Archive for December 22nd, 2010

Continued from December 21, 2010, “Martha’s guardian Angels, part 2”

As my sister, Martha, was telling me her story of trying to find a non-existent address on Bourbon St. in New Orleans and how her guardian Angels changed positions and interacted with her, I sat, eyes wide, totally dumbfounded. I did not know where to put my attention as I sat, being so riveted by her story and its implications. My sister had never told me that she had guardian Angels around her who she could sense and who interacted with her so intimately. My mind whirled with questions. Should I interrupt her telling of events by asking her these gazillion questions about when, how, why, and whence she came to know of her Angels? Should I expound on the implications of her Angels? Should I just shut up and listen, then pounce? I opted for the latter and her story unfolded naturally. After she had told it in her own style, I proceeded with my gentle but thorough probing of every aspect I could think of in regard to her guardian Angels. I present this information to you, dear Readers, so that you, too, can learn to sense and interact with your very own guardian Angels.

Martha told me that she has been aware of her four guardian Angels since around the third grade, at approximately 8 years of age. Her first memory of encountering them centered on a day like any other when she was walking to school. To reach the school, she had to cross a very busy, very congested, very wide street, which had no traffic light and, at that time, no crossing guard. In those days, children were expected to have the sense to be able to cross a busy street without hovering adult supervision and not get run over. Looking both ways, as she had been taught, Martha saw a car coming and thought, “I can go after this car passes”. For some unknown reason, though, she stepped out into the street in front of the car instead of after the car had passed. As she did so, the thought came, “Oh no! That car’s going to hit me!” She gave an internal scream and turned to face the car that was inevitably going to smash into her. In the next instant she somehow found herself back on the curb. She chastised herself internally for having been so stupid as to step out in front of that car, when she knew that she must leave the curb after the car had passed. She knew, furthermore, that she would be totally safe on the road after that particular car had passed. In the instant after this thought, she knew that something had helped her; had saved her from becoming road kill, because those cars flew like bats along that extremely busy street. That same day, coming home for lunch, she pretended that she was walking hand-in-hand with a friend. At this point, she became aware of a presence just her size, a child of about 8 years old, dressed in the clothing of a shepherd, like in the old Testament, but without the staff.

Her Angels were in attendance as she attended a party while she was in high school. As many of us, she had waaaaay too much to drink at the party and was really drunk. Her Angels put her into a closet, an ordinary closet with an ordinary doorknob, with no lock on the knob. People tried to get into the closet, but could not get in. The door wasn’t locked, but no one could get in, and, while she was still drunk, Martha could not get out. She slept in the closet all night, safe from what can befall an attractive, blonde, inebriated young woman. In the morning, she easily opened the door (remember, it wasn’t locked), exited the closet, and went home safely.

Since those days, Martha has taken her guardian Angels for granted. She reports that they are always around her—she “senses” them; “feels” their presence. She becomes aware of them only when she experiences what she describes as “close calls”, or periods of potential danger. During these times, they re-group or move in closer to her. Then, she frequently receives an impression of “pay attention!”, or “heads up!”, or “need to see”. In other words, she finds them to be non-intrusive unless something needs to be done to keep her safe. Keeping her safe evidently involves a two-step process. One, her Angels move in closer to her, providing a buffer between her and danger, sometimes making a driving wedge that pushes people out of her way; and two, they alert her to look sharp, be aware of her position, and take steps to remove herself from harm’s way.

Apropos this idea, she relates another story from a party she attended while she was in high school. As many of us, she had waaaaay too much to drink at the party and was really drunk. Her Angels put her into a closet, an ordinary closet with an ordinary doorknob, but no lock on the knob. People tried to get into the closet, but could not get in. The door wasn’t locked, but no one could get in, and, while she was still drunk, Martha could not get out. She slept in the closet all night, safe from what can befall an attractive, blonde, inebriated young woman. In the morning, she easily opened the door (remember, it wasn’t locked), exited the closet, and went home safely.

(Continued in “Martha’s guardian Angels, Part 4”)