Dream Stealing. You Can’t Do THAT.

be what you WANT to be NOT what others want to see

Think back to a time in your life when you had the greatest-ever aspiration to do or become something.  You could hardly think of anything else.  Your heart and mind were positive this new pursuit would be your ultimate fulfillment!  This desire was so all consuming, it’s all you could think about, read about and talk about!  You couldn’t wait to share your joy with those closest to you.

Now think back to a time in your life when you enthusiastically shared this news with someone important to you and with a pair of folded arms and one raised eyebrow, that person rebuffed your glorious dream.  How did it feel?  Were you crushed?  Were you sad?  Did it make you feel stupid and small?  And worse, did it cause you do rethink or even abandon your dream?

More often than not lately, I’ve been witnessing the eye rolls, raised eyebrows, folded arms, sideways glances and the audible “Hmphs” from people who seem to get a thrill out of doubting, then scoffing at another person’s dreams.

Frankly, my first reaction is hurt.  My second reaction is anger.  My third reaction is frustration.  Who do we think we are sitting in judgement of another person’s dreams and ambitions?  Why do we often think we are have the right to be self appointed authorities on what others aspire to have or be?

I’ll never forget going into my first Academic Adviser appointment as a college Freshman.  I was nervous, but excited to talk about what steps to take to realize my dream of becoming a professional journalist.  She looked through my records for exactly two minutes, then looked at me and smugly said, “You can’t do that. Your grades in English aren’t good.  Journalism is the hardest field to get into.  You will never ever be a journalist.  Pick something else.”

(Never mind that I’ve written from my heart since the age of eleven.)  She didn’t even ask me why I wanted to pursue this and worse, she dismissed any question I had with regard to my dream.  I walked out of that office heart-sick and with a suggested course schedule that included only one basic English course.

I wish I could say that I didn’t listen to her advice but I did.  I floundered during the first years of college for many reasons, but having this rug pulled out from me confused me so much, I didn’t know what I was supposed to be striving for.  In fact, I was so embarrassed by my dream and her reaction to it, that I never mentioned it again to anyone.  I didn’t even tell my parents what she’d said.  I didn’t want to risk being made fun of again.

Five hundred years later at age fifty, here I sit.  I may not be the world’s greatest writer, but I know my written words have touched countless people. I often wonder what life might have been like had that woman embraced my dream of being a journalist and tried to help me formulate a plan over what she actually did, which was steer a young, impressionable girl in a very wrong direction.

I know there are those who will say that the greatest thinkers and doers in the world were all surrounded by doubters once upon a time and that they persevered and succeeded any way.  In fact, there are those who succeeded in order to prove the doubters wrong.  I get that.  It’s not really what my point is here, however.

My point is that life is hard enough.  We shouldn’t be sitting in judgement of another person’s hopes and dreams and aspirations. I believe it’s actually sinful to dampen another person’s spirit with unspoken, yet very demonstrative judgement.

I just have to wonder how different this world might be if we choose to encourage one another’s dreams over anything else.  What if it were law to cultivate the spirit of compassion and to foster support for one another?

Oh wait.  I think it sort of is!

Matthew 7:12:

“Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.”

Matthew 7:1-5

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

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DREAM STEALING

An Angel Reminder:  You can’t do that!

Let’s say someone starts to write a screenplay, gets very excited, and shares the enthusiasm with a friend.  This person informs them that at least 43,000 scripts are registered each year and maybe eight get made, and besides, who are they to think that they can write a good script? What a waste of time!  This is an example of the crime of dream stealing.  In certain native cultures, one of the worst offenses is dream stealing, which is punishable by banishment from your tribe.  Many of us have had the water of our dreams poisoned so often we may unconsciously do it to others.  The angels drop their heads when they hear a dream stolen.  So what if someone’s script never gets picked up and the writer doesn’t make a dime?  Simply following through on the dream spells success in the eyes of the angels, and many blessing will follow. 

The angels remind us that enthusiasm comes from the Greek, “en-theos”: to be filled with God.  Let the dreamers dream!

Next time someone comes to you with their heartfelt dream, listen and bless them without judgement or comment.  We too often listen to ideas in the context of how much money they will make or cost and how realistic they are.  You never know, the eccentric friend telling you of the spaceship they are designing may surprise us all and end up saving the world.  If you are cutting short someone’s enthusiasm, think about how you are taking God out of their life.

An Angelic Reflection:  I welcome enthusiasm as divine inspiration, and I am careful not to burst anyone’s bubble.

Angel Courage by: Terry Lynn Taylor and Mary Beth Crain, © 1999, Harper Collins

From the Angels

Freedom: The angels guide you to freely express your true thoughts and feelings with love.

You may feel trapped right now by life conditions. By drawing this card, the angels ask you to realize that you are the only jail keeper that ever surfaces in your own life. Whenever you realize that you have the power to be free, freedom follows. Everything that you do in your life is by choice, and you are free to choose again. Even prisoners are free to choose their thoughts so that they feel peace and happiness under any conditions.

The next time you begin a sentence with the words, “I have to ______,” please stop. Ask God and the angels to show you some alternatives. They will either help you complete the task from a loving mind-set so that you don’t feel trapped, or they will guide you to do something else that you will love.

Divine Timing: Pay attention to doors that are opening and shutting for you right now. Walk through doors that open, and learn from the doors that shut.

Your prayers are being answered; there is no doubt about that. However, everything operates according to the Universal Laws of Divine Timing. This means that certain pieces of the puzzle must first fall into place so that other parts can come to fruition. If you try to skip or rush certain pieces or parts, the whole plan will lack a solid foundation.

Don’t try to force open any doors that appear closed to you. Instead, ask your angels for guidance to see if the door closed because of negative expectations, or if it’s simply a sign of Divine Timing. Look for other doors that do open, and walk through them with faith and gratitude.

Serenity: You are moving into a time of greater inner peace and tranquility.

Peace of mind means feeling secure, and knowing that you’re always provided for. Even if your logical mind cannot fathom how a challenge could be resolved, peace of mind means that you trust that God will create a miraculous solution. This sort of faith is always warranted because faith is a key component in experiencing such miracles.

By drawing this card, the angels reassure you that peace of mind is within you. You can feel serene, even in the midst of great turmoil. It’s a mistake to think that you have to wait until your life is problem free before you can be happy and peaceful. The opposite is actually true. First, you work toward serenity, and then your life challenges lessen and disappear. Serenity is your natural state of mind, and the angels are now working with you to actualize this.

Dreams: Pay attention to your dreams right now. Keep a dream journal.

You are receiving important messages during your dreams. Sometimes you may wake up with the feeling that you have traveled or received instruction during your sleep. You wonder, Why can’t I remember my dreams? The messages and experiences of your dreams are never truly lost or forgotten. They are, instead, incorporated into your unconscious so that your higher self’s wisdom and love govern your actions.

