ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Angel Encounter: A True Personal Story

Updated on July 28, 2014

Guardian Angel

An angel watching over her charges.
An angel watching over her charges. | Source

What Happened

Caught Me

My mind knew that perching

on the top of the deck railing

Alone

in the back of the house

where no one would see me

for QUITE a while

in order to stretch tip-toe

to remove a nail from the siding

was not

using the best judgment.


But you turned potential Disaster

into an

Introduction

and revelation.


Balance was

lost,

of course.

I’m falling, but something isn’t right.

Thank heavens I’m falling towards the deck side,

not the ground.

But something so amazingly right is making it

not quite right.


I’m moving in slow-motion and I’m not afraid.

I’m falling slower than people fall and

not only do I have an absence of panic or suspended breathing

or racing heartbeat or clenched everything –

Instead

every energy cell of me

is Absolutely permeated with

comfort like being in snuggliest, warmest, flannel-coated bed,

&

love like the safest moments of toddlerdom with loving, hovering,

watching parents

&

consuming Peace.


It makes no sense.

I’m moving in a comfortable huggy glide

through the soft summer air.


Your hand must have been invisibly near my shoulder before I lost my footing.

Your strong arms carried me slowly down

without pressing on my skin.


I felt so safe –

safer than regular safe –

because you infused me with heavenly peace.


That’s when I knew you existed.

YOU EXIST for ME!


I knew some other people had guardian angels –

close enough for them to touch,

close enough to hear whispered warnings from thin air

or get feelings in their gut to do something

or go somewhere.


But those people were exceptions, not the rule.


I didn’t know until then that I had a guardian angel,

that I had you,

or that I had you SO CLOSE!


Thanks.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

The Back Story

This free verse poem is based on an actual experience.

I had indeed determined to work on cleaning up part of the house siding near a newly installed window. I didn’t have an extending, telescoping ladder and the ladder I own would not get me anywhere near my goal. There was a raised deck with railing four feet to the right of that miscreant nail mentioned above. Of course, I decided I would stand on the railing and reach to the left to complete my cleaning.

No one else was around to either scold me for such foolhardiness or to sound an alert if I fell, so I was on my own.

Prior to this day, I believed angels are real but I thought that the “guardian angel watching over a person” happened in the Family Circus comic strip or just with some people. I had read stories of young women walking alone being saved from harm because bad guys “saw” them being accompanied by a muscle man. That was their guardian angel. Also, I knew accounts of people receiving strong gut feelings to go home right away, or to refrain from entering a building, and following the gut avoided disaster.

However, neither I nor anyone I know had anything like that occur in our lives. Therefore, I assumed that intervention by a guardian angel happens to random people and rest of us are out of luck. Them’s the breaks, I thought, and I didn’t ruminate any further about it.

Beyond Earthly Experience

I certainly did lose my balance and fall. However, it was an unimaginable experience.

First, I experienced it all in slow motion. No other slip and fall of my life has been that way. Next, I was filled with an emotional high. Serenity. Peace. Otherworldy happiness filled me. Love filled me. It was good stuff, and no, I was not under the influence of ANY drug. I was floating down smoothly and securely as if I was being held by two arms behind my back and my knees.

This heavenly intervention ended with a resounding whomp! of my body onto the deck. Even as I lay there in a pile, I marveled that I had fallen towards the deck instead of a much farther and more dangerous cascade to the earth much farther away under the window. I easily could have broken my back or my neck if I had fallen directly down beneath the nail.

As I lay there, I just replayed the event over and over with full confidence that I had just interacted with my own Guardian Angel. And, that felt grand!

A New Faith

Over the next weeks, whenever I viewed or felt the resulting grapefruit-sized bruise on my thigh, my primary reaction was how lucky am I. It made me accept a new paradigm: If I have a Guardian Angel, Everyone must!

Perhaps the angels do not always reveal themselves in a way we can perceive, but they most certainly are there for us. And that is very good.

Photo, text, and poem copyright 2011 Maren E. Morgan, all rights reserved.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Maren Morgan M-T profile imageAUTHOR

      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Amerben, nice to know, isn't it?

    • profile image

      amerben 

      6 years ago

      My feelings exactly! I have had somewhat similar experiences in various places all over the world. Well said! B.T.

    • Maren Morgan M-T profile imageAUTHOR

      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks, pennyofheaven.

    • pennyofheaven profile image

      pennyofheaven 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      What a beautiful experience! It is true perception can prevent us from seeing what is always there. Thanks for sharing!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)