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Joy from Above. Sacred gifts from healing angels….

If you’ve read my memoir, A Charmed Journey, you may have come to the understanding that sharing my life’s journey lies within offering personal stories and spiritual messages when observing the “Extraordinary” in action. Expressing my thoughts about living a spiritually driven life is the catalyst that fuels my soul whether it be communicated in paperback, ebook, video or a post in a social media newsfeed. And yeah…I get it! I know my stories may seem a little “out there” for some, and that’s okay! We do what we do to understand the depths of who we are as spiritual beings having a human experience. Life is about growing, sharing, caring and evolving and that is why we need each other— in relationship(s). The path of seeking consciousness remains in the journey inward; but be mindful that your greatest teacher may be represented in the behavior reflected from others, so that YOU can recognize and fully embody the gift of Presence in each moment.

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Excerpts from: A Charmed Journey: An Inspired Guide to Personal Transformation

I didn’t grow up as a bible thumper, but I did grow up Catholic, going to church school on Wednesday’s and mass on Sundays. My mother would come into my room, bright and early Sunday mornings, get me out of bed and help me get ready. I would moan and groan about having to go, sometimes threatening to wear my pajamas; but my mom didn’t care. Her response was: “God doesn’t care what you look like, just as long as you show up.”

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The Message:

As I was sitting behind a couple of women at church, I was admiring the holiday decor and noticed the beautiful angel glorifying the top of the Christmas tree.  Feeling a bit taken back by the essence of merriment that filled the air, a slew of emotions began to satiate my mind as I thought, “I wish my mom were here. She would really love it.”

Within seconds, the woman in front of me stood up and began taking off her coat. She leaned towards her friend and says, “Sometimes it’s more important to just BE HERE. I thought about wearing my pajamas this morning.” (chuckle chuckle)

Overhearing this comment made me laugh because it reminded me of what I used to say to my mother when I was 8 years old– especially when I was busy hiding under the warm covers and adamant about defying her instructions. .

This particular conversation between two people whom I didn’t know, not only put a gigantic smile on my face, but also served as spiritual messengers in reminding me that love never dies—it only transforms.  And although our loved ones (two-legged and/or four) are no longer at our side, their spirit is eternal–and often enhanced with a sense of humor.


So as you move throughout your daily life…..

Remember…..

The holiday season has the tendency to stir up emotions such as grief, loneliness, and sadness stemming from a devastating loss. Be with it. Cry. Be upset. Allow yourself to experience the emotion that desires to be expressed.  This is the path to healing.  Situations present “itself” so you can heal yourself–and to give YOU the gift and opportunity to choose Grace. 

When using your “eyes to see and ears to hear,” the sacred signs of hope are omnipresent and represented in an array of forms: physical and non-physical, human and non-human. And if you shall wonder if your life is being held in the arms of Unconditional Love; stop what you’re doing, close your eyes and breathe deeply. For it is within the silence of the mind that eternal wisdom and guidance will reveal itself to you, and your path becomes clear as the warmth of Goodness fills your heart with JOY.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas,
~Angela

How the Power of Forgiveness may Open the Door to Your Success!

I wanted to share this story because it’s a WOW moment and may provide inspiration if you’re interested:)

Because of my personal experiences and studying the mind-body-spirit connection for over 16 years, I know the havoc that emotions can cause when left unattended and suppressed. An unhealthy state- of- mind can effect EVERYTHING; and this “energy” has the ability to inhibit external “success” from fully manifesting in the physical form.
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The nature of my life’s “work” that I’m honored to continuously share astounds me. As I meet with clients for a myriad of reasons, it’s clear to me that life, in general, is an on-going healing process of forgiveness, acceptance and unconditional love for ourselves, and others. It’s even more fascinating how each individual soul seeks various outlets to realize it’s greatest expression of Self; as well as guide the heart into a deeper awakening through experiencing physical challenges.

**Chris (name change) come into my office because he was feeling “stuck” in his career. He’d been waiting for months to receive a call-back from this potential job offer, but to no avail. He felt he’d done everything in his power (or so he thought) to get this position, and now, Chris was running out of hope and asked my opinion about pursuing his endeavors.

During our conversation, he was explaining to me all the reasons “why” he wasn’t getting this opportunity. I agreed, but intuitively knew his theory was lacking substance and unfortunately wasn’t going to provide the results he desired. After listening to him talk, I was then inspired to offer spiritual direction on how to help him spark the internal energy necessary to create new beginnings.

I told him to consider forgiving his previous boss. And although he felt justifiable logic for being angry because of her thoughtless behaviors, the burden of carrying this emotional upset was draining his authentic power and jading his future. He tried his best to avoid this inevitable truth. But as soon as I saw his eyes swell with tears, I knew this was his next step to gain emotional freedom that cultivates outer success.

