Angels In My Hair is the popular autobiography of Lorna Byrne, an Irish mystic who was born with the ability to see angels. This may sound like a lark, but apparently this "gift," proved rather troublesome for Lorna much of her life.
_As a little girl born in a very poor village in Ireland, Lorna was deemed "retarded" when she tried to explain that she could communicate clearly with angels. Lorna wrote this novel when she was in her mid-fifties, because at the time she was young, people were not politically correct and judged her rather harshly. Her parents and relatives never really believed she had any special gift or powers, so she got very little support or understanding from them. Lorna was always surrounded by angels, who spoke with her, played with her, and as she grew older, gave her advice. So Lorna did not have much of a need for family and friends, she had such a rich, inner life with her angels. Although it is true that many people from different time periods have reported the sighting of angels, it was difficult for the reader to decide if Lorna truly was gifted with a large, angelic presence, or if she was a tad delusional. Lorna describes her experiences with the angels as wonderful, and it seems that at times of importance in her life there were many of them around her. The story she told is a very sweet and comforting one. It would be a blessing to know that in difficult times during life, we are surrounded with soothing angels who hope we make the right decisions, and try to prod us in the right direction. According to Lorna, each of us has one guardian angel who is with us at all times. There can be many more, depending on the seriousness of our circumstances. When we make mistakes, or unwittingly do or say something to hurt another, it causes our angel great pain.
Lorna's Mother is distant and cold to her, but her Father is more supportive. He runs a shop, and gives Lorna her first job helping him at work. She proves capable and continues on at this job, where she meets the man who will later become her husband and the Father of her three children. Lorna does a fine job of raising a family, although even her husband Joe seems hesitant to believe his wife can talk with angels. Later, he becomes so ill, he really needs both Lorna's faith, and the support of her angels, to give him strength to fight his battles with bad health.
Lorna knew when she was a teen that she would fall in love and marry. Her angels explained exactly what the young man would look like, so Lorna recognizes him at first sight. Along with this news though, they forewarned her that her husband's life would be cut short. And certainly, she does not wish to tell Joe that he will not live to see an old age.
If you believe in angels, you will really love this book. I thought that if it were true Lorna really had this gift, her family and friends would have come to accept this in time, but they never did. She does have a few friends, but mostly communicates with angels. I think we have guardian angels who look after us in times of danger or great hardship, perhaps the departed souls of our own loved ones.
Lorna insists that each person on Earth has one angel who accompanies them at all times. This angel is sitting next to you as you read this. Plus a person can have as many as three or four other angels working in their behalf to aid their lives in some way they may not know or understand. In some instances, she claims that each person on Earth has at least a dozen angels, that they greatly outnumber the human population on Earth. This is certainly food for thought. Many people in the United States believe in angels, and that they are a daily presence in our lives, hence the popularity of this book.
As Lorna is older, people learn about her special gift, and come to her to learn how to get advice from their angels so they can be healed from illnesses or situations which hurt them. When her husband Joe passes on (as the angels foretold) she sees his body on the bed, but his soul is younger and healthier, kisses her goodbye, and sends her one message from beyond to "tell" her he is all right. This was a beautifully written scene, and one of great hope. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to see into your loved one's very soul, and see it's shining beauty, apart from the physical appearance of the person?
People travel to Ireland from all over the world now to seek Lorna's guidance, for comfort, and to be healed from situations that hurt them. Lorna has given hope to many who have come to her to seek it. Now that she has raised her family, she is finally able to discuss all that she has seen and learned, without causing her children the loss of their private lives. If you believe in angels, you will be satisfied to learn from Lorna that no matter how sad and scared life can make you feel, you are never truly alone. There is an appendix in the back of the book where Lorna explains how it is possible to "connect" with your own angel or angels. You may buy Angels In My Hair by clicking here.
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