You’re gonna make it after all.

Yesterday, my friend Laurel and I taught a daylong manifesting workshop. The space was filled with really incredible women and we ushered them through a process of letting go of their 2017 (at times with tears for how hard this year was for so many of us) and welcoming and visioning 2018.

Because I co-led with Laurel (who is an angel practitioner) we also held an angel circle. This means that Laurel embodies a tribe of angels – Josephus and the Wisdom Council – and they speak through her. As she spoke, I realized that I had never actually witnessed Laurel (or anyone else) channel. All of my sessions with her (and there have been many!) have been on the phone, so it was such a treat to see her do her work in person. With her eyes closed, she fielded questions from participants and offered wise advice and energy clearing for all of us.

Most importantly (and what I love most about circles of women) is that the personal is almost always the universal. A question from an individual is a question for the collective. There wasn’t anything that someone asked that didn’t somehow feel relatable to my own life…

This morning, still filled with all that good energy from yesterday, I went on a little hike. I was listening to music (on random shuffle) as I walked and decided to ask the angels for some guidance. “Okay angel friends! Can you have the next song that comes on be a special message from you to me?”

At first I didn’t recognize the song that came on, but I started listening to the words.

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

It started to sound familiar, something from my childhood… Could it be? Oh my goodness, it is! It’s from the Mary Tyler Moore show! I laughed. How in god’s name did this get on my phone??? And then I listened to the words.

How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you’re all alone
This was the PRECISE anxiety I woke up with. A little electric current of fear: “Oh my goodness, I just bought a car. Will I be able to make payments and rent? Will I be able to take care of my kids? Oh my god oh my god, can I pull of this single mom thing??”
Your are most likely to succeed
You have the looks and charms
And girl you know that’s all you need
All the men around adore you
That sexy look will do wonders for you
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have the town, why don’t you take it?
You might just make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all
So yeah, the part about the looks and charm and sexiness is a little outdated (ha!) but the sentiment was so good it made me smile. Love is all around, no need to waste it! You can have a town, why don’t you take it? You’re gonna make it after all!

I felt like cheering or doing that Mary Tyler Moore hat-in-the-air toss as she arrives at her apartment building. Whether it was in fact the angels speaking to me or not didn’t matter. I had gotten my message. The one I most needed to hear today.

Want to try it? Do a little meditation where you ask the angels/Spirit/God/your higher self/your intuition for a secret message. Then randomly play a song and listen to the words.

What is your secret message in song?


  1. Kathleen the Artist and Writer Harrigan
    Posted January 9, 2018 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    So Dear Andrea-

    Here is my sign- continuously from what I believe are my “parent” angels…..
    this song is called “Middle” from Jimmy Eats World…

    Hey, don’t write yourself off yet
    It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
    Just try your best…
    Try everything you can
    And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away

    It just takes some time
    Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
    Everything, everything will be just fine
    Everything, everything will be all right, all right

    Hey, you know they’re all the same
    You know you’re doing better on your own (On your own)
    So don’t buy in
    Live right now
    Yeah, just be yourself
    It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough (Good enough)
    For someone else

    –I think it was the angels that sent you the Mary Tyler Moore song…because as much as I try to deny my own signs…they just keep on coming especially when I need them and am ready to open my heart into what the universe has in store..

    Thank you for this post…and for continuing to be a courageous honest voice… hugs….


  2. Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    LOL That’s wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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