Last weekend I was in Austin, Texas attending an event called “Angels & Auras” facilitated by two of my favorite Hay House authors, Radleigh Valentine and Dougall Fraser. What a dynamic duo! It was so interesting to see how many places Radleigh’s teachings on angels aligned with Dougall’s work with color. All through the event, they bounced ideas and jokes back and forth like they were playing a friendly game of badminton. When one of them led a meditation or a process, the other would silently hold space until it was complete. It was inspiring to watch these two friends speak from their hearts without any sense of competition or need to be right.

I loved when Radleigh invited us to let go of the concept of “right” and “wrong” during his answer to the very first question. A woman asked him how the various colors became associated with each archangel. He began with a very simple answer. Those colors were taught to him by his teacher and he liked them. He then told a story about sharing the stage with Diana Cooper, whom he described as the “Grande Dame of Angels” in Europe. Diana has been writing and teaching about angels for a long time. Not only does she associate different colors with the archangels, but she also talks about each one of them having a twin flame. Despite these basic differences, Radleigh pointed out that there was no need to make one right and one wrong. We each get to choose what feels right for us. If you feel connected to what he teaches, use that system. If you resonate more with Diana’s teachings, use those. Whichever system you use, the important thing is to remember to ask for angelic help.

In his book, Your Life in Color, Dougall uses an approach to color that veers away from the traditional seven chakra rainbow colors. That doesn’t mean one is wrong. It simply means color speaks to Dougall differently. If his approach resonates with you and you find it helpful, why not use it? There are over 7 billion people on this planet, each one looking for ways to experience more peace, love, and joy. Since each one of us is different, we need lots of different ways.

That’s why Baskin & Robbins has 31 flavors. Imagine visiting an ice cream parlor that only serves vanilla. That might be okay for some, but that wouldn’t work for everyone. Thank goodness for those little sample spoons that allow us to taste a variety of flavors before choosing one. I think spiritual practices are like that. The only way to know what works for you is to try some. At some point, you pick one you like and savor a whole scoop (or two!) My favorite flavor of spirituality is A Course in Miracles. Its gentle, consistent, authoritative, yet completely loving voice has given me more comfort than any other teaching.

On Saturday, a miraculous thing happened. Radleigh opened the “Angels and Auras” event by leading a guided meditation inviting 4 powerful archangels to stand in each of the 4 corners of the room. As he invoked the names and qualities of each one, I felt those familiar tingles all through my body. I have learned that those tingles happen when Spirit is trying to get my attention to let me know the energy of unconditional love is present. The tingles usually only last a few seconds, but that night they continued for the entire 15-minute meditation. It felt amazing! In fact, I’m getting those tingles again as I type these words. Thank you, Radleigh. Thank you, angels!

Earlier that morning, I completed another pass through the 365 Workbook Lessons in A Course in Miracles. I’m not sure how many times I’ve done the lessons since I started studying the Course, but each time I see something new. This time was no different, and the timing was perfect. The following morning I read the beautiful epilogue that closes the Workbook. Imagine the smile on my face when I read these last 3 sentences:

You do not walk alone. God’s angels hover near and all about. His Love surrounds you, and of this be sure; that I will never leave you comfortless.

I know these words are true for you too. If you are having trouble connecting with your angels or feeling the presence of unconditional love, I highly recommend the work of Radleigh Valentine and Dougall Fraser. Click their names to visit their websites where you can listen to free guided meditations and purchase their books and card decks. If you would like some one-on-one assistance, I would be honored to share with you some of the tools and techniques that have worked for me. I offer 4, 8, and 12-week Life Coaching Packages to suit your needs and budget. In our weekly 60-minute sessions, we will uncover what is preventing you from experiencing miracles! Sessions can be done in person, by phone, or via Skype and Zoom from anywhere in the world. Give yourself the gift of clear vision and a fresh start in 2020. Gift Certificates are available for all of my services. To show my gratitude to all of you who read my weekly stories, this year I’m jumping on the bandwagon and offering some major discounts on my Life Coaching packages for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Watch for that later this week. For more information or to book a session, please look around  my website or send me an email.

Until next time, keep sampling those flavors until you find the perfect one for you!

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