Transforming Negative Emotions

by Doreen Virtue, PhD –

Worry, anger, resentment and the like are called negative emotions because they drain away time and energy. That is, their negativity refers to their energy direction. Conversely, since feelings such as joy, elation, and hope increase your power levels, they’re called positive.

Worry is so commonplace that it is essentially a normal human habit. Yet its effects are undesirable, including stress, tension, aging, addictions, sleeplessness, and time consumption. And the same is true for all negative emotions.

You can transform these feelings into positive ones by remembering this: Usually anxiety is the basis of a negative emotion. It is a fear of losing something or someone, or having it withheld from you. It’s an affirmation that some power other than yourself is in control.

What if, instead of succumbing to worry, you stopped and prayed for help instead? The effects of your prayer can rapidly stop the cause of your distress, bring you real and lasting help, and transmit positive energy to you.

Thought for Today:

I meet worry with prayer. Instead of imagining the worst that could happen, I ask for help. I expect the best and I visualize success. The moment that I feel down, I reach upward instead.

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Heavenly Support

by Doreen Virtue –

When you ask for heavenly support, your prayers are always answered, usually through Divine guidance, which are repetitive thoughts, ideas, feelings, insights, and signs guiding us to take specific action. Often the guidance seems to have nothing to do with the prayer. That’s because God and the angels can see the big picture and know which steps are necessary to manifest your intentions.

During your prayers, ask this question of God: “What can I do right now to create my desired life change?” Then notice any thoughts, words, feelings, or visions that occur. To hear Divine guidance, you’ve got to be willing to hear suggestions that may involve making lifestyle changes. So you may be guided to leave an unhealthful situation, eat more healthfully, or become more assertive for example.

These suggested changes are threatening to our ego’s fears. That’s why it’s important to continuously ask for angelic support, because heaven will give you the courage and strength to make healthful changes.

I’ve met people who received Divine guidance to make life changes, and yet they felt stuck or afraid, so they didn’t take action. They disconnected from heaven after making their initial prayer and hearing their divine guidance. That’s stopping short, though! Keep asking for help, each step of the way. Once you get your Divine assignment, say: “Dear God and angels, please help me to make this change in a harmonious and peaceful way.” They’ll create unexpected doorways which you can then easily walk through.

When I wanted to work in a spiritually based way, I asked God and the angels what to do. I clearly heard that I was to give up my mainstream jobs. Not knowing how to replace the income that these jobs afforded, though, I initially balked. But the guidance persisted, so I asked for heaven’s help. The guidance was clear: walk in faith and quit my jobs, and the support would then follow.

It was frightening, and one magazine that I worked for even threatened me with a lawsuit for quitting my contact! I continuously asked God for help with every detail, and always received unexpected support. The lawsuit threats went away, and the magazine hired a wonderful replacement writer easily.

Within a month of quitting my mainstream jobs, The Whole Life Expo hired me as a professional spiritual speaker. That was in 1996, and I’ve been happily employed in spiritually based work ever since. Yet, if I hadn’t followed my guidance, I’d still be stuck in my unfulfilling jobs, wondering why God was ignoring my prayers. For years, Archangel Michael has guided us to face anything in our lives that isn’t working, and to take care of either healing or leaving toxic situations. If you allowed things to fester at home and work, then you’re dealing with the clean-up right now. This is a time of completion, and the solution is to surrender, trust, and let-go.

God and the angels love us unconditionally, even if we’ve ignored their guidance in the past. So if you’re dealing with harsh circumstances or frightening life changes right now, you’re not alone. Many people are in similar situations. And God and the angels are right there with you, ensuring that your needs are always met. No matter what you’re currently enduring, heaven offers solutions and support by giving you inner guidance consisting of ideas, thoughts, intuition, and signs from above. For instance:

* What ideas have come to you lately?
* What reoccurring feelings or thoughts have you had about taking action? (Even seemingly insignificant action)
* What changes are you considering making, or are you currently making?

