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Angel Guidance

Conquering a negative mindset is your greatest weapon in defeating the dark side. We all have times in are lives when things aren’t going according to our plan and we really don’t know what to do.  When I was injured and had a long painful recovery, it was often my communications with the angels that helped me in conquering my path. Here is some angelic guidance to help you along the way:

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Meditate and breath deeply. Take some deep breaths of the best oxygen molecules you can find. Get outside and be with the nature. If you can’t do that get some plants and place one by your bedside so that it is providing you fresh oxygen every night as well as inside your home.

Stop comparing yourself to others or worrying about what other people think about you. Focus on your own strengths and use them. Recognize what is good about you and use it. Stop thinking you need to be the best at everything or for everyone. Your best will change from day to day and moment to moment, just keep doing the best you can do for you. Stop beating yourself up over what others think. Remember that  you are awesome just for being you.

Do something that you enjoy to help you shift your mindset from what it is, even if just for a little while. Allow yourself time to focus on something else. When I was recovering from being injured, there were days when I just did not want to be here anymore. I was so tired of the constant pain regardless what I did. I so was tried of worrying about how I would make ends meet each month and I was so tired of not being able to see the light at the end of this tunnel. I knew I needed to something that would give me a break from all of this and just take me away.

Start a gratitude journal. I was so thankful that I was aware of my angels and guides and already working with them for it was often those messages that I send out that kept me sane. I would just keep reading them until I had could focus my energy on the positive. They helped me to conquer my negative mindset in ways I never imagined. Look for ways to feel good.

Read something inspiring.  It is one of the best ways to conquer a negative mindset. Watch a funny movie or do something that makes you laugh and laugh a lot. Laughter truly is the best medicine. Once during a particularly dark time in my life I won a full pass to a comedy festival. For ten days I laughed, it was the best therapy I could wish for.

Eat well. Drink plenty of water. Nutrition plays an important part in clear thinking and our ability to focus. Treat your body like the temple that it is and take it outside to play, rejuvenate, and heal.

Your Angel Guidance is to accept what the present moment contains and work with it:

You can’t always change your situation, but you can change how you choose to deal with it. Whatever the present moment brings your way, work with it and not against it. This will transform all aspects of your life.

Tons of love, Sharon and the angels xoxox

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Check out Sharon’s book, Angel Guidance, Messages of Love and Healing

Check out Sharon’s daily Angel Guidance Messages

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We are good at asking our angels for signs or what we should do next, but do we follow through by taking the action steps required? In other words, are we doing the journey? The angels are happy to help us, but we MUST do the actual physical action that necessary to get it done.

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Our angels can’t do the journey for us. It is each of us that is having a human experience. An experience of being a human, and it is only each one of us that can do what is required on this plane.  And, just to make the game of life a bit more interesting, we through in free will. So, even though you have asked for a sign, even prayed your hardest to know what to do, you still need to choose, to do the follow through with the advice, with the vision, with the whatever your prayer asked for.

You can’t always clearly see the path ahead, but you can ask to clearly see what it before you. Then you have to look. Just like the signs, they are they, you have to do your part and look, then act upon them.

This weekend my son was visiting for Mother’s Day. Such a treat and I am always so grateful for his visits. The challenge came when suddenly there was no water. We had a house full of people, including a 3 year old and no water. My mom does really well without my dad who crossed over 8 years ago, but mechanical things really perplex her. She called a plumber who was already busy and would get to us. My mom was pretty shook up as she really wasn’t ready for this kind of expenditure. She is religious and knows the power of her prayer, so she prayed. (After a bit of yelling inside too I am sure.) We did get a bit of water and then nothing.

I kept having a vision of the water hydrant out back. I asked mom if I should go out and check to see if it had water. She said no, just leave it, everything is off, the plumber is coming. I kept getting an image of the hydrant, but I also have to respect my mothers wishes, as it is her house and she asked me not to. I also asked if I could call my friend and she said no, she had called a plumber.

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A bit later while we were outside with the dogs, I looked back at the hydrant and I noticed it was in the on position but the other taps were turned off. I thought that since we had turned everything else off water wise, I should go turn it off. When I got there I also noticed the ditch by it was filled with water. This has never happened before and that ditch has been there since I was 10. So, we found ground Zero, someone left the tap on and the well was run dry.

The next day things returned to normal. Had I just followed my vision and check the hydrant, we would have found the tap a few hours sooner. I was given the answer to our prayers, I just delayed taking action.

It would be nice if the world clearly gave us signs showing us exactly where to go or what is the best route for us to take, but it doesn’t always work that way. There isn’t just one way, so we have to pay attention to the signs we ask for and then we the humans, must take the steps necessary to see it manifest.

