This time of year is so like cilantro … you either LOVE it or HATE it! (If you follow me on Facebook you know which side of the fence I’m on with cilantro.) 

For me, in the Chinese astrology system, this is my lowest energy time. It’s really a tough time for me to get through. Especially since this year is my first Holiday season on my own.

I’ve really been feeling a lot of sadness and disconnect because I‘m not with my family.

It’s the first time I haven’t celebrated with my children and it’s HARD.

Now is a great time to reach out to the Angels! I’m going to pull a few cards and see if they have a message to help us through this time of chaos and craziness.

Ready? I’m going to pull 3 cards.

The first one is where we are blocked, next is our action card and then we get the outcome card …

Ok, our first card is  … POWER.

This is where we’re stuck. So many of us feel the pressure from society, from our peers and most especially from our families. There is so much pressure to be happy, upbeat and to do it ALL!

We get steam rolled by the advertising and hype. We have to buy presents for this person and that person. It is so easy in this overwhelming time to just lose yourself, to lose your power and lose sight of why you’re here and what you’re supposed to be doing.

Our action card … MIRACLES.

That’s what this time of year is all about!


Focus on the miracles that are all around you.

Stop focusing on the expectations, the advertising and the craziness … let it go.

Our outcome card … COMMITMENT.

Commit to yourself. Commit to nurture yourself and allow these miracles to be in the forefront of your experience rather than society’s expectations.

We get in our own way. We lose our POWER and feel like we are supposed to do things rather than really BE in the moment. The moment of the MIRACLE that is right NOW!

If you’re not committing to be you and to fully own what it is you want to do with your time and energy than that’s when things go haywire!

Self-care is so critical at this time of year … whether it is taking a bath at the end of the night, reading a good book or getting out and exercising.

That’s what I want to ENCOURAGE you to do!

Feel free to reach out and let me know what this season is like for you. I’ll be sending you LOVE and prayers.

I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season!!

I’m sending you big love and big hugs,


What is the TRUTH?

Most of us did not grow up in an environment where we were cheered on all the time, where we were empowered to follow our desires and dreams.

How about you?

Were you taught to praise yourself for things you do well? To feel good about every aspect of who you are and what you do?

Do you find yourself downplaying your gifts, strengths and accomplishments and focusing more on your mistakes, shortcomings or failures?

In today’s video, I want to challenge you to look closely at your beliefs and habits (maybe even some of your new found beliefs and some practices that you are working on turning into habits).

Don’t get me wrong – I am in no way saying that I have all of the answers, or that my connection to the DIVINE provides me with the ability to KNOW everything.

What is the TRUTH?

The TRUTH is, in the moment, whatever you NEED it to be to move you to the next moment.

First, let’s look at what we can do to help ourselves feel good … and in the process allow for us to move towards a more beneficial way of being.

The only thing we really need to do to get into full alignment with the DIVINE and our gifts, is to recognize ALL the things we are doing well and CELEBRATE them!

Not only should we celebrate the things we are doing well – we should celebrate everything … even those things we do that are distasteful and that we want to find a way to STOP doing.

Whatever we resist, PERSISTS!

Instead of beating yourself up … EMBRACE IT!

It will twist your whole understanding when you go from:

I’m NOT going to …


I AM going to …

Try it … think of something you have been trying to change, an aspect of who you are that you don’t like, that you have been saying you were NOT going to be anymore.

Got it?

Now take your sentence and turn it to the positive.

Here is an example:

I’m not going to drink for a month!

Ouch, say it out loud. It feels heavy (even if you are not a drinker it just feels hard … like you are depriving yourself of something).

I’m going to go alcohol-free for a month!

Not so difficult … liberating, easy.

See the difference?

Give that a try …

I’d love to hear how this works for you!

Love and Blessings from Maui,


P.S. I know – I said “FIRST” … watch the video for the second way in which I want you to take a step back and look at your beliefs.

Who is really CREATING the things that are happening?

Does this new perspective resonate with you? Are you feeling the chills of TRUTH?