You can more easily remember your dreams by writing whatever you recall immediately upon awakening. Just write any little bit you can remember, and the rest of the dream will unravel in your memory. Review your dream journal often, and look for patterns and themes. These recurrent dream issues signify messages that your higher self and the angels are trying to tell you.

Today’s Prayer:

Lord, we know what peace is. Peace is a mother
tenderly holding her child. Peace is a firm
handshake of trust between friends. Peace is
complete emotional security. Peace is living
unencumbered with a full sense of joy. Peace
is expressing Thanksgiving for concrete blessings.

For the peace gained from the love and memory
of spouses and children, we thank you ..

For the peace gained from the love and memory
of parents and grandparents, we thank you ..

For the peace gained from the kindness and
support of friends, we thank you ..

For the peace gained when the music of the
Gods is sung, we thank you ..

Peace is elusive. There are raging storms
in every life. Tragedy, grief, and pain will
visit everyone. Yet, each person’s life is
graced by moments and periods of
real happiness. For these episodes of
peace and joy .. past, present, & future,
we offer our deepest gratitude.

Help us to understand that peace must
be waged. We must resist the gun, the
bomb, “realistic politics,” unkind words,
personal betrayals, anger, depression,
despair, and rage. Give us the strength
to overcome these demons. Help us
maintain personal power within ourselves,
so we can pass this liberating power to others.

Give hope and courage to all who struggle
with debilitating illness, grief, and loneliness.
Help them to understand .. ALL chains WILL
be BROKEN.

SURSUM CORDA! Lift up your hearts!

QUI POTENS EST! God is great!

Amen

- John Devries

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Anxiety Doesn’t Keep God Mindful.

There are so many great devotionals being published on the Internet.  When I hit a lull in my day, I often flip open my mail and just pick something with a good title.  Most of the time it’s exactly what I most need to hear.

This morning I’m having a hard time getting my eyes open.  Sleep has not been my best friend this week.  For some reason, Charlie and I have formed a habit of eyes popping open at two in the morning and then lively conversation for the next hour or two.  I love the conversations in the dark where we talk about just about anything and everything-it’s a blessing.  It absolutely beats tossing and turning, analyzing life’s lessons.  (Not that I EVER do that-cough.)  However, sometimes the morning comes too soon for my taste.

Today’s blog is brought to you by bleary eyes and my perfectly appropriate mailbox!

Happy Sunday!!!

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A Good Gift from a Good God

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children. Genesis 50:20–21

Sometimes, as ridiculous as it is, we believe that worry gives us some measure of control. Or we believe anxiety keeps God mindful of our problem. We fear that without the pressure of our fear, He might forget what we want from Him.

But our anxiety and demanding prayers accomplish nothing. We fear giving up our fear because if we don’t worry, who will remember to care? If we don’t worry, would God decide we really aren’t concerned about the issue? If we don’t worry, are we giving up hope of God involving Himself in our world?

Cutting across all our stubborn reasons for remaining in our fear, Paul wrote, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13). God’s joy and peace are available to us as we trust Him; they are not the result of absolute guarantees about the outcomes of our worries. We have a choice: Will we trust Him and receive His joy and peace, or will we insist on seeking our joy and peace from resolved fears and changed circumstances?

The choice really is ours. We can hang onto our fears, insisting that until they are resolved, there is no way for us to enter into rest, or we can see those same fears as the door by which we can enter a rest far richer and sweeter than the rest that might arise from a tenuous arrangement of perfect circumstances. It is a rest that believes that a life without all the pieces in place, a life in which we do indeed suffer lack, is still a life to celebrate, a good gift from a good God.
By Sally Breedlove

©This devotion is excerpted from Guideposts: Women’s Devotional Bible.

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From The Angels:

Intention: Your intentions create your experiences. What do you intend to happen? Make sure that your thoughts and feelings reflect your true intentions.

By drawing this card, the angels ask you to take an inventory of your expectations. What do you expect to happen today, tomorrow, or in the future? These expectations are the seeds of your intentions. An intention means that you have set a goal and intend to achieve it.

Your intentions drive your experiences. The angels ask you to choose and infuse your intentions with love. See yourself and others as happy, successful, and peaceful. By holding these spiritually minded intentions, you help yourself and others. The angels can help you replace negative mental habits with more empowering thoughts, if you ask for their assistance.

Retreat: Spend some time alone in quiet thought. Clear your mind, and focus on your truth and priorities.

Are you pushing yourself too hard, beloved child of God? The angels remind us that rest is a natural cycle in every living thing. Think of the mighty oak tree that grows in spurts and then rests. It draws its nourishment from deep within the earth, and takes its time before growing upward again. Like the oak tree, it’s important for you to nourish yourself with spiritual and emotional “food.”

While you are resting, take time to reflect on your heart’s true feelings and desires. Your angels speak to you through your heart, and when you listen to and honor your feelings, you walk hand-in-hand with God and the angels. You will know that it is true Divine guidance, and not just your imagination or wishful thinking if it speaks of your desire to make a difference in the world.

Self-Acceptance: You are a perfect child of God, and every part of you is wonderful. Your angels guide you to let go of negative self-judgments and to enjoy being you!

“You are much too hard on yourself,” your angels say to you through this card. Although you enjoy having high standards, it’s important to view yourself through loving eyes. Berating yourself only makes your spirit sink. Self-improvement comes from a positive mind-set.

See yourself through your angels’ eyes, and you will see someone who is a perfect and holy child of God. Although you have made mistakes in the past, there is nothing that you could have ever said, thought, or done that would change God’s love for you. The angels see past your surface mistakes; they see the beating heart of God’s love within you. They love you unconditionally, and they ask you to love yourself in the same way!

Today’s Prayers:

In the joy of your heart,
Your light remains.

In the gift of your caring,
Your light remains

Where you reached out to help,
Your light remains.

Where you sat in silent peace,
Your light remains.

In the place where you worked,
Your light remains

In the stillness of the starry night,
Your light remains

In the light of each day fully embraced,
Your light remains.

Like the touch of an Angel,
Your light remains.

When you live as a light,
Your heart is joined in the Infinite Light of Love.
And that about you which is eternal … remains.

Rev. Jacquie Riker – 2003
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This is the beginning of a new day.
I can waste it or use it for good.
What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever,
leaving in its place something I have traded for it.
I want it to be a gain, not a loss;
good, not evil;
success, not failure —
in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for it today.

Author Unknown

Shine from within.

In keeping with weekend tradition, today’s post is a reprint from days gone by.  Be back Monday!  -Bobbe

People Who Shine Within Don't Need the Spotlight

For the most part I do very well maintaining a certain level of sanity amidst the strange things that happen around me and in this world.  I try to follow my own philosophy which dictates that I “keep my eyes on my own paper”.  Although I pay attention to what others are doing and saying, I try not to let it seep in so deep that I get emotional about any of it.  I’m not perfect and it doesn’t always work out the way I’d like, but for the most part, it’s a good philosophy that serves me well.

