Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
And in the End was the Word, Amy's Word

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Monday, January 19, 2015

No Extra Credit for Contact with Saints

When deciding who one is, how much comes from mirroring by friends, family and acquaintances and how much comes from within?

I recently was engaging in an email dialogue for a few days with a friend and I shared some of my religious experiences.  I think that the are amazing but the response I got was, "oh, that is normal."  That is insulting.  In one experience a holy card glowed and the glowing went up my arm.  I had been at my mother's last birthday party 6-24-01.  My mother and I had a somewhat difficult relationship.  That evening of the party I laid in bed about 8:30 at home.  I had a lace curtain over the window and a towel with big fishes over it to block out the moon light.  The fish started moving-wiggling as though they were swimming.  I picked up my Our Lady of Sorrows holy card and went into the living room and sat in my pink wing back chair and held the holy card at arm's length.  The Virgin Mary began to glow and she mouthed the words  "I love you, Amy" or it might have been "We love you , Amy".  Her lips looked pixelated as they moved. The Halo around her head glowed orange and the orange light traveled up my right arm.  The swords moved in her chest.   At the time I was attending daily Mass and praying a daily Rosary.  (I am a convert).

It is fourteen years since this happened but it is still clear in my mind.  Sometimes, if I share some of my stories (there are others)  it seems as though people feel threatened and need to put me in my place.  I call it "minimalizing or diminishing".  "oh, that is normal."  "No big deal".  "We all have experiences like that". Well, I don't think so.

I have this diagnosis with the Mental health community which diminishes me and if I have something I have experienced that makes me feel special....darn it all..I am going to hang on to it.  I refuse to accept another persons "take" on what happened.  The experience is mine.  I know who I am and that I am very fortunate to have God  and his heavenly team of angels near.

I have been very radical this past two years!  I am glad that I did not lose favor!  Thank-you God, as I am truly blessed.

.PS.  A modest person with taste does not brag of their experiences, and thus does not bring forth criticism.

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