Recently I was asked “What did you struggle the most with while writing Letting Go into Perfect Love?”
This was an interesting question for me because my book is about the journey of life, and as any of us can attest, the journey includes deep sorrows. I cried a lot when I wrote my book, because my heart was free to do so. But my struggle was not about sorrows.
The most difficult writing task was sharing my experiences of angels. My career in education was built on logic and proven facts; my experiences of angels defied such knowledge. To publically share these encounters meant risking my academic credibility. The angel visitations were like nothing I had ever known before, and I felt very vulnerable writing about them. Yet, these ethereal beings were integral to my life story. In the end, I chose to speak my truth and let readers decide as they may.
It feels risky to share that which cannot be quantified or analyzed in the traditional manner. But I wonder, in sheltering our hearts from possible judgment or rejection, are we holding this most precious part of ourselves captive?
Since publishing my book, many readers have shared their spiritual experiences with me. I’ve listened to stories about deceased loved ones, about angelic interventions, about unexplained healing phenomena. And though each story is unique, there is commonality. They, like me, realize that we are never alone, and we are deeply loved.
Gwendolyn M Plano spent her professional life in higher education. She taught and served as an administrator in colleges in New York, Connecticut and California. She has multiple academic degrees, including one in Theology and one in Counseling. Recently Gwen retired, and she now devotes herself to writing, travel, volunteer work, and her beautiful grandchildren.