There was a lot of tenderness transmitted with this week’s angel message. They know Earth is a bumpy ride right now for many. They have been telling me that with all the love coming into the planet and all the resistance to it, things look like hot and cold fronts colliding. We’re all seeing what happens when real hot and cold fronts collide, with the tornadoes plaguing the midwest this year. The energy looks a lot like that at times. One minute, you’ll feel inspired and energized, and then you feel some other wave and can’t get off the couch. A lot of sensitive souls I know are experiencing this. I, too, have been feeling endless energy one day, and the next, I’m napping. It is just intense.

However, the angels are working with everyone to realize that we can let the light in at any time, no matter what the world is doing.  I’ve been hearing them say, “Sit, breathe, receive,” for decades now, but until recently wasn’t doing it every day. It dawned on me after one low-energy week that I needed to start receiving for myself every day. Why not soak up the love that was being offered? I do a lot of things I enjoy and have many practices to keep myself on track, but when I got a little off, it occurred to me that sitting and receiving was the easiest way to recalibrate. It didn’t take long to get back to joy. Spirit works quickly when we’re open!

Now, faithfully, every day, for just two to three minutes, I sit, breathe, and receive. It feels delicious! Those few minutes charge me up like nothing else. In spite of a lot going on with people I care about, a ton of work, and the usual pile of things to handle, I feel pretty euphoric as of late. Receiving this way keeps me in a space to be a contribution to others.

We’re human. We all forget to take care of ourselves from time to time, and we have all had times when we ignore our hearts until life or our bodies insist we pay attention. The good news is that even if you slowly slide away from your center for years, Spirit doesn’t keep score and judge you. The angels don’t say, “Well, you’ve been off for years, so you better work really hard to get us to help you! They never say, “You know better, and you messed up.”  They just literally send us an energy that, if it were to be translated into words, would be a tender, sweet whisper, “We’re here. We love you. Open to our love. We want to help you. We adore you…” There’s no judgment and no punishment for whatever we think we did or didn’t do. Just love.

Most of us can spare a minute or two a day to breathe and receive love, or do something kind for ouselves. Our conditioning, however, tells us that this is too little time and not enough work on our part to create effective change. Our programming tells us we have to earn everything, especially love. Those things may be true in the 3D sense, but not with Spirit. The angels are not thinking of us as solid matter. They know they can help shift our energy in a moment. They’re not asking us to do any hard work, just to open the faucet in our hearts and receive. They’re not demanding a thing from us to earn their love. They love us because it is their nature to love.They frequently say that the sun doesn’t make us earn its shine! It just shines.  We open the curtains or not.

So when you feel off or not wonderful, sit, breathe, receive, and remind yourself that you own Spirit nothing for this love. It is their nature and their joy to love. It feels wonderful to them when you receive it. So do your angels a favor and let them love you a little every day! “Give Spirit a second,” I like to say, “and they’ll love you enough to begin changing your life!”

Here are a few totally simple tips to help you open up to love—easily and quickly:

1.  Practice Self-Acceptance

I know the angels have said this, but it bears repeating. When you catch yourself in the act of self-criticism, tell yourself, “I am who I am, and that’s OK.” You may not want to be who you are right now forever, but right now you are and that must be OK, or you block the love that can carry you past it.

For example, say you get upset. We all know better. None of us love that feeling. But you are who you are in this moment and that is OK. You are upset right now, and that is OK. You don’t want to stay there, but you can love yourself right now by making a choice to accept your upset. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your upsets transform when you just accept them and stop judging yourself. You’ll have a little internal thunderstorm, rain yourself out of tears, and the inner sun will soon start to shine.

The angels aren’t recommending we take our feelings out on others 🙂 They’re simply suggesting we accept ourselves without judgment so as to release our entanglement and struggle with the feelings we might otherwise judge.

2. Acknowledge your goodness more often

I talked about this in a prior newsletter. One day in the recent past, the angels had me acknowledge every simple, small, silly thing I did well! OMG! It was hilarious! “You put that silverware away with such love!” “you have so much appreciation for your coffee.” On it went with them, reminding me to acknowledge every small, silly thing I did with love or kindness. The funny part was there were a whole lot of things to acknowledge that I usually would never even think of as significant, but they made the point clear—any and all love and appreciation are significant vibrations that the world can use right now.

Acknowledge yourself often!  We all become better people with positive reinforcement, even, or especially, when it comes from ourselves.

3. Take a few minutes to receive love each day

If you want to receive straight from the angels, you know the practice. Sit, breathe, and intend to receive. That’s it. Your job is to breathe and relax into the breathing s much as you can. That’s it. They’ll do the rest.

If that isn’t your cup of tea, find something that can be done quickly and easily that is.

Stand on the grass barefoot in the sunrise and inhale three times.

Get your favorite morning beverage and inhale that with appreciation.

Listen to one song that always lifts you up.

Light a candle and say to yourself a few times, “I honor the light within me and the light within all.”

Flip open a book of wisdom or inspiration and read a few sentences to ponder, or get an app that sends you a kind message each day.

Truly, we can all find a few seconds to a few minutes a day to plug back into something that feels like love, and there is no greater use of our time in terms of “return on investment” than plugging into love.

These are wild times, to be sure, but the flow of love never wavers. It pours out from the Source and our angels in a steady stream, like that water behind the faucet, just waiting for us to open up in any small way we choose to let it flow into our mind, heart, body, and soul.

It doesn’t need decades to fix life-long problems. It doesn’t judge what you did or who you were thirty seconds ago. It just loves… now and now and now again.  And we can benefit greatly from letting it love us, just through an intent to do something that feels like opening to love, no matter how small, each day.

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