I had been in an emotional pressure cooker for two years. It began with my mother hovering between life and death after suffering a stroke and a heart attack just a few minutes apart. My husband, our 3-year-old son, and I traveled halfway across the country to be with her and help my family. While my father, an officer on a Military Sea Transport ship, was on his way home from half-way around the world, I did my best to maintain their household, which included my rebellious teen-age sister.
After many days of uncertainty, my mother began to rally, and we knew she would live. During this time, the last of the fragile threads that had been holding my marriage together snapped and my husband left my son and me, going back alone to our home and his job. When my mother was released from the hospital, my father left me in charge of her and my sister in exchange for a place to stay, and he returned to his ship.
A year later, I was grateful to have helped my mother experience a miraculous, complete recovery, and I had somehow caused my sister to remain in school and graduate, allaying my father’s fear that she would quit. Oh yes, and during this time I obtained a divorce, with some difficulty.
Now my son and I were living in an apartment near my mother’s house. I was working at night in order to be with my son during the day and was attempting to help him deal with the grief of missing his father, who had decided, against my wishes, that it would be best not to communicate with our son. I felt a great deal of stress and anxiety over this, and anger towards my husband as well.
At last, a ray of hope appeared. I found the training in metaphysics I had been seeking and was learning about guardian angels. It was comforting to know they were helping me navigate this difficult time in my life.
One More Thing
Something new was about to confront me, however, adding to my challenges. I had been a smoker for about 15 years and became aware of a thought in the back of my mind that it would be good if I quit. I managed to ignore this thought for a few weeks, but it persisted.
Finally it occurred to me that this might not be my thought. In meditation one day, I asked my angels if, indeed, they were suggesting I quit smoking. The answer was, “Yes.”
“Well,” I huffed, “I can’t do that. I have too much to contend with now, never mind quitting smoking.”
It was several weeks later that the subject arose again in meditation. This time I asked how it would benefit me to quit. The answer was that it would clear my vibration and strengthen my psychic awareness. That sounded good to me, but I had a condition.
I said, “You’ll have to help me. The process will have to be easy and painless because I can’t take any more pressure right now.” The answer was, “We will help you.”
I forgot all about quitting, and three months later I had smoked my last cigarette. I have never wanted another one, and that was 40 years ago.
The process of quitting unfolded effortlessly as I became aware of thoughts about my smoking. The reason for smoking eventually came to me. For me, it was insecurity. I found it difficult to sit down and relax. I thought I had to be busy every minute of every day, so smoking became something to do while I took a break. And it was a social ice-breaker.
As I worked out these issues, cigarettes began to taste worse and worse until one day I threw them away. I did not remember the conversation between my angels and me which started that journey until years later.
And that’s the thanks my angels got for helping me quit smoking. It’s a good thing they don’t require adulation. I’d be in a world of trouble, obtuse as I can be sometimes.
Your Angels Are Always There
Everyone has experienced the presence of a higher power at some time in their life. Sudden inspiration, an accident narrowly missed, a feeling of peace in the midst of chaos are typical experiences.
Whatever your name for this presence, it is always with you. Each of us brings a team of spiritual helpers with us when we are born. Their job is to help us live our purpose. They never tell us what to do; they wait until we ask for their assistance.
Prayer and meditation are two ways in which we communicate with our spiritual helpers. Today there are books about guardian angels. People discuss angels openly in the media. Back in the day when I was on the lecture circuit, I didn’t talk about guardian angels when I appeared in the media. Most people weren’t ready to talk about them.
No matter who you are or what you are going through, you have spiritual experts with you at all times who are waiting for you to ask for their help. If you want to connect more deeply with your guardian angels, take advantage of the resources you can find at your local book store or on the Internet. You’ll be glad you did.
I could go on and on, but this post is already a long one. I will share more about spiritual help in my next post. Meanwhile, you may want to start a deeper relationship with your guardian angels today.
Live your purpose every day.
- The Angel’s Whisper (sparklemezen.wordpress.com)