My dear friends, we love you so very much.
As you examine your lives, realize that each and every action has merit. Each and every word you utter can be uttered with love and consciousness, or uttered carelessly. Like the leaves drift on the wind to land in places the tree may never see, so too your words, deeds, and actions will land in various ways that you cannot imagine. Send beauty out into the world dear friends. Send love.
It is not the scale of your actions that is measured when you look back on your life, but rather the authenticity with which you act. If you give huge sums of money and yet hate your neighbor, you are missing an opportunity for love. If you teach the masses, and yet forget to live in balance, you are missing the point of your own life. If you serve your family tirelessly and yet do not give yourself the courtesy of some care as well, there is no balance.
Dear ones, include yourselves and your own hearts in the equation of life. Realize that a simple act done with love is grander than a public display done for other reasons. Do not judge your lives by their scale but rather by their sincerity. For the smallest act, done with great love and sincerity is greater than the most magnificent sum of money donated to the masses if not given with a sincere heart.
This week take time to acknowledge yourself for the "small" acts of love and kindness that you perform, often without ever taking time to acknowledge yourselves. And then ponder, imagine, the ripple effect of that one action as it spirals out into the world. You may never truly know the gifts you have given until you are able to witness them through the eyes of God.
God bless you! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
By the time everyone receives this newsletter Celebrate Your Life will be almost over and I'll be celebrating the season of fall once again. Soups, hikes in the woods, and times with friends are just as important to me as the large conferences. The scale of what we do is never as important as the authenticity we bring to each task. For the last several weeks my heart and soul have been focused on the conference. Now I will be focused on my soups.
The angels say that as humans we have a tendency to think more is better. And yet serving one person is equally as important as serving the masses. The ripple effects of our lives will never be known to us until we look back after our death. I have seen this so many times. Someone had to give Martin Luther King's mother strength and inspiration so she could pass that one to her son, and yet how many of us remember her name, or the ones that supported her? Putting your heart and soul and love into cooking a pot of soup to share with friends is just as important as working in a soup kitchen... IF it is done with love. And while this is a difficult thing to grasp since we have all been raised to believe that certain activities have more merit than others, the angel contend, that the love we bring to each task is what lasts in our minds and hearts far more than what we actually accomplished. If everyone would do what is authentically in their hearts we would have no more starving or homeless people, nor would we have people starving for love or feeling far away from their home in heaven.
So never judge your life by the scale of what you accomplish. Instead look at the love you bring to each task. The smile you offer to a stranger may give them the strength they need to keep going today. The love you put in your dinner may be what your family needs to find comfort. The pray you pray in silence for a hurting soul half way across the world will send legions of angels to assist them. And by all means if you are given inspiration to do so, donate your time, money, and/or talent to those in need. Whatever you do - the angels say, do it with love, and from the authentic guidance in your heart, for this is done with the hand of God guiding you.
Have a wonderful week.