Making Peace with Change

Hi Dear Friends!

Change –  you either love it or fear it, but its going to happen. The angels remind us to embrace it as a gift, and I share some thoughts on how to do so more easily.

Love you all!

♥ Ann

Message from the Angels

My dear friends, we love you so very much,

Take a breath while we embrace you with our love. Release your tensions, fears, upsets, anxieties and stress. Breathe in with us. Now release. The energy is circulating swiftly upon your planet. In many cases, it is bringing up old fears, old issues, and things you though you already dealt with at much deeper levels.

One of the greatest fears upon your planet is the fear of loss. "What if I lose my boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse? What if I lose my child? What if I lose my job? What if I lose my home? What if I lose my health? What if...?" These fears, based on the earthly world of illusion control you in many ways. Truth offers freedom.

There is absolutely nothing in this world of form that lasts forever. For many of you this brings up fear, yet the impermanence of form is one of God's greatest gifts to you.

Can you fathom living the same life, with the same possessions, under the same circumstances for eternity? You would go crazy with boredom for it is the nature of the soul to create. Can you imagine playing the same role, in the same persona, for eternity, never having the chance to start fresh and try on new perspectives? Can you imagine having to stay the same person to please the same people now and forevermore with no room to grow?

Dear ones, changes are what allows your spirit to expand into a greater awareness of your true nature. Through change you witness the many forms and faces of the Divine, for every living being, every inanimate object, every blade of grass, every mountain, every animal, is simply an embodiment of the One love. As you look into the mirrors of creation, you gain a greater awareness of the true Self within.

The windows into the Divine will change throughout your lives but the One behind them remains constant. People may come and go but the Divinity that animates them can never leave you. Things may come and go and yet the love that lives within each tiny subatomic particle, and the life-giving principle which arranges them can never leave you. The very love that animates all of creation is One, peering at you through countless eyes, made manifest in oceans, trees, breezes, mountains, and the smallest single-celled animals. In every thought and every breath there is only One love.

Your soul will feel great freedom if, instead of fearing change, you embrace it wholeheartedly. Trust that change is the result of your growth – individually and/or collectively. Trust that your changes, when embraced with love, ultimately lead to a more conscious and happier life.

  • People who no longer match your expanded awareness may leave or fall away from your life. Expect new, compatible people to be drawn to you.
  • Loved ones may die to their earthly forms. Expect their expanded spirits to work with you, guide you, and love you as you continue your journey here upon the earth.
  • Things may break. Expect new, better, more convenient things to be drawn into your life.
  • Jobs may come and go. Understand that you have outgrown them and you will be guided to better.

You will inevitably lose things, people, jobs, etc. You will gain and release money. You will have thoughts come and go, beliefs you espouse may change. Even who you think you are will both contract and expand throughout your life as you continue along a gradual path of awakening spiritual awareness.

Change is the nature of life in your three dimensional world. Instead of "hanging on" to the past, grieve if you feel sad, embrace the changes as best you can, and expect that – because of the expanding nature of your soul –  you will find even greater expressions of love working their way into your lives.

Change is inevitable. Love is the Constant.

When you fear loss, remind yourself:

"I can never lose the One that lives in all souls. I can never lose the Love that lives in creation. The forms may change, but the One Love I seek in all things and all beings, is and always will be mine to keep."

This truth, dear ones, will never change.

God Bless You! We love you so very much.

-- The Angels

Message from Ann...

Hi Everyone,

I have had so many changes in my life I can't count them. I moved across the country after college to get married. I gave up a lucrative engineering career to talk to angels. I moved away from my entire life when I figured out who I really was. I lost all but one friend.

Throughout my life these cycles of change have occurred time and again as I grew. I've seen this with clients and friends alike. One particularly common thing that happens as we grow is that people in our lives who are unwilling to grow with us and no longer compatible with who we've become can fall away.

When I learned boundaries, the ones that didn't have any got mad and left. When I grew into greater self-love, the folks that expected me to make up for their lack of it, fell away. When I grew into greater self-care, those that had demands upon my time got angry and left. I have come to humorously call these periods of intense growth and change, "Self Cleaning Cycles." As we grow, those things and people which no longer suit us naturally leave our lives.

I've written about this before. In late 2009 I had a strong urge to pray to live. Psychic friends called to see if I was "OK" even though I was in great health. Other friends mysteriously started checking my car tires and told me to get new ones. I did so. A few weeks later I had two very near miss, would-have-been-fatal car accidents, if something hadn't helped me veer suddenly out of harm's way. I was so unnerved I got a reading with Summer Bacon – a fantastic trance medium. I didn't say a word about what was going on.

"Congratulations," the angel boomed out through her voice! "Before you were born you decided you'd die before your 46th birthday but you've changed your mind and decided to live." I burst into tears. I knew it was true.

