Saturday, December 31, 2016

An End and a New Beginning

Another year is coming to a close, and a new year is about to begin.  Why does it seem as if 365 days go by in the blink of an eye?  As I’ve gotten older, it seems like the years go by much faster than when I was younger.  I used to think it was just part of aging, but I’ve talked with lots of people in their twenties who feel exactly the same.  It’s like life is moving on a speeding train and we have no other option than to sit back and enjoy the ride. 

It can’t be our imagination.  I believe that we perceive time as speeding up because our consciousness is ascending into a higher dimension from the three-dimensional world we’ve come to know.  In actuality, time doesn’t exist beyond our Earthly plane.  Time was created by man.  In the spiritual realm, there is no time or space.  There is no here or there.  There is only pure energetic existence … infinity … a constant state of being.

For me, the most fascinating part about the concept of time is the numerology associated with it.  Numerology is an ancient philosophy that’s similar to astrology, but instead of looking to the stars and planets, we look to numbers for insights into our lives.

Every number has a meaning in accordance with its vibrational energy, and that energy has an influence on our personalities and the world around us.  In addition to our own personal numbers which are associated with our birthdates, there’s also a universal number that affects us.  That universal energy changes every year within a nine-year cycle.  This year has been the completion of a nine-year cycle, and the energy is one of endings.  The number nine is arrived at by adding 2+0+1+6 = 9. 

The year 2017 is reduced to the number one and has the energy of a new beginning.  In addition to being the start of a new nine-year cycle, it’s also the beginning of a new phase of your life.  So, the phrase “out with the old and in with the new” has even more significance in 2017.

How many of you experienced meaningful changes this year, such as a job, a home, a relationship, or possibly all of those things?  Was this the year that you finally made peace with the past so you could move forward?  If a relationship or a friendship came to an end, it’s most likely a blessing in disguise.  Those things were meant to happen to prepare you for the new people who will enter your life in 2017. 

Did you finally finish a project that you’re passionate about?  Get ready to put it out there in 2017!  Did you complete an educational program that’s going to move your career forward?  Take your new skills and talents to the world in 2017!

For me, 2016 was indicative of not one but two consecutive nine-year cycles.  I had to say goodbye to both my 18-year old cat and my 18-year old car. Needless to say, my cat was the more difficult of the two.  Baby was the last of my three cats, and it was so painful to let her go, but when, after two years of allowing me to provide her with the medical care she needed to maintain her quality of life, she chose to fight me, I knew I had to respect her wishes.  Baby is with me in spirit, and it’s comforting when I see a sign from her.  My car went on to an “afterlife” too.  I donated it to my mechanic who fixed it up and donated it to his nephew.

While I had some losses in 2016, I also had some gains with my career.  I was a guest on local and national radio stations and made three appearances on a popular international podcast.  Also, I was guided to join the Toastmasters speaking organization and shortly thereafter had the courage to speak about angels at a local metaphysical event.  I found that I love teaching just as much as writing.

I plan to intensify the speaking aspect of my career next year.  In addition to teaching about angels, I want to bring comfort to people who are grieving by letting them know about “signs from Heaven.”  For my new beginning in 2017, I’ll be working toward a full-time career as an author and speaker.  I’m hoping that will be my path for this next nine-year cycle.  After that, I hope to do another nine years! 

Everything that happened in 2016, both good and bad, has prepared you for your fresh start in 2017.  You’ve evolved from all of your experiences and are ready to take on the world.  Make your new beginning the best one ever, follow your heart, and let your soul soar!

With love, light, and angel blessings,


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Archangel Nathaniel: A Lightworker's Best Friend

If you haven’t heard of Archangel Nathaniel, you’re probably not alone.  I’d never heard of him until a few years ago in what I thought was, at the time, a random message.  I was told that Nathaniel could propel your life purpose forward rapidly and that you shouldn’t ask him for help unless you’re absolutely ready to move forward.

It’s been made perfectly clear to me that the person who told me about Nathaniel several years ago played a very significant role in my life.  As you may know, I don’t believe in coincidences.  I believe everything happens for a reason.  I was definitely meant to know who Nathaniel was and how he could and would change my life.

