Saturday, February 23, 2013

You serve better through love

Last week we spoke about how you can assist others more if you resist the energetic tugs and pulls to join them in their difficult spaces. For although "misery loves company," you can help others far more if you invite them into your loving space than if you join them in their more difficult spaces.

This is not always easy, for many of you are empathic. You are deeply sensitive and caring souls who have the ability to feel other people's feelings. You sense the sadness of a friend, the upset of a stranger, the fear of a person trying to explain their ideas to you. You sometimes feel as if you are drowning in a sea of emotions that is not your own. Take heart, dear ones, you can care for the world, assist the world, and still remain in, but not of this world. You can feel the pain of others, then just as quickly step out of it and into the deeper truth of God's love.

Practically speaking, suppose someone you care about is going through an extremely difficult time. You love and care about them. You would do anything to help but perhaps you have asked and you cannot. Perhaps they are not ready to receive. Perhaps they do not want your wisdom. Whatever the case may be, there are always times when you must bear witness to pain in another that you cannot solve for them. Trust that they are going to learn what they need in this situation and it is not up to you to make them get out of their pain faster, just so you can feel comfortable. For in truth, dear ones, if you were to take away the pain of another before they are ready to release it, you would be robbing them of lessons they would most likely experience in yet another difficult circumstance.

So when you feel another in pain, first acknowledge what you feel. For some souls you can verbalize this, "I sense you are in great pain and I am here for you if you need assistance." For other souls who will not let you close, you can telepathically send the message, "I feel your pain and I love you. I am praying for you. God loves you and God is there for you." Then ask God and the angels to help you release the feeling for it does neither of you any good for you to join in the pain and suffering of another. Instead ask to see this soul through God's eyes, with love, grace, and compassion for the very difficult challenges and lessons they are currently going through. Stay in love dear ones, not in pain, for in a space of love you can be the light of the world. You can be the beacons of hope. You can be the ones to reach a hand out and uplift those who are hurting.

This truly, dear ones, is what it means to "be in the world but not of it." You can bear witness to pain and suffering while still knowing how deeply and dearly God loves you all. And if you are willing, you can be the hands, the eyes, the mouth, the hearts of God here upon the earth for one another. There is no greater healing balm than a love that says, "Yes, I see you. I love you. I want you to feel this love too."

God bless you dear ones, and your deeply caring hearts.
We love you so, so very much.
-- The Angels

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Don't keep misery company

You have a little saying on your earth that we will paraphrase, "Don't let the lost, angry, hurting souls get you down." It is important, dear ones, to remember that keeping those in misery company does not serve them. Far better to stay in your light and keep them company if they wish, than to step into their darkness. In this way you become the light, the love, the hope, and the inspiration for those in need.

In very practical terms, this means, do not allow those living in anger to anger you. Do not let the depressed sadden you. Do not let the lost, hurting, and hateful, draw you into their pain. We do understand that this is no small task upon your planet earth. There is far more acceptance for pain than joy. There is far greater support for pity than compassion. There is a general acceptance of the idea that life on earth must by its very nature involve suffering. And to a degree, dear ones, it does, for that is what humanity has accepted as the "norm."

You, however, do not have to buy into this reality. You do not have to feel it is necessary to be in pain in order to help those in pain. You can, instead adopt the attitude that God has for all which is one of acceptance, understanding, and compassion. Divine Love says, "I would rather see these beautiful souls grow through joy but given their level of understanding now, they are growing through pain. I will send them love. I will beckon them with love. I will listen to their pain and bless it and help them release it." But dear ones, you do no one any good by choosing to suffer with them. Instead you simply dim your light, thereby making yourself less able to lead others into the very same.

So how do you avoid falling into the darkness when you bear witness to pain or sadness? By your very compassionate nature you are likely, as human beings to have feeling of sadness or upset, but if you can acknowledge that these come from love, from a very deep and compassionate love, and then tune into that love, then you can switch from the vibration of pain, into the vibration of love. Say you see the suffering of the innocent. It enrages and saddens you. You realize that this frustration and sadness comes from a very great love. And you focus upon the love until you see yourself as God sees you, a being of very great love and compassion. You are a being that wants better for the beings that inhabit your planet earth. And from that place of love, dear ones, then you ask, "What can I do to bring this love to the surface? How can I best express it here upon the earth?" You will be guided then to express your love. You will no longer feel powerlessly mired in pain, but rather powerfully rooted and guided in love. And in this space, then you can become the force for changing the very things that bothered you to begin with.

Let us make this discussion a bit more personal. Suppose someone close to you is angry or sad. They are attacking you. It hurts. You get angry. Your human tendency is "fight or flight" and you want to either fight back or run away. Stop there. Focus on what is beneath this "fight or flight." Is it not a desire to love yourself, to be treated well, to have the other person act in a higher and holier manner? Focus on your desire to love yourself. Does it really help you love yourself to attack the other, or to run? Ask the question, "How can I best love myself in this situation God?" And then you will be guided. Sometimes you will be guided to speak firmly and with compassion. Sometimes you will be guided to go. Sometimes you will be guided to simply listen to another perspective with compassion. When your words or actions are guided you will act or speak in a way that is conscious, that acknowledges both of you as souls who are basically, dee p in your hearts, seeking love.

And so dear ones, beneath your pain is love. And from your love you can act, speak, or think in ways far more powerful than if you remain mired in darkness. We know this takes effort. We know it is not always easy. And yet we know also that returning to the truth of love is the only way to ever effect change upon your planet earth.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

All are seeking love

We have said this many times before but it bears repeating, particularly at this time upon your planet earth when tensions are running high and everyone is seeking greater understanding:

All human beings, in all of their thoughts, words, and deeds – no matter how evolved or unenlightened – are seeking God's love.

