Angels and Abundance
Focus and the Angels Will Reward You in the New Year
By Patty Hollin



I believe in angels. I believe there is a power greater than us that guides and helps us in our time of need. I have a set of “angel cards” I often use at home. These cards look like a regular deck of cards, but they contain messages from the angels. I often take these cards and lay them out in front of me, asking the angels to guide me to the most appropriate card for the moment. I pick a card and take in the message the angels are giving me. I often get the “focus” card. This card states that I should “Think about what I want. Be clear on my needs; the angels will deliver them to me.”

Ahhhhh. Wise words indeed. But how exactly do we focus? How do we figure out what we want? I believe we must figure this out for ourselves (with help from our angels, whenever we need it). I believe we need a little self-introspection and time by ourselves. I have found some exercises that help me reach my subconscious, or God mind. This place always takes me to my highest good. Here are some exercises that will help you focus and get clarity on your life.

Exercise 1: Personal and Professional. Sit down in a quiet place. You should be by yourself, in a favorite room of your house. As you are sitting there, think of the personal goals you want to complete in 2005. Run them all through your mind, one by one.

Now, state each goal, (ask the angels for help if you like). As you think of these statements, start your request with “I will have.” This is a powerful statement, better than “I want” or even “I will.” “I will” and “I want” leave the goal “somewhere in the future,” instead of in the here and now. You could make such statements as: “I will have my family out of debt,” “I will travel to a foreign country,” “I will lose 20 pounds,” “I will read six books,” etc.

When you are finished with that exercise, clear your mind and meditate for a minute. Then, think about the professional goals you want to complete in 2005 (if you are a woman with a family, you can use your family goals in this category).

Now, think of every career goal you have for 2005. List all your professional goals in your mind. If you get stuck, take a break, and ask your angels for help.

Exercise 2: The Declaration. Pick one goal from your list that seems the most challenging. Make this goal your declaration. Give “pre-thanks” that you have this goal, even though you don’t physically have it yet. Write down your goal, exactly as you want it to happen. What does your goal look like to you when you finally achieve it? Is it in a nice location? Does it come to you easily?

Are you having fun while you are working toward your goal? Who are you are meeting while you are working toward your goal? Really think about what you want. Remember, your angels want to give you everything you desire. Get clear and let pure abundance enter your life.

Exercise 3: Affirmations. Do you have any negative thoughts clouding your mind, stopping the good from coming into your life? Remember, the angels want to give you what you desire, but can assist you more easily if your thoughts are positive and productive.

Clear your mind and think of any negative thoughts getting in the way of your goal. Then, turn the thoughts around to the positive. For instance, “I’m not good enough” can become “I am great and can accomplish anything.” “I’m not brave enough” can become “I am the most courageous person ever.” Be bold. And remember, if you feel any fear, Archangel Michael will help you with your efforts.

You are a brave soul, and the angels know it. With your angels as your guides, there is no telling how far you can reach. Use them in 2005, and exceed beyond your wildest dreams!

Patty Hollin is a spiritual teacher who speaks internationally about creative thought and self-improvement. She has developed the “Abundance Thoughts” seminar helping countless companies and individuals attain clarity and focus in their lives. Attend her one-day seminar, “Abundance Thoughts — Get Them and Move Forward with Your Life,” at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, near LAX, on January 15th, 2005. For more info, see or call (310) 478-6489.

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