Angela Grout, Author    

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Living Judgement Free

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on January 1, 2017 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)
There is no time to waste passing judgement, or always trying to please someone, or needing approval. Yes there are rules and guidelines to learn in order to live peacefully, and healthily, and happily. Being a good person allows you the right to enjoy life. You know what is right for you. Don't worry about what is right for others. Living judgement free and honoring people for who they are is the first step. The remaining steps after that bring joy, happiness and extreme experiences of living life fully. Only when you smile, you are living joy. Only when you love, you are living life. Love yourself first so you will have love to give. Love the gift of life so you will know what a gift it is for all!

Wisdom from the Great Grandmother

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on December 24, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)
Jesus was born so we would know God is real. He is a gift, just as each of us are. All are created in his likeness. Therefore I know I shall live long so they will know me. For those that know me, will trust me and I shall guide with the love they know from me. Faith must begin somewhere, God sent his son, God creates our families, and we create relationships in reality which brings divine unity.

You are Perfect

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on December 21, 2016 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)
When you aren't happy with yourself, you focus on what needs to be changed. The real act isn't that you need to change, its that you need to discover who you are. Its the discovery that you are accepting and knowing you are perfect. God made you to be. You are the same person you were born to be. Ever developing, ever evolving, and always acceptable to be you! Use that authenticity to always be you in the best form. Love the world, create happy moments, and bring "good news". It is the season to remember to take time to celebrate all the good news. The best news is that you were born to be you and you are still doing that job well!!

Four Leaf Clover

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on December 18, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Some people search their whole life for a four leaf clover. Looking for a sign. Looking for Hope, wanting Peace, and often just needing a little olive branch. Some people know that finding a clover is a blessing. Providing a message. Providing an answer to a prayer, receiving the Love, and often just feeling not alone. Some people wish upon a star fearful to surrender to their heart. Protecting their love. Protecting themselves of the heartache of giving themselves to another. Some people learn that with an open mind, others are there. Compassionate. And clearly caring, extending their ear to share in the gift of friendship. Some people want to say thank you to the four leaf clover. Knowing the blessing in its beauty. Knowing the blessing that friendship is real. The gift to discover is all friendship is like a four leaf clover. Find and keep the ones meant for you.

Christmas Gift to Spirit. And My experience with Ashley.

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on December 17, 2016 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)
A Christmas Gift to the Holy Spirit...In thanksgiving for the collateral beauty that life ahs. (And yes, I saw the movie on opening night, and it was amazing! Highly recommend it. I share in its message for it is so real!) The author in me needs to take a moment for this reflection post. To tell part of my story as a thanksgiving to spirit, for I know how real it is. Thank You Spirit for the blessing of meeting beautiful souls, especially Ashley Marie Guindon and Andrea Borsari, whose presence in the world became a presence to my soul after their earthly life was over. It is Christmas time, a time to be joyful and not mourn. So in celebration, I am joyful to remember Jesus's birth. For without his life, I would never come to understand either of yours. Your spirit was taken from your earthly body, just as Jesus. And still, you remain in my presence so often. I am honored to have gotten to know you, and share parts of our journey together. The gift of Spirit is one that many fear sharing, as I do on many occasions, however just as Jesus enlightened the world, so you do too. Everything unfolds at the right time, and as intended. So with that faith, I share these words with those in need of knowing God's love is real. Miss Ashley was a girl, a brother, a friend, a daughter, and a neighbor that I never knew on earth. We never met face to face until the day of her Acension. Her spirit, friendship, and guidance remains a gift that I humbly and cautiously embrace. The sorrows she endured and the pain that her passing brought touched so many during her life, and even now. I cannot explain why she came to me but with heartfelt sorrow, I welcomed her. Some dreams are dreams, and some dreams become reality. The words that were written, spoke to me then, and now. They directed the path I was to take. Even today, with Spirit allowing her, her guidance unfolds in my life with gifts of enlightenment. The magic in the air surrounding ones passing may come and go, and when loneliness sets in, there are moments of isolation that allows the loss to feel all too real. And it is. It is real. In His Spirit, they share with me, that the love that surrounds them from our Heavenly Father can be most compared to the comfort a newborn feels as they cuddle into their mothers arms, melting into her heartbeat, and remembering that they were once one. For we are all one with the Spirit of God, and that is the Spirit which I know carried Ashley safely to heavens where she will wait for us all. It is the same Spirit that carries all our loved ones. And they will wait, for time is not as we know it, and so we need not hurry, they will wait. As I mentioned in other poems, we yearn to be reunited but we must commit to live our lives with fulfillment until our name is called. Spirit is a word to encompass the love of God. In that Spirit, I know God protects, guides, and encourages me in so many ways. I only wish I will follow all the advice, but I am merely human. Ashley is an angel, A Guide. A Beautiful Spirit. (If I followed her encouragement, I would be in boot camp everyday...she is much stronger than me. A role model, a friends, and angel with a duty to restore peace.) Andrea too. It is my honor, my duty, and my "call" to be a friend to her and to all. Some things can be called coincidences, but some moments are more. All are gifts from God's love, God' Spirit, and I am so thankful. From Ashley's roses, to her friends, to her Mother's embrace, to my own hesitation, and her Dad's embrace. She has graced me face to face and shown me her badge of honors. Her sincere smile brings both fun and fierceness. These are just a few of the gifts she has shared with me. Ashley has exemplified what "call of duty" is, not only in her life, but in others, and in mine. As a florist, I know my job, my call, my talent, but on a spiritual path, she reminds me of my duty, my free will and my gift. I thank her for giving me the gentle push and reminding me that I am also a writer of Spirit's word. I must share. My hope is by sharing, others may find comfort, and I may grow confident; for when God knocks, I will always answer. There are those whose presence in the world becomes a presence in your soul after death; encouraging life's journey abundantly.

