Archive for October, 2010

Hot off the press, your Angels wish me to share information with you and they are not allowing me to do anything else until their communication has been posted for your benefit. My sister, Martha, called me unexpectedly this afternoon to chat and mentioned that she was reading psychic John Edward’s book, Crossing Over (see Links). As she was speaking, a picture formed in my mind: the picture of a beautiful butterfly, flitting, flitting, flitting. Instantly I knew that her Angels had a message for her, but would she wish to hear it?

Apologetically I said, “Marth, I have a message for you. Don’t shoot the messenger, okay?” She quieted and waited for the message. Her Angels showed me the beautiful butterfly, a monarch with a thick, black body and sculpted, delicate antennae, flitting from flower to flower in a beautiful garden, sipping a little here, sipping a little there. Then, I saw it landing, “lighting”, the Angels called it, with its body still, wings moving rhythmically up and down, sipping. Her Angels were instructing her to “light”, as when an insect stops and is still.

Intrigued, Martha wondered aloud on which particular spot she should alight. The answer came that she was not to alight on a specific spot, per se. Rather, her Angels were instructing her to cease being so busy in her everyday life, flying from one activity to another, from one thought to another, flit, flit, flit, without heed for direction or quality of experience. When she seemed unsure, still, of their message, her Angels showed me the beautiful butterfly from above, alight on a flower, its outstretched wings moving rhythmically up and down, sipping long and deeply. Their words were, “when you alight for a time, you drink from the nectar of wisdom”. She was very quiet and at last said, “oh, I like that”. Interestingly, her Angels chose the visual image of the butterfly specifically for her, and then used specific language, “…alighting for a time”; “…drinking from the nectar of wisdom”. They chose these pictures and words to connect with her specifically. Her Angels spoke to her, through me, in a way that would reach deep inside her, resonate with her core, and result in her taking this Angelic message seriously.

Martha’s Angels poked, prodded, and pried me to immediately post this entire visual, feeling, and verbal message, since so much information is contained herein for everyone. How many of us just gallop through life, racing from one activity to another, from one thought to another, craving excitement, craving change for its own sake, running as if a thousand devils were chasing us? Just like that beautiful butterfly, we flit, flit, flit; sip a little here, sip a little there, barely tasting the rich nectar before us as we search with our eyes for the next flower. How much Angelic guidance is passing us by now as we catapult ourselves toward the next instant? And how much richer would our lives be if we were to stop, slow down, savor each present moment and wring all we can from it? Like the butterfly, let us alight, then, dear readers, and sip deeply from the nectar of wisdom.

In many previous posts, your Angels have been giving you reasons to trust them and their divine guidance. They know you best and they have your best interests in mind. You cannot know this, though, unless you begin to trust them in the daily affairs of your life. Involving them in this way can lead you to interesting experiences, as I discovered within the past 18 hours. It started in this way:

Having gone to bed at 2:30 am after a grueling day at work, I was in deep slumber when the phone rang at 3:00 am. It was my sister, commanding me to call one of our relatives in Hungary. She would not say why, just kept repeating, “Call Brian”. Grumbling, I groggily called Brian in Hungary (it was morning there). Cheerily he informed me that he wanted us to join him and his father for four days at Thanksgiving in New Orleans. He would pay our way entirely: airfare, lodging, car, meals. I looked at the phone in a stupor, with a sinking heart, realizing that I was scheduled to work for the three days after Thanksgiving and good luck trying to find someone to cover for those days. Negative thinking to the max. I said as much to Brian, apologetically, but with regret, thinking that this would never work. Something else took over my brain, though, something light and positive. It said, “I’m a little sleepy, Brian, so let me get back to you in the morning after I’ve had a chance to talk to my sister and look at my schedule.” Brian was not put off by this, just kept tempting me with how much fun we would have, that we would stay in the French Quarter, and so on. In other words, preaching to the converted. I hung up the phone and went back to bed, with visions of mufalatas, beignets, and chicory coffee dancing in my head.

After a fevered night’s sleep, with all of this temptation before me and seemingly no way to indulge it, I awoke and consulted with my sister. She had the feeling that things would go well and that my Angels would find coverage for me for those three days. After a few bad moments, I told my Angels that whatever they decided was all right with me, that my will was theirs and to make my will theirs. With that, I put the matter out of my mind and went to work.

