My dear friends, we love you so very much,
Imagine dear friends that God breathes love through the universe at all times. This love is meant to flow to you, within you and through you. If you do not love yourself you block this breath. If you don't receive gifts of love from another that resonate with you, you block this breath. If you feel loving towards another, even a stranger, and do not share it in some way, you block this breath. And whenever energy is blocked, pain, stagnation, and dis-ease result in life and sometimes even in the body.
You were created to be living incarnations of love. This is what is meant by the phrase that you are created in the "image and likeness of God." You were not created in the form of a human-looking God... you ARE the human forms created as an image of the loving Presence of God. You were designed to allow love to flow to you, within you and through you. You are here upon the earth to remember this indelible connection with the loving source that creates you with each breath.You were meant to receive, embody, and share love.
In practical terms, this can be practiced quite simply. When someone gives you a genuine compliment, breathe it in. Receive it. Say, "Thank you," and share the love back. If someone offers to help you and you feel it is genuine and you need the help, don't refuse it. Say thank you. Bless the giver by being a grateful recipient. We are not suggesting you receive gifts offered "with strings attached," if that is what you feel. We are not saying you must receive everything offered. However, so many times you are offered help or assistance and because of fear, pride, lack of self worth or other artificial reasons, you decline. And then dear ones, you cry unto the heavens and ask us why you must manage life all alone. We love you. You were never meant to handle life alone but you must use your free will to be willing to believe we can send you help, and then to receive.
In practical terms this also means that when you have the impulse to love, please do. When you have the impulse to say something kind to someone, do so. When you have the impulse to joyously help or give do so. We remind you that only when you have the impulse to joyously give should you give. Giving out of duty, pity, or a sense that you have to in order to be a good person is not really giving from love at all. Giving from joy is allowing the breath of God to flow you knowing the time, energy and resources will be there. Giving from duty is drawing from the energy within you alone, and you will eventually "burn out" if you insist on doing so.
Let the breath of God flow to you, within you,and through you. Do not block the flow of genuine love in your lives. This is the love that does not have to be manufactured by your ego. It does not have to be forced. You do not have to "try" to feel this love. It is naturally there. When you naturally want to receive or naturally want to give, this is Diving Love, beckoning you to become One with it, to let it flow and to partake of its blessings.Just as a river nourishes all that grows along its channel, this Love – real Love – nourishes you even as it flows through your heart and your life.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
Almost always I seem to want to let love flow through my heart for others. But I have been guilty on many occasions of forcing myself to give because I feel I "should." It's old programming and every now and then it comes to the surface for me to have a look at it once again. In almost every case, when I give in-authentically, I get myself into a challenging situation. Luckily it is much rarer these days but I offer these stories as inspiration for you to listen to your own hearts and not learn the hard way as I did!
Years ago I helped friends move. I loved them and it sounded like a joy to assist. However, only two of us showed up to move an entire house. Instead of asking them to call additional people or calling friends of my own, I pushed myself to work harder, faster... and I tripped and nearly knocked my tooth through my lip. It was not a pretty sight and reminded me that when you don't speak your truth it hurts. Good wisdom... teeth represent wisdom in fact!
A few years ago a friend asked me to watch an event with a person in public I didn't resonate with. Out of respect for my friend, and against everything in me I did. I tried so hard to like this person and yet I just didn't resonate. I ended up getting myself in tangled energetic mess with this soul who ended up sending me immeasurable amounts of nasty energy! I should have left well-enough alone.
However, when I give from the joy in my heart we all win. A friend I've known for some time told me right before Christmas, when I was pressing him for gift ideas, that he'd like a contribution towards a keyboard. I hadn't even known he played the piano. I worked overtime and got him a moderately priced one. It felt so heavenly to help bring the music back to this person's life. Often I answer nearly 100 emails a day because I feel the energy moving and the desire to help people. When I'm tired, however, I stop. I got in trouble years ago pushing myself to respond to everyone even when I was exhausted. Now the energy, as well as the advice, comes from love.
Receiving was a learned skill for me. I still have to bite my tongue and say thank you when people give to me. The angels taught me that it is not "better to give than to receive" but rather it is better to "give and receive with love." Why on earth would it be better to give if the receiver was not supposed to receive as well? Nature teaches us this principle. When a human breathes out, a tree must breathe in, and when the tree breathes out, we breathe in.God's love flows between all of creation!
So this week see if you can catch yourself stifling the urge to share love, however simply, and instead let it flow. Catch yourself when you're not receiving graciously and see if you can just say thank you. Only do so when it feels truthful inside of you. See how it feels and see how it starts to make changes in areas of your life that seem unrelated.
As the angels like to say... "When the love starts flowing, everything else gets going!"
Have a blessed week. I love you all!