This week the chorus of a popular Rolling Stones song has been rolling through my head,
“You can’t always get what you want, you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need….”
You may think it strange to write about Mick Jagger and Angels in the same blog post, but the reference to this well known chorus rings true with Angel signs. I was reminded this week that as much as I tell people to look and listen for Angel signs, I realize I may have neglected to clarify that sometimes the signs we get are not the signs we want. We cannot ask our Angels for signs or answers and then pick and choose which of the answers will work for us. We cannot ask and then decide to only act upon the answers we like and ignore those that we don’t. What then would be the point of asking?
We ask the Angels some tough questions. We ask about big life decisions. Marriage. Divorce. Moving. Job Change. Friends. Children. You name it. When I’m driving at rush hour and I ask my Angels which way to turn and I hear “right” I immediately go right. But when I ask my Angels if I should let something or someone go that I don’t really want to and I hear “yes,” or “let go now,” it’s a lot harder to listen.
As I thought more about this I wondered if this is perhaps why some people are scared to ask their Angels for help or guidance. Perhaps they are scared of the outcome, scared of the answer. But what we need to know is that even if we think the Angel sign or answer is not the right one, it always is even if it’s not the one we wanted.
This week I experienced this first hand. My family and I have been dreaming of building a house in the mountains for a long time. We are very lucky to have some land that we have been holding onto for several years and finally hired an architect to help us design a house. As we have been working on the plans over this past year instead of things moving along we have been met with obstacle after obstacle. Then we got the plans priced. Way over budget. Then we met with the architect again, more obstacles. Then we followed up with the first builder we were interested in, he no longer wanted the job. We called our second choice builder, he was busy until 2019. My husband and I knew something was up.
“Ok,” I asked my Angels, “I get it, lots of obstacles…please give me a sign, what should we do?”
The next morning I got a totally unexpected email from our friend and interior designer (whom I love!) basically firing us. When we first decided to do this house I told my husband “I’ll only do it if Anne can design it!” Then suddenly out of the blue, no more Anne. But still that sign wasn’t clear enough for me so lying in bed that night I asked my Angels,
“So, am I supposed to use a different designer or are we not supposed to build the house? Should we sell our land? What should we do? Please be more clear…”
And as always, they listened. The very next day I came home from a yoga class and received a voicemail from a total stranger. Guess what he said?
“I saw you owned land in the mountains and wondered if you might be interested in selling it by owner, I’m looking to build up there.”
Thank you Angels, BUT not really because we had dreams of building that house. I wanted a sign saying “All good, Move forward! Giddy up!”
So, are we selling the lot? I don’t know yet, but if I am to practice what I preach, it seems like both losing our designer and getting that voicemail within a day of my asking my Angels are pretty clear signs pointing towards no house. And how else can I explain a total stranger calling out of the blue and leaving that voicemail?
I know I am very lucky to have a problem like this, I am just using it as an example to show that we can’t always get the signs we want, but we will get the signs. Maybe my Angels are saving us from a disaster. Maybe this guy is going to make some amazing offer that can help us financially. Maybe there is some other opportunity we are supposed to explore instead of building this house. I don’t know, but I know I got answers and I know I have to listen even though they weren’t the ones I wanted.
What I am trying to emphasize is that no Angel signs are really “bad” signs. Angels are Angelic and amazing and they are only about love. True love. And as true love requires trust and truth, Angels sometimes have to give us what we think is bad news. What I know, however, is that what we might think is bad news will ultimately lead to a better us, a better choice, a better result. We just may not see it at the time.
So while I do wish you the exact Angel answers you want in 2018, please don’t let fear of the “wrong” answers keep you from asking. Ask. Listen. Trust. Have Faith.
Your Angels love you, and if you can’t always get what you want, I do believe you just might find that if you listen to the signs you receive both “good” and “bad,” you’ll get what you need. ALWAYS.
With love and blessings,