The only person I’m in charge of is me.  I cannot go out into the world and force people to see things my way.  (I wouldn’t even want to because I’m not always certain my way is the best way for everyone.)  I can only hold myself to my own standards and refuse to take part in things that I feel are against God’s laws and my interpretation of them.

I can turn off the latest batch of reality shows that promote physical violence & discrimination as okay.  I can decline to buy the magazines that spread fifthly lies and promote unhealthy lifestyles.  I can refuse to pay money to rent or go see movies that have no real moral or message.  I can thoroughly research political candidates and try to vote for the one(s) who appear to mirror my own belief about what’s good for my community.

I don’t need the latest iPhone so I can bury my head in it all day to keep connected to the latest posts and tweets.   I don’t need to post incessant political views and then argue with others who do not feel the way I do.  I don’t need to get involved in taking sides when my friends are fighting.  I don’t need to participate in the latest gossip or even worry what others are saying about me or jump on bandwagons that don’t belong to me.

What I do need to do is listen to my heart and follow it’s direction at all times.  It’s important for me to stop being afraid to stand up for my faith and belief in God and the angels.  It’s important for me to walk with God at the center of my life and pray that others will also.

I’ve been listening to the Blessed Mother’s direction for twenty years now and the message She gave to the Medjugorje visionary, Marija, yesterday resonates loudly in me.  “Be carriers of peace and goodness in this world.”  To me that means placing God first and being of service to others in this world as my priorities.  It means feeding my spirit with things that are pure.  It means letting go of resentments and fears and anything else that isn’t authentically me.

She states that this world is “without joy in the heart, and is without a future, because it does not have its heart open to God.”

Turn on the Television here in the United States and it takes exactly two seconds to find evidence of this by what we allow on our channels.  For goodness sakes, one of the most popular, best-selling books out there right now is pretty much porn for women.  Really?  Is this what we’ve become? The most popular television show is about zombies.

I’m not here to condemn anyone for what he/she finds appealing but for me, it’s evident, that if enough of us don’t really pull back and re-asses what’s truly important, we’re headed for big trouble.

I find that when I’m marching to the beat of my own heart with God leading the way, I truly do carry a spirit of joy, regardless of whatever may be going on around me.  I wish the same for everyone out there.

July 25, 2012 Mary’s Message to Marija

“Dear children! Today I call you to the ‘good’. Be carriers of peace and goodness in this world. Pray that God may give you the strength so that hope and pride may always reign in your heart and life because you are God’s children and carriers of His hope to this world that is without joy in the heart, and is without a future, because it does not have its heart open to God who is your salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call.”  (Read More messages)

From The Angels:

Archangel Michael: Rapid change is often unsettling and can be stressful, but only because it seems to be too rapid and therefore threatening. Remember that you have agreed on the higher level to be part of the change, and that the changes are to bring in Light, Love, Joy and Abundance.

Operate from your Heart rather than your head. If there is fear, then it is coming from your head. Stay grounded and open, and be practical. If you are in the flow of Divine Creative energy, then you cannot fail.

Archangel Michael is making his presence know to you. Remember that you are Safe and Protected at all times, and that all is in Divine Order at all times! If you trust Divine Order, and not your old habits, you will be fine! God and the angels will help you stay true to yourself during trying times.

Divine Guidance: If you could see yourself as spirit sees you, there would be no doubt about the importance of this life. You would understand why it’s so vital that you wake up fully and walk the Earth like the Divine being you truly are. Your angels are inspiring you make your best efforts to create a life worthy of remembering. You know the potency of using your next present moments to masterfully create a new way of being.

Being able to make miracles happen is fundamentally a result of how you choose to align yourself, how you choose to use your mind, and how much faith you have in being able to use it to affect your physical world.

You have teachers, observers, and divine guidance available at any time. This world is your arena for growth and learning with the specific purpose of serving and evolving into higher levels of love. There is a higher power working in the universe beyond mere cause and effect. Pay close attention God and the angels are trying to speak to you.

Listening: It’s easy to get busy in life trying to do everything at once. You can listen and work at the same time but sometimes multi-tasking isn’t the best use of our time. Sometimes we have to stop, look people in the eyes, and give them the gift of listening.

We need to take time to deposit value in their hearts. We need to support one another, and listening is an amazing way of doing just that.

As you go about your day, the angels remind you to give people the gift of listening. It seems like such a little thing, but those little deposits will eventually make a big difference. When you make deposits in people, you are making deposits in eternity, and that is what pleases the heart of God.

Today’s Prayer:

Father, we thank thee for the night,
and for the pleasant morning light;
for rest and food and loving care,
and all that makes the day so fair.

Help us to do the things we should,
to be to others kind and good;
in all we do, in work or play,
to grow more loving every day.

Children’s Bedtime Prayer – Rebecca Weston – 1890

 Shine from Within!  Shine from Within!  Shine from Within!

Sadness & Simultaneous Reality

The following is a reprint of a blog I did a long time ago.  It still speaks to me today in a major way.  I’m posting it today so you will know that I was absolutely right. God has heard and answered my prayers and He did heal the situation with my beautiful daughter in a miraculous way.  Today, she is back in my life and I could NOT be more grateful.  Ask. Believe. Receive. Say thank you in advance!  -Love to all!

Never Panic, Just Pray

::Sigh::

I guess I woke up on the proverbial “wrong side of the bed” this morning. There is a feeling of sadness that I can’t shake. Though I try to determine the source of it, it’s not coming easy.

I do recall having a beautiful dream. It was the type where unexpected Blessings just kept pouring in and I spent the entire time wandering around in a state of constant awe over my good fortune.

In the most important part of the dream, I am standing under an umbrella in front of a gorgeous swimming pool. The air is crisp and the sun is shining and when I look up, I see my daughter walking towards me. Her hair is blonde again (it’s dark in real life). For a split second, I panic, not knowing what to do, but I hold my ground to see what might come next.

She stops in front of me and I hold my breath almost waiting for her to shout at me, but instead she hugs me tightly and she and I burst into tears. It is such a beautiful, unexpected moment. I know in that instant that God has answered my prayers in miraculous fashion and I cannot let go.

I suppose my sadness this morning has to do with the fact that while everything else in my life seems to be going okay -even great in some respects- that part of my life is still very much unsettled, at least for me. It’s been a little over three years since I’ve had any form of relationship with my beautiful daughter. (Long story for another time.) There is never a day that passes that I don’t feel the silent tug that says, “How can this even be reality?”

It’s a constant choice to put on a brave face and to commit to my heart that God will heal this situation, eventually. I must choose to look at that dream as a blessing for me. I know the umbrella was symbolic of God’s love and protection. Whenever I dream of water or beautiful pools, I know I am communicating with heaven, as this is a long-standing sign.

I choose to believe my dream was and is a message from beyond letting me know that there is work being done behind the scenes and I am to carry on with the things I can do right now. So I continue to bolster my faith, pray hard and keep my life in order before God.