Before he left my office that day, I gave him a few “thoughts to ponder,” and he agreed to immediately put forth the effort into healing. (He really wanted the job!) And as he was exiting the door, I felt compelled to say, “Forgiveness is key…but your WILLINGNESS towards forgiveness is truly the most important piece of the puzzle. God can work miracles when there is an opening within the heart.”

Four days later he sent me a message..He got the job!

The Power behind forgiveness….Cool, huh!!?!

End of story…

Freedom, Inner Happiness & Peace begins with YOU!

If I can offer one piece of inspirational  advice about what I’ve learned on my personal journey seeking inner happiness and peace; I’d offer these words of encouragement: “Know Thyself.”  What is your modus operandi?  How do you behave when no one else is looking?  What are the consistent thoughts the pervade through your mind? Are you willing to STAND UP for what you believe in?

What you believe to be true about yourself and life in general, the external world will begin to magnify your ideals.  Therefore;  if you desire to transform your life then it’s essential to “dig deep” into your heart of heart’s, and from the core of who you are, graciously begin to uncover the sabotaging behaviors that may be impeding a vibrant future. Without a doubt, the emotional baggage you’ve harbored for years has a way of rising to the surface when you least expect it; and before you know it,  you’ve manifested your “new” reality. This is a pivotal point in your life because standing on this precipice of change is when you can transpose the inner chaos into a powerful beacon of light. You are a spiritual being having a human experience and your mission is to love and accept ALL OF YOU —excluding NO THING, and manifest the life you desire.

There is the fine art to mastering yourself. No one ever said this process would be easy; so you’ll have to “pull yourself up by your boot straps” and move forward with integrity, kindness, and gratitude.  The negative, critical mind chatter will have to cease and you begin to approach your life that will embrace the path of healing.

So when you are ready to climb into your emotional closet and set yourself free from perpetual judgments and self-limiting beliefs—you’ll be well on your way to knowing happiness and inner peace.  As the Universal Law states, “As within, so without.”

Without hesitation, your “job” to soul-fully living your life’s purpose is to create opportunities of abundance while capitalizing on your strengths and embracing your weaknesses so that you can move forth with deep appreciation for life’s experiences. Take the knowledge you have gained from previous situations and translate the lessons learned into wisdom. Continue on your journey in dignity and grace; focusing on making wise and conscious choices, everyday.

Understand this: The energy you emanate has a rippling effect on those around you. When you “lighten the load” on your heart, and begin to notice the many faces of miracles that are surrounding you—you’ll be amazed on how your life has shifted while empowering and changing the world around you.

Namaste 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Inspired note from Spirit

“Self confidence, self-esteem, strength, and courage is NOT given to anyone. It is earned through self-reflection, growing-up, confronting your own inner demons..and taking ownership of healing YOUR life. True success is attained through realising your own Divinity; rising above the false sense of Self, and demonstrating compassion to those who need it the most. Life isn’t easy…but you can choose on how you are going to “show up” for yourself, as well as, for others.”

Fall into Abundance!

Fall has arrived and it’s time to reap the benefits from the seeds you’ve sown and harvest the fruits of your labor.  This is also the season for transformation –and embracing change.   The energetic shifts that occur during this time of year are palpable.  Not only can you feel it, but you can see it!  Ranging from various outdoor color schemes and mother nature’s furry creatures acquiring new winter coats, to the desire to eat hearty foods  –change is pervasive.   

 And…it’s the opportune time to purge, and release stagnate chi or energy that may be holding you back.  The Universe works in mysterious ways.  But, in order for new opportunities, people and experiences to present themselves, it’s essential to make “space” for the shift to occur—in the mind, body and environment.  Through intentionally letting go of excess baggage, you are communicating to the Universe that you are ready to move forward. The Universe is an unlimited supply of energy– trust it.  Be willing to let go of anything that is no longer serving you and detach–and this includes “stuff” –the material possessions you continuously find yourself shuffling from one corner to the next. 

 So, I wanted to share with you a feng shui tip that I make an effort to do every spring and fall.  I clean house by clearing stagnant energy using lemon or orange essential oils and scrubbing the floor, baseboards and door handles.  I also re-organize and give away clothes, books, stuff and remove clutter.  I consciously move the energy in my house and office by  “shifting” the chi: cleansing, shedding and purging.  Remember, if your mind-set enforces insensible thoughts such as  “there is not enough to go around, so I better keep this just in case” then you’re demonstrating a scarcity and lack mentality; therefore, closing the door for new opportunities and limiting the Universe’s ability to graciously give.  If you believe the Universe is abundant, it will be.  If you believe there isn’t enough to go around– those beliefs will materialize as well.  You get what you focus on —consciously or unconsciously.      

