Light Shines Behind The CloudsLit Corner | January 20, 2012 | 15:13
My dear friends, we love you so very much.
In this year of 2012, more than ever before it is important to live your life from the inside out. As human beings you have been taught to handle the external affairs of your life first, and yet we would urge you each day, to sit and handle your internal state of affairs. Are you at peace? If not spend time in prayer, contemplation, or sitting on a patio and listening to the birds singing. Exercise, take a little walk, or breathe deeply. Peace is available at all times, whether your circumstances are peaceful or not.
It is not money in the bank, perfect relationships, perfect health or perfect circumstances that "give" you peace, dear ones. Rather you "find" peace more easily inside of yourselves when life is easier around you. Nonetheless, true, deep, and lasting peace comes from knowing that you are an eternal soul, that you will exist beyond death, that your life is an exercise in learning to love and that if you focus on being loving to self and others, then all your needs will be met, and all your hearts true desires brought to you in proper time. Can you trust this dear ones? If not yet, pray. Ask God to help you find the peace that surpasses all understanding. Ask to feel the love of God in your lives. If you feel but a tiny percentage of the love God has for you nothing would shake you from a place of internal peace. And in this reality, you will to attract circumstances that are by their very nature, reflecting that peace back unto you.
True joy is also found on the inside. And yet so many human beings are happy only when they get their way. Why put off your joy when you can find it anywhere, at any time. Truly it is easier to draw forth your natural joy when surrounded by easy circumstances, loving people, and all that you could ask for. But can you call forth love and joy while holding the hand of a dying parent, celebrating their life and their imminent return into a glorious reality? Can you share joy with another even when you have experienced deep loss, knowing that as surely as you have let go of so much, God can refill your life with blessings of even greater magnitude? Can you allow yourself to take in the breathtaking beauty of a sunset even when you do not yet know how your debts will be paid, how your child will be healed, how your heart can find a career that honors your spirit? Can you share a bit of joy with another even when you do not yet feel your life "gives" you joy so easily? For when you seek out joy, you are uncovering hidden treasures. When you draw forth the love within you and share it with another, you are allowing God to work through you, and dear ones, there is no greater joy than feeling the love of God flow to you, and through you to enliven and lighten the heart of another.
If you want your lives to work, bring forth the qualities you want from within rather than seeking them first in external solutions. If you want more money, draw forth an attitude of prosperity and gratitude. If you want more peace, pray and spend time in silence, or amidst beauty and ask it to rise up within you. If you want more love, be love.
You dear friends, have all you seek inside of you. Call it forth in this year of 2012 and live your life from the inside out. You can live God's way or you can continue to strive to live man's way, always seeking superficial solutions to your problems, and constantly finding you are chasing a moving target when it comes to love, joy, peace, and harmony in your lives. Our words are strong, dear friends, because the energy is strong upon your planet. Our words are loving because we know you are capable of truly bringing forth these beautiful qualities from within, thereby changing not only your internal state of affairs, but also, eventually drawing absolute miracles and wonders into your life.
God bless you! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
I had to laugh at the angel message today. I'm deep in throes of a lesson about finding peace from the inside out and trusting God knows what He is doing with my life. I thought I knew how to do that! I thought I trusted God. But when the leak under the floor was discovered in December, I learned I had more to learn. Of course I got a grip and everything worked out like a Hallmark Movie in time for the holidays.
I did the happy dance and walked outside to get the mail and noticed a roof tile was broken and rotting some wood underneath! The last small roof repair cost a bundle and was profoundly irritating. Once again I prayed. A dear friend referred a great repair guy who can fix the problem much more reasonably than the big companies. I'm thrilled. One more item off the list!
I went back inside to work, and computer and CD burner promptly konked out. I just started laughing at that point. I had prayed only that morning for God to help me find a faster way to burn CDs. The other problem, however, was one I hadn't prayed for! I have what they call a "vintage" computer meaning really old and hard to find parts. So once again I breathed deeply, gave the problem to God, and the wonderful computer repair guys at Mac Media found "vintage" parts on ebay for me. It wasn't a cheap repair, but now I have a computer that works well, and it takes me 1/3 the time to burn client CDs.
Another happy dance, then the next challenge arose within the hour! I got a call from the insurance adjustor. They had come out after the immediate plumbing problems were fixed because the plumbers and God put the bug in my ear to have them check the structure of my house. "We are going to rip up all the tile in your home, jackhammer the area around the leak, and pour new concrete and then your slab will be good as new," the wonderful lady told me. A wave of dizziness passed through me as I quickly realized I'd have to take a few weeks off work with no income, but that wave was followed by a wave of love so strong I realized that God knew exactly what he was doing, and that this was His way of making my home safe, strong, and like new! Instantly the feelings changed from, "Oh No!" to "Oh thank you!" I felt that internal peace. I felt joy even knowing that I wouldn't have any more problems from this leak after the repairs are done. I will get new tile that I will probably like better than the old. I'll take the time off and get whatever God has in mind for me done, and if I spend my emergency savings fund, so be it, that is what it is for. I've been SO happy ever since. It has been almost crazy to be this happy while looking forward to such a mess, but I feel and see and know the presence of God's love flowing through every one of these challenges.
So when life throws you a challenge, stop, breathe deeply, and pray. Ask to see God's love at work. Trust that no matter what you are thinking, there is love beneath it all. Trust that good will come of it, if only you believe that. Pray and trust that the right help will be sent your way, that you will be guided in all your decisions, and that you will end up better than you started.
God does love us all. It may not seem that way at times in your life and yet the sun shines behind the storm clouds whether you can see it or not and so too the love that made us shines within us, waiting for us to see it, recognize it, and allow it to pour forth into our lives!
Happy New Year indeed, and may you be blessed with the peace and joy that are always there deep within your own hearts.
Love you all!
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