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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

 

 

 

 

When LOVE speaks, choose to Listen: Inspirational Story

I woke up early this morning to go to church, but before I actually got out of bed, the thought “hit” me that I wasn’t to go to church, but instead, go for a walk…so I did.

As I’m just beginning to “circle” around the lake, I passed this woman (and her cute doggie) and noticed that she was crying. My mind said “keep walking. It’s none of your business” but my heart said, “turn around and do something.” My soul won. I also figured if she didn’t want my help, then she’d say no and I’d carry on……not a big deal.

So I turned around and said, “I love your dog. Would you like to talk about something?” She replied, “No….that’s okay. Do you want to know what my sister did, and how she hurt my feelings?” And then our conversation began.

We talked about a lot of things, especially how you choose to give your power away to someone else, even family members, and there is always an opportunity for you to “stop the cycle” and stand up for yourself.

It’s seldom easy, but it can be done. By the time we made a complete circle around the lake, she was laughing and smiling and happy to be going brunch this afternoon. She told me she loved me, and I told her I loved her too. Two complete strangers. Don’t even know her name. There is always an opportunity to serve God, and the “sacred place” can look a million different ways when you’re open to it. God will lead, just learn how to follow.

It wasn’t about YOU: An Inspired Conversation with God

Today’s Inspirational Message

As I was headed on my way out the door this morning to a martial arts class taught by the amazing and extremely talented Theresa Byrne and Chris Natske, I encountered a brief conversation with God.

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God: Take your headphones with you.

Me: No. I don’t have time to look for them.

I leave the house.

And as I’m backing out of my driveway…

God: Go get the headphones, now.

Me: Ok, fine.

Following my instructions, I ran back into the house and grabbed my headphones. (I have a few pairs)

Went to my awesome class and learned some pretty cool moves …

And then….

Went to visit Trigger …

So there is a 14-yr old girl who helps care for the horses ….and she has a piece of my heart. She’s had it a little “rough” in life, in and out of foster homes, so whenever I have the opportunity to say something that can either inspire, teach or maybe just an ear to listen, I’m there. I make it a point to tell her that horses are awesome communicators and will give great advice if she can listen to the whispers. I also mentioned once that if she’s having a hard day, to sit with the horses and just begin talking about whatever is on her mind.
So today when I saw her she said, “I sat with Harley (sick horse) yesterday for about 30 minutes and we talked about the pros and cons of life.” (Mind you, Harley was set to be euthanized a few days ago; but somehow, someway that didn’t happen and is making a full recovery)

Me: “Cool. Have you ever watched horses communicate within the herd?”

Her: “No. I don’t know how. No one has ever taught me.”

Me: “Well, I can share with you what I know but also watch utube. Sometimes you can get great information.”

Her: “My headphones broke.”

Me: “Here you go… take these.”

So on my way home:

God: It wasn’t about you. It’s about being there for someone else.

Me: Got it.

Namaste:)

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

Relationships! How to gracefully “get through” a Change with your significant other.

Change in life is inevitable, but remembering to “Unconditionally Love yourself and others” through the process can directly influence the end result.  You ALWAYS have the ability to uplift the spirit of those around you through offering the smallest gestures and making conscious choices.

{I’ve not only “lived” these words (and some lessons learned the hard way) but I’ve also watched them “play out” in the lives of those around me…..recognizing that the message that we teach is often the Universe’s reminder of our own consciousness.}

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Conversation with the lady sitting next to me at breakfast.

Me: Big week ahead of you?

Lady: Yes. My divorce will hopefully be final. I’ve spent a ton of money on court costs. My soon to be ex-husband is such a jerk. He’s so irritating. We argue about everything. Who knows how he will act in courtroom. Probably like a a$$, as usual. I’m so angry about it all.

Me: I understand. Change sucks and can be painful while you’re in the middle of it.

Lady: How do you handle a situation when you just want it to end?

Me: Well.. I’ve tried 2 approaches. Both being successful depending how you perceive it. The first approach was the: Anger, resentment, guilt and shame approach which was a waste of time, silly and worthless. It didn’t get me anywhere— except more suffering. Then I tried the second approach: Loving my way through it. Loving myself, the other person, and the entirely of the situation. I resisted nothing. I learned to accept the way it is. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t speak up for myself. But with each step, I moved with conscious courage, and I no longer allowed myself to operate from a “victim mentality;” therefore, allowed me to stand strong on my own 2 feet—plus I took responsibility for 100% of my behaviors.

So in my opinion, if you really want to “get back” at your husband— love him like never before. Authentic, pure and unconditional. He won’t know what happened to him, or you!!! And when YOU no longer stoop to his level, the energy that you are emanating is really the best revenge. Try it. All YOU have to do is to be willing to dig into the depths of your own heart…

Lady: Well…. but…..that seems like it would be impossible for me to do.

