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Dealing With Challenges / Finding Love By Ann Albers &
Hi Dear Friends!
Life can be challenging... and yet love can be found even in the midst of our challenges. The angels talk about its every-present nature, and I'll share my experiences and some tips about how to find and feel love, even when it is tough.
Love you all!
Message From The Angels .....
My dear friends, we love you so very much,
Life, dear ones, will have its challenges. You spill your milk. The refrigerator breaks. You stub your toe, or more seriously lose a job or a loved one. Elements of your dream here upon the earth shift and change. The constant behind and beneath all things, however, is and always will be, love.
In even your deepest challenges you can find the frequency of love. If you have deep debt, you can love the food upon your table today. You can love the people in your life. You can love the blue sky and the scent of your spring flowers. If you have suffered a devastating loss of someone in your life, you can still find love in all of those who still surround you, in the arms of God in prayer and meditation and from your angels – and even your dearly departed loved ones – if you are willing to sit, breath, and receive. If you have pain, you can see love in your own heart's willingness to persevere.
The reason challenge and loss hurts so much is that it is perceived as a loss of love. In truth dear ones, love lives! Love lives in every challenge and every inconvenience. Love waits for you on the other side of every loss. Love lives beyond death. Love lives in every particle and manifestation of life. Love lives … inside of you.
You cannot ever lose love. You simply tune into it, or not.
It is all too human when you face challenge or loss to feel a loss of love. Your life has to change. You will have to work harder to find the frequency of love. It is easy to feel the energy of love when life flows smoothly. It takes more work to find it again amidst the chaos. It is easy to feel the frequency of love with a loved one, and much more difficult to find it if they leave. Nonetheless you can discover the One love anywhere, indeed everywhere, even when you feel challenged, hurt, or abandoned. Love will never leave you. It cannot.
Suppose your car breaks and you have to wait all day for the repair. Perhaps love can be found in the form of a kind person to speak with while you wait, or from inspiration that comes while reading that book you've been putting off.
Perhaps the love will appear in the form of having to decline other commitments that you didn't really want to do anyway. Maybe love appears because your car broke down in a safe place and your life was spared due to the repair... Maybe love appears within your own heart as you realize that there is a purpose to all things.
Suppose you lose a loved one. Maybe this is the point in your soul’s eternal evolution where you are going to learn to make contact across the “veil” and once and for all banish the notion of death being the end. Maybe it is a time when you will grieve deeply and be inspired to do great good in the world as a result of the human tragedy. Maybe it is your soul’s time to learn to love yourself instead of always caring for others. Even in spite of the grief and pain, love is waiting to be revealed and to heal you.
In all things, dear one, there is love. Even in your human challenges, love is waiting to be revealed. Allow yourself your very human feelings first. Love yourself through them.
Then, ask a potentially life changing question,"Love, how are you trying to reveal yourself more deeply in my life as a result of this challenge?
Dear ones, love waits for you to discover its Presence. It is an energy frequency that you can find no matter what life presents. Look for love in easy times and, especially, in your challenging times. "Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened." Look for love, and your life will be an experience of love no matter what the outer world presents.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
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Message From Ann .....
In my deepest challenges, I have found my greatest strength. When I was an engineer in a small group years ago the work was challenging, but manageable. When I was promoted to systems engineer coordinating the 777 airplane displays program between Honeywell and Boeing, that stretched me!
I learned to lead. I learned to juggle various people’s needs. I learned to withstand harsh criticism and judgment and still do the right thing, rather than being a people pleaser. I learned a physical and emotional fortitude I didn’t know I had. By the time I finally heard the voices telling me to turn in my resignation, although I was scared, I knew I could handle the unknown.
When an angry, jealous, yet powerful soul hurled spiritual and physical attacks my way several years ago I learned to love even those who hate me… and learned that in that kind of soul love, no darkness could penetrate my loving energy. It was a victory for my soul.
When I faced life threatening physical issues, I learned the power of the mind, and to treasure this gift of life.