If you follow my blog, you know that I had been told in a psychic reading that I was a lightworker who was working with Archangel Michael to deliver a message.  You may also know that subsequently, I received beautiful words from Archangel Michael for my children’s book, Angels, Angels, Everywhere.  Since that reading, I thought I was working only with Archangel Michael on my life purpose.  I’m embarrassed to admit that until recently I’d completely forgotten that I’d asked Nathaniel for help when I put my book into production in January of 2014. 

Now, as I look back over the past two years, it all makes perfect sense … how everything has fallen into place so easily with my book about angels, unlike the previous book I had tried to publish.  I thought it was because I was aligned with my soul’s purpose, but now I realize that there was much more going on.  Nathaniel had replaced my feelings of being stuck with feelings of clarity, motivation, and dedication.  He removed the obstacles that were in my way and was allowing my purpose to unfold with Divine synchronicity.

My memory was rekindled recently when Anayah Joy Holilly of Angel Heart Radio asked me if I’d be interested in co-hosting a show about Nathaniel.  She said that he had shown her that I was the right person to help teach her audience about him.  I was flattered, but I didn’t think I was an expert on him.  Well, guess again!  LOL  I had first-hand experience!

Anayah and I had just begun what would become a very long phone conversation when I had my “lightbulb” moment.  I exclaimed, “This all makes sense now!  That’s why I was able to move forward with my angel book!  That’s why I’ve been led to all the right people to create my website and produce and promote my book!  That’s why it’s been a non-stop ride of endless energy, wonderful opportunities, and major accomplishments!  It’s Archangel Nathaniel!”  Anayah and I both laughed with delight.  Needless to say, I immediately thanked Nathaniel for all of his help. 

After my phone conversation with Anayah, I started to do some research.  I learned that Nathaniel works very closely with Michael to help lightworkers with their life purpose. To my surprise, I also learned that Nathaniel is known as the patron saint of lightworkers – those whose life purpose involves serving humanity.  Michael knows everyone’s life purpose and can help you figure out what you’re meant to do.  Once you realize why you’re here and you’re ready to move forward, Nathaniel will help you turn your passion into action so you can make your dreams come true.  Remember, you need to ask for the Archangels’ help because they need to respect your free will and cannot intervene unless invited.

Nathaniel has kept me very busy, but I love every minute of it because I’m passionate about what I’m doing.  Because I love what I’m doing, I’ve raised my vibrational energy, and I feel happier than I’ve ever been!  Anytime I start to feel the least bit overwhelmed, Nathaniel quickly causes those feelings to dissipate by giving me just the right guidance that allows me to complete the task at hand.  Even when I’ve been absolutely exhausted, he’s given me the energy I’ve needed to accomplish my goals.  He’s helped me to trust my choices and feel confident about my abilities.

During the past two years, I’ve done things I never thought I’d do, such as appearing on radio shows and podcasts and most recently speaking about angels at a local metaphysical expo.  Instead of being nervous or fearful, I’ve felt calm, secure and confident.   There’s a sense of empowerment that comes from working with Nathaniel.     

Just as he has helped me, Nathaniel can help you to feel the Divine spark that is within you so you can follow your heart’s desire.  He’ll help you let go of distractions that are hindering you and will give you laser-like focus.  He’ll help you stop procrastinating, manifest your intentions, and achieve your goals.  He’ll help you own the power that is deep inside of you.  I’ve had more faith, courage, and determination than I’ve ever had before.  I’ve been more driven to succeed now than at any other time in my life. With Nathaniel by your side, you’ll be able to manifest all that you want out of life at a rapid pace.

If you’re ready to make your life purpose a priority … if you’re ready to fuel your passion in life … if you’re ready to put your purpose into overdrive, it’s time to ask Archangel Nathaniel for his assistance.  Buckle up, hold on, and enjoy the ride!

With love, light, and angel blessings,


If you'd like to know more about Archangel Nathaniel, please listen to the Angel Heart Radio show here:

Monday, October 31, 2016

Common Messages From Deceased Loved Ones

I know how much comfort a message from a departed loved one can bring because I’ve been the recipient of many wonderful healing messages from the other side with the help of some amazing psychic mediums.  I’m so grateful for the compassionate people – both well-known and less known -- who have shared their psychic abilities with me so I could connect with my beloved family members. 

Listed below, are some of the most common messages that are received from the other side: 

“I’m okay.”

