“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” — Michel De Montaigne
Living your life in fear is such a prison. I existed like that for so much of my life. There were times I would venture out of my comfort zone and allow myself to push the envelope. What I found was that if my body was reacting to a decision in a powerful way such as a knot in the stomach, dry mouth, racing heartbeat then I might want to pause for a minute and see if what I am thinking about doing is in alignment with who I am. I have made some decisions in my life that were not for my best and highest good. I allowed fear to keep me in some abusive relationships for years. Looking back at each of those relationships, I can see how I got warning signs but I was not listening to them. I no longer live in shame and guilt over any of my decisions of the past but have allowed the experiences to open my eyes to the decision-making process going forward.
Dear Angels, how can we stay connected in our power and be more aware of walking down a path that takes us away from our purpose?
Dear Ones, sometimes you allow your strong desires to “fit in” to keep you from seeing a situation in its entirety. In moments where you find yourself following along with the crowd instead of examining your own thoughts and then acting, you are not standing in your power. You were given the power of discernment for a reason. Weigh your actions before jumping off the ledge that you see others jumping from. We encourage you to open your eyes to possibility while realizing that each action you take will have some consequence. In every case, do the litmus test to see if it is what your heart says to do and not your ego. That awareness can only come from going inside and doing a check-in. Ask the question from your heart as to whether this fits in with your purpose or is it to fit in with a sense of belonging. If you are just allowing yourself to repeatedly follow without doing the check in, examine how that pattern is working for you. Many times the fear of being left out overrides your ability to discern if what you are about to do is the best thing for you. Those who allow themselves to be free thinkers are the ones you now consider the influencers, the wayshowers because they stepped away from the accepted way of how things were to ask if there was a better way for them and in so doing paved a path for others to follow. Do you think these leaders who stepped out of their comfort zone felt any fear? We assure you that when they did so, the desire to rise above it kept them searching instead of living in fear. We assure you they did the check-in to see if they were hearing their higher self guiding them to the path where there were hidden gems to uncover. We encourage you, Dear Ones, to stay in your heart and tune in to what you are being guided to do from there. Your innovative thoughts are needed to bring in more love, peace and unity into the world.
Dear Angels, thank you for this clarification and for helping me to see that I always have options other then what may seem obvious. I love you. Namaste y’all.
Teri Angel is an angelspeaker – one who receives and delivers messages from the Divine. She is an author, teacher, peaceful warrior and creator of the movement Peas For Peace as part of the Peace On Earth Tour, a movement of loving our Mama Gaia. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website http://www.angelspeakers.com for more information about how you can be involved in the movement and mission to bring in more peace, love and joy to our planet.