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Happy Valentine’s Day!  Sending waves of love to all of you.  Hoping that you can feel love flowing in and out of your hearts today and everyday.

We really are surrounded at all times by our dear angels.  Really.  Even when we’re acting our worst — our most out of alignment.  They never turn their backs on us or judge us.  They only love us and want to help.

When we’re sitting there, head in hands, overwhelmed, depressed, freaking out, they’re there right behind us with their hands on our shoulders and their foreheads resting on the back of our heads.  They’re wise and gentle and loving.  They are what we as humans, in our most evolved possility, may near achieving.

I am so grateful for their constant companionship and for their brilliant guidance (even when I choose to ignore them — why do I do that??).

The good news is that I ignore them for shorter periods of time these days.  So, that must mean that some of their wisdom is beginning to rub off on me!  It continues to be a process of surrender.

My ego loves to be in charge.  It loves to bring me things to freak me out so that I fall back into those old patterns of worry, fear, anger, blame, yak, yak, yak.  You’d think I’d recognize it.  You’d think I’d laugh and say, “Not this time, ego — I’ve got you beat!  I choose to love and trust and not fall into those old ways.”  You’d think . . .

But, I do get there.  And, now instead of it taking several days of whining, blaming, ranting, raving, lamenting, feeling guilty — it only takes about an hour before I find my sanity again.  In fact, now I’m beginning to see the angels out of the corner of my eye/heart/mind in the midst of the freak out.  That’s progress.

I don’t turn my head and fall into their loving wisdom, though — not right away anyway. About an hour later I do.  I realize what a nasty little trick my ego played and that I let myself get tricked again.  Drat.

The angels just chuckle and welcome me back into their embrace, loving me sweetly.  When the dust of the freak out settles and I move into my meditative, receptive place, they’ll tell me what it was all about.  What part was mine — what I need to learn, accept, heal, forgive — and what wasn’t mine — what I need to disconnect from, release, forgive and heal.

It really is a lovely process (minus the freak-out, of course).  There will come a time when the ego will present a trick — like the witch from Hansel and Gretel — and it will look so tempting to bite into, but I won’t do it.  I won’t be tempted.  I’ll just resist and allow a wave of wisdom to pass over me and through me and I’ll know with clarity what I need to forgive, learn, heal, whatever.  I’ll act with wisdom and not add anything that is not love and truth.

I’ve had the experience of it working that way and it feels like a victory!  My vibration begins to soar!  I feel like I can handle anything!  I’m earning my wings.

The same is coming for you.  The more you commit to the path of uniting in spirit with God/Univeral Source Energy/Your Higher Self, the more you will find these unpleasant ego tricks to be easier and easier to recover from.

Not to be a bummer, but just to let you know, the ego is pretty clever.  It will bring you increasingly difficult (but, hopefully subtle) challenges.  It can be tempting to fall into righteous indignation about some of the stuff.  But, when the freak out dust settles and you realize what it was all about, you’ll see it for the trick it was.

Please remember, you are not your ego.  You are an expression of God.  You are a child of the Creator of all there is.  You are love.  You are wisdom.  You are Truth.

And, you are surrounded by protective, loving angels who are on hand to guide you in each step you take (and each word you speak).  It may be a mountain we climb, but we are well equipped for the journey.

Go inward, friends.  Find your connection.  Feel the love that is coming to you this beautiful Valentine’s day.


The journey.   Forward and upward.  Except when it feels like backward and downward.  It’s a little of both, isn’t it?  But, really, it’s an upward trend for the most part.

It’s the beauty of contrast — duality.  We get to experience the ups and the downs.  It would be nice to always be vibrating super-high, loving everyone and understanding the bigger picture in each moment (and that’s where we’re headed — it really is!), but for now, we take in the ups (and love them!) and we take in the downs (and examine them).

The downs can tell us fascinating things about ourselves.  It gives us a chance to see more of ourselves, to find a deeper love for ourselves, and then in others too.  Sometimes, other people show us ourselves like a mirror.  Sometimes it’s the best of ourselves and sometimes it’s what we need to acknowledge, forgive, heal and release.  And, then we can love and appreciate them for that deep service they offered.

It’s like the Dalai Lama says (I paraphrase from “The Art of Happiness”):  you must love your enemies because they will teach you things that your friends never would.  Sometimes we’re our own enemies, and sometimes others are the enemies/teachers.

The angels and I encouarge you to stay the course.  Stay focused on the positive — the love, the harmony and tolerance.  For yourself and for those people you come into contact with.  Learn.  Always be open to seeing what gift is presenting itself to you and receive it with an open hand and a willing heart. 

Life is truly an amazing quilt of colors, textures, shapes and patterns.  Drink it in and find yourself in it.  Let it be a feast for you!  The sweet and the sour.

Blessings on the path, friends.  The angels walk beside you each step of the way.

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