Your loved one wants you to know that they made it safely to Heaven, which is really just a different dimension beyond our three-dimensional world.  In truth, your loved one never died.  The pure energy of who they are - their soul - merely shed its physical form and returned to its true home in the spiritual realm. 

“I’m at peace.”

Your loved one wants you to know that they're in a peaceful place that is filled only with feelings of love and happiness. Any lower vibrating energies, such as anger, resentment, guilt, etc. are gone.  

“I’m still here.”

Your loved one wants you to know that it’s not your imagination if you felt their touch, heard their voice, sensed their presence, experienced a life-like dream, or received any other sign that they were with you.  They never really left you.  They can hear your thoughts because we are all connected to one consciousness that survives beyond the death of our physical bodies.  They're just a thought away, and they'll always be a part of your life.

“I’m not alone.”

Your loved one wants you to know that when they arrived in Heaven, they were greeted by family and friends, beloved pets, and sometimes even God. 

“I love you.”

Your loved one will never stop loving you.  You'll always be connected through love.  Love is the most powerful force in the universe, and nothing can destroy it.

“I’m sorry.”

Your loved one wants to apologize if they weren’t able to express their love to you, or if they treated you or anyone else abusively, or if they committed suicide.  Those who commit suicide are not condemned to eternal damnation.  They're learning to heal on the other side.

“I forgive you.”

Your loved one doesn’t want you to feel guilty about any harsh words you may have said to them, especially right before they died.  You're forgiven, and they want you to move forward without guilt.

“I’m healthy and coherent again.”

Since your loved one no longer has their physical body, they no longer have any pains or disabilities.  If their mental functions were diminished, they're now restored.  Your loved one is now in what’s called a “light body” made of pure love and light energy.  (If they come through in a dream – which is actually a visitation in the astral plane – they will usually appear vibrant, youthful, and happy.)

“Thank you.”

Your loved one wants you to know that they appreciate everything you did for them while they were here on Earth.

“I didn’t feel anything.”

If your loved one died in a horrible accident that caused severe physical injury, they want you to know that they didn’t feel any pain.  Their soul was removed from their body before impact.

“I heard everything you said to me before I passed.”

If your loved one was in a coma or otherwise unconscious before passing, they want you to know that they heard every word you said to them.  Their higher self in Heaven was able to hear you when their physical body wasn't responsive.

“I wouldn’t have been able to pass if you’d been there.”

If you were unable to get to your loved one’s side to say your last goodbye, things happened that way for a reason.  If you'd been there, they wouldn’t have been able to leave their body.  They want you to move forward without guilt.  They're still with you, and you can still tell them you love them.

“I wasn’t ready for the earthly experience.”

If you had a miscarriage, the unborn child’s soul doesn’t want you to feel guilty.  They weren't ready to enter the earth plane.  The soul may come back in another baby when the time is right.

"Please let go of your guilt and move forward."

If you had an abortion, that soul goes to Heaven to evolve.  They hold no ill will towards you and forgive you.  They want you to forgive yourself too.  Often, that soul will become a spirit guide who helps you through life.

“I’m growing up here.”

If you lost a child, they want you to know that they're growing up on the other side.  Although you miss their presence very much, they're still with you in spirit.  Your child’s soul wants you to celebrate their life when you're ready.  Honor your grief, but try to keep moving forward.

“I’m learning new things here.”

Just as we're here in “Earth school” learning and growing to advance our souls, those who have gone to Heaven are also learning and growing on the other side.  Our souls never stop evolving whether we're on Earth or in Heaven.

"As you're able to move forward, you'll help me to move forward too."

Take as long as you need to go through your grieving process.  When you're ready to move forward with your life, you'll also be helping your loved one's soul move forward in Heaven.


I believe that psychic mediums are here to share their special gifts so they may provide comfort to those who are grieving.  The messages that come through are always from a place of love.

I hope that one or more of these messages has brought you comfort, assisted in easing your mind, and helped to heal your heart.

With love, light, and angel blessings,


Friday, September 30, 2016

An Angelic Escort to the Hospital

Seven years ago, out of the blue, I developed food allergies.  I didn’t realize at the time that it was a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.  Around that same time, I’d become an old hand at noticing “angel numbers” which are repetitive number sequences that the angels show us to impart messages.  I’d also fostered a very strong connection with the angels by having complete faith and trust in their guidance.

