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Weekly Angel Messages – June 1 – 7 2015

Here you will find our Weekly Angel Messages.  

Every week of the month, the angels provide insights on the week ahead.  Here is our current weekly Messages from the Angels

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The drama can stop now

Week of June 1 – June 7, 2015
Message from the Angels

Summer is here!  What is stopping you from enjoying it?  This week’s energy slows us down as we enter the summer months in the United States and everywhere above the earth’s equator, and “winter” months below the equator.  This is a time of profound change on many levels and it may feel still that you’re on a roller coaster ride.  But we are here to tell you the ride is coming to an end after this week and you are now allowed to rest and refresh your energies.

Applaud yourselves for all your steady efforts as the last few months have been full of drama for you and many that you know.  Many of you will continue to hold on to that drama but we encourage you to now let it go and give it to God – Source Energy and the Creator who will mold your fears, trepidations and restlessness into something grand.  Just ask for the energies to slow it down and bring you peace instead.

Remember to meditate on a daily basis when you can and allow the new energies of summer (winter) to take hold.  This is a time to rest and renew – so be good to yourself!  Pamper yourself!  Rest and enjoy!

Monday & Tuesday – the tense energies remain high; remember to protect yourselves from these energies and give your worries to Source.

Wednesday – Friday – you begin to relax as the energies dissipate on Wednesday and lighten considerably on Thursday and Friday.  Take in a light hearted movie, a casual dinner or another form of group entertainment, such as a play or comedy club.

Saturday & Sunday – Don’t over indulge yourselves with liquor and too much play.  Your energies will need to be sharp and relaxed for the week ahead.  Remember to be grateful for all that you have and own and give generously to those who may now have less.

Thank you!   May your week be blessed and full of light!  Remember to ask your angels for help!


 

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Can You Have Too Much Peace?

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Can you have too much peace and contentment in your life?
Are you making too much drama in your life?
Are you bored with your life?

There’s a new TV show this year that depicts a young mom who is a recovering alcoholic and whose own mother, who now lives with her, was a drug addict and alcoholic and whose teenage daughter is pregnant.  Further she was dating her married boss.  In other words, her life is a mess.  The TV show is ‘Mom’, a CBS Monday night comedy.  The comedy demonstrates what can happen when a person is trying to clean up their past acts, find more peace and joy in their lives and yet never is able to quite get there.

Christy and her Mom Photo Credit - CBS
Christy and her Mom
Photo Credit – CBS

In my opinion, it’s a slice of life that is too often part of our own reality.  While we here at Illuminated Engagements are in the business of attempting to guide you towards a better life –one with more peace and contentment, joy and success and add in an understanding of the spiritual and metaphysical world to boot.  We have found that many people say they are ready for such an adventure, but then turn their backs or run away when faced with such a real possibility of a saner and more comfortable life.  Why?

There was an episode later in the TV season of ‘Mom’, where Christy, the central figure, is at an AA meeting and reveals the answer. She relates that for the first time in a long, long time her life is going great.  Work is good (she dumps the married boss); her own mother is now clean and sober and really helping out around the house; her work is doing fine (she’s a waitress, but is looking for something better, but isn’t quite knowing that that is yet); and her daughter is going have a family adopt the baby (although there is some push back from the father of the baby—hey, something has to keep the show going!).

All in all, there is no real crisis or terrible problems in Christy life she realizes as she voices her story out loud to the AA group. And then she looks around, shocked and announces, “Life is suddenly really boring.”  Where’s the drama?  She laments.  Where is the fun?  She’s not really sure how to deal with her life actually working for a change.

As I watched this episode, I could see her plight.  I’ve had my share of drama in the past and I have made the mistake of announcing to the Universe, “I’m bored….” like some kids just out of school on summer vacation.  Well, the Universe heard me and provided me with plenty of drama quickly.  Yikes!  I worked my way out of it, gradually, and I’m now very careful not to make such pronouncement going forward!  I prefer peace than chaos in my world.

Can you accept the peace you are asking for?

But I see a lot of people who can’t accept such peace in their lives.  They simply don’t know how to cope with everything working for them.  So of course they self-sabotage themselves and their lives—so peace is the furthest thing from their doorstep and they can continue to complain to others about their world.  They may continue their spiritual pursuits or may give them up, since they don’t seem to be working for them.  Either way they may not fully understand why their lives remain chaotic.

Alas the laws of the universe work whether we believe in them or not.  What we send out, does indeed come back to us—sometimes in spades!  We do cause our own reality and forget the way the universal laws really work.  Then we remember them, (if we were ever taught them) and for a while life gets good again.  Christy in ‘Mom’  is still learning this lesson and doesn’t really understand or know how universal laws work, although she is seen repeating affirmations with her young son in the car.  I imagine she will demonstrate her progress in her life as the show continues.   The show, while a comedy, can also teach us a thing or two about our own dramatic lives.

Life is a journey and we often cause our own problems (most of the time we do).  We look to blame others –including our government, children, financial institutions, bosses, parents and spouses, among others for our problems.  We can learn from life and occasionally from TV shows and movies.  The Universe responds to you, your thoughts and your actions –it doesn’t judge or even guide you (that the job of the Divine).   So if you can’t cope with the peace, joy, success and contentment in large doses, you might be able to take in smaller baby step doses.  It’s okay.  Because taking one step at a time is the point of your life’s journey.

Where do you stand in life?  Have too much drama?  Or too much peace?  Let us know and share with others!

