Angels in My Hair – An Interview with Lorna Byrne / Summer 2009By Oliver Klatt
Oliver Klatt: As we can read in your moving book Angels in My Hair, you have been in constant contact and communication with many different angels since your early childhood. As a result of this, you have the ability to support and heal other people. How would you describe the nature of your contact with the angels? How do you feel during these contacts? Can you give one or two examples of ways in which you were able to give support to people who have recently come to you?
Lorna Byrne: I cannot remember any time when I have not seen angels. From the very moment that I opened my eyes after I was born, they were there – even though at the time I did not know they were angels. When lying in my cot as a baby, I would see them around my mother. I would play and try to catch them, but I never could. There has never been a day when I have not seen angels. For me, it is the most natural thing in the world to see them. Angels are my best friends and companions, and I cannot imagine my life without them. When I was quite young, the angels told me that I should keep what I was seeing a secret – so I did not tell my parents or brothers and sisters about it. This has always been a secret until now.
God made the angels. They are beautiful. Every man, woman and child has a guardian angel – regardless of their religion or nationality or even if they have no beliefs at all. Each and every one of us also has a soul, and I feel privileged when God occasionally allows me to see someone's soul. When we die, only our human body dies. Your soul lives forever. We do not die. We are born again.
Your guardian angel is the gatekeeper of your soul. Angels are creatures – they are not souls like we are. I do not know why God chose me to see and experience these things instead of someone else, such as a person who is well-educated or someone born into a family with wealth and power. I see many people who have great influence over things that happen in the world. I often asked God why he did not choose one of them, but I get no answer. Journalists frequently ask why God chose me. I tell them that I do not know. I am just an ordinary person.
You ask how do I feel when I am in contact with or in the presence of an angel. Like me, every single human being on this planet has a guardian angel beside him or her from before the time they are born until after they have died. I see the light of the guardian angel, and much of the time I can see angels (guardian angels or others), behind every person. I see them physically, just as I can see my daughter sitting in the chair.
When I see angels, I feel the light of their energy and the love and compassion they have for human beings.
My guardian angel is with me all the time, just as yours is with you all the time. But sometimes one of my special angels – such as Michael, Hosus, Elijah, Kaphas or Elisha – come to visit. You can read more about them in my book Angels in My Hair. Sometimes special angels will visit me, and I may see them only once in my lifetime. When one of these angels takes my hand or ruffles my hair, sits at my table, walks or talks with me, this fills me with peace regardless of what is going on around me. The truth is that it is magnificent when they are here with me. I wish that every one of these angels could stay with me all of the time, but only my guardian angel is allowed to do that.
The angels are my teachers. They have taught me everything I know. As a child, I was diagnosed as being retarded. I have dyslexia and serious learning problems, so I learned little in school and do not read books. Because of this, angels have been my teachers. Throughout my life, angels have been sharing knowledge and wisdom about God and the angels with me. As a young child, I thought everybody knew all of these things. But now I am learning that most people do not have this knowledge that I have been taking for granted. A part of my job now – the reason why I have written Angels in My Hair and do interviews like this – is to pass on this knowledge and wisdom. Maybe you could describe my role as an interpreter between God and the angels and human beings.
You have a guardian angel. You are never alone. To your guardian angels, you are the most precious thing in the world. Your guardian angel is there beside you, trying to connect with you. All you have to do is ask!
On numerous occasions since Angels in My Hair has been published, people have come up to me and told me that they have started to ask their angels for help since reading the book, or since reading or seeing an interview with me. They tell me that they have gotten back their hope, that their lives have changed for the better and that miracles are unfolding in their lives. Here are two of the stories that they have told me:
A young mother with two little children came up to me in railway station. She told me that the book had made an enormous difference to her family. She explained that her grandfather had been very ill and was terrified of dying. Her brother bought a copy of Angels in My Hair. Each day, different members of the family would sit by the grandfather’s bed and read it aloud to him. Sometime he would appear to go to sleep as they read and they would stop, but then he would open an eye from the bed and tell them to keep going. Reading the book once was not enough for him. The book was read aloud to him from cover to cover, again and again. She had no idea how many times it was read in the weeks that he was dying. This way, all members of the family were introduced to the book. According to her, it had a profound effect on everyone. They became kinder and more optimistic. They were more patient and loving around everyone – not just their dying grandfather. She told me that when they were about one-quarter of the way through the first reading of the book, her grandfather said that this was the message he had been waiting for. That he was not afraid to die anymore. He appeared to lose his fear and become much happier within himself. He was also more relaxed and seemed to have less pain, which was a tremendous relief to him and all of his family. He died peacefully.