One night after work, I stuck around to talk with a colleague.  While I was listening to what she was saying, all I could think about was how my face felt like it was swelling up.  At some point, she said to me, “What did you do to your face?  You look younger.”  LOL  I can laugh about it now, but the situation was anything but funny.  Having been through the same thing about a month or two earlier, I knew I needed to get to the emergency room to be hooked up to an IV drip of steroids to reduce the swelling.

I stayed and talked much longer than I should have.  Also, I had a very long commute home.  The smart thing would’ve been to have gone to the hospital that was nearby work, but for some reason, I chose to drive home to my local hospital … where they knew me.  LOL

Oddly enough, the traffic wasn’t that bad when I got on the road at approximately 8 p.m.  It was as if the angels had cleared the road for me, and I had a bullet train home.  About three-quarters of the way through my drive, my throat felt dry, so I started to feel some anxiety, and my heart began to race.  Although the car was moving at a pretty fast pace, I was worried if I’d be able to get to the hospital before my throat closed up on me.

I pleaded, “Angels, please help me get to the hospital in time!”  Immediately, I heard a response in my head, “We’re getting you there as fast as we can.”  I heard it again two more times in rapid succession.  The tone was very calm, and it reassured me that everything would be okay.  Gradually, my anxiety started to diminish, and I was again focused on riding that bullet train to my destination.

In no time, I was at the hospital, and I ran into the emergency room.  Nearly out of breath, I said to the admissions clerk, “I’m having an allergic reaction.”  Although there were others there, they took me in almost immediately.  Before long, I was hooked up to the familiar IV drip and could breathe a sigh of relief.

I had to stay at the hospital for several hours so they could monitor my condition.  At some point, they needed my room and moved me into the hallway.  While I lay there wondering when I’d be able to go home, a young girl wearing a black sweatshirt walked past me.  On the back of her sweatshirt was a big pair of white angel wings.  I couldn’t help but smile as I said to myself, “Thank you, Angels.”

With love, light, and angel blessings,


Monday, August 29, 2016

How to Live a Happy Life

Be grateful.  Every morning, when you wake up, say thank you.  When you’re grateful for what you have, you open the door to infinite blessings.  Life is a precious gift, and you’re meant to enjoy your time on this beautiful planet.  Not every soul is given the opportunity to become human.  You’ve won a Heavenly lottery!  Make the most of it!

Know that you’re always connected to the source of the universe, the Divine intelligence that has a plan for your life.  At your core, you’re a Divine spark of this intelligence, filled with love and light, and the ability to achieve whatever you’d like.  You’re always supported by the universe.  God, angels, ascended masters, spirit guides, and loved ones are all assisting you from the other side.  Never feel that you’re alone.  Release any fears and know that your Heavenly team is watching over you, guiding you, and empowering you.

Live with love in your heart.  Treat people with kindness and compassion.  That includes people you don’t particularly like.  Sometimes, those are the people who need your kindness the most.    

Practice self-love.  You, of all people, deserve your love.  Accept yourself as you are and nurture that being who is you.  You’re worthy of a happy life.  Until you can honestly love yourself and treat yourself with the respect you deserve, you'll never attract loving relationships into your life.

Live in the present moment.  Let the past go, and don’t worry about the future.  Have faith and trust that the universe has your back.

Let go of guilt.  Guilt is a useless emotion that serves no purpose except to torment you.  No amount of “woulda, coulda, shoulda” will change anything.  What’s done is done.  Stop focusing on guilt, and keep moving forward.

Change your perspective.  Instead of looking at what’s wrong with your life, choose to look at what’s right.  You’ll find that there’s actually a lot more in your favor than not.  According to the law of attraction, we attract the same energy that we put out, so whether your life is positive or negative, it’s a direct result of your own conscious and deliberate creation.  When you keep your thoughts positive, the universe will respond with positivity.  And, the more you can stay in that positive energy zone, the more your desired life will unfold in magical ways.

Forgive those for whom you hold resentment.  Holding on to resentment will eat away at your soul.  It does nothing to the person you haven’t forgiven, and it robs you of your own life.  Let it go.  You deserve to treat yourself better.  Break free of your self-imposed prison.

