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Hi, dear ones.  Sending waves of abundant love to you all.  The angels wrap you up in their beautiful wings and shower their blessings of peace on you.

I don’t know about you, but I’m the type who likes to figure stuff out.  I like to get to the bottom of the whys of life.  I really like analytical stuff.  I took statistics three times in college!  (Actually, the courses were required for my degree, but still . . .)

The angels say, though, that our tendency to work things out mentally can be a hinderance to our spiritual opening and flourshing.

Some things, we just simply won’t figure out, no matter how hard we try or how many times we turn it over and over in our heads.  There are things that just won’t make sense, just can’t be cataloged and filed away.

They say some of those “mysteries” of life are just the ego’s way of keeping us spinning our wheels in our limited perceptive field so that we don’t delve into the Mysteries of life — those deep, profound spiritual questions that keep us moving toward enlightenment and awe.

Those little mysteries are so compelling, though, aren’t they?  They keep us engaged.  Sometimes it’s a grudge or rivalry that you don’t really understand or remember the source of.  Sometimes it’s the outer manifestation of stuff — illness or tragic events or “acts of God”.  Those things — even though they don’t feel small at the time (they dominate our mental space) — are actually fitting into very small spaces in the overall picture of our Lives.  The image I get is a piece from a 1,000 piece puzzle — it’s just a tiny bit of the overall picture.

The angels ask you to step aside from these little mysteries — if even just for a few minutes a day.  See yourself beyond that.  Try to imagine yourself standing in the purity and expansiveness of heaven, looking at yourself on earth and begin to find perspective within your heart and mind.  Look at your life with wise knowing of the fullness of who you are and where you come from.

You are a beloved child of God and you come from the very heart and mind of pure, unconditional love and acceptance.  You are greatness and greatness surrounds you.  That is the Truth of your spiritual self — and that is an eternal state of being.

This lifetime with its challenges, tests and hurdles is not eternal — it’s very temporary.  It’s almost like an obstacle course — you know, one of those really hard, military-type ones.  You may not always feel like it, but you’re up to the test of this obstacle course.  You’re conditioned well.  You know what you need to know.

Remember that this knowing resides within you — deep within you.  You can begin to access this deep wisdom by quieting the mental chatter of these outer mysteries.  As you do that — quieting and centering — you will begin to find yourself drifting to that place of deep Mystery.  That is divine wisdom, living within your Self.

Ask your angels to accompany you as you journey to that inner place — they are joyful travel companions.  Don’t put any pressure on yourself to “get it right” or “perfect” — those are little mental mysteries that hold you back.

Just let yourself float inward.

As you continue to practice this, you will begin to receive brilliant, divine guidance about your life.  Very likely you will receive instruction to forgive all outward appearances of situations and of people.

Then, as you continue to forgive lower vibrational experiences like competition, hate, anger, fear and rivalry, you will begin to feel yourself running parallel to the wisdom that brought you the guidance.  You’ll have awakened that part of you to the point where it does not take special meditative preparation anymore.  It’s just on.

And, that, my dear friends is a Mystery that you will have no need of figuring out.  It just will be.

Here comes a train!  How do you feel when the red lights start to flash and the barriers lower right in front of your car?

Before I had children, I’m guessing I was probably annoyed by the delay.  I was always in a hurry.  I was a corporate type back then.  All I could think of is what was coming next in my day (and I was probably running late!).

And, you know what?  You can’t do a thing about a train.  You can’t drive through it.  You have to wait.  That can trigger control issues within us.

We love to control things!  We like to know what’s coming next and how we’re going to handle it.  Sure, we sometimes like spontenaity, but most of the time we want to control our lives.   Every single little detail (or else we get a little testy).

Way back when, I embraced the concept of “appreciating” the delay because maybe it kept me from getting into an accident, or something like that.  You just never know about those unexpected delays . . .  [wink]

But, truthfully, that was sort of lip service.  Yes, I kind of believed that I was being looked after by the traffic angels, but mostly I just was annoyed by the delay.

