My dear friends, we love you so very much.
Life happens, dear ones, and you label it - good or bad, right or wrong, success or failure. In God's eyes there are only actions and reactions, choices and consequences. In God's eyes, everything no matter how unevolved is an attempt to move towards greater love. We know this is difficult to see at times in your human existence, and yet, if you can try to simply assume that everyone is attempting to seek and express love at some level of their being, then it is easier to forgive. It is easier not to react. It is easier to say, "Well they are growing and I can respect their journey." Dear ones, this is especially important now upon your earth, for everyone is being forced to grow, without exception, and many people are, in your human terms, resisting this growth and creating all sorts of chaos.
How you choose to view your life is up to you. Is something good or bad? How do you know? How can you say authoritatively, "This is horrible," when you do not have the bigger picture. God sees the infinite interactions and reactions to any given circumstance. For example, when many people leave the planet in a natural disaster, you say, "This is horrible! How can this be?" And yet from our perspective, dear ones, we are have a huge celebration - welcoming home so many souls back into the ever loving arms of God. From our perspective, we witness an outpouring of love and compassion from the world, often for the ones who have once been forgotten, who are now in the limelight. Suddenly labels such as "rich," "poor," etc. are gone and you realize you are all human beings. Compassion surges. Generosity abounds. This is the love we see coming to the surface.
Take a smaller example from everyday life. Someone snaps at you in anger. "How is this possibly a movement towards love?" you ask. Chances are likely that this individual has problems expressing themselves, or taking care of themselves. In their own, extremely unenlightened way, they are saying, "I am trying to express myself. I am trying to care about myself, albeit very awkwardly and often painfully." SO you see, there is love buried beneath it all.
Consider another example. Something you love breaks down. This is inconvenient, perhaps even expensive. Can you assume there is love beneath this? Perhaps God sees better for you and something more convenient. Perhaps God wants you to experience someone else's generosity so you can know you are loved? Perhaps you need to realize that you are abundant after all.
Dear ones, no matter how awkwardly it is expressed there is love beneath it all. It is your perspective that determines how you experience life. Can you try to adopt a perspective that says, "I will seek the love, believe in the love, and be the love?" While we know this is difficult and can't be achieved at all times, do your best. It will make your life, and your world, a much better place.
God bless you. We love you so very much.
–– The Angels
Message From Ann
I've been working on perspective a lot lately. Take the rudeness example the angels spoke of. Drivers on the road seem to be out to kill lately. I had one young lady run up against the back of my car so closely she was almost touching. I moved over to let her pass, and then she proceeded to zoom around me and several others on a two lane road in a way that I was praying wouldn't get her killed. I started to get irritated but instead prayed... "God, what is her deal?" Understanding always brings me compassion. "She's late to work and worried about losing her job," they said. "Well she could start a bit earlier!" I thought. "Haven't you woken up late in the past too?" they reminded me. Ah yes, compassion. We are not perfect. How can I expect anyone else to be if I am not. I prayed for this young lady to make it to work safely without harming anyone else on the way. The irritation was gone.
Also this week my old camera, which truly was one of my prized possessions, not for its value, but for the joy it gives me in sharing my photos with all of you, started to act up. It no longer focused correctly in all the modes. I started to grieve it but realized that I've been wanting one with more resolution anyway. Long story short, I have a new camera that not only does what the old one does, but has extra modes that are forcing me to learn more about photography... which I've wanted to do as well. A minor frustration has turned into a big blessing.
So this week when something would normally upset you, try to keep what I call open to a "kind mind"... everyone is just another human being doing their best, no matter how terrible the "best" they can do might be. I wouldn't get mad at a kindergärtner doing something when they don't know any better, so I strive to remain calm even when the adult "kindergärtners" are acting out. And when things don't look as I like, I do my best to expect the hidden blessings. It is, after all, a far kinder and gentler reality to live this way!
Have a great week,
Love and hugs