Stay open to the present to find love and support
Last winter, I learned of the powerful work and messages of Irish mystic, international bestselling author, and spiritual leader Lorna Byrne. I was truly riveted. As a writer, I’ve watched countless videos, webinars, interviews and TED talks with international bestselling authors and thought leaders. But Byrne’s interview was something completely different: she resonates with the power of pure, loving energy like no one I’ve ever seen before.
During this past holiday season, I felt compelled to read all of her books including my favorite, Angels In My Hair. Byrne’s messages of love, compassion, kindness, and unconditional support from the angels made a tremendous impact on me.
I was so moved that I reached out to Byrne and asked if she’d be open to doing a webinar with me. Being able to converse openly about her experiences with the angelic world, and to be able to ask my most burning questions without fear, was a beautiful and transformative experience for me.
Here’s a look at our conversation “Messages from The Angels for 2017”
When I learned of Byrne’s new book Angels at My Fingertips, I raced to buy it. I started reading it yesterday, and an amazing thing happened. In the beginning of book, there’s a long passage about how guardian angels are reaching out to us continually, doing their best to leave us signs of their love and support.
Sadly, most of us miss the signs completely, or don’t recognize them for what they are. Often, they appear as bird feathers in unexpected places. But most of us never notice them.
In her book, Byrne shares a story of a fisherman who’s deeply worried about the welfare of his family, and is asking continually for a sign from God that all will be well. His guardian angel continues to leave bird feathers for him, but he doesn’t notice. Until finally, he does. He stops, looks at it and puts it in his pocket. His guardian angel then embraces him.
Byrne also mentions in the book that as a young child, she was deeply longing to find a beautiful black and white feather, and promptly her guardian angel helped one appear for her.
As I read this, I was reminded of how stunningly beautiful it is to receive signs of loving, compassionate help in our lives. Whether you believe in the existence of angels or not, we all know that being helped by someone who is in loving, harmonious sympathy with our desires and with our heart and soul, is a magical, transformative experience.
I believe in angels and have been conversing with and writing to my angels for many years now. For me, it’s been a process full of love, learning and enlightenment. I don’t feel alone in the world anymore, even during the darkest, loneliness and most chaotic times.
Right after reading this passage of Byrne’s book, I took my 11-year old beagle, Lily, for a walk. Lily has been extremely stressed and overwhelmed this past month, as we’ve made a huge change, moving from a large house and property in the quietness and privacy of woods to a very busy apartment building in a bustling new city. During this big move of ours and after, I’ve been praying to the angels for assistance for Lily, to help calm and soothe her when she gets overly-stressed.
Ten steps out the door on our walk, I heard a loud, “urgent” chirping, much louder than chirping I normally encounter. I looked up to see what was making such a beautiful racket. I saw two sweet little birds on the branch right above my head. I then looked down at Lily, and this is what I saw at my feet:
I scooped it up and knew in my heart this was a sign, surprisingly not only for Lily, but for me too. It was a reminder that we are loved, cared for and supported through this time of massive change. And for me, it’s a reminder to breathe deeply, be more present, to relax and simply let go of all the worry and strain—not unlike the fisherman in Byrne’s book. I felt truly comforted and soothed.
An amazing sequel to this story is that today, I looked down on the floor by my desk, and I found this laying there:
This moving experience brought to mind several questions that I’d love to answer, and ask you to answer too:
What challenges are you facing right now that would be made easier with some loving support to help?
Are you truly open to the signs that support, love and compassion is very near – from this world or the angelic one?
Are you allowing yourself to be fully present for at least a few minutes each day, to breathe deeply, restore your calm and balance, and to see and embrace the signs of help?
If you were to get the kind of loving help you’re longing for, what might be possible for you?
Finally, where can you find that loving, compassionate and gentle help you need to get moving?
I hope you’ll answer those questions, and begin to open yourself to the signs of love and support that is at your fingertips.
This article originally appeared on KathyCaprino.com and is republished here with permission.
Kathy Caprino, M.A. is an international career and personal success coach, writer, speaker and leadership developer dedicated to the advancement of women worldwide. Considered a “brave up” expert for professionals, Kathy is the author of Breakdown, Breakthrough, and Founder of Ellia Communications, Inc., the Amazing Career Project and Amazing Career™ Coach Certification training. Kathy is also a Forbes, Huffington Post and LinkedIn contributor,