"As a child I thought if I could touch the sky I could touch the face of God. As a man I learned that all I had to do was touch my own heart"
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A Visit From An Angel ***


One day I awoke to find that I had built a cage around myself. I ran from one wall to the next and banged on the bars but they would not budge. So I went to the center of the cage and sat in the dirt and cried.


Suddenly an angel appeared. She looked at me with eyes that held all the love in the universe.  Then she knelt down next to me. “Why do you weep, ” she asked?  I looked away and stammered, ”Can’t you see, I am trapped in this cage.  Everywhere I go,  there are bars”.


The angel smiled and a million stars grew brighter. She waved her arm and a majestic river came down from the heavens, through the bars on the top of the cage, and flowed into my heart. I closed my eyes and felt a joy beyond all measure. 


“This is what you are, my friend”, the angel said.  This River of Light will carry you beyond all of the cages that you can ever construct with your mind. Whenever the illusion tells you that there is no way out, you have but to breathe deeply, accept what you feel, and allow the River to encompass you. Know that I will always be waiting for you there to embrace you”.


With these words, the Angel rose, spread her wings, and drew me unto her. I felt a love a million times stronger than the love of a mother for her child. I surrendered to this love and vowed never to imprison myself again.