I am not particularly fond of Angels. Not that I have anything against them, I am just not someone who collects them, or feels overly drawn to their energy. No Angel wings, ornaments or halo’s for this Crow. I am however aware of the significance such imagery plays in others understanding of the afterlife. Angels are often used by both the living and the dead, to represent protection, and spiritual guidance. They are used to bring comfort, and to remind us of the afterlife.
In my experience as a Medium, Spirits will often talk about Angel ornaments and imagery, as something that connects them to their living. When they bring it up, my living clients confirm that they have been collecting Angels since the death of their loved one, or that they often see images of angels when their loved ones are around. By this statement, I mean they find themselves noticing Angel ornaments, and pictures wherever they go, and know that it is their Beloved Dead, trying to make contact with them.
Every March, I spend a couple of long weekends, working the Ladies Retreats @ the Lake Morey Resort, in Fairlee, VT. It is a good time filled with Ladies looking to refresh themselves, by stepping outside of their every day routine. I am there doing Psychic Readings, Spirit Communication and teaching workshops.
The last three years, I have done Gallery Spirit Communication on Friday nights. It’s an event that draws the majority of the guest, which is around 2 hundred people. Gallery Readings are entertaining, and heartfelt, but there is no way I can get messages through for everyone. A handful of people get messages, and the rest are there just for the experience. These events are moving, and I usually walk away with a story or two to tell, of how Spirits go out of their way to make meaningful connections with the living. This year my story came after…
I had just finished the Gallery, and was walking upstairs, making my way to my room. People often stop me along the way, to ask me questions, and share personal stories of Spirit they have experienced. This time I was stopped by a group of women, who’s friend had lost a child. She had hoped desperately that her daughter would come through at the Gallery, and when she didn’t her friends set about getting her an appointment for a personal session.
My appointments fill up quickly at these retreat, and management has made it clear that I need to pace when I put out my schedule. I can list the available times for Thursday night and Friday morning, on Thursday afternoon, Friday evening appointments can go up Friday afternoon, and so on and so fourth. This makes it so people who arrive later in the weekend, still get a chance at an appointment with me. That being said, people are usually waiting at the board when I walk out to put up the next times.
I advised the ladies looking for a personal appointment for their friend to do the same. They missed out on the Saturday appointments; as there were already people waiting behind me as I wrote the schedule on the board. Not wanting to miss out, they took things to ‘elevensies’, guaranteeing they would get one of my last appointments on Sunday morning. Instead of just waiting for me to come out to the board, they snagged the markers, so that I when I went to put up my next schedule, they were no where in sight. They then walked up to me with the markers, saying they had held onto them so no one could sign up before them. Now I am not sure that was actually fair, but I will give them one for effort and cunning. They were determined to get an appointment for their friend, no matter what. Just saying, those are some damn fine friends!
They all pitched in money to help pay for her private session, and when she came to the Parlor for her appointment on Sunday morning, there were 6 of them in tow. Now, I normally only allow 1 extra guest for Individual Spirit Communication sessions, but I agreed they could all join us, as long as they stayed quiet. I also informed them, that this was a special accommodation I was making for them, and that it was not my normal practice, as holding space for many requires more energy from me than focusing on an individual.
A little while into the communication, the woman’s daughter began talking to me of angels. The mother agreed that Angels were very important, and that she had collected Angels for her tree ever since the passing of her daughter. While I was asking the mother if Angels were significant for her and her daughter, the Spirit girl walked behind me, and started getting into my bag. She was showing me an Angel, saying there was an Angel in my bag, for her mother.
As she said this and kept pointing into my bag, I realized that there was indeed an Angel in my bag. I had been given a small labradorite Angel, the day before, by another women at the retreat. It had been gifted to me, along with a rose quartz heart, and I had not opened the gift until that morning, shortly before seeing the woman who’s daughter had passed.
Now I am not really much of an Angel person, as I said earlier, so when I received it I understood that it would stay in my company, until it was meant to be handed on. This is common for me and crystals to begin with. Often they come and stay for a while, then move on when the time is right.
I gave the labradorite Angel to the woman saying that her daughter wanted her to have it. I then explained how Spirit has given me gifts before; sometimes I have had to buy them myself, and other times, they have been handed to me by strangers, but always I know they are gifts from those who no longer have the means to purchase such things themselves. Gifts from Spirit are truly treasures, and are meant to be a reminder that they still care, and are still active in our lives.
After the women’s session was over, and she and her friends stepped outside the parlor, I heard one of her friends say to her “I hope you recognize the significance of the timing here”, she continued “Your daughter couldn’t come through on Friday night at the gallery, because Salicrow didn’t have the Angel to give you until Saturday”. It was an ‘exceptional moment of Spirit‘, in which Spirit went out of their way to make a big impact.
Her words were a reminder to me as well, of the effort and planning that Spirit goes through to make meaningful connection, and of the Spirit network that exists in the unseen world. Did she speak to the guide of the woman who held a gift for me, did she know that I would soon have an angel in my possession? Personally I believe she did, I believe she planned her communication, to make the most impact on her mother and on the other family members who would hear the recording of the session.
I am constantly amazed at the efforts Spirits go through to make meaningful connections with the living. Spirit gifts are among my favorites, for they give us something tangible to hold onto, something to connect with, to hold and to cherish.
I hope you enjoyed the read folks, I am back to the grind working on my book. First draft is due to the publishers on April 1st, and it’s due to hit shelves February of 2018. Good stuff in the making.