Author: Carolan Dickinson

December 9th through December 15th, Sweet Surrender

Hi Everyone, Archangel Michael and “Remember Who You Are” continues this week but in a different way. Archangel Michael is about courage, strength, and commitment. Right about now you are probably wondering what in the heck that has to do with surrender? Everything, because it’s all about surrender. We can be committed, have courage and strength, but also do it in a way that surrenders to the experience and also Spirit. It’s a delicate balancing act between doing what we need to do and then allowing spirit to move in the unseen or unknown spaces. It could be the uncertainty of something your working on or envisioning has not manifested yet, and you’re wondering if you’re on the right track or if you’ve strayed. How can you tell? Trust what your feeling and know that divine timing always plays a crucial role. I sense that this week, it will be important (and the rest of the month) to not swim against the tide. That doesn’t mean not to engage, it just means that when the outcome …

December 2nd through December 8th, Remember Who You Are

Hi Everyone, This week the Archangels would like us to focus on our own understanding of self; who we are. Archangel Michael will be with us this entire month to help us focus on releasing any old messages we may have received about who we are. That old saying of “sticks and stones” comes to mind. However, words have power until we don’t allow it anymore. I think all of us would like the people closest to us to be loving, kind, and support us. Being realistic, it doesn’t always work that way, so we need to be our own advocate and not allow the well-meaning or even well-intended opinions (and not so well-intended) of others to be our guiding light. Let this be the month that your own inner light will guide and any naysayers or people that make you feel less than are released and dissolved. Most importantly, Archangel Michael would like us to know that we are loved beyond measure as divine creations. That also means that everyone else is, even those …

November 25th through December 1st, With a grateful heart

Hi Everyone, Happy Thanksgiving. This week the Archangels would like us to focus on being grateful in the spirit of which it was intended. As I sat down to write this blog, a song we used to sing in the church started playing in my head (you know the ones that come with spiritual headphones). The words to that song are “give thanks with a grateful heart.” I think that sometimes we find ourselves going through the motions and maybe saying the words but are not really feeling them. The advice from the angels is to connect to gratitude in a way that means something to you. And, in a way that is not just an acknowledgment.  There are times when we do “fake it til we make it” and that is also appropriate. I believe that If we can manage that part, then we are can also take the next step of trust and belief. Maybe instead of “faking it,” we can be preemptive with our gratitude by being grateful for those things that …

November 18th through November 24th, The Human Connection

Hi Everyone, This week the Archangels would like us to focus on an appreciation for being human. Most of us juggle a lot of things like jobs, family, personal goals, health, and manifesting that we forget to just be a human being. Please note that I mention being instead of doing. We can get so caught up in “doing it right and perfectly” that we can overlook the seemingly smaller stuff, such as how does this make me feel, and is it right for me? Being authentic also means being vulnerable and allowing all of our humanness to shine. That same vulnerability is also the thing that can connect us to each other even when we can appear to have absolutely nothing in common.  I’m feeling a bit more self-reflective than usual, but then again, I just remembered that we are still in Mercury in Retrograde. For those of you that don’t know, I am a graduate counseling student, and we just completed our second Residency. I greatly appreciated the willingness of my classmates to be …

November 11th through November 17th, Remembrance

Hi  Everyone, Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all active-duty military, veterans and their families. I can tell you that being of service in the military is not without sacrifice. Most veterans will tell you that they didn’t even think about the sacrifice and that they only wanted to serve. For each one of them, there is a specific reason why they joined. All of those different reasons and perspectives came together for the common good. They protected the rights and freedoms of the people they served in this country and others. Today is not a day to judge right or wrong or to argue about the political aspects of campaigns. Today is a day to honor them and remember how they all served us, some with the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you. This week the Archangels are asking us to focus on remembrance or being grateful. Most of us have people in our lives who have touched us in some way. Some of them may not even know how deeply they have impacted our lives …

