When I was a little girl, I used to hear angels call my name at twilight, or right when I was about to go to sleep. How do I know these were angels and not ghosts? The only thing I can say is because of the way they made me feel. The tone of their voices was always so warm & accepting—transcendentally kind. Yet even to this day I'm not quite sure why I heard them. Perhaps it's because children are not very far from the sacred source where we all come from, so my ears were still attuned? And something about their tone always sounded like an invitation. Not because they wanted anything from me—it was more like a sweet reminder that the sacred is always near.
But when I turned 15, I actually I heard an angel call out a stern warning. I was cantering my horse up a hill, and clear as a bell, I heard an adult male's voice say, "Your horse is going to spook at that pony at the top of the hill." The voice was very matter of fact, not at all emotional, giving me the impression that it was entirely up to me to respond to the information provided (free will!). Nevertheless, I simply shook my head, wondering if I'd imagined it, and then thought, "How illogical! I gallop my horse on this trail all the time—I'll just tighten up the reins."
Can you guess how this story ended? When I woke up from the accident I was in the hospital after a period of slipping in & out of a coma. Yes, my horse spooked at that pony and ran straight into a tree, where a thick branch hit me square in the head. Apparently I'd ducked, because the doctor later told me that if the branch had hit me one inch lower, I'd be dead.
Let me tell you—never again in my lifetime have I ignored that angel's voice! It was a huge lesson for me. And particularly when I became a mother and started taking my twin toddlers to playgrounds, I always listened to that cautionary voice that said things like "Look up! There's a man parked in a truck nearby who doesn't belong here." (Yes, this has happened to me more times than I can count). Yet usually these words were warnings or hints of a person's good or bad character—I've never just hung out & chatted with "angels" (at least to my knowledge!).
Until last night. Just as I was about to fall asleep, a sweet blond woman's face appeared very clearly to me. And she said, "I know this sounds strange, but look for those who cast no shadows." And then she smiled and disappeared . . .
I sat up in bed, a bit startled. This wasn't a warning, like usual—it was more like a gentle insight or instruction. And what she said made total sense. If angels really are among us unawares, dressed as seemingly ordinary people, then perhaps you can spot them if they cast no shadows.
I couldn't help but smile at the thought, and the whole incident made me want to start looking! But why had she given me this tidbit of information? Was she inviting me to notice angels more? Since she didn't appear with a halo, wings or a harp, would you be tempted to call an entity like that an angel—or perhaps a ghost?
Well it's no secret my house is haunted (see my October posts on ghosts!). So I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter—as well as any stories you might have of angels or otherworldly creatures. How do you tell them apart? Do you go by sight or feel, or something else? Feel free to comment below & share your insights. And as you go forth with your day, may your every step be blessed : )