Your Angel Guidance is to Take Action Now on the Answers to your Prayers:

Follow through on your hunches. Listen to your feelings and act upon them. Even if at first you feel they are right, you will learn the difference the more you do it. It is like anything, it needs to be exercised in order to grow. Journal about your experiences. This helps you to see the progress that you make.

Tons of love, Sharon and the angels xoxox

www.playingwiththeuniverse.com

Check out Sharon’s book, Angel Guidance, Messages of Love and Healing

Check out Sharon’s daily Angel Guidance Messages

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/angelguidance

Setting healthy boundaries is not just about creating healthy emotional limits, it is about learning when you leave off and others begin. Sometimes just being around others can be a challenge, especially when we are unaware of the energy of others or ourselves and how we are all affected by it.

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Becoming aware of your feelings helps you to learn to set boundaries. When you feel uncomfortable with another person’s behaviour, your emotions alert you. As you learn to trust your emotions and know which are yours, and which are someone else’s, you learn to trust your emotions. As you learn to trust your emotions, you feel more confident in expressing yourself and life becomes easier. If you have challenges with boundaries, it could be that you are an Empath!

Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others.  Your life is often unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods.  Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it’s not just limited to emotions.  Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people. As an empath it is sometimes a challenge to know what is your own energy and what thoughts and feelings belong to others.

Take this test and see if you are an empath.

Just the knowing that you an empath, can help you to find better ways to be around others. Using shields and filters are fantastic tools that can help you navigate the world in a new feeling way.  Here is an article on using shields and filters with Archangel Michael’s help

 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/angels/galleries/shielding-yourself-with-archangel-michael.aspx

Your Angel Guidance is to look at your boundaries:

Go outside and draw a circle in some dirt. Set your intention to become aware of boundaries. Enter your circle. Open yourself up to the guidance of your angels and ask to see situations in your life to help you identify times when you were unaware of how the energy of others has impacted your quality of life.

Ask to become more aware of your own energy body and how it has been affected by others. See how becoming more aware of your energetic self can assist you in experiencing a better life.

State out loud how you would like to be treated by others.

Repeat this mantra every day. Make a card and carry with you:

“I choose to create new healthy boundaries for myself and others. I choose to listen to my own guidance, trust myself, and follow it. I respect myself. I value myself, and I love myself.”

Only leave the circle when you feel clear and positive about the boundaries you have set this day. Erase the circle in the dirt when you are done, knowing that you have set healthier and clearer energetic boundaries for yourself and these will ripple out into all aspects of your life.

Tons of love, Sharon and the angels xoxox

www.playingwiththeuniverse.com

Check out Sharon’s book, Angel Guidance, Messages of Love and Healing

Check out Sharon’s daily Angel Guidance Messages

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/angelguidance

Today I am getting ready for a bit of an adventure and so I invoke my Angels to ensure a safe journey and a grand adventure. I find when I do this I am more aware of my surroundings and yet also more grounded to my immediate environment.

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I am taking a trip with a friend to pick up my first crystal bowl and I am kind of excited. This is a 19 inch singing bowl that you play to make sounds of healing. I have wanted a bowl for so very long and today is the big day. We have decided to make this journey a quest and just be open to whatever the energy guides us. Our only goal is to pick up the bowl, explore and energy what unfolds.

When I do this I always feel guided by my angels. I see light to show me where to go and I trust in that. It makes the adventure more fun, and I am truly looking forward to this one!

I set my intention for the journey when we are all seated in the car and ready to go. If time is important, I like to include when I arrive at points on my journey.  For example, if I need to catch a ferry and timing is important, I program that into my journey. When I do this, I have actually been the last car  loaded on a few times. I always thank my angels for their help especially those times when I was the lucky last one!

Your Angel Guidance is to set your intention before you begin a journey:

I ask my angels to surround me in the light of love and protection for my journey. To make me aware of anything I need to be aware of and that I experience wildlife on the side of the road and the beauty of nature as I explore.

It really is that simple. When I set my intention for my journey they are more fun. I feel more grounded and actually aware of my surroundings and I am often gifted with some magnificent experiences.

On a trip a few weeks ago, I was gifted with witnessing a beautiful bald eagle dancing a spiral dance right in front me. He then swooped down to get some road kill that was beside my car. It was truly a sight to behold and I was thankful for the animal who gave its life so I have the opportunity to witness such a sight so close up. I truly felt my journey had been blessed.

So, I look forward to whatever adventure comes our way and welcome the opportunity to have wonderful experiences on my journey.

Tons of love, Sharon and the angels xoxox

www.playingwiththeuniverse.com

Check out Sharon’s book, Angel Guidance, Messages of Love and Healing

Check out Sharon’s daily Angel Guidance Messages

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/angelguidance