Focus less on what others are doing and more on what you’re doing.  Focusing on other’s accomplishments and making comparisons is a distraction and a waste of time.  There’s enough room for everyone to fulfill their purpose in life, to come up with their own original ideas, and to achieve success in their own unique way.  It doesn’t matter what others are doing.  It only matters what you’re doing.  That’s why it’s called YOUR life.

Stop trying to control people and situations that are out of your control.  The only thing within your control is you.  Everyone’s on their own journey and must learn their own lessons in their own time.  It’s not your job to teach them.  Learn your own lessons, and keep moving forward.

Pay no attention to people who gossip about you.  They’re insecure people with negative energy, and gossiping makes them feel better about themselves.  What people say behind your back has no significance unless you give it importance.  Let the gossipers do what they do best, and let your own reputation speak for itself.  Continue to be the kind and loving person you are, giving positive energy to others, and let the universe take care of the rest.

Try not to react emotionally.  It’s not easy, but it’s possible to lessen the severity of how you feel.  When you feel yourself reacting, take a deep breath and think, “Do I really need to get upset about this?  Or, would I rather stay in a feeling of peacefulness?”  We’re in a constant battle between our ego and our soul.  Our ego gets fired up, feels all those negative emotions, and wants to retaliate or beat us down.  Our soul wants only peace, love, and happiness.  Live from your soul as much as you can.

Don’t focus on lack.  Instead, focus on abundance.  According to the law of attraction, what you focus on is what you’ll attract.  Therefore, if you feel that you don’t have enough money, time, or anything else, that’s exactly what you’ll get.  The universe is sending you a constant stream of unlimited abundance.  All you need to do is believe it and receive it.

Take time to meditate.  When you clear your mind of the stresses of the day, you’ll find peace.  In silence, you’ll receive messages you need to hear.  When you shut out all external influences and get in touch with your soul, you’ll have a clear connection to Divine source energy and will receive guidance and solutions to your problems.

Do something that brings you joy.  Pursue an interest.  Take a class.  Follow your passion.  Listen to music.  Go outside in nature and play like a kid again.  Nourish your inner child.  There are always ways to make yourself feel better.

Help someone in need.  Volunteer.  Make someone’s day.  Nothing will make you feel better than giving from your heart.  We’re all here to be of service … to help and love one another.  This is how God planned it, but when our souls became human, we forgot this.  Remember the true purpose of your incarnation … to bring God’s love and light to the world … and to be happy. 

With love, light, and angel blessings,


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Angel Numbers: Messages From the Angels

At a spiritual retreat in 2008, I learned about repetitive number sequences known as “angel numbers.”  I didn’t know it then, but that knowledge would change my life forever and set me on a path of working with the angels and teaching others what I had learned about this angelic form of communication.

Angel numbers are the most common way that angels communicate with us here in the physical world.  You may see these numbers on license plates, billboards, phone numbers, addresses, clocks, receipts, and more.  Usually, we tend to recognize these numbers in their “triple format” such as “444.”  The more the individual number is repeated, the more intensity there is to the angels’ messages.

I’ve been acknowledging angel numbers and following the angels’ guidance for eight years.  During this time, I’ve established such a strong connection with the angelic realm that I’ve been blessed with the gift of becoming a channel to deliver messages to others.  I’ve enthusiastically accepted my role as a sort of “angel ambassador” on Earth – an “Earth Angel” – here to be of healing service to others.  I love every chance I get to share this knowledge with those around me.

Fortunately, the people I’ve chosen to share this information with have been very receptive to what I’ve had to say.  No one has ever spoken negatively or looked at me like I was crazy when I’ve talked about angel numbers.  In fact, in most cases, people show genuine interest and ask me about the numbers they see on a regular basis and want to know what they mean.  Of course, I’m happy to oblige.  As I impart the information, they listen, smile, and sincerely appreciate the messages they receive. 

I encourage anyone who’s interested in learning more about angel numbers (and angels in general) to start where I started with Doreen Virtue’s book, Healing with the Angels, which contains valuable information about how angels can assist you in every area of your life.  In the back of the book, there’s a chapter devoted entirely to angel numbers.  When I started believing in angels and asking them for help, my life dramatically improved, and I know yours can too.

