My dear friends, we love you so very much,
If you’ve ever been on a Ferris wheel, you know you will go up and down often quite a few times. You expect these cycles, and you enjoy the whole ride. Likewise, for those of you who like roller coasters, you know you’ll go up and down, up and down, up and down. You enjoy the ride. You don’t worry about flying up uncontrollably or crashing at the bottom.
In life, however, you have been conditioned very differently. You have been trained to feel wonderful in your up-cycles and not so great in your down-cycles. When your money is increasing or stable, you feel good. When your relationships are blooming or stable, you feel good. When your world seems to be on an “upswing” or stable, you feel good. When things aren’t so easy you don’t feel so great. You can learn to find good even in the down-cycles, always knowing that an up-cycle is sure to follow if you allow yourself to enjoy the ride.
As we’ve often said, you do not have to participate in the world’s down-cycles. You don’t have to fall into despair about the economy if you tune into God’s economy, which is always abundant. You don’t have to worry about the odds of something terrible happening. You’ll have God’s odds if you reach for better feelings often! You don’t have to feel devastated when someone leaves your life, although in the case of death, grieving is a very normal part of your culture. Instead, you can allow for your feelings, and then allow the normal and natural force of life within to slowly beckon you toward a kinder and happier reality once again.
Love beckons incessantly, so no matter what has inspired or caused a down-cycle, love is waiting to bring you back up. If you’ve lost money, counting your blessings and being grateful for the abundance within may be the first step on your up-cycle.
If someone has triggered hurt feelings, sometimes anger or upset is the first step on your up-cycle as you search for ways to feel powerful again instead of victimized.
If you’ve been ill, taking time to care for yourself and relax may be the first step on your up-cycle.
There is a human tendency to want a quick fix when things get tough, and we do understand this. Of course, you want to feel better! However, as we often say through this channel in sessions, “Slower is faster.” Focus on the small steps you can take to shift your vibration. Reach for a better feeling. Take a little time to be grateful for what is working. Your kinder, more soothing thoughts will shift your vibration, and little by little, you’ll have an easier time maintaining the vibration you want life to match.
You can turn nearly anything around, dear ones, unless you’ve decided you can’t. You can’t change the whole world. You can’t change the decisions and experiences of others to make yourself more comfortable. However, you can always tend to your own thoughts, your own feelings, and your own vibration. In doing so, you become the one who navigates and steers the direction of your own cycles.
Your down-cycles are not necessary for your growth. God doesn’t ever test you. Although you do grow through adversity, you can grow by simply acknowledging your heart and reaching for what feels better and inspires you. You can grow joyfully once you learn to stop resisting your very own heart.
Meanwhile, take the tiny steps to move into an up-cycle if you are down. And if you are already up, revel in it. You need not go down. If you do, remind yourself that it is just a matter of finding a better feeling to start yourself back up again.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
— The Angels