Once my children came along, though, the brilliance of their sweet little spirits began to crack open my perspective on things.  For example, trains!  My first-born is a boy, and he was always a “wheels” guy — loved all sorts of vehicles.  So, when there was a train (or a bulldozer . . . or a dumptruck . . . or a school bus . . . or a semi-truck) it brought him utter joy and excitement.  We’d stop on purpose to watch it pass!  Sometimes the goal of our whole day was seeing what kinds of wheels we saw.

Today, my youngest child and I saw a nice, long train and we counted the cars together as we watched it roll past.  To her it was a really fun game (actually it was fun for me too).

My children brought to me the concept of being in the present.  Being fully present right where you are.  Making the most of whatever is right in front of you.  Not bemoaning the past, not stressed out about the future.  Just being right here, right now.

As a mama you’re forced into that “present” thing.  But to really embrace it takes an extra step.  There’s the surrender of it, the letting go of control — and being okay with that.  Actually, delighting in it.

The angels remind us that being in the present is “better” than living in the past or in the future, but still we’re striving for the eternal.  But, getting to the present is a really important step, because that’s where the door of eternity is!  You can’t find eternity in the past and it doesn’t exist in the future.  It is right here, with you, right now.

The door to eternity begins to appear to you as you find your center, your stillness.  It begins to open as you fill yourself with the love of heaven and begin to practice the forgiveness of heaven.  Its light and warmth enfolds you and you recognize the feeling and the sight of it.  It’s home.  And, you belong there.

The angels and I encourage you to remember that your home is eternal — and it’s right at your fingertips.  Today!

The next time you’re stopped for a train . . . meditate, pray, contemplate, bask in the sunbeam.  Let yourself remember your heart’s home.  And, our dear traffic angels remind you:  there is a reason for the delay — it may be your reason or it may be someone else’s, but there are no coincidences!  [wink]

Blessings today, friends!

Hi, dear friends!  Blessings to you as spring is upon us.

A lot of people I know are experiencing some intensity right now — either through emotions, physical condition, relationships, money, job or their spiritual path (of course, in the end, it’s all path . . .).  For some people it’s change and for some it’s worries of the future (and for almost everyone there are memories from the past that affect us).   For many there’s a feeling of standing on shaky ground — like anything could happen (and we’re afraid it will!).

The angels send you messages of spring cleaning as demonstrated by nature.  They remind us that  S P R I N G  has arrived!  That which we have longed for . . . waited for . . . endured winter for!

If any of you know the darling book “Ollie’s Ski Trip” by Elsa Beskow, you know of King Winter’s housekeeper Mrs. Thaw and what a mess she can make!  She, with her broom, whisking away the dingy snow, the half-composted leaves, the sand and gravel.  Yes, she cleans it up, but the process of cleaning up is no tidy matter.

The same is true for those things we want to clean up within ourselves.  Where do we have some dingy snow hiding in the cold, shady spots?  Where are there layers of dead, decaying leaves and mulch?  Where’s the dirt?  The filth?

Time to clean it out!

The angels ask us to look at the forces of nature and bring those methods within us.  Heavy winds are trademarks of spring time as the movements of cold air and warm air clash.

Can we find spots within us that are clashing — a new thought with an old belief?  Compassion with judgment?  Boundaries with service?  Those clashes hold the potential to bring about swift changes within us.

Sorting through these opposites, trying to integrate the new with the old, can leave us feeling ungrounded, desperately searching for something to cling onto.

The angels remind you the most stable thing to cling onto is your relationship with the divine.  Meditation, contemplation and prayer allow you to find that place of centeredness and peace.  From that place you can hear your guidance — you receive your next step.  From that place the pieces begin to fit together.  Those things that seemed opposite now melt together and greater clarity arrives.  Wisdom builds.  Perspective broadens.

And, when you connect in that place, the clean up happens — the winds of change blow through, cleaning out the corners, the cracks and crevices, behind, under, above and through.  You’re safe in the eye of the storm, though.  The recipient of the brilliance of change.

You’re safe and looked after.  Those things that need to be shaken up, are.

Don’t worry about being harmed.  You can bend but not break, regardless of what the outer appearances may be.  Your spirit continues to shine brightly — even more brightly as you remove the layers that no longer serve you.

Blessings to you as the spring gales come.

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