete. Yet one more is a poet. You have created them in your imagination... and now you give them free will. You wonder what they will become, what they will do with their gift of freedom. You can't wait to see what each one will create! You sit back, observe, and simply love and support each and every one of them. They exist within you, and you exist within them.
Some of your characters use their free will in amazing ways you never dreamed or imagined. The Olympic athlete breaks new records and goes on to teach others about the power of the mind. The version of yourself living in a cabin in the woods invents new and wonderful ways to live in cooperation with the land. The poet sees love and life in ways so exquisite you can hardly believe that this character is you as well.
Sometimes, however, even in your inner paradise, these characters forget your original vision for them. The athlete starts to believe in limits and gets injured. You gently whisper... "Use your will to surrender to me for a moment and I will see you whole and healed." As they release their grip on thinking in terms of limitation and injury, you are allowed to assert your loving will and see them heal.
The person in the cabin becomes lonely and you gently whisper, "Stop focusing on being lonely. Get out and take the long walks in nature that you crave. Share openly with others all you have learned and you will find the most perfect and beautiful partner. I will imagine this for you." While you could easily imagine a partner simply appearing out of mid-air in their reality, this wouldn't fit with the tangible reality they have accepted. So you must guide them, whisper to them, help them overcome their resistance and then they will have the partner of their dreams.
The poet starts to wonder if anyone can see the world as beautifully as they and becomes despondent. You whisper... "The world needs your vision. You don't have a clue whose lives you have affected. Now that I know you want acknowledgment stop insisting you are lonely and misunderstood and then I can guide you towards those who will sing your praises. I am you. I want this for you because I created you and I love you."
Suppose one of these characters awakens, and hears your whispers. He or she says, "My goodness, I just heard guidance! I just felt an exquisite love! I am part of something so much larger. I wonder who I really am?" They go into a silent, deep space within themselves, and only through feeling, know the magnitude of your love for them." They hear your guidance. They feel your love. And you feel their love for you... the creations of your own mind have become their own persons and they love you. There is no feeling quite so exquisite as knowing your creation loves you in return!
In this fashion dear ones, you expand your understanding of who you are and all you can be. You love. You feel loved. You want harmony and the best life for each character you have created within you, for these are all versions of yourself. You know yourself to be far more than you ever dreamed you could be.
Now, dear ones, you understand God, for you are God's inner characters. You are God's dreams of one of countless perfect versions of itself, given free will, loved beyond reason, and always guided. Sit in silence at times and feel the magnitude of the love that you live within. You can never be without it.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message from Ann...
As I child I learned I was a creation of God. I never quite understood that. Perhaps God picked up a lump of clay, made a mini-me, and breathed life into it. Then he plopped me into my mommy as a tiny cell until I grew into a whole baby? That never quite felt right! Something in me always felt there was more to the story.
As I grew and started to understand the mystical nature of life, the very first thing that happened was that my ego resisted the notion that I was one of God's beautiful dreams. "No way! I don't live inside of anything! I'm real! Not made up!" ...As if being dreamed up and loved by the creator of universes wasn't enough, my ego rebelled in a mighty way! I wanted to be important! I wanted to be special! I didn't want to be some puppet inside the Divine mind who was going to be jerked around if I didn't do what God wanted!" I never consciously thought those thoughts, I just witnessed the stirring of ego's illusions and resistance.
As I started to connect with this love that lives inside, however, the ego calmed down. It felt pretty blissful to surrender to the magnificent Presence that lives within all of us. It was mind blowing as I settled into the real understanding that our free will gives us the power to create whatever we wish.
It felt delicious to know I wasn't and could never ever be alone. I felt surrounded in love, grounded in love, swimming in love. In my most foul mood and loneliest moments, I realized I was simply lost in illusions... Love is and was always there, waiting for me to acknowledge it. I felt more "myself," not less, when I surrendered to this Presence. Life became so much easier.
Now my first go-to solution to all of life's challenges is to sit quietly, relax, and remind myself that I am enveloped in a love more powerful and vast that I can possibly imagine. I literally sit, breathe, and start to think about how magnificent it is to be embraced, created, and filled by a love so vast and magnificent that it moves oceans, creates stars, turns galaxies, and inhabits everything in the known and unknown universe.
Some say it takes years of meditation to reach this point. I have never meditated consistently. Some say it takes self sacrifice, special diets, certain disciplines, etc. to reconnect with the Creator's love. I say all it takes is the ability to bring yourself into the present moment, however you do that, and to connect with the energy of love, and then choose to keep focusing on it while it amplifies.
It is easier than we make it. Worthiness is not an issue. This love wants to reveal itself to us all. We just have to get our disbelief and doubts out of the way. I know... easier said than done, but it IS worth the work :)
Here are some pointers to understand God, and your true nature more deeply this week.
1. Imagine three versions of yourself all living amazing lives - anything you like. Then ask them what they would like to do next.
For example as I write this, I imagine one of me living in a beautiful dream home I've seen online near nature with views that expand my heart, doing more online classes and gazing, writing books, and teaching more. She wants to write more books and share all she knows.
There is another version living on the beach somewhere remote, eating mangoes, practicing mental mastery, and simply relaxing as I quietly meditate on the world's behalf... She tells me that what is up next is simply a nice walk in the jungle followed by hours of quiet explorations out of body and some painting... Painting? Really? That was unexpected!
You can go on and create as many version of you as you like! As you get to know them, you will also be getting to know your own deeper dreams. You will be relating to them as God relates to you.
2. Imagine loving each and every one of these characters
Just sit and feel your love for them, as strongly as you would for children if you have them, or your pets, or a prized creation. In your imagination surround the with love. Imagine them glowing with love. Imagine them living a beautiful life.
3. Now, sit quietly and feel God's love for you.
Now acknowledged that you are like one of these characters living within the Divine mind, swimming and breathing in love. Really look around your room until you are all there and full present. Think of someone or something you love until you feel love in your heart.
Now, shut your eyes. Breathe deeply and imagine a vast and magnificent energy of love coming up from deep within you, filling you, spilling over into your home, your life, every aspect of your existence. Enjoy the feeling.
Sitting inside of this Presence that dreams us into being and dreams entire universes might make you feel small at first... until you realize that this presence of love that lives within all things is You! Amazing, yes? Enjoy your magnificence!
Love you all!