We’re back! I spent the last two weeks in the company of my very own personal angels, namely my grandsons and new granddaughter. I felt like I was in heaven. Our empty nest was filled again; giggles, curious inquiries, typical terrible two-year old mischief, and the daily new cute things a five month old does to make you appreciate life made the last few weeks glorious.
I did not much time to blog but at night after a fun-filled day, I would retire with a book to catch up on my reading about angels. I came across this book at the bookstore where I took my grandkids for storytime activities. The book, The Crystal Children by Doreen Virtue provides some provocative insights about children. As a former educator and of course mother and grandmother I was fascinated by her definition of Crystal Children. I know that many times in my forty-two years of teaching I must have come across children that fit her descriptions. The book also filled me with hope for the future and for the survival of our beautiful planet.
Curiously, I had flashbacks of my own childhood. I am the only child of my parent’s marriage. They had been widowed and I had siblings sixteen to eighteen years older than me. So I grew up surrounded by older people. I played mostly with my cousins and with my nieces and nephews that were three to four years younger. The nephew I was closest with must have been a Crystal Child. He fits all the descriptors in the book. Unfortunately, he died tragically at the age of twenty-two so I will never know how far his intuitiveness would have taken him. As I think back, I could see him doing the things that “Crystal Children” do like comfort people in need and care so much about nature and animals. He had the deep sensitivity Ms. Virtue speaks about in Chapter four, “The Crystal Children are very much affected by the collective energy of the planet…Crystal Children are here as peace keepers and they tune in when someone is not at peace.” This describes my nephew. Although Ms. Virtue states that these Crystal Children are born after 1995, I believe that maybe there may have been a few around before that and perhaps they have evolved into a new generation.
The book may me reflect on many children that have crossed my paths as a classroom teacher and I hope that I was able to foment their creativeness and intuitiveness somehow. Crystal Children may be at times misunderstood or perceived as slow or may even have been diagnosed as autistic according to the book.
I like to keep an open mind about ideas like the one proposed in the book. I know that the many children that I had the privilege to teach were all unique and some gave me much food for thought and others taught me and helped me in many ways. Perhaps some of them were Crystal Children or simply unique individuals as I liked to call them but if there is a new generation of Crystal Children being born then we are in luck as a civilization.
I finally know how to call on my angel. It is amazing how it happens. The communication is non-verbal. I need to be still and in my mind begin my conversation. I become one with my angel. The conversation is very intimate. The stillness and oneness are amazing. The energy is intense. You just have to know what it is you want or need. For me it transforms the talk into a prayer. At the end of the conversation I feel lighter and energetic.
Here is a drawing from my imagination.
Amidst all the events regarding the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina I chose these quotes which resonate in my mind. My prayers are with the victim’s families. I hope there they are surrounded with light and the guidance of God and their respective angels. As one of the family members decreed: “Love will win.” Peace to all.
“Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the Son of peace to you.”
– Celtic Benediction
“We must accept finite disappointment
but we must never lose infinite hope.”
– Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela
* And Because I could not stick to just three, here are a few more:
“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” -Maya Angelou
“Everything now, we must assume, is in our hands; we have no right to assume otherwise. If we do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world.” – James Baldwin
Blue Angel from the Heavens above
Fill the earth with lots of love
I pray that
everytime we look up at the stars
we remind ourselves
of our oneness.
In the light
so bright, and warm
like in a mother’s womb
we are one.
“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”
Angels dwell in all gardens
their presence will be clear
when the aroma of lavender
surrounds you and you feel free of fear.
“And behold an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them. Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.”
I finally get what it means. “Don’t worry be happy.”
I started reading Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to be loving instead of too nice by Doreen Virtue. Even though I do not consider myself to be an Earth Angel, I worry about many things a lot which according to the book is characteristic of an Earth Angel.
When you worry it creates tension and can actually affect your health and well-being. Of course we all worry about our love ones. The problem is when you worry all the time. I have suffered from severe back pain for the majority of my adult life. Can this pain stem from my constant worry?
I must heed to the advice in the book. It is a great read by the way. No more worrying for me. We attract the very thing that we worry about by worrying. The author suggests you write down what worries you and not keep things inside. This is the reason why some people develop cardiovascular disease.
I inherited my worry genes from my mother. She was a strong lady but she did have a tendency to worry quite a bit. She did have a hard life. She lost her first husband at age twenty-eight and was left with two young girls. She remarried and was widowed again. She also lived through very tough economic woes. So I guess she was entitled to worry. I want to change the trend. I drive my children nuts sometimes. I will call them to make them aware of a recall or some event that made me worry about them. They rather keep things from me so I do not worry. When I find out about something they could have shared with me then I get upset. I tell them I will worry about them until the day I kick the bucket. But deep inside I wish I could free myself from having to worry about things that are so unlikely to happen in the first place.
I have to work on this behavior. I will ask my angel to help me with this. So my mantra will be “Don’t worry be happy.”