"Be happy with yourself, choose joy.
Perhaps it is time for you to pray more and worry less."

...the angels


Angel Message from Australia

It was the post-Christmas school holidays. I was one of small handful of graduate students staying in the dormitory rooms on campus at the University of Illinois in Champaign. I had told my parents that it would be a good time to study and do some research but mostly I needed to get away from them and to reflect on the year. In that year I had gone through a very painful divorce, survived a rather serious automobile accident. Plus I'd had numerous tests including a bone marrow biopsy and been diagnosed with a "myeloproliferative disorder", and gone through a course of chemotherapy. This was a condition that is normally diagnosed in "old people" and I'd read that the prognosis for someone young was poor. The divorce had left me heavily in debt, I had $25 for food/expenses for the next 4 weeks, and I missed my Old English sheepdog and my Siamese cat who I had to give up when I moved into the dormitory. The stress of school, working two part-time jobs, plus a teaching assistantship on top of my illness had taken a huge toll and I had lost nearly 60 pounds in less than 9 months and I looked terrible. I had never felt so miserable or alone in my life.

I was overcome with emotion and a feeling of total despair. I could see no hope for the future I had planned and therefore no reason to live. I wanted my life to end so that I would not have to face a future without completing my doctorate or achieving my goals, not to mention more chemotherapy and the potential transformation of my disorder into a type of leukemia. Finally, I lay down sobbing on my bed and asked the rhetorical question, "Why me?!?" I expected no answer because I was certain that God had deserted me.

Suddenly there was a crystal clear voice inside my head that said "It is not your time. You have a higher purpose to fulfill in life. You will not understand it now. But it is not your time to die." Although I couldn't see it, I could feel the presence and I realized that it was an angel in the room speaking to me with certainty, authority, and complete love. Almost as suddenly as the voice came to me, it was gone. I was left with a strong sense of peace and knowledge that the angel had spoken the truth and that I must not give in to the doctor's prognosis or my parentís desires for me to quit my graduate program and come home to live with them .

I've never forgotten those words and that experience in 1976 had a powerful impact on my life. Needless to say, I didn't quit the graduate program and I passed the "10 year life expectancy" with flying colors with the disorder well under control, and the 25 year anniversary as well. And I know that a part of my life purpose is to teach others and as my instant Angelspeake message said, "use your own experience, strength, and hope to teach others."

I don't know the name of the Angel that came to me that night, but "Thank you!" for being there for me that night, and always.


Our Reply:  Thanks, Melody for sharing your angel experience. We love to hear how the angels work in peopleís lives.  

Barbara and Trudy

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