While I was sitting in a hotel lobby waiting for a journalist, a well-dressed businessman came up and asked for five minutes of my time. He told me that he was wealthy and successful, but worked 24/7. He told me that he travelled much of the time and read a lot on planes. He kept seeing Angels in my Hair, but the name of Angels in My Hair was enough to put him off. Yet, he saw it in every book shop that he entered. He laughed to himself about how he kept seeing it. He was certain that it was definitely not for him and never gave the book a thought. Some months later, he was queuing in a bookshop to pay for books and saw a pile of copies of Angels in My Hair right in front of him. He finally picked it up, thinking that he would give it to his wife. He paid his bill and returned to his car with the books. He put the books on the passenger seat of the car and turned the ignition key. It wouldn’t start. He tried a few more times, but to no avail. He decided to wait a few minutes before he would try again. He reached out to pick a book up, not intending to pick up Angels in My Hair – but he did. He opened the book and started to read. Time passed. He could hardly put down the book. He read for a good half hour. Eventually he tried the key again and this time the engine started. He drove home. He couldn’t get the book off his mind because what he had already read had touched him deeply. He told me that he couldn’t remember the last time when he had shown his wife affection, let alone told her that he loved her. He had two sons. His youngest was in the final year of school, and the other was already in college. He told me that he never had time for them, that he was always too busy working and making money to acquire material things. He told me that he had never even kicked a football with them, and that that he didn’t know his sons. He said that reading Angels in My Hair shocked him to his core and made him realise that he had been concentrating on the wrong things for all of his life. His fear was that maybe it was too late! He told me that he prayed every day, begging God and the angels not to allow it to be too late. He told me that he didn’t want to lose his wife and children, but that he would have no one to blame but himself if he did. He said that for the first time in his life, he realised that material things were not the most important thing in life. On a business trip shortly after he read the book, he opened his briefcase and found a letter in it. He sat on the bed and opened it. He didn’t know what to expect. It was a letter from his younger son, telling him how much he loved him and wishing that he didn’t have to travel so much. The father was stunned. As he said to me, "This was the first miracle – or at least the first one that I recognised." His son had never done anything like this before. He said that he couldn’t wait to get home and tell his wife and sons that he loved them. And that’s exactly what he did. "We are a family now," he said. "Your book has changed my life and that of my family so much. To be honest, you have probably saved my life."
Oliver Klatt: In your book, you also describe contacts that you have had with God. You write about this: "He has an extraordinary presence, too powerful to manifest in physical form. Instead, when he is present it feels like a powerful force swirling around me." Can you say more about this quality of a "powerful force" swirling around you? And what are the differences between these contacts and your contacts with the angels?
Lorna Byrne: I, like everyone else, am always in God’s presence. He is always around me and everyone. But occasionally, I feel this presence very strongly. When I do, it feels like an extraordinary powerful grace swirling around me. It feels like I am surrounded by a presence that is purer and clearer than anything else that I have ever encountered. I really do not have words to describe the feeling. It feels like I am in a deep embrace of love and light.
It is completely different than the feeling that I have when angels are around me. The energy of angels is nothing compared to the strength and power of God. To be honest, I feel that the grace of being in God’s presence is beyond our human comprehension.