The answers to these questions form the steps upon the path of your desires, intentions, and manifestations. Even positive change can create stress, however. Psychologists call this “eustress,” similar to what we experience during the holiday season. So during this time of great change, be sure to schedule in play time, even if you are super busy. Play is the angels’ way of bringing heaven to earth.

Although I was swamped this week with pressing book deadlines, I left my office with my son Charles and friend Cheryl to go scuba diving off the Kona coast. My reward? We got to swim for nearly an hour underwater with a pod of playful dolphins! I could feel their healing energy, and delighted as we twirled belly to belly in the turquoise sea. And when I returned to my office the next day, I was filled with renewed energy and fresh insights.

Each time I teach mediumship class, the primary message delivered to our classes from the other side is clear: ENJOY YOUR LIFE. Enjoy each and every moment, as life truly is a gift. Don’t postpone your happiness, awaiting things to settle down or change. Enjoy this moment right now, as it’s absolutely perfect in its own unique way.

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Balancing Your Life

by Doreen Virtue –

Is there something in your life that you’re putting up with? Are you settling for less, because you feel you have no choice? Are you unhappy with something, but you think that this is the best you can do?

Fortunately, this is the ideal time to make healthful life changes and to trust your happiness and intuition to guide the way, with the help of the angels. If you’re unhappy with any area of your life, this signals that something’s off-balance. Just as your body instinctively reaches for homeostasis balance, so do your emotions and mind.

“Putting up with something” that’s undesirable throws your energy out of homeostasis, and makes you feel unhappy. This, in turn, reduces the universal flow of abundance coming into your life.

The angels are with you right now to balance your life and lift you back up to happiness. Take a moment to breathe and silently ask your guardian angels: “What changes would you like to see me make in my life?” Breathe and listen to their reply through your feelings and thoughts.

Be honest with yourself about your feelings, and share them with God frequently. Tell God about your upsets, your worries, your cares . . . and then ask for help. God’s intervention frequently involves sending additional angels to help you.

Let Happiness Guide Your Way – The bottom line is that God intends for you to be happy. If you’re unhappy, something’s wrong which needs to be addressed. There is NO area of your life that requires you to be unhappy! If you’re unhappy, ask the angels for help in correcting the situation. They can only help if you’ll ask, because they respect your free will. Just remember, though, that divine help usually comes in unexpected ways, so do be open-minded. Let God and the angels orchestrate HOW your prayer will be answered.

When you’re happy, everyone wins. Your happiness lifts the hearts of everyone around you. And if you’re a parent, your happiness and self-care is a healthy model for your children.

The Archangel Michael will give you the courage to make necessary life changes, including those that feel intimidating. He will guide and protect you while you adjust your life so that you’re happier. Archangel Michael will watch over you and your loved ones to enact God’s ingenious plan of peace for your life.

Here is a helpful prayer for you: “Dear God, here is how I feel: (tell God everything). Thank you for sending your angels to help me, and for showing me the best path to take for peace, health, and happiness. Please help me to live at my highest potential, and to shine your divine light brightly through my life.”

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Signs From Above


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by Doreen Virtue –

One of the most amazing and blessed things about having angels around you is that they’ll do almost anything to ensure you’re happy and fulfilled. They also make sure you’re comforted in times of need. Here are steps you can follow when you’d like your angels to give you guidance:

1. Ask: Because of the Law of Free Will, the angels can only help you if you ask for their help. It’s best not to ask for a specific type sign, but to just notice the repetitive patterns that appear after you put in your request.

2. Have faith: Trust that the angels are with you and have faith in the signs that they send.

3. Trust in Divine timing: Every prayer is heard and answered, but sometimes the fulfillment seems delayed as the angels work behind the scenes to orchestrate the details.

4. Notice the signs: If you’ve asked for signs and believe you haven’t received one, it could be that you haven’t noticed or trusted the ones that have been delivered. Not to worry though, as there’s an endless supply! Ask for other signs and request that they help you recognize and understand them.

5. Take action when guided: Signs from above often give you messages about actions you can take to bring about the answer to your prayers.

