Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Injured Angels: Who helps the helpers?
Most of us are familiar with the idea that it is Angels who protect, guide and love humans. But what happens when an Angel is in trouble? Here, Angel Reach reader Heledd from Bangor (North Wales), shares her unusual story:
“One depressingly hot night last summer, I couldn’t sleep. Everything in my life felt like it had fallen apart. I’d split from my husband of 23 years a couple of months previously, and I had also recently been burgled, which had left me feeling vulnerable and wounded. I was so worried about someone breaking in again, I wouldn’t even leave the window open anymore, and the intense heat was suffocating me. I started to weep I was so miserable, my tear drops soaking the pillow.
Then something unusual happened. The room was filled by the most beautiful overpowering scent, like jasmine, which filtered into the room on a strong, cool breeze (even though all the windows and doors in the house were shut). The tears on my pillow instantly evaporated. I heard an unfamiliar voice exclaiming ‘don’t cry, don’t cry!’, and hushing me. I felt my spirits lift, and I began to fall into a deep, peaceful sleep, as if I were a child again. As I was falling asleep, I noticed a sprig of heather had appeared from nowhere, and was lying in my open hand. I wasn’t scared, because Angels had occasionally visited me before, and they knew I was personally comforted by flowers, as I had grown up playing in fields of them.
I was beginning to dream when I woke up with a sudden jolt, as there was a light dazzling me. I sat bolt upright in my bed, terrified someone was breaking in again. But what I saw instead was a light flickering urgently in the corner of my room, about half-way up the wall, and I could hear a kind of pained cry. I wondered what on earth to do, but then there was a second blast of light, and the crying stopped abruptly. I went to the corner where the light had been, and found some unusual and exotic petals lying there,which looked like they had come from foreign flowers."
Heledd, Bangor, Angel Reach Reader.
So what happened?
The staff at Angel Reach believe that the Angel may have been wounded in some way trying to help Heledd. Heledd says she didn’t recognise this particular Angel’s voice, suggesting it was a new Angel to her. It could have been a relatively inexperienced Angel, the equivalent of a teenager in our world. Whilst Angels do leave signs they have been there occasionally (such as feathers), they tend to already be carrying these from their travels around the universe. And they don't normally try to leave more than one thing, even if this Angel was trying to help out of concern. The Angel might have sensed Heledd was comforted by flowers, as they often gently probe our minds when we're upset, but it may then have dashed too quickly between different places on the earth, to find some exciting new flowers for her. It seemed to be overdoing the need to comfort her. It may have then got stuck in our world, explaining the flickering light, and the second blast of light was probably another Angel rescuing it (possibly one of Heledd's usual Angels).
What do you think? Was Heledd’s Angel injured? If it was, why was the Angel injured? Or do angels get tired, have less energy, and then become more likely to become trapped? Let us know your thoughts and any Angel stories you may have.