Seriously, I would LOVE to hear from you about this!

If you want to begin your journey of self-discovery, keeping a journal is one of the most effective ways to get to know yourself better. Exploring your problems, emotions, and thoughts can help you reflect on your life and transform the way you see yourself.

Writing about difficult times can help you heal, cleanse negative emotions, and gain a better understanding of yourself. It can be quite a liberating experience, especially letting go of the past. When you observe things from a distance, you can be more objective.

People usually remember with great clarity the people and events that brought them great joy and happiness or great tragedies but tend to forget all the small things in between. They are just as important because they make life more interesting.

Journaling can help you connect with your true self and see yourself in a new light. Rediscovering yourself can enable you to be the best version of yourself. Furthermore, it can help you take responsibility for your life and create your own reality.

Here are some ideas that can help you on this wonderful journey of self-discovery.

Make a list of 30 things that make you smile.

Write about everything that puts a smile on your face, whether it is a joke you heard at work or a funny situation with your family. Writing down positive events can lift your spirits when you have a difficult day. Smiling can have a positive effect on your mood. It can make you and everyone around you feel better.

What can you learn from your biggest mistakes?

Every mistake you make is a learning opportunity. Sometimes, it is difficult to see the positive side of a negative situation right away. You need some distance to be able to get some perspective. When you learn something from a negative experience, it ceases to be so negative. Mistakes are what you make them to be. They don’t define you, you define them.

Keeping a journal can help you find closure and let go of the past. Reading about your mistakes can help you identify a pattern in your own behavior.

When you know what you are doing wrong, you will be able to make the necessary changes and avoid repetition.

Make a list of everything that inspires you.

Dedicate this section of your journal to everything that inspires you, from inspirational quotes and lyrics to the success stories of other people.

This is especially useful in times when you feel stuck and don’t know what to do. When you are in a dilemma, reading inspirational quotes can help you see things in a different light. Furthermore, it can help you stay positive and motivated when you are facing difficulties. It can also give you enough strength to persevere and eliminate self-doubt.

Make a list of everything you’d like to say no to.

Creating this list is very significant. It can help you learn that it is perfectly fine to say no from time to time. It is ok to put yourself first and take better care of yourself. When you are writing down these situations, don’t forget to mention why you think you should have said no, as well as the reasons why you said yes. It can help you make better decisions in the future.

Make a list of everything you’d like to say yes to.

Think about all the things you wanted to do but for some reason didn’t. Maybe you were embarrassed or just didn’t have enough time. Put into writing why you wanted to say yes and the reasons why you didn’t. You can reflect on these reasons and see whether or not you were right. This can help you learn to say yes without feeling guilty. Keep in mind that you deserve good things that bring joy to your life.

Write the words you need to hear.

The words you want to hear and the words you need to hear can sometimes be completely different things. Sometimes, you need to hear words of support and comfort; that you did the right thing or made the right choice. In certain situations, what you need is the hard truth. Who can know better what you need to hear than yourself?

My favorite way to spend the day is…

Here you can write about everything you like to do, the things you enjoy, the things that make you feel good. You can describe your perfect day. Then try to do something from this list every day. This way, you can feel happier even on particularly bad days. When you dedicate some time to yourself, you will value yourself more. You need to learn that your happiness matters.

The two moments I’ll never forget in my life are…

This is a very powerful technique to learn more about yourself. Most people have the tendency to remember bad experiences more clearly than the good ones. Think about something embarrassing that happened to you in the past. Chances are you are going to feel some embarrassment again just by remembering the situation. Now think about the best moments in your life. You were happy, exhilarated, full of positive energy. When you remember those moments, how many of these positive emotions do you feel? Are they as powerful as before? Chances are you are feeling that embarrassment more strongly than happiness.

Journaling can come handy in these situations. Choose the best moments of your life. Describe them in great detail. Don’t leave anything out. How did you feel, what were you thinking about, what makes this situation unforgettable? Everything about that perfect moment matters.

