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Doreen Virtue  Author of books & cards about angels, healthful living & spirituality. 100% vegan since 1996, loves God, Jesus, family, animals, sobriety and nature.

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Say Yes to God's support!
Sometimes life can seem so stressful and lonely. Perhaps you feel that way right now. We've all felt that way, and yet we don't need to. All of those struggles can be shared with God, who will help to carry our burdens. And in some cases, God will make the burden disappear! But first we have to ask for help, and then be willing to be helped.
Over the years, many people have tried to convince me that they are the special exception to this, and that God never answers their prayers. When I talk with them, though, I discover the reason why they believe this: they have a narrow and specific way they want their prayers answered. They've essentially handed God a script to follow. And when those exact answers don't occur, they assume their prayers are ignored.
The infinite wisdom of God's mind has already figured out the perfect solution to everything in your life. While it may not be what you expect, God's solution will always be perfect in the long run. Many times, God sends helpful people to answer your prayers. Be sure to say Yes to offers of help.
The best way to heal a shattered life is to hand ALL the pieces to God. I begin each morning by asking God to lead my day. Today, I was told to post this picture instead of a card. Someone needs to see this picture, and read these words. Maybe that someone is you.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, please help me to remember to ask you for help. Please remind me, Lord, that I don't need to struggle alone.
And here's a supportive scripture: Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Psalm 86:11

Here's the audiobook link for Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: http://amzn.to/2qkAiIl - clickable link in Instagram profile. The book offers answers about healing from post-traumatic anxiety.
#thelordismyshepherd #letyourselfbehelped #selfcare #lambs #alanon #lordhavemercy #answeredprayer #positivemessage #encouragement #godlovesyou

Why it's healthy to have boundaries.
When you're a kind, caring, and generous person, you may have difficulties with knowing when to stop and rest.
You give and give to others, feeling happy at their happiness, and following the Lord's guidance to help those in need. Yet there's still a need for balance. You've got to replenish yourself, so that you stay healthy and happy.
You need to receive, so that you have something to give. 'Boundaries' refers to the awareness of your feelings, such as realizing when you're tired and then pausing to rest. Being aware of the feeling that someone is taking advantage of your kindness, and praying for the strength to say no.
As an empathetic person, you may notice yourself carrying the weight of the world. You may worry about others, and take on their emotional burdens.
Having healthy boundaries prevents you from absorbing other people's emotions. After all, you can help others more readily as a healthy, happy, and energized person. Being down in the dumps doesn't help others to be happy.
To have healthy boundaries, here's a supportive prayer: Dear God, I want to be helpful, as you guide me to be. Please work through me, Lord, and let me not rely upon my own strength or will, but to completely lean upon your strength and will. I will check with you before making decisions or taking action, and I will follow your guidance in the best way to be helpful. Thank you for helping me to have balance.
And here's a supportive scripture: For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest. Hebrew 4:10-11

From the Mary, Queen of Angels Oracle Cards at http://bit.ly/MotherMaryCard

I draw and post cards daily after I first pray about and tune-in to the current world energies which affect us all. You can try my cards for free at: angeltherapy.com/oracle-cards.
#codependent #boundaries #balance #alanon #selfcare #givingandreceiving #assertivenessforearthangels

Who wants to join in our group hug? We all can use a healing hug. Here's my hug from Hawaii. Please add your hug and tell us where you're from, so we can send a group hug worldwide.
#grouphug #healing #loveyou #whattheworldneedsnowislovesweetlove

