Thursday, September 28, 2006

God guides you to contribute through joy

My dear friends, we love you all so very much.

God guides you dear ones to express the talents and gifts that you have in this world by making a contribution through joy. You are not meant to be slaves to drudgery. You are meant to live inspired lives. Tap into what inspires you dear ones and there you will find the path to your most joyful life.

Make a list of 50 things you have enjoyed doing throughout your life, no matter how small (walking the dog, watching the colors of the sunset, talking with your children), and then write down next to this, why you enjoy this activity (because you love animals, love beauty, love children). Find the love in each activity. See what loves run throughout your life. Then ask several friends how they think you could translate those loves into either a career or outside activities. Do more of what you love dear ones.

God attempts first to guide you through joy.

God bless you. We love you all so very much.
-- The Angels

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The true nature of unconditional giving

Ann's note - One of our dear readers wrote in to ask the angels to share their perspective on "unconditional giving." I think the topic applies to a lot of us on this list so I've asked them to comment.

My dear friends, we love you all so very much.

Certainly all of you on this list are loving, giving, and caring souls, who long to share God's love quite freely here upon your planet earth. You long to be known as the loving souls that you are, and often you go above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate this love. Then, just as often, many of you become frustrated if the love is not reciprocated. Dear ones, this is only human and yet since you have asked us to comment, we will.

Truly unconditional gifts are given from a feeling of abundance within, or for the sheer joy of sharing the gifts you feel that you have already received.

Truly unconditional love is a respect, wonder, and appreciation for ALL that another was, is, and shall be.

This type of giving, and this type of loving require honesty, and a large degree of self-love to achieve.

If you give in order to receive love back, then that is conditional. Many of you kindhearted souls long to have your loving nature acknowledged and so you give and give and give, often with little return. Dear ones, examine your motivations and instead of giving automatically, give when the joy is found in the GIVING itself, not in anticipation of any reward. For it is in giving, in this fashion, that you feel the FLOW of God's love through you, and out into the world.

If you give from an empty cup, you will feel drained.

If you give from abundance, you make room for more.

If you give with expectation of return, you give your power away to the one you are expecting to give back. If they do not, you feel negated, resentful, or angry.

When you give unconditinoally, your joy is found in the giving and you can trust that God will return the favors. Human beings may not.

If you give because you require validation that you are a good person, you set yourself up for possible disappointment.

If you give because you know you ARE a good person, you don't care at all whether or not your gift is recognized. Giving it is just part of being you.

Dear ones, you are not required to give to everyone in need. Indeed God guides EACH one of you when it is His will that you would help a friend or a stranger in need. If your giving is God-motivated it will be joyful; you will FEEL like doing it; you will TRUST that all will be refilled as needed; you will KNOW the reward is in the giving itself. If your giving is ego-motivated you may find yourself feeling disapointed, resentful, filled with expectation, or exhausted.

Give when you are motivated to give, without expectation of return and know that you have just created flow in your life, room for more abundance to be poured into your life in many forms. Let God figure out how the gifts will be returned and take the pressure off one another.

This my dear friends is God's unconditional gift to you - the promise that as you give (from an authentic desire to give) so too shall you receive.

God bless you. We love you all so very much.
-- The Angels

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ann's note - I've noticed in my readings that many people are feeling edgy and easily upset these days. So I have asked the angels to comment on this for all of us... Here is their reply.

My dear friends, we love you all so very much.

First and foremost realize that you are so very loved. You do not have to merit God's love with holiness, happiness, or even piety, dear ones, for God's love is a constant. So very many of you put pressure on yourselves to be pleasant at all times. You try to control your feelings and although dear ones, we do certainly advise you to take responsibilty for your words and actions, we know that it is impossible to dictate your feelings, for they are messages from your soul.

Celebrate the truths that are emerging from the depths of your being. Mother earth and certainly you, dear ones, are together working to release the pressures you have built up within yourselves over the years. You - the sensitive and caring souls - have often put up with conditions and behaviors that are less than kind, less than respectful, and less than honoring of your own hearts. If you find yourselves getting upset or angry at these behaviors as of late, know it is simply the deeper truth of your souls rising to the surface, and sometimes erupting with great force. You want kindness. You want respect. You want integrity in your life. You want, and deserve, nothing less.

While we certainly do not advocate judging another or taking out your upsets on another, we ask you to examine your upsets forthey are messages from your spirit. What is it you want in your life? If someone is treating you less than kindly, either ask for kinder treatment, with love and compassion, or walk away. If you can not walk away at this point, pray to God for ways you can find compassion for yourself and the other and for new ways to communicate your desire for love and respect. If all else fails, offer silence in response to unkindness.

Dear ones, do not judge your feelings becuase they come from a deeper desire to have love, kindness, honesty, and respectful interactions in your lives. You are choosing to honor yourselves more deeply, to save your energy for making positive contribution in the world, rather than spending it on maintaining your self-worth in less than loving situations. You are indeed in a time upon the earth when you don't have time to focus on childish behaviors because your love and your light are so very needed by those willing to grow.

Allow yourselves this freedom dear ones, to simply move towards love, away from unkindness, and into greater truth.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Personality & Soul

My dear friends, we love you all so very much.

There is never a moment when your prayers go unheard and yet,
God has a master plan for your lives that includes so much more
happiness for you than you would ever dream about.

The desires of your personality and the desires of your soul do not always match.

- Your personality wants instant gratitification,
- where your soul wants lasting value.

- Your personality wants relationships to fill the holes within, and make you feel loved.
- Your soul wants God to fill you, and then it wants to spill that love out into the world.

- Your personality thinks you must prove your goodness to others and to God, and strive for perfection to earn love.
- The soul knows that you are always enough.

- The personality strategizes to meet its own ends.
- The soul prays and waits for guidance.

- The personality feels lack.
- The soul searches for the abundance that is already there.

- The personality wants other to understand your pain.
- The soul embraces its own pain and seeks the desire for love underneath

Dear ones, we love you so much. God loves you so much. Pray to align your personality with your spirit and you will find life moving in more joyful, miraculous, and gentle directions.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Take heart, all is being revealed

My dear friends, we love you all so very much. Celebrate the great awakening period that is occurring now upon your planet earth. The events you see on your news are not so different from events that have occurred throughout human history. There have always been wars. There has always been corruption. There have always been human manipulations, and there have always been earth changes. Your technology, dear ones, simply brings these events to light in a way that ensures that "all that is hidden shall be revealed."

Rather than falling into despair when you see darkness in the world, in your families, worklplaces, or even in your own hearts, celebrate the fact that it IS being seen. Celebrate the fact that what is revealed can be healed. When the world watches war, not the concept of it but the harsh reality, more people pray for peace. When the world witnesses disasters, hearts open with compassion whereupon in your past people were buffered from the realities of others. When you see corruption, you work harder to live within your own integrity.

Dear ones, although you are in a time of great upheaval on your planet, and many of you feel this in your body, mind, and spirit, know also that it is a time of Revelation - a time whereupon what is not working is being revealed, so that humanity can choose a kinder path. Will that happen? Well dear ones, we believe it will, and we ask each and every one of you to participate in this awakening by choosing the kinder paths in your own lives.

Don't create wars within your own mind and heart. Live with integrity according to the dictates of your soul. Live with compassion for those in suffering and honor your guidance as to how you should help, be it physically supporting those in need, or simply praying from the depths of your spirit.

These are both chaotic and exciting times for your planet earth. The truth, the bottom line, is that God's love will always prevail. There is no other power in creation.