Archives for February 2015
Life is a like a tree with leaves. The angle from which you look at the leaves makes a difference. The way the sunlight falls on the leaves makes a difference. The time of day. The mood you’re in. Trees are multi-dimensioned.
When you climb a tree and look at each leaf with a microscope, you will have microscopic view of leaves. This is what you may often do with your personal life. It is not always to your advantage to view your life as intently as you do. It could make you nearsighted.
Life is to be lived, not examined under a microscope, nor is life to be pushed aside or swept under the carpet or overlooked altogether.
I hesitate to say that life doesn’t need an inspection at all. Insights can arise spontaneously. If I say you will do well to take a long view of life, you may interpret that as just taking a glance, or you may interpret a long view as holding on to the past.
Let the past go and enter the present. You don’t shuffle life along, nor do you race through it. Take the position that life is what it is and that it is also what you make of it. Don’t make too much of life. Well, don’t be in the position of not seeing the forest for the trees.
The life you live can have the appearance of a train with many cars. The life you live can have the appearance of a train chugging uphill, or a train coasting down hill. It can have the appearance of a big beautiful bouquet of roses of all colors.
Even as life comes to you as it comes, you can pluck the roses you favor and put them in a vase. You can hug the roses, or you can toss them away. You can see life as a circus of wild animals and be afraid that the wild animals will be get loose and hurt you. Your life is your life, and you can look at it a million ways, and, ultimately, your life is how you look at it.
Just as when there are two women viewing a dress in a store window, one will love it while the other may shake her head absolutely not.
From one point of view, you might say it doesn’t matter one way or the other. On the other hand, it makes all the difference in the world to the dress. One woman buys it and takes it home. It becomes her dress. She wears it and likes herself in what, after all, is only a dress.
When the woman who doesn’t buy the dress and doesn’t love it receives it as a gift, then the dress might hang in a closet never to be valued, never taken out and worn or regarded as worth much. The dress itself is the same dress. The dress is innocent.
And so is life about how you look at it and how you nurture it. Whether it’s your life or your dress, how you look at it makes all the difference in the world.
Let your life wear well. Let it be acknowledged and appreciated for what it is. Not your favorite color today? Oh, well, that’s okay. You won’t chasten your life because it appeared this way today and not another way today.
When you bake a pie, sometimes the pie comes out better one day than another. Regardless, you eat it with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. What the heck! It was a pie you made. You put it to good use.
It’s true that life carries you along wherever it takes you. At the same time, your opinion of your life matters.
Greet each take eagerly. Welcome each day. No matter in what guise your life appears, you will soon say adieu to it and wave goodbye. A day is a passing thing. Life is a passing thing in the world, yet each day is yours to live in and choose the roses.
“Heavenletter #5204: Choose the Roses,” channeled by Gloria Wendroff, February 22, 2015, at http://heavenletters.org/choose-the-roses.html
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By Shanta Gabriel, www.TheGabrielMessages.com
For this week’s issue, the Message from Archangel Gabriel is a lesson in loving-kindness just for ourselves.
The Gabriel Message card for this week
Give Yourself a Fast from Negative Thoughts about Yourself
This card always shows up at opportune moments when I notice I am being less than compassionate with myself. It is a very old habit. Somehow I took all the criticism I received growing up and heaped it on myself as an adult.
It appeared that I believed that being relentless with myself would somehow make me into a better human. My ego kept me on a very short leash. I guess it wanted to make sure I toed some fine line that would ensure that I acted appropriately and did it correctly. I felt that I was somehow flawed and my natural exuberance needed to be corralled. This made me live in a very contracted state, and of course I attracted people that would step right in and add more judgments in case I relaxed my vigilance.
It was during the millennium shift when I received a brilliant gift from the Universe disguised as the loss of everything I held dear. At that critical juncture I realized that if ever I needed compassion, that was the time. I also started giving myself more permission to be authentic and live what resonated as truth for me. I noticed that when I would back off from my critical mind, my heart would open and I felt more love for all things — including myself. It was a new experience.
It is clear that if being very critical and hard on myself could whip me into shape I would have been enlightened long ago. What my spirit really needs is tenderness and support. It takes a different kind of vigilance to be aware of my habitual thoughts about myself and my world. Usually my feelings let me know. When I’m being hard on myself I feel awful. There’s the first clue. I go out of my way now to be as kind to myself as I am with others. Usually I am very kind to other people and give them the benefit of my love and compassion. This is what I need as well.
