For many years I experienced ‘coincidence or fate’ that often worked to my benefit but I didn’t think about it much. It was just part of life and the incidents often renewed my optimistic belief that things always work out in the end.
I read many articles and was brought up in a Catholic environment. Guardian Angels were not a novel concept to me – but mostly I ignored the signs when I was younger.
Then one day it was glaring and obvious that Guardian Angels existed. There are many religions that don’t believe in Guardian Angels, but I can connect my own personal Guardian Angel to the Holy Spirit.
I began playing with the idea of a story about losing faith due to circumstances. Seraphim became not only a story idea but a personal discovery for myself as well. My own journey is filled with strife/stress and even disasters – but with my Guardian Angel’s help, I can see hope and maintain my optimism as well.
I was brought up a Christian. Mostly I didn’t really ‘connect’ when I was young. I saw no reason to question the truth as I couldn’t imagine my parents would lie. I feel that way to this day. There was no meanness or harsh punishment for me in my childhood. I sometimes imagined, which is my way as a writer. Now I remember – I would see Joseph and Mary going to Bethlehem in the night sparkling snowbanks from pictures on Christmas cards. I believed and that is the only way I can recall His presence.
As I grew older hardships and disasters came my way. The first time I was aware and connected it was a song. After an incident that placed me in a situation by pure luck (I thought it was luck) I heard a song – ‘I believe there are angels among us’. I felt a presence – literally. I realized something had helped prevent a disaster. My Guardian Angel had placed me in safety.
When the worse possible hardship happened, I again felt a presence. A song – ‘There has to be a morning after, if I can make it through the night.’ was my sign. At this time I looked for it. I needed it and it gave me peace and helped me continue to function.
He is there if you look for it, but in everyday living we ignore and don’t feel it. Take time to look and feel. It will be there. Open your mind.
As it’s nearly Christmas and I needed a break – I decided to make some tree-top angels for Christmas.