Stress Is Optional

Angel’s Guide to Healthy Stress Management:

by Doreen Virtue –

One day as I was complaining to the angels about a stressful life event, I heard their collective voice say: “Stress is optional.” This startled me so much that I stopped my complaining and asked them to elaborate. “Stress is optional,” they said, explaining that there were no outside forces causing my stress.

I was perceiving the situation as frightening and imagining what I might lose or what pain I may experience. The angels gently nudged me to recall other stressful situations from my past. “Always, you’ve learned something valuable and have made healthy life changes in response to that stress,” they reminded me.

And it’s the same with you! Every part of our life movie has a happy ending, as we find hidden blessings and lessons within each change that occurs.

Since change is a constant which we can count upon, the angels have suggested these ways to ride the flow in non-stressful ways:

Take a Nap

Give yourself permission to rest when you need it. A well-rested mind and body can find and act upon creative solutions to any problem.

Turn it Over 

Are you stressed because you’re battling something single-handedly? Prayer is a powerful process to bring solutions to light, as you work in concert with the Divine. Let go and let God handle the details, by praying about the situation. Remember: worry never helped anything or anyone, but prayer always helps everything and everyone.

An Apple a Day

Healthful, balanced eating keeps our moods stable, so we’re more apt to see situations as opportunities instead of obstacles. And when you’re energy’s high because you’ve eaten meals with vitamins and minerals, you’re more apt to take positive action steps.

Hit the Road

Sometimes the best solution is to walk – or run – away from a problem by going for a stroll or a jog. The endorphins generated by exercise help you to see the possibilities and opportunities, instead of focusing upon the issue-at-hand.

Squeaky Clean

Chemicals (alcohol, sugar, caffeine, and drugs) make for wavering energy levels and roller coaster mood swings, which isn’t fun for you or the people with whom you live and work. Detox yourself of chemicals, and you’ll be better able to focus, concentrate, and feel the beautiful range of life’s emotions (especially love!).

Phone a Friend

We all need support, especially during life’s darker moments. Book an appointment with a counselor, join a support group, put your name on an Internet prayer request site, call your best friend… and talk with God and the angels about your situation.

Look Over There! 

If you’ve been obsessed with an issue, it’s often a good idea to take a break and think about something else for awhile. Create a healthy distraction that will put your mind upon something else. Then, when you go back to thinking about your situation, you’ll have gained a fresh perspective and new insights.

Unleash Your Inner Picasso

There’s no better outlet for stress than creativity! Do something colorful, fun, and artsy. It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, as long as you enjoy yourself in the process.

Ahh… Fresh Air! 

Nature’s healing properties are profound, immediate, and all-encompassing. Get outside, open your windows, feed some birds, sit at the park, or stroll by a lake. You’ll be interacting with the nature angels, who are famous for clearing away stressful energies from our auras.

Ask, Ask, Ask

Ask for human and angelic help, and then accept it when it’s offered… guilt-free! We’re all in this together, and there’s strength in asking for other people’s help. After all, when you ask someone to help you, you’re giving them the opportunity to be a giver… which is Divine.

Interview the Issue

Ask the situation the following questions, either out loud, silently, or in writing: Why are you in my life? What are you here to teach me? What is the blessing within this situation? Listen to the answers, which will come to you as thoughts, feelings, or visions… because they contain helpful nuggets of healing truth.

Stress Is Optional

Angel’s Guide to Healthy Stress Management:

by Doreen Virtue –

One day as I was complaining to the angels about a stressful life event, I heard their collective voice say: “Stress is optional.” This startled me so much that I stopped my complaining and asked them to elaborate. “Stress is optional,” they said, explaining that there were no outside forces causing my stress.

I was perceiving the situation as frightening, and imagining what I might lose, or what pain I may experience. The angels gently nudged me to recall other stressful situations from my past. “Always, you’ve learned something valuable, and have made healthy life changes in response to that stress,” they reminded me.

