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God watches over fools.
I had heard this expression all my life, and never really knew what it meant until a rainy day in 1996. I was rushing, far faster than was safe or reasonable, through a torrential rainfall, for a healing session with a woman in great crisis. I came up on a construction area, still flying down the road, and glanced over at the light that had been set up. I saw that the light was green so I proceeded without slowing down at all, even though I saw that the road had been closed down to one lane ahead.
Then, came one of those moments where time and space seem to disappear and one floats in a noiseless vacuum. In slow, slow motion, I squinted my eyes to see through the torrent, and saw more than I cared to see at that moment. I was going 50 miles an hour through a narrow lane with cement retainer walls on both sides of my car. Coming directly at me was an old model (wide and heavy--real metal, none of this fiberglass stuff) green car. I had only time to think "I am dead", before the car was upon me.
As God is my witness, this is what happened next: I felt the green car slice through my car and come toward me. This was an "energy" feeling, and not an actual crash of metal on metal feeling. As I watched, I saw the man who was driving coming at me in a blur. Just before the man's car reached my physical body, I saw a blur between myself and the man, myself and the other car. It is hard to describe but was quite like the description of angel intervention in "The Celestine Prophecy". I felt cushioned and in the hands of some mighty awareness. There then occurred the most amazing aspect of an altogether amazing event. At that moment, I felt the driver of the other car actually flash through my body as the left side of his car flashed through the left side of mine. I felt his cells. I felt his beingness and his own shock at what was happening. I felt his car. Years later, I still know what he feels like. It's as if we merged in that moment.
I remember a scene in the movie "Ghost" where Patrick Swazye is a ghost standing in a hospital and one of the live interns "walks" through his etheric body. It felt like that, as if the man or myself, or both of us, were momentarily ghosts. I think we dematerialized for that moment and met on the etheric plane. Then, I was again barreling down the one lane road once more. It was a few moments before the event registered fully in my consciousness. At that point, I stopped and promptly fell apart, shaking and crying and hysterical. Actually, all those reactions took place inside me. Outside, I was calm but taking very deep, sharp breaths. It was as if I were still in two material worlds--physical and non-physical. I knew I was hysterical but my body didn't know it. That's the best I can do at describing that few moments.
I tried to argue with my knowing about what had just happened, using my logical mind. I thought "maybe the lane was not as narrow as you thought." and so on. Yet, the crystal clarity of what I had seen and experienced could not be explained away by logic or analysis. It was a miracle and, for whatever reason, God saw fit to protect this fool. I am forever grateful. I always felt that the angel aspects of our "Godness" were all around us, though not visible, and were constantly offering help and assistance. Now, I know it beyond any doubt. Praise God!
Copyright, 1999; Deborah Hayes 4/2/99
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