My dear friends, we love you so very much.
Sing with celebration dear ones for you earth is growing and evolving and you are too. You are becoming clearer about what it is you want in your life. You are becoming more convinced that you too are deserving of God's love. You are starting to realize that you are powerful creators and so many of you upon the earth are coming together in love and prayer, trying to create a more kind reality. You see otherwise on your news, but in the heavens we see inside human hearts. We see the kindness that is rising up within so many. We see both the frustrations and pains, but also the deep desire for greater cooperation and greater love.
So when you look at the world, or even at your own lives and begin to feel weary, take a moment, and look for all that is good. It is all too easy to see what is not working. Humanity trains you to look for the flaws in life, in yourselves, and one another. But who has trained you dear ones to look for the good. Can you see the gentle clerk at the grocery store who gives the very impatient soul in front of you a bit of kindness and humor? Can you look for the most gorgeous tomato in the bins and give thanks for the miracle of having it in front of you? The entire eco-system of your planet worked to grow this one jewel and so many souls were involved in its care and transport. Can you fathom the miraculous love and cooperation involved just so you can eat one ripe tomato?
Can you see the birds in the sky in their miracle of flight and song. There is so much good! Can you look in the mirror and see the miracle of your own skin, wrinkles and all. Can you fathom the complex interactions that occur in your body every day just to give your soul this magnificent vehicle. How could you ever criticize your wrinkles, or even your little emotional wrinkles, for they are simply signs of your growth, notches in your belt, as you would say, for every little smile, every little frown that occurred as you wished for more love, every tear cried in a desire for more compassion.
Dear ones you are beautiful to us! You are miraculous! You are filled with goodness, and yes we know you get weary. You get sad. You get angry and sometimes even jealous or hateful, but in truth we look beneath these things and we find and see the love that is trying to surface in your hearts. Likewise we look at all the movements on earth, even those that are most ungraceful and heinous in human terms, and we nurture and support only the tiny spark of love beneath them all. We never condone unkindness in any form. We never condone violence, and yet we know all souls, all movements, all life indeed is seeking to know God's love, however gracefully or not.
Look for the good in your life, in your world, in your own eyes dear ones. Seek out what is there to be celebrated every day, no matter how small. You are breathing! You are alive! So many in the heavens wait with great anticipation for a life on earth. You are eating meals that nourish you. So many are starving. There are good souls all around you. Many are quiet. Many are working diligently in their own lives without even realizing how beautiful they are. Take the time to honor yourself, and to honor others around you. Take the time to appreciate all that is good. We are not asking you to ignore injustice and all that is wrong. If you feel called to speak up about these things, do so with love. However, dear ones, the more you nurture and support and look for all that is beautiful and good in your self, in others, and in your world, the more you will experience a loving reality in your daily lives.
God bless you! We love you so very much.
Message From Ann
There is a lot of unpleasantness and unrest both in the world and in human hearts right now. Those that are in pain unconsciously seek to create company in their misery. They tug and pull at us both verbally, emotionally, and energetically. I have worked very hard over the years to realize that I can either focus on those tugs and pulls with irritation and upset, or I trust God to guide me as to where my energy is best spent in a loving way.
We don't have to react to others desires. We can respond to the presence of God's love and guidance within us instead.
This week a person who wasn't very kind to me and hasn't communicated in a long time contacted me. She was in need of help. In my younger days I would have turned this into a full blown inner drama. I would have had to discuss what had occurred between us in the past. I would have been upset and would have wanted this person to understand the pain they triggered in me. However, I knew this soul was dealing with something very difficult in her life, and that it took a lot of courage to reach out for help. It was not at all in my heart to add to her pain.
I had to resist the old ego-urges to offer more help than was requested. I had to resist the urge to try to bring up the past once again and "fix" what was broken between us, since she expressed no interest in that. I had to really look within and see if it felt genuinely right for me to help. It did feel right. I had the time. It was easy for me. It felt right. So I offered the assistance, let go, and went on with my day.
If we are honest in our interactions with the world, we do not resent them. If we do what genuinely feels truthful and good we feel blessed by the ability to help. If however, we help out of a "should" or a "duty" you might just find yourself feeling burdened or resentful. Those interactions do not come from God's guidance. They come from ego. So many say, "I want to help, but I'm so tired. I want to give more, but I can't pay my bills." I've done it! The angels have taught me, however, to give from a full cup, to give when it feels joyous and right, and to avoid the ego-urges to give that come, if we are honest, from needing to feel like "a good person." I already am a good person, and so are you. Giving doesn't change that. Giving should come from the heart - the heart of God as expressed in your heart.
The angels always say advise me to look for the love. In this interaction there was plenty in the past history to cause upset. But why would I focus on past pains when instead I could focus on the good. This person like all of us, was just doing the best she could and honestly reaching out for love. To revisit the old pains would have been the same as playing my least favorite movie and over and over when, in reality, I have a selection of inspiring shows. We do that kind of thing in our minds all the time! We replay our most unpleasant memories, our worst fears, and our favorite complaints over and over and over... when in reality there is so much good to focus upon as well as so many happy dreams to dream. It is true that by virtue of being on earth there are many things that are unpleasant and some that are downright painful. We can't escape that. But we can choose not to hit "replay" over and over. After all, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results.
It isn't easy to get to the point where you can walk the fine line between loving self and loving others, but when you get there it is feels really good. You have to impeccably honest with yourself and the world. You have to first focus on the fact that you are a good person and that what you do or don't do, does not change that. God created you good. Now choose to be good to yourself. Let yourself have your feelings and internal reactions to the world. Do only what feels genuine, and don't do what doesn't. It is hard at first to learn to be that honest. We fear rejection, misunderstanding, and pain. But in reality it is far more painful to lose your own center and to disconnect from your own spirit than to lose another. After all, you can only love your neighbor as much as you choose to love yourself!
Hugs and love to all of you!