Gratitude for the light and the shadows...

My dear friends, we love you so very much.

As so many of you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday realize that the angels give thanks for you. You had the courage to come to earth, to be the bearers of light and love and God's truth, and to strive constantly to create a kinder reality. We honor and acknowledge each and every one of you for in God's eyes, you are perfect, beautiful souls. We would never find it in our hearts to judge a single thought, word, or deed, for we know how challenging it can be to incarnate on your very diverse school called Planet Earth.

And so as you look back upon your lives, give thanks for each and every experience for it has shaped you into the person you are today. Your challenges have made you strong. Abusive souls have forced you learn self love. The needy people in your life have helped you learn boundaries. The losses have taught you to appreciate what and who you have right now. In every challenge, there is a nugget of gold for the soul - a lesson, a gift, and a blessing waiting to be discovered. It takes courage to embrace such lessons. It takes fortitude, strength, and tenacity, and we guarantee that each and every one of you on this list has those very qualities, for each one of you is striving to dissolve the illusions that keep you coming to earth and to see the love beneath it all.

Dear ones give thanks for all of your lives for each one of you is a precious gem, often formed under heat and pressure, carved out by life's experiences, and truly a shining and precious jewel as we gaze upon you.

God bless you! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels

Message From Ann

At Celebrate Your Life, during one of the meditations when everyone had their eyes shut and the angels made my hands fly up to transmit their beautiful energy to those in the room, I had a moment of overwhelming gratitude for all the challenges this year because in spite of them, or rather because of them, my body is cleaned out, my home is in good repair, my car works well, my dogs and I are learning greater levels of surrender, and I feel the love of God flowing through me even more strongly than ever.

The mold breakout and storm damage to the roof revealed a problem that if left unfixed would have led to great damage in my house. The parasites made me embrace a diet that taught me all sorts of new and healthy ways to eat, and to appreciate my now good health every day. The onslaught of appliance repairs means everything is all fixed and ready to go for next year. The intense and difficult care of my aging dogs has taught me to find beauty and love even amidst puddles, piles, whining, crying, and at times howling demands. As I learned over and over about the good in the so-called "bad" I could share it with all of you.

As I am filled with wonder and gratitude in my meditations, it is no wonder then that a recent song by RascalFlatts called "Bless the Broken Road" is playing over and over in my head this week. Although the song is written as if sung to a lover, I feel as if I am singing it straight to God:

Every long lost dream led me to where you are

Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars

Pointing me on my way into your loving arms

This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road

That led me straight to you...

If you want to watch the video, I've included it below. It is a beautiful statement of truth. God bless indeed the broken roads that lead us back to truth, to love, to a faith that is rock solid, and to a life that is lived with a sense of wonder and anticipation, knowing that underneath it all, no matter what, is only, always and forever, One Love.

Have a beautiful week,

Love and hugs,

Ann

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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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