I was raised Catholic and have vivid memories of being in the cathedral in Frederick, Maryland listening to a Latin mass, and feeling completely fascinated with the statues of angels and the Virgin Mary. I would stare at them with great focus, wanting to see them move. It never happened.
Of course I knew what angels were, because they had been coming to me ever since I can remember. They would arrive in a glow of light with wings, flowing robes, and beautiful smiling faces. I considered them to be my good friends. I still do.
So That’s What They Are!
It was not until I began Catechism classes through the Catholic church, that I had a term for them. The first time the nun who taught my class had us open the book to a color photo of the beings I knew as friends and identified them as angels, I felt a little “ah ha” inside. I smiled because I loved these beings so much and had tremendous trust in them.
Keeping it to Myself
As I got older it became clear, fast, that other people in my life did not see angels. When I was caught talking with them, people thought I was talking to myself. I would hear, “You have such an imagination.” While that is true, I was also talking with my angels.
I decided to keep this to myself after the few times I talked about my experiences with a friend or family member left me feeling unheard, or not believed. It was easier to just not talk about it.
Angels Were for Biblical Times
The idea that others might not believe angels even exist took me by surprise. Even other Catholics scoffed at the idea. They told me that angels were something from Biblical times, or that they were a symbol of something. This led to real confusion for me as I knew they were very real.
I did engage in conversation with these people once I was in my teen years. Often the person’s angels would be visibly surrounding them, glowing with love, even as this person was emphatically stating that angels don’t exist.
Saved by Angels
Stories of experiences where people are saved by an angel abound. I had an experience myself when I was 16. My parents were traveling in Europe, leaving me in charge of my 4 younger siblings. Dad had instructed me not to drive his truck. You know where this is going. Yep…I drove his truck.
To tell this story properly I must be completely honest with you. I drove Dad’s truck with my boyfriend and his brother in the cab with me, and all of my siblings in the open bed of the truck. I was driving twisting dirt roads, following a friend. Because I did not know where we were going and did not want to get left out, I sped up.
We came to a sharp curve left. I felt the truck sliding in the dirt to the right. Then the front and back wheels of the right side of the truck went off the road. There was a 50 foot drop below. I remember thinking, “Oh my God. I just killed all of my siblings.”
There is no scientific explanation for what happened. Instead of the truck tipping to the right and sending all of us down that drop, suddenly we were back on the road again. I turned the wheel to the left and we rocketed up a dirt road, coming to a sudden stop against a boulder.
Thank you, Angels
This was over 40 years ago and my heart still races as I recall this event. I sat in the truck, shaking and crying. In my head I was saying, “Thank you, angels. Thank you, God”. I said it over and over. Our collective angels; mine, my boyfriend’s, his brother’s, my siblings’, lifted that truck and put us back on the road. This really happened.
Most people either have a story of their own, or know something who does. This was not some isolated incident. When it is our time, its our time. But when it is not, our angels are there to help us get back on track.
The Proof You Want
All of the talking in the world will not convince a person who needs to experience it for themselves. Being a skeptic, I understand that. Here is one way you can get some proof. This technique is about feeling your angel’s presence.
In a quiet place, close your eyes. Breathe slowly in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Keep yourself calm. Out loud, ask you Guardian Angel to touch your left shoulder. Then put your focus on that part of your body. You will feel your angel’s touch as either goosebumps, tingling, cold, or warmth. If you do not feel it the first time, practice this until you do.
I Hear You Skeptics!
This exercise is not meant to provide you with the ultimate proof that angels exist. It is a starting point. When you are ready to accept that you are feeling the touch of your angel…you will. If you are afraid, or scoffing inside at the whole experience, then you will need to practice more.
I can help you learn how to see, hear, feel and connect with your angels. If this feels like something you are ready for, check out my Meet Your Angelic Guides reading.
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