I have been working with Spirit now for almost 40 years but I have been very conscious of my connection to the Higher Realms since I was very young. I remember as a very young child, around 4 years of age, going to sleep at night and visiting the Heaven World. There I was met by very lovely, kind people who would take me by the hand and talk to me and show me things. They would talk about the future and talk about the work I might do and some of the challenges I might have. I don’t remember much but some. The problem was that even at that young age, I was aware that my body was asleep in the bed and that really I was not suppose to be talking to dead people ( Spirit people). I was not afraid but I would try and wake myself up so I could get back to my body. After a while of this, I continued the journeys to the Spirit world but trained myself not to remember them. I would have flashes and insights so I know they continued but I did not think about them much.
The point I want to make is that it was normal for me. I was connected to the non-physical world from a very young age and I believe that is true of all of us. For me it was so comfortable and so normal that it took me a while to understand that everyone was not have the experiences I was having. Another time, I will share some of my experiences growing up as someone who could feel and see things that others could not see. For now it is enough to say that it has always came easy to me and that it was a very normal thing even though it was not always comfortable….it was me.
Today, I would like to share with you an experience of special meaning to me. This experience taught me the reality of Angels and it happened about thirty-five years ago. My wife, Sandi and I had been invited to a lecture and demonstration by a gifted spiritual healer whose name I believe was Sharon from California. I have always seen Spirit so the room where the event was happening had both people and “Spirit” people. During the lecture, I noticed a Spirit unlike any I had seen before. It was the golden figure of a woman about 5 foot high floating about a foot off the ground. I could see her facial features, her delicate hands and a flowing gown which glowed with the most beautiful light. What made her truly special was the billowing energy which moved at her back and which looked as it billowed in and out not unlike wings. This entity was clearly different than any I had seen before and was I believe a healing angel working with Sharon. This struck me because up to this point experience had suggested to me that angels were ministering souls who had chosen a path of service and did not look any different than disembodied Spirits. But here was a real angel, separate and distinct from other types of entities.
She stood beside the healer. As Sharon talked the angel would move out into the audience and touch people. I closed my eyes and opened them again to make sure I wasn’t imagining things. I asked those around me if they could see anything. They could not. The angel moved past me several times to touch people looking at me as she passed. I watched this for over a half an hour before Sharon began doing a healing on a volunteer.
Watching the healing was very confirmational for me. The angel was quite unlike anything I would have expected. When Sharon began the healing, the angel stepped into Sharon. I could see the angel's hands and arms superimposed over the healers with the billowed energy (wings) being clearly seen at the back of the healer. Unexpectedly when Sharon moved her hands to the waist of the person receiving the healing, the angel crouched. Even though Sharon remained standing, I could see the image of the crouched angel superimposed over her and from her waist came the angel’s hands and arms to meet Sharon’s hands.
After the workshop, I shared it with Sharon who was aware that a healing angel worked with her. Like most people, except for sharing it with my wife Sandi, I kept the experience to myself. A few weeks later, I was at another workshop and met a man who had been at the Sharon’s Healing Workshop. He was talking to a small group of people and he was describing an angel he had seen at the workshop he was at two weeks before which was the same one that I had attended. In every detail, it was the angel that I had witnessed.
For me this experience changed my life. It confirmed for me the power and presence of the Divine in our lives. It proved to me that angels do exist as a distinct “race of Spirit” and that they can heal. It set me on a path of service to share with others the message that we are all eternal, infinite, Spirit and that the Divine Presence moves in our lives no matter what faith we are.
Rev Barry King
About the Author:
Rev. Dr. Barry King has worked with Spirit now for over 35 years and he has earned the designation through the OIIM and the iNtuitive Times Institute of master Spiritual Medium. He has a rich background with experience as a museum professional, educator, naturalist, artist, illustrator, author, editor, intuitive, counsellor and interfaith minister. He has worked with children and adults in both informal and formal settings as an educator and has developed curricula for a variety of audiences for over 35 years.
Having a strong connection to Spirit since birth, he has worked to develop his intuitive gifts over the last 35 years. In that time, He has dedicated himself to sharing the certain knowledge that there is no death and that we are Spirit. Barry has an active practice for readings and consultations. He is well known for his gentle & intuitive approach.
Rev. King has worked for 35 years as an interfaith pastoral / spiritual counsellor helping people develop their spiritual connections and guidance. Through the PEI Interfaith Ministry, he encourages people to embrace the knowledge that intuitive gifts are everyone's birth right.