Sometimes I just put my hand on my heart when I notice my thinking has gone off the love track. That is the Quick Coherence Technique from HeartMath.org. That simple gesture brings me back into a loving place with myself and helps me attune to the One Heart within all beings. Just touching myself kindly in this way is also very soothing to my inner self, as well as my mammalian body.
Synchronicity was demonstrated just beautifully after I wrote the above paragraph. I went to my email and there from HeartMath was an article about the importance of self-love. When this happens, I am inspired. It helps me to know that I am in tune with my soul. Here is a portion of the article:
Self-love means being more compassionate, patient and accepting of ourselves. It means choosing to make self-care a priority. The idea of self-love might feel a bit awkward, but it is not selfish. It is necessary. As we get better at self-love we feel more confident and understand that self-love and loving others is simply a reflection of our deepest essence.
A little child thrives when she is adored and encouraged. This is also true of our inner spirit. We need to be our own greatest cheerleader and supporter in life. The steps we take to give ourselves the benefit of our love and reassurance will lift our vibrational frequency, making it even easier to feel love about ourselves and the world.
In these times when our vibrational frequencies quickly attract more of the same energy we are thinking and feeling, it is exceptionally important to stay as loving with ourselves as possible. We need to keep our thoughts in alignment with the Divine Mind through awareness. Alignment with that vertical access to Source energy is key to being able to stay more conscious in daily life. From this place we can be more accepting of ourselves and allow the situations in our lives to unfold more gracefully.
It begins with our thoughts and our intention to stay in a loving, accepting place with ourselves. Sometimes it requires we be vigilant with our thoughts, but usually it is enough to be willing to give ourselves the compassion and kindness that we all truly deserve.
Know deeply that you are totally lovable and worthy of all that is good. Now let your heart receive love from the Source of all Life, from the Angels, and most of all, from yourself.
February 22, 2015
The Gabriel Messages #39
Give yourself a fast from negative thoughts about yourself.
You are being asked to give yourself a fast from negative thoughts about who you think you are. Nothing wears down your sense of self more than this type of negative thinking. It is debilitating in every way. Your thoughts are a good place to start in order to affect other areas of your life.
A fast is a time period in which you refrain from some activity. Most people are familiar with a food fast, which allows the digestive system a period of recovery. The same is true for a mental fast. It gives your mind time to recover so you can begin to see the truth in your life without judgment.
The judgmental mind is relentless, constantly seeking out inadequacies to bring them to your awareness. Although shining light into the dark corners of your mind is beneficial, bombarding yourself with negative thoughts, even if you believe them to be true, serves no good purpose.
So what can you do when such incessant thoughts begin in your mind — thoughts like “I should have done better,” “I can never do it right,” and other negative impressions of your personal character?
Go to God first. Ask to know the truth clearly within yourself. Call on the Angels to illuminate your mind with Divine Love and pure Golden Light. Ask for peace in your heart and then offer all your thoughts to the Divine Mind.
During your meditations and prayers, take time to visualize these as limiting thoughts you no longer need. Place them in a box and do something creative with them. Sink them to the bottom of the ocean. Send them to heaven in a colorful balloon, or explode them. Find an image that works for you and purposefully send the negative thoughts out of your conscious mind.
It is a law of nature that empty spaces become quickly filled, so remember to fill your now empty mind with Golden Light. This Light is love energy from the Source of all Life. Light contains the seeds of Divine Intelligence that will stimulate loving thoughts. You can elaborate on this by imagining that your heart is a golden chalice being filled with God’s love.
Repeat this entire process as often as needed until you are no longer willing to tear yourself down and treat yourself unkindly. Instead, see yourself as you truly are — a beloved child of God; a spirit in human form; a clear vessel able to hold the highest possible level of truth; a beautiful, loving being shining Peace into the world.
You can also turn these statements of truth into affirmations or statements of “I AM” and they will become potent reminders, enabling you to strengthen your connection to your divine essence. There is great power in the words “I AM”. Be conscious of whatever you say next because you are making a definitive statement about yourself. You can substitute these or similar affirmations whenever you notice your mind engaged in negative self-talk. Here are some examples:
I am one with God. I am peaceful and loving. I am inspired with thoughts which serve my highest good. I am relaxed and at peace. I am enjoying an abundant lifestyle. I am offering all my work to the Divine Presence and I am fulfilled. I am surrounded and filled with Well-being. I am now empowered to live in harmony with my highest self.
