Friday, October 20, 2006

A friend of mine in Hawai’i was relating a story to me about how her boyfriend came up behind her and said “I’ve got your back.” We both thought it was such a sweet thing to say. Then about a week later I saw some t-shirts with the same words. I wondered if this was some new slang phrase that was circulating, and because it had come to my attention again, I knew it was a message for me. Before I “googled” it, I thought about what it meant. For me, “I’ve got your back” denotes a sense of protectiveness. A sense of the person saying “go ahead, I’ll watch out for you.”

“Googling” led me to discover that this is the title of a book on corporate strategy using a tennis model, the name of a movie honouring the men and women in the U.S. military and phrase used by pilots in the last world war.

I then discovered an ‘Urban Dictionary’ (fascinating!), which gave me this definition: “An expression assuring someone that you are watching out for them. Comes from making sure you are safe by watching what's behind you when you're busy looking ahead.”

I immediately saw this as something Infinite Intelligence is continually saying to us! We humans have a tendency to look backwards – reviewing, analyzing, re-playing the incidents in our past. Because of this, there seems to be an element of fear in moving forward.

If we were to accept “I’ve got your back” as a Universal Truth … we would march more confidently into our future. There wouldn’t be anything to be afraid of.

Stop for a moment and close your eyes. Imagine The Voice Within saying “I’ve got your back.” How does that feel? I have a feeling of empowerment, my courage gets stronger. I can let go of fear. I can continue to move into my Vision because there is That Within Me that has my back.

AND – because I know God has mine, I can say this to you--- “I’ve got your back!”

Blessings, Rev. Angelica


I know there is only One – one infinitely intelligent Mind/one unconditionally loving Heart. This is the Heart and Mind of The Divine. This is the one great Principle that is working in, through and as us at all times, in all ways.

I now step into my life more fully, knowing I am guided and nurtured by my conscious awareness of The One. It is living my life through and as me, honouring my choices. I choose to know I have nothing to fear. The Divine has my back. I am safe. I move into a greater vision of my life with ease, knowing all I have been and done, all I am now, and all I will be, is an expression of Spirit. Totally relying on Spirit means I can make no mistakes. I can only step into the fullness of my life, being authentic and whole.

In every area of my life, Spirit has my back - in my health, my wealth, my creativity and my relationships. I move forward with ease, expressing my whole Self.

Gratefully I release these words, feeling the liberation from fear. I am safe in the heart of The Divine. And so it is.