My dear friends, we love you so very much.
In truth dear ones, you can never lose God's love, for that is all there is! Everything in creation is fashioned from this love. Everything is unique reflection of this love. In some cases, this love is obvious - as in the miracle of a setting sun, the eyes of a baby, or a situation which brings you great joy.
Sometimes this love is hidden, buried beneath the surface - as in the case of a cantankerous or unloving human being, or the thorns of a rosebush, or in a difficult challenge. Nevertheless, the thorns love and protect the roses. The cantankerous individuals are thorny because they do not know a kinder way to love and protect themselves. In your challenges, you find strength.
As a human being, you are gifted with free will. You can learn to say, "Yes I know God's love is within all things, but I would rather choose to be around the people, places, and situations that resonate with me and give my heart joy! I can love all beings, but I am not required to like them. And that, dear ones, is a novel concept for many of you, because many of you learned to confuse "love" with "like."
The two do not have to exist at the same time. For example you can love the thorns on a rosebush, acknowledging their right to be, and yet you do not enjoy pricking your finger! You can love an angry human being knowing there is a light in their soul attempting to surface, while in the very same breath, you can say quite honestly, "I do not like their behavior or personality. I don't choose to be around then," As we have said many times in the past, Love says, "You have a right to be." Discernment sees, "what is and is not right for me."
So now that you know you can love all beings and all things, dear ones, consider looking at your lives and like nature, decide what you should let go. What is no longer serving your heart, your joy, your passion for life? Perhaps it is stuff in your closet. Perhaps it is a job that you cannot leave just yet, but you can start the process of intending and finding a new one. Perhaps you are in a lackluster relationship and either the behaviors, beliefs, or the relationship must be released. There is not one "right" answer to any situation, but rather a range of choices. What is in your heart to keep, and what does your heart tell you to release?
When you release something that is honestly not working in your life, you make room for what is. When you let go of that which does not give you joy - be it a thing, a relationship that cannot be worked out, or a situation - you make room for what does. When you let go of a belief that is not working, you create room for more powerful manifestations. Letting go is not giving up, failing, or depriving yourself. Letting go is giving your soul room to breathe!
So as the trees release their leaves, allow yourselves to look around your life, and ask yourself, "What is it I am truly ready to release? What blesses me and what burdens me?" Be honest with yourselves, without any judgment. Your heart will guide you. Then get busy! Make room in your lives for what truly uplifts and inspires your soul.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
I have let go of so much this lifetime, sometimes willingly and sometimes with a great deal of guilt or grief. I have had people leave my life, and I have had to leave some people who were in my life. I left behind a life, a marriage, a house, and all my friends. I clean the closets regularly, and just as often, re-evaluate my beliefs to see which ones no longer serve me.
At first, letting go was difficult. I was raised with the same beliefs many of us were. "Get a good education. Find the perfect job, the perfect partner, and the perfect home. Create the perfect family and live happily ever after without deviating too much from this 'recipe for success.'" That didn't work! When I figured out who I really was I released almost everything including what I thought was my own identity! It was terrifying, beautiful, and life-changing all at the same time.
Now I no longer resist when I must let go of an attachment, a belief, a thing, or a situation. I honor my heart. And if I can't release a person or situation, I pray for help in releasing any beliefs or behaviors inside of me that make that situation unpleasant. We can always find new ways to think about and deal with who or what is in front of us.
For example, years ago I worked with some individuals that I found to be completely boring. They talked about themselves and bragged incessantly. I "made nice" and "put up with" the conversations because I had to work with them. I didn't know how to let go of this situation. Finally it occurred to me to pray. "Ask them what they enjoy doing outside of work," the angels counseled me.
So I listened to the angels and posed this question to one individual who loved to brag about his brains. To my amazement, the conversation took a turn that was completely interesting to me! I couldn't let go of working with him, but I could let go of my need to "shut up and put up," and take more charge of the conversations. We ended up being friends over the fact that we both enjoyed music, and this individual who used to make me cringe when I saw him coming, suddenly became human to me.
Letting go happens almost every time I go through a huge transformation in my life, energy or spiritual growth. People leave my life. I feel the urge to purge my closets. I want to detox my body, and clean out my soul. It is no longer a scary prospect to let go, but rather a natural phase in the process of the soul's evolution.
If you can embrace change, there is blissful freedom in letting go. In truth, it is an act of faith that there is really more or better yet to come.
Have a beautiful week!
I love you all,