Angela Grout, Author    

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Taking Risks & Living Life Fully

Posted by on January 24, 2023 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (1011)

Steve Jobs reminds me to "Have the Courage to Follow your Heart & Intuition." -His words.

Oprah says the words that resognates with me most..."Every event in life happens as an opportunity to choose love over fear."

and St. Theresa of Lisieux tells me "You must trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to me."

So many great quotes from great people. 

I remind myself daily that "Loving the moment you are in is the most precious way to experience the present of life."

For we are what we experience. so I shall continue to live life energically as possible..and remember the words of Amy Poehler, comedian & actress; "Great People do things before they are ready. they do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you're afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks-that's what life is." :-:)

Story Development- The teacher & the ideas

Posted by on October 22, 2022 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

In the Middle of the Night, I awake and Write.

The nudge of my Dream becomea real yet unseen.

Then ink stains a page, magically bringing thoughts to be seen.

A science class.

A chalkboard.

Trimesters divided and explained.

 A Pregnancy...

What could happen when the carrier dies....will the idea survive?

Do we bury our ideas...or can we gift them?

Birthing a Book, Business. Birthing a Song, a new Venture; or simply a dream.

Do we bury within?

Will we bury it below?

Shall we gift it?

The footprints in the snow leave more blood than answers.

Oh a dream.

Oh a thought.

Revealing a story, a message, an inspiration as the ink dries on pages.

A teacher dies.

A flower exploded.

But...I repair it. I repair the flower, I kow the teacher.

The stain on the rug dries, and the truth of the lessons learned bring me guidance.

Looking at me with her fluffy hair...I know. I know.

"Listen to me" she says softly,

I cannot fathom her I drive away.

The dogs are barking.

The snow is fresh.

He looks somber as I make a request.

"Open the Casket." I whisper to him.

She echos in my ear, "I am beautiful. Too beautiful for you."

I pull away from the embrace, learning he never did look her in the face.

In the middle of the night, I understand her fate.

Innocent yet guilty of a secret she had to face.

Hiding evidence, he plants what he must.

Knowing the truth of why he came home so late.

Now she is dead. 

A bullet to the head.

And I am faced with ink stains on my bed. 

Dreaming, Writing, Living, Breathing.

The visit of a dream, brings so much inspiration and yet so many questions.

Writing the answers is a process. Knowing the answer is a guess.

Sharing the story is a gift.

Fear be gone

Posted by on January 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (61)

If you have faith to move mountains, you must remember that this is what also removes our fear.

Let no fear hold you back from the truth.

Let no fear stop you from doing what is right.

Let no fear freeze you for your faith is strong.

When you remove the fear then the reality of the truth is all that remains.

The truth is love conquers.

The truth is love brings forth hope, guidance and peace.

The truth is love does not create fear.

Love shines like a flashlight in the dark when we most need light to calm the anxiety of our mind.

Know the light is always there, Breathe in.

Breathe out.

And release all doubt.

Accepting Yourself

Posted by on January 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (47)

Did you know when you die your problems remain.

If you can't find peace on earth, know it is the same in heaven.

The truth is that being on good terms with people allows you the easiest transition to live your life fully in spirit and with spirit.

Yes, in heaven there is peace.

Peace comes as you melt into the oneness of creation.

Yet those that remember you will always remember if you had peace on earth, and peace with them,

Wishing you peace on earth this holiday season and always

. Now for the how: Getting peace on earth begins in your heart.

Accepting yourself, others and the world. And trusting acceptance doesn't always mean believing in certain values.

Acceptance gifts you peace. Peace to know you don't have to be judge, jury, or the change.

Peace allows you to follow your heart.

To know all are created with intention to be exactly who they are.

And that is perfect for them.

Maybe not perfect for you but know the grass is only greener when you care for your world.

Your world is the world.

Make it better by choosing to accept, love and be kind to all.

Retracting Hand

Posted by on January 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (44)

Lives are lived. Stories told. Events unfold.

People grieve, people give, and friends share news that their life goes on and on.

Mistakes are not intentional.

No one is perfect.

Look in the mirror, and one should fall in love.

Even those that have violated you can love.

But forgiving them can only be done when they know they were wrong.

Hear the apologies from the sky.

The absence has only been to allow you to heal, to accept and to forgive.

People are genuinely good.

Friends only try and do what is right. Try to help.

Sometimes a helping hand goes too far, and sometimes not far enough.

So retracting the hand, there is a silent cry, waiting to know if you are alright.

Yet knowing everything will be right in the end.

True Signs

Posted by on July 9, 2021 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (9)

True spiritual messages encourage you to feel safe, loved, and protected.

If ever a message makes you feel differently- know that message isn't for you.

And more importantly, if a message or sign comes to you as a warning (which can often stir fear, stress, or even confusion)-ask yourself if the sign could improve your situation. 

If the answer is yes, it's for You. 

If the answer brings more fear, etc- it's Not for you.

Love shares encouragement, guidance, and compassion.

Words Matter

Posted by on February 20, 2021 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

People say the words you need to hear however Unless you Feel those words in your Soul, they are merely words.

Actions Matter. Words Matter.

Words last longer than even the memory of a broken bone because we remember how we felt when we recieved the Word.

Choose Wisely.

Feelings create us. Honor the feelings you give to others.

Words Matter.

Doubt Can Go

Posted by on November 25, 2020 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Compassion brings Strength which allows Peace to Flow, and Doubt to GO!

Motto for a Writer

Posted by on August 24, 2020 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Any Story is Better when there is No Story! 

-Author AM Grout

Do You Remember Your Dreams?

Posted by on February 16, 2020 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (41)

Do you remember your dreams?

Do you understand the lesson of which it brings?

Daniel could before he entered the Lion's den. 

And even then, he knew everyone has a purpose.

Every encounter has a reason, and every memory shares a lesson to find love meant to be shared.