The Archangels Explain and Guide Us.
I just registered my business, Ask the Angels, in my home state. It’s kind of weird, because I’m not selling anything, at least for the time being, but I hope to at least be able to write off some of the recent expenses I’ve invested. I’ve got business cards and everything, pretty cool! It occurred to me that even a few years ago, I would never have had the courage to do something like this.
I’ve always been a very self-confident person, but I’ve also always had a very low risk propensity. I remember when I hit low points during my teaching career, I would dream of how I would design my own school. I’d make plans and indulge in day-dreaming. It helped maintain my sanity. Then, I’d put it all away, never taking it any further.
I read all the time that more and more people are choosing to take chances and step out of their comfort zones, whether it’s starting their own businesses, changing jobs, moving to other countries, etc. The Archangels say we can create whatever life we want, and some people are beginning to believe that. This doesn’t mean you have to up and quit your job without having a backup plan in place, because you suddenly believe you can do anything (and you’re sick and tired of your current life). It begins with thoughts, questions, and a whole lot of courage.
People (and Angels) talk about standing in your own sovereignty more and more. I asked the Angels what that means and how we can move in that direction. Their response follows.
Question: What does it mean to live in sovereignty, how do you accomplish it, and why is it important?
To find your sovereignty is to connect to your power, to feel and believe in your strength, in yourself. As The Shift continues, this becomes a reality for more and more people on Earth. This is no small feat, as you must first face the limits within which you have been placed by others, by society, by the world, and most especially, by yourself.
We are seeing a landslide of people beginning to question long held beliefs, many of which they were not even aware that they held, which are much harder to realize, question, and overcome. These include many widespread beliefs that have been in place for generations, things which have been accepted by the majority of people and which people are just beginning to question and challenge.
Some examples are, “There is nothing I can do about it,” “That’s just the way it is,” “I’m too scared,” “It’s too risky, “I’m not strong, smart, confident, qualified enough,” and perhaps the most common, “I can’t.” Human beings have been conditioned to believe these things for so long, they have become accepted by most to be true, but they are not true. Everyone can prove them wrong.
The world is a very busy place, and people expend a lot of time and effort in many things, but how much time and effort do you invest in yourself? Most people are so busy with their jobs, their families, and other responsibilities, they neglect themselves in many ways. At the heart of this is the belief that you are not important enough to indulge yourself, and as long as you feel that way, you will continue to live an unbalanced life.
You must become your own priority. It is not selfish or irresponsible to put yourself first. If you do not do this, your effectiveness in all areas of your life will suffer. If you do not ensure your own happiness, fulfillment, and peace of mind, how can you possibly ensure someone else’s? If you are not happy, fulfilled, and at peace with your life, you have the power to change it.
This is always a balancing act, is it not? Perhaps you are in a demanding job you do not enjoy, because you want to invest in a big house, a new car, and so many other material items that society has convinced you are signs of success. If buying these things is more important than your well-being, then continue on, but first, reevaluate your choices and priorities and make sure your targets and goals will lead you there.
There is nothing wrong with money and buying material things. However, do not misguide yourself by thinking this is the answer to happiness, because it will not provide it, unless these things are truly your priority, and for most, this is not true. Riches do not add to happiness, well-being, or peace of mind in a sustainable way. If they did, the one who buys these things would at some point not need to find or seek the next best thing. They would be satisfied with what they already had.
There is no reason to remain miserable in your life. Work over, under, or around the things that bring you misery. Invest in yourself. Your soul and soul team selected the gifts you would need to enjoy an accomplished life. Use them. If others can achieve great things, why not you? Either you have accomplished much more than you realize, or you should readjust your priorities. If you are not thriving — beyond just surviving — in your life, change something. If you dislike the world you live in, make it better. Put yourself to the test, and you will see you are capable of great things. Take back your power, and do not relinquish it again.
Dare to question why and why not. Do not just accept the many limitations that have been placed on you. Dare to test the boundaries. Challenge yourself with one thing and reach for it.
People are used to being victims of so many things, and victimhood is a choice in many ways. If you believe you are a victim of circumstances, adjust the circumstances or make your own. Do not accept defeat, challenge it instead. Become your strongest advocate and focus on creating the life you want to experience. We tell you, you have everything you need to have the life you want, or you have the ability to attain what you do not already have. Next time someone tells you that you cannot accomplish something you have set as a goal, question them. Then, prove them wrong. Become the ruler of your own life. That is sovereignty. Once you find it, it is highly unlikely that you will ever lose it again.
To stand in your sovereignty is to believe in yourself and your capabilities. It is to be confident in your strength and ingenuity to withstand and overcome obstacles and challenges. When you believe in yourself, it is so much easier to replace fear with hope. You do not have to be intimidated by or jealous of others, because you know you are just as worthy and important as everyone else.
When a sovereign person is faced with difficulties and challenges, they face them, analyze them, and devise a way around them. They do not run away, scared and defeated. They know they can find a solution. They know they have what it takes to succeed. If you are not fulfilled and happy with your life, redesign it and make it what you want.
Do you know what you truly want? Forget about what other people and society want, or tell you what you should want, and focus on what you really want. What do you want to create with your life? What do you want to experience during this lifetime? What is important to you? Who do you want to be? What would bring you peace, joy, and balance? You must seek these answers, then do something to bring you closer to achieving them. If you try something and you fail to get closer to your goal, try something else. You will have learned, and you will gain strength and begin to realize your power.
Once you conquer the doubt that has been foisted upon you, you will see that you have the power to create whatever life you desire. There are no limits except those you accept. Start small, and build confidence in yourself. You will come to realize your power and stand in sovereignty.
I think many of us need to reconsider what constitutes success. For us, not based on what we’ve been told. To me, waking up every day with purpose, hope, joy, and peace of mind is so much more important than money and things. My friend, Kathleen, and I figured out why we’re enjoying our lives so much right now, and the answer we came up with was, we don’t feel the need to prove ourselves to anyone. We live our lives doing what we want to do, and other people’s opinions have very little effect on us. We please ourselves first, in a way that fulfills us.
Part of this, at least for me, came from experience and contemplation. I’ve always thought I could do whatever I set my mind to doing, but I didn’t realize until later in life that I’d set limits or accepted limits to what I should do. After all, I had two kids to raise and bills to pay, and tons of other responsibilities. I was also living in fear of losing the security and safety I desperately sought. I know now that the things I most feared were never as crippling as I thought they were, not to mention most never materialized, and I know I’m resilient, smart, and capable and can face adversity. I’m still standing, right?
Sometimes, we need to take a responsible leap of faith and believe in ourselves and our capabilities. It’s so nice to see younger and younger people doing this, whether it’s starting a business, living in a less expensive manner while working in a field that satisfies and fulfills them, or just questioning what society says they can and cannot do. Start slow after you reevaluate what’s important to you and worth pursuing. There should be more to life than responsibility. There should be joy, hope, peace of mind, and fulfillment.