Angels In Our Midst
Most people would think that angels reside on some cloud high above the mere mortals that roam the earth on their day-to-day activities. They may see angels as warm fuzzy do-gooders that are on Hallmark cards and show up only for a few of the major holidays.
In fact, if we pay attention, angels are all over the place. They are around us and affecting us on a daily basis. Now before you think I have wondered off the farm think about the events that we are involved in each day. There are many opportunities when we are blessed by some person or bit of information that wanders into our head or something that just makes us smile and feel better then just the moment before.
Some may see these encounters as chance or have little or no meaning at all. But if we embrace all of these things as they come into our lives we will be better for it. The world will be better for it. A strong statement? Consider this, if two people are standing on the corner and one gives the other person something as a gift. The positive energy of the receiver is increased, of course. The energy of the giver is also increased. But did you know that someone witnessing this exchange has his or her positive energy increased as well. This has been scientifically tested many times and it always bears true. How can we not benefit from positive exchanges?
Now back to angels. Some of the encounters we have are not explainable by normal means. Take for instance this encounter, or almost encounter. There was a young woman who had to work late at her job in the city and when she was walking back to her car, which was now in a dark parking lot, she saw a mugging taking place. The mugger looked up as she walked by but did nothing. She rushed to her car and reported the incident to the police. A short time later the man was apprehended. She needed to come in a file a report. She was told that they asked the man why he didn’t attack the woman and he replied that there was no way he would as she was with two large men. She thought she was alone!
Another incident involves two young women who went out to the bar to drink. The passenger of the car did not want to drive home right away because they were both drunk and insisted that they sleep it off first. “Besides,” she said, “my seat belt doesn’t even work!” Hours later she work up in the emergency room. She had been pulled from the wreck of her friend’s car. Her friend, unfortunately, was killed but she was saved – by her seat belt! She even had a bruise across her chest from where the belt held her during the crash. She later returned to the wreck and saw that her seatbelt was still, in fact, broken!
These two examples show that we are not alone and that there is a hand that is watching over us. But on a less dramatic level there are others who are working to help us bring a little Light and Love into the world. Some of these are very simple and almost easily overlooked. Start paying attention and you will see more goodness around you, you will come to understand that we are not alone and there is much goodness in the world. When you embrace this you will more easily be able to pay it forward and others will also see angels in their midst!
s/v Margaret Elizabeth