My dear friends, we love you so very much,
Celebrate the fact that you are alive. You didn't have to be here upon the earth. You didn't have to stay. You chose life and you chose this school called earth. You bravely chose to embark upon a miraculous journey of learning about the depth and breadth of the love from which you are made. Here upon the earth you can learn to love more deeply than anywhere else in the cosmos because, in truth, it is most challenging.
Upon your earth, it is easy to forget that you are all made from the same love. You are all created with the same sense of reverence. You are all welcomed home with the same tenderness at the end of your lives, and simply asked one question, "What have you learned?" You stand in the light and love of the Divine after this life and view your words and deeds relative to that love. You know instantly where your heart was open and where you might have done better, but you are not judged. You are loved. Your life is illuminated by truth and you have opportunity to learn.
So while you are upon the earth, strive not to judge yourselves. Strive instead, when you feel you could have done better in any given situation, to simply ask yourself, "What have I learned? What could I have done better? How might I be more true to my own heart, while being lovingly kind and honest with others?" Judgment serves no purpose. In our eyes there is not right and wrong, good and bad. There are only loving and unloving behaviors, lessons learned, and lessons missed. We see even the most unloving behaviors as simply the misunderstandings of a soul striving to find the light in a very unevolved fashion. Would you say a child is wrong for their mistakes, or would you simply help them learn? Would you call this child bad because they don't know any better, or would you kindly help them see a better way to behave. The angels and God, guide you, always, through love. We cannot judge you because we know who you really are. We know what you are striving to experience, no matter how that is expressed.
So dear ones, stop judging yourselves. Stop criticizing yourselves. Stop making yourselves wrong for so-called "mistakes" and "flaws" and simply make a commitment to treat yourself with kindness. Congratulate yourselves for what you have learned. In this fashion you will grow kindly, gently, gracefully... in love.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
The angels worked with me for years, and still do, to help me catch myself in even the slightest self-criticisms. It is fine to acknowledge when we can do better, be better, look better, or act better, but we can make those decisions, without beating ourselves up, judging and criticizing ourselves.
Every time I teach "Magical Self Love" I make mistakes either in or before the class, and am challenged to not feel stupid about them. The first time I taught the class, I asked the audience to share their worst "flaw" or "self criticism." A woman in the front raised her hand. As I went to give her the microphone, I slid down four stairs and landed on my back, then popped up laughing. I had no clue why it was funny. Rather than running in embarrassment, changing the topic, or apologizing profusely, I continued on with the class. This wonderful woman looked at me strangely and said, "That's odd. I was going to tell you my worst flaw was that I'm uncoordinated!" We howled with laughter. I could have judged myself and not even given her the chance to share. Instead, because I had learned to trust in the perfection and love beneath all things - that perfection and love was revealed!
When I filmed the "Magical Self Love" series, my face broke out the night before! I knew as soon as I woke up and saw myself, that this was all about me knowing who and what I really was and getting over any silly small concepts of self... which was exactly what I was teaching! Those breakouts had a purpose and a mission! They forced me to walk my talk! Probably because I embraced them rather than judging, by some technological miracle, the editing process managed to make them disappear. There is perfection in all things. All things are trying to lead you back to love.
There have been times when, quite unconsciously, I've said things that weren't meant to hurt, but did hurt people. Instead of beating myself up, I apologized, learned from them, and became more sensitive with my words. The angels won't let me indulge in self-criticism. They ask me only to learn.
So this week, try to love yourself rather than judge. If you want to change something about yourself, that's fine, but do so with love. I've had women in my workshops lose weight when they stopped criticizing themselves and instead chose to love themselves as is. I've had physical conditions heal when I sent them love and thanked them for teaching me. I've seen people suddenly find they had talents they couldn't believe when they stopped putting themselves down and simply made the commitment to try.
We are all perfect as is, even as we grow into a greater awareness of the beautiful light that we are! As the angels remind us... the acorn is perfect even as it grows into the oak! We are too.
I love you all! Have a blessed week.