It’s not always easy but it is always possible…and just as I finish up writing, the song, “You are Not Alone” begins to play. Yes indeed.

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung
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SIMULTANEOUS REALITIES

An Angel Reminder: Life is multidimensional.

Life isn’t black and white, this way and not that way. Have you ever stopped to think that when you’re in the midst of unhappiness about one thing, you can be simultaneously happy about another? So, we can’t say that we’re totally unhappy, because happiness is coexisting with unhappiness. The angels know that we are always experiencing simultaneous realities, even if we’re not aware of them. We can move in and out of these realities at will; we don’t have to remain stuck in one or another. No one feeling is every permanent unless we prefer to remain wedded to it–and even then we have to try awfully hard to sing on one emotional note and ignore the chorus of other experiences that make us the complex and fascinating creations that we are.

What simultaneous realities are occurring in your life right now? If you are in pain, stop and think of anything that is good in your life or that brings you joy. Realize that you can experience seemingly contradictory emotions concurrently and that your thoughts are like doors opening onto different rooms. Feel free to go into any room, at any time.

An Angelic Reflection: I try not to allow any one feeling to determine my perception of reality.

(Angel Courage: Terry Lynn Taylor & Mary Beth Crain. © 1999 Harper San Francisco)

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The Secret of Contentment

Philippians 4:4-13

In today’s reading, the apostle Paul says he has learned the secret of experiencing contentment in all circumstances, good or bad. Does it surprise you that he wrote this when he was in prison, unsure of his future?

We’re often discontent even when all is going well. Consequently, we wonder how it’s possible to be truly content during our most difficult trials, especially when there’s no end in sight. So what is genuine contentment? Paul is speaking of a freedom from worry and frustration about everything in life–even unfulfilled desires.

It’s usually when we cannot control or change our situation that we feel discontentment. As long as our satisfaction depends on whether certain things actually work out, we’ll allow circumstances to cheat us out of peace. I’m not saying there’s some spiritual stage where you will never again experience anxiety or frustration. But what matters is how we respond when those feelings grip us.

This is something that the apostle had to learn. Paul endured amazing suffering, from shipwrecks and hunger to unjust imprisonment and beatings (2 Cor. 11:24-30). He had gone through countless situations that were uncertain, extraordinarily painful, and seemingly hopeless. But he finally discovered that contentment could not be dependent upon his circumstances.

How do you respond when circumstances are out of your control? Do you get angry? Do you try to escape? Does despair make you want to give up? Paul chose to give his anxieties to Jesus in exchange for peace that “surpasses all comprehension” (Phil. 4:7). That same peace is available to you!

© In Touch Ministries, Inc. © 2009 All Rights Reserved.

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From The Angels:

Divine Guidance: If you could see yourself as spirit sees you, there would be no doubt about the importance of this life. You would understand why it’s so vital that you wake up fully and walk the Earth like the Divine being you truly are. Your angels are inspiring you make your best efforts to create a life worthy of remembering. You know the potency of using your next present moments to masterfully create a new way of being.

Being able to make miracles happen is fundamentally a result of how you choose to align yourself, how you choose to use your mind, and how much faith you have in being able to use it to affect your physical world.

You have teachers, observers, and divine guidance available at any time. This world is your arena for growth and learning with the specific purpose of serving and evolving into higher levels of love. There is a higher power working in the universe beyond mere cause and effect. Pay close attention God and the angels are trying to speak to you.

Body Care: Your powerful angels work to heal the challenges that life presents and help balance your body, establish healthy habits, release any worries, protect you in your travels, and arrange happy encounters.

By removing unhealthy psychic toxins, this allows you to receive intuitive insights. This is an important aspect of connecting with a higher power.

When you are overwhelmed, take shallow breaths. It is during those times when deep breathing exercises can help you re-focus, breathe peace into the situation, and release old patterns or negative energy that no longer serve your purpose. If you feel tense, go outdoors for some fresh air, and ask your angels to help center your breath and oxygenate your mind, body, heart, and soul.

Self-Acceptance: You are important and know that you are called to add value to the world around you.

You have rich treasure inside you that people need. You have more in you than you realize, and you can accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

No matter where you are in life today, you have potential to increase, grow, to be strengthened, and to move forward. God created you for His good purpose and you are His masterpiece!

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Today’s Prayer:

Dearest Lord,

I can’t.

You Can.

Please Do.

And Thank you in advance.

I love you.

Amen.

Traditions

It’s Sunday and I’ve decided that I should really take this day off each week.  My schedule is completely crazy -most days I work two jobs and then come home at whatever hour, plop in this chair and write what’s going on in my heart.  Seems I start and finish each day with writing, which isn’t such a bad thing because it’s what I love, but…

I believe Sunday should actually be a day of rest, rejuvenation and family for all of us-even me.  When I was growing up, every Sunday we went to church and then we would pick up lunch and take it over to my Grandparents, where we would spend the rest of the day, eating and talking and sharing.  I confess that as a teen, my patience with this tradition often waned, but I always participated and as an adult, I’m very happy I did.

I’m grateful for my memories of those times.  When I think about my Grandma, I can still smell her delicious pecan pies and sour cream cakes and I remember how I always got to drink coffee with her. She was usually asking me questions about how I felt and telling me how pretty my hair looked.

I remember my Grandfather in his art studio and how he would stand back with his arms folded, studying the next move of the paintbrush.  I remember the smell of his cigarette smoke and how no matter what day of the week it might have been, he always had on a tie.

I remember us all sitting in their tiny living room and knowing that when the doorbell rang it would be my Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Jack arriving for the second shift.  We’d stay and visit a while and then would clear out so they could have their time.

Anyway, what I’m saying is that it’s important to keep certain traditions alive and if you didn’t grow up with any, there is no better time than now to establish some.  For about three years, I was estranged from my family, so during this time Charlie and I established our own traditions and it felt good.  One of my favorites was the Sunday tradition of going to Mass and then out to breakfast at Karma Cafe…one of our favorite local breakfast places.  We’d order and then sit reading the paper together, taking turns reading stories aloud to one another.  After breakfast it was usually a stroll along the river punctuated by a long sit on a bench swing.

Now that all fences are mended, our Sunday tradition has turned towards going to be with the family at my Mom’s house. We eat junk food and tell jokes and enjoy getting on one another’s nerves.  It’s always a good time.

Did you have a Sunday tradition when you were growing up?  Do you have one now?

PS–I wrote this yesterday!  I AM taking today off!  ((hugs and love))

 

From The Angels:

Emerging:  You are awesome in so many ways, and you are beginning to trust and reveal your true nature more easily.  At one time, you may have believed that you had to hide your feelings from others (or even from yourself!).  Now, however, you realize how vital and attractive expressing your authentic self is.

