Meet Sassy, Dana’s Guardian Angel. Her message was really long so I have edited it for you. I am very grateful for getting permission to share this message, because it is universal for everyone that is overwhelmed and stressed out.
Dearest Dana, I am your Guardian Angel, Sassy. That’s what you can call me because you can’t pronounce my name in your language.. And I think you need a little sass in your life. I get the impression that you are not taking care of yourself the way you need to. Self-care is very important.
When we do things for others neglecting our own needs it can cause confusion, resentment, and negative feelings. I feel, that you are looking at your life through the cloud of negativity. It is hard to see all the joy and love that surround you when you are overwhelmed and seeing only gray.
What do you do for fun in your life? Do you have friends that you visit, take time out for a mani-pedi, or soak in a tub with essential oil’s and lit candles,? Do you have fun with your children, taking them to the park on adventures where you can share with them the wonders of nature. It is actually your children who are the teachers as they will show you how to look around with wonder and awe. What a wonderful way to spend your time. You are in fact getting exercise, outside in the sunshine which will also help get you out of this funk that you are in. You mentioned that you feel guilty when your children are in daycare. You have heard that when mama is happy, so are the children. It is really true that it is all about quality time with them.
Are you living the life that you want to live? What would you change? What are you missing? What would you like to take out of your life? It is through journaling that you can clarify your desires and needs. Make time to journal everyday. Just free write whatever flows from your pen. Set a time limit, at first it may only be 5 minutes, but over time you will find that you have been writing for 20 minutes or more. Some people like to free write before they go to bed, it helps them do a “brain dump” in their journals and they drift easily off to sleep. When you reread your writing you will be pleasantly surprised with the insights and answers you knew all along. Not sure how to start, just put pen to paper, and write.
Do you ask for help when you need it? It isn’t just about asking but about the way you ask. The truth is we all need to feel needed. If you find that you wait until you are frustrated and at wits end, anything you say will sound critical, judgmental, and even mean. How would you respond to someone speaking to you that way? Where is the love and support? You get what you give.
Dear Dana it is so easy to fall into negativity about everything that is wrong, but it is time to turn your thoughts to everything that is good. Start a gratitude journal, where you write down 5 things you are grateful for and be specific. I am grateful I took the time for myself and had a lovely bath. If you truly cannot think of something then be grateful for the sun coming up in the morning, etc. Another way to practice gratitude is at the dinner table. When you have meals together, you can start the practice of saying one thing you are each grateful for before you eat.
Know that you are powerful and are meant to live the life of your dreams. The catch is you need to know what you desire. Journaling will help. Ask me for help as I am here for you.
My gown is pink and represents Archangel Chamuel who wants to remind you of the importance of self love. The truth is you are loved by others in direct correlation to how you feel about yourself. You are worthy, I know it, the universe knows it and it is time for you to know it. She wants you to practice the 5 Steps to Loving Yourself. Do not go on to the next step until you feel comfortable with your current step. This could take days, weeks, or months just practice daily.
Step 1: With your hands over your heart feel your heart beating. Receive the feeling of love.
Step 2: Repeat step 1 and add, “I love you.” Hold your hands over your heart for a minimum of three minutes until you feel your heart expand. Repeat I love you as often as you desire.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 and add Dana, I love you. It is your birth name that your soul hears and responds to.
Step 4: Go to a mirror, look deep into your eyes and say, “I love you.” Keep looking into your eyes as they are the window to your soul
until you feel a wave of love wash over you.
Step 5: Repeat Step 4 and add your birth name…Dana,I love you. In this step you are seen, heard and loved and your soul receives it all!
Note: this exercise was handed down by Chamuel to Christine Alexandria of Angel Chatter.
The background is yellow and represents Archangel Jophiel, the angel of Joy-Filled Power. She wants you to know that you need more joy and laughter in your life. Not feeling it? Watch a movie that makes you laugh. Lighten up, laugh at yourself when you respond in a way that does not serve you. Good one Dana, but you caught yourself in the act. It is not life or death. When something happens in your life, ask yourself if it will matter a year from now. If the answer is no, let it go. Sing the song from Frozen. Dance. Spin. Jump. Move. Look for the beauty all around you. Hug your children, breathe deeply, feel the love. You are so blessed, look for the good in all things and feel the joy.
Know dear Dana that I have you back and you are loved always in all ways.
When Dana first saw her GA, she commented that Sassy looked like Lady Gaga. And when we facetimed, she was on her way to pick up a journal!