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Love and Peace,

Blake Cahoon, Spiritual Writer, Teacher & Channel
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Blake prefers peace to drama, success to failure and abundance to being poor.  With the angelic and master spiritual guidance from the Divine Guidance Team, she has forged a better life for herself and now seeks to help others in their quest for a better life and better understanding of this magnificent world.

How’s the Drama in Your Life?

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Maya bit me! But with reason….

Moves can be traumatic, especially to pets.  My cat bit me hard on the hand, enough to draw blood, when I was attempting to get her into a cat carrier—something she was terrified of doing.  But to transport her to our new home, in she had to go and she protested—a lot!  Including biting my hand!

Don’t worry she’s now doing fine –she isn’t prone to biting.  But she was a scared cornered animal with a fight or flight instinct and she was doing both that day.  It what she knew to do at the time of this horrible ordeal.    My hand became swollen—I put on antiseptic and bandaged it.  When it happened I was dead tired from the move and chasing my cat around our old basement and up the stairs.  The blood frightened me as much as the cat was frightened.  I started telling everyone who would listen about horribleness of it all.  Fortunately I have patient friends and family.  My work colleagues not so much.

When I started to write this column, I realized that I suddenly wanted attention for my injury.  I needed to have that “I’m so sorry it happened” verbal acknowledgement and sympathy from others.  I realized I was even over emphasizing the whole affair with my descriptive storytelling, which I did even in this article.  Why?  Well, probably because I was overtired.  But the subsequent storytelling as outlined in this blog is to prove a point.   I’m using my overly dramatized story as an example of how we often do over dramatize our lives.  Sometimes to our own distraction.

How many friends or family members or work colleagues who you know or know of, who love to tell dramatic tales about themselves and their life?  Of perhaps you are guilty of such dramatic behavior.

Is there something always BIG happening in your life?  Is a child always sick, getting hurt or has something terrible happening to them?  Even when they are in their twenties and thirties, and beyond?

What about your spouse?  Your partner, mate, parents, work mates, siblings, friends or yourself?  How are you portraying the people in your life to others?  How are you portraying yourself to others?

It’s OK to share personal antidotes and the occasional incident to others but if your life is a complete train wreck—you may want to look at it twice and ask why?  And how are you contributing to the wreck?

I know of at least two people that I have had dealings with who are guilty of falling into the severe category of which I’m speaking.  Frankly I prefer peace in my life, so I don’t deal much with people who are so far removed, which is why there are only two.

These peoples’ lives are always so chaotic and dramatic.  One announces it regularly on Facebook.    And while their life may indeed be a roller coaster ride to them, I personally wouldn’t recommend publishing publically on social media.  Because creditors, police and employers look at this now.  This individual gains a great deal of sympathy—which I feel is probably why they put it out there.

The other person insists their life is full of quiet boredom, but whenever I talk with them, if it’s not one thing, it’s another!  Frankly it’s exhausting talking to this person—which is why I don’t!

And if you are using the term – “If it’s not one thing, it’s another” more than three times in 1 week—you have drama in your life!

We all have some drama in our life—it’s what makes life interesting.  But real and relentless drama is for the stage not your life.

We all want to be validated, we all want to be recognized, realized, accepted and otherwise paid attention to.  We all want to matter.

But there are productive life-giving methods of accomplishing this and there are destructive, life-destroying ways of standing out and saying “Hey world—look at me!”

We see this type of behavior all the time in the celebrity world.  Lindsey Lohan is one of the current poster children for this type of ill-suited attention grabbing behavior along with Justin Bieber, of late. The Kardasians—Kim, Khloe and company have made a living of such behavior, as do Lady Gaga and half the sports community.  These people make their living being publicity hounds and whores.  Great examples of over dramatic living, most of which are made up to keep the publicity train going.

But chances are you don’t fall into their category of stardom and celebrity hood.  And do you really want to?

But there are many who do fall into this world, quite intentionally; although probably unconsciously and unaware of their stoking the fires to keep their lives dramatic.  How do you live your life?  In drama or in peace?

If you just said you haven’t seen peace in a long time—then watch out!  You could fall into the category of over dramatization!

Life is meant to be experienced with joy and not with grief.  An overly dramatized life is one typically of grief.  It certainly isn’t peaceful and it is within peace that you truly can find joy and happiness.  But not until you learn to—calm down!!

If you want to learn to be the person you truly were meant to be—then start by taking account of your day.  Start tracking your daily incidents of non-peaceful activities.  And yes, you can be a parent of children and still be at peace.   You do this with equal parenting—not having one parent do it all.  Ask for help when and where you need it.  Learn to receive as well as give.

Journal your activities when you can—track them for a week and then review them.  Was your life a hectic mess?  Are you exhausted at the end of the day?  Or are you grateful and appreciative of your day?

Can you compare yourself to a Kardasian or to Mother Theresa?  Your aim is for someplace in the middle of that.

There will be ups and downs in your life—this is normal.  But they shouldn’t be like a roller coaster ride at Six Flags.  Rather more like a gentle ride with gentle waves.

Life indeed is what you make it.  Our universal laws point that out, as well as simple human common sense.

Remember peace is preferable to drama.  We’ll look at more ways to achieve this more quality state of mind in future blogs.  In the meantime, try some deep breathing when life becomes too hectic.

With Light and Love Always,

Blake Cahoon & the Divine Guidance Team
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
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