Happiness is learning how to talk to your angels. This is my thought, anyway.  If it weren’t for my angels, I don’t know if I would have survived my first husband, Ian’s, seven year battle with lymphoma cancer and his ultimate death at the age of 44, in early 2004 – I was 37.

My Angels

The idea of talking to my angels was introduced to me by Alice Tice, a sweet nurturing person who I had gone to see for a massage soon after my husband had been diagnosed in the spring of 1997.

(Wow!  As I was sitting here writing this blog, I was trying to remember Alice’s name – it’s been 12 years since I’ve had contact with her – then BAM it just popped into my head.  I was able to verified her name by looking at the Reiki certificate I received from her – thanks Angels!!!)

Anyway, as I was getting my massage with Alice I broke down in tears and confessed to her about my plight with Ian.  She tenderly wiped the tears from my eyes and said, “Well, you better start asking your angels for help.”  Her statement broke the tension in the room, as I nervously snickered about her comment and maybe even rolled my eyes – I thought she was talking crazy talk!  Alice went on to tell me how she talks to her angels for help with everything in her life, even for small items, like helping her to find front row parking places and how she asks the angels to cloak her car when she is speeding.

That’s when I started to really listen to what she was saying.  My whole life, even as a child, I’ve had a sixth sense about police cars being around the next bend, holding a radar gun.  As I’m driving, or with someone in a car, I’ll suddenly think, “There’s a police car around.”  Sure enough, every time I get that feeling I begin to slow down and lo and behold there is the police car!  I had never given this phenomenon much thought until Alice was talking about angels.  Maybe Angels were whispering in my ear and giving me this information.

After this enlightening conversation I was eager to try out talking with my new found friends – my angels.  I was flabbergasted!  I lived in a town where getting a parking spot is almost impossible.  As soon as I would ask for  a front row space, I’d drive around the corner and there would be someone backing out of a spot – right in the front row.  I really couldn’t believe it, but I did continue to ask for their help for both big and small issues.  I also didn’t mention this to most people, as I still thought it was a little crazy.

Fast forward five years to when Ian’s cancer started to get really bad again.  I went to lunch with my friend, Lisa.  (The same friend whose husband also died from cancer two weeks after Ian, and then months later introduced me to – David Jones, the love of my life and my current husband – the man that took over her husband’s job as the local golf pro.  Read more about that here.)

Lisa suggested that we go down the street to Touch of Sedona, a new age store in town, to have an Angel reading done.  Even though I had been asking my Angels for help with the issues of my life this Angel reading blew me out of the water.  I asked her how she talked to the Angels and she recommended the book: Angelspeake: How to Talk With Your Angels I purchased the book and my life has never been the same – in a very, very good way.  During the last two years of Ian’s life, I would take time to sit and listen to my angels and write down what they had to say, they were always so supportive and helpful.

Here is an entry from my journal on February 21, 2004:

Dear Angels, Will Ian be able to help me tell the children about his upcoming death?

Dearest Lisa,

Yes, be calm and relax, Ian will be able to have a moment where he is lucid and caring and compassionate toward his children – he has finally accepted his fate but still has some unfinished business to attend to  – like talking with his children.  Do not despair Lisa, Ian is on a path of greater good and happiness.

His earthly body will be left behind and he will never be in pain or have to suffer again.  And yes, he will still be a part of your everyday life.  He will live on within you – the only thing you won’t have is his physical presence, though you may even feel that at times.  There is just so much that the human life form doesn’t understand and yet if we were to try to explain it to you it would be overwhelming and inconceivable – so its best just not to go there.

We are with you, Lisa, we are with Ian – he is surrounded by love and graciousness.  When he is done with his tasks, which will be soon, he will be ready to take the first step into his next journey.  Lisa, now is the time to take care of yourself.  Be there for Ian, but he has a lot of people helping him now, both earthly and otherwise.  So time to lay down and get some rest and be ready for what tomorrow brings.  We love you, Your Angels.

Ian died the next day.

Angelspeake: How to Talk With Your Angels is a very well written life transforming book.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with Trudy Giswold at one of her seminars.  Trudy is a down to earth, compassionate, loving person.  She explains in the book, which was written by her and her sister (who has since passed away), that the Angels came to them  in their sleep and asked them to believe and to write a book so that people could connect with their angels.

On page 17 of the book, “You may ask, ‘Why would anyone want to talk to their angels?’  In learning this process of connecting with your angels you will also learn of the many dimensions of love and support that are available to you.  You are a spiritual being currently having a physical experience on earth.  This book has been written to teach you to communicate with your angels through writing, in order to reconnect your spiritual and physical selves.”


I also recommend:

The Angelspeake Book Of Prayer And Healing
I really enjoyed this book as it took you to the next level of communicating with your angels after reading their first book.  There are many first hand stories about people talking to their angels – which was instructive and interesting reading.   Trudy and Barbara also did an excellent job of explaining how prayers work – and sometimes why are prayers aren’t answered.  This book “will help you create a new level of intimacy with your angels culminating in a lasting, healing, and personal union.” page 21


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