You never know just when you will receive a daily reminder of the gift of gratitude.  I have often received messages for myself from my angels. Last night would be just that. When I was sleeping I had a most unusual dream and there were actual life events that had happened to me that came back to me but was played back like a movie in dream form.

The year was 1990. I was pregnant with my daughter.  I had a very high risk pregnancy. I spent three quarters of my pregnancy in the hospital on and off during my nine months. There were many times I thought not only might I would lose my baby, but I wouldn’t make it myself. When I was four months pregnant, I was sleeping and when I awoke there was blood all over our bed. I had woken my husband and began to continually vomit nonstop. My husband put me in the car and drove us right away to the hospital. Needless to say, I was in extreme pain and lifeless at the same time. I went into cardiac arrest. I remember when I came to, the machines were hooked onto me. I was feeling like I wanted to die and at the same time thinking I had either lost my baby or was going to.

In my dream, events that I clearly forgotten had been relived. I went back in time to experience and relive that event.

susan rowlen and daughter alexandria rowlen

Susan Rowlen with daughter Alexandria Rowlen

The dream shifted to 1997. Now I’m about to go into surgery to have sinus surgery. While I was under anesthesia, I see myself going up and seeing two angels. Each one was holding one of my arms. Everything was white, from my angel’s robes, with fine gold threading to platinum colored hair. They were taking me up. I asked, “Where are you taking me?” and they each replied, “It’s your time.” I was so startled I began to scream, “Noooo!!! I can’t go with you, I have a six year old down there that needs me. PLEASE LET ME GO!” I began to try to pull away with each of my angels still holding onto me. With that, the nurse was trying to wake me up from the anesthesia. I felt like I was watching It’s A Wonderful Life, and Scrooge all at once. I not only revisited my past, but actually felt all of the emotions, pain and frustration all over again.

Angel Message a Gift of Gratitude

When I woke, it put everything into perspective. We all get caught up in the everyday chaos of the world. We rush, we get tired, we are so robotic day after day and I realized what a gift of gratitude my angels gave me, a dream of truth had revisited me.

Everything was so much clearer; my angels provided me with the emotions and feelings I once felt that had subsided. That morning I had an early call at my Oak Brook office. When I began to shower I thanked my sweet angels for the messages they had presented me. I got dressed but before I left, I told my husband what I had experienced and he listened to me with great compassion and told me what a beautiful message I received. It reminded me to really be thankful. 

We all appreciate a great gift of gratitude for our children, but to get these emotions and be able to go back in time and live in these moments were priceless. Before heading to work, I went to my daughter’s room where she was sleeping. I entered quietly watching her sleep and kissed her goodbye and proceeded to go to work. My spirit once again had been awakened, my angels truly gave me a gift, a gift of true emotions, along with my near death experiences. Since then I have always come to acknowledge my angels for all the answers they provide me, all the protection they give. But most of all the love they have for me. Thank you for reminding me what’s really important and enjoying not just the simple pleasures, but truly what’s right in front of us the whole time.

Here’s wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Much love
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In the quest to discover and understand our life journey, we focus on the dreams and expectations for our lives.  However, you’ve heard of the saying, “We make plans and God laughs.”

A friend of mine posted this today on Facebook, “Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

What happens when everything we work so hard for doesn’t materialize? Don’t despair, do not question. It has always been obvious that sometimes what we should be doing is right under our nose, or what we are doing is not where we’re meant to be heading. And when that happens our life journey takes a different turn for the greater picture.

 The tricky part is when that happens we get mad and we don’t understand, or we think “I did everything right and it still hasn’t happened.” Sometimes it’s hard to see the big picture. When a client comes to see me, the struggle one has with one’s self is what needs to be worked on. And most of the time clients don’t know why and can’t move forward, they are stuck in neutral.

There are reasons and they are right under our nose and for others they keep hitting that brick wall. To understand life’s journey sometimes comes in stages. The bottom line is, when an obstacle comes your way don’t look for the excuse to give up, look deeper.

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