Our divine helpers can talk us back into loving ourselves even in times of difficulty, says Chrissie Astell
Over the last few months we have all heard and read countless tales of lost motivation, confusion (and in some cases serious issues) caused by all the chaos and isolation from those we know and love over the long periods of lockdown.
I felt it too. For the last couple of decades I have been the one to inspire others, but recently I’ve been struggling to inspire myself. I felt as if I’d stepped out of the self I know so well and was floundering in the chaos of all the troubled souls, including my own. Many of you, especially the empaths out there, will also have been picking up on some of the negativity brought up for us to confront and process over recent months. So thank goodness for the counterbalancing of positive energy and immeasurable kindness, too. Thousands of wonderful people have been giving, serving, caring and nursing with so much big-hearted giving. But sooner or later, bump, we run out of energy and we cannot offer another drop because our cup has been drained until it’s completely empty!
You and I both know that we have to look after ourselves so we can look after others. But if it is in your nature to give out so much energy without counting the cost, eventually we are at risk of burnout. How is it possible to lift our own spirits if we’ve allowed what’s around us to pull us down? Who or what can bring some practical self-nurture and real unconditional love back into our daily life? Yes, your angels can, and do. But we have to remember that they don’t bring anything that we haven’t asked for. And it’s seriously important to follow the old adage “be careful what you wish for,” because when we are exhausted, the more we deal out counter-productive low vibrational self-talk, too.
The good news is that with the help of our angelic guides and helpers, we really can talk ourselves back up again. The secret is to catch yourself re-affirming any negatives by telling yourself what you ‘can do’ and not what we ‘can’t do’. When we focus on what’s missing, we simply get more of that, manifesting the opposite of what we really need or want. You need to remind yourself how wonderful, helpful, loving, kind, thoughtful, fantastic and lovely a person you are daily!
Many years ago, after heaving myself up out of a very painful marriage separation and depression, I found myself calling out to Heaven for help. Within a very short time, two little books fell into my hands. I started reading these and put the positive suggestions and angel meditations into a regular spiritual practice. It was then that I had an extraordinary and powerful angelic visitation. I experienced the physical presence of an angel and felt the most inexplicable and deepest love I had ever felt in my life. It was in rising out of the abyss and being open to change and Divine Grace that set me on track towards my personal soul purpose.
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Connect with Archangel Chamuel and the Angels of Love
If you’re thinking about calling out to Heaven now, which angels should be called upon to bring self-love, nurture and healing to our aching hearts? Call on Archangel Chamuel, the Angel of Love, everytime.
1 Sit quietly and comfortably, away from any distractions. Breathe normally and begin to allow your body to relax. Let your feet connect to the Mother Earth, Gaia, and thank her for everything she provides.
2 Connect with your legs and thank your feet and legs for all the places they have taken you to. Relax your legs and thank your body for all it does, and send love deep into your body. Connect with your core and feel your breath as you gently breathe in and out. Thank your body for all the strong support it gives you and send love into your core. Now take your attention to your arms as you relax them and think of all the wonderful ways you can use them to express love — giving and receiving hugs and holding hands. Thank your arms, hands and shoulders for expressing your love. Bring your thoughts to your neck, head, face and all your senses of taste, smell, sight, hearing and your intuition. Thank your head for all these and for your capacity to think and live. Really acknowledge the magnificence of who you are.
3 Bring your attention to your crown at the top of your head. Opening your crown, call to the Archangel Chamuel three times.
4 See the room and all the air around you becoming vivid pink. Breathe the pink light in and through your body, taking it to every part of your body. Imagine every part of your body being filled with unconditional love as the angel’s energy embraces and enfolds you. Invite the loving energy to anchor itself deep within your heart.
5 Stay in this pink loving light for a while and then thanking the angelic presence, slowly bring yourself back into your own space by taking a few deep breaths. Starting at the crown, slowly protect and adjust each of the chakras to a place that feels comfortable, and when you are ready, open your eyes.
Chrissie Astell is an award-winning inspirational author, healer and angel expert, who leads lifechanging courses and retreats all over the world. Find out more at angellight.co.uk