My Angels Sent Me a Message
A few months ago, I got a shout in my ear from my angels and guides. It came through a friend (not naming names, but you know who you are, Sarah Paige). I was going through some weird things, and even though she is a Psychic Medium, I actually called my friend for “practical” advice, not necessarily for her spiritual vision. She popped up with the message from my angels and guides within the first few sentences of our conversation. And what she said couldn't have flabbergasted me more.
She said “your guides say you're supposed to open a store.” I was seriously, like, “what?” That thought wasn't even on my mind. She connected it to me by saying that it is something I've wanted for a long time. I assured her that it was not even something on my radar.
But then, I said, “well, when I was a kid, I wanted to open a used book store, but I left that dream in the dust of Barnes & Noble and then eventually Amazon.” I had not thought of that in a very long time.
She told me that it was time, now. She didn't know if it was a bookstore, she didn't know what it was, but she saw the shop. She gave me a brief idea of where it was to be located. I truly couldn't fathom how this could be a thing.
I won't go into a ton of details, but, she gave me enough to go on to get a start. I don't always just jump at every inspired thought. I mean, I feel our guides give us suggestions and ideas all of the time. But they don't dictate our lives. Sometimes I go with things, and other times I decide that it isn't what I want. I feel like that is okay. Especially when they are big, life altering ideas. We still have to do the things that resonate within our own souls, not just go with every message we get. I feel like our angels and guides get that. And that's okay.
Following My Angels' Advice
Well, anyway, I decided that this idea at least warranted a little exploration. I didn't see any path at that moment that made sense to me, but I thought that it couldn't hurt to explore the idea. So I did.
To make a long story a little shorter, I'll just say that as I explored, every piece of the puzzle was brought into place. Every step to opening a store was illuminated for me. I know it was divinely guided because it came together in a way that it couldn't have, otherwise. In just 3 months from the time I spoke to my friend, Carey Clapp and I were officially open for business at our new shop in Littleton, Calling All Angels.
My Guides Were Very Clear On This Detail
I want to share one little detail of the instructions I had from my guides in opening this shop. They told me that this was to be a place where people felt safe and comfortable to just come to and “be” for a little while. A place where they could talk about things they needed to talk about. A place where they could give themselves the time and the space to explore and to find answers for themselves. My guides were very clear. We were to make the shop welcoming with comfy chairs and coffee and tea there to make a person feel welcome.
If you've been to the shop, you can see. I followed that instruction. We have comfy chairs. There's always a cup of coffee or tea for our guests. We welcome people to come in and chat or share, all they like. They don't have to buy something or pay for this, it is just a part of our mission, as a shop, as human beings that care about other human beings.
I've seen the fruit of offering this welcoming space many times already. We've been told over and over how good it feels in the shop. How coming in just makes a person feel like, at least for a little while, the burdens of the day are lifted. We have amazing people working with us, too. People like Sarah, who give readings and hold events here. All of the people we have working with us are on this mission with us… to make people feel safe, heard and seen… regardless of where they are on their path.
Although we've had plenty of synchronicities and moments of feeling like “ah, this, this is why we are here,” I just wanted to tell you what happened this morning. Because it was so affirming to me. It was the clearest message yet that this shop exists for something larger than to just sell products (although we have some amazing things in here!). It is the most direct message I've received that confirms what my guides showed to me as we were making this shop happen.
My Angels Showed Me Why
I was sitting out in front of the shop. It was before our official open time. I hold a discussion group for empaths and intuitives every Thursday at 11:00 am, and I was just sitting outside getting ready to open up and to be ready for the group to start. A woman, who had her car being looked at by the auto shop next door wandered over. She asked me if this shop was mine, she hadn't noticed it before. I told her yes, and we just started making small talk. For whatever reason, strangers often feel comfortable talking to me about more personal things, and this woman was no exception. She started telling me about some of her worries and whatnot. We chatted a bit, and then I stood up to head into the shop because it was nearly time for the store to open and the group to start.
I invited this woman to come into the shop, and she followed behind me, saying she had noticed something she was interested in, in the window and she wanted to look around. As we were heading into the shop she mentioned that she had been beginning to wonder if she was an empath (this had not been a part of the conversation up to that moment) and she had been learning about different things and exploring. I let her know that my free empath group was just about to start and I invited her to stay for it if she liked. Tears came to her eyes. I invited her to sit down in the comfy chair in the front of the shop, by my desk. And as she sat down, she started sharing more things with me, and more tears came. It was a beautiful moment. I could feel her let go and I could feel her as she realized she had found a safe place and a safe person to really talk to and connect with.
We chatted for a few more minutes before someone came in for the group. It turned out that we were a small group this day. It was just the 3 of us. And I knew, deep down, that this was all in divine perfection. The meeting was perfect. We three talked about things that each of us, including me, really needed to hear and express ourselves about. Each of us was carrying some piece of pain that needed to be brought out for some healing and for some connection. Some of it was spoken out loud, and some of it was not, but I witnessed this beautiful connected experience and I just watched it in awe. As this was happening, Spirit spoke to me and said, “look. Look at this. This is exactly why we asked you to do this.”
And I know the truth of it. I have all along, or I wouldn't be here now, but it is always amazing to have these moments where it is confirmed. And validated. And all I can say it that I'm in awe of it. And I'm grateful for it.