There, the matter had so slipped my mind that it was off the radar. Somehow my mind returned to the subject, anyway. I offered extra work to many people, without success. On a whim, I called my sister to say that I would be available to go to New Orleans after all, if she would so inform Brian. She laughed; she shrieked; we celebrated on the phone, anticipating the fun we would have in New Orleans on an all-expenses paid trip. We both felt as if we were princesses in wonderland, with such good fortune before us. Keep in mind, though, that I still hadn’t found coverage for those three naughty little days after Thanksgiving. But, I was acting as if this mini-vacation would actually occur. Then, suddenly, one of the per diem nurses appeared before me. I offered her those days and she accepted! In a heartbeat, my desire to participate in this adventure was realized, going from earlier despair to ecstasy that someone would actually work for me. All because I trusted those crafty Angels. Now, I just have to decide what to pack…..

Let us examine this little story for all of those vital elements which made for success:

The offer came quickly and suddenly, out of the blue—this is a hallmark of the movement of the Holy Spirit. An opportunity will appear before you quickly, an offer you can accept because you are ready for success at every moment, because you are accustomed to trusting your Angels.

You recognize the opportunity because you have experience trusting your Angels and they have given you solid advice in the past.

You act as if the opportunity is truly yours, trusting that your Angels will work out the details. It was a real act of faith for me to instruct my sister to contact Brian with a “yea” when I had not yet found coverage. I decided, though, to trust my Angels. I acted as if I had those days off and, within the space of a few minutes, did, indeed, have those days off.

You move through the fear and doubt; you act in spite of it. Yes, I was the teensiest bit nervous that no one would work for me, but I acted in spite of that fear and my faith was rewarded.

Of course, this is the advanced trust in Angels. I have spent much time listening to them in the small things that seemed to make no sense: take your umbrella, even though it looks like no rain is coming your way; buy the green peppers, even though you think you don’t need them; turn down a different road than you normally go; drive to Wal-Mart even if you can’t come up with a reason; call your friend when you get the push to contact her, and so on. These little acts of trust on your part will put you in a position to be ready for instantaneous success when something really big comes along, such as an all-expense paid trip to New Orleans for a long weekend, or that dreamboat that you’ve been drooling over, or that new red Porsche with the turbo drive. Keep at it, my dear and faithful readers. Keep listening to your Angels, follow their advice, especially in the small things, so that you, too, will reap their rewards, those rewards that they have specifically selected for you.

Peeps, I am in awe and I must share. As these posts attest, your Angels come through me with information for you, while my Angels poke me with challenges. Many of my challenges concern people and events at my place of employment. Not long ago (September 3, 2010 Moving Through the Fear), we were notified by management that our hospital floor would close, resulting in the loss of 45 jobs. While still numb from shock, my Angels counseled me to “just sit tight”. I actually saw these words drift in from the northwest corner of my brain and actually heard the words whispered in my head as they drifted in. Then, the words vanished, leaving me with a sense of peace and contentment which was totally at odds with the events crashing all around me.

In this bubble of peace and contentment, I blithely skated through each day at work, while all around me my co-workers agonized, worried, fretted, and speculated. When they asked me of my plans, I told them that I was not worried and related to them my very specific Angel message. I encouraged them, too, to listen to their Angels, but they just looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears and returned to fretting and rumor-mongering. It must have been very annoying for them to see me being so calm, but I could not help it. I absolutely knew that all would be well. The message “just sit tight” not only conveyed a sense of security for the present, but a sense of security for the future. The message contained, as well, the directive to keep my options open, keep my mind open, to be ready for future updates and to roll with these updates. In other words, no planning whatsoever: just stay cool and trust in what will come. This attitude of passive receptiveness, as I call it, is a necessary learned state of mind in dealing with Angelic messages, since it allows for the maximum number of probabilities to unfold from the immediate “now”. Planning, worrying, fretting, and the like hurts you in two ways: 1) by limiting the number of probabilities that you will recognize before you; and 2) by actually collapsing potential important probabilities, thereby limiting your optimal response, perhaps even inhibiting it (September 2, 2010 Collapsing Probabilities).

Having learned by very hard experience the value of listening to my Angels and listening to them with this open-minded, non-critical, non-judgmental receptiveness, I rolled with each day as it came. When the date for closing the unit was changed, it came as no surprise, I just rolled with it, as directed. My poor co-workers wore themselves into a frazzle with worry. As each administrative deadline passed with no movement toward finding us alternative employment within the hospital, as promised, my co-workers became increasingly agitated. Morale was low, although patient care continued to be excellent. With everybody around me stressed to within an inch of their lives, I felt like Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine, who grins his little gap-toothed grin and says, “what? me, worry?” As directed, I “just sat tight”, knowing that action would occur when the time was right.