When people I loved turned on me, betrayed me, maligned my character, and/or left me, I learned to turn to the One Source of Love and to find strength in knowing and loving who I am. It gave me the courage to love beyond illusions.
The challenges in life are not there to hurt us.
They are there to reveal the areas where we are already hurt and feel disconnected with love so we can find our way back to truth and wholeness. If we can see them that way, good will always result.
Even my broken toe is a gift. I’m being forced to slow down and realign my posture which has been off for years! I’ve prayed about this. The angels kept telling me it would take me slowing down, walking consciously, and focusing. Well I didn’t. And now, with the broken toe, I am. Since I used mind power and energy to get rid of the throbbing right after I broke it, it serves its purpose well without undue pain. If I remain slow and focused there is no pain. If I walk off kilter, it hurts. It is yet one more blessing in disguise.
So while I’m certainly working to create through greater joy, challenges still happen, and good will always come.
Love, no matter how long it takes, always wins... if we let it.
Here are some pointers to navigate life's challenges and get to the love...
1. Mine for gold….
Veins of gold grow in hard rocks, and veins of love grow in tough life situations. Don’t ask, “Why me? Why now?” instead ask, “How can I bring love into this right here and right now? What good can come from this?” Refer to the newsletter on turning challenges into opportunities.
2. Resist the urge to play victim... and remember you’re a student
This one is tough, but you can do it! First go ahead and allow yourself some very human reactions. Feel your frustration, fear, anger, or upset, then ask for what you really want - comfort, kindness, help, assistance.
Then, after blowing off steam, crying, venting, or doing what you need to do to be human, remind yourself that you are a powerful creator. The challenges in your life are only here to help you find something stronger, better, more abundant, or more loving inside of yourself. They lead you to a greater truth. What can you learn?
As the angels instructed us this week, ask a potentially life changing question,"Love, how are you trying to reveal yourself more deeply in my life as a result of this challenge?
3. Face the challenge head on
We’re wired to fight or flight when challenged. It is in our biology. You will have those twinges. But before you withdraw, fight back, give up, snap in anger, or do any of the other fight/flight behaviors, take a deep breath.
Spend several minutes breathing slowly and deeply to calm the nervous system. Tell yourself, “This challenge is here for a reason. I am not and never will be alone. I am working with the creator of universes and a band of angels. We can handle this even if I don’t yet know how. This could be the best thing that ever happened…"
Then, as the angels always suggest, imagine and feel your desired outcome, do what you know to do, and wait for further guidance.
I honestly don’t enjoy the unexpected challenges in my life any more than the next person :) Nonetheless in every unexpected or tough circumstance there is a gift waiting to be acknowledged – perhaps we can grow stronger, happier, better, and above all, more loving to ourselves and others. Suddenly the challenges aren't so challenging after all.
Love you all!
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Being Grateful - No Matter What! By Shanta Gabriel &
For this week, the message from Archangel Gabriel is reminding us about the transformative power of Gratitude.
Shanta's Message .....
With all that is going on in the world and in our lives, it is easy to get disgruntled. Sometimes it is easier to let our thoughts go into the negative channels, where we seem to have a habitual groove, and ruminate on how bad things seem to be.
It takes discipline and effort to switch to a different channel where we can look from a higher perspective with more gratitude. When we do this, it can take us directly into our hearts, and then from our heart's intelligence we are able to create from a more resourceful place.
Gratitude is the attitude that gives us the inspiration we need so we can feel more love and appreciation for our lives. That is because Gratitude is a powerful energy surge that raises our vibrational frequencies to the level where we can see beyond the immediate appearance of disharmony to the truth of the dynamic force of the Divine working in our lives.
This expansive presence of Pure Potential can work with us to create a life that is more in keeping with what we want to experience. It responds to our thoughts and feelings directly. In the new energy system in which we are living, we have clear choices about how we want to live.
At this time of heightened energy frequencies, we have been given a blank slate where we can formulate our lives. We do this by asking the Universe to work through us so we can be in alignment with the highest wisdom of our Soul.
