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A few days ago, I had an intuitive session with a client who was given the insight that she is an angel incarnate. The message shared so lovingly brought intense emotion. Many today believe that no angels walk our planet, and yet this message is not new as I’ve heard it for others.
If you are an earth angel, you might:
· Fail to see the ‘ego’ or ‘personality’ of others, instead only focusing on the good in the person
· Have issues with addictions or compulsive behaviors, perhaps carrying extra weight for protection
· Find it difficult to care for yourself first rather than the needs of others
· Feel homesick…longing to be with those like you
· Feel that you must help everyone – often feeling overwhelmed at the prospect
If you have a suspicion you are an incarnated angel, then remember to love yourself dearly, and to surround yourself with those who love you too and who can help you see what you can’t see. Your loving heart is so beautiful, yet even angels can ask for help!
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I can’t remember the specifics of how the comment came up when Ellany said, “I see you. When you have your make-up on, and are dressed in your girly shoes and dresses, I know that’s you. It’s SO you.”
There’s something about your truth that grabs you in the throat and heart and gut all at the same time. I blinked many times quickly so that I wouldn’t let the tears rushing from my throat to escape. I wondered, ‘Why does this touch me so deeply?’
I thought about that moment many times in the following weeks, wondering what it was that she could see and others haven’t. It reminded me of something Sonia Choquette said in one of the workshops I attended with her many years ago…I see you is the highest form of love. The truth is…I felt loved in that moment…to the depths of my soul.
It’s so easy for us to ‘see’ people’s flaws, their insecurities, their foibles, their mistakes and, sadly, I believe most people think this IS people’s truth – who they are. I know, FOR SURE, it isn’t. I have not met one person yet who doesn’t have a brimming, brightly-lit soul full of beauty and love. When we focus on people’s ‘ick,’ we energize it. When we focus on their truth, we energize it. What cuts to the negative, can just as easily cut to the positive. To see the love a person is – deep inside…that takes seeing with your heart. Looking with loving eyes.
I remember when I wrote my second book, I had many people telling me that I wasn’t this or wasn’t that. My agent at the time said I was “serious,” not whimsical and child-like like my book. She said my book was too “playful” and wasn’t “serious” enough. At the time, I was struggling to determine exactly who I was. I had been so good at being whatever I needed to be in any moment, the “me” that I am got lost along the way. My agent’s pressing words forced me to look to see what was real – what a gift!
I thought to myself, ‘Well, I can be TOO serious, but my heart, my spirit is playful. This is as “me” as it gets! I am the QUEEN OF POSSIBILITIES!!! It takes a childlike viewpoint of ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE to show up like this!’ I realized, too, that she identified with my business consultant side, which, in our experience together, had been dead serious, because her situation had required it…I showed up in the energy of ‘let’s MOVE’ because that is what the situation called for – dead serious, every moment counts, we must turn this ship around NOW!
The truth is, we all have EVERYTHING inside of us. Every facet, every aspect is waiting for us to express it, as needed. Our ‘expression’ is a blend of those facets we access most often. My entire inner (and outer) life is playing a game. If I shared how many games I have created for myself since I was a little girl, you would see that, to me, life is a big game to play. I make up games to get projects done. I make up games to clean the house. I even teach my inner games to others who just might like to play this way, too. And, just like playing a board game, the gamut of emotions are there too…serious, playful, competitive, concerned and more.
Anyone who knows me knows that I laugh a LOT…and bring a playfulness to serious things such as depression, being stuck, fear and the gamut of other human emotions we encounter along the way. I have lightened up along the way as I have discovered the game isn’t dead-serious. Do I act like I’m at the circus each day? No way – I’m playful, not a clown. One of the things I’m known for is bringing a “you can do this” attitude everywhere I go. However, I can bring a fire starter if people want it. I can bring an edge, too; however, it isn’t my preferred energy. I enjoy being laid-back, on-point and playful. Why do we need to be so SERIOUS all of the time??? Can’t we just do what we love and love the experience, including those we are serving?
That day, in the reflection of Ellany’s eyes and words, I felt that she saw me… my spirit… my truth. And, that is about as good as life gets. Pure magic! Thank you, Ellany!
Tigers…playful and yet dead-serious!
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Friday, I went to Minette’s house for an art playdate. I felt so excited because I knew we were going to do a ‘thank you’ video for Violette because her online class, Journal Bliss, literally gave us 5 months of art-full play! I highly recommend grabbing a friend and getting one of her classes (Violette’s energy gave us a creative confidence boost and inspired us!).
While we created the video, I looked over and saw one of Minette’s Zentangle gift cards. She has made many of these over the last year or so (and they are all GORGEOUS), and last year, even invited me to a Zentangle class where I was introduced to this thoughtful, meditative creative expression.
