A Profusion of Angels

A Profusion of Angels


My wife’s Aunt Carol is a registered nurse with many years of experience, so she watched with great professional interest as the resuscitation team worked frantically to revive the patient after her heart suddenly arrested…not just once but three times.

The patient had been in conscious sedation in the cardiac cath-lab while undergoing stent replacement when she suddenly arrested, an event all too common in cath labs. Aunt Carol and others waited and watched silently, while code blue echoed through the halls. Suddenly the room was filled with specialized personnel, and like a choreographed dance team, they swarmed over the patient.

Aunt Carol was aware of what she later described as a profusion of angels, and a feeling of great peace and joy. You see, my Aunt Carol was not just an observer…she was also the patient.

Aunt Carol’s daughter, Carol Sue, also an RN, explained to my wife Carolyn (another RN…the family is very fond of the name Carol and its variations, and is also big on registered nurses) and me that she was in the waiting room and was unaware of her mother’s dire emergency. She learned all about it later, and she learned most of it from her mother, who calmly watched the whole thing with her protective profusion of angels.

Now I’ve heard of near-death experiences before, but this one was related first hand to me by someone who is simply incapable of telling a lie. In fact, she later told the doctor exactly what went on and that she had died three times. He blinked, because she was unconscious and could not have known all those facts. But somehow, she did know, and so he confirmed her account.

We were visiting her in a rehabilitation facility, where she was learning to function again. Aunt Carol is a gorgeous redhead, somewhere in her 80’s, and I have always adored her and Uncle Johnny. They live on the family ranch in south-central Arizona, and we love to visit, eat her great Mexican food and hear Uncle Johnny play the guitar and serenade us.

When her daughter Carol Sue told us in the rehab center that she did not witness the efforts to save her mother’s life, Aunt Carol quietly spoke up and said, “I saw it all.”

Her account of what she saw, the calm, serene peace she felt as she watched the team fight to save her life, and the love radiating from the ‘profusion’ of angels surrounding her, have all had a profound effect on me. Suddenly, the sweet truth of a promised everlasting life after death has been confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt by a very dear aunt whom I would trust with my life.

And with my soul.

By the way, angels don’t have wings. They don’t wear clothes either, yet they are not naked. And they are round. Sort of.

Aunt Carol can explain.

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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Wow, would I love to talk with your Aunt Carol. This type experience has been reported too many times by credible people to not be true. When an unconscious patient can describe in detail what took place in the Operating Room or other Critical Care facility, how can it not be true?

Great to see you writing this type story my friend.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Great story which I believe and angel description. Hope this means we will be seeing each other one day soon. lol

Not kidding though.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

My mother told me when she was dying, that she believed in angels and they were with her. She was not afraid and she said my dad was waiting for her just a short distance away. That brought peace to us all, we all knew how much she had missed him.

My uncle had this experience. He also told us about it and lived the rest of his life with a calm, serene expression. Nothing upset him anymore.


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SubRon7 3 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Wow, Will, a very beautiful hub, and hearing you say what you said about an everlasting life after death is now much more believable to me too.

Thank you, my friend!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is such a beautiful story Will. I have not seen or had the experience but i believe. I had a patient, a young man in his late thirties who was in a coma, and had not opened his eyes since being admitted on my ward. When i entered his room he opened his eyes , looked up at the ceiling, and smiled the most beautiful smile. He passed away that night. I will always believe he saw angels coming to escort him home. Thank you for sharing...


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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Such a beautiful experience for all of your family, Will. It is wonderful to hear about Angels, how they protect and guide us spiritually. I have been in touch with Angels many times throughout my life, and I know they are there for us. Thank you for sharing this story.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Such a beautiful story and one in which I fully believe. I have added a link from this hub to mine titled Stories - My Personal Proof of an Afterlife. Isn't it nice to think that this life is not the only one for our existence! I look forward to seeing all of my loved ones who have passed beyond this life into the next someday. All kinds of up votes and sharing.


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diogenes 3 years ago from UK and Mexico

Moving account which again confirms Will can turn his hand to any subject and hold his audience enthralled.

Bob


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suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

I believe in angels - thanks for sharing this hopeful story.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Mike,

She lives on the ranch near where we had Mexican Food!


