Messages from Ann & the Angels - 10/22/2022 • Do your Personal Rules Serve You?

My dear friends, we love you so very much,

One of the most loving beings to ever walk the earth said wisely, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, but give to God what is God's." There are, of course, laws you must follow by virtue of living in a given society or signing a contract with a landlord or an employer. However, there are many personal "rules" that you adopted because someone else told you – or is telling you – that this is the way you must live.

Look at the personal rules you follow by rote. Do the "rules" you learned decades ago resonate with you today? Does it always feel right to eat your dinner before dessert, finish your work before play, or make nice instead of speaking up? Must you finish everything you start, or are you allowed to put a book down if it no longer captures your interest? Are you allowed to rest when there are still things to do? To receive without giving anything but gratitude? Can you trust your body, mind, heart, and soul, or must you get the validation or approval of others? Are you satisfied with the way you look, or must you "gussy" up or trim down to fit a superficial image of perfection that was forced upon you?

While these things may seem small and unimportant, there is great value in examining your "personal rules" to see which ones genuinely resonate with your heart and serve you vs. those you are following because you learned to do so. When your rules honor your heart, you feel good. You are in agreement with your soul. You are happy and in a high vibration. You are attracting good.

For example, if you try on an outfit and disapprove of yourself, that feels terrible. Your soul sees you as beautiful, and it doesn't matter who or what media told you that you must be thinner, prettier, or more stylish. A more authentic personal rule would be "I must please myself," or "I must treat myself as the beautiful soul that I am regardless of superficial appearance."

Likewise, suppose you learned that you must "work hard and earn your money" before you can relax. When dear ones, does that rule allow you to relax? If you feel passionately happy about your work, then you're fine. If you feel burnt out, tired, and cranky, you might want to make up a new personal rule such as "I work best when I am in balance," "I make time for myself to honor my soul," or "I work hard and play hard," or whatever suits your heart, your joy, and your authentic self.

So many of you are not happy these days. You are following the personal rules others set forth for you that do not agree with your own heart and your soul. See if any of these fit you, and you'll see a few of the "personal rules" that no longer work:

  • You criticize yourself based on the standards you learned.
  • You feel you must be aware of what is going on "out there" even if it doesn't make you happy to do so.
  • You can't rest till the endless to-do list is done.
  • You can't say "no" to another without feeling guilty, wrong, or like a bad person
  • You feel you must look a certain way, have a particular relationship, or earn a certain amount to be "successful" when the happiness you truly crave in a given moment is so much simpler.

What might seem unimportant in the greater scheme of your life is very important to your vibration, which always dictates what you attract or allow in your future. If you constantly force yourself to ignore your own heart, your heart will speak up more clearly –  often in the form of some discomfort, illness, or upset. We are not suggesting you must get rid of all your learned rules. Some of them serve you well. Brushing your teeth regularly, for example, contributes to a healthy mouth. Perhaps sitting quietly in the morning or cleaning up before bed serves you. Only you know which of your "personal rules" serve you vs. which ones you are serving.

We are not here to give you new rules. Rather we are suggesting that you drop into your hearts and have a look at which "personal rules" serve your joy. The energy on your planet is intense now. Each one of you is feeling, more strongly than ever before, the alignment or the disagreement that you are having with your own soul, which along with your angels and guides, is constantly calling you to the life that you have decided you truly want to live.

God Bless You! We love you so very much.

-- The Angels