One final blog re-posting, since all can't read the blog:
My first "up close and personal" angelic encounter happened in the summer of 1995. At that time, I lived in Daytona Beach, Florida. I loved to sit in a chair on a private stretch of beach, but with the encroaching condominiums, those private areas got few and far between. I eventually had to drive up to St. Augustine Beach to find at least a bit of solitude. For several miles, cars could drive on the beach, but in one direction only. I drove almost to the end of the stretch of beach, where I could be alone to read, meditate and just enjoy listening to the waves breaking on shore and the sea gulls singing as they dove into the ocean for fish. I could also watch porpoises and pelicans playing. I sat my chair out and enjoyed the solitude for about 2 hours, with only an occasional interruption from a passing car. Finally, I put everything back into the car and started to drive home... but, what I didn't realize until then was that I had backed the car into some soft sand, and the tires had sunk into it just far enough to prevent me from going anywhere. I tried scraping a path in front of the tires, but only got myself in deeper when I tried to pull out. I then found some twigs and rocks to place in front of the tires in an attempt to give them more traction... but it was all a futile effort. During this entire time, not one single car drove past, nor did I see anyone anywhere in any direction. Finally, I just went and sat in the car, closed my eyes and asked "the powers that be" for help out of my situation. Immediately, I heard a knock on my window. I looked up and two guys who appeared to be in their mid-20s were standing there. Where had they come from? I had just looked in every direction, and there was no one to be seen! I rolled down the window, and they asked if they could help. I said, "Yes!" I started the car, and they said to slowly apply pressure to the accelerator, and they would push the car out of the soft sand. It worked like a charm. I thanked them for their help, and reached for my wallet to get them a very nice tip for their efforts. When I turned back to give them the money, there was no one anywhere to be seen. And I could see for at least a half mile in all directions. They had seemingly just vanished into thin air. As I looked out over the ocean before I drove home, I saw a cloud that was shaped very much like an angel. I then knew what had happened.
The next major angelic manifestation to occur in my life happened in the spring of the year 2000, when I developed West Nile Virus (the doctors had no clue what it was at that time, and guessed it to be Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, since that was the first year West Nile Virus had ventured into the western North Carolina area). At the worst of it, for 2 days and nights, my head hurt so badly that I prayed to die ( the only analogy I can use to describe the pain is that it felt as if a grizzly bear was inside my head trying to claw its way out, and a lumberjack was outside trying to beat the bear back into my head with a sledge hammer). During the second night of the worst pain, my fever was quite high, and I could find no position to lie down that would ease my pain and discomfort. I was alone in the house, and ended up lying on the sofa in the living room. I was crying and praying to die, when I felt a hand caress my head... and a voice commanded the pain to be gone so I could rest. I opened my eyes and saw a shadowy figure sitting beside me in the misty late night darkness. I asked who it was, but no voice answered... yet in my mind I heard the word, "Raphael", then fell into a deep sleep. When I awoke the next morning, the pain was completely gone, as was the fever... and I started getting well. I thought I had been dreaming or hallucinating, but something deep inside me said, "No", it was real. (At that time, I didn't even know who the archangels were). I searched the internet for information on Raphael, and when I saw that he is "God's compassionate healer", a big smile broke out on my face, and I KNEW! I have felt the presence of Raphael and other angelic beings many times since, and the angelic realm is a big part of my life.
I am ME.... and that is that!
Below is a picture of my pride & joy... Miss Kasha.