Doreen’s chapter on angel numbers became so popular that she published a book completely dedicated to this fascinating subject called Angel Numbers 101.  If you want to cut to the chase, this handy, pocket-sized book explains the meanings of every number from 0 through 999.  There’s also a convenient app available to literally have the numbers at your fingertips.

Doreen’s books and workshops have been very inspirational in my life, and I respect and admire her for all she has done to help others.  I’m honored to have been one of her students and to share the journey with so many other angel intuitives who want to raise your awareness of angels and teach you how they can assist you on your soul’s journey.

Here are the basic meanings of triple numbers, 000 through 999:

000 – This endless circle with no beginning or end is a sign from God letting you know he is right there with you providing Divine reassurance that all is well.

111 - The universe wants to immediately manifest your thoughts, so this is a reminder to stay positive.  I like to say, “Make a wish!”  Focus your intention on your desires.

222 - Have faith and trust in Divine timing.  Any situations of concern are being resolved.

333 - You have one or more ascended masters (teachers who once lived on Earth, such as Jesus, Mother Mary, saints, etc.) protecting you and assisting you on your spiritual journey.

444 - You have angels everywhere around you!  You are completely loved, supported, and guided by many Heavenly beings and have nothing to fear.

555 - This signals a time of transformation.  Huge changes are coming your way, but like “111,” it’s also a reminder to keep your thoughts positive so you can attract the best possible outcome.

666 – Let go of any fears or worries about material needs and trust that God will take care of you.  To spiritually raise your vibration, stay in thoughts of gratitude.

777 – You’re on the right track in every area of your life.  Continue to take action on your Divine guidance, and move forward.  Keep up the good work!

888 – The universe is sending you unlimited abundance.  Trust that financial prosperity is yours.

999 – This represents the completion of a chapter in your life.  Get ready for a new beginning!  This is also a sign to lightworkers that it’s time to follow your passion to discover your Divine life purpose so you may serve others on your sacred mission.

Open yourself up to this amazing communication process, and have fun spotting signs from the angels!

With love, light, and angel blessings,


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Messages from the Angels for Children

Life can be challenging for children, so it’s important that we give them every tool we can to help them deal with those challenges.  Teaching children to believe in a power greater than themselves will build their confidence and empower them to deal with life’s emotional ups and downs.  

As an angel intuitive, I’ve been guided to deliver these messages from the Angels to you so that you may, in turn, teach your children and grandchildren:

1. Children are always loved.  There is nothing your child can ever do to stop God or the Angels from loving him or her. 

2. Children are never alone.  Every child comes into the world with a Guardian Angel who God has assigned to love, protect, and guide them through life.  This Guardian Angel will never leave that child’s side and will accompany them when it’s time to return to Heaven.

3. Angels are always ready to help.  Because God gave human beings free will, Angels are not allowed to intervene in our lives unless we ask for help, so children must be taught to ask for help when they need it.  Let your child know that they have angelic support 24 hours a day with anything, big or small.

4. It’s easy to ask the Angels for help.  Teach your children that communicating with the Angels is like talking on a cell phone, but the connection to Heaven is so strong that they don’t need to hold a phone.  They don’t even need to talk aloud because the the Angels can hear their thoughts.  

5. When children are afraid, they can ask Archangel Michael to protect them with “white light.”  This is God’s white light.  Explain to them that all they need to do is to visualize a protective bubble of white light surrounding them and to trust that they will be safe.

6. Life is a gift from God, and it’s important to always be grateful for this gift.  When children are thankful, God will give them more to appreciate.  Every child should know that they are here for a very important purpose and that God gave them the talents and abilities they would need to fulfill that purpose.

7. Every child is special, no matter what they look like on the outside because it’s who they are on the inside that matters.  God created each of us from his love and light, and we are perfect just the way we are.  It doesn’t matter what others think of us as long as we love ourselves.  Teach them that when they are bullied, the bully’s comments are meaningless as long as they believe in themselves.  Teach them that no one can make them feel bad about themselves unless they let them, and there’s no reason to let them. 

8. Teach children about the power of their thoughts.  Let them know that their thoughts are like “magnets.”  If they think positive thoughts, it will lift their spirits and bring them happiness, but if they think negative thoughts, it will only attract more negativity.  Teach your child that it is always within their power to choose a positive thought over a negative one.

