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The advice I was given when having a Conversation with God–“Turn on the Light”

Last week I was invited to speak at a private healing retreat to give an “In-Spirit-ational” talk and teach a half-day workshop. As I prepared to share an array of pragmatic skills and/or techniques I’ve acquired from studying with gurus from around the world; I also have a clear understanding that often times during a conversation, I’ll be inspired to contribute a story about my “Extra-ordinary” teachings that have provided me with valuable insights.

During the lecture, one of the participants stood up to ask the question, “Why can’t I change my life? I’ve hired the best coaches. I’ve read all the best spiritual books. I’ve tried positive thinking but nothing works! I’m out of hope. My business sucks, my marriage is over, and to top it off, I crashed my motorcycle last week. So what can I do to fix my life??”

In that moment, it was clear to me that this man was experiencing a tremendous amount of pain while also knowing he was in the midst of a personal transformation. Whether he wanted to face this cold reality or not, he was being given the Divine opportunity to master inner aspects of himself that were manifesting in his external world. This was his golden opportunity to “dig” deep into the vastness of his heart and to willingly grow as a spiritual being having a human experience, and heal his life from the inside out.

I could feel this man’s angst. I know because I’ve been there, too. There was a time when my life was a complete train wreck and there wasn’t anything comfortable about feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. But in retrospect, this was the “perfect storm” to become aware of the choices I was consciously or unconsciously creating. These were the moments to get brutally honest with myself, my life, and build an unwavering relationship with the Truth.

But before I responded to him, I took a deep breath, made eye contact and said, “You might want to sit down for this. I have an “out-of-the-box” encounter that I’d like to share you. Are you willing to have an open mind and listen?” He nodded yes and proceeded to sit.

I then said, “I may not have your answer but what I do know is this: When your life is no longer working for you, beating yourself up or pointing fingers ridden with guilt, anger and resentment is NEVER the answer. But what WILL raise you out of this conundrum is to add more “Light” to your unanswered questions and greatest fears.  In fact, add more authenticity. More integrity. More Unconditional Love. Add more God into everything. Choosing to pour these essential ingredients into your life will energetically shift the frequency of who and what you attract; therefore, changing the quality of your daily experiences.

****And… I would like to share with you a personal, mystical experience that was my “wake-up” call into knowing this.  During one of the darkest moments in my life, literally, I spent more time ruminating in fear and in victim mode than I did dwelling in Love and gratitude—-and my attitude was about to get an “Inspired” adjustment.****

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This happened one morning while I sitting at the foot of my bed having one of my many conversations with God…. (Yes, I talk to God, all day, everyday)

God: Are you going to open the curtains this morning?

Me: Nope. I’m going to choose to sit in the dark.

God: Are you sure?

Me: Yes.

End of conversation.

I then stood up, took a shower, got dressed, walked down the stairs and out the front door.

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8pm that evening:

I arrived at home after a long day of running in circles being a “chaotic busy body.” As I ventured up the stairs and into my bedroom, right before my eyes was an “Awe-inspiring Ta-Da” moment! Every light was turned on full-blast and beaming towards the middle of the room. Yes, I know, sounds crazy, huh? But God stopped me dead in my tracks and humbled me like no other.

Me: (In my best grumpy voice) “Really? What is this about?”

God: “We thought we would add light to your situation.”

End of story.”

This Magnificent experience was a game changer for me because I was being forced to shift my way of thinking, followed up with mindful actions. My given challenge was to shed more light where there was a shadow of a doubt. Period.

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After I shared this story in the workshop, of course, there were a few participants who looked at me with a stare of disbelief; but then there were those who didn’t. The Light turned on.

As my mentor once told me, “Thank God for those of us who are cracked because we are the ones who let the Light in.”

Namaste,

Angela

P. S. If you should ever find yourself sitting in a room full of darkness, the answer is: Turn on the Light. 🙂

The first step for Changing your Life: Change your Thoughts!

As Above, So Below

“Tis true without lying, certain and most true. That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that which is below.” – Isaac Newton
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If you are wanting to transform your life, then it’s imperative to elevate your level of consciousness and become aware of the consistency of your thoughts that you’re allowing pervade through your mind. As it has been proven time and time again; energy becomes matter and thoughts create things.