November 4th through November 10th, Angel Therapy and Healing

Hi Everyone, We welcome November with the support of Archangel Raphael and Dolphin. The theme for the month is Angel Therapy and healing. Healing is defined by whatever your understanding of that is and how it is expressed in your life. Now is the time to let go and release any past hurts with relationships or experiences which can be completely healed. When you release and heal, you are making more room for the good stuff, such as intuition, guidance, joy, and love. Along with what we know about healing in the physical world, we also have access to higher messages of healing through our spiritual connection, intuition, and spiritual teams. In Buddhism, there is an ancient river of teaching called parampara. Through our spiritual connection, we have access to that river. The river that flows is a constant connection, and there is no separation between the physical and the spiritual. Within that ancient river lies the wisdom of all the teachers that have gone before. We all have equal access to that knowledge. For …

October 28th through November 3rd, Self-Reflection and Understanding

Hi Everyone, This week the Archangels would like us to focus on self-reflection. This message came to me after having a discussion with some friends about the blessings of doing our spiritual work. During our conversation, we talked about how our lives have changed in the process. We all have felt that we have been more connected to spirit and in turn, have been blessed with the joy and understanding that came with it. There are lessons that we all experience in life and some of them may not be pleasant. However, through all of them we learn, grow, and develop that deeper understanding that comes from a place of growth and lessons learned. We then create meaning and then embody that understanding from that self-reflection. This week on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st, we officially enter Mercury in Retrograde and will be there through November 20th. Retrogrades are always a great time to do some self-reflection and evaluation. This retrograde will be gentler than those of the recent past and be very significant to personal …

October 21st through October 27th, Newness and Perspectives

Hi Everyone, This week the Archangels would like us to be aware that we are beginning a new cycle. This new cycle is one that comes from the internal work and healing that we have accomplished over the last several months. Now, there is a newness in possibilities and our perspectives. What we believe is possible is possible. There are times when we are stretched past old or limiting beliefs so that we can see the true, unlimited potential in our lives. This is a time for expansion, courageous stepping out, and being grounded in the truth. Now is the time to embrace this newness with an assuredness of having met the challenges to get there. In other words, you already are everything you need to be or have what you want in your life. That doesn’t mean that you don’t need to take the real world 101 steps to get there. It just means that you have everything at your fingertips to create what you want and be in alignment with your own soul. …

October 14th through October 20th, Enchantment and Grandmother Moon

Hi Everyone, This week the angels would like us to focus on enchantment; interesting concept, right? According to Webster’s Dictionary, enchantment is a feeling of great pleasure or delight. And, the state of being under a spell as in a world of mystery and enchantment. Enchantment is expressed as the acknowledgment of the unseen. It is those things that bring us joy and are often hidden from view. Sometimes we can’t name it or quantify it, but we know nonetheless that it is there. For example, the love of our Creator and the spiritual presence of our team and those that have passed. That knowledge is miraculous and indeed feels like enchantment to me. For us in the physical world, this means that enchantment can be expressed in abundance and opportunities. Trust what is unfolding in your life this week. There is an important healing aspect that is already in motion. This particular healing is about softly and gently releasing any old patterns. Archangel Michael is helping us this week by releasing anything that no …

October 7th through October 14th, Peace and Self-Reflection

Hi Everyone, I’m so excited that fall is here! For us here in the desert, it means coming out of hibernation to be able to enjoy the beauty around us. This week the angels would like us to focus on internal stillness and peace. Sometimes we all get so busy that we forget to just appreciate the day and those moments when things don’t feel so hectic. This is a time when we can take a moment to have a cup of tea or coffee on the front porch and breathe in the fresh air. In those moments of peace, what do you create? Can you just sit and embody those moments, or do you feel the need to create a busy mind to fill up space? As a society, we are geared toward doing, being, or creating something. Instead of doing all of that this week, can you allow the space to be empty?  When I’m able to access the stillness (practice instead of perfection), my spiritual connection is revealed to me in a variety …