I was up half the night last night wrestling with the hard words in my heart, (which makes the attached excerpt from “Angel Courage” so very appropriate.)
What’s nice is that It reminds me of long ago, when I would sit up at might and speak to Jesus right out loud as if He were sitting in the chair in front of me. I revisited the days when I’d run down to the grotto at church and kneel before the Blessed Mother, asking Her to watch over me and to lead me in the right direction. They carried me through every conceivable situation and I know they’ll carry me through this one too.
Not that I compare myself to Jesus in any way, but in talking to Him last night, I couldn’t help but be reminded that in His lifetime, He was often ridiculed and held up to persecution. He stayed the course and continued to heal and love all the way to the end. It didn’t matter what others were doing and saying, or how hurt He must have been. He continued to love and to live from His heart all the days of His life and then some.
That being said, I do know that at certain times, he got angry and put a stop to things that were absolutely wrong. I guess this is where I am right now.
“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves.” Matthew 21:12
I’m grateful that I am not the same person today as I was yesterday or the day before. I’m grateful for the growth I continue to experience and the love that continues to be alive in my heart. I’m grateful that when things get hard, and they always do, I have the utmost faith that God will see me through.
…And when it’s time for hard words, I’m grateful that Jesus and Mary are always there to hold my hands and see me through.
Consistency Is Stifling
An Angel Reminder: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do…Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Are you ever worried that if you don’t appear to be the same person today–with the same beliefs, desires, and thoughts as you were yesterday–that you are somehow being untrue? Have you ever realized that you are not the same person as you were yesterday and that this is okay? It may not be okay with the people around you, though. If you change your thoughts or desires, they may remind you, “But yesterday you said…” Yes and that was yesterday. We often think that in order to be committed we have to feel the same about the commitment every day. A real commitment is based on something deeper: Love. Love is not what we say; it is what we do and how we behave.
The angels remind us that we can love and change at the same time. The angels don’t want us to be tortured with hobgoblins and small minds.
An Angelic Reflection: I will speak for today and love forever.
(Angel Courage: Terry Lynn Taylor & Mary Beth Crain. ©1999, Harper Collins San Francisco)
From The Angels:
Body Care: Your powerful angels work to heal the challenges that life presents and help balance your body, establish healthy habits, release any worries, protect you in your travels, and arrange happy encounters.
By removing unhealthy psychic toxins, this allows you to receive intuitive insights. This is an important aspect of connecting with a higher power.
When you are overwhelmed, take shallow breaths. It is during those times when deep breathing exercises can help you re-focus, breathe peace into the situation, and release old patterns or negative energy that no longer serve your purpose. If you feel tense, go outdoors for some fresh air, and ask your angels to help center your breath and oxygenate your mind, body, heart, and soul.
Meditation: When we meditate, we begin to feel the touch of our spirit we sense our vibration increasing in an internal, eternal, melding of self with our soul. Meditation is very important you are encouraged to practicing it often.
A quiet mind hears the voice of the angels more easily. The more you relax your mind, the easier it is for you to hear the answer.
Open our heart and mind, this abundant love has no boundaries.
New Love: You have new love in your life whether it is with a new partner or rekindled love.
Let the light in open your heart to a new infusion of Divine love.
Trust in God and your guardian angels this will be an exciting time in your life. Embrace the changes flow with the current of love everything will work out.
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever.
Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.