Rest your sensitive heart.
When a tragedy occurs, such as in Manchester, it triggers deep emotional responses of grief. If you've been previously traumatized, this tragedy can trigger your post-traumatic symptoms. Reading or watching stories about the incident can also bring up symptoms of "secondary PTSD" which I wrote about in "Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle." Undoubtedly you've been praying and sending healing energy to everyone. So be sure to rest if you're feeling drained. Retreat into quiet as much as possible.
Don't isolate yourself from support, though. If you need to talk, please reach out to your support system . . . especially if you feel tempted to relapse into an addiction or other self-harmful behaviors. Counselors who are trained in treating post-traumatic symptoms are also very helpful. I like the work of the therapists listed at emdr.com.
Be sure to balance all of the giving and caring you're doing, with receiving support and care for yourself. And please keep the faith that there are many many good people on this planet, far-outnumbering those who act in evil ways. And the good people need you and your life purpose!
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, Your love heals and restores my heart from brokenness to faith. Here are my shattered feelings - thank you for restoring me. My prayers go out to everyone who is suffering, and I appreciate you helping me as well so that I can help others more effectively.
And here's a supportive scripture: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

From the Archangels Oracle Cards at http://bit.ly/ArchangelCards. You can try my cards for free at: angeltherapy.com/oracle. #sensitivity #hsp #ptsd #12steps #emotions #today #retreat #rest #prayersformanchester #ourheartswillgoon

They love you!
When there are upsetting situations, God and your guardian angels are with you.
When you're lonely or afraid, God and your guardian angels are with you.
When the news is frightening, God and your guardian angels are with you.
When you're worried about tomorrow, God and your guardian angels are with you.
When people mistreat you, God and your guardian angels are with you.
God and your guardian angels are ALWAYS with you. You are never alone, even if it feels that way at times.
God and your guardian angels are reaching out to you right now, trying to fill your heart with so much love that you'll always feel safe and valued, no matter what's going on around you.
Open your heart to receive the true pure love that God and your guardian angels are pouring out to you right now and always. It is safe for you to open your heart to God and your guardian angels. They love you!
My prayers are with everyone who is suffering and those involved in tragedies in the world. May God lift you up and help you to heal.
For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11

From the Cherub Angel Cards at http://bit.ly/CherubCards

#godlovesyou #guardianangel #cherubs #cherubcards #dontworrypray

Do you ever feel like you have too much stuff, and too many items that require maintenance, cleaning, payments, or other resources? Do you get distracted away from your spiritual path because of obsessions with acquiring material goods? Do you harbor guilt? These are signs of a need to declutter.
The key is to discern between what we need and what we want. Needs are the basics that support our day-to-day life. Wants are desires with an ego basis, such as trying to impress others, jealousy, envy, or competitiveness. Wants are attempts to fill up emptiness with material things.
There is a fantasy that if you just could have this one thing, then you'd finally feel happy. That people would admire and love you. But that fantasy never comes true, because true happiness comes from feeling loved for who you are, and not for what you own.
Having too many material items, causes stress and distraction from the true path to happiness. You can have more time by decluttering, and help others along the way by donating or selling items.
You can also declutter your schedule by taking time to pray for guidance about how to spend your time; and declutter your thoughts and feelings by choosing carefully to only read or listen to that which is supportive.
What a relief it is to let go of these heavy burdens!
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, please help me to discern between needs and wants. Thank you for sending your teacher the Holy Spirit to show me when I am desiring something because of ego-based insecurities, so that I can heal these fears in a healthy way. Please show me how to be truly happy.

And here are supportive scriptures: Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. Luke 12:15 and "Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.” Luke 12:21
From the new Angels of Abundance Cards with @grantvirtue - available exclusively now at Shop.AngelTherapy.com and for pre-order at bookstores worldwide.
#declutter #simplify #simplifyyourlife

Have faith. How often do we hear these words, and yet during stressful times we may still struggle to believe that God is handling the situation? While your head may know that God is helping you, your emotions may be stressed and worried.
You can reconcile this inner conflict, and feel peaceful by acknowledging and speaking about your fears in a heartfelt discussion with God. There's no shame in feeling skeptical or unbelieving - it's what you do with these feelings that counts. Perhaps it seems like your prayers haven't been answered in the past, and you don't want to have disappointments by praying again.
Dear One, God knows how you feel and has complete compassion for you and your situation. While God doesn't guarantee to magically fix all problems, He does promise to give you the strength to go through the situation with grace.
Faith gives you the strength and inner peace to move the mountains in your life, and to be unafraid when things go differently than you expected.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, I am feeling ( describe your honest feelings) about ( describe the situation). Please I need your help! I ask that you infuse me with the faith that you are watching over, protecting, and guiding me. Thank you for calming my mind and heart.
And here's a supportive scripture: But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:6

