My dear friends, we love you so very much.
All growth is born out of desire. The seeds in the ground reach for the sun because they desire light. The cells in the body send signals to the brain because they desire nourishment. The roots of a tree grow far and wide seeking water. And you too dear ones, grow in greater understandings and love as you reach for the desires planted within your own hearts.
You can "survive" this human existence without much growth if you like. You can remain closed to new experiences, rest in an eternal comfort zone, and "get by." However, while there is nothing wrong at all with enjoying a period of dormancy - nature does the same - sooner or later, like the seed laying in the ground, you will desire growth, movement, and change. At first these desires will seem very exciting to you! They are God's whispers in your heart. "Try something new. Learn something. Open to a discussion you might not have had. Open your heart to a person you might have judged." Energy starts to flow through you as you simply acknowledge these inner urgings from God, the sunshine that beckons the seeds within you to sprout.
And then, all too often, human fears and conditioned responses begin to dampen your enthusiasm. You tell yourself, "I don't know how. I don't have time. I might get hurt. I can't love again. I can't fail again," and on you go, trying so hard to stay safe in that shell, while all the while your soul is bursting to grow. This type of stagnation is far different than dormancy. In dormant periods of life, you crave rest. It feels deep and wonderful. You are content in your inactivity, like a kitty sitting in a warm windowsill. However in periods of resistance, you feel edgy, discontent, desiring movement, and yet filled with reasons why you cannot create change. Resistance feels anxious, confining, and often painful.
So when there is a desire in your heart, acknowledge it, take the steps you know to take, and trust God to do the rest. Open your hearts to the new when you are guided. Open yourselves to life when the desires arise. The very shells you built to protect yourselves will eventually become confining as your spirit yearns to expand. Breathe life into your bodies, your minds, and your souls, by allowing the desires that arise naturally from within to guide you. Life is calling you.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
Last year I was content not to attempt any new projects. I had just finished over fourteen years of caring for my dear doggies and needed a year of rest. I wandered where my heart drew me, going to events where I basked in the light, spending time in nature, and doing my regular work of course. I had no desire to start anything new.
Suddenly all that has changed. I have HUGE desires. I am redoing my website and learning a new way to do it. I am preparing for my upcoming internet show... filming starts in just a few months! How exciting! After that I have plans for books, more photography projects, you name it! I feel like I have inhaled and can't take in enough air! I feel passionately inspired to live life in love and live more fully each day.
My bursts of inspiration, desire, passion, and activity, always follow my periods of dormancy. I used to joke that if I sat on the couch in the evenings for a few month's watching the Food Network, some new creative project was sure to follow. The idea for my first book came to me when Jesus appeared to me as I floated on a raft in my swimming pool. I spent a week laid up over the holidays and popped into heaven on New Year's eve.
So the trick to manifesting a happy life isn't to "force" yourself to do things when you have no natural desire to do so. The key is to listen to yourself - to rest when you are in need of rest, to take down time when that is what your soul is whispering, and then when the desires and urges to get things done hit you, go for it! No excuses.
I have plenty of excuses why filming my show this spring is inconvenient. My new website will not be done by them. I have a full client load, days of live-stream gazing that I wish to do, a springtime of flowers to enjoy, money has been spent elsewhere... etc. But when my heart said, "It is time," the excuses dropped away. Suddenly I woke up wanting to book flight and suddenly Southwest airlines offered their lowest fares of the season. I am so excited I can barely handle it. There is SO much work to be done, more than I have any idea how to do in the time I must do it. That doesn't matter. God's love is a mighty force driving me from within. God's love drives you too.
So if you are in a dormant phase, rest. But if you have desires in your heart, get going! Take the first step, if only a simply acknowledgement and a prayer to God asking what to do next. And then watch the waves of grace pour into your life, carrying you onto the shores of Love :)
Love you all!
Have a blessed week!