Your angels are guiding you to honor your true feelings by expressing them to yourself and others.  The angels will help you lovingly talk about your feelings so that no misunderstandings occur with friends and loved ones.  Your angels will never guide you to do or say anything that could hurt you or anyone else!  They will also ensure that your life will emerge to a new level of inner peace as you let your true self come out and play.

Power:  You have all the power of your Creator within you!  All the power of Divine love, wisdom, and intelligence is available to you.  You have the spiritual power to see angels and the future.  You have intellectual power to tap in to the universal wisdom of the One Mind.  You have emotional power to empathize with others, and physical power that is truly unlimited.

The angels ask you to give them any fears you may have connected with being a powerful person.  Your angels see a quiet and beautiful aspect of your true power, stemming from the only power in the universe:  Divine love.  Allow yourself to shine with this radiant love so that your true power can radiate out into the world in miraculous ways.

Divine Timing:  Your prayers are being answered;  there is not doubt about that.  However, everything operates according to the Universal Laws of Diving Timing.  This means that certain pieces of the puzzle must first fall into place so that other parts can come to fruition.  If you try to skip or rush certain pieces or parts, the whole plan will lack a solid foundation.

Don’t try to force open any doors that appear closed to you.  Instead, ask your angels for guidance to see if the door closed because of negative expectations, or if it’s simply a sign of Divine Timing.  Look for other doors that do open, and walk through them with faith and gratitude.

Today’s Prayers:

Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honor and all blessings. To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.

Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day through whom You give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour, Of You Most High, he bears the likeness.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars, in the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, And fair and stormy, all weather’s moods, by which You cherish all that You have made.

Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water, So useful, humble, precious and pure.

Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire, through whom You light the night and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You my Lord through our Sister, Mother Earth who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs. Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon for love of You and bear sickness and trial. Blessed are those who endure in peace, By You Most High.

Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death, from whom no-one living can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Blessed are they She finds doing Your Will. No second death can do them harm. Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks, And serve Him with great humility.

-Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon – St. Francis of Assisi
~~~

Glory be to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen

-Christian – Traditional

 

Torn Up Soul

NOTE: The following reprint is from my May, 2010 Archives.

Seems that any time I start to feel better and back on track, something else comes along to push me down in the mud. I never know where it will come from next and I don’t mind saying, I’m really tired. However, lately when this stuff happens, I take it as a sign that I am on the right track and that I should carry on with what I’m doing. I might go down for a little while, but I will continue to get back up and eventually,I will stay up.

What I think is strange is that there are people out in the world who feel justified and triumphant when they perform acts of sabotage and deceit towards others. It baffles me as to how anyone can find joy in harming someone’s  reputation, property, livelihood and even their very soul.

I get it though. I’m supposing that somehow this makes the attacker feel better about him/herself. It’s a method of avoidance…easier to attack and hurt another than to go within and work on oneself. Of course, understanding the motivation behind a person’s harmful and hurtful acts doesn’t take the pain away.

The only way out is through.

I’m grateful that since childhood, I’ve had an angel whispering in my ear saying, “look around the corner.” I can’t remember when or why it first started or if it was ever truly explained to me. It’s just always been part of me. What it means to me is that when I’m at my lowest point, a Blessing is close at hand, and that I should look for it.

So this is what I’m doing today. It’s so funny the imagery that comes to mind. I picture myself face down, arms over my head, covered in mud, yet my eyes are open wide, darting around watching for the miracle that’s sure to follow.

TORN-UP SOUL   Torn Up Soul Torn Up Soul Torn Up Soul

An Angel Reminder: “Call the world if you please ‘The Vale of Soul-Making.’ Then you will find out the use of the world.” John Keats

Have you ever felt like your soul has been torn up into pieces? Anguish comes in waves crashing down on our hopes and dreams, leaving fragments of sadness and doom. In this space we cannot imagine that anything good is at hand, yet the angels look at us and see tilled fertile ground ready to be planted with the seed of hope and faith. Pretty soon we start to feel the seeds growing in our soul. The lights come up, and life looks different. The angels are always near planting positive seeds. Your job is to know this. When you feel like your life has been torn apart, let hope give you great imaginings of blessings to come.

When our soul is torn and tattered, we feel confused and helpless. It is okay to feel helpless from time to time, but it is difficult for anything new to happen if we stay helpless. Remember that while our soul is suffering, our spirit still says, “Go for it, start anew.” And our heart says, “Don’t worry’ the suffering means you have loved, and love is never lost.” When one part of you is lost and helpless, let the other parts join with the angels and take you flying.

An Angelic Reflection: I am a fertile soul, cultivated with love.

(Angel Courage: Terry Lynn Taylor & Mary Beth Crain. © 1999 Harper San Francisco)

 From The Angels:

Meditation:  Meditation is very important for you right now. Enjoy practicing it often.

A quiet mind hears the voice of the angels more easily. This card is your angels’ way of asking you to quiet your mind so that your angelic communications are loud and clear. First thing in the morning, spend at least five minutes with your eyes closed, and breathe deeply three or four times.

Ask your angels a question, and then listen as intently as you would to a dear friend. Don’t strain to listen; if you chase the answer, it will evade you. Instead, continue to breathe in and out deeply, and allow yourself to relax. Tell yourself that receiving angelic communication is natural for you, and that it is actually an everyday experience. The more you relax your mind, the easier it is for you to hear the answer.

Emerging: Your true self-radiant, powerful, successful, and intelligent-is now shining through the surface. Allow your true self to be visible to others, for you lift them up and inspire them.

You are awesome in so many ways, and you are beginning to trust and reveal your true nature more easily. At one time, you may have believed that you had to hide your feelings from others (or even from yourself!). Now, however, you realize how vital and attractive expressing your authentic self is.

Your angels are guiding you to honor your true feelings by expressing them to yourself and others. The angels will help you lovingly talk about your feelings so that no misunderstandings occur with friends and loved ones. Your angels will never guide you to do or say anything that could hurt you or anyone else! They will also ensure that your life will emerge to a new level of inner peace as you let your true self come out and play.

Music: The angels guide you to immerse yourself in beautiful music. Music lifts your spirit above Earthbound concerns and elevates your thoughts to Divine love.

You have angels with you who want to help you through the healing properties of music. By drawing this card, the angels ask you to add more music into your life. They guide you to play soft background music while you dress, work, and play. They also ask you to whistle and sing often.

You may also have drawn this card because of your own musical gifts. Have you felt guided lately to compose a song, participate in a musical play, join a singing group or band, or play an instrument? These inner nudges may be coming from your angels, who can see your God-given gifts. They know that your musical talents will help others. So, they ask you to be an Earth angel by expressing your gift of song and melody.

BONUS:  “Your desired outcome will occur in the very near future. Have patience and faith, and don’t try to force it to happen.”

Yes, you will receive your wish. However, Divine timing means that patience and positive visualization are needed right now. Ask me to help buoy your faith so that you don’t slip into negativity. You can speed up the process of answered prayers by having more faith in their inevitability. Conversely, doubts or worries about ‘how’ your prayers will be answered will slow them down.

Remember that the ‘how’ of answered prayers is up to the Divine wisdom of the Creator. Although you may feel urgency or even panic about your prayers, please trust that we angels are working nonstop behind the scenes to help you. Keep surrendering and releasing these worries and fears to God and the angels. The more that you can stay centered in faith, the more easily we can assist you.