As I looked at the card, I felt myself drawn to the card itself. I liked the idea of small creations that I could start and finish and know they are ‘done.’
When I came home, I had some other projects to finish for work and I deliberately chose to take a day off from school. I felt pulled to more art, and so I grabbed my watercolors and started painting.
As I painted, I thought of those cards again. I really wanted some. I thought, I wish I had some of those cards. I painted in my watercolor notebook and thought of different things I could paint on those cards. I have always said “I wish” ever since I was a little girl. I wish works as fast and as magically for me as anything. But, last night I was not even thinking of manifesting the cards when I said it, I was simply expressing what I most wanted from my heart.
I finished painting, put up my palette book and paints, and then played a game with Mark and Chance.
As the evening went on, I felt drowsier and drowsier, so I went to bed and quickly drifted off to sleep. The cards were a distant thought and memory.
Today, I woke up and got right back at my school work, but I couldn’t force myself to get going. Instead, I wandered outside and talked to the plants and birds. I fed our mama and daughter mockingbirds as they chirped nearby. I felt the breeze on my skin as I listened to the chimes gonging in the background. I looked at the color of the sun on the surface of the pool water, and noticed the sun trying to poke through the foliage above me. I soaked up the warm rays and felt them pelting against my pale skin.
I thought I might be able to read outside, but I couldn’t. The energies didn’t match up and I felt myself wishing to just relax, to enjoy this abnormal 70s weather in May and to take time out. So I did. I put the books aside and just enjoyed the rhythm of nature complete with the smell of mint nearby.
I walked inside to get some water and met Mark’s mom coming in from the front. She excitedly exclaimed, “Look what I got for you!” And, there, in her hands were two brand new boxes of Strathmore (one of my most FAVORITE papers) greeting cards…100 cards total! I am amazed at how fast things come to me when I wish from the depths of my heart…my dreamer’s desires. She has been saying that she wants to paint and draw, and with all of this schoolwork on the intellectual plane, she has been throwing tantrums! I have been keeping my promise to her to draw, paint and play at least twice a week. Yesterday, Minette and I only had 30 minutes, so I knew more painting was in store for me. And, now, I’ll do more Zentangling, too. Thank you, Nana, for being the messenger.
I wish… Please send… I ask for… whatever way you ask, ask and expect to receive it!
Thanks to all of you who sent emails about kicking the sugar habit. I am going to share more details here and answer some of your questions.
Most wanted to know ‘how’ this works now, or more specifically, what am I going to ‘do’ differently now.
First, the ‘reason’ this was so huge is that when I originally thought that sugar was a ‘no’ category, this created tremendous resistance around it. I literally felt like an alcoholic with it in that I could put it down for periods of time, but when I would pick it up again, I felt powerless to say no. I’ve heard people say that if they start in the morning with sugar, they want it all day long, for instance.
Now, to know that I reach for it primarily for anxiety, which is fear of the future/projected pain in the future, I can simply be aware of this and move back to the present. In this moment, I can take an action instead of triggering my lifelong habit and checking out again. When we are under the spell of habits, often we reach for them so quickly that we lose our conscious choice to do something different.
As I have allowed my mind to wander with this new epiphany, other thoughts came to me. My childhood abuse involved sweets…a reward of sorts. Children’s taste buds change around 7 and 8, and children naturally like sugar more when their taste buds change. My stepfather at the time was part deaf from working on airplanes for a living without proper headgear, and his voice boomed through the house startling my brother and me. We were terrified of talking in front of him, and for a long time, would whisper our requests into my mother’s ear.
Action has always been my safe haven. When I am moving, I feel empowered. I may not know all the details of where I am going, but I know I will be guided in the moment.
Fear trips a wire within each one of us and we choose fight, flight or freeze. When I was little, I would fight. As I grew older, I learned that fighting was not ‘acceptable’ at school, at home, with friends so I started to run away. By the time I hit my 20s, I realized running away was only prolonging the pain. However, I can readily see that I freeze on the big decisions in my life. I knew a year and a half into my first marriage I wanted to leave, and it took nearly 7 more years and 80 lbs. before I did it. I did the same thing again with switching careers. Oh, yes, I moved and did take action, but not in a proactive, empowered way.
I believe in the power of awareness so much because I realize that awareness offers us a key into the Self we truly are. Awareness offers us a gift to speak our truth and to live it, too.
What I will do differently now…I’ll use the tools I share with clients to acknowledge my fears, form an intention in alignment with what I most want to create and then come back to the present and take inspired action. The searing burn I felt on my left side the last two weeks held old energy, which I cleared. I often say…expand first unless you can’t keep moving. If you are stuck, clear and then begin again with a new intention.
The teacher teaches what she most needs to learn and remember!
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