Voices of Hope
My Friend Talks to Angels
By Audrey Hope
My friend talks to angels, really. I met her several years ago, while I was working in a clothing store on Main Street in Santa Monica. This beautiful woman came in the shop to ask about the white bracelet in the window, and later told me that she knows the angels. I laughed. It was several weeks later, when my laughter changed into awe. My new friend, Donna Sheraton, was telling me the truth.
Her angel story began in the summer of ’92. Donna and her husband were sailing on their yacht to the Bahamas. Donna was suffering with kidney problems, and bedridden. She decided that a few months of living on a boat was better than dying in a hospital. She put her life in God’s hands. Then there was the storm.
It was a near-death experience, she said. “The waves were crashing over the bow, and the boat was violently pounding up and down. The storm felt like it would never end. The pounding was taking a toll on my kidneys. It was like someone was sticking a knife through me. Every muscle and bone ached. I couldn’t take it anymore. Asking God to release me from my pain, I felt myself slipping away. My spirit was pulled from my body. I was being sucked up like a speck of dust.”
“It is still vivid in my mind,” Donna continues. “Suddenly there was a brilliant white light. I was drawn to it. Entering the light, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of deep peace. Several angels emerged from the light. They had no distinct feature, just silhouettes of glowing white light. Gracefully, these ethereal angels floated toward me surrounding me with their healing light. It was then I realized that I too, was glowing with this radiant light. Suspended in this realm of light, the angels began communicating directly to my spirit. Then I heard a voice telling me I had to go back, I had a mission to complete. I had been given a second chance at life.
Donna was healed by the angels and afterwards an inner radiance manifested through her hands, as a gift for painting angels. She feels their luminous energy flow through her. Her vision of the angelic realm transfers a feeling of peace to the viewer giving them their own healing experience. Her amazing work has sold all over the world and has found its way into the homes of celebrities, humanitarians, and spiritual leaders.
Donna’s story has graced the major media. Her miracles have been documented. Once in 1995, Donna was strolling on Venice Beach with her friend. Suddenly her friend was hit by a stray bullet to the upper back. He was bleeding to death. Donna put one hand on his heart and one on his wound. When she took her hand off, the bleeding stopped. Her friend fully recovered and left the hospital the next day. At UCLA hospital, they call Donna’s friend, “the miracle boy.”
I know it is hard for people to believe in angels. There is no evidence that would hold up in a court of law — angels don’t leave footprints. But for those touched by an angel, their experience brings their own ring of truth. This is proven by the way people’s lives are transformed, in the peace they find by the experience.
I went searching for facts about angels and found that in our sane scientific world, 75 percent of Americans believe in angels and almost 35 percent claim to have had a personal encounter with them. Of the 20 million who had a brush with death, 8 million said they were met by angels.
So angels do hover. They exist in every religion, in every culture, in every civilization, since the beginning of time. Though scientists try to explain them, and theologians debate them, and artists and poets try to capture them, angels remain. Their significance is not in who or what they are, but in what they do. But putting our attention on them, we are led into the extraordinary, into a landscape of miracle-minded thinking that can expand our consciousness, open our hearts and turn our humanness into divinity.
Donna now paints the archangels in oils in Positano, Italy. Surrounded by the great masters, her pallet is rich in color and vibrancy because of the emerald sea and the town built into the amazing mountain. The beauty of nature is her inspiration. “One day I saw the clouds streaking up and down and it looked like angels hovering in the sky,” she told me. But I know Donna is there to be close to Michaelangelo.
Her paintings are for sale. Please check out her website at www.angelvisions.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org If you can put one of her angels on your walls, it is a small price to pay for a touch of heaven.
Audrey Hope is the spiritual counselor at Passages Rehab in Malibu. Audrey is the host and of “REAL WOMEN,” an international talk show dedicated to life-altering perspectives that can transform our world. Write to email@example.com
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