By Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold
Life lessons seem never-ending. And why should they? As long as we
are alive, we will be learning. At the very beginning of our
communications, the angels talked to us at length about the nature
of lessons. This is from December 21, 1991.
The Angels Speak:
Humans think lessons should be accompanied by
turmoil and pain. In fact, you insist on it. This is not our plan,
but yours. The more you tap into your spiritual resources, the less
pain you will feel. Your attitudes about growth will change.
Attitude precedes the learning of new pathways to your final goal,
so to speak. You choose the pain. We do not give it to you. We are
here to spare you and help you as much as possible. You will find
that true with every spiritual gift you develop.
Our guidance is here to save you from pain and turmoil, but not from lessons
to be learned. Those are yours and we would not spare you them as
they are between you and your soul. With us, you have a whole group
of teammates at all times to sweep the stones from the path before
you. Allow us to do this, little ones. Your tendency is to go first
and sweep stones for others. It would be much kinder to yourself to
follow us. Rather like the car at the airport that guides the planes
and says, “Follow Me.”
You will always be learning even while you are teaching and helping others.
In fact, it is absolutely necessary for all souls to fine-tune their
skills so their path may become clearer. It is a wonderfully
complicated process so do not let us confuse you by mere choices of
words. You will always be learning until your gifts are fully
actualized. Those are the lessons of which we speak.
We hear you say, “Why is it so slow? Why don’t I know what is happening?”
Dear One, have you ever grown hair? At first there is none to feel
and then comes tiny annoying whiskers. But, given time, you have
long hairs all over your head and you are not even aware of it until
it gets uncomfortable. Then you cut it short and start over again.
Look at spirituality in a similar fashion. You have grown a lot of
it. So much in fact, you are comfortable with it and are not even
aware of its abundance. Days of confusion and dizziness are bound to
happen, too. They remind you of how far you have come. Thank your
creator for how far you have come.
Often, you stop too soon. You don’t even talk to us. You don’t feel secure
in our visits. You think you don’t do it “right.” Have you ever
played a piano? Would you expect to become proficient at playing it
with just a little practice? Talk to us and listen to our words
every day for awhile. We long to visit with you and teach you about
your lessons in far easier ways than the systems you have used until
this time. Together, we have come a long way, but the reason you
have spiritual gifts in the first place is to make it easier for
you. You wonder why you have to suffer to learn. Perhaps you don’t.
It is choice. All is our own doing and choice. Sometimes you are asked to
wait, but much of the waiting is choice. How you wait. How long you
wait. How soon you become active when paths are shown. You do not
have to visit with us ever. You do not have to tune into us at all
in any fashion. But know, now that you have begun, that not to
listen, not to follow, not to learn will bring you much MORE pain
and agony than going ahead and doing what you are trying to avoid.
Keep on Keeping On, as it is said. It is the easier softer way you
are looking for.
Thank your creator for the progress you have made.
(c) Copyright 1999 Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold