Such lovely words from such a lovely lady that has been through much in recent years. And yes, we are never alone, even if we feel very alone, we never are. There have been times in my life, despite my strong connection with spirit and the Angels, despite my strong spirituality, that even I have felt alone. Totally alone, unable to feel them round me, unable to hear their words of encouragement.
It is then that I recall that lovely poem called 'Footprints in the sand', which I will reproduce here:
Footprints in the sand
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."
The LORD replied:
"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."
written by Carolyn Joyce Carty
And we are carried during those times, whether or not we feel it or see it. When I reflect back on those times, there was always someone there for me, reminding me that spirit and the Angels were with me, and I do believe my friends were acting on behalf of the angels to support me through and keep me going. We all go through tough times, and that's just when we don't need to hear 'what doesn't break you makes you stronger'. Yeah? Well it doesn't feel like that at the time, I can assure you!
I have been told by spirit that I chose this life partly so I could teach others how to survive similar experiences by my example. It feels like a huge responsibility, but it's one I take on because at least it means that someone else doesn't need to suffer quite as much as I did; it helps me to make sense of what I've been through and be accepting of calling of my spiritual path. And no, I'm not angry or bitter, I am still here, I still keep learning the lessons my soul needs and help others along the way.
And of course, offering Angel card readings is another way that I can help and guide people. It is not a career path I would have consciously chosen; indeed I never imagined this is what I would be doing. But spirit and the Angels clearly have a plan for me, and I have been gently pushed in this direction; so I take it willingly and with love.
I have been blessed to help many people with my readings, it amazes me sometimes just what I see and it never ceases to amaze me how the clients that are drawn to me are going through similar experiences to ones I have gone through not long before. I am able to say with complete honesty and conviction "I do know how you feel"; and my wonderful spirit guide shows me what that client needs to do for their highest and greatest good, to enable them to move the situation forward. My guide shows them how to heal.