Oliver Klatt: Describing the different kinds of angels, you also mention "a particular group of angels called the healing angels." Can you say more about this group of angels and how they can help us in our daily lives, as well as in healings that we give to other people or to ourselves? Also: You received a very special healing prayer from Archangel Michael with the words: "Give this prayer to everyone who comes to see you. It has been given to you by God." Would you share this prayer here for our readers? Please say something about your experiences with it.
Prayer of Thy Healing Angels
That is carried from God by Michael, Thy Archangel
Pour out, Thy Healing Angels,
Thy Heavenly Host upon me,
And upon those that I love,
Let me feel the beam of Thy Healing Angels upon me,
The light of Your Healing Hands.
I will let Thy Healing begin,
Whatever way God grants it,
Lorna Byrne: In Angels in My Hair, I tell the story of the evening that Archangel Michael gave this prayer to me. From that day on, I gave it to the people who came looking for help and have encouraged people to share it with others. All angels do healing work, but there is a particular group of angels described as healing angels that are called in by the guardian angels when healing is required. There are literally millions of healing angels in all shapes, sizes and forms. God is pouring healing angels on the world all of the time. All we have to do is ask for their help.
Sometimes when we are in great pain, we cry out with every aspect of our being – our body and soul. The pain – whether it is physical, mental or spiritual – just becomes too great and we burst forward. Sometimes we ask for help or healing with great faith, but other times we may not believe at all. It doesn’t matter. By asking, we empower the healing angels to grant the healing power of God to work for us. Remember that we can also ask the healing angels to help someone other than ourselves. It may be that they are so stressed or in such difficulty at that moment that they do not think to ask for themselves.
Often, it is only when we look back on difficult times in our life that we realise that we had help. We didn’t notice or realise it at the time. Only in hindsight can we sometimes recognise or acknowledge the healing that God has sent. We are human beings, and we are fragile in so many ways. We can be emotionally and physically shattered so easily, so we all need the healing angels in our lives.
We must always remember that healing will happen in the way that God knows is best for us. Sometimes we may not recognise that healing has occurred because it may not have been the healing that we asked for – it may be emotional or spiritual healing rather than physical. We need to watch for healing and recognise when it has been granted. Often healing can seem small. Perhaps someone who has been depressed for a long time smiles or laughs, or maybe someone who was in great physical distress feels much better or maybe a mother who has been stressed and unable to cope suddenly feels happiness and joy.
This prayer has been given to the angels by God for helping anyone who needs healing. You can give it to people who are in need of healing, or you can say it on someone else’s behalf – in a group or as an individual. Over the years, I have been told many stories by people of how they, the people they loved or strangers have been helped by this prayer.
Oliver Klatt: What is your advice for people who want to be in close contact with the angels? What can they do? What is the right inner alignment for this?
Lorna Byrne: People ask me, "How can I contact my guardian angel?" The answer is simple: All you have to do is ask. Your angel is there all the time, waiting and hoping that you will start to listen. In fact, angels have been touching you all along, willing you to realise that they are there. Angels love to teach us how to talk with them, and they are great teachers if we are willing and open to learn. One of the great things about angels is that they never give up, that they are always trying. We may give up on ourselves, but the angels never do. I don’t know where they get their patience from.
Be alert for any signs that the angels might give you. No matter how trivial it may seem at the time, a sign from the angels can be a symbol of hope. It lifts your heart and reminds you that you are not alone, no matter what may be happening in your life.
A young woman told me, "I have tried and tried to connect with my angel, and I am not able to do it." I suggested that she stopped trying so hard and have trust that it would happen. A week later she called and told me in amazement that since the day she had talked with me, she could not get a song out of her mind. "I kept singing it, and eventually I realized that I was calling a name. It just dawned on me from nowhere – it was like a revelation." She knew in her heart that she was calling her angel’s name. Now she knew that she could communicate with her angel.
To communicate with your angels, all you have to do is ask and listen. It really is that simple. So that miracles can happen in people’s lives and they can change for the better. So that people can regain hope and realize that they are never alone, that they are precious. And that to their guardian angel, they are the most precious thing in the world.
Oliver Klatt: Lorna, thank you for the interview!
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