Here I am alone.
In a hotel room three thousand miles away from home.
Having the spaciousness of a day with no plans.
Valentine’s Day. A day for me and whatever inspires me.
Outside is one of the dreariest days I have seen. Wet, cloudy, barely 60°. I can see the heated pool and hot tub from my window. Steam is lifting off the surface of the pool indicating the water is warmer than the air. Not too tempting.
It makes my laptop and a blank page more enticing. Time to settle into the silence and see what inspiration arises.
My angels remind me of their message in the shower this morning. I have learned to pay attention to messages I receive when showering. That was where my angels gave me the title to my book, The Art of Listening to Angels. It was a message I could not ignore and by acting on it, I have a book in print and available to the world on Amazon.
They tell me that they chose that title mostly to remind me to listen to them. I ignore them often. I forget to ask for their help most of the time. That is why they have me teach classes on the book. We often teach what we most need to learn.
My angel team’s message this morning is a bit more disconcerting. I am here in LA to take some next steps in my work to teach spiritual seekers and lightworkers how to develop and enhance their connection with angels.
In preparation for this event, I was pondering how I would describe myself to other participants. Author, yes. Reiki master teacher, yes. “Messenger for the angels”?? That is what popped in. I knew it was from my angels. What am I to do now?
I want to ignore them. The description feels too pretentious. However, I realize there is some truth to the statement. I did include messages from angels in my book. I do share messages from them in healing sessions and classes. I know they want me to spread the word that they are available and accessible to everyone and want to help us.
Claiming myself as a messenger for the angels still sets off alarm bells in my head. Will I seem like a fraud? Can I live up to it? What if someone expects me to receive a message for them, and I get nothing?
These are questions I struggle with as I stretch into my soul’s purpose, my calling, what feels like my reason for being.
Do these questions sound familiar to you when you stretch into your life’s purpose?
This is exactly the kind of angst that angels say they want to help us with. They know that life on earth is hard, particularly when we start following a spiritual path and begin to work on ourselves, no longer believing the lies of our past and the deceptions of our fears.
Angels want to help us.
How do we access their help? The steps are easy to describe: Act. Open our hearts to them. Listen. Thank them. Act on their guidance.
Ay, there’s the rub. Act on their guidance.
It can feel scary. It can feel huge. We can feel unworthy or unready. I am feeling all of that right now.
Yet, I know my angels have never guided me wrong. The only wrong steps I have taken have been when I put my hands over my ears and refused to listen. Even the wrong steps, with angelic help, have turned into launch pads into a new direction.
Today, I choose to follow their guidance. I accept the role, with true humility – that place between pridefulness and unworthiness - that place where we best share our unique gifts.
What they want you to know today is that they love you. Even when you go off track and ignore them. Even if you don’t believe they have your back. They love you, and they will help you love yourself enough to share your gifts.
So, happy Valentine’s Day. Allow yourself to open to the love and wisdom of the angels. They will guide you on your path so that you can bring more love and light into this world. What a gift.
And if you want to learn more about how to connect to your angel team and develop your relationship with them, check out my book, The Art of Listening to Angels.