Friday, July 28, 2017

Cease Feeding The Resistance

Today's Daily Angel Card Message for Friday, July 28, 2017

You may feel a bit uncertain about your feelings regarding the current circumstances of a relationship, or an important and impending decision. You can't escape this opportunity by avoiding to address those irritating concerns, which won't relent until you acknowledge them. There's a perfectly good reason why you can't seem to walk around them. It's your angels trying to get your attention. They have a good reason for this, because this decision is the answer to a prayer request you've made. You've been waiting for something to hit you directly in the face, so that you wouldn't be able to mistake or miss the important opportunity. When you are confused, you need to take a moment to rest your mind, so that you can distinguish the guidance of your angels from the competing agitation of your ego. Confusion is an indication that you are having an external struggle with your internal wisdom. Cease feeding the resistance by releasing attachments to things you're concerned about. If you have to shovel energy toward something through worry, then your fear isn't alignment and the concern isn't worth your discernment.

Perhaps, this means that the approach is not the best way for you to move forward. It doesn't mean you can't move forward either. However, this direction isn't the way to do so through this format. This card typically shows that you are distracted by too many choices. It may also suggest that you are looking at all you want, but you're overlooking what you truly desire or need. You're making things way more complicated than is necessary. In most cases, you know what you want and it's usually very clear and obvious. Yet, for some reason, you are jerking yourself around because you keep believing you'll miss out on something better. Somewhere in your mind a voice keeps giving you the idea to hold off for the possibility of another option more valuable, shinier, and thrilling. Let's be honest, there's this one situation that gives you a sense of clarity and peace. It may not be everything you could dream up, but you don't feel like you're chasing an urge that can't be satisfied any longer. Do you finally recognize that this kind of behavior isn't healthy, and it creates relentless stagnation in your life? An appetite for life is a good thing, but when you feel like you want to devour it all at once it means you're living life as though you are starving.

If you are constantly starving no matter what you accomplish, then you are likely to believe that you haven't done much at all in spite of the many good things you've experienced. Many people don't take the time to enjoy their lives. Instead, their concentration is always about consuming more rewards and success. They're working toward deadlines. Each person has inserted timelines along their life's journey. It creates an uneasiness in your spirit. You feel unable to relax and to absorb each experience, because you believe you'll get behind. Some of the things on those timelines are passing test and waiting for the results. Planning for college and working hard to be accepted by a group of people who will never really know who you are or what you care about. They possibly won't understand you until you find a way to make yourself known through some outstanding achievement. Even then, if you aren't doing it for yourself, they will only know the person you have presented in order to receive validation. It's not wrong to want to fulfill certain accomplishments in your life. It's wrong if you believe that you have failed if your plans didn't work out the way you wanted them.

It's wrong only because you would have cheated yourself from admiring the wonder you truly are. Your potential is limitless and so is your ability to experience happiness. If it isn't working according to your initial plans, then seek out your life where it truly resonates with you. Don't be afraid to take a look at conditions outside the context of your expectations. Start by examining that craving for life. Is it healthy or is it painfully consuming your motivation and drive for life? It's time to fess up to the things you obsess over, which don't bring you any happiness. For as long as you hold onto them, they will gut out your joy, as they eat away at your optimism and spiritual clarity. The angst isn't there for you to dig deeper into the struggle and deliberations you're stressed about. It's there for you to feel and for you to want to desire peace and freedom. The angels can't usurp your freewill. When you pray, they can only guide, not dictate. They will guide you in a direction. When you ignore this, because you are fixated on something you want and not the answer you're praying for, they will lead you toward it gently. You might say that it's a path you'll be least resistant to from where your mind is currently focused. Where you end up may not be to your complete satisfaction, but it makes the contrast stronger in its contradiction enough for you to wish for more freedom than you've been willing to cooperate and receive before.