Though this may sound simple, because of our habitual ways of thinking, it takes an extreme focus of attention on what we truly want to experience instead of what we don't like about ourselves and the lives we are living.
Our focus of attention is a powerful tool, simple but not easy; empowering or disabling, according to the magnetic energy we are projecting into the fields around us. Physics tells us that we have a field of unlimited potential waiting for us to seed our futures.
The magnetic energy of our thoughts and feelings is the seed that creates attraction to a different experience. That is why keeping our energy frequencies as uplifted as possible makes such a difference in what we are experiencing in life.
When there is nothing else we can think of to do, being grateful can be the key that turns the tides of our feelings into the channels of new life and Wellbeing. It is an amazing and powerful tool just waiting for us to put it into action. With this simple tool you can transform your world as you become more grateful for all that you already have in your life and what is being offered to you from All That Is.
Consider how fortunate you truly are, how much Beauty there is in the world, and open up to new feelings of Gratitude and Wellbeing. Just like a dial on a radio, changing the channel to the one that beams out Harmony, Joy and Love will gift you with a totally new perspective.
Then naturally your magnetic field will radiate more of those good vibes, and through the Law of Attraction, your life will begin to make some big changes. That is just the way it works.
Thank you for this life I have been given in which to explore, grow and share my gifts. Please work through every aspect of my life today, bless all that I do and say. Help me to be a blessing in every way.
Thank you for assisting me to see the Beauty all around me and receive the Grace that is being offered to me at this time. May I bring my Soul’s gifts into my physical reality and use them to be a greater blessing to the world.
Thank you for empowering the Love in my heart to shine into every area of my life and bring it into greater alignment with the highest wisdom of my Soul, now and always. Thank you God, and so it is.
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Archangel Gabriel's Message .....
You have so much to be grateful for. At times it may feel as though life is hard, and yet if you can pull back from its drama, you will see how fortunate you truly are. Even the lessons you are now going through are a blessing.
Though it may feel as if you don't have enough — whether it's time, money, health, or love — you actually have been blessed with a tremendous gift. That gift is your life. A physical body is a wondrous blessing.
Take time to observe the miraculous occurrences in your body. It is a miracle that messages are transmitted from your brain so there is movement in different parts of your body. It is a miracle that you don't have to tell your heart to beat or your stomach to digest. The physical body is a constant source of awe when you consider it a gift from God.
You are to use this body to learn your lessons in life and to help bring Heaven to Earth. You are here to create a better world for all. You are here to learn to find peace and harmony within yourself so all people on earth may experience this. One person finding inner peace helps to bring Peace to the entire world.
You are a part of a wondrous Presence in whom you live, move and have your being. Divinity exists beneath all your tumultuous thoughts, and between your breaths. You are here to remember this fact, and to live in this awareness at all times. This Presence is constantly giving, and you can consistently receive the blessings available by focusing your attention on the truth of who you are. You can know that whatever situation is occurring in your life, or in the world, God is in the midst of it all.
Be grateful for this gift of Universal Presence within you. Be grateful for your body and for the lessons you are learning which assist your spiritual progress. Take the time to see the beauty in nature — a flower, tree or bird — and be grateful for the beauty of the Divine there and within all things.
Be grateful for the presence of the Angels in your life. These messengers from God are a powerful force for Love and Wisdom in your world. You can call upon them at any moment, and their assistance is available for you. This is a supreme gift.
And be grateful for all that you are. You are a spark of Divine Light radiating God's Presence on the earth. You are God’s Love expressing to others. You are God’s Wisdom remembering the truth of Divine Order in every situation. You are so much more than what you seem. Remember the expansiveness of your true nature, and be grateful.
Your gratitude opens the floodgates for Heaven's blessings. Gratitude creates an energy that beckons Good into your life. When you are grateful, you feel more peaceful and more fulfilled. It is easier to remember that God is within all people and situations. And you can begin to be a witness rather than being embroiled in life's dramas.