The power to transform your life is to BE mindfully present in the Presence of the moment. The here and now. It’s truly the only moment that you honestly beget the power to control –or change. By choosing to take personal responsibility for the quality of experiences you desire to attract, then, without exception, you must hold yourself accountable for the energy that is expressing itself through you at all times.

Always Expect the Unexpected!

If you personally know me or have read my book, you would know that my daily life’s adventures are anything but the “norm.” At times, I even say “WTF” and doubt the obvious. But then, I re-focus and know that this is how my world “rolls.”   So I get over it, get into the flow of life, and enjoy the ride. And quite honestly, I love it! I never know what to expect; but I trust it’s always for the greater good.  Furthermore, I know that my purpose is to share these inspirational stories with anyone who wants to listen. My intention is that they may offer a glimmer of hope, be a source of motivation or stimulate a laugh. And I’m finally at the stage in life when I don’t take things so personally (but, hey…I’m still work in progress.) My mom always told me that my big mouth may get me into trouble someday, and… she was correct! I loved that woman! :)}

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“My Daily MOJO”

Before I get out of bed in the morning, I do my best to remember to say, “God, please show me how/where you want me to be of service today”…and then I listen, and pay attention to where I’m being directed.   No matter what, I trust that I’ll be guided throughout the day. I also know, from personal experience, that whatever or whoever “shows up” is a reflection of me. And the Universe never ceases to amaze me.

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A few days ago, I walked into a coffee shop to eat, drink and write; and randomly sat next to a gentleman who was preparing for a job interview. We struck up a conversation and I began asking him questions that his future employer may ask, such as: “What can you do for me? What are your skill sets? Why should I hire you?”  I also mentioned that when he walks into his interview he needs to be confident and “KNOW his $h%T!!”  Own it!!  And try not to come from a place of ego and entitlement. To be driven by his soul and being of service to others. And through setting this intention, doors may open unlike anything his mind could have ever imagined.”  He replied, “Yes, ma’am” and gave me a big hug. I, then, ended the conversation with, “Be yourself and whatever happens, happens,” and walked out…

So today, I walked into a different coffee shop –and who was sitting there??? Yep! You guessed it! The same dude I met two days prior!! (I know…do- do- do- do.) I approached him to ask if he had gotten the job. He looked down, “Nope. They didn’t hire me. I have every qualification. I have the experience. They need to hire 75 people. I’m a hard worker. I love people. I just don’t understand what I did wrong. I needed this job so badly.”  And then he began going into his “story” of why he didn’t get the job and started coming up with reasons why they didn’t hire him.

And then these words fell out of my mouth. (I couldn’t help myself.)

I said, “Whoa. Whoa. Whoa.  If you are going to make up a story about why you didn’t get the position, it needs to sound a helluva lot better than the one I’m hearing right now! The truth is is that the “perfect” situation will come along at the right time. God didn’t want you to have that job or you would have gotten it!   And maybe, just maybe, He has something better in store for you. More money. Better work environment, etc.  And besides, this situation may be your lesson in patience—and a negative attitude isn’t going to get you anywhere.” He sat down and replied, “You’re right. God has a bigger, better plan for me.  I’m going to trust in that. “OK good”, I said.  And then I continued to spill coffee all over the table… (yeah, that was awesome)

One minute later (and I’m not exaggerating) his phone rang. It was someone he’d interviewed with over a month ago and they had finally gotten around to calling him to say, “He made the cut. He got the job!” I could barely believe my ears either, and yes, I was listening.

He got off the phone, looked at me and said, “They want me to be there at 11am today. This is unbelievable. I have no words. This is my dream job!” And I said, “Yep. There are no words. So count your blessings and get your butt there on time. “ I was so happy for him that I began crying!!

He asked, “Before I go, can we say a prayer together?” I said, “Absolutely! I’ll take every prayer that I can get!”

It was truly one of those experiences that I’ll never forget. This situation added more validation on how the unexpected can “show up” when you’re open to infinite possibilities and can get out of your own way. Fun stuff!! Namaste 🙂

“God gave us two hands. One to receive with, and the other one to Give.” ~ Billy Graham