From the Loving Words from Jesus Cards at http://bit.ly/LovingJesusCards with @gregolsenart . My free Jesus meditation video is at www.EarthAngel.com.
#havefaith #keepthefaith #movemountains #jesuslovesyou #powerofprayer #encouragement #blessings #keepgoing

This week's video was just now posted for free viewing at AngelTherapy.com and on the clickable link in my Instagram profile. It's my first time working with the new Angels of Abundance Cards, and they're awesome!
Part 2 of the video offers a discussion and prayerful meditation about reducing worry and increasing faith, including supportive scripture readings.
#blessings #weeklyvideo #givingandreceiving

It is safe for you to receive.
How do you feel when someone gives you a present, or offers to help you? If it's with guilt or other forms of fear, this shows a block within your divine path. After all, how can you donate to charity unless you've first allowed yourself to receive the resources? Aspire to feel gratitude, not guilt, when you receive.
Perhaps you have the belief that you must toil and suffer to receive your supply. Well, working IS essential to manifestations - we can't just sit in our living rooms and think positive - we must put our divine guidance into action. However, the work can be pleasant, joyful, and balanced so that you have time for self-care.
The more you allow yourself to receive, the more you have available to give to others. If you are a healer, you need to receive rest and care to keep your energy high and clear. If you are a teacher, you need quiet time to read and meditate, to receive new information. If you are an artist, you need to receive inspiration for your creations. If you are a parent, you need to receive rest so that you have energy to care for your children. And so on . . .
Each day, balance all of the giving you're doing with an equal amount of receiving. Giving and receiving are equally important, just as inhaling and exhaling are both identically essential.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, who is most generous and giving, I pray to be joyful in delighting in both giving and receiving.
And here's a supportive scripture: Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. Luke 6:38 NLT

From the new Angels of Abundance Cards with @grantvirtue - available exclusively now at Shop.AngelTherapy.com and for pre-order at bookstores worldwide. I will be using this deck for this week's video too.
I draw and post cards daily after I first pray about and tune-in to the current world energies which affect us all. You can try my cards for free at: angeltherapy.com/oracle.
#givingandreceiving #receptivity

You can shift your schedule and energy levels, so that you have enough time for your priorities. You have this power. It begins with making a commitment to the importance of your priorities. And knowing that they won't get done on their own.
I've learned that you can accomplish a lot in little increments of time. Most of us don't have several hours to focus upon our priorities. Instead, 10 minutes focused upon our priorities here and there all add up. It also means making a choice of how to spend the present moment - and asking yourself with each activity: How important is this to me?
Another life lesson I've learned about priorities: If it's part of your divine life purpose, the lower energy will try to distract you. All sorts of reasons to not work on your priorities will suddenly appear. You've got to rebuke these distractions and stay strong in your commitment to follow-through.
Priorities can also include rest and other self-care activities. What are your priorities and how do you make enough time for them?
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, You can see the whole picture of what's most important, and I ask you to help see this too. Please boost my awareness of using time wisely, and help me learn how to focus upon what is truly a priority.
And here's a supportive scripture: Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Luke 12:34

From the new Angels of Abundance Cards with @grantvirtue - available exclusively now at Shop.AngelTherapy.com and for pre-order at bookstores worldwide. I will be using this deck for this week's video too.
I draw and post cards daily after I first pray about and tune-in to the current world energies which affect us all. You can try my cards for free at: angeltherapy.com/oracle.
#overcomingprocrastination #lifepurpose #focus #now #withgodshelp #priorities #whatmattersmost

Peace and prosperity be with you, and success to all who help you, for God is the one who helps you. 1 Chronicles 12:18

#peaceofthelord #peacebewithyou #peace #innerpeace #whitedove #prayersforyou #godlovesyou

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