If you've read my memoir, A Charmed Journey, you may have come to the understanding that sharing my life's journey lies within offering personal stories and spiritual messages when observing the "Extraordinary" in action. Expressing my thoughts about living a spiritually driven life is the catalyst that fuels my soul whether it be communicated in paperback, ebook, video or a post in a social media newsfeed. And yeah…I get it! I know my stories may seem a little “out there” for some, and that's okay! We do what we do to understand the depths of who we are as spiritual beings having a human experience. Life is about growing, sharing, caring and evolving and that is why we need each other--- in relationship(s). The path of seeking consciousness remains in the journey inward; but be mindful that your greatest teacher may be represented in the behavior reflected from others, so that YOU can recognize and fully embody the gift of Presence in each moment.
Excerpts from: A Charmed Journey: An Inspired Guide to Personal Transformation“
I didn’t grow up as a bible thumper, but I did grow up Catholic, going to church school on Wednesday’s and mass on Sundays. My mother would come into my room, bright and early Sunday mornings, get me out of bed and help me get ready. I would moan and groan about having to go, sometimes threatening to wear my pajamas; but my mom didn’t care. Her response was: “God doesn’t care what you look like, just as long as you show up.”
As I was sitting behind a couple of women at church, I was admiring the holiday decor and noticed the beautiful angel glorifying the top of the Christmas tree. Feeling a bit taken back by the essence of merriment that filled the air, a slew of emotions began to satiate my mind as I thought, “I wish my mom were here. She would really love it.”
Within seconds, the woman in front of me stood up and began taking off her coat. She leaned towards her friend and says, “Sometimes it’s more important to just BE HERE. I thought about wearing my pajamas this morning.” (chuckle chuckle)
Overhearing this comment made me laugh because it reminded me of what I used to say to my mother when I was 8 years old-- especially when I was busy hiding under the warm covers and adamant about defying her instructions. .
This particular conversation between two people whom I didn't know, not only put a gigantic smile on my face, but also served as spiritual messengers in reminding me that love never dies---it only transforms. And although our loved ones (two-legged and/or four) are no longer at our side, their spirit is eternal--and often enhanced with a sense of humor.
So as you move throughout your daily life.....
The holiday season has the tendency to stir up emotions such as grief, loneliness, and sadness stemming from a devastating loss. Be with it. Cry. Be upset. Allow yourself to experience the emotion that desires to be expressed. This is the path to healing. Situations present "itself" so you can heal yourself--and to give YOU the gift and opportunity to choose Grace.
When using your "eyes to see and ears to hear," the sacred signs of hope are omnipresent and represented in an array of forms: physical and non-physical, human and non-human. And if you shall wonder if your life is being held in the arms of Unconditional Love; stop what you’re doing, close your eyes and breathe deeply. For it is within the silence of the mind that eternal wisdom and guidance will reveal itself to you, and your path becomes clear as the warmth of Goodness fills your heart with JOY.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas,
When you deliberately ask for a “little or a lot” of help from Grace, you’re creating space in your life for the Miraculous to appear. Based upon my extraordinary experiences, when choosing to invite acts of the Divine to orchestrate possibilities beyond your level of thinking, you will be required to suspend all feelings of fear, doubt and disbelief.
There isn’t a specific way to ask for Divine guidance. It’s an intimate conversation between you and God that begins within the truth of your heart and manifests itself into tangible evidence—and all in Divine timing. You will also be required to give up the desire to control external circumstances and be willing to discipline yourself to witness Grace in motion.
Regardless if your personal preference for calling upon Spiritual assistance is elicited from: God, archangels, guardian angels, spirit guides, or loved ones from the other side, trust the source of healing energy that’s bestowed upon you is a gift from God. NO THING or NO ONE is excluded from Divine healing and guidance, ever, as all forms of creation are significantly held within the arms of which it was created.
Years ago, I had a blue Persian cat named Essa. (Stories about her are also in my book.) She was quite the lady. She was mostly blind and deaf, but loved being pampered; and she was in my life to teach me numerous lessons.
Anyway, this story took place over Christmas break. My brother spent the holiday at my house, but when he left to return home, apparently, Essa darted out the door without him noticing.
When I came home later that afternoon, Essa was no where to be found. I didn’t have much time to look for her as I was on my lunch break but figured she’d be back that evening because she’d be hungry.
Well…that didn’t happen. And after 3 days of looking for her day and night, scouring the streets for her whereabouts I surrendered to the fact that she wasn’t coming home.
As I often do, when I find myself stumbling through life seeking answers during times of uncertainly, I sit down and get silent. I know myself well enough to know that I seldom receive solutions to my dilemmas when I work my brain into a frenzy of rational thinking. I allow Wisdom to arise through me as I immerse myself in the feeling of gratitude and surrender to, “Thy will be done,” —-and I follow the instructions that I’m being given as well as utilizing common sense.
It was 9pm, and in my last attempt to find her…I decided to do this:
Create a “Lost” flyer to paste on the community mailboxes. And while I was busy designing the sign, I remembered I’d read somewhere that if you call upon “the angels” and more specifically, Archangel Raphael (God’s healing messenger for healing and animals) well, anything can happen.
Hey! At this point, I had nothing to lose, so asked for Divine help in bringing Essa home. I focused my attention to be open for anything but expect nothing.
So after creating my black and white flyer, and with duct tape in hand to make darn sure "my sign" was going to securely stick to the metal mailboxes, I opened the door, took one step, and here comes Essa, nonchalantly walking in like nothing ever happened.
My response: Speechless. Dumbfounded. Awe-mazement...as I spoke many words of gratitude for bringing Essa home safely.
Angels amongst us….
“You’ll see it when you believe it” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
End of story….
** IN-Spirit-ational Story**
While I was on my walk this morning, the thought occurred to ask permission from a dear friend if it was okay with her if I shared her story on my FB page in a public forum. And her response, verbatim, “Absolutely ok with me!!!! I know how difficult this journey is so if it helps someone else…that is a gift that I can share.”
So my intention is that this experience may offer a sense of peace and solitude for those who may need healing and hope … along with the understanding that it may also “ruffle a few tail-feathers” and challenge particular belief systems. Either way, I trust in Divine timing and know that NO ONE is ever alone on this journey. With respect, Angela
**names have been changed
A few months ago, *Mary’s 30 year old son suddenly passed away, in which, led her into my office for additional insight on death and transformation. Mary also wanted to know if her son was “ok” and mentioned that she would be traveling to spread his ashes over this past weekend (didn’t tell me where) and wanted to know if he would give her a sign that he was present. And my response was, “Yes. You will see a starfish with 3 rhinestones. He wants you to know that he is happy, healthy and is surrounded by Unconditional Love. All is well.” Moments later, she left my office …..
The following day she sent me this picture and message via text…..(photo available on my Facebook page)
“A beautiful day. *Michael was here as we celebrated. Within minutes of stepping off the plane I spotted the starfish!!!! As you said! Three rhinestones. We shared, cried and laughed. Michael is happy. Michael is home. You have helped me so much.”
Love never dies; it only transforms. Everyone, whether you are aware of it or not, is on a path to discover who you are at the core of your Being. Trust in the process and connect to the Source from which you were created. YOU are a Divine creation and the power to change your life is only a breath away….