Ending Overwhelm

Feb. 2, 2016

Hi Everyone,

What to do when one’s plate is heaped up and overflowing? What to do when there’s too much to do? What to do when overwhelm is one’s state of being?

Each day I hear from people for whom the last economic recession isn’t over.

Yes. I read and hear the same economic reports that all of you do. You know, those reports that say the unemployment rate is now under 5% and that inflation is low and how everything financial is just great.

That isn’t the story I hear from people who email or who have a coaching session with me.


I’m so concerned about the economic condition of working class people—that’s my tribe— and especially women—the sub group of my tribe—that I enrolled in a training about money.

My goal is to learn more than what I know now—more practical, useful-by-working-class-people-information—so that I can be more helpful and actually get to the root of the lack of money flow in an individual’s life.

Facing Reality

I didn’t realize that this training would be like getting my doctorate—lots and lots of study, homework and practice on top of the responsibilities I already have.

I feel overwhelmed. Really overwhelmed. Even though, I’ve only been in class for about a week, and I have new insights and solutions that, of course, I will tell you about, the feeling is one of overwhelm.

And, of course, there is only one thing to do: face the reality of what’s going on, admit to what one is feeling, go to the Angels of all of us, and then, listen very closely to what comes forth. And, of course, following through with the ideas, information, energy and support that is given is critical.

Angels of All of Us

Angels of all of us,

Wow! It is so great to know that you are here, that we are in your presence and that your purpose is to help, instruct, inform, nurture and protect us and all life.

We give thanks to Mother/Father God that you exist and work with us.

We give thanks that we know there is a Power for Good in the Universe and everyone can use it.

We give thanks that we finally understand the importance of recognizing both the female and male aspect of this Power for Good so that the Universe is in balance and in harmony.

We give thanks that we know we are part of Mother/Father God and part of all there is.

So today, we breathe into this Presence that is all around us and that flows in, as and through us. We breathe in the calming breath that tells us all is well and will continue to be so.

We honor our overwhelm because it is part of us and part of the Universe. We recognize it for what it is: a signal that there is letting go to do, organizing to do, and scheduling to do so that this newness can come into our life and do its good and perfect work.

We breathe in and breathe out. As we do so, we let in the knowing that we can do this new thing. We will simply do as we have done in the past: go step by step, piece by piece, bit by bit toward our goal.

We know that this newness that appears to be the cause of our overwhelm is part of the Divine plan for our life or it would never have appeared as one of our choices.

Therefore, we go forth knowing that we can handle all things, that Mother/Father God is for us, that the angels support and direct us. We go forth knowing that the goal is ours.

We reach it and celebrate victory.

And so it is.

In honor of my Christmas challenge:

You are perfect just the way you are, and I love you.

Rev. Barbara

Barbara S Lucas, PhD


I’ve already gotten a message: do a Burning Bowl Ceremony this weekend. Wow! You’d think I would have thought of that all by myself!

BarbaraSLucas.com and Ask the Angels Coaching

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Most Sundays find me at the Center for Spiritual Living West Georgia



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