This was an interesting question for me, because my book is about the journey of life, and as any of us can attest, the journey includes deep sorrows. I cried a lot when I wrote my book, because my heart was free to do so. But, my struggle was not about sorrows.
This is my response to Rev. Nock:
“My answer may surprise you. The most difficult writing task was sharing my experiences of angels. My career in education was built on logic and proven facts; my experiences of angels defied such knowledge. To publically share these encounters meant risking my academic credibility. The angel visitations were like nothing I had ever known before, and I felt very vulnerable writing about them. Yet, these ethereal beings were integral to my life story. In the end, I chose to speak my truth and let readers decide as they may.”
Perhaps you too find it difficult to speak or write about experiences of a spiritual nature. It feels risky to share that which cannot be quantified or analyzed in the traditional manner. But I wonder, in sheltering our hearts from possible judgment or rejection, are we holding this most precious part of ourselves captive?
Since publishing my book last summer, many readers have shared their spiritual experiences with me. I’ve listened to stories about deceased loved ones, about angelic interventions, about unexplained healing phenomena. And though each story is unique, there is commonality. They, like me, realize--we are never alone, and we are deeply loved.
C.S. Lewis wrote, "Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see." And so I wonder, what would our world look like if we could see these miracles?