 Purging can be a daunting process. Start small, but tackle it head on!! Begin with the basement, a corner in your house, the closet or maybe a drawer. Recycle papers, magazines, computers, clothes, blankets, or whatever it is that is taking up excess space.  And, if the articles are still in good condition, consider donating these items to the homeless, schools and pet shelters.

The heaviness of toting around physical clutter can be quite cumbersome. Cleanse your environment and physically make room for abundance–internally and externally.  Besides, it’s always the giving season!  Share. Donate. Be a blessing and you will be blessed.  What you give away is returned and magnified.  You reap the seeds you sow. 

 

A Message about Miracles

 I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with God last week.  I know that when I receive intuitive messages for myself, I also need to share these words of inspiration with others.  (My disclaimer:  Spirit is right to the point when I ask for guidance.  If the message seems a little harsh, well, it is, because that’s how I needed to hear it).

 Last week,  I said, “God, I need a miracle. I desire to take my business to the next level and sell more books. What do I need to do?”  And this was the reply:

 Message #1

”If you choose NOT to “see” the miracle in everything and everyone, YOU are missing the point.  Miracles and blessings are everywhere! If your ego needs to “see” a miracle, go outside and LOOK at a tree.  Notice it’s magnificence. Imagine how many storms it had to weather in order to become the structure that it is today.  Become aware. Look into the eyes of child or animal and feel their innocence.  Take a moment–feel your own heartbeat. That’s a miracle!”

 Message #2

Get over yourself.  Become miracle minded. Instead of asking for a miracle, BE A MIRACLE!  Everywhere you go, look for ways to BE a miracle in somebody’s  life.  Period.

 My mission:

I began to look for ways on how I could positively impact anything (a friend, neighbor, stranger, an animal, or the environment).  My goal was to serve, unconditionally–either through helping an entrepreneur promote their business, giving a compliment, a smile, holding a door, picking up litter, or simply by holding space for a complete stranger, without judgment or criticism,  being in a state of peace and expressing love.

 Guess what happened….

 On Thursday, my book hit the best-sellers list on Amazon.  Sure, that was really exciting and I’m eternally grateful.  But, in all honesty, the best part of this exercise wasn’t about me or my book.  It was about the joy I felt in my heart when I was on a mission to BE A MIRACLE for somebody else!  It was so much fun!!!

 Starting today, I challenge you to BE miracle minded.  Be the miracle you are seeking in your own life!  Start small.  Do it for one-day, a week or a month.  Journal about your experiences.  Notice how your outside world begins to change with a slight shift in your consciousness.  

 With much love and gratitude,

Angela 

P.S.  If you know someone who may benefit from this message, please forward it.  It just may be what they needed to hear….

The Body’s “Secret” Language

Do you know that your body’s innate wisdom is constantly providing you with valuable insights regarding your well-being? Yes!  Your body is a highly intelligent and intuitive vehicle that is constantly communicating with you; signaling whether or not you are making wise choices before taking a leap of faith. 

 This is a simple exercise you can utilize when wanting to gain clarity through connecting with your body’s wisdom concerning a particular situation in areas such as: health, travel, relationships, career choices, plus many others. In most situations, it’s imperative to ask in order to receive…and then be willing to act on the “ah-ha   moments” or the “subtle signs” that are begging for attention.

 EXERCISE

Close your eyes and imagine yourself actively “in” the new environment, or perhaps, standing next to the person you feel an attraction towards. Whatever the case, submerse yourself “in” that situation. Then take a deep breath and ask yourself,  “Is this ____________(fill in the blank) in my highest and best good?” Immediately, become aware of your initial  “gut” reaction.  What sensation is happening in your belly? Are you energized and feeling excited or is your stomach doing flip-flops in a not-so-good kind of way?  Do you feel like something is “off” but you just can’t put your finger on it?  Do your eyes feel tired?  These are examples of the various ways your body may be speaking to you.  Take note:  If it doesn’t feel good and your energy is being depleted, it may be wise to re-think your options.   

These are a few ideas on how the body chooses to grab your attention, but ultimately, your perception of your body’s language is up to you.  Value yourself.  Your time, energy and body are sacred.  Never sacrifice the best version of who you are to accommodate someone else’s happiness or waste precious time in an environment that will eventually make you sick. You are an infinite being with unlimited potential.  Surrounded yourself with healthy individuals who feed your Spirit, support, and inspire you to continuously learn and grow in this journey called life.