Lisa Love (formerly Lisa Ahkeahbo)
Equilibrium Energy + Education – Chicago, IL, Dec. 8, 2018
by Theresa Puskar
“Invoke, connect, communicate and be guided by each archangel.”
— Workshop description
Have you ever felt guilty for not connecting more with your spiritual supporters on the other side? And then, you realize that your guilt is ridiculous and that you are projecting all over your guides. They are not sitting around somewhere, angry with you for neglecting them. They are there when we need them and answer when we call (and at times, even when we don’t!)
I was feeling pangs of guilt at the opening of Lisa Love’s workshop on Invoking the Archangels this past Saturday, December 8, at Equilibrium Energy and Education. To begin, she asked each of us where we were on our spiritual journeys in relation to the angels. I cowered as I confessed that I’ve spent the last several years focusing on spiritual masters more than my angel team. Of course, Lisa eased my embarrassment with a joke and encouraged us all to be comfortable with ourselves wherever we were on our spiritual journeys.
Lisa’s passion for her work with the archangels is clear and her journey to discovering them was fascinating! She grew up practicing Catholicism and was always drawn to archangel artwork. While she had an affinity for angels, she didn’t actually start consciously working with them until 2004. At that time, she had an experience while receiving a Reiki treatment. While in total darkness, as she started to fall asleep, she saw the most beautiful blue ray appear. She didn’t know what to make of it, and then heard, “I am Michael.” She then began to study Reiki, and eventually, realized that the voice she heard was that of Archangel Michael. Both Michael and Metatron are the archangels with whom Lisa has the deepest connections.
Lisa shared a great deal of interesting information about the angelic realm and took us through several profound processes. She described how angelic beings are generalists. They are not a specific color or gender. We may experience them as a certain gender, for example, because that may have been what we needed at that time. She encouraged us to be open and honor our own connections and experiences and cautioned us against getting stuck on how others “teach” the angelic realm. She further explained that as ascended beings, they are a form of energy. There are four crystals that most potently hold that energy: Selenite, Celestite, Angelite and Seraphinite. She explained that just as we are ascending (as we assist Gaia to ascend) from the third dimension to the fifth dimension, the angelic realm is also ascending. Thus, they are changing and growing along with us.
She took us through three insightful and energizing meditations, in which we connected with the nine archangels. We focused on the nine corresponding chakras, and as we did, she sprayed us with the most delightful scents. In the past, I’ve often had trouble smelling things, so I felt particularly grateful that I was able to fully experience each wonderful scent. Once we welcomed the angels who were present in our psyches, we opened ourselves to receiving messages.
To be honest, I’m a little timid about sharing the messages I received, but I believe that because I attended the event with the intention to write this article, they were also meant for you. The first was regarding the issues I have been having with aging. I have been struggling with hot flashes for a couple of years. At times, I have feared them (having heard rumors of how the heat can ultimately manifest adverse effects in the body over time). Listen up, wise and wondrous crones, “Fear not aging. While you are aging, you are not growing old. In fact, with the physical, spiritual and emotional healing you have been doing, you are freer and more youthful than you have ever been before. Enjoy. The joy within you is expanding and eternal.”
Then as I was clearing my chakras, I noted that there was very little residue within them. In the past, I have always seen my chakras as being muddy and dark, and this time I noted that they were quite clean and vibrant. I was shocked and delighted as the message I received around that realization was, “You are pure spirit and you are starting to remember that. No need to clear darkness from your chakras. That darkness only lurked in your perception—it was never real.”
I received another message when I focused on my heart chakra. To backtrack a moment, a couple of months ago I attended a workshop at the Flowering Heart Center and the guru, Atma Nambi, gave me the name, Nanda. In Sanskrit, Nanda means “joy.” In Lisa’s angel meditation, the message I received was that I am experiencing great joy and that there is capacity for ever greater joy in my life. If, like me, you are single, you may have also had concerns around giving up your independence, or you may have feared you might repeat the same relationship mistakes again with another partner. You may have found yourself content on your own, convinced that a new love would only complicate your life. The message that I was given was, “You will experience that greater joy by allowing more love into your life. Fear not—you are ready and love will not bring heaviness. It will bring more joy. Just wait!”
“Do not fear shining your light. Do not fear arrogance. There is no ego in celebrating your divinity and your connection to joy. Trust in the purity of your commitment and connection.” This was the final message I received as we invited another archangel into our crown chakra. It was in response to my concerns, as I grapple with all of the wonderful, synchronistic miracles that have happened in my life this past year. Lisa reminded us that during this past year, we were shown duality—in both ourselves and in others (our ego-self versus higher-self.) Boundary issues have also been huge and will be again next year. During this upcoming year of 2019, we should focus on self-mastery. She encouraged us to shine brightly wherever we are, and ended the workshop with the compelling message, “You deserve to experience the best life has to offer. You need to step into your own power and light, not only for yourselves but for the universe as well. Allow yourself to shine brightly, more so than ever before.”
Theresa Puskar is an author, performer, speaker, minister and motivational audiobook producer. With over 25 years of experience in media and communications, she has worn many hats in the industry. She is the author of the “Terri” children’s book series, which focuses on a variety of emotional and social development issues for children, ages 5 to 9. She is also an actress and director and recently received a 4-star review by New York critic, Alex Miller, for her autobiographical travelogue, Causeless Joy (formerly titled Beauty, Bollywood and Beyond) and looks forward to performing it in Los Angeles in January, and throughout Chicagoland in the year to come. A powerful inspirational speaker and transition leader, Theresa edu-tains her audiences, by touching hearts and minds in a way that is engaging, joyful and life-affirming. For more information, visit her website at www.TheresaPuskar.com.