My dear friends, we love you so very much.
God, dear ones, celebrates each and every act of love upon your earth as if it were the greatest and most noble of deeds. Whether you are building schools, feeding the hungry, sheltering the poor, or opening the door for a person struggling with their groceries, your choice to be loving matters in the eyes of God. Be it great or small in appearance, all acts of love are great in the eyes of God. All matter. All make a huge difference in the consciousness upon your earth.
Do not compare yourselves with others, because it is not the scale of your deeds that is a measure of your success at the end of your life, but rather the love and authenticity with which you lived each day. You may never think you "make a difference" and yet perhaps someone spoke to you in anger yesterday and you chose instead of retaliation and reaction, to take a breath, to realize this person is obviously hurting, and to respond with firm calm or kindness. Such decisions to add more light to your world bring the angels to tears, dear ones. They are beautiful beyond compare.
When you assist a child, smile at a stranger, choose to be kind to yourselves, forgive someone who knows not what they do, take the time to take care of yourself, take the time to care for another, take the time to pet the dog, appreciate the rose upon the vine, to cook your food with love, to make your bed with gratitude, dear ones, these actions although "small" in the eyes of the human mind, are certainly grand in the eyes of God.
Sometimes the very smallest acts of kindness you perform are those you will find most meaningful at the end of your lives, for you can never ever know the ripple effect of these actions. Humanity, dear ones, is one family. And when you are kind and loving to yourself and another, your energy is like a drop of beautiful coloring seeping into a sea of clear water, tinting the entire consciousness of humanity with greater love.
Give yourselves credit dear friends, for all of you, every day, perform countless acts of love. You forget these "small" things. You don't always give them much significance, and yet every act of love and kindness, be it to self or another, is a great and noble deed in the eyes of God.
God bless you! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
I am in one of those phases in life where outwardly it does not appear I am contributing as much as I have done in the past. I'm not teaching as much. i'm not writing, I'm not recording CDs. I'm working, teaching one class, helping promote my friends, and really focused on domestic bliss lately. And I love it! It is authentically what is in my heart right now. I know it is adding more light to the planet.
In this space I find myself intensely more present to myself and the world around me. I find I am aware more about what is going on and I am more connected with my guidance. I have more of those "angel" moments where I'm called to serve in the "small" ways and may never know the result. One happened just last week.
I was at the gas station and witnessed a young couple with a child having a horrible argument. I couldn't hear the words but the hateful, hurtful tone of voice was obvious. The man stormed into the store with his child and the woman stayed out and cried. Normally I would not have gotten involved. However, I went in the store to pay, and surprise to me, I felt the energy of God reaching through me, opening my mouth and heard myself saying to the man, "Your daughter is a beautiful little angel. You must love her very much." He calmed down and looked at her and I felt him start to notice that she was there, soaking all this up, and in need of greater kindness. He simply said, "Thank you."
I thought I was done, but when I went outside, the invisible force that I allow through pulled me to the young woman. I heard myself say, "You need a hug," and walked up to a total stranger, and held her for a moment in God's arms, through my arms, and gently said, "God loves you. Hang in there." I saw her rage melt into tears, as I walked away.
I will never know the goodness that comes from such actions. I simply listen, and act without hesitation. Such actions are possible only when I am authentically living in love with my own life, choosing to be the person I want to be in this phase of life. If I were burning myself out doing things I do not want to do now, I would have avoided those two like the plague. However, coming from a full cup, I can allow God to simply move me. It is not even a matter of 'hearing' guidance, but simply being willing to allow the loving impulses to direct my life.
As you all know, I promoted Robin Miller's recent concert like crazy. I was simply impulsed to help. And I never knew the gifts I would receive once there. I didn't do it for anything in return nor did I do it for financial gain. I did it because God put it in my heart. Surprise to me, I got to spend two hours floating in total Oneness. As the music played I shut my eyes and was transported beyond thought, beyond mind, beyond any notion of myself as "Ann" into the realms of the angels where waves of love and bliss washed through my being. Even my body received great rejuvenation in this space of God's heart. Who knew?
When we act out of the loving impulses in our heart, because we are simply drawn to do so, the love itself is the reward. We may never know how we impact the world, or whose lives we touch, and yet that doesn't matter, because we are here to live our own lives, be the loving beings that we are, and then trust that God will direct us as needed to be in service to the world. Whether we judge it great or small doesn't matter. I have heard, seen, and felt the tears of the angels as they are moved beyond measure by even the smallest shift in a human heart. We do matter so much. I think it is time for all of us to really see and own that, and to stop pretending we are anything less.
Love and joy! Have a great week,