Have these or other phrases ready to quickly turn to, as soon as you notice negative thoughts creeping in. Don’t worry if you don’t believe your words at first. This is just the resistance of old habits of thought and these habits can be changed. Tell your body it is safe to live in these higher frequencies.
Begin now to treat yourself with kindness and compassion. Remember that you are profoundly loved. Know that Angels embrace you in Wings of Pure Light and see you as a beautiful, radiant spirit here to bring love to the world.
This is the truth of who you really are, so please remember your guidance for today:
Give yourself a fast from negative thoughts about yourself.
Archangel Gabriel through Shanta Gabriel, 2015 www.TheGabrielMessages.com
Erasing Cycles of Control by the Celestial White Beings
Channelled through Natalie Glasson- 20th February 2015- www.omna.org
You are existing in a most sacred period upon the Earth, a time of activating and accepting your own vibrations of freedom from your soul. Through the continued presence of love so many beautiful vibrations are activating from your soul to bring renewal, strength and greater harmony to your reality while increasing your alignment to the Creator on all levels of your being. You still exist upon the Earth within the Era of Love, this period will remain with you and will not transform into the Era of Remembrance until you have absorbed, activated, realised and embodied great volumes of love. Until you feel so filled with love that there is a sensation of love overflowing from within your being permanently. To support this sacred shift within your being as you return to your natural essence a vibrational wave of light from the Creator is embedding into the Earth. This wave of light has al ready been communicated to you, being entitled the Crucifixion Wave of Light due to its ability to dissolve all unneeded cycles and habits which hinder your spiritual evolution. This energy activates and brings to your attention all you do not wish to gaze upon held within your being as fears, memories or emotions as well as bringing to completion cycles you have previously focused upon releasing. This is a very powerful energy with a deeply awakening and cleansing affect upon your being. If you wish it to be, it can be the cleansing and new beginning you have been waiting for in your reality and within your being.
We encourage you at this time to focus upon cleansing, purification, release and the acceptance of love during this period of Ascension. Even if you are unsure as to whether to release an energy or habit within you, you can mentally dissolve the attachments in the knowledge it will return to you if the energy is not intended to be released. You cannot truly let go of all that is a part of your true essence only that which is a false perception, an attachment (an energy or idea you are attached to), misinterpretation of yourself or a wound. This signifies with the process of letting go you are increasing the vibration of love within your being and reality, due to the knowingness of releasing that which does not truly belong to you making space for greater forms of love, and that which is your essence being enhanced and returning to you as greater volumes of love when detached from.
The entire process of erasing cycles requires you to enhance an aspect of your being to a heightened level. There is a need to develop your observation and awareness of yourself and reality. Taking time to be aware of your actions, reactions, thoughts and emotions will bring you into a space of clarity and balance where you can make informed decisions guided and supported by your soul, decisions of release and healing for yourself. Your observation of yourself will require great discipline and mastery as it will ask you to witness yourself almost as an outsider, noticing and noting aspects of yourself. This is not to judge yourself, instead it is with the purpose of bringing greater love into your entire being and reality. The question we ask of you now is: do you hold a level of mastery where you can observe yourself and put an end to cycles of habit, pattern or routine even if they are loved by you, knowingness it to be an opportunity for greater love to be present?
To be aware of and observe yourself is to see, sense and acknowledge yourself with clarity and a deep seated love. Through this process with the Crucifixion energies the Creator is asking for love to be more fully embodied within your emotions and thoughts, as well as actions towards yourself. Love is available within and outside of you for your embodiment and experience.
When you observe yourself you are dissolving cycles of control born from illusion and misunderstanding of your truth, in truth you are accepting responsibility and dissolving all forms of control.
Strengthening Your Awareness
We wish to invite you to achieve a very small practice throughout your day in order to enhance your ability to observe and be aware of yourself. This way you will begin to see patterns in your actions, reactions, thoughts and emotions which are no longer aligned with the truth of your essence. As often as you can throughout your day take a moment to inhale and exhale deeply once, then say in your mind or out loud:
‘I am present in my body, succeeding as I, my soul, wish.’
