Hi Dear Friends,
The angels help us see the value in our diverse opinions and perspectives, and how to live and let live. I'll share some stories and very specific ways we can practice this reality to free our souls from the need to argue, be right, and be chained by our own fears.
Love you all!
Message from the Angels
My dear friends, we love you so very much,
There are worlds upon worlds in both your 3D reality and beyond. There are entire communities of diverse individuals all within a mere half inch of your pinky finger – communities of skin cells, bone cells, blood cells, capillaries, cuticles, hormones, neurons, and so much more! There are a myriad of diverse communities within a square foot in your yard – leaves, soil, bacteria, bugs, molds, water, roots, etc. Likewise there are nations in your gut. Without exception, each of these natural communities is designed to follow its direction from the Source and exist in harmony and balance with the diversity of life around it.
Humans were designed this way too.
Problems arise when you forget that your diversity is your strength. Your diversity causes you to grow and expand. Your diversity, if harnessed with love, can make the human race exponentially more capable of solving its problems. Your diversity guides you to examine your own personal point of view and find your natural place in the ecosystem of the human race. You signed up for diversity when you came to this earth. The One became many to explore all that it could become, and you are part of that One, while also being completely unique. You are all precious cells in the body of the earth, and in the Body of the Divine.
Knowing this, it makes no sense to insist that anyone else must think or act the way you do. Knowing this, it is equally absurd to expect yourself to be the same as everyone else. It is instead, of great value to your soul, to use the diversity as a way of exploring your preferences, much as you would if you were sampling food at a buffet. "I like this. I don’t like that." At a buffet you would not insist that the host remove all food you don’t like. You wouldn't judge it or cast aspersions upon it! You would leave it there for others to enjoy, and simply, without drama, partake of the food you do enjoy. You might try something new and discover you like it, or try something new and discover you don’t.
In any case, you are striving to discover and uncover what makes you You. What makes you unique? What makes you special? Do you dip your pickles in peanut butter? Most of you will cringe when we say that, but a few of you are curious to try it. Sweet and sour and salty works for some and not for others.
You only seek sameness, because you fear that the differences can encroach upon, or threaten, your own personal reality. This is a false premise. You and you alone decide upon your vibration and your vibration dictates what part of the “buffet of human experience” you will experience.
So rather than fearing those who do not think the way you do; rather than fearing one political candidate or the other; rather than fearing those who have radical beliefs or those who are intensely conservative; rather than fearing anything different than your own way of being, remind yourself, "I AM One with I AM." "I AM One with the love that lives in all things and all beings. I AM through my choices, my thoughts, and my actions emitting a vibration that will draw elements of this vast buffet of life to me that match my vibration."
If you focus angrily on those who you think can hurt you, you’ll find yourself drawing forth more and more of those whom you fear and dislike. If you focus lovingly on those whom you would like to empower you will likewise be drawn to those of like mind and heart. The healthy cells in your body, in all their diversity, do not war with one another. They do not fear one another. Instead they find their "communities of like mind” and co-exist in harmonious and balanced reality.
The chicken on the buffet does not despise or judge the desserts although these two items would rarely be seen mixed in together on the same plate!
Mind your own vibration dear friends. Focus upon that which you wish to empower. If you don’t want to be in the storms, imagine and focus upon peaceful and calm weather. Then, even if a storm should come, it will dissipate or you will be guided safely out of its path.
If you want one political party or the other, focus on that which love about your party or candidate. Better yet, focus on the which you would love to see in the world. If you enter into a political discussion with another speak about what you love – not about what you hate. So many of you know what you don’t like, but do you know what you do? Use the contrast to figure that out. Then, even if another starts speaking angrily or with hate, you can shift the conversation. “Tell me what you love about your candidate or party.” Listen with respect even if you disagree. Strive to learn about others’ perspectives, rather than simply defending your own. In doing so you’ll stay connected to your ever-loving soul, and you'll find greater love and compassion for others. You are happiest when you are being your most loving self. You feel most like the real you at those times.
Dear ones your world is at boiling point due to the false premise that sameness is necessary. So many are insisting their way is the right way, and it is… for them! Your way is the right way for you. If everyone were to focus on what they love about what they love, and about who they love, the best of the human race would emerge. Mother Nature would not have to release your pressures in such a violent way. Opposing parties could learn from each other and bring their strengths together. The diverse races would band together in creative “think tanks” to draw from their strengths.
The reality of “live and let live” is not yet real for many upon your earth who remain chained by their own fear or hatred to that which they fear and hate.
Nonetheless, you can find freedom! You can examine the diversity, learn from the contrasts, and decide who you wish to be. You can choose to love yourself and your perspectives without hating or fearing those who disagree. You can choose to love even if others hate. You can have faith even when others fear. You can be the light and the love and the truth and the way for a greater reality which is indeed being born upon your planet amidst the chaos.
Without exception, no one can encroach upon your vibrational reality unless you allow them, and it is always your vibration that dictates what you allow or attract into your own personal experience of life.
You were never meant to be the same. You were never meant to think the same, behave the same, act the same, vote the same, cook the same, eat the same, learn and grow the same. You were not meant to look the same way, interact with one another the same way, or speak the same way. You were meant only to love as you embody the vast diversity of the One, to live and let live; to find the differences that can be used for mutual benefit, and to walk away from those who don’t.
We need you dear ones. We need your love. Your earth is shaken, stirred, and swirling, and yet your hearts can be centered in knowing who you are, what you love, and how you want to live, without any fear whatsoever that another can take this away. Vibrationally, you are, and always have been free, no matter who agrees or not.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message from Ann...