Writing is an effective technique to relive some of the best moments of your life. When you feel bad or overwhelmed, you can read about those joyous moments and feel those positive emotions more strongly. It is an effective way to boost your mood and release negative thoughts and feelings.


Self-reflection is empowering. Journaling can help you figure out who you are, what you want, and how to get there. It can help you learn to love yourself, stop being too hard on yourself, and forgive yourself. You can gain a deep understanding of the things you thought you couldn’t understand. By loving and taking care of yourself, you can increase your understanding and empathy for others too. This is a great way to let go of stress and anxiety, enhance your creativity, and take full control over your life.

hand clouds faceLife is too short.

This is maybe one of the hardest facts of life to contend with, but it’s true – all of the people we care about will die one day. And even though this will never cease to be a tragic reality, and losing someone we care about will always, always cause emotional pain, we can use this honest, realistic knowledge to everyone’s advantage.

With this realization that our time on this earth is temporary, we can start to really feel appreciative of the time we get to spend with our loved ones. I’m not suggesting that you consume yourself with worrying that each time you see a friend, it might never happen again… but you should keep that thought somewhere in the back of your mind.

When we see our time with loved ones as a gift – one that we don’t know if and when we’ll ever get again – it makes the time that much more valuable.

This knowledge should prevent you from ever leaving important things unspoken; it should prevent you from walking away from a loved one in anger. Each moment we share with the people close to us is a gift, and wasting that time angry or letting problems go unresolved is an absolute squandering of that gift.

You never know what might happen – our loved ones can be taken from us at any time, for any reason. Make the most of every moment you have together. You never know when it will be your last.

On August 11, 2012 my Dad, Brian Klepinger, died unexpectedly. He decided to have some elective surgery and ended up with a major infection that ultimately shut down all of his vital organs. You never know what is going to happen in life, unless of course, if you are psychic…

The last time I talked to my dad was just less than a month before he died. It was mid July and my daughter and I were preparing to leave on a two-week trip to Europe to celebrate her high school graduation. He called me from his home in Colorado to wish us well and to let me know that he had decided to have this surgery while I’d be out of the country. I immediately had a bad feeling. I questioned him on the necessity of the surgery and if he was clear about the potential complications.

He explained that yes he felt the surgery was necessary. He loved to travel around the world and especially to remote out of the way places. Earlier in the year he narrowly escaped having a debilitating diverticulitis attack in the middle of some South American jungle. Fortunately the pain began just a day before he was to leave, so he ended up missing the trip and opting for an extended hospital stay.

He also assured me that any complications were minor and that there was nothing to be worried about. I continued to pepper him with questions and he seemed to have an answer for every one of them. Finally I told him that I hoped that it would turn out the way he had hoped and that I’d be really mad if he died while I was out of the country.

He was true to his word – he didn’t die while I was out of the country, he waited 9 days until after I returned. I called him the day I arrived back in the US and his 3rd wife told me he was home, asleep on the couch and needed his rest. She’d have him call me over the weekend. He didn’t call. By Monday he was experiencing severe pain and was readmitted to the hospital. I flew out as soon as I could and by the time I arrived in Denver on Wednesday morning, he was intubated and unconscious.

I am continually amazed at how unaware I am of what I’m aware of – I had a really bad feeling about the surgery and even though I tried to impress that upon my Dad, I never came out and said, “You are going to die.” Frankly I don’t know if that is what I should have done or if it’s even my right to say something like that to someone. Ultimately, it’s all about free will and free choice.

In my book, which is being released this summer, Art of Living Happy, I talk about the experience of him passing over:

Within 15 minutes the nurses had prepared him by removing his breathing tubes and the IV’s. We stepped into the cubicle. His wife and I each held one of his hands and my brother put his hand on my dad’s leg. I closed my eyes and immediately got a picture in my mind of what was happening. I explained what I was seeing to them.