Those feeding the hungry and those committing brutal murders are all seeking God's love. Those quietly assisting their elders, caring for their children, or those abusing the very same, are all seeking love. The greatest among you and those you would consider to be the worst, are all seeking love. Dear ones, this is why you are all on this earth - because you have forgotten that God's love lives within you, breathes through you, and creates you... in every single moment. Some of you are starting to remember, some of you live in this reality all the time. And yet many on your planet earth are unaware of their very nature, and thus commit what you call "crimes against humanity and the natural universe" in an effort to dissipate their pain, get others to see their pain, or share their pain. Even in these unevolved and unloving actions, they are seeking love. "Please see my misery," they cry out. "Please acknowledge my perspective." "Please tell me I am OK in the eyes of God ," they cry beneath layers of misunderstanding and abuse that their souls have suffered throughout the ages.

Once again, we are never telling you to seek out or put up with abuse. We are not telling you to remain silent if you feel compelled to speak up nor to remain seated if you are receiving the impulse from God to get up and take action. We are not saying you must feel warm and fuzzy about the violence and hatred that you witness in your world. However, we are saying, that every soul, no matter how enlightened or unevolved, needs love. Those who commit the worst acts are most in need of your prayers. So pray for those who are lost, tortured to the point where they must torture others, frightened to the point where they must hate. Pray that they will someday know God's love and God's grace in their own lives, for it is indeed a lonely reality in which they live. Especially now upon your planet earth, people are in need of great love.

Take time each day to sit in quiet reception of God's love. Fill you cup so you can spill it over and be a force of love in this world. Keep the lost, lonely, hateful, and hurt in your prayers as strongly as you pray for those you love. For you are all part of one energy, one love, one family, and you - the ones who know what life is truly about - can help the lost by gently inviting them into the light of God's love – through your prayers, through your boundaries, through your unwillingness to support what is less than light – while still being willing to hear other's perspectives. It is a fine line to walk the path of Divine love, and yet it is the only reality in which you will truly find peace.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Patience begins with yourself

We know you are striving to be patient in your lives while still maintaining your enthusiasm for future creations. As we discussed last week, this is possible if you allow yourself to live in excitement, anticipation, and faith in God's love for you.

However, we know it is even more challenging as human beings to be patient with one another! Truly you can achieve amazing levels of mastery if you learn to allow both yourselves and others to simply be as you are in any given moment of time. In order to achieve this you must start with patience and tolerance for yourselves first.

Just as patience with life requires you to have faith in God's goodness, patience with one another requires you to have faith in both God's goodness and your own! Otherwise you will want others to hurry up and change… so you don't have to! You will want others to adjust their behaviors… so you don't have to! "Dear slow driver ahead of me in traffic, please hurry up so I can stop feeling frustrated, or fearful that I will not arrive at my destination on time! Dear slow driver ahead of me in traffic, please hurry up so I do not have to look at the fact that I took too long getting ready this morning and am going to be late for work! Dear slow driver ahead of me in traffic, I am so excited to get where I am going and I really don't want to consider that God may have other plans, so hurry up!" If you were deeply honest dear ones, this is what you would be saying!

Now consider the same scenario, but allow yourselves to trust God and have patience for yourselves. "Dear self, I am frustrated. I got up late, took too long getting ready for work, and am afraid I may not arrive on time. Dear Self, you are human. This too shall pass. Breathe. God is looking out for you." or "Dear self, you ARE excited about where you are going. That is beautiful! How wonderful to be excited. But just perhaps God is slowing you down for a good reason. God loves you. Breathe. Everything is working out in right order." With thoughts such as these, you can easily be patient with the person in front of you. They too are operating in a dance that is orchestrated by a higher power that loves you very much.

Consider an even more difficult scenario. Suppose someone you love is engaged in behavior that hurts either you or them. How can you be patient with this? Well dear ones, the same principles apply. First you must be patient with yourself and connect with your own goodness. In reality many of you are saying internally to the other, "You should change… so I feel better. You should change because it makes me sad to see you hurt yourself. You should change because I am angry that you keep hurting me. You should change so I don't feel helpless. You should change so I don't have to."

Instead suppose you could drop into your heart, and say to yourself, "I am angry. I am sad. I feel helpless. I care. I am human. I don't want to hurt. I don't want to watch someone choose to hurt him or herself. I can't change them, so what must change within me? How can I be compassionate and kind to myself now? I know that I am not a failure just because I cannot get this other person to change. I absolve myself from taking responsibility for their choices. I am free." Perhaps you will speak your peace with love and compassion and then let go. Perhaps you will give yourself permission to move away from a hurtful dance. Perhaps you will learn to simply overlook the behaviors you don’t like. Whatever you choose, do so with love and compassion for yourself first, because then you will more easily extend this compassion to the other.

Patience and tolerance with others always begins with a patience and tolerance for yourselves. Patience and tolerance for others comes from an understanding that God is with all of you, and you are all exactly where you need to be for the lessons you need to learn. Perhaps this irritating person in front of you is teaching you to take care of yourself more kindly. Perhaps they are teaching you to stop martyring yourself. Perhaps they are teaching you to practice greater compassion. They too have their own lessons, but God in infinite wisdom created the universe to pair those who can learn from one another. It is vibrational law. The more you practice patience and compassion for yourself in your own lessons, the more easily you can extend this to the world around you. And in this space, you can make very conscious and loving choices about where and with whom you want to dance.