So many have come to me saddened, angry, and confused about how to deal with the intense anger and disagreements on the planet right now. It seems at times, that we’re watching a world that seems to be at war in a million different ways. Our weather has been affected. Our climate has been affected. Our cities and families have been affected.
Some days, peace on earth seems like a distant dream. Nonetheless, there are billions of souls living quietly with peace, tolerance, love, and kindness as their creed.
There are people who have lost loved ones in shootings or terrorist attacks who refuse to propagate hate. There are little children demonstrating interracial love and acceptance, whose videos go viral. There are people of diverse political views coming together to solve environmental problems rather than hollering about who caused them. There are coworkers helping coworkers in need. There are people quietly praying for countless souls they’ll never meet. There is so much good in this world.
Peace comes, one soul at a time. Tolerance comes one choice at a time. Loving the diversity comes by appreciating those moments when we see something we like that is different from our norm, and by appreciating those moments when learn more clearly what we want, by seeing what we don’t.
I no longer obsess over what I don’t want to see in the world. I witness it and use it to clarify what I do want. I see storms, and focus on the peace which mitigates storms. I see hate and focus on love which empowers love. I have friends who create political “wars” with “words” and I listen politely, striving to learn a more balanced view of reality while holding on to my own personal perspective, privately. When I stub my toe, and use that as motivation to slow down and love my body more. Even the diversity of life experience can provide value.
I used to be an engineer. I used to marvel at how some of the “good old boys” could go into a conference room, yell, pound the table in disagreement over an engineering design, stand and raise their voices, grab markers out of each other's hands to write on the white boards, and then come out, shake hands, and go to lunch together!! Clearly they appreciated the need for diverse opinions! In engineering I came to understand that the most amazing designs emerged when a group of diverse individuals, from different disciplines, sat down, threw all their ideas on the table and selected from the best of these offerings. Pilots, flight attendants, manufacturers, passenger representatives and engineers all had differing needs, but as a result of their diverse input we can fly safely and comfortably in our modern planes.
Now, in my work doing readings, I hear almost every possible opinion one could dream up on almost any topic. I have learned SO much by listening to thousands of individuals with thousands of unique perspectives. I have watched the angels respond with the utmost respect for each and every one of them, often helping others understand how their point of view served their soul. I have seen the heavens encourage everyone, without exception, to be themselves, love themselves, and let others do the same.
The angels once said life is like a square dance! "Swing your partner to and fro, and if you like them do-si-do, and if you don’t, swing them off, and on you go! (I swear Dr. Suess must be one of my guides!)
So while I have my own strong opinions about most everything, I’ve learned to simply be OK with my own choices, and let others have their own. It is a much easier and more loving way to live. When I’m teaching or when people ask my opinion and I feel like sharing, I do. I no longer hold an intent to change anyone. Instead I intend only to share a point of view. Others can garner from it what is useful for them and discard the rest. It has freed me to be me, and to attract the life I want to live.
It isn’t always easy to live and let live. The idea that someone else’s choice could affect us adversely is so ingrained. Yet the truth is, vibrationally we control what we allow, or not, into our lives. The only real freedom and the only real power is to tend to our own vibe by being in integrity with our own perspectives – thinking thoughts that feel good, taking actions that feel in integrity with our spirit, and above all, being loving, kind, and compassionate beings.
Here are a few ways to weather the vast differences of opinions on the planet now.
1. Listen more. Assert less.
While the angels encourage us to share our perspectives, these days it seems that listening is a lost art. Take the time this week to truly listen to another’ point of view, especially if you disagree. Ask questions. Learn.
I tell people quite honestly, “I know what I believe but I don’t think it is my job to change you. So please tell me more. I want to understand the various perspectives. I want to learn from you.” I have learned a lot. I still know what I believe, but I feel more balanced in my understandings, and more compassionate as a result.
2. Switch judgment to discernment.
Many of you have heard this before. The angels say:
Judgment says, “No right to be!”
Discernment says, “Not right for me.”
Next time you catch yourself condemning someone or something, switch to discernment. Instead of, “How can they…” change to, “That doesn’t work for me.” Just do this internally and see how it feels to truly own the reality you wish to experience.
3. Practice Ho'oponopono
Challenge yourself to pray and send love and light to all, equally. Pray especially for those with whom you disagree.
A powerful Hawaiian practice called Ho’oponopono acknowledges that we have contributed to every vibration on the planet – those we love and those we hate. In its deeper understanding, it acknowledges that we are responsible vibrationally for allowing / creating everything we see around us. If used with sincerity, it can change your life.
A Hawaiian psychologist in the 80’s, Dr. Hew Len, used Ho’oponopono on his criminally insane patients, all of whom radically calmed and became non-violent. He did not counsel them. He simply did the Ho’oponopono process daily.
Likewise, a dear client of mine who was cheated out of a huge sum of money by a large corporation he consulted for, used this technique daily as he filed a “David and Goliath” lawsuit against the corporation. Long story short, he sent love and did the prayer daily, and miraculously, he won his case.
The common version of the Ho’oponopono prayer/affirmation is:
I am Sorry
Please forgive me
I love you
Try it with someone you vehemently disagree with. Say it with sincerity. Your soul loves the light in their soul. You are sorry you got in this negative dance with them and sorry for their pain. You ask forgiveness for anything in your vibration that contributed to theirs, and you bless them for the dance of contrast that has helped you become clear on what you now want. You may be surprised at the results!
While we all want to embrace diversity, the minute we feel threatened by someone’s conflicting opinion, we find ourselves challenged to remain lovingly steadfast in our own perspectives while allowing others the same. Creating this inner balance takes practice, but it is oh so worth the effort, and ever so freeing!
Love you all!