Monday, June 24, 2013
My Guardian Angel Alf
* Sent in by Andrew Jillson
Alf, my Guardian Angel, has always had my back and has always been a source of support, protection and encouragement for me.
I don’t really know the name of my Guardian Angel, but I fondly call him ‘Alf’. I’ve called him that for as long as I can remember.
I don’t tell anyone of course because they’d think I was totally insane, but to me it is a comfort and I am happy with ‘Alf’.
I first became aware of having Alf around me when I was a teenager. My mother says that I was an incessant chatterer since birth, and I was always talking to something or someone as a toddler.
I remember walking home from school one afternoon with my friend Denise and feeling a hand on my shoulder pushing me up all of a sudden. I stopped instantly and grabbed Denise by the arm just as she was about to step onto the pedestrian crossing. We’d been so preoccupied that we hadn’t seen the icon change and would have stepped out into oncoming traffic.
Another time I was at a party with a group of my girlfriends when I was about 17, and I could feel someone tapping on my shoulder to get my attention. I turned to see who it was but then quickly realized that my back was to the wall with on one behind me, so I knew that it had been Alf. I tuned in to his energy and felt compelled to leave the party right then and there.
I suddenly felt quite a foreboding feeling and felt compelled to get home as soon as possible. I left the party much to the chagrin of my friends and caught a taxi home. Once there I took a few deep breaths and asked for Alf’s help with whatever was to confront me on the other side of the door. I felt a wave of energy wash over me from head to foot and just knew that all would be okay.
Opening the door with confidence I was relieved to find all was in order. Mum and Dad were sitting comfortably on the couch watching TV and my younger brother Cameron was asleep in bed. I took a short shower and took myself off to bed, wondering about Alf’s warning at the party.
I was to find out the next day that just after I’d left, a group of gatecrashers had arrived causing trouble for some of the party-goers. Fights broke out, the hall was trashed and eventually the police were called. I was glad I hadn’t been there for that.
As an adult, Alf has guided and assisted me more times than I can count. Sometimes it would be subtle, like when choosing one thing over another, which direction to go in when travelling in unfamiliar territory and alerting me to any impending dangers or obstacles. Alf lets me know when something is a good thing or a bad thing, and whenever I feel confused or upset Alf cloaks me in his love. I would not feel complete without Alf in my life and I feel blessed and loved every day.
* Sent in by Andrew Jillson