Questions people ask me about guidance, prayer, angels, ‘the Universe’ and the supportive, loving wholeness of God
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How do I know if what I am feeling is really guidance? Maybe it’s my imagination.
Rather than dwell on where guidance comes from, seek to deepen your connection with this Divine source – and to ask for more guidance. As you practice asking, through prayer or strong focused inner questions, and learning to notice and trust the guidance that comes, you will come to a place where you know exactly where guidance comes from.
Divine guidance comes in many forms: dreams, meaningful song lyrics, inner hunches, strong mental images. you may receive guidance through physical symptoms or sense impressions in your body. You may find pennies (or other coins) from heaven. You may find playing cards, as I do – and one of my sister’s friends does.
There are two things you can count on from Divine guidance:
- Divine guidance is always positive, loving and generous. The same is true of guidance from your higher self, your angels or from God – guidance from all of these places is from the same source: love.
- It leads you toward kindness – not harm. Divine guidance will never lead you to harm yourself or harm others. The angels will never tell you to hurt anyone or do damage to anything – including yourself.
I have prayed and prayed for money and things are desperate over here. But nothing is happening. My angels don’t love me at all. Everything you write is a lie.
I’m so sorry you are having money trouble. I’ve been there and I know how challenging it can be. While it’s okay to ask the angels for financial help – it may help to shift your expectation of what a response to that prayer might look like – because when you ask for help with a financial situation, the response may not show up as cash.
For example, when I asked my angels for help getting a new refrigerator, they didn’t send money – they inspired a family member to give us a refrigerator!
When I needed office-appropriate clothes for a new job, I found a bag of brand new ladies’ suits (and shoes) on my doorstep – and it was all my size. When my husband and I were having trouble paying our bills, we got a call from our utility company saying they’d over charged us for a year of service – with a check enclosed for the amount we needed to make ends meet. When a friend of mine needed help to feed her family, the angels sent food – not money.
When you ask the angels to help you cover your needs and open to allow them to respond in their own divinely creative way, you’ll be amazed!
Why would the angels respond to me? I’m nothing special.
Why NOT you? Everyone is worthy of receiving the angels’ love and blessings. Angels are celestial beings who are literally made of divine, unconditional love. That means that they live outside of human codes of conduct and proper behavior – they do not judge you or make you pass tests. They accept and love you no matter what – without conditions.
No matter what you’ve done, no matter who you may have hurt or disappointed, no matter what you look like or what you earn, your angels will respond to your prayers. If you have trouble believing this, test it – ask the angels for a sign of their love. Ask right now – for a sign you cannot miss or misinterpret. When your sign comes, trust it and let it open your heart.
For months, I wanted to know my angel’s name. So one night when everything was quiet, I said in my head, “What is your name”? I didn’t get a response. So, I wonder: can you talk to your angels in your head? what does a response sound like? I want to hear my angels’ voice.
While it’s not necessary to know your angel’s name, if it feels important to you – just ask and the angels will find a way to deliver it to you. But you may not hear the name with your ears. While you can talk with your angel in your head (with your thoughts or prayers) – you can also communicate with the angels through your feelings, or even through your body. And the angels will respond through these same channels.
The key is to figure out how you’re already getting guidance. That’s your strongest connection and will likely be the way the angels respond to your specific questions. They may respond through gut feelings, strong inner inklings about what to do – and not do. A lot of people receive meaningful messages through songs on the radio – like you’re thinking of something and you turn on the radio or the TV (or go online) and a particular song or phrase an announcer speaks answers your question. You may be seeing words on street signs or license plates. These are the most common ways people receive guidance. (Also, now that you’ve reached out to me, you will probably find or see a feather. That’s how the angels are working with people in my circle. They send the feather as a confirmation that they’re real. When you see or find yours let me know. )
If you want to hear your angel’s voice, simply ask and let it go. The angels will work to respond to your request. They may speak to you as you wake from sleep or at another time when you’re relaxed and open.
PS Sometimes, when I ask for clarity about a spoken word or phrase (like a name) the angels will deliver it as a “cleon.” What that means is that I will be sitting in a public space somewhere and for a moment, all sound will fall away – and I will hear someone across the room speaking the answer to my question loud and clear. Normally, in a crowd, there would be too much noise to hear such a thing. So a cleon is a moment in time when the angels change the energy in a room so that you can hear what you need to hear.
What does it mean to “open your heart to the angels”?
Opening your heart to the angels simply means, letting yourself know what you know about them. It refers to the resistance many people feel around letting the truth of the angels in. I know that when the angels first delivering signs, some people can feel a bit overwhelmed. Some people don’t know what to feel. Opening your heart means easing into a relationship with someone. Ease into your relationship with the angels as if you’re meeting a new friend who you just know you’re going to love.
You talk about reading energy. What exactly does that mean? What do you see when you read someone?
I see the events of your life – and your story – as imagery and sense impressions in my body. When a client talks to me, I get pictures in my mind’s eye. I am able to scan the field of the psyche, the non-physical part of your psycho-spiritual organism which you experience as ‘mind’ and the field of the heart, which you experience as emotion.
I perceive blocked energy, suppressed experience, scars. Sometimes, I also perceive imbalances in the physical body. Through conversation and asking questions, I receive information and a picture builds in a ‘room of awareness’ in my mind’s eye. I follow illuminated clues, noticing everything a client says or does – gestures, habits of speech, including, also, coincidental events that occur in the session. Everything has meaning
Do you interpret dreams?
Yes! I love talking about dreams. I also interpret events that happen in waking life using dream imagery. Bring me your dreams!
When did you become a believer in angels?
