Hi Dear Friends!
Choices, choices! We love them and we hate them... Here's how to love making them! Enjoy!
Love you all!
Message from the Angels
My dear friends, we love you so very much,
Your life is filled with choices from the moment you awaken until the moment you fall asleep. You decide, for example, to open your eyes or not when your alarm rings. You decide if you will get up, get out of bed, and go to work or get to your day’s tasks. You decide what to wear, what to eat, what to think, what to say, and so much more.
Your soul loves choice! If you were denied the gift of free will you would find life very boring. God could have forced every single one of you to live a life of bliss – one with no choices whatsoever – but in that reality, very few of you would be inspired to learn and grow. You would have little inspiration to create. You would enjoy life for a while. Eventually you would get bored.
Imagine you are gifted a vacation for an entire lifetime. You will stay in the same beautiful home. You would be told to do wonderful activities every day. You would be given wonderful meals every day. You would have no choice in anything, even though everything handed to you would be good. You might enjoy this life for years, perhaps decades. Eventually, however, you would crave your freedom. You would want choice.
Interestingly, many of you have a love/hate relationship with your choices...
If someone robs you of your choices you feel deprived. If the grocery store is out of your favorite ice cream, some of you would be frustrated. If your boss "breathes over your shoulder" and dictates how you are to perform every little task, you’re likely to become annoyed. If you were told that in order to be healthy you had to severely limit your diet, many of you would get very upset and even rebel, eating more of the food you think you “shouldn’t!”
You love choice, and yet many choices agonize or irritate you. You look in your closet in the morning, for example, and can't figure out which outfit to wear. You want to eat well but don't know what is really good for you. You may have to make financial decisions, decide which house to buy, where to live, or even how to care for a dying loved one.
So how do you go about loving your choices with as much enthusiasm and excitement as your soul does? In reality it isn't so hard after all...
You start by understanding that your choices are how you explore your likes and dislikes. Your choices give you freedom to see who you are and who you can become. In every present moment you have the opportunity to make new choices!
What agonizes you is feeling as if you could make a wrong choice, a choice that will lead to loss, upset, unhappiness, criticism or other unpleasant feelings. However, if you make a choice that feels good now, and then you make a choice that feels good in the next now, and so on and so forth, then your life will be a series of happy "nows!" From our perspective, which is based on an understanding of the vibrational nature of reality, no choice is more important to your future than the energy with which you make it right here, right now.
We have to repeat that - No choice is more important to your future than the energy with which you make it right here, right now.
Suppose you feel fearful about your financial state or your financial future. This fear blocks the abundance that is trying to come into your life. It opens you up to the predatory forces in the universe. Someone recommends a "get rich quick investment" to you. It looks great on paper! You trust this person. You make the investment. A year later you realized you're going to lose all that money. The choice was not the problem, dear ones. The energy of lack that led to it is what caused you the agony.
So rather than agonizing about your choices, pay more attention to your energy. If you had been in a vibration of faith, abundance, and gratitude for all you had, you would have paid attention to your instincts at the time and those subtle feelings of, "Well maybe this doesn't feel quite right." You would have been guided towards better opportunities that were a vibrational match. You would have kept your money and made more.
Suppose you stand in your closet agonizing about which outfit to wear from a feeling of being "frumpy." Nothing is going to look great. Instead shut your eyes and feel your radiant light and inner beauty. Tell yourself you're gorgeous inside and out. Feel it. Now open your eyes. Choose an outfit. You'll look radiant in anything.
Say you need to choose a retirement home for an aging parent. This can be one of life's most difficult choices. It doesn't have to be. Focus first on how much you love your parent. Imagine them receiving impeccable care. Love yourself enough to tell yourself you have help from the Source who also loves your parents. In this energy you will be both guided and discerning. If you make your choice from fear, you'll listen to others above your inner voice.
If you don't like the choice you made yesterday, or even two seconds ago, you can shift your energy and make a newer, better choice. You can "change on a dime" as your saying goes. You can shift directions at any time. The universe doesn't keep score. This might make others around you uncomfortable, but you'll live a happier life... and everyone around you will have to grow! Your soul will be thrilled!
Dear ones, you cannot make a wrong choice. You can only make choices that give you outcomes you enjoy and choices that don't. However, you always have the chance to change again and again and again! You always have the chance to correct your energy and attract absolute miracles. You need never ever suffer from the effects of a past choice if you're willing to get your energy right in the present. Now is the time to enjoy your freedom. And Now. And Now again!