You hold the key to Peace on earth. As you gratefully focus on the truth of your Divine Nature, remember your message from Archangel Gabriel today:
for Archangel Gabriel
June 9, 2019
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Channeled by Melanie Beckler
At this time, allow your breath to become your conscious point of focus as you begin to shift your awareness within.
I ask that we each be surrounded with our teams of Guides, Angels and Ascended Masters of the highest Christed light and love. Enter into this present space. Lift our frequency. Support us in tuning into your clear guidance and to whatever will most serve now.
Greetings from Metatron, Michael and indeed, the fully awakened divine presence of your soul – We greet you in this moment now to support you in lifting consciously, expanding and opening to tune into a greater level of your soul light, your Divine I Am truth… Your individualized expression of Divine, and then anchoring this, centering this within your physical being in your present time to progress forward, to create a quantum leap on your journey of embodiment.
And so, let yourself consciously relax. Begin by relaxing your mind, letting your mind find a point of still and calm where you’re able to simply receive the blessing, the guidance, and the insight available to you now with clarity and precision.
It is if your mind is becoming a clear mountain lake, perfectly still, perfectly calm, incredibly clear, perfectly reflecting its surroundings.
And so, in this moment now, your mind becomes the perfect reflection for the light of the higher realms, the love of the divine and the presence of your soul within and all around you now.
To support yourself in quieting your mind, let yourself simply observe thought as it arises. Observe the thoughts that appear from your mind, and let each thought be an invitation into the space between your thoughts.
And as your mind quiets and you tune into this Divine space within and around, a blissful, peaceful, incredible feeling rises up from within you.
It rises up from within your core, for the stillness creates the space for you to directly perceive and access your Divine Core, your Divine I Am Core, manifest as light shining within your open heart, your clear mind, your divinely aligned will center in your abdomen.
At this time, all the chakras of your physical body are united as one pillar of Divine I Am presence of crystalline ascension light and love.
Visualize this core of light vibrantly shining within you and as you actively imagine the light within, visualize it growing in radiance, shining more brightly.
Through this, you call more light in. So, through your visualization, imagination or just feeling the energy and tuning in through your awareness, the light at your core begins to shine brighter. It is illuminated.
The quality of energy opens up for you to consciously enter in, so you now perceive the golden light all around you. Like you're standing in a sunbeam, it warms, lightens, illuminates your divine truth.
Lift in the light now. Expand in the Divine Light Frequency. You might imagine or sense or perceive or feel and experience the Sun. The Sun shining down upon you, the Sun receiving direct from Source, the Infinite, the codes of awakening, the frequencies and energies, the blessings which will most serve you in this moment now. That will most serve you on your path of awakening, and on your path of soul embodiment.
And so, from the Infinite Mind of God, the Light of Source, from Spirit, the Sun now shines brighter upon you, so you are now receiving all the blessings, all the love, all the light, all the frequency, the activations that will most serve you and in a sunbeam, a pillar of light.
These blessings shine down upon you. Receive the blessings of light flowing down in through the top of your head and into your mind.
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Feel yourself receiving the light in the center of your brain, the light illuminating your pineal and pituitary glands, your “Cave of Christos”. The light illuminating your mind's eye, activating this center of higher perception.
Become aware of an orb of golden light now all around your mind, around your head, around your third eye.
The golden light blessing, unlocking, awakening your higher perception and paving the way for a more complete embodiment of your soul light within your physical form.
Feel this light now continue to travel down, remembering that you are receiving a great influx, a great surge of light direct from Source, broadcast through the Great Central Sun, broadcast through your Sun and shining down upon you now – this inner light lighting up your core, flowing into your mind, into your throat, and opening, activating, blessing and into your heart.
Let your heart light up. Let the golden light completely surround your heart center, bringing balance, harmony and blissful peace to your entire being. Let your heart awaken to a new level. The doors opening, the light expanding out, brilliantly shining like the light of a Divine Sun, the Divine I Am Presence shining, pulsing, glowing within your heart and all around.