9. Remember that God is in charge.  Teach children to pray to God and trust that their prayers will be answered in God’s Divine timing.  They need to be open to how their prayers will be answered.  They must accept that sometimes bad things will happen, but there are reasons for this.  Bad times help us to learn and grow and become stronger.  They must trust that God knows what he’s doing. 

10. Angels will show children “signs” that they are with them.  This can come in the form of repetitive number sequences known as “Angel Numbers” such as 11:11 on a clock or triple numbers like 444 on a license plate.  Your child may find a feather or a coin in an unusual place, may see the form of an angel or wings in a cloud, or may hear the word Angel in a song.  Children may also see sparkles of light or colored orbs.  A child may have an imaginary friend who is actually an angel. 

I hope these angelic messages will instill a sense of comfort and assurance within you and your children.

With love, light, and Angel blessings,


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Perfectionism, Writer's Block, and Weathering Storms

I’m a perfectionist.  In fact, I’ve been a perfectionist for as long as I can remember.  As they say of things like this, it’s both a blessing and a curse.  LOL  If you’re also a perfectionist, then you know that while it’s beneficial to be meticulous, especially in the creative genre, you can also drive yourself nuts with details to maintain the high standards you’ve set for yourself.  That’s why I’ve been absent from my blog for more than six months.  Well, that and a nasty case of writer’s block and having to ride out a few “storms.”  I’ve felt guilty about not posting, but it’s time to let go of the guilt and move forward.

The problem was that it seemed like each blog post was better than the last – and I don’t take credit for that – as the majority of the words I’d written had been channeled from the spiritual realm.  I’d read what I’d written and say to myself, “Where did that come from?  That’s really good!”  LOL After my last blog post in October, I wasn’t getting anything that lent itself to a lengthy discourse.  I didn’t know how I was going to top what I'd done or even equal it.  I would get little tidbits here and there, but when I’d try to elaborate, it wouldn’t go anywhere.  I was definitely not channeling.  LOL

I didn’t want just a few paragraphs.  I wanted at least a page.  I 'd set a standard for myself, and I wasn’t about to deter from at least equaling what I'd done previously, both in quantity and quality.  Every time I would think about blogging, I didn’t feel inspired.  I thought to myself, it’ll happen when it happens just like the other ones.  But it didn’t seem to happen.  No inspiring words or profound concepts were coming to me.  I’d lost it.  The momentum was gone.

So, I started other projects and told myself that I didn’t have time to devote to blogging.  The reality was part of me was just being lazy.  All the while, in the back of my mind, there was that guilt gnawing at me … “you need to do your blog, you need to do your blog.”  As the months went by, it became easier and easier NOT to do the blog.  I had vowed that I wouldn’t be one of those people who would let their blog lapse.  I went into it knowing that part of doing a blog was making sure that it was kept current.  I knew that a daily or weekly commitment wasn’t feasible to start out, but I felt confident that a monthly schedule wouldn't be a problem.

Well, as they say, life happens when you’re busy making other plans.  In addition to making excuses for not blogging, 2016 came in with a roar, and various things started to go wrong.  I needed to go through a few storms.  As they say, no storm lasts forever.  Sometimes, it seems like it might, but it never does.  Eventually, things settle down and calm prevails.

These are the lessons I’ve learned from this experience:

1     Perfectionism is a hard habit to break, but it’s possible to lighten up on yourself.  When you realize that you’re being irrationally unsatisfied with your work, step away from it and come back to it with “fresh eyes.”  Try to release feelings of needing it to be a certain way or not at all.  Don’t feel like you have to equal or surpass what you’ve done previously.  That’s like needlessly competing with yourself.  Be open-minded, and let it be whatever it is.  

2    Every writer gets writer’s block.  It goes with the territory.  The block will ultimately end, and you’ll be able to move forward, but you must pick yourself up and do it.  Get back onto that keyboard!  Never let one failed attempt define who you are.  You’re more than that.  Your words are needed, and only you can provide those words. 

3    Things aren’t always going to go as expected.  You must learn to be adaptable and maneuver around the detours on the winding road of life.  Accept that there may be obstacles on your path, and know that you'll ultimately move past those obstacles.  As you come out on the other side of each storm, it’ll get easier, and you’ll get stronger.  Weather the storms, and look for the rainbows!

With love, light, and Angel blessings!