“I see him above us, smiling. He wants us to know that he loves us and that he’s sorry for everything that happened. He loves you so much and wants to thank you for taking such good care of him.” I directed this toward his wife. “And Eric, he is telling you that he is proud of you and me too. I see a great light and he’s moving toward it. I see him reuniting with Grandma and Grandpa. It’s such a beautiful sight. The feeling of love is overwhelming.” Tears were streaming down my face, not from sadness but from joy – the joy of seeing him transition and entering the kingdom of love.

No matter how many issues you have with someone, death seems to melt them away. I found that my feelings of loss overwhelmed all of the other feelings that I had felt for my father throughout my life. I felt at peace with my father, maybe for the first time.

That was true until two days later when we arrived at the attorney’s office…

Yes, going to the attorney’s office changed everything. I was faced with more life lessons in which I discovered a lot more about myself. Including the fact that I do have a dark side, a very dark side.

Meanwhile my dad has been coming to me in various ways:

He came through as a vision to one of my clients, while we were in the middle of a healing session.

He showed himself to a friend of mine in her dream. She visualized my house and saw him sitting on the couch. A month later she came to my home for a dinner party and was shocked as my house was exactly what she saw in her dream – she had never been here before.

During a recent training weekend, my mentor channeled a message from him to me. Everyone else got messages from Buddha, Jesus and other ascended masters – thanks Dad!

He’s contacted me twice through a well-known medium, Roland Comtois, at two different events where only a handful of people were given messages.

He’s come through to my brother’s girlfriend in a healing session she had with a gifted energy healer.

He’s woken me up and had me write 2 pages of channeled information.

Not to mention, he’s always leaving me signs – usually in the form of cigarette smoke or white butterflies whenever I happen to be thinking of him.

Needless to say, he is making up for lost time. I’m glad that he has finally seen the light and that he is reaching out to me since his passing. I just wish he had been more open in this lifetime, so we could have healed our issues as we went rather than trying to do it all now.

This is another reason why I wrote my book, Art of Living Happy. I’m hoping it will inspire people to wake up and deal with their issues before they die. It’s so important to connect truthfully and openly with your loved ones on every level while you are alive and able to do so. I also know how difficult it is to discuss estate planning and what will happen when your loved ones dies, but let me tell you, it’s much easier to have some heated discussions now rather than to be left with a potential bomb that could blow your world up – like mine was. Don’t wait – we are all going to die, so get your affairs in order, or if you have parents, bring up the subject and sort out the issues so that everyone can be happy.

How about you? Have you had a bombshell explode after the death of a loved one? Have you been contacted by a loved one who has passed over? Are you looking to connect to your loved ones? Are you stuck or need help moving forward? Leave me your comments – I love discussing these issues.

Love and Blessings, ~Lisa

My life has been filled with a lot of drama. I was adopted at birth, molested as a 4 year old, date raped at 16 and physically abused by a boyfriend during my college years, which resulted in a fractured skull. I lived in San Francisco during the 1989 earthquake, and survived the fires of the Berkeley Hills in 1991. My father in law dropped dead of a heart attack while visiting our home in 1992 and our daughter was born with her esophagus not attached to her stomach in 1993. Not to mention the death of my husband when I was 37. I could go on, but I won’t. Whenever I’d share a few of these details with people I would always get the same response, “Wow, you should write a book!”

Well, I did. I started writing it soon after my husband, Ian, died from cancer in 2004. It started out as a memoir about my life up until Ian’s death. However, once I met, started dating and ultimately married my second husband, David, I put the book down, wanting to concentrate on all the happiness I was experiencing. For the first time, I felt I could fully embrace life and not dwell on past traumas.

In the fall of 2011, I decided I had to share my story. Since Ian’s death, I’d had such a dramatic shift, having given up accounting, started connecting to angels and the spirit world, and was coaching other people, both individuals and groups.

When I revisited the book this time, I focused the beginning on Ian’s death and my spiritual awakening the very moment he passed. It took me over a year and a half and I’m finally done! I could have never done it without my book coach, Caroline Allen from Art of Storytelling. If you have a desire to write a book, Caroline is the coach for you. My book is currently with my editor for the final polishing with the expected publication to be early summer of this year.