This means, ‘I am,’ the Creator is present in the here and now, in this very moment within your physical body. The Creator is your soul, your soul is an aspect of the Creator working through your being and body with success, completion and achievement guided by the divine will of the Creator. This is a very powerful statement which brings you into alignment with your soul/ the Creator/ love allowing you to observe with clarity all you are, all you wish to be and all you wish to let go of. Once you have achieved this practice then continue with you day noticing the more times you achieve it throughout your day the more powerful it becomes in centring and balancing you. With practice you may discover each time you have renewed your awareness of yourself.
Practicing Self Observation
We invite you to write a list of all aspects of yourself you would be happy to let go of to bring greater joy, love and happiness to your existence. Your list may include fears you wish to free yourself from even if there is evidence of a reason for the fear, thought habits which lead you into sadness or upset of any kind, emotions from the past which still remain with you, memories which continue to cause you pain and suffering, eating or drinking habits which cause damage to your physical body, reactions which are not aligned to the love within you and actions which are simply habit and routine which no longer serve you.
Please write a list and add to it throughout your day to enhance your awareness of yourself. Then in quiet time or meditation take time to observe your list. Ask yourself, what is the message I am trying to tell myself? What do I wish myself to know? Is there a pattern? Is all upon the list a reflection of energy within me wishing to be healed? Take time to contemplate and to gain any inspiration from within which may dawn.
You can ask for healing from us, the Celestial White Beings, at this point, it will always be granted to you.
With your new understanding you may be required to recognise the energy has become a habit within your reality and so will require your awareness to let it go throughout your day. When you recognise the same energy you discovered on your list in aspects of your day created by yourself then you may wish to:
Inhale and exhale deeply once, then say in your mind or out loud:
‘I am present in my body, succeeding as I, my soul, wish. I surrender this cycle and its embedded energy within my being and consciousness. I am healed now; I am the freedom of my soul. I embrace myself in love.’
Inhale, then exhale as if you are releasing all within you, letting everything no longer required to flow from your being eternally. With your next inhalation you can remember yourself as love.
Healing with the Celestial White Beings
We wish to invite you to experience a deep healing with our energies to support the erasing of cycles which hinder your expression and existence as love. In quiet time, simply say in your mind or out loud:
‘Celestial White Beings, I call upon your sacred loving pure vibrations of celestial healing to flow over and through my being. Please bring my entire being into balance and harmony with the purest vibration of love within my heart and soul. Please clear and dissolve all cycles recognised and unrecognised by me which hinder my acceptance of love. Please support me in dissolving…….. (what you wish to erase) by anchoring your pure healing vibrations into my being. I now chose to surrender to you the energies, thoughts, emotions and patterns I am holding onto with misunderstanding of my true essence and self. Please work with me daily until the energy I have chosen to release is erased permanently. I open myself fully to receive your healing now. Thank you Celestial White Beings.’
You may wish to sit or lie down breathing in the vibrations of healing we express to you. With every breathe you exhale you know you are erasing the cycles no longer needed. Enjoy as we surround you in our healing light and love.
Healing and support is always available to you,
The Celestial White Beings
This disruption is a blessing that may come disguised as that which you do not want in your world. Sometimes knowing what you don’t want is the quickest way to knowing what you do want for yourself in all situations. Clarity of mind is necessary in order to bring about that which you would like to see manifested in every area of your life.
Daily life is the cosmic educational system. Every disruption of energy has something to teach. You are here to learn and to grow from your experiences. It’s important to remember that it is possible to learn from Joy as well as pain. This is your choice.
A disruption of the status quo creates change. Though change is often uncomfortable, it is intended to bring you continually closer to God. This is your larger life goal, and it’s helpful to remember this “bigger picture” when changes occur. It is often the energy from a disruptive circumstance that can propel you to your greater good. Changes are upsetting because you do not know what is coming into your life and this may cause you to feel fearful. But please remember that whatever comes to you can be a significant opportunity for spiritual growth and that you have Angels to walk with you through these changing times.
You can ask for what you want. Claim the greater good that will come from the disruption that has occurred. Ask for the perfect outworking for all concerned in any situation. When you desire that which is for the highest good of all, you set in motion the forces of the universe to support you. All that you need is miraculously provided when you are in alignment with your inner being.
So when upsets happen, bless them. Write them down, place your hand over the writing and imagine brilliant, divine light, which is God’s healing energy, working through the situation. Claim Divine Order and know that God and the Angels are available to assist in a perfect outpouring for your highest good. Remember your message from the Angels today:
A disruption of energy serves to bring clarity — bless it.
Shanta Gabriel, 2015 www.TheGabrielMessages.com