And it’s the same with you! Every part of our life movie has a happy ending, as we find hidden blessings and lessons within each change that occurs. Since change is a constant which we can count upon, the angels have suggested these ways to ride the flow in non-stressful ways:

Take a Nap – Give yourself permission to rest when you need it. A well-rested mind and body can find and act upon creative solutions to any problem.

Turn it Over – Are you stressed because you’re battling something single-handedly? Prayer is a powerful process to bring solutions to light, as you work in concert with the Divine. Let go and let God handle the details, by praying about the situation. Remember: worry never helped anything or anyone, but prayer always helps everything and everyone.

An Apple a Day – Healthful, balanced eating keeps our moods stable, so we’re more apt to see situations as opportunities instead of obstacles. And when you’re energy’s high because you’ve eaten meals with vitamins and minerals, you’re more apt to take positive action steps.

Hit the Road – Sometimes the best solution is to walk – or run – away from a problem by going for a stroll or a jog. The endorphins generated by exercise help you to see the possibilities and opportunities, instead of focusing upon the issue-at-hand.

Squeaky Clean – Chemicals (alcohol, sugar, caffeine, and drugs) make for wavering energy levels and roller coaster mood swings, which isn’t fun for you or the people with whom you live and work. Detox yourself of chemicals, and you’ll be better able to focus, concentrate, and feel the beautiful range of life’s emotions (especially love!).

Phone a Friend – We all need support, especially during life’s darker moments. Book an appointment with a counselor, join a support group, put your name on an Internet prayer request site, call your best friend… and talk with God and the angels about your situation.

Look Over There! – If you’ve been obsessed with an issue, it’s often a good idea to take a break and think about something else for awhile. Create a healthy distraction that will put your mind upon something else. Then, when you go back to thinking about your situation, you’ll have gained a fresh perspective and new insights.

Unleash Your Inner Picasso – There’s no better outlet for stress than creativity! Do something colorful, fun, and artsy. It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, as long as you enjoy yourself in the process.

Ahh… Fresh Air! – Nature’s healing properties are profound, immediate, and all-encompassing. Get outside, open your windows, feed some birds, sit at the park, or stroll by a lake. You’ll be interacting with the nature angels, who are famous for clearing away stressful energies from our auras.

Ask, Ask, Ask – Ask for human and angelic help, and then accept it when it’s offered… guilt-free! We’re all in this together, and there’s strength in asking for other people’s help. After all, when you ask someone to help you, you’re giving them the opportunity to be a giver… which is Divine.

Interview the Issue – Ask the situation the following questions, either out loud, silently, or in writing: Why are you in my life? What are you here to teach me? What is the blessing within this situation? Listen to the answers, which will come to you as thoughts, feelings, or visions… because they contain helpful nuggets of healing truth.

Star Light

by Doreen Virtue Ph.D. –

The angels say: You are a bright beacon of shining gorgeous light. You call yourself a body, yet we see you as you truly are: a star beaming light. To us, this planet looks just like the night sky with radiating stars looks to you. Yes, there is some darkness upon the planet, but it only serves to contrast with the awe-inspiring beauty of your starlight, and the light of every other person who walks upon this earth.

Some stars are bright, some pulsate light, and some are dimmed. Yet all cast a beautiful glow of light which emanates from the same Creator who made all of the stars in the heavens. This light is a prism of Divine Love energy, just as a crystal turns sunlight into rainbows.

The brighter your light, the more you function as a lighthouse for those who have lost their way. Today, allow your starlight to shine with high beams of brightness!! You, like everyone, have the same bright light within you. This light can never dim. It can only appear dim when fear, worry, or doubt act like a shade over a lightbulb, or a dark film upon a window.

Today, shed any worries, self-doubt, or fears which could dim the appearance of your holy light! Others are healed as they feel the warmth of your glowing energy. YOU are healed as you allow yourself to shine and be seen for who you truly are. EVERYONE is healed as you radiate your natural divine glow by speaking your truth with love. YOU are a star who brings great joy to this world. You are needed, and you are very, very loved.

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