To give you an idea of what I’ve written in my book Art of Living Happy, here is an excerpt about my experience of connecting to the angels:

One of the girls, Barb, lived in London. She came to my home for a visit. We were chatting and she asked me if she could ask the angels a question. I told her I’d have to get a pad and pencil.
“Can’t I just ask the question, and then you just directly tell me the answer? Without writing it down? You know, just speak what they say?”
“I’ve never thought of doing that before. Ok, let’s give it a try.”
We sat on the floor in the guest room, crossed-legged and facing each other. I closed my eyes and said, “Ok, what’s your question?”
Barb said, “I want to know about the direction of my life. Am I on the right path?”
Suddenly, I felt as though a train dropped on top of my head. I felt this huge rush of energy pouring right into that spot.
“Welcome, Barb. We are glad you are here and are very happy to answer your question.” My voice sounded like a robot, mechanical and halting. “We want you to know that you are on your path and that…” The energy wouldn’t stop. My teeth started to chatter and I felt as though I was floating or being lifted off of the ground. My entire body was vibrating and my neck became stiff. No words were coming out; a rush of energy, like a lightning bolt, was coming through the top of my head.
I called out to Barb, “Make them stop! Make them go away!” I tried to push the words out of my mouth, because I felt as though I had no control over my body. “Tell them to go away!”
Barb said, “Stop! Angels, leave Lisa’s body now! She wants you to leave.”
As quickly as the energy rushed in, it rushed out. I felt light-headed and disoriented.
“Oh, my god, Lisa. Are you ok?” Barb asked.
I rubbed my forehead. “Oh God, I’m ok. I just need some water. That was crazy. I’ve never felt that way before. It was a rush, but scary too.”
Having the angel energy enter my body was mind-blowing. When I wrote down their messages on paper, the energy felt lightly connected; yet, when I opened myself up to channel the message through my voice, it was as though I became an untethered live electrical wire. The experience reminded of the time I touched the glowing red wire in a toaster with a knife.

In writing my book my goal was to not only tell my story, but to help support others who happen to find themselves in a similar situation. The more I share my story the more people I am connecting with who have had their own struggle. I had felt so alone and now I’m finding a whole community of people who understand where I have been or who are just starting out and appreciate the support they are finding from my experiences.

I’d love to know if you have ever had a psychic experience? Please leave me a comment below and tell me all about it. I find all of this so fascinating – and the best part is now I get to help people all over the world connect to spirit and help them with any issue that they are dealing with, so they can live a happier life. Let me know how I can help you.

Love and Blessings, ~Lisa

Living a Life of Enchantment

This past week my husband, David, and I stayed two nights in Sedona, Arizona. I had never been to Sedona before and was completely blown away by the beauty, magnificence and especially by the power that exuded from the stunning red rocks that surrounded the town.

What made the stay even lovelier was the fact that we lodged at the Enchantment Resort. Check out the view from the pool, absolutely spectacular!

Besides having breathtaking scenery the Enchantment Resort was a wonderland of spiritual activities. Throughout the day they offered a variety of free events that you could participate in which included a morning intention ritual in the Crystal Grotto, an evening guided mediation, a Vortex lecture and walk as well as guided hiking tours to connect you to the earth. I found the staff and the entire facility to be warm, and welcoming. While I sat at the pool enjoying the views and the serenity, I could hear notes from a Native American flute wafting through the air. Apparently one of the locals likes to hike up to the Kachina Woman Vortex to play his flute for all to enjoy.

David and I signed up for the hiking tour, which was from 9 – 11:30am. Our guide, Jamie picked us up, along with three other charming guests, and drove us into town to a parking lot for one of the local plumbers. Apparently there are trailheads all throughout the town. We were a bit skeptical at first, but after about two minutes of walking on the trail we never saw any sign of town for the next 2.5 hours.  The hike was life affirming and not just because of the scenery and the wildlife we saw, which included a Peregrine falcon and the scat from a bobcat, but because of the amazing conversation I had with Jamie.