Feel the light flowing into your divine will center, your upper abdomen, glowing with light.
Now allow the light to travel down into your sacral, your root, flowing into your hips and legs and feet. Feel your entire body glowing with light, the light of the sun, the light of the Divine, the light of Source.
Let this light shine, open up, and expand around you.
Your every cell is glowing with light.
Your mental body calm and clearly reflecting the incredible light within and around. Your emotional body lighting up with joy, peace and harmony.
This core of light expanding out like a doorway opening for the highest embodiment of your Soul and your Highest Divine Self to step through, to anchor, to embody through you in the physical, in this moment now.
Clear mind, awakened open heart, vibrantly shining and focused will, a willingness to allow your highest divine presence to now anchor through you.
This may feel like a tingling sensation all around you. Your core column of light, your Divine I Am presence growing, expanding.
You may perceive yourself becoming very tall. Lift up, open, expand to receive and embody, sense and know the truth of your Divine I Am Essence.
Your individualized Divine Expression lighting up your core, lighting up your energy body, flowing forth blessings all around you, for you are coming into perfect crystalline resonance with divine love.
And through this resonance, you’re able to now receive effortlessly, the blessings, the recalibration, the rejuvenation, the activation and initiation available to you now, receiving the direct firsthand experience of your Divine I Am shining within your core, embodied… Who you are.
Your soul now shines forth a quality which is your highest level of focus now, the divine quality you are anchoring through your individualized expression. There, of course, are many, but let yourself become aware of one now, one divine quality.
Allow this Divine Soul Quality … this word, sound, color, the pattern of energy circulate through your being, dislodging and releasing the patterns of illusion and distortion, fear and insecurity, tension and trauma out of alignment with your embodiment, with your becoming an individualized expression of Divine.
You may become aware of the energy beginning to spiral around you, the sacred geometric container of the Merkaba, Metatron’s cube spirals around you faster and faster, assisting you in letting go, releasing, clearing out the judgments, fears and distortions, so that your radiance can clearly shine through.
Your clear, bright energy field, the radiance of light in your aura, clear mind, open heart, willingness to embody the Divine I Am, the individualized crystalline expression of the Infinite, of All That Is, of Source, of God… Receiving from the Sun, from the Great Central Sun, from the Divine I Am, a blessing – opening your ascension column, activating you as a divine pillar of light.
Your divine I Am core, your ascension pillar links all the way up, spanning all the way up into Source light, Infinite, and is flowing all the way down through the higher dimensions into the physical realm, into your life, into your body, into your radiance and grounding all the way down through the crystalline grid, to the light at the crystalline core of the earth.
You are this Divine I Am pillar of light. You are blessed. And understand that through receiving these blessings, your quality of energy, the resonance of your aura changes, for you are crystalline and so, you hold this template of divine love through your willingness to embody all that you are, through your willingness to embody your soul truth, through the openness in your heart and the clarity in your mind.
You are the Divine I Am, crystallized through your personal, individualized, physical and multidimensional expression. You are lifted, supported, cleansed, blessed and so loved.
And with your focus and your intention… To let your light open up and shine more brightly, more radiantly, spanning, flowing out into every area of your life, touching all those who you encounter, creating ripples of positive energy, of crystalline divine coherence across the globe, serving through your willingness to love, to shine, to be the Divine I Am, embodied.’
We love you. We bless you. And we invite you now to ground this incredible energy and frequency into your mind, into your heart, into your will center, into the earth…
Consciously returning awareness now to your present point in time, recharged, refreshed, and ready to step forward in perfect resonance with the love, truth, peace, harmony, divine soul quality, your divine soul light, Divine I Am expressed through your every word, action, intention, moment through being, embodying, shining in coherence with the truth you are, remembering your direct link to the earth and to the infinite, open heart, clear mind, willing.
And so, it is… Thank you…
Free audio download of Melanie's message - https://www.ask-angels.com/free-angel-messages/soul-alignment/
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