54: Message from Michael

54: Message from Michael

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel

Message from Michael

God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!

~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels’ Little Instruction Book

A few years ago, I received a surprising gift. It was a book written by a woman who communicated with angels. It was sent to me by a friend — a marine turned cop turned prosecutor in one of the nation’s largest cities. The prosecutor and I worked together on the board of a real estate association. We had never shared a conversation about angels.

The book was an easy, enjoyable read. When I finished reading it, I felt the need to send it to my daughter who lived in New York City.

On a rainy Thursday afternoon, shortly after my daughter received the book and had read it, I was at an appointment with my acupuncturist. My left knee was the problem. It was inflamed and nothing seemed to help alleviate the discomfort. X-rays showed no muscular or skeletal issues.

My acupuncturist used a specialized protocol to help relieve her patients’ intolerances due to food, environmental and emotional causes. She treated me for an allergy to grain/gluten. At the end of our visit, she told me that I should get my thyroid checked and drink more water. I thought it curious that she would give me that advice, as we had not discussed anything to do with my thyroid or hydration. Her words to me seemed almost an afterthought.

I said I would try to drink more and that I would look into getting my thyroid checked. It’s always been hard for me to hydrate through the day. I am not often thirsty, and I have to consciously work at remembering to drink. I also didn’t have a doctor to call on at the time. I might have let her counsel slide if not for a phone call a few minutes later.

As I was about to leave the office, I gave my acupuncturist the prayer from Archangel Michael that appeared in the book I had just read. My acupuncturist is a friend and a very spiritual person. She was grateful for the handwritten prayer.

No sooner had I climbed into my car to drive home than my cell phone rang. I was still in the office building’s parking lot, the car not yet started. I answered the phone when I saw it was my daughter calling from Manhattan.

“Mom, I am having the weirdest day!” she exclaimed.

“How so?” I asked.

“A friend and I decided to have a cultural day. We were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art when my friend said her feet hurt so much she had to leave at that very moment. I said, ‘Right now?’ She told me she couldn’t stay an extra minute. And because her feet hurt, we decided to take a cab. I had some errands to run, so she let me off between 61st and 62nd Streets at Broadway. It felt like I no sooner got out of the cab than this woman came out of nowhere and was in my face. She said she had information for me. I told her I didn’t have any money for her,” my daughter explained.

“What did she want? Did she look crazy?” I questioned.

“No, she was just regular looking. She looked like she could be a mom from New Jersey. She looked Native American and she was wearing a Cartier watch.”

“Did she want money?” I asked.

“She said, it was alright that I didn’t have money for her. She said she had a message for me from the Archangel Michael.”

Complete silence filled the space between my daughter and me.

“Mom, are you there?” my daughter asked.

“Yes, I’m here. I’m listening,” I replied.

“She said the Archangel Michael told her to tell me to get my thyroid checked and to drink more water. I said, ‘My thyroid? Are you sure? I don’t feel like my thyroid is a problem.’ She said it could be me or someone close to me.

“Mom! Are you laughing? Why are you laughing? I’m serious,” my daughter said in frustration.

“I know you’re serious,” I said gathering my composure. “I’m laughing because I just left my acupuncturist. She just told me to have my thyroid checked and to drink more water. Also I gave her the prayer from the Archangel Michael from that book I sent you.”

“Oh,” she quietly replied.

My daughter had her conversation with the stranger in Manhattan at the same time I had my conversation with my acupuncturist.

We marveled over the synchronicity of this event, this miracle that occurred over a distance of 270 miles.

In getting my thyroid checked, I discovered that my body was having a problem processing cheese and grain. Those items created mucous in my system that was affecting my left knee. When I eliminated those items from my diet, the heat and swelling in my knee disappeared. As for my thyroid — it indeed was sluggish. Supplements to my daily regimen helped it to healthy functioning.

Thank you, Archangel Michael!

~Lorraine Bruno Arsenault

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