Jamie grew up in Flagstaff, not far from Sedona, and she followed her parent’s direction and advice by graduating college and then receiving her master’s degree in education. However after she completed her studies she felt she had “done her duty” and that it was time to follow her true desires and passions. She is now leading hikes and as I understand it she is in charge of two departments at The Enchantment Resort. What I loved about her story is that she said with great enthusiasm, “I love my job! Even though a lot of my friends think I’m nuts, I don’t care, because I’m so happy!” Every six months she gets 3 weeks off, so she travels the world. She just returned from New Zealand and cant wait to go back.

Well, all I can say is that Jamie’s story is a perfect example of the Art of Living Happy! It was so exciting to bear witness to another person living the life of their dreams.

My question to you – are you an example of the Art of Living Happy? If you are living a happy life share what you are doing and why you love it so much. If you aren’t living a happy life, tell me why and what you wish you were doing. Maybe we can figure out how to help you achieve your goal! Either way leave a comment and let’s start the conversation.

Love and Blessings,

Art of Living Love

Received an email about Global Love Day – just had to share it with you!  Enjoy and spread the word.  Blessings, Lisa

In just 100 days, we will collectively celebrate our eighth Global Love Day on Sunday, May 1, 2011.  This simple symbolic idea to unite humanity through love, continues to blossom into a grandexample of cross cultural compassion, collaboration and goodwill that keeps expanding worldwide year after year.  Our theme is “love begins with me” and our vision is expressed through these statements…

We are one humanity on this planet.
All life is interconnected and interdependent.
All share in the Universal bond of love.
Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.
With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.
Together we make a difference through love.

We introduced this unique initiative in 2004 and have since connected with individuals and organizations from over 139 countries, presently have over 46 volunteer country, regional, and state coordinators, our flyers are in 36 languages (all available to download on our site) and we have 289 combined proclamations and greetings from governors, mayors, city councils and other prominent elected officials.

Held in conjunction with Global Love Day each year, we are now accepting your art, essay and/or poetry submissions for our related eighth annual Art, Essay and Poetry Invitational.  This is an awesome way to involve our youth along with those of us young at heart.  Guidelines are available on our site and the postmark cut-off date this year for submissions is March 31, 2011.

Many of you are already beginning to share your amazing ideas and local community plans for celebration on May 1 – it is going to be a fantastic year!  We will start posting these on our site soon, so make sure and send us your information.

Take a moment to see the Global Love Day pages for ideas and our vision by visiting our home page at or

While you are there, check out the link to our TLF YouTube nonprofit channel where you can see a variety of videos on Global Love Day along with inspirational ones too.

We can be found on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, Care2, Jumo, Taking it Global and others, and we even have a virtual presence on Second Life.

There are numerous fun and easy ways you can participate and share your love on this day (and every day) and although we provide a variety of suggestions on our web site, we most enjoy your creative inspiration.  Consider forwarding this email, text, write or call your friends, family, community, schools, corporations, governments and media to help with announcing this day.  We are grateful for your kind support.

Be a part of it – Spread the word

Love, light and peace,

The Board – Harold, John, Tam, Lanis, and Erik

Our Country and Regional Coordinators – Lydiah, Raphael, Magda, Martin, Emmanuel, Peris, Keyvan, Wendi, Julie, Shiva, Shed, Sahro, Zuberi, Karim, Falguni, Matthew, Sara, Ebrima, D. Amalraj, Wojciech, Melony, Roger, Deby, Mitzi, Heather, Jana, Kaleemullah, Javier, Bishwanath, Zeina, Kelvin, Neabei, Godwin, Suraj, Tony, Benjamin, Alexander, Balakrishnan, Alex, Rick, Roauf, Rio, Aaron,  Philip, Van, Maria, Tanya and Ariel

The Love Foundation, Inc.

“Inspiring People to Love Unconditionally”

Think: Global Love Day

Feel: Love Begins With Me

Remember: May 1, 2011

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