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.
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.
John Henry Cardinal Newman