~~~

Today’s Prayers:

If we are peaceful,
if we are happy,
we can smile,
and everyone in our family,
our entire society,
will benefit from our peace.

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Monk – Thich Nhat Hanh

 ~~~

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly,
That my life may only be a radiance of Yours.

Shine through me, and be so in me
That every soul I come in contact with
May feel Your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus!

Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine,
So to shine as to be a light to others;
The light, O Jesus will be all from You; none of it will be mine;
It will be you, shining on others through me.

Let me thus praise You the way You love best, by shining on those around me.
Let me preach You without preaching, not by words but by my example,
By the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do,
The evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You.

Amen.

John Henry Cardinal Newman

God Winks

You are not alone

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

This verse almost always makes me giggle.  I know it isn’t the reaction it’s supposed to garner, but for me, it’s a perfect statement about life.  Trouble always finds us, no matter what we may have going on.  The task is always the same; to move through whatever the problem is with grace and dignity and try to learn from it so it doesn’t happen again.

The older I get, the more I understand that there isn’t much I haven’t been through.  I can look back on earlier days and see where I went wrong, know what I should have done to avoid problems, and the steps I should have taken in the middle of it all.

To me this verse is God saying, “Hey kid, I’ve got your back.”  I suppose this is why it makes me giggle.  I know it’s the truth.  Whatever I face in life if I can remember He is there with me, working behind the scenes on a miraculous solution; it makes me feel better.  It doesn’t mean I should sit on my hands and let a problem debilitate me.  No, it  means that while I’m working on finding a solution, I’m at the same time submitting to God’s will for it.  Like a parent, He can see things I can’t see–sort of like a Dad who knows how to navigate the back roads in life to avoid all the traffic.

It’s funny that I had planned to write about Prodigal sons and daughters today and in doing some reading, this verse popped out at me.  It’s a God-wink for me that says, “Don’t even worry about it, Bobbe–this is all you need to remember and focus upon.”

It truly is.

From The Angels:

Intention:   The angels ask you to take an inventory of your expectations.  What do you expect to happen today, tomorrow, or in the future?  These expectations are the seeds of your intentions.  An intention means that you have set a goal and intend to achieve it.

Your intentions drive your experiences.  The angels ask you to choose and infuse your intentions with love.  See yourself and others as happy, successful, and peaceful.  By holding these spiritually minded intentions, you help yourself and others.  The angels can help you replace negative mental habits with more empowering thoughts, if you ask for their assistance.

Spiritual Growth:  During this time, you may feel a mixture of many feelings:  confusion, excitement, fear, and wonder.  You love your renewed connection with the Divine, and you wish you could read, study, learn, or meditate on a full time basis!  Simultaneously, though, you may worry about the implications that your spiritual studies will have on the rest of your life.  What impact will your new spiritual pursuits have on  on your job, marriage, or friendships?  These worries create a fear that may erode the enjoyment your spiritual studies bring you.

Surrender these fears to God, dearest one!  Trust that you are supported, loved, and guided each moment.  Don’t worry about how your future will blend with your spiritual growth!  Trust that the same Power that brought you to your spiritual path will also take care of everything else for you.  After all, the Power supports all of the planets in the sky.  It will surely support you perfectly too.

Ideas and Inspiration:  God speaks to you through your thoughts, and this card shows that the angels want you to notice and follow the ideas you have recently received.  These thoughts are answers to your prayers for guidance, so please don’t discount them as mere imagination.

By drawing this card, the angels seek to give you confidence that you are just as capable of receiving wonderful ideas as any other child of God.  That is because all wonderful ideas originate from the one Divine mind of God.  Since God is omnipresent, meaning everywhere, God is within you.  So, God’s mind continuously expresses new thoughts and idea right inside your mind.

Today’s Prayers:

I lift these hands, dear God, to You,
in praise and thanks for all you do.
You light the path through all my days
and bless me with your loving ways…

I lift these hands dear God, to You,
in troubled hours when joys are few.
You bear me up on eagles’ wings and see
me through each test life brings.

I lift these hands, dear God, to You,
please grant me wisdom, patience, too.
Then fill my heart with love and caring,
precious gifts you’ve made for sharing.

- Emily Matthews
~~~

Oh, Great Spirit,
whose voice I hear in the winds
and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me.
I am small and weak.
I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes
ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand
the things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be superior to my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes,
so when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit will come to you
without shame.

-American Indian – Lakota – Chief Yellow Lark – 1887

“Religions are different roads converging upon the same point.

What does it matter that we take different roads -so long as we reach the same goal. “

-Mahatma Gandhi

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Intention & Prayer

The aim of devotion and prayer is
to develop love for everyone. -Amma

Intention

For the longest time I’ve preached about intention.  Start your day with your intentions for that day and make them positive.  “I will go through this day gravitating towards gratitude.”  “Only things of a positive nature will penetrate me.”  “I will meet all people with an attitude of respect and they, in turn, will meet me with respect.”  (Add whatever your intentions may be.)

Every morning I have the intention of trying to write something that will speak to a person’s soul in a positive manner.  I pray hard, ask God and the angels for a topic and they always deliver.

This morning, after I’d said my prayers, I was popping around the Internet looking for pretty pictures and I came across the following article by Sophie Burnham.  It perfectly supports my feeling that we can absolutely change the world for the better through prayer and intention.  Enjoy and then test it out for yourselves!!

The Brain Waves of Angels

I am still known, to my amusement, as the Angel Lady. People ask me, “What must I do to see angels?” I give workshops on this question, using exercises that I’ve developed over the years. But recently I’ve started thinking about the question from a scientific angle.

By now many people have heard of the experiments at Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research, known as PEAR, in which ordinary people sit in front of a machine and send it an intention—a thought, a prayer, even a wave of love—to behave in a particular way. At statistically significant levels, the energy affects these inorganic machines. Distance makes no difference. You can send an intention from Australia to Princeton, New Jersey and the machines respond.

The probability of chance being involved is millions to one. Time makes no difference. You can send your intention five days before the machine makes a run, and your intention affects the machines. Or even afterwards! The scientists have determined that what affects the machines is love. Two people in love have seven times the effect on the machines as two people who are not.

I began to wonder: What happens in your brain when you pray for another? When you enter that slightly altered state, that same state that allows you to see the angels surrounding us?

I went to my friend George Pierson, who is trained in the study of brain waves and the Awakened Mind. George set a band with electrodes on my head. Communicating to a computer screen, it recorded the patterns of the four major brain waves—Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta. I could see them on the screen, each denoted in a different color.

