As I learn the lessons of this lifetime’s purpose, I’m surprised by how simple and direct they can often be.  Today’s message is the perfect example.

             On Thursday afternoon I was sitting in a comfy and inviting waiting area (one of my favorite things to do right now, surprisingly enough, is to sit quietly and wait) when an idea popped into my head.  (Or it was placed there, you choose.)

             This is what I heard and understood:

enlightenment = lightening/lighting up

             As in “to let go of physical attachments and darkness; weight release, both biological and metaphorical.”

             Writing it all down here, transcribing my notes, has made it even more clear.  When we hold on too tightly, to too much, we are encumbered.  We are burdened.

             There’s a very real reason why so many sacred men and women, mystics, healers, and holy people take vows of poverty and relinquish all possessions.  It directly connects to their personal enlightenment.

             What I came to know was that the more we open our hands as an intentional releasing motion, the more we are actually creating opportunities to receive, and to understand.  Because to “see the light” is bascially about BEING (the) light.

             And on our card altar right now, we’ve been handed a continuation of this concept.  (It was VERY determined to show up, too.  No mistaking that this one needed to be heard.)  It is recommended that we not only concentrate on and comprehend this message, but that we share it, widely.

archangel gabriel

“Leadership  ~

Archangel Gabriel:

‘It is time for you to assume your leadership power and position, and lovingly guide others.’

Additional Message:

‘Embrace your power in a loving way, and use it for the greater good.  I’ll guide your actions so they inspire and motivate others.  I’ll also replace any self-doubt about your qualifications with an increased desire to serve, help, and teach.

When your focus is more on ‘how may I serve?’ then you won’t worry what others may think about you.  Focus upon your strengths, the many lessons you’ve learned, and how good it feels to be a living example of following one’s Divine guidance.’

Working with Archangel Gabriel:

Gabriel can help you fearlessly tap in to your power and strength.  She’ll reassure you that it’s safe for you to be powerful and strong.  She will protect you in all ways.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Universal Truth:

Our misery comes from the mistaken belief that we are powerless.