Even The Thorny Souls Need Love...

My dear friends, we love you so very much.

As we've said so many times before,e your journey here upon the earth is an exploration of love. Your desire for love causes you to seek out loving relationships and your frustrations with love upset you in the greatest ways. You want to be seen and acknowledged. You want to be understood. You want others to know your very great light. That is a natural and normal human desire. However, it is equally important that you grant others these same gifts - that you attempt to see and acknowledge others' perspectives as being perfect for the growth they are here to do; that you attempt to the best of your ability to understand one another, and when you do not, you work hard not to judge. It is important to recognize that deep within every soul, no matter how dark or troubled they appear to be, is a very great light. When you focus upon that light, you help coax it to the surface.

As always, we are not suggesting that you allow yourself to be used or abused. We are not saying you have to stay around unkind behavior. We are simply saying that within your heart, you can always seek to focus upon the light in another, even at a distance. For example, say you were in a marriage that ended very badly. You never want to see or talk to your ex again. Perhaps this is the most loving response for both of you - to stay far apart at the human level. Still, you can find it in your heart to say, however awkward or angry they appeared, they too were attempting to bring their truth to the surface. They too were attempting to grow. They too have light within them seeking to be uncovered and revealed unto the world. Perhaps they will not accomplish this in a lifetime. Perhaps they will. That is not yours to fix or control, but you can, in the deepest reaches of your heart, acknowledge both your right to be and theirs as well. And you can do so without ever having human contact with them again, for you relate at the level of your souls with everything in creation, whether physically present or not.

By all means, dear ones, seek out kind company. Honor your own feelings. It is ok to say, "They are not for me, but they have a right to be," for in this statement you acknowledge your right to discern while avoiding judgment. Everyone, dear friends, has a right to be. Everyone has a right to experience the growth they are creating for themselves. And you have a right as well... to move towards those that uplift and resonate with your souls, and with kindness to move away from those who do not. The more you acknowledge this within yourselves, the less you will need to fix or change those around you.

If everyone were simply being honest with themselves and the world around them you would all find your places among those of like mind and like heart and your world would at long last have peace... this may take eons to occur, but we in the heavens hold the vision for such a kind reality... one soul at a time.

God bless you. We love you so very much.
–– The Angels

Message From Ann

The angels' message today reminds me very much of a brief interaction I had years ago with someone who advertised himself to be one of the world's foremost skeptics. I had never heard of this individual until a friend wrote to me very upset because this man had slandered her online, made fun or her name, and basically viscously attacked the character of a woman who has done nothing but dedicate her life in service to love. At the time I wasn't as calm as I am now. I got upset. I did the "human" thing. I wrote this man and suggested he do his research before attacking someone. I vouched for her work and her character. It was naivety on my part to think I could change one so set in his opinions. He attacked me next, luckily in private emails.

At that point the angels stepped in. "Ann, you want him to see your point, and that's understandable, but he's too hurt and doesn't care. Why don't you try to understand him?" That was a tall order! I didn't want to understand him. I wanted to make him stop his cruelty. But I DO listen to the angels because I know they always have a greater love in store.

So I wrote and told him I didn't want to argue anymore but I did want to understand his mission and why he felt the need to brutally attack psychics online. He told me some of it was personal but he was sick of people taking advantage of others. I wrote back and said I could easily agree with that and that I did a lot of damage control in my profession because there were indeed many scammers. He softened up. We dialogued back and forth. I gave him some ideas of what to look for in genuine psychics, and suggested that instead of attacking them without any experience, perhaps he could start a review system. Although I doubt he will change, we ended on a kind note, wishing each other well. It was really a miracle.

That was enough for me – to reach a kind ending – but the story wasn't over. My lights started flickering and I knew a spirit was trying to communicate with me. Ends up it was a family member of this skeptic - and one who had committed suicide. The skeptic felt the family member dabbled too much in the psychic realms and that it led to this young man's mental issues and ultimate demise. As a result he hated psychics. He was in pain. Most of us know the pain of loss. People handle it in vastly different ways. At long last I understood this angry soul and was able to ask a group to pray for him. We may never know if we made a difference and he will never know until he reaches the other side, that the very souls he attacked were the ones attempting to uplift his spirit. It doesn't matter. We stood in the truth of our love. It is up to him to choose his course.

When people act unkindly, remind yourself that its not so personal as it feels, and in fact they are really crying out, albeit very awkwardly at times for love. This doesn't mean you have to feel all warm and fuzzy about their behaviors. Vent out your feelings in private if you must. This doesn't mean you have to stick around and dance with their painful interactions. It doesn't mean you have to fix them. It simply means, that whether or not you choose to dance, you can still pray for them, pray for understanding, and ask that their soul be brought into the light of greater understanding. You can even pray to understand where they are coming from so you don't feel things so personally. This isn't always easy... but it is a path to greater peace.

Have a blissful week,
Love and joy,
Ann

Comments

UviTea 19th June 2012 8:54 am

Wonderful! This message brought an answer I have been looking for! : ) I am so grateful!

spring 20th June 2012 7:53 am

Wow Ann - I have been asking the Angels -only yesterday- for advice for helping me deal positively with some people in whose energy I am very uncomfortable -felt guilty about this - AND here is my guidance!! Thank you sooo much - this really helps me. Love, spring x

spring 20th June 2012 8:02 am

and that's the best bit for me ...'they are not for me but they have a right to be'.....I've really struggled with discernment/ judgement - couldn't work out the differance and this has caused me no end of self-attack as I felt I should love everyone no matter what they do. You have so clarified this dilemma for me and for that I am truely grateful. Bless you for this and all your wonderful articles :smitten:

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Ann Albers

Ann Albers is a popular spiritual instructor, angel communicator, lecturer, and author. She is a traditional Reiki master and a modern mystic who delights in distilling ancient wisdom into practical, down-to-earth tools for modern living. Ann's passion and purpose is teaching others to tap into the power and beauty of their souls, as well as helping people connect with the love and wisdom of their angels.

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