Last week someone commented on my Blog about animals possibly being angels in disguise.

Whilst I was deciding whether or not to write this particular Blog and contemplating if it might be a bit too far “out there” for some, a white feather appeared from nowhere. This is the calling card of Angels. At that point there was no doubt in my mind that it was time to write about Angels – after all, it is the third word in the title of my Blog.

I’ve always regarded myself as spiritual, especially since the death of both of my parents. I wasn’t with them when they passed away but I know the exact moment they did because they came to say goodbye to me.

When my father passed away I saw hundreds of star like shapes in front of my eyes. It felt very strange, my vision was okay and I didn’t feel dizzy, it lasted for about 30 seconds. Thirty minutes later I received the call that my father had passed away.

When my mother passed away, I recall going to bed and just as I was dozing off, I saw a huge white flash of light, it seemed to come out of nowhere and sped through the room. I didn’t think anymore of it until my phone rang ten minutes later. I said “she’s gone hasn’t she?” My brother’s reply was yes.

Although both parents have gone physically I feel their presence around me all the time. I don’t feel that I have lost them. In fact, I feel extremely close to them and feel they are looking out for me and guiding me.

It is said that everyone has a guardian angel / spirit guide who stays with us from the moment we are born until we die.   They do not interfere with our everyday life and cannot make decisions for us. It is said that most spirit guides are deceased loved ones, such as grandparents, siblings, beloved friends and parents.

For a long time I have felt that my dog, Alfie, who I introduced everyone to in last week’s Blog, has been sent by someone to look over me. Now I know this might sound ridiculous to some, especially as he can’t do anything for me. However, he can ward off potential burglars just by growling and barking. I am sure if there were a fire during the night he would find a way of alerting me (even though I have a fire alarm). When he looks at me he seems so wise and I have often wondered if he could be the spirit of one of my Grandfathers as I never met either of them.

Whilst Angels don’t interfere with our everyday life, it is thought that they can sometimes avert a tragedy.

Last year I was horse riding in Brazil.   We stopped to allow our horses to drink at a small watering hole. I moved over to allow another horse and rider to squeeze in. As my horse moved away from the centre, the surface was muddier towards the edge and was like quicksand and my horse started to struggle. He sank deeper into the mud until he could no longer stand up. As he fell backwards it became obvious that I was going to be underneath him as he fell. I had nowhere to go and remember thinking this is it! However, my Guardian Angel had other ideas, because as I fell and the horse fell on top of me, the surface underneath me caused me to sink deeper and it created a soft space between us and although I could feel the horse’s weight on top of me it didn’t hurt.   The horse scrambled to his feet and managed to get himself out. Then it was my turn to get out. It is harder with only two legs but with the help of my riding companions I got out. I was covered in mud from head to toe. Miraculously I had no broken bones or cuts. My horse unfortunately had a cut on his leg but I am pleased to say he was okay. I truly believe my Guardian Angel was taking care of me.

I appreciate this might be a little too much for some of my readers to take in, but if we keep our thoughts open our Angels will make their presence felt.

I would love to hear from you and if you have experienced anything similar or your thoughts about Angels.

Wishing my lovely readers a happy, love filled and angelic week.