At the beginning of the reading, the angel numbers 40, 97, and 7 came through. Number 40 reads, “God and the angels are surrounding you with Heavenly love and protection.” The angels want you to know that they understand how easy it is to get confused. It's perfectly fine to want so much to achieve success, and to feel that you are contributing to the well-being of the world in various ways. However, this feeling of wanting to feel like you're not just taking up space is coming from a feeling similar to the saying needing to earn your supper, so to speak. This is really important, and is a new and relevant point they are making. I hope my translation is accurate to the way it feels vibrationally, as I'm hearing this with you for the first time. From your soul’s paradigm, you don't have to do anything to be worthy of being valuable in this world or any other. This world and every part of the universe, in whatever form you are, exist to please and fulfill you. It's here for you to receive of its blessings and rewards. If you believe, that “you have to earn your supper* was God's reason for choosing you, then you'll suffer from multiple layers and forms of addictions and cravings where life for you is a constant state of starvation. It will feel like you're disconnected from your soul and you're looking for ways to fill it, rather than to enjoy it. You may believe you can't enjoy it and pay the bills. Does not enjoying it pay the bills any better or make it any easier? Disney's Seven Dwarfs’ work song says it all, “Whistle while you work!”

I would rather focus on working through finding pleasure in what I do, than do it without it. In doing so, you expand your awareness and options. There's more to witness, as your mind is more receptive to ideas, other information, and other possibilities. The next angel number was 97, which reads, “Keep trusting and following your intuition, as it's right on the mark.” The last number says, “You're on the right path, and the outcome will exceed your expectations! The number 7 is a sign that Divine magic is supporting you and opening doors of opportunity.” That annoying feeling is Divine guidance helping you to move forward in the direction of freedom and happiness. This is the only mark for you to follow. To pursue this mark brings opportunities which can only exceed your expectations, because you aren't blocking the purpose for which you were made. You were made to be a recipient of God's love and favor. You don't have to earn it. You automatically deserve it. When you are confused, it's because you aren't accepting that you do. You deserve to be loved, because you are made in the image of God's love. Don't hesitate to trust the feeling of love you feel for another. Likewise, don't look elsewhere for something which is already staring you in the face, and presenting itself to you as the perfect opportunity. Have a blessed weekend. You deserve it! May the Source be with you always!


Monday, July 17, 2017

A Shake Up

Maybe it is time in your life that you need to ask yourself, what is it that isn't working? What needs shaking up more than a vodka martini at James Bond's birthday party? Where could a shock to the system provide the energy needed to power you through a situation? There's at least part of your life through which you've been, however unintentionally, sleepwalking. Perhaps the answers that come to you can spur you into action.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Peeping Tom

Of late I have been feeling very uncomfortable here in my home. It appears I have a Peeping Tom. Now the definitition of a Peeping Tom is in general defined as a person who gets pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from secretly watching others, a voyeur. The definition came after allusion to the man who peeped at Lady Godiva as she rode naked through Coventry somewhere around 1910. I would perhaps have to say that I think I should rather use the term of Peeper rather than Peeping Tom as a Peeping Tom get's pleasure from watching other people or rather, women, that are naked. I do not fall into the catergory of being naked, as my Peeper seems to watch me through one of my lounge windows when I am watching TV, or on the computer. Who this person is, I have no idea. I have to wonder, is it the security guard? Is it someone from the complex? Is it someone that has scaled the wall at the empty corner unit opposite me? Even my cat, Rusty, has indicated signs of being alerted to something she has heard. 

How did I establish all of this? On Wednesday morning I went out on to my patio and noticed something had been spilled which had attracted ants and they were all converging onto whatever this spill was. It was pinkish/red in colour. Almost like a raspberry or strawberry cold drink had been spilt on my patio. I went and examined this lot. My mind racing as to how this could have ended up on my patio. It was not there the day before! No one else here at home but me. Eventually I got the bucket and water and rinsed it away.  So now my alert radar is set on high. 

On Wednesday night around 22:00 I got an uneasy feeling and then I kind of shrugged it off. I eventually decided to get ready for bed. I was sitting on the bed drinking some water and was watching Rusty. She lies in the passage of my bedroom while waiting for me to go to bed. Suddenly her head turned toward the lounge direction, ears pricked and I could see she was listening intently. I strained to see if I could hear anything too. Nothing. Eventually she relaxed again. Last night around 11:30 I again got this distinct feeling at being watched again. I was in the kitchen making tea. 