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message from Ann...
Choices used to agonize me. When I painted my house I must have had two dozen sample colors. Neighbors came over and humorously began to vote. When I sat down to eat, I'd agonize over what was best for my body. When I had a day off I'd go nuts trying to decide if I wanted to stay home or go hiking!
I'm an outer Aries, inner Pieces and these are the two most opposite signs on the zodiac! I have often find myself in a conflict over function vs. form, being a hermit vs. being social, knowing I'm abundant vs. being frugal. You name it, the inner committee was not that great at making quick decisions in my past!
Recently the angels had some fun with me playing a little game. I saw a chair that I liked and my heart knew I wanted it to replace a years-old thrift store chair that had an old sheet on it. "If you had to choose now, what would you do?" they asked me. I went back and forth. I wasn't sure so I went home without it. "In the morning the chair was in my mind again." "If you had to choose now what would you do?" I'd get it. I answered. Off to the store I went to find it on sale.
Last week my 18 year old fridge and freezer konked out. I did the "smart" thing and scheduled a repair with my home warranty company although everything psychic within me did not feel good about that. As I was waiting for the repair folks who didn't answer my call and the warranty folks who had me on hold for a long time, the angels said, "If you had to choose now, what would you do?"
"I'd cancel with the repair folks, get a new fridge, and trust the universe. I'd cancel my home warranty, and save the same amount every month just in case and use the great repair folks I used to call." Do it then, they said. Immediately I got through to customer service, after being on hold for some time! I canceled the repair, the policy and went online where I realized that I was in perfect timing for the pre-Labor Day appliance sales! Within half an hour I had a new fridge on order. It was delivered in two days.
On the day the new one was coming, the old one started working again, mysteriously. I started to question my choice. "If you had to choose again now, what would you do?" I didn't even have to ask. My heart said, "Keep the new one!" The delivery guys explained that the old fridges was on its last leg and had I not replaced it now I would have paid for repairs and a new one, likely soon. Furthermore, as they installed it they found a small leak. Small leaks lead to big leaks! I had it fixed without incident. The angels said I saved myself a big problem in the future!
Granted, these are rather insignificant choices in the greater scheme of life. I've agonized over whether or not to get in relationships and whether or not to leave. I've agonized over health issues that my nursing friends remind me could have been life or death! In each case, however, as I dropped into my heart and asked, "What do I do now?" the answers came easily and guided me into a far happier and more enjoyable reality :)
Here are some pointers this week to help you more easily make guided, happy choices...
1. Before making a choice, always ask yourself, "What do I want out of this situation? How do I want to feel when this choice is over?
Say you are trying to decide if you should fix up your home or move. You decide you want to live in a beautiful place that makes you feel expansive. You start to imagine what that might feel like. Now you can envision your home updated. Does it match that feeling? You can look at new homes. Do they match that feeling? Whatever matches that feeling first is the right answer. Wait till reality matches the feeling.
Suppose you are choosing between various schools for you child. You want one that is reasonably convenient for you and a wonderful school for child. You want to feel relaxed, secure, and happy with the education, community and more. Imagine how that feels. Now think of school #1 and see if you feel the way you want to feel. Do the same for the others.
Your soul scans the quantum field, connects with possible futures and determines if they match your desired future energy!
2. If nothing feels right now, wait!
Better to postpone a choice and even miss an opportunity, than to force yourself to make one that doesn't feel right. Fear creates urgency. Love creates a sense of "all is well." Wait until a choice feels right. The right ones will still be there for you. The wrong ones will disappear.
3. If everything feels right, pick one and commit
Sometimes you are blessed with too many good choices! You have a closet full of beautiful clothes, a fridge full of good food. You have a beautiful home to enjoy and the majesty of nature beckoning to be explored. You have a kindle or a bookshelf full of books to read!
If one choice doesn't stand out as feeling the best, matching your energy the best, then good news. Pick one! Flip a coin. Never look back! Only look forward and make new choices again and again as you learn. It isn't worth worrying about which is the "best of the best of the best" if all feel well. Just choose
I would rather have choice and learn from it, than have everything dictated to me. I want the full human experience. Some of my choices have led to some pretty intense lessons because I refused to readjust along the way with new ones. Some of my choices have course corrected me quickly into beautiful situations. Some just lead to bliss. The more and more I make choices now and now... the better it gets.
So, "If you had to choose now, what would you choose?" Answer, even if that means you'd choose not to make a decision now! After all, even no choice is a choice!
Love you all! Happy choosing!