The following year, nearly every appliance in my house broke, a window shattered, the roof needed repair, and the list of repairs goes on and on. "What on earth is going on?" I asked the angels. "Your house thought you were going to die. The old vibrations are falling apart," they answered! Good lord, I intentionally put a stop to that!

Likewise as I've grown people have left my life, often dramatically. When I quit engineering a best friend angrily demanded that I explain, "how I could leave her," forgetting that I wasn't dying. When I used to teach Reiki classes, another friend always got uppity with me after a class, after my vibration had changed. In my thirties, one boyfriend left angrily telling me, "I was too much work," because I couldn't handle excuses. (That one still makes me giggle!) I know so many of you have gone through this too. We simply become vibrationally mismatched. It's "grow or go" here upon the earth... If you don't grow together, it can't last forever.

However something magical happened too. I made peace with change. Now I have delightful friends who grow with me. When someone occasionally leaves upset, I wish them well. I've made peace with loss (I still grieve) but it enables me to talk to people and pets much more quickly after they pass on. I made peace with the fact that cherished possessions sometimes break and even if I grumble a little about the inconvenience, I know I'll happily find new ones.

Change can be beautiful. Check out the stunning photo in this week's newsletter. My friend Joyce Bealer graciously allowed me to use it. She takes the most amazing pictures of nature's ever changing play of light, color, and texture. As she was showing me the stunning photos she took on a recent trip to New Zealand, she commented on how quickly the clouds, the water, and the light were changing into a myriad of indescribably beautiful forms. She captures ephemeral moments with an eye trained to witness the beauty in change. We can witness this too.

There are many times in my life where change brought me more joy than I ever dreamt possible. People left and I discovered in turning to God that I found a joy no one can ever take from me. The day the folks that originally live streamed me had computer issues was the day I was forced to figure out how to lives tream my gazes on Facebook... a change that brought me closer to so many of you in ways I couldn't have imagined.

Change, whether we think we want it or not, brings opportunity to seek the love beneath all things, and in so doing, we gain a strength and clarity that inevitably brings better and enriches our lives.

Here are some pointers to help you embrace change

1. Make a constant effort to enjoy your life now

Change will happen. Rather than fear it and mess up your present moment, squeeze the juice out of life right here and right now! Love and enjoy the people in your life now rather than fearing their loss. Enjoy your body now rather than fearing its decline. (Fear causes decline!) Enjoy the money you have now, with gratitude, knowing a mentality of abundance will keep it coming, even after temporary periods of lack.

I was once crying as I was hugging a friend who was going to leave. "I'm going to miss you." The angels got in my head, "You're missing him now! You're missing out on a moment of love!" OMG! So true. I quickly shifted to enjoy my remaining time with this person.

As you practice the art of enjoying what you can, right here and right now, you become aware that your happiness is a choice that is not dependent on external circumstances.

Loss will lose its ability to terrify you. You get to choose your joy, no matter what the outside world does.

2. Trust the journey

When change comes, embrace it as best you can. You may have to grieve. I have. You may resist and get angry. Been there. You may feel victimized. We all have fallen into that mentality at times.

However, as soon as you find a moment of peace, breathe, and remind yourself... "Trust everything. Earth is a school. Life is a dance. Change gives me opportunity to seek the greater love beneath it all."

If you lose a job remain confident the universe is guiding you to better. If you lose money, learn from it. If you lose a dear one from the earthly plane, remind yourself that you can continue the relationship with them.. it will just take an effort to create an expanded level of consciousness. You can do it. If you get diagnosed with and illness, assume your soul is calling you to greater life and well being. Start looking forward to the changes you will make as a result of, and beyond the illness. This has healed me many times.

Change is calling you to embrace a deeper understanding of life, love, and happiness. We were born to grow.

3. Bless your changes

Look back over your life at some of the bigger changes and see how they have caused you to grow, expand, and seek a more loving experience of life... even if you had great resistance at first. Bless those who catalyzed the change, even in the most unthinkable and ungraceful ways.

As well as your inspiring people, the difficult catalysts are also the spark plugs that get you going and growing.

If you wish, pray, "Dear God, I trust this change is in my path to help me see how I have grown or to catalyze my growth. Help me embrace it with trust and faith, knowing I am loved beyond measure, guided, and that your only desire is to reveal yourself to me in ever changing ways, in ever changing forms. Help me find and feel the love beneath it all."

Change can be scary or it can be exciting. It can create fears of doom and gloom or it can inspire a joyful sense of adventure and anticipation as we face the glorious unknown. After all, it is only in the unknown that we open ourselves to beautiful experiences that we, with our limited minds, could never even imagine.

Love you all!
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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