In most people, one of the four brain waves is dominant most of the time. George teaches how to access all four brain waves equally and at will and to operate in what is called the Awakened Mind.

But my question concerned angels. “What’s happening,” I asked him, “when I see an angel? It comes most often when I’m loving, often in a state of prayer. I’m going to do it now.” I closed my eyes and brought to mind a person I was praying for. This was not a prayer of words, but silent, heart-felt loving intent.

When I finished George showed me the brain-wave pattern on the screen with all four brain waves perfectly balanced. They filled up the entire computer screen. I was in awe. There! With modern technology I could see the energy that strikes the recipient like a velvet hammer. The energy of love. The power of prayer.

This is how you enter a state in which the angels surround you visibly, palpably, entering your very being. This is the state in which you can move mountains, influence a random-operating machine thousands of miles away across continents and oceans. This is the energy on which the angels ride.

By: Sophy Burnham, © 2010, Guide Posts

From The Angels:

Blessings: The Angels want you to know that you have extra Blessings around you right now.  Perhaps you have recently experienced some challenges, or maybe you are currently asking for extra help.  Either way, the angels surround you now with more Divine love than ever.  Additional angels are with you, giving you an added cushion of love and light.

Sometimes you may feel as if God and the angels have abandoned you.  They seek to remind you that they are not gone and that they cannot leave you ever.  It is only our fear that makes us blind and mute to the presence of our angels.  Yet your angels can lift away your fears if you will ask and then let them.  You are truly bless and very, very loved by God and the angels.

Divine Timing:  Your prayers are being answered;  there is not doubt about that.  However, everything operates according to the Universal Laws of Divine Timing.  This means that certain pieces of the puzzle must first fall into place so that other parts can come to fruition.  If you try to skip or rush certain pieces or parts, the whole plan will lack a solid foundation.

Don’t try to force open any doors that appear closed to you.  Instead, ask your angels for guidance to see if the door closed because of negative expectations, or if it’s simply a sign of Divine Timing.  Look for other doors that do open, and walk through them with faith and gratitude.

Enchantment: Remember when you were a child and how magical the world seemed?  The sense of enchantment is the spirit of our inner child.  Somewhere along the way, did you lose that sense of wonder?

The angels ask you to recapture your magical sense by remembering that a miraculous power surrounds you.  Ask God and the angels to help you with anything–large or small.  Don’t worry, you aren’t removing angels from “more important” tasks when you ask for their help with everyday situations.  They truly want to support you so that you are free of worries.  In that way, you exude the joy and wonder of children who trust that they are taken care of.  And when you are joyful, your Diving light inspires everyone who sees you.

Today’s Prayers:

May I be filled with loving kindness.
May I be well.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.

Ancient -Tibetan buddhist – Meditation

~~~

May I be happy, well and peaceful.

May my parents, grandparents and ancestors be happy, well and peaceful.

May my brothers and sisters, my spouse and children, my grandchildren

and all future generations be happy, well and peaceful.

May all my friends and all my enemies be happy.

May all human beings sharing the earth be happy.

May all forms of life, plants, animals, birds, fish and insects be happy.

May all sentient beings in the universe be happy.

May we all be free from suffering and pain.

May we all be free from attachment of greed, anger and ignorance.

May we all attain perfect peace and happiness of Enlightenment through

Buddha’s Wisdom and Compassion.

Loving Kindness Meditation – Reverend T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki



 

 

Other Side Messages and Revelations

It’s the weekend which means another other side oldie, but goodie!  -Bobbe

theotherside2

 

Seems I’m having another go with my old friend, Insomnia…or perhaps it’s the angels again, trying to make certain I’m up and paying attention.  Who knows.  I only know I’m weary from not sleeping, but fulfilled by the insights and messages that are coming to me each night. (counting my blessings).

Last night I woke up to the replay of the season premier of “Long Island Medium”.  I love this woman.  I think her spirit is adorable and watching this show takes me back to seventeen years ago when I used to do medium-ship readings through my site.  Watching her life reminds me of how happy I used to feel whenever I was able to help someone over a hump.  (There is nothing like the feeling of being of true service to someone who has been suffering a long time.)  It takes me back to a time in my life where not much else ever mattered other than my mission to help where I was called to do so.

I now watch this show with a slight chagrin because she has teen-aged children and a husband. They have to co-exist with spirits -who are often in constant pursuit of messenger service.  It’s not an easy life for anyone involved.  I do love the fact that at least for the camera, the family has a “grin and bear it” attitude.  The kids get embarrassed and annoyed, but I can see that they accept the fact that their mother helps others and they love her in spite of the fact that it cuts into their time with her.  (I remember those days all too well.)

I stopped doing medium-ship readings for a number of reasons, but the primary one was that it was cutting too much into my regular life. The one thing I disagree with regarding this show, is that she says she cannot turn it off.  Yes, in fact, it can be and it should be at times.  It’s important to have a healthy balance in life.  I think for a long time I thought this was such an enormous gift, that my purpose was to be entirely selfless and to serve whenever and however I could.

What I’ve learned through the years, however, is that while the latter is of awesome importance, it’s not all there is.  What I don’t really enjoy about this show is that I see myself from the past.  I see that she is the focus of that family; she is the focus wherever she goes socially; she is always in the spotlight.  People want something from her constantly and she gives to them constantly and she doesn’t really see that her life absolutely needs balance.

Her daughter needs her mother to put the spirits on the back burner and be 100% present at times.   The same holds true for the son and the husband and anyone else who is truly in this woman’s life.  While I do believe God gives us our gifts to be used, I don’t believe He means for us to push our loved ones to the back burner while we service others.

Balance, balance, balance.  I learned this late in life.

Funny.  This morning, just about the time I was having this revelation, my room filled up with an overwhelming love and I knew some of my relatives from the other side had decided to let me know they were and are here with me.  It was my cousin Patrick, my Aunt Bobbie, my Grandfather and my Grandmother…come to talk with me about learning lessons and persevering and staying true to who I am.  I was out of balance in one direction once upon a time and NOW I’m out of balance the OTHER way.

I am still deciphering what all this means for me at this time in my life.

All I can do is lean into the Blessings that are springing forth.

I think the reason it’s important for me to write and share is because I’m not alone.  Every single person who finds herself on this page is also on a journey full of insight and revelations and so on.  Heaven is always at work within us, trying to get our attention regarding “this matter” or “that matter”.  It’s up to us to pay attention.

When we can quiet ourselves and open ourselves enough to truly listen, life begins again.

~Love to all!

 ~~~

theotherside

From The Angels:

Archangel Michael: Rapid change is often unsettling and can be stressful, but only because it seems to be too rapid and therefore threatening. Remember that you have agreed on the higher level to be part of the change, and that the changes are to bring in Light, Love, Joy and Abundance.

Operate from your Heart rather than your head. If there is fear, then it is coming from your head. Stay grounded and open, and be practical. If you are in the flow of Divine Creative energy, then you cannot fail.

