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YOU are the HOPE!

Late Sunday afternoon I was sitting on the patio and looking at a rainbow after the hailstorm,  wondering, “What is at the end of it.” Without devoting too much energy into this fleeting thought,  I went to bed and fell into a deep sleep, and began to dream. And in my dream, I was in Las Vegas. I was wearing a black dress and standing at the craps table, alone, and there was NO ONE in sight.  It was just me and the dealer. As the dealer was pushing the dice towards me, I asked, “Where’s everyone.” He looked at me and replied, “You may have to stand alone, but do not be afraid.”  I suddenly awoke, but didn’t have the wherewithal to think clearly.  In fact, I did my best to fall back asleep. When the 6am alarm chimed, I opened my phone to become consciously aware of the horrendous act of evil that’d consumed human lives, but was also aware of the acts of generous heroism.  Pain. Darkness. And Unconditional Love all wrapped up in One.

In these circumstances, I’d venture to say, that for the majority of “us”:  economic status, social values, whether you pray to God, a Higher Power or nothing at all, it doesn’t really matter, because chaos requires your inner Spirit to “step up” despite your PERSONAL beliefs.  During moments of devastation, reckoned with the overwhelming state of grief, the ever-evolving world is destined to transform right before your eyes, and your decision to help is based upon your heart’s inner calling and your willingness to be of service to others.

Regardless of it’s rescuing a living creature from the wrath of rising waters, digging trenches, throwing water onto burning timber, or hovering over a stranger and hauling their body to the hospital, God works through all of us; and in ways that you wouldn’t have imagined…until the situation presents itself.

Your choices matter. So however you’re spiritually, emotionally, physically or financially  connected for making a contribution in life:  your decisions make a impact on those around you.

If you shall ever feel alone in life, you’re not.  There are people ( and beyond) who love and care about you. But remember, during intense atrocities ridden with heartache and pain, darkness has the tendency to pervade the soul and drive you towards the feeling of despair, and this is when you behold the opportunity FOR A MIRACLE to occur, from within, as the Divine invites you to “work” against the challenge of fear. YOU are a Divine being, and VERY capable and stronger than any voice feeding any thought of doubt and insecurities. Keep the Faith.

You are loved. And you are never alone on this journey.

With love,

Angela

 

 

 

 

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

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….