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Jackie,

She said she knew they were angels immediately, although they were not at all like what artists have always envisioned.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Becky,

Aunt Carol told us that she has no fear of dying at all, because she has seen what awaits her.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi James,

Like Thomas and my good friend Diogenes, we all have our lingering doubts, but now I do not. It was a gift, and a peek into the other side.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Ruby,

Aunt Carol said she knew that it was not yet her time, because she still has work to do. Perhaps it is spreading the word on what she has witnessed.

Come to think of it, maybe I'm helping!


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Phyllis,

Next time you see an angel, put in a good word for an old sinner like me.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you for sharing and reminding me, Peggy! I forgot to share it!


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Bob,

I thought of skeptical old you as I wrote this, because I have no doubt that her story is true. Maybe this is all about you!


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Suziecat!

Great to see you, and I agree!


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Angela Blair 3 years ago from Central Texas

What a touching and uplifting Hub, Will -- I devoured -- and believe -- every word of it. How fortunate you are to have a relative who can confirm the hereafter -- positively. I share her belief absolutely. Best/Sis


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Angela!

It was an amazing thing to hear, especially coming from someone you know would never make it up.


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FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

The only thing better than seeing Angels, is living to tell the story.

Welcome back, did you and Wayne coordinate to come back on the same day?


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks Jim,

I don't know about Wayne, but I'm only publishing stuff like this, and HubPages has this rated as 'low quality' and beneath their high standards.

The last featured Hub I saw was information on how to stretch the holes in your earlobes.

Now that's quality stuff!


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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

"Next time you see an angel, put in a good word for an old sinner like me." Hahaha - you got it, Will. :)


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks, Phyllis!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

I love your hint at an angels true description at the end! They dwell among us. Great story Sir.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Cannot believe, Will, that Hubpages labeled your excellent, mesmerizing hub as 'low quality.' Makes me wonder about their standards. So the angels are unclothed but not naked, and round, sort of. Hmmmmmm. May we all experience those angels one day ... but not yet!


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Wayne!


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi drbj!

This is a high quality, featured Hub according to Hubpages:

https://tatring.com/piercing-types/How-to-Stretch-...

And that's why there's an exodus!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

You hit the nail on the head, Will. High quality indeed.

In the mean time; the poets and story writers will make a buck fifty this year!


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Wayne!

About a year and a half ago, Adsense closed my account and took the measly $56 I had earned. No explanation other than there had been a 'violation'.

Hubpages is not about writing. It's about drawing attention from search engines and the resulting ad revenues.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

This is an awesome hub, Will. Will you do a follow up about the angels? I'd love to hear what your Aunt Carol had to say.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Bravewarrior!

She is now so serene that no words are necessary. She has seen the other side, and it's breathtakingly beautiful and joyful.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Lovely story, WillStarr. It is so absolutely reassuring when we have these encounters with our eternal lives. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful experience of your trusted Auntie.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Peg.

If you knew Aunt Carol, you'd know why there's no doubting her word.


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

It's a blessed gift when the reality of whats in this beautful creation we are all experiencingi is experieced in the way Aunt Carol did. Congradulations also on your widespread success I've been hearing about Mr. Will Starr.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Hi Will,

I love hearing such stories from people I trust. You are one of those, which makes it special.

I too, witnessed my own mother's account of Angels, as she layed on her death bed. Just a few hours before her passing, she looked up at me with a look I will never forget...as she described angels in her room. She was filled with peace and excitement.

Though it hurt so much when she did pass, I was still able to find some comfort with her sharing that experience with me.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Alastar Packer!

Say hello to South Carolina for me! I still have two acres there.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Chris,

We cry for our own loss, because they are in Paradise.


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resspenser 3 years ago from South Carolina

Enjoyed this hub, Will. I believe too. You publishing elsewhere? Working on a new book?


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Good to see you, Will. Your Aunt Carol sounds like a wonderful woman. (My mother, Charlotte, was a gorgeous redhead too, as is my new baby granddaughter, Charlie…her namesake.) I firmly believe in angels and the afterlife, although I don’t think this is an experience that everyone will come to know. Faith and love has a lot to do with it, as your beautiful story of Carol clearly shows. I have no doubt she loves your visits with them on the ranch. Her Mexican food sounds great, as well as Johnny’s serenade on the guitar. These are the moments we treasure. Thanks for sharing, Will.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Ronnie and thank you.