Soon, but later than was comfortable for my co-workers, action did occur, and, true to their word, my Angels found me the perfect job. Today, as the unit officially closes, I am gone from this job and start my new job on a new floor on Monday. My Angels’ directive to “just sit tight” was right on the mark. By following it, I saved myself an ulcer and bags under my eyes from worry and lack of sleep.

Another area in which my Angels were correct was in a prophetic dream that I had over a year ago. In this dream, one of my co-workers appeared to me to tell me that he would be leaving. This dream was one of those “snap your fingers it’s there; snap them again and it’s gone”. From this, I knew that the dream was prophetic, even when the reason for it was unclear. Upon awakening, I had the distinct impression that “leaving” meant he would be leaving the hospital system for parts unknown. I debated telling him about this dream, not wanting to prejudice his choices, but then told him anyway, since he was the subject. Interestingly, he thought “leaving” meant leaving his wife, but it still felt as if he would be leaving his job. With prophetic dreams, though, I never know exactly when they will come true, so I just watched and waited. Then yesterday, nearly a year to the day I had this dream, this co-workers let it be known that with the closing of the unit, he would be leaving the hospital system and would seek employment elsewhere.

So, my Angels were correct about this dream, as well, although, as I have said, I am at a loss to understand why I would have dreamed so vividly about this co-worker and why I needed to know this information about him nearly a year in advance. Perhaps it was so that I could share it with you, dear readers, and keep you appraised of the gifts that come with opening up to your intuition. Keep at it. Listen to guidance. Follow it. The rewards will take your breath away.

Ponder on this:

Through expansion of our dreams we learn:

That we are the center of our universe;

That we create all around us;

That we must become responsible for our thoughts and dreams for as we dream, so we create our world;

That we must discipline our thoughts, for that which we think becomes real–what you focus on expands

Your Guides and Angels sincerely desire for you to have the very best in life, and to accomplish that, they are always ready and available with aid to help you on your journey. Although they are vitally interested in you and in your journey, they do not force themselves on you, only make themselves available. Thus, your free will to ignore them and their divinely inspired aid is kept intact.

Aware as your Angles are of your free will, they still encourage you to listen to guidance. So why listen? What’s in it for you, anyway (see also May 10, 2010 Rewards of Listening to Guidance)? On one level, you can know that you are following the best advice possible, tailored specifically for you by your very own Guides and Angels, who can see a much bigger picture that you could possibly see. Because this advice is so specific for you, in the long run you will always see how things worked out for the best for you, even if it seems like a disaster at the time. If that reasoning seems dry, then try this: listening to guidance is fun! Yes, you read correctly: it’s fun! Here’s how the fun works: you hear a voice; get a strong feeling; feel an urge; see a sign; get a physical push. You take heed; you pay attention. You follow the directions and do, think, act in accordance with these directions. Something terrific happens and you stand in awe of both the process and the result. The feeling that comes over you—truly shock and awe—is indescribable. You feel like you can fly. Once you get into the habit of this, following guidance becomes a game, a fun, thrilling exciting game, rather than a contest of wills. If you will indulge me a moment, I would like to share with you my own latest thrill and awe in connection with Angelic guidance.

Some time ago, I was in dark despair over the future of these little posts. I wrote on September 20, 1020 (Little Drops of Water) that my work seemed to be done in a vacuum with no purpose in the living, breathing world. As I thought these dark thoughts, drifting in from the northwest corner of my brain comes the clear transmission to just keep at it, just keep plugging away because the Angelic messages are really important, to pay no attention to my seeming lack of readership because the world will catch up with me one day and find these messages to be timely. That mollified me somewhat and I followed their advice, kept on writing, with the knowledge that someone, somewhere, sometime would benefit from these Angelic messages. Now I find that, to date, no fewer than 453 people in 17 countries around the world have tuned in to this humble website, to read these important Angelic messages. I was in total awe at how correct my Angels were in their advice to me. After this, how can I ignore my Angels when they are so correct?

The hard part for us is to believe these communications from our Angels when all around us things look contrary to what they might be telling us. It is at these times that your previous experience with their counsel and your hard-won faith in their advice will pull you through. Your fear lessens; your confidence in them and in yourself increases; you become unflappable in straitened circumstances because you know your Angels are helping you get through the rough times. Just keep at it, one small step at a time. Then you’ll be ready for the great, big goodies your Angels have to offer you.