By Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold
“Why is life so hard?” We hear this cry often from those we
teach. We asked our angels to clarify.
The Angels Speake:
Dear Ones, it is not life that is hard. It is the lessons which are
hard because you make them so. Life lessons are often learned
surrounded by indecision, worry, and emotional pain. Not because it
has to be that way, but because a lesson brings the student to new
situations where ease and proficiency have not yet been established.
Think of when you were in school and had to learn your
multiplication tables and how difficult it seemed at the time. You
practiced and took tests until you got them all right, and now today
you know them without thinking. Multiplication tables are now part
of your deep memory.
Recall the last time you moved from one home to another? Remember
how long it took you to get used to new cupboards and drawers and
how often you opened the wrong one until you became used to the new
space? So it is with people. Lessons bring discomfort until the
lesson is mastered.
Many blame God for life’s difficulties. But God is not the one who
decides how much money you make, who you marry, where you live, or
where you take your vacation. These decisions are part of your
choice and free will. The person who decides all these things is
YOU, not God. God supports you in every decision you make and will
send His angels to help you learn your lessons as quickly as you
chose to. We will assist you in every possible way but you are the
master of the journey.
People will say, “I am so tired of not having any money.” The truth
is, the person is tired of the lesson, not lack. If they were truly
tired of scarcity, there would be no lack. Abundance would be
created because the lesson would have been learned. What is the
lesson? Perhaps it is as simple as realizing that changing your
opinion about your worthiness can easily create the very abundance
There is a great network of us surrounding you to help you learn
what you need to learn and to keep you on the path you have chosen
for yourself. By asking us for help with what you chose, we can
guide and protect you. That is what we do. We are sent to help you
learn lessons and gain wisdom that you may reach your highest
potential and beingness.
What is the final goal? To learn love. All of this is to learn love.
All of the lessons, the successes, the adventures, the
failures—every experience of your life is designed to help you learn
love: love of self, love for others, love for God. All lessons fall
within this truth.
Bless your lessons today and ask God that each one of them will lead
you to love.
Trudy Griswold and Barbara Mark are sisters and authors of the best
selling books Angelspeake: How to Talk with Your Angels, The
Angelspeake Book of Prayer and Healing (Simon & Schuster) and The
Angelspeake Storybook (Adams Media). Both were awakened by their
angels and have since been teaching people all over the world how to
work with their own angels. Their website, in Spanish and English is
(c) Copyright 2000 Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold