My dear friends, we love you so very much.
As your seasons change, and the colors on the leaves begin to turn, you are reminded that within your own lives there is a season for everything. There are times for activity, and times for rest, times for making things happen and times when you must wait for God. How do you know what season you are in dear ones? It is simple. In a time for activity you are drawn to act. In a time for rest, you are drawn to rest. In a time of making things happen you have a desire to be in motion. In a time where you are waiting for God you have done everything you know to do and must surrender the rest to a higher power.
Don't resist the timing in your life. If the trees clung to their leaves in the fall there would be no room for new growth in the spring. If they didn't rest in the winter, they would be too tired to bud. And if they didn't give forth their fruits in the season of summer, they would have energy without outlet.
So too dear ones you are like the trees. Often your internal seasons correspond with the external ones... but not always. Honor your internal seasons...
If you are in a season of autumn, you will be bothered by clutter and have a desire to clean out the closets. You will be irritated by old behaviors that no longer serve you, see some relationships as no longer being the kind you wish to maintain, and you will notice the old beliefs that do not create the new life you wish to have. You will have a desire to release that which is not loving or useful in your lives. If you are in this state of being, roll up your sleeves, throw open your windows wide, and get to work! Write down the beliefs that do not serve you and create new ones. Celebrate because you are making room for something new in your lives by getting rid of that which no longer serves you.
If you are in a season of winter, you will wish to rest. Dormancy is required before new growth. You will want to sleep more, be less social, be around only those closest to you. Honor this dear ones. This is not 'unproductive' time but rather a time of gathering energy before your life takes a turn towards greater activity and change.
If you are in a time of spring, you will have a desire for newness and exploration. You will want to try new things. You will find new inspirations. You will be interested in 'getting out there' and meeting new people. In the season of your soul called springtime, allow time for these explorations for you are discovering more within yourselves.
If you are in a season of summer, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labors. Gratitude and sharing are hallmarks of this season in your life. You want to express and share what you have learned. You look around and find satisfaction in what you have created, or you look around a say, oh my I wish to go into autumn, release all this and start over so next summer I can create a new harvest in my life.
Honor the seasons of your spirit dear friends, for within them are the keys to what God is asking you to do in your lives at this moment.
God bless you! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
I LOVE autumn in Arizona. Every year a friend and I take a trip up north to see the aspens turn colors. Walking amidst this forest of giant trees with their white bark and beautiful golden leaves is like walking in nature's cathedral. We always stop, eat lunch, and lay in the carpet of rolling late summer grasses for a little nap. To me, this is a piece of heaven and a reminder of God's unspoiled glory. As we hiked and chatted this year we couldn't help but comment on the incredible changes everyone has been going through this year.
It seems like the theme of this year, and the years to come is "God's way or the highway." But ... te he... God's way IS the HIGH WAY!! Nature is such an awesome example of how we can live in harmony with our own spirit. The forest does not keep rigid schedules. Last year the aspens were turning colors at the end of September. This year they have just begun in mid October. They don't sit there, and say, "Oh my! We are late this year!!" They just know that when the temperature changes, so do they. Likewise, while we do have certain commitments we must meet, we so often create so many artificial deadlines for ourselves that we can drive ourselves crazy.
While putting together my conference for Celebrate Your Life, I appreciated this reminder for the trees. For all practical purposes I "should" have stayed home and started working on updating my seminars on my "office day" last week. But my heart said GO NOW!! And so I took my office day off and went up north, then locked myself in the office the following weekend. It ends up the timing was great. The temperature was perfect, and if we had waited, there would have been inclement weather. I'm glad I listened to my heart! Today, "office day" once again, I'm typing this newsletter, have more work to do on the conference, and yet I know there are other errands calling prior to what I "should" do. So I will honor the timing of my heart, and get things done in an order that will certainly be more productive than if I forced myself to honor an artificial and rigid schedule.
How many times do we force ourselves to cross things off the "to do" list in order, rather than saying, "Hmmm... what do I feel like doing first?" How many times do we act like the world will fall apart if we don't get to the grocery store right away, clean the house, answer our emails, jump up when the phone rings etc. The angels keep teaching me, that while we DO have schedules, when we are not obliged, we should listen to our hearts and honor that timing. It always works! I get more done. Today I have an insane amount to get done but because I will honor my heart it will not feel rushed. It will either get done or not, and if not, there are other days in the week.
So this week, honor the lessons of the trees... instead of forcing yourself to a rigid schedule in your 'spare' time, try to honor the heart and rest when you need rest, do things when you are inspired, etc. What your soul deems unnecessary will fall away and you'll get done what you need to do. Trust, trust, and trust ... and you'll find life moving at a more natural an unhurried pace.
Have a great week!