Me: Yeah.. I understand. And it might be beyond your mind’s ability at this point in time. So allow for your inner Light to do “the work,” and you focus on staying centered and getting your ego/personality out of the way. The Light can be much more efficient when you’re not setting up barriers that prevent the Essence from transforming your life. But you will have to do your share which is to intensely hold the Presence in the moment. Hey…I didn’t say it will be easy, but what I am saying is that it can be done if you are willing .

Lady: I will be all alone in the court room

Me: No you won’t

Lady: What do you mean?

Me: Take God with you.

Lady: I can do that?

Me: Why wouldn’t you? The absolute truth is that God is everywhere, and in everything. He’s the best resource YOU will ever have in YOUR LIFE…just ask. And use intention when you ask for help. And then, again, do your best to get “out of the way” and trust in the process. When you infuse Unconditional Love into any situation, it will always work out in your favor.

Lady: Sitting quietly …. I will.

Me: My breakfast is awesome …..

Namaste:)

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.

A Simple Step for Infusing your Life with a Little Bit of Magic

I’ve always been fascinated with the classical fairy tale of Cinderella.  Maybe it’s because as a 6th grader, I was chosen to play the lead role of being Cinderella in the school play; or perhaps it’s because I love the idea of enchanted castles and being swept away by prince charming.   Regardless of whether or not these moments in time do come true—love, hope and happiness is the stuff dreams are made of. 

 Over the weekend, I decided to sit through the latest rendition of this magical tale.  As I was being drawn into the life of a princess and the thought of never never land,  I heard “this” inspiring message that moves beyond living happily ever after.   

 You see, when Cinderella was a young girl, her mother passed away.  But prior to her death, she gave her daughter instructions on how to live her life.  She said, “Have courage and be kind.” 

 WOW! Imagine that! Have courage and be kind—Powerful words for building a magical kingdom based upon grace.

Courage is a necessary virtue when staring directly into the eyes of fear or embarking on an unpredictable venture.  The act of “being” courageous furthers your quest of internal exploration in gaining a deeper understanding of Self; and challenges you to heal unresolved hurts and move beyond limited perceptions with curiosity and an open-heart.  Courage is the binding agent that fortifies your vision with optimism, while remaining diligent when doing the task at hand.  

 As the famous quote states, “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — Lord Chesterfield

 It takes courage to apply unwavering strength in rising above today’s obstacles and making a life change.  It takes courage to be kind to people who may not have earned such a loving gesture.  And it takes courage to stand up and speak your truth, while setting an example for those who seem to need it the most.

 So, as your life candidly unfolds while traveling down your path in the pursuit of happiness—remember to demonstrate courage and to be kind. Deciding to BE BOLD when confronting your greatest challenge is a courageous action–hardly established by those with the faint of heart.  

With the inner knowing that you are a spiritual being having a human (and charming) experience, it’s possible to walk in faith; roar with courage; and have the awareness that each encounter is a stepping stone for uncovering the gift of being your Highest Self.  The simplest form of generosity may be the force of nature needed to transform another’s pit of darkness into a beacon of light; and in return, it may be the guiding factor in fulfilling your personal destiny. The choice is yours.  Exemplify magnificence in every situation; and trust that anything is feasible when you BELIEVE  in just a little bit of magic. 🙂 

Inspirational Message ~ “In the midst of fear, step into Faith”

If you happen to find yourself getting caught up in the fear of the unknown, remind yourself to slow down, take a deep breath and feel the rhythm of your heart.  

 Your heart knows the truth.  The truth that you have everything you need.  YOU are whole, wise and wealthy beyond measure.

 Stop. Center yourself and allow the beat of your “drum” to guide you in a clear direction when taking the next step.  You don’t need to know the “big picture” of what your life is suppose to BE, but you will know how to take the next step in divine time.  

 Quiet your mind. Breathe deeply and BE grateful for what you have today.  

 

A Life of Freedom. Step into your Personal Power through Healing.

If I can share a piece of inspirational advice about personal transformation, 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 consistent thoughts pervade through your mind?

What you believe is to be the truth about yourself (and life in general) the external world will magnify your ideals and attract to you your belief system.  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 your being, graciously begin to uncover the sabotaging thoughts and 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. But this is the moment your soul has been waiting for! This is the time for transformation and a pivotal point in your life to heal from within!! You are standing on the precipice of change and are being called to 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.

There is a fine art to mastering yourself—and no one ever said this transformational process would be easy. You’ll have to desire change through pulling yourself up by the boot straps and move forward with integrity, compassion and gratitude for all that you’ve encountered.  The negative, critical mind chatter will have to cease and from this point, you’ll slowly begin embracing the path of healing your life.

So when you are ready to climb into your “nicely-packed” 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.”

Understand this: The energy that emanates from your heart creates a ripple effect and impacts those around you. When you “lighten the load” of emotional heartache and start to notice how miracles appear to help you heal your soul, you’ll be well on your way to owning your personal Power and creating a life that you Love!

If you would like help transforming through your spiritual and emotional blocks, please connect with me through my website and Let’s do it!!

Namaste 🙂