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Living Life To Its Fullest

“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” — Seneca

There’s a popular country song that says “everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to go now.” The topic of death comes up often in our conversations because there has been so much loss over the last couple of years. It makes us examine our own mortality. I was having a discussion tonight with my friend ShaRon who I am visiting with right now on the Peace On Earth Tour. I was remembering some losses in my life and especially ones I was not prepared for. Like my dear friend Bob Miller who left suddenly one night with no warning. I remember awakening to the news and friends reaching out to me while I was still trying to wrap my brain around him exiting this world quickly and quietly. He was so full of life and was the first to remind me every day that “life should be fun.” He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He was a prankster and if he could make you smile then his job was complete. I often check in with him to let him know how much I appreciate all that he did to share love and gratitude in our world. When I think of my own mortality, I can only hope that I have left a footprint half as big as Bob’s.

Many times I have stood at that door and knew that it could be what I have come to know as an “exit point.” I have come so close that I saw the bright light drawing me in and felt myself exiting the human body. I spoke with the angels who surrounded me and asked me if I was choosing to release this current life and move beyond it to the spirit realm. I remember the warmth of their energy and the way they honored my decision whichever way I chose. The last time this happened was only a few years ago. I had a trip and fall while alone late at night and split my head open. Laying there alone bleeding profusely I knew this was more than a band-aid moment. I felt the presence of the angels almost immediately and the longer I laid there the more angels showed up. I remember being asked at least three times if I wanted to move into the light. My thought was that it would be so easy. I was not in pain interestingly enough. I felt nothing of my human body. My focus totally was on the light and letting go as I became weaker and weaker in my connection to the physical. I knew my heart was still beating as I could hear it very loudly in my head. I started thinking about my life that I had led and all the people in it. I thought of the many brushes I had with death during my life and how I had come to a very good place emotionally and mentally to where I was really enjoying life to the point of looking forward each day to what I would experience. I had come to know fully what my path was and knew that I was walking down a road of service to others, holding a light that attracted those who wished to expand their understanding of spirit. I was in the midst of creating a second retreat and had been very focused on that. It was at that moment as I reflected on my journey that I knew I was not ready to go to heaven. As much as I wanted to and as easy as it would be to just let go and let it happen, I heard the message so clearly that I was not done yet. I remember looking at the angel Zadkiel who was holding me and listening intently to my desires and saying emphatically to him “I’m not done yet. There is so much more I am here to do in this world.” I found myself immediately on my feet, head aching and still bleeding profusely. I made my way to the bathroom to clean myself up and examine the wound. Yes, it was bad and when I arrived at the hospital I was told that it would require staples to put my scalp back together. My story was the talk of the ER that night as they knew I should not even be upright with the deep gash and so much loss of blood. Five staples later, I left the ER with doctors who knew a miracle had taken place. When it is not your time, it is just not your time. I fully believe my experience happened for me to know with certainty that we have a Divine path. I chose that night as I choose each day since then to follow my commitment to fulfilling my Divine plan while I am here. When my time is up I will be grateful for the beautiful experiences and will take the love I have gathered with me to my next adventure.

Dear Angels, thank you for your presence with us while we go through out human experience. As we process the fact that we are here for such a short amount of time, how can we understand more fully how to stay present in the now moment and enjoy being on our path so that when our moment comes for us to release this life we can do so and readily walk forward to what is waiting for us beyond this adventure?

Dear Ones, as you journey through your life you always carry with you the inner knowledge of who you are and your purpose for being. Many of you tap into that early in life and begin to fulfil your mission while others take a bit longer to wake up. It really does not matter the timing of your realization, just that you see with eyes of loving acceptance and as you do so you remember your magnificence. It is then that you know inside that you are returning home where you belong and that you must leave the current world experience behind. As you walk, love deeply as that is all that is real. Help each other do the best you can until you are in your spirit form once more. Hold no energy that keeps you from your perfection, leaving judgments, criticism and comparison behind you as you move forward. Dear Ones, know that in your illusion of separation you see a version of yourself that is not the true you. Dig deep inside and you will find the beauty and image of your creator. When your desire to return to the Oneness of all that is and leave the earthly ways behind, you are ready to soar in your life as you know what is truly important. The things of the world will no longer hold you and all that will matter is the love you feel inside.

Dear Angels, thank you. I am so grateful for your guidance. I love you. Namaste y’all.

Teri Angel is a Happiness Coach, energy healer, best-selling author, spiritual teacher and mentor, and a motivational speaker. Teri is the Peace Campaign Coordinator for We, The World and the founder of a nonprofit organization, Angelspeakers Inc., which offers educational workshops and events centered around environmental awareness to include animals and nature, peace advocacy opportunities and ancient wisdom teachings. Teri’s movement “Peas For Peace” involves strengthening our awareness of the oneness of all, unifying mankind through compassion, peace, love and joy. She was named "She Who Blesses the Sacred Land" during the Peace On Earth Tour and embraces that title with loving grace.

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