I'm on this site:

http://www.stevenfromholzsister.com/

It's Angela Blair's site.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Genna,

Aunt Carol, like me, married into a Hispanic ranching family, and they are all very warm and loving. The ranch is right at 150 years old.


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LadyFiddler 3 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Hi WillStarr it's been awhile since good to see you again, Nice story about your Aunt Carol , angels are real...........

Thanks for sharing

God bless you :)


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, LadyFiddler!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

So good to read your work again! Angels are intriguing---


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Audrey,

Aunt Carol is doing well! We plan on going to the family ranch soon to see her and Uncle Johnny.


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

A beautiful story which is full of hope.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Anna, and say hello to my kinfolk for me!


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DrGaneshPaudel 2 years ago from Lanzhou, China

You are a beautiful writer.. Be happy


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, DrGaneshPaudel!


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savvydating 2 years ago

I love these types of stories. I've read so many books about angel encounters and NDE experiences. Furthermore, I believe this story because, as you stated, your aunt cannot tell a lie, not to mention... everything she saw happening in the physical/earthly realm was accurate. You are so fortunate, Will, to be so close to someone who has had this experience. On the other hand, these experiences are frightening for the family. You never know if your loved one will make it through, so what I'm really trying to say is that your Aunt Carol will always be a reminder to you of the heavenly care we receive from above. Yea!

Up & awesome.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, savvydating!

She called a few days ago to wish me a happy birthday, so she's still with us!


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Great reading and a story of uplifting hope - I loved it, Will. I came back for another read on this beautiful Sunday morning.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Peg!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I am so thrilled about your share of this experience. I have had similar happenings and it is always amazing! Wow! God really does hear our prayers and works in mysterious ways to answer them at times. Blessings.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Dianna.

My Aunt Carol is someone who would never lie about such a thing, so this is a true story. She's part of the Hispanic side of the family.


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

I believe in angels and the afterlife. Thank you for sharing this experience with your Aunt Carol. God is soooo good.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Grand Old Lady!


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida

Angels are real for certain.

They are present in my life and in the lives of my loved ones as well as in your life and many others.

My sister has had two near death experiences....she was clinically dead for many minutes and she tells of her experience in a hub I have shared here. Had I not heard her recounting I may not believe in such experiences.

thanks for sharing this with us.

Angels are winging their way to you this afternoon ps


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WillStarr 23 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, pstraubie48!


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Brite-Ideas 22 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Oh my, you had me riveted while reading this - it's one of my favorite topics to read about NDE's and the afterlife. I have no doubt that Aunt Carol has been gifted a glimpse into the next chapter. Amazing.


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WillStarr 22 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Brite-Ideas!


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Adventuretravels 22 months ago from London UK

I loved reading this story. It's all very mysterious isn't it. Believing in Angels has never done anybody any harm. I like to think they are true and that they help us when we are in need. I think I'll write my own story about what happened to me - there you have inspired me - are you sure you're not Angel? You write like one, but when I look at your photo I see a very handsome cowboy! lol Thanks. Shared.


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ladyguitarpicker 22 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Hi, I enjoyed this story very much. I believe the story your aunt told. We are the aliens here we have to go to our real home. What we do here does matter in the next life. I have a granddaughter who also had this experience, I believe her and have never heard a lie from her. Thanks for sharing your amazing story.


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Elsie Hagley 22 months ago from New Zealand

Really enjoyed reading this article and I do believe in angels, they are all around us only we don't know it until the right time comes and then we will know it, as they take us to the next venture in our life that is never ending.

We all have to be believers in something why not angels they are the saviours of our life.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story.


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WillStarr 22 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Adventuretravels for your kind words and for your 'handsome cowboy' flattery. Your check is in the mail! ^-^


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WillStarr 22 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Adventuretravels for your kind words and for your 'handsome cowboy' flattery. Your check is in the mail! ^-^


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WillStarr 22 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, ladyguitarpicker!


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WillStarr 22 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Elsie Hagley! There must be angels, because I'm still in one piece!

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