I thank God for my gifts and for always sending exactly what I need. I ask my Angels to guide me as I write especially Archangel Gabriel and I thank them for the never ending nudges and signs. I hold the intent that all of you will be mindful of your inner self.
I’m starting this one in November with the hope that I will complete it by the end of the year. I had to take a break from writing this year because my life really did allow too much free time. Lots of family issues, lots of schooling and lots of inner work that needed some attention this year and I just did not have the drive to keep up with the signs and messages the spirit world sends. However, I set a goal to end the year with one motivating post that will help start 2017 off right.
So 2016 was not the best year for myself and for a lot of people I know. I’m not sure exactly what it was energetically this year but it was a very intense time of transition for many. Illness was a major issue for some and just so many unexpected issues showed up for people. 2016 was not my hardest year but it was one of my” I can’t wait until its over years.” But as with everything in life there are always lessons and I did my best to learn as much as I could. No matter how much you figure out life there will always be more to learn. So if your year was tough and you are reading this right now then remind yourself that you did survive 2016 and chances are you learned a lot too.
My ultimate lesson of 2016 and a major reminder/kick in my ass was that all that is within me will show on the outside of me. In other words whatever the vibration I have going on within myself will be what my life will mirror back to me. When there is no peace on the inside then there is not peace on the outside and life becomes extremely challenging. You can try to argue this idea but it is the way it is so pay close attention and you will learn this is very true. On a positive note tho you always have the power to create harmony within so you will experience it on the out too.
You have the power but trying to get yourself to use it during a hell year is not easy to do. When the negativity takes you over its not so easy to snap out of it and create harmony within. However, NEVER NEVER lose HOPE!! This year really tried to kill me and for 10 months of it I was not who I usually am but as soon as I decided to snap out of it things just kept getting better. So please if any of you feel like you are too exhausted to try again just give it one more try in 2017. Force all that you have in you just to see if this one decision can turn your life around. Its so hard for me to watch people give up but I understand how giving up is tempting sometimes too. It’s never easy to pull yourself out of a rut but it’s not impossible so just give a few minutes of focusing on a goal and let your vibration raise up so the outside gets a little brighter too.
Life for me consists of seeking out knowledge anywhere I can get it. I learn from people, Guides, Angels, signs, animals/birds, nature and really anything/anyone that makes me wonder for a second that there is a reason why it was brought into my life and crossed my path. Lately the seagull has been bringing me lots of messages. I have many stories about why the seagull is a guide for me and this time it’s message is about being open to receive and remember to breathe when life is overwhelming.
A few years ago I was at the bay in Belmar, NJ when I saw a seagull with a tennis ball in it’s mouth. I had no idea what the tennis ball meant but I knew seagulls symbolize rising above your problems. So this year and within the last month or so the seagull keeps showing up even tho I’m no where near the beach and I have not seen too many around my house for a while. But they find a way to cross my path anyway. I also learned that the tennis ball is a message to “breathe”. So it took me a few years to figure this message but the Angels won’t stop nudging and sending signs until you get it. So now that I finally got it I need to work with it so the message can help improve my life.
This is how the message works…they send it, you figure it out whenever you do but you need to use it and not doubt it. Ex. I could say a seagull means this and a tennis ball means this and go on doing nothing with it but chances are I won’t be any different than I was just before those signs came to me. To try to understand what the full message is will be what helps you on your journey and especially when you are struggling. The whole point in opening up to your guides is so they can send you messages about ways to improve your life. They don’t send you a text with a full breakdown about how your life will play out. They send what you ask for and what you need for that moment so you can keep going. They send all those “that’s weird” thingies that can make you a little crazy sometimes. But they send them with lots of love and hope that you will use them to help yourself stay on the right path and keep the right frame of mind too.
Not every experience in life is meant to bring joy so even during your darker moments the guides will be there helping you clear the junk. Dark moments are necessary when there is too much clutter on the inside so it can be sorted and healed which results in a higher vibration and a calmer outside too.
Which brings me to the second message from the seagull. “You need to be what you wish to receive. ” This message is what pushed me to use the last little bit of drive I had left to get myself out of my rut. For me I have so many goals set for the next couple of years and I’ve been working very hard to stay focused and achieve those goals but every time my vibration lowered I knew I was pushing God’s plan away. Think about those people in life who are so down and negative. Those people are not welcoming and attractive to us so we automatically pull away. That’s what the universe does with the positive experiences of life when your inside is not in a good and happy place. Instead the universe sends your match and those will be people and experiences that mirror what is going on within you. This is energy matching energy. So if you want it then you got to be it. Otherwise it won’t stick since the vibration will be off. So luckily the guides are always trying to help us raise the vibration to match what we really desire even when we are stuck in a rut, pouting or just living in hell.