Archangel Michael is making his presence know to you. Remember that you are Safe and Protected at all times, and that all is in Divine Order at all times! If you trust Divine Order, and not your old habits, you will be fine! God and the angels will help you stay true to yourself during trying times.

Celebration: This time of light is a time of rejuvenation, of recharging your batteries. Take time to celebrate and rejoice in the uplifting of spirits. Lighten up. Acknowledge your diligence and give yourself credit and appreciation for all that you have accomplished. Stop and smell the roses. Stop to appreciate the beauty and majesty that is present in your lives.

Focus on what you are creating, not what is crumbling. Remember: neutral compassion, this is especially important for what is in your personal experience. Witness and bless. All the angels join with you in celebrations of light at this time, it is by this light that you are united, and by this light that you have created all that is on its way to you. What a glorious time to rejoice in all that is good and all that is true.

Don’t give up – for while it appears that you are on a solitary path, you are supported by reams of fellow beings of light on all around you. If you do nothing else at this time of celebration, remember the unseen party that is going on everywhere!

Divine Timing: Change can be fast, yet keep in mind the importance of patience and Divine timing, developing a trust in the unseen mysteries of spirit working in your life.

The more that you can approach your own shifting with loving kindness, the smoother your road of change will be. On some days it may still feel like a roller coaster ride, yet your self-love can help you to have the necessary steadiness within.

Pay close attention to doors that are open to you. As you continue the journey of rediscovering your Divine nature, angels surround you with their love and blessings.

Today’s Prayers:

Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Living God,
you breathe in us
on all that is inadequate and fragile,
You make living water spring even
from our hurts themselves.
And through you, the valley of tears
becomes a place of wellsprings.
So, in an inner life
with neither beginning nor end,
your continual presence
makes new freshness break through. Amen.
—Brother Roger of Taize

~~~

Almighty God, the Father of mercies and God of
all comfort, come to my help and deliver me from
this difficulty that besets me. I believe Lord, that
all trials of life are under Your care and that all
things work for the good of those who love You.
Take away from me fear, anxiety and distress.
Help me to face and endure my difficulty with
faith, courage and wisdom. Grant that this trial
may bring me closer to You for You are my rock
and refuge, my comfort and hope, my delight and
joy. I trust in Your love and compassion. Blessed is
Your name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and
forever. Amen.
Orthodox prayer

 

 

Reach To Mary.

Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Reach to Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary 

 

Mary

“Dear children, I am coming to you as a mother and I desire that in me, as in a mother, you may find your abode, consolation and rest. Therefore, my children, apostles of my love, pray. Pray with humble devotion, obedience and complete trust in the Heavenly Father. Trust as I have trusted when it was said to me that I will bring the blessing of the promise. May out of your hearts, from your lips, always come forth ‘May your will be done!’ Therefore, trust and pray so that I can intercede for you before the Lord, for him to give you the Heavenly Blessing and fill you with the Holy Spirit. Then he will be able to help all those who do not know the Lord – you, apostles of my love, will help them to call him ‘Father’ with complete trust. Pray for your shepherds and place your trust in their blessed hands. Thank you.”

      (-Mary’s Message to Mirjana -March 02, 2014) 

Have you ever had a life situation where you knew with one hundred percent certainty, that you were not in control of the outcome?  A quiet resignation comes over the heart and a choice presents itself.  “How will I conduct my life knowing the inevitability of __________ before me?”

I’ve had a few of these God-smack times. I am Blessed to have been shown with the very first one, that when one reaches a hand to the Virgin Mary, She is always there and She always reaches back.

Once upon a time I made a scary life decision based in faith and I asked the Blessed Mother Mary to please, “Come and hold my hand through this.  I will and can do this if you will help me.”  The occasion of my reaching to Her and not to Her son was because I had just received a new Rosary as a gift.  The card that came with it told me, “Mary wants you not to be afraid and to Pray, Pray, Pray.”

So I did.  Sometimes our signs come with no fanfare and in very simple fashion.

The more I prayed, the more my faith grew and as my faith grew, my visits with Her increased to an absolute two-way relationship.  I got to feel Her with me each and every day and She did in fact, carry me through to the end of my challenge and with miraculous results, but She didn’t stop there.  She continued to teach me and to lead me where I needed to go.  She introduced me first to my own guardian angels and then ultimately, She led me back to her Son, which is what She always does.

Why me?  Because I asked.  She has said that She will visit every person who calls to Her.  She loves us THAT much.  EACH of us are her children, no matter what religion we may practice or not practice.

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A lot of people don’t realize that God isn’t some entity who is light years away.  Mary and Jesus are not ancient, Historical, Biblical characters.  They are real.  If you believe you have guardian angels present with you, if you believe your deceased loved ones are still watching over you, if you believe even a little in astrology, why then, is it so hard to comprehend that the Mother of God and Her Son exist in this century, just the same as in centuries past…and that they are accessible to all of us?

I am not a special person by any stretch of the imagination.  When I reached out in need, Mary reached back in a very tangible form. I was relentless in my reach for Her to the point that I had my Rosary in hand nearly twenty four hours a day and if it wasn’t appropriate, I had it in my pocket.  I wasn’t begging Her for help because I knew it was coming. Rather,  I was talking to Her, pouring out my heart to Her…as a child does with Her mother.

Many people have asked me recently, how to be more in tune with angels. My answer is always the same:  Reach to Mary.  Ask Her to show you what you need to know and know that She will.

Let’s all put  God back at the center of our lives.

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From The Angels:

Healing: The highest purpose of your healer guides is to restore your self-awareness and self-esteem as children of God and help you accept the love and unlimited blessings that God grants you.

Opening your heart and mind to your worthiness is the best healing of all.

Divine Guidance: If you could see yourself as spirit sees you, there would be no doubt about the importance of this life. You would understand why it’s so vital that you wake up fully and walk the Earth like the Divine being you truly are. Your angels are inspiring you make your best efforts to create a life worthy of remembering. You know the potency of using your next present moments to masterfully create a new way of being.

Being able to make miracles happen is fundamentally a result of how you choose to align yourself, how you choose to use your mind, and how much faith you have in being able to use it to affect your physical world.

You have teachers, observers, and divine guidance available at any time. This world is your arena for growth and learning with the specific purpose of serving and evolving into higher levels of love. There is a higher power working in the universe beyond mere cause and effect. Pay close attention God and the angels are trying to speak to you.

Self-Acceptance: You are important and know that you are called to add value to the world around you.

You have rich treasure inside you that people need. You have more in you than you realize, and you can accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

No matter where you are in life today, you have potential to increase, grow, to be strengthened, and to move forward. God created you for His good purpose and you are His masterpiece!

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Today’s Prayer:

Holy Mary,
help those in need,
give strength to the weak,
comfort the sorrowful,
pray for God’s people,
assist the clergy,
intercede for religious.
Mary all who seek your help
experience your unfailing protection.
Amen.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but, in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen.