My dear friends, we love you so very much.
It is a time of seeking clarity upon your planet earth, and a time of clearing out all that has robbed your spirit of its vitality in human form. You are clearing out old fears, old anxieties, old beliefs, and indeed even old material possessions that no longer serve you. As you go through your homes and closets, look at everything dear ones. What truly serves you now? What do you truly love? Are your possessions serving you or are you serving them? Are your belief structures serving you, or are you serving them? What adds more joy, vitality, love, ease, and grace to your life and what robs you of the very same.
So many of you hang on to old beliefs because you are afraid of the changes that would be required if you let them go. If you suddenly release the belief, for example, that you are "unworthy," then you must stand up tall, hold your head up high, and make adjustments in your life to match the new belief that you are deserving of kindness, acknowledgment, etc. You would be required to move away from those who are not kind to you and seek out better opportunities. You would have to change the way you speak about yourself. You would have to re prioritize the way you handle your money and your time. And so, out of a fear of change, a fear of disappointing others, you hang on to this old belief in "unworthiness." It is, after all, quite comfortable.
Likewise, so many of you hang on to stuff that doesn't serve you because it is a little unnerving to clear out the material clutter. We have no problem with you owning things that you love, enjoy, and use dear friends. But when you are holding on to things because you purchased them, don't use them, and feel guilty letting them go... well dear friends, you are hanging on to guilt. When you hold on to material possessions because they represent a happier time in life that is fine, but consider that what you really want is to create greater joy now. When you hold on to material possessions because you "might use them someday" but really won't, consider the fact that they represent security, and what you really want is the security of knowing that God will always give you what you need when you need it.
We never judge you dear friends, but rather point out ways in which you can lighten your proverbial load upon the planet earth, discover what you are truly seeking in life, and rid yourselves of that which no longer serves you. We honor you for your willingness to take a look around both within and without and to de-clutter your minds and your lives. This is not always easy, comfortable, or quick, and yet a soul unfettered with such burdens is a soul free to create what it truly desires in life. Seek out the true freedom of your souls dear friends, and get rid of all that does not add light to your life.
God bless you! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
A few weeks ago the angels suggested I look around and reconsider all aspects of my life and lifestyle to re-evaluate what truly serves me. That surprised me. I've been cleaning out closets for years. But after pondering their words I began to see what they were talking about. Take my old CD collection for example. Since I was a child I've been collecting music. Even though I've digitized all my CDs, I've had to hang on to the originals to remain legal. But do I really listen to them all? Do I really need the CD Nature Sounds collection now that I record my own nature sounds? Do I really listen to all those oldies? I began to question everything. It became apparent I need to clear out not only my hard drive but my closets as well. It became clear that I could move many of the remaining CDs into storage boxes and make room in my living area for things I use more often.
What no longer serves me? Hmm. I started looking around my home and realized that the way I use my house and stuff has changed over the years. Some things that aren't used as frequently should be up high on the shelves in labeled boxes, while other things that I use every day could be more accessible. I could sort through the photos on my hard drive and get rid of the ones that no longer give me joy rather than stressing about the fact that my hard drive is almost full.
I need to enjoy the things I do have more often. I need to make time out to do crafts, smell the flowers I so meticulously planted in the yard, and either use the stuff in my pantry or donate it to others.
"Re-evaluate everything," they told me. "What about my web site?" I asked. I have so many ideas about how I could upgrade it and add more for everyone else. "Nothing is wrong with it now," the angels replied and you have no real desire to think about an upgrade. You just think you should." Ha! Busted again. I let go of even thinking about it for now and felt like I was granted magical amounts of time to do what really mattered. I know I have to simplify the newsletter in the future as well, for my sake and yours!
Little by little I saw what the angels were talking about and while it is an on-going process to re-evaluate what serves me in my life and what does not, it feels SO good to de-clutter even further, to get rid of more stuff and to lighten the load. "You'll eventually become almost zen-like," they told me. Hmm... for a woman who has accumulated quite a bit over the years that sound refreshing. I'm not there yet! In fact, I'm no longer in a rush to get there... or anywhere for that matter. Maybe the peace of living in the present moment, while little by little ridding myself of anything that does not serve me now, is the real "zen-like" feeling they were talking about :)
Have a simplified week!