Last winter, I learned of the powerful work and messages of Irish mystic, international bestselling author, and spiritual leader Lorna Byrne, and I was truly riveted. I was introduced to her work through the inspirational Mike Dooley (whose work I love), and was enthralled watching their video together. Simply put, Lorna is able to see and hear angels as clearly as the rest of us see humans. And she’s had this ability since early childhood.
As a writer and media person, I’ve watched countless videos, webinars, interviews and TED talks with international bestselling authors and thought leaders, and many are fascinating. But Lorna’s interview was something completely different – she resonates with the power of pure, loving energy like no one I’ve ever seen before.
During this past holiday season, I felt compelled to read all of her books including my favorite Angels In My Hair. I loved it so much I even listened to the 5-hour audio version as well, which was particularly mesmerizing because the narrator delivered it with a lush Irish accent, just as Lorna has. Lorna’s messages of love, compassion, kindness, and unconditional support from the angels made a tremendous impact on me.
I was so moved that I (bravely) reached out to Lorna and asked if she’d be open to doing a webinar with me, and lo and behold, she said “Yes!” Being able to converse openly with Lorna about her experiences with angels and the angelic world, and to be able to ask my most burning questions without fear, was a beautiful and transformative experience for me.
Here’s a look at our conversation Messages from The Angels for 2017:
When I learned of Lorna’s new book Angels at My Fingertips, I raced to buy it. I started reading it yesterday, and an amazing thing happened. In the beginning of book, there’s a long passage about how the angels (Lorna believes that each and every one of us has a guardian angel who is here to support us for eternity, even if we don’t believe in angels) are reaching out to us continually, doing their best to leave us signs of their love and support.
Sadly, most of us miss the signs completely, or don’t recognize them for what they are. According to what she has been told through her conversations with the angels, they often use bird feathers as a sign of their presence and support, and they leave them in unexpected places for us as a reminder of their love. But most of us never notice them.
In her book, she shares a story of a fisherman who’s deeply worried about the welfare of his family, and is asking continually for a sign from God that all will be well. His guardian angel continues to leave bird feathers for him, but he doesn’t notice. Until finally, he does. He stops, looks at it and puts it in his pocket. His guardian angel then embraces him.
Lorna mentions too in the book that as a young child, she was deeply longing to find a beautiful black and white feather, and promptly her guardian angel helped one appear for her.
As I read this, I was reminded of how stunningly beautiful it is to receive signs of loving, compassionate help in our lives. Whether you believe in the existence of angels or not, we all know that being helped by someone who is in loving, harmonious sympathy with our desires and with our heart and soul, is a magical, transformative experience.
I believe in angels and have been conversing with and writing to my angels for many years now. For me, it’s been a process full of love, learning and enlightenment. I don’t feel alone in the world anymore, even during the darkest, loneliness and most chaotic times.
Right after reading this passage of Lorna’s book, I took my 11-year old beagle, Lily, for a walk. Lily has been extremely stressed and overwhelmed this past month, as we’ve made a huge change, moving from a large house and property in the quietness and privacy of woods to a very busy apartment building in a bustling new city. During this big move of ours and after, I’ve been praying to the angels for assistance for Lily, to help calm and soothe her when she gets overly-stressed.
Ten steps out the door on our walk, I heard a loud, “urgent” chirping, much louder than chirping I normally encounter. I looked up to see what was making such a beautiful racket. I saw two sweet little birds on the branch right above my head. I then looked down at Lily, and this is what I saw at my feet:
I scooped it up and knew in my heart this was a sign, surprisingly not only for Lily, but for me as well. It was a reminder that we are loved, cared for and supported through this time of massive change. And for me, it’s a reminder to breathe deeply, be more present, to relax and just let go of all the worry and strain. I felt truly comforted and soothed.
I realized too that, like the fisherman in Lorna’s book, sometimes I’m just too preoccupied, harried and distracted to be present, to breathe deeply, and to open my eyes, heart and spirit to all the signs that loving help is right at my fingertips.
An amazing sequel to this story is that today, I looked down on the floor by my desk, and I found this laying there:
A second reminder!
This moving experience brought to mind several questions that I’d love to answer, and ask you to answer too:
What challenges are you facing right now that would be made easier with some loving support to help?
Are you truly open to the signs that support, love and compassion is very near — from this world and/or the angelic one?
Are you allowing yourself to be fully present for at least a few minutes each day, to breathe deeply, restore your calm and balance, and to see and embrace the signs of help?
If you were to get the kind of loving help you’re longing for, what might be possible for you?
Finally, where can you find that loving, compassionate and gentle help you need to get moving?
I hope you’ll answer those questions, and begin to open yourself to the signs of love and support that is at your fingertips.
Please share below the signs you see in the next week and month. I’d love to hear your stories!
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