By accident (NOT!), she left it behind...... soooooo, I took that as a sign and decided to take it with me on my commute to work and read it. "To Heaven and Back" spoke to me! I DID connect to it, the same way I connected to Mary Soliel's book, "I Can See Clearly Now: How Synchronicity Illuminates our Lives". It's as if it was put in my path to help clarify the questions in my heart at these particular times in my life.
Kinda funny how both of these books are written by a MARY!
LOL ~ Mary is everywhere in my life!
A particular paragraph in this book I feel compelled to share here is in the chapter called, "Conversing with an Angel", page 98:
We are each given the opportunity and privilege to come to earth for different reasons. Somtimes we come in order that we may personally develop kindness, patience, joy, peace, goodness, fathfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Sometimes we come to help someone else develop the fruits of the spirit. We all come to earth to become more Christ-like, as noted in Romans 8.
This is a beautiful chapter.
Another paragraph that spoke to me, regarding angels as messengers from above, was on page 134:
Truly, God's messengers are everywhere and come to us in the forms that we can and will accept. That may mean a great grey owl or another sort of creature, to one person, and a human being to another.
..... when describing one of my conversations with an angel in a sundrenched field in heaven, there are angels all around us and we each have "personal" angels who watch over us all day, every day. They help us, nudge us, and guide us in all sorts of little ways that we usually don't notice. Sometimes they push us forward and sometimes they pull us backward. Always, they want very much for us to follow the path that has been laid out for us by God.
I love acknowledge and am grateful for all my signs and messengers!