On the 4th day of Christmas my true love said to me; “It’s time to introduce your angels and ancestors. The debate between theology and experiential cannot be explained or reasoned away; it’s time for you to speak your truth and share a few of your experiences.” Following up on the story of the of Sleeping Beauty, you may recall there are 3 fairies that come to help. In the original texts these women were not fairies in fact they were wisewomen. In the Apocrypha from the Greek bible another verse from Sirach really gave food for thought. As in Sirach 33 verse 24 “the wisdom of this scribe depends on the opportunity of leisure only the one with little business can become wise.” In today’s society where we value busyness and achievement, it’s so hard to take the time to just stop, reflect, meditate and learn to just be.
I have known for the last two years or even longer that my goal has been to spend a third of my time with clients, a third online, and the other third writing my book and yet I work full time with my clients. I don’t stop. I try to squeeze in extra hours to the day and I am left exhausted and unfulfilled. Now, I know how to set goals and I am a high achiever and busyness is my addiction; actually, was my addiction. It has nearly been 10 years since I went on my first forty-day pilgrimage and in this time, I have learned the value of just being; of taking time, out of sitting in the unknown and in the silence as this is where we hear the answers to the cries of our soul. It is a place where we come face to face with the constructs of our life. Where we take off the glasses of all that we thought we knew, and we start to see more clearly and learn to ask more questions. While sitting in church one Easter, day I had heard the Easter story so many times before that I decided I would read the bible instead. I opened to the book of Matthew 27 v 21 AND oh my gosh! I could not believe what I was reading! It was like I was reading a totally new book, I had never noticed or comprehended what was written. In Mathew 27v 21 “at the moment Jesus takes his last breath the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tomb was also opened and many bodies of Saints who had fallen asleep were raised. After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the holy city and appeared too many.” WOW celebration and liberation. The saints who had fallen asleep were seen by many. Perhaps there is more to learn about the spiritual realm! Rather than fear it, we should embrace it. For too long I had been careful with whom I could share my personal experiences of angel visitation and visits from my ancestors. Over the next couple of weeks I searched the scriptures. I needed answers, how could I explain hearing the voice of my deceased maternal Grandmother’s voice. Many years earlier I heard her voice telling me “Do not be afraid, your fear stops you from hearing from the heavens, listen to the Angel in the room and write down all he shows you.” Tomorrow I will write a transcript of my journal from that night, as that night planted a seed within me; that I have nurtured and fought with, for the last 30 years. It was the 6th of January 1992. That seedling is now a tree with roots, a strong trunk and ready to bear fruit. Tomorrows blog will explore some of my learning from the holy scriptures that gave me the freedom to release my fear and see in the spirit. Angels first appeared to the women I wonder why?