Like I say each year another year is ending but it’s a time for a new one to begin. In Dec 2015 I was excited to get going in 2016 but by mid Jan 2016 my life was literally out of control and did not stop for 10 months. In Sept I decided I needed to break this toxic cycle and made some steps towards improving myself. By Oct I felt better and now in Nov I’m actually laughing about the chaos of 2016. It’s true when they say “will any of this really matter in a year?” Life is funny and scary sometimes but all of it is necessary. Some of it does matter a year later but a lot of it you learn doesn’t and if you took the time to rise above your problems, breathe and match what you desire then you may have spared yourself all of those things that didn’t really matter this year . Some of us need to learn the hard way even though our guides are smacking us in the face over and over. In the end the only thing that matters is that you learn.
So as the new year begins try to let go of what doesn’t matter but hold onto what does matter. You need people and things in life that have meaning to you because those are your real gifts from your guides. Those are the sparks for your times of darkness which raises your vibration to match your desires too. We all have a desire for inner peace but we also have life challenging us each day. It’s a decision. I have a quote in my office that says “You discover your own resilence -that’s one thing I want to convey. You think you’re going to break…and you don’t.” I’m not sure who said this but I cut it out years ago and saved it. Each day of your life a decision needs to be made. Do you you break or do you thrive? No matter who you are it is a fact that at some point in the day the junk in your life runs through your mind and you either decide to deal with it or you run from it(although you think you are running but it’s still deep in there lol). This is where you have the power to bring harmony within. You have the ability to decide how your attitude will be towards your situation in that moment as those thoughts run through your mind. DON’T try to figure the whole thing out but just attempt to look at things as a way to learn from your life rather than crumble into pieces because of your life. Coping is easier when you can understand something and learning from your life brings so much understanding about your inner world too. It’s that one decision to thrive rather than break that makes your inner world filled with hope and raises your vibration. It’s an attitude that believes your situation is not a permanent one and things have a chance to get better in the future. Dark times are needed to clear the path so good things come in the future. When those buried emotions and traumas are inside they lower your vibration even when you think they have been long gone. Energy knows energy so when it’s hidden to the mind energy will come along so it can bring it back to the surface. People and experiences happen for reasons and they match where we are energetically. Depending on how in tuned you are with energy you can usually feel the shift of when it’s time to move closer to someone /something and when it’s time to move away. But every person and experience serves a purpose and it’s not so much about the amount of time it took but more about the impact it had on your life. Major things can happen in a short time but for some people it could take years to learn the lesson. In most cases those are the ones that ignore their intuition and stay where they don’t belong which makes them unhappy in life. Do your best not to be that person.
As we enter into 2017 I can’t promise you a year without drama but I can promise you if you stay aware of your inner world then it’s easier to deal with the outer. It’s always matching so if it’s a struggle on the outside then there is a struggle on the inside that needs attention. So when you think you are ready to break then remember you won’t, when you feel overwhelmed then remind yourself to breathe and when you look back at 2016 let go of what doesn’t matter but hold onto who and what does matter. Energy knows and energy travels so there is no hiding from it because it’s always responding to what you are sending out. Be mindful of what you are sending because sooner or later it will be matched.
Happy New Year!! I hope all of you have a really good 2017:)
Teaching and Learning- it’s time to learn new things. a sign for some of you to be aware of any opportunities in 2017 that involve teaching. Think about what your passions are and it will help lead you to what you are meant to learn or teach in the New Year. Good Luck 🙂 I’m a big believer in following the nudges to learn new things! Trust those and you will find they took you places you love going.
Nature- this is where you need to go. This card pops up a lot for these blogs and I’m sure so many of you are sensitive souls. Meaning you get overwhelmed by the energy around you. Nature can help ground you and bring you a lot of clarity. Try to make that something you do more often in 2017.
Card for 2017
Pray- Prayer really is the life saver during dark days. You don’t need to be a super religious person to pray. It can be done in so many ways and to any “higher power” you connect with in life. It’s more about giving up control of your own life and reaching out for help. The only way you will see how powerful it is will be by doing it and watching how much it changes your life in a positive way. Just remember sometimes prayers are answered in ways we don’t expect but it’s what is best for our needs.