My dear friends, we love you so very much,
In the dark of night a lamp burned brightly. Centuries ago, a star twinkled in the darkness. Those who focused on fear felt the darkness. Those who focused on the lamp felt the light. Those how focused on the star found light, hope and inspiration for their lives. Those who focused only upon the dark of night missed the miracle that would give hope to countless generations throughout history.
Even today, focusing on the light in any given situation in your life is what allows you to access love and miracles. Focusing on the darkness brings you only more. If you seek it, you can find the "burning lamp," the "babe in the manger," or the "guiding star "in any situation? You can look for the love right here, right now, regardless of circumstance.
We never dignify the darkness by focusing upon it. We see only the light and love trying to emerge in any given situation. As we look at the unkind behaviors of so many, we see wounded children inside them crying for love. As we look at the impoverished we see souls striving to find an abundance of love in spite of their circumstance. As we look at the wars and division in your world, we see souls trying to bring their truth to the surface who simply do not yet know how to kindly sort themselves out.
As you focus on the light in any given situation you see it, experience it, and move towards greater light.
For example, in your world today there are a great many stories of abuse coming to the surface. It is a time when the feminine energy is rising up saying, "I want the true masculine, the protector, the do-er, not the oppressor or the abuser." This is true whether it is a woman on the news speaking up about a man who abused her, or a man quietly sitting at home, unable to cry because his angry mother bullied or abused him. The energies within are not necessarily tied to gender.
When you see these stories on the news you have choice. You can focus on the dark or the light. You can say, "How horrible! How could they do this! Crucify him!" Or you could say, "Handle this situation so it is not repeated, by all means, but dear God please uplift these sad and hurting souls that thought it was OK to abuse another human being. Please uplift and heal the ones who were abused. Dear God heal all hurting hearts."
You can turn to the light and give thanks that what was once "acceptably hidden" is now coming to light so that hearts, and systems, can heal.
This is why so many of you love the holidays. They give you a time with plenty of permission to be focused upon the light and love and goodness in the world; a time of being kind; a time of being generous, a time to give and receive, and a time to help one another. This season is a time when Love is allowed to shine more clearly into the world than usual. It is a time, every year, to celebrate the rebirth of light in a world that sometimes forgets.
So during the holidays and indeed all year long, look for the light in the darkness. Seek it, see it, and be it. In doing so you will live a light-filled, delightful life!
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
Sometimes it is easy to find the light. Other times, it takes a little more creativity...
I was in the midst of Christmas bliss and joy when I awakened at 4am one morning a few weeks ago with a very unpleasant energy in my body. I felt a burning static and a stabbing pain behind my eyes. I still have no idea what or who that was, but I know at the time it didn't feel very Christmasy to me!
I heard the angels in my head. "Focus on the light." So I laid down, breathed, and thought of everyone I love. I called in my helpers, listened to their instructions about how to breathe and move to allow the energy to leave, and prayed for the upliftment of whatever it was. With a violent lurch it left me. I fell back asleep, thinking it was over Unfortunately I woke up with a lot of pain and one eye still swollen and stuck shut.
The angels, ever helpful, reminded me to "focus" on being healed if I wanted my "focus" back!
So I went within and imagined what it would be like to see clearly by the end of the day. I thanked God for one eye working, warned my clients that I might look like a pirate with one eye shut and proceeded to get to work!
I was right in the middle of a reading, talking to a client about how surrender to the present, coupled with trust, allows God to fix everything when the eye flew open and I could see again! We both got a huge laugh out of that synchronicity! I was even able to gaze for my second client, although tears were streaming from the injury. However, just as I'd pictured, by the end of the day I was gazing for clients just fine. It was pretty miraculous, and even though it took a few days before I could wear contact lenses again, I healed in record time!
I'm back to enjoying the season and that little adventure is fading into the past.
Life does throw you a few curves at times. It doesn’t always look as we wish. People don’t always act as we want. I am not always the person I want to be. But the angels' advice holds true - Focus on the light in any given situation and lo and behold, you can transform almost anything into a more loving experience.
I'm back to my holiday fun and the misadventures are a thing of the past!
Here are a few tips to help you sail through life’s challenges without getting stuck in them:
1. Focus on the desired outcome
It is all too easily to feel bad, victimized, or upset when life or people don’t turn out as we wish. You do need to let yourself have your feelings. However, the trick is to let them flow, let them go, and refocus on the desired outcome.
When people are unkind, I feel my feelings, then focus on feeling the love in the entire universe again. When I have unexpected bills, I focus on them being easily paid. When someone is acting up I focus on what it would feel like to handle them with dignity and grace until I can get away from the unpleasant behavior.
If your car was headed into a storm and you kept focused on the clouds, you’d drive right into them. Instead of you focused on finding the blue skies, you’d take a different course. By focusing on what you want, you aim towards it!
2. Don’t dignify the darkness / turn to the light
No matter how challenging a situation or unpleasant a person’s behavior, we have the choice to focus on it, or to focus on something better. The world teaches us to focus on the darkness, but we can choose to focus on the light.
If a person is acting badly, focus on handling it with firmness and love, including self-love. Or focus on something else, someone else, or at least the fact that they must be crying for love. If a situation is hard to deal with focus on what you can do, what you do have, or how you want things to turn out.
Turn to the light and your life will transform into greater light. Focus on the darkness and you remain in the dark.
3. Add humor
As the saying goes, sometimes you have to laugh instead of cry and I much prefer laughter. Laughter dissipates the darkness as surely as a flame melts ice. It is true I’d prefer not to hurtle demons out of me at 4am, or write Christmas cards while waiting for roto-rooter!! However, if I must, at least it makes for some good comedy!
I hope your holidays go better than expected, however, when the unexpected arises, you can transform it quickly by looking to the light. Instant transformation - Just add love :)
Love you all!
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