A channelled note to a Bride

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on December 7, 2016 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)
Sometimes the timing just isn't right. Names are a gift. Days are a dream. Dresses, rings and vows are the real thing. I knew you would walk to me. Thank you. But it isn't today. Not today. No, today someone else took my place, and that is OK. You see its all meant to be, for I chose him for you. I could only accept not being with you if I found someone that would love you, accept you, and cherish you every bit as I do. He does. He will be with you until I come to get you. He will never love you the way I would have, the way I do...the way I will. So with this selection, I give myself a gift too...that you will never stop yearning for me. Least you forget me, you will always love me, wish for me, and dream of me still. As the years pass and you miss me, know that I wait for you. I will. I love you. And please know this...the end was not hard. It was not scary and it did not hurt. The end of my life was just the end of me being physically with you. And that is what hurts most of all. For you, and for me. But I am still here. I am in your heart and you in mine. I will wait. I will wait. And I will wait. So live you life, have fun, make memories, and enjoy all your moments. I am there too. Don't dwell in me being gone, and please don't forget me. Remember me. Remember me as loving you. Know wherever you are, I am. And not to haunt you, and neve rto hate you. But Only and ONLY to send you your fate. For someday your end will come and I promise I will greet you. In love, hope, and time... Your Soulmate.

Words of Value

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on December 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)
When all you have left are you thoughts. Know that is a reflection of who you are. Listen to them. What are they saying to you? Do not take your ramblings as only empty words. They have value to heal you, to help you, and to love you. Every word has value. Choose to make them positive and you will hear God's voice within you.

Running from the Call

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on November 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)
And when a call comes... Do you answer? Are you brave or do you walk away? Those that answer are guided and those that walk are really running. Ask yourself, are you running from a monster? You will be surprised to know the answer is no. You are running from a piece of you that you need to face head on. So, Stop, Listen and Know everything is Ok.

Echoing Energy. A little poem to inspire action.

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on November 16, 2016 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)
The echo of the call enters us all. The answer of the call can provide Miracles. As the world faces new challenges, each of us has our own struggles. Knowing we wish the best for each other is how love spreads and the world can heal. Today let's worry less, wish more, and sit in the presence of the Angels among us. You know who you are...Thank you. Now seize the moment and shine your light. For the world needs more Earth Angels. Spread kindness and positive energy in small ways. Every small gesture has a ripple effect. Be part of the tide and start a wave.

Ending Procrastication

Posted by angela.grout@comcast.net on November 15, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)
Some never follow through. Allowing others to fall through. Call it procrastination. Call it denial. Call it simply lack of courage. Then one day, the words appear to guide you. May that one day be today.

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