Yesterday I had done some re-planting of plants into pots on the patio. It was incredibly windy. A gusty wind, so I decided I would not sweep the patio just then and I was also getting cold so came inside. This morning I go and inspect my plants and give them some water and as I am about to go down the steps here I see two very distinct shoe prints. Shoe prints that are definitely not mine and they are placed in such a manner like someone is walking side ways very close to the wall. I can only think they did so to remain in the shadows of the night!

So now what do I do? I do not want to approach the security guard who is on duty at night as I suspect it could be him. This particular guard is also my least favourite. There is just something off about this guy! My consolation is that I feel safe enough in my home as I have very good security. Perhaps tonight I will set a trap. 

Strangely enough the pic below caught my attention as I have also been playing the guitar lately at night when I don't feel like watching tv. Perhaps whoever it is has come to listen to me play. I just don't know. What I do know is that I have to remain alert.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Life's Not A Competition

Most of us race through life with a tick-list. Unless we've achieved that, seen this, and beaten someone else to that, are we even living? We tick things off as we go along. If you can complete this list in the shortest possible time then surely that's the ultimate success? But in the scrabble to be the best, the highest-achieving and the most successful, the purpose of life slips away. Life's not a competition. The only winners are those confident enough to be who they are, and who follow happiness wherever it leads them.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

You Can't Afford Not To Have Hope

As always, this message of advice is absolutely spot on and much appreciated! The best is the question you need to ask yourself always : "Do you believe in what you're doing, is the question you need to know the answer to always." I love that!

Today's Daily Angel Card Message for Thursday, July 13, 2017

The first thing that came up was the angel number 493, followed by the words go and cafe. The message reads, *Your prayers about your Divine life purpose and career have been heard and answered by the angels, archangels, and ascended masters.” This card highlights a positive shift in your perspective and circumstances. Perhaps, something different occurs to renew your faith, which allows you to view your options with optimism. It may feel like things are beginning to move in the similar direction. There's a sense of focus and support. You may discover people who share your enthusiasm and passion for your work and interest. This may develop into a professional relationship and collaboration. Cafe is my word symbol for networking. This is a definite sign to go for it, if you had in mind to pursue a few contacts, which may help you improve your chances to get a project or idea off the ground. Don't be afraid to make a few calls, or asks for references from acquaintances you have a good rapport with in your field or personal relationships. Communication is a key element you can use to further expand your network of support and clients, as well as, help increase other career opportunities, which you might have not heard about otherwise.

The point that strikes me about this card’s illustration is having the faith to trust your instincts, and to open a door even when you aren't absolutely sure what's behind it. This faery was possibly drawn to this shiny locket by her curiosity and hopes. On the surface, its beauty attracted her, but the contents inside surpass any expectations she could have imagined. Something might capture your eye accompanied by a strong feeling of a momentous shift in your life. You don't know in the moment why you are drawn to it. The feeling is powerful and laser focused. It's clear that this is meant for you. You may have a sense of how profoundly enriching this encounter will benefit your life. This is the time to strike while the irons are hot! You're on fire, as all of your senses flare up about the prospects it will afford you. You feel the relief and release from some significant burdens your life had been suffocating under. This is that major turning point when you get to rewrite the story and change all of your prospects. It just requires you to make a bold and daring move from the outcomes you've chosen otherwise for measures of security.

You have a real opportunity to experience a freedom unlike you ever allowed yourself to have before. Perhaps, you have always operated with constraints, which undermined your decisions and limited your options. Hope was a luxury you couldn't afford or so you believed. However, your soul can't thrive without hope. It beckons you to return to the door of your soul's oasis of well-being and truth. Hope is a beacon, which keeps you from remaining isolated from the gifts of your divine guidance. It's a form of spiritual intervention, and the way universe gets your attention. You can't afford not to have hope. Without it, you would create a seemingly huge deficit within the unlimited budget of your heart. This card is a sign that it's a good time to make wishes and for them to come true, as you follow through on them as you're inspired. So, make long term plans for the future understanding that the attention to each present moment is what will determine the outcome. Put together a team of motivated, focused, talented and creative individuals. Don't be afraid to make your voice heard. Throw your ideas out there, and don't worry about the criticism or the mess that any process can possibly create.