I’m not so much a believer as a witness. I still don’t believe in angels the way most people do. To me, the angels are a response from All That Is to our collective longing for connection. To me, they’re an energy bridge between God and humanity. That’s how I can understand/conceive of an archangel being everywhere at once. They’re archetypal forms, arising from the roiling oneness, called forth by our longing – and our prayers.
My friend (loved one) doesn’t believe in angels but I know that if s/he did her life would improve. How can I convince her angels are real?
You can’t – and frankly, it’s not your job to convince her. Each of us has our own path, our own relationship with All That Is. If you want to inspire your friend, live your life the best way you know how. Your example is the best teacher. If your friend or loved one is open to exploring a relationship with the angels, she will naturally be drawn to ask questions. Until then, I like what the teacher known as Abraham says about this, “You can’t answer a question that hasn’t been asked.” In other words, follow your path and trust that others will find their own way to the teachers and guidance they need.
Can I send healing to someone else?
Yes. Your prayers can add support to the healing process of another person – or, if it’s their time to die, your prayers will help ease their transition.Simply ask the angels: Please send your healing light to <name the person> for the highest good for all involved. Then, let go of the outcome, knowing that each of us is always in God’s hands.
What message do the angels have for me?
Please ask my angels to help me.
Can you send healing to someone for me?
Each question on this list arises out of the misunderstanding that we need a more powerful, more connected intermediary to approach God and/or the angels. To each of these questions, the answer is the same: You do not need me or any other “expert” to negotiate between you and the angels. Come boldly to the throne of Grace. Ask your question and open your inner and outer senses, your inner listening, for a response. This initiates your own direct relationship with the Divine.
Can one wear out one’s welcome with Archangel Michael? Does he tire of the incessant appeals/requests for help?
No. We cannot wear out our welcome with any of the angels; they’re timeless and without judgment. Angels respond to our prayers and calls for friendship, help, reassurance – and miracles. They can be with all of us simultaneously. There’s no limit to the number or the nature of allowable requests.
The angels showed me: We love you no matter what – we will never abandon you. Ask for the comfort, reassurance and support that you need.
Remember: Angels aren’t people. They have no agenda for us. They never test us. We don’t have to earn their friendship. We have it – unconditionally. Allow yourself to approach them, imperfect as you are. Allow yourself to open to the feeling and experience of someone being there for you no matter what. That’s what the word unconditional means, without conditions.
Allow yourself to let Michael serve and love you – any time, in any way at all.
Where are the angels, now?
Right here, all around us. You have the opportunity to work with the angels anywhere, anytime by responding to what comes with love. If your heart opens to someone in need, it’s an invitation to help. How will you meet this invitation, this calling? Will you keep driving by? Or will you answer?
What constitutes a miracle?
I like Picasso’s take on this: “Everything is a miracle; it’s a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.” Essentially, a miracle is the suspension of the laws of time and space that creates an effect of healing, divine intervention or grace on our behalf. Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
“You write about angels!? Wow! So, what are angels, anyway?” (asked by an old friend at a high school reunion
Here’s my “cocktail party” explanation: Angels are messengers – a bridge – that allow us to communicate with God. Angels arise in response to our questions and prayers. They arrive (often out of the blue) lend a hand in some way or another and then, back out of the situation, often disappearing without a trace. In other words, they blend back into the oneness.
Can you name the nine (or 12) orders of angels?
Um… no. Dividing the Divine into hierarchies doesn’t make any sense to me.
What are archangels?
Archangels are archetypal energies, a more articulated form of angelic energy. Our relationships with the archangels arises out of our collective longing. The angels of beauty, authority, wisdom and others represent universal qualities and principles of order and form found in all that is. To simplify this, when we pray to Archangel Michael, we are asking that his qualities of strength, protection and courage, stream into our own life. When we pray to Archangel Gabriel for eloquence, ease of expression, and a sense of our true mission and purpose, we are calling on those qualities in our own life.
I don’t pretend to know exactly how this works, but I sense the presence of these forms and how they came to be. They are one of many ordering principles, woven into the interactive energetic matrix, the structure of the human psyche and the psyche of the collective.
Seriously? You really believe this? (asked by a colleague at work)
Yes. I have no doubt that there is a responsive, loving presence guiding and helping humanity. I know how to contact it, and I know the feeling experience when it responds. I am only beginning to see the forms. I know they are not human; that formed in their natural state, angels look like streams of columns of light. That is how they look/feel to me.
Can you explain the difference between Law of Attraction and angels?
I will try. Law of Attraction is a governing, ordering principle of creation. The angels are a living and responsive presence who work with the laws of the universe, one of which is Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction dictates how things work; the angels do the work. One is a principle of how it is; the other simply is.
Can you explain the difference between the terms: The Universe, The Divine and All That Is?
There is no difference. To me, each of these is another name for the same thing: The responsive loving universe created by God.
About God, prayer and angels:
Sometimes, I suggest that you pray to God - other times, I suggest you call directly on the angels. Still, I am very clear that the angels are God’s messengers – and that all Grace comes from God. I credit God for every miracle I experience or witness, including the sunlight, the water, the food that I eat and the air that I breathe. I understand, and clearly teach, that the angels are a bridge to God – a bridge to meet that which is too vast for us to meet in its fullness.
However, I do not differentiate between God and the angels in my prayers – I just pray. I know that some scriptures have clear guidelines about how to pray and to whom we are supposed to pray. I encourage you to find your own path to God; to pray in the way that’s most comfortable for you. It is your comfort and openness to God’s response that is most important. So, if following a set of rules brings you to that comfortable openness, by all means follow them.
My studies have shown me that there are many ways to talk to God – so many systems of prayer, meditation and practice. So here’s where I stand: All roads to God are blessed by God; how could they not be, when each brings us closer to God? I do not believe that God minds if I approach the angels with a prayer or a question. God hears it anyway.
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