I'm feeling that you have radical and innovative ideas. You're contemplating whether or not people are ready for it, and you wonder if they will support or reject it. It's like you're afraid to take the lid off this situation, because you aren't able to predict the responses. Most importantly, this isn't a decision you should rely upon based on what others will think. You have to decide how much it matters to you. Do you believe in what you're doing, is the question you need to know the answer to always. If you don't know why you believe wholeheartedly in what you're doing, your lack of confidence will become what your audience will focus upon. You'll find the courage you're looking for to keep moving forward, and a reason your soul benefits from doing what you do. This purpose or reason becomes your hope or beacon of alignment with your heart's point of attraction. With it, there's nothing that can slow you down or stop you. You'll always find a way, and you'll always discover opportunities and solutions. Enjoy the showers of blessings that are possible and available in your life. May the Source be with you always!


Monday, July 10, 2017

As Vandag My Laaste Dag Is

A beautiful song with very true words. I have translated from Afrikaans to English. Juanita Du Plessis is my favourite South African, Afrikaans singer. Love all her songs!

As die son in die oggend opkom (When the sun rises in the morning)
En die wereld vir my sing (and the world sings to me)
As my hart nog klop hier binne my (if my heart still beats here inside me)
Nog n dag van lewe bring (brings another day of life)
Bly ek wonder (I keep wondering)
Wat as vandag my laaste dag is  (what if today is my last day)
Die lewe maak soms draie (life sometimes turns)
Wat niemand kan verstaan (that no one can understand)
Vandag is jy hier maar as more kom is dit dalk tyd om te gaan  (today you are here but when tomorrow comes it might be time to go)
En ek wonder  (and I wonder)
Wat as vandag my laaste dag is (what if today is my last day)
Ek sal lewe (I will live)
Dieper lief he (Love deeper)
Elkeen na aan my net n rukkie langer vashou (hold everyone near me just a little longer)
Ek sal vergewe  (I will forgive)
Tot aan die einde (until the end)
En met vrede in my hart my oe wil toe maak (and with peace in my heart will want to close my eyes)
As vandag my laaste dag is (if today is my last day)
Elke uur glas loop tog iewers leeg (every hour glass eventually stops pouring)
Elke lewe het n lyn (every life has a line)
Het ek genoeg gese (did I say enough)
Genoeg gewys (show enough)
Is hoe gou my spore verdwyn (that’s how fast my footprints disappear)
Ek bly wonder  (I keep wondering)
Wat as vandag my laaste dag is (what if today is my last day)
Ek sal lewe (I will live)
Dieper lief he (Love deeper)
Elkeen na aan my net n rukkie langer vashou (hold everyone near me just a little longer)
Ek sal vergewe (I will forgive)
Tot aan die einde (until the end)
En met vrede in my hart my oe wil toe maak (and with peace in my heart will want to close my eyes)
As vandag my laaste dag is (if today is my last day)
Elke hartklop elke asem  (every heartbeat every breath)
Dis net vir my geleen (is only lent to me)
Elke oggend as ek wakker word (every morning when I wake)
Weet ek dis n seen (I know it is a blessing)
En ek belowe sag (and I promise quietly)
As dit vandag my laaste dag is (if it is my last day today)
Sal ek lewe (I shall live)
Dieper lief he (Love deeper)
Elkeen na aan my net n rukkie langer vashou (hold everyone near me just a little longer)
Ek sal vergewe (I will forgive)
Tot aan die einde (until the end)
En met vrede in my hart my oe wil toe maak (and with peace in my heart will want to close my eyes)
As vandag my laaste dag is (if today is my last day)
As vandag my laaste dag is (if today is my last day)
As vandag my laaste dag is (if today is my last day)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Peace Of Mind

George Michael once said "You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart". Peace of mind is a bit like a sailboat at sea. When the waters are calm, the sky is clear and the wind's blowing in the right direction, there's nothing to worry about. Then a storm comes along, and calm, bliss and happiness seems like a distant dream. You realise just how fragile your peace was after all. Learning how to navigate negative forces ensures that your peace isn't so easily shattered. If you permit this to happen in your heart, all the things that seem so frustratingly impossible will start to feel sweeter and simpler.