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N: So we're going to be talking angels today. So why don't talk a little bit, first about your story. When you first seeing angels and how you got into this work. S: It started a long time ago. It started when I was 13. I woke in the middle of the night with this beautiful, colourful winged-being above my bed and just felt this indescribable feeling of peace and love. And I was so calm that I literally just rolled over and went back to sleep. And it wasn't until the next morning that I felt, okay, wait, that was not normal (laughs).
N: (laughs) S: So, I went downstairs and I told my mom what had happened and she said, well Sunny that was your guardian angel. And she went on to tell me that two hours before, because I've looked at the clock and it was 1 in the morning, two hours before she had into my room and prayed over me and asked God and the angels to protect me because she was concerned about me. So that was the beginning of learning that when you set an intention or you ask for help that it's instant and it manifests instantly. So that's kind of started me on that journey and opened the door to I want to experience it more, and more, and more.
N: Right, because normally, you would think that if you feel like an angel, like an apparition that you would be frightened' S: Right!
N: Concerned but you felt, so you felt calm? S: I felt calm. I felt peaceful. I felt loved. And so, when I, the next day, I said, I want to experience that more. So I wanted to learn how do I connect with them? How do I do that more often? And do it intentionally because I never felt that feeling in my life. So, yeah, ordinarily, you would think I flew out the bed and flown into my dad and mom's bed but it was just, it wasn't scary. And so, that started me into this journey of asking them to come to me and then me starting to see them and feel them and hear them, more and more often throughout my entire life.
N: Right. So is it really as simple as that? You just have to ask for them to present themselves? S: Well, I really do think it is that simple. The other piece of it is that you have to pay attention. You have to listen to intuition. You have to be present in the moment. But yes, it starts with just asking. I've had miraculous, literally, many miraculous experiences with the angels and in particular, Angel Raphael with physical health and it really is that asking and then being present and opening yourself to receive that help. Checking is hard for people.
N: Okay. Yeah, now, I agree and so, when you're asking for help, is there a way to do that? I mean are there certain things that you cannot ask and other things that you can? Like, what are the parameters here? S: Well, I think our human mind tells us that, you know, you shouldn't ask for this but you should ask this or this is okay and this is spiritual and this isn't, but the angels don't care about any of that. In my experience, it is more about asking from your heart for whatever, I always just put it in whatever is for my highest good. And when I am trusting that things are happening in my highest good, even though I might not be feeling that in this exact moment, it allows me to be present to what the gifts are, to what the blessings are in that particular situation. Because a lot of times, I think, we look back at our lives and things that we thought we were barely going to survive were actually our greatest blessing. So when we can do that while we're in it, then that's the amazing gift.
N: Yeah, absolutely. So when people are tapping into this and really asking your angels for help, do we always see an angel or is it more of it coming to our way like an idea or intuition? S: Well, yeah, most people don't see. It's a smaller percentage of people that actually are going to have that visual validation, but most people feel. They get it through their intuition or gut feeling will guide them to a sign or sometimes your angels would say, STOP, turn right, and you know, we always go straight but you listen. When we don't listen, that's how we learn. Unfortunately, that's usually how we learn because when we do listen, we don't know what the, if the cause and the fact would have been, right? Because we didn't follow that direction, but it's so we didn't listen that, ah, I knew it or I had that feeling and I didn't follow through that's usually where we learn the most.
N: Yeah. Now, I agree. So is there a way that we can build our belief or lessen our doubt to the fact that we do have angels that are there to support us? S: Well, you know, for me, I didn't believe it either until I had the experience. So I do say that a lot of it is asking to have an experience, so you do have your own truth to speak from. But I think it's kind of like a muscle, we do have to build it and we do have to get into this place of presence. So often we're thinking about next week or next month or the next meal and yesterday or what happened last year and when we're present at the moment, that's where the spirit speaks, speaks to us at this present moment. And so we want you to follow that guidance in this present moment to take that inspiration, that inspired action, to take that inspired action that's being given to us and if we can be present enough to hear it and to listen, then life becomes easier, not that it's simple but it just becomes easier when we have this team and we allow that team to help us.
N: Yeah. So are you very familiar with your angels? I think one of the questions I wanted to ask, let's say we have a past relative or someone very close to us who's crossed over or transitioned, do they, do you often find that they become part of our angels, you know, our angel group? S: Well, sometimes people will refer to them as angels. Angels don't incarnate into this physical planet, they're really just heavenly beings but we would refer to them as, oh my grandmother is my angel now. Usually that means that they're guides of us now, so they're in the spirit world, definitely, they're a part of our team, for sure, our spirit team, but not necessarily what we, I would term an angel. But I think people use that, it's really just semantics. It's just finding different words to mean, hey, I got this support on the other side.
N: Yeah. Now I agree. So, what I heard you said before, we really, to connect with this, we really need to spend quiet time. Is there a specific way like would you be meditating, is there a specific way that we can communicate even more effectively? S: Meditation for sure. I meditate every day and that what kind of helped me open up. I spent 15 years pushing against a lot of these experiences because it was weird, it was woowoo, and you know, not normal. But I think, if we can open up that space and meditation calls us to presence. And presence is all we need to really feel that connection. The other thing, I think is just being able to ask for help from our heart instead of our head, you know, there's a difference when we are asking from our spirit, from our heart than when we are saying, I need a new job or I need more money or something like that. When we drop down to our heart, then the feeling comes with it and that's what brings that manifestation more directly.
N: Yeah, that's true. So tell me some personal experiences that you've had, being able to ask and be saved by the angels from your team? S: You know, the most powerful, I think is, when I was 18, I was pregnant. I developed toxaemia which developed into pre-eclampsia, which turned to eclampsia. So I was a very, very sick girl and when I actually went into labor with my son, I had a stroke. And after, they did an emergency C-section, took the baby, he went home and I was extremely sick. I had 106.3 degree temperature for 3 weeks and the day before mother's day, the doctors' came into my room and said, and I hadn't seen my son because they didn't know where the infection was from, and they said, we don't think you're going to make it, and we don't really know what we can do to help you any longer and so basically they asked me to sign my rights away.
N: Sunny, can you give me some personal examples as to how your connections with your angels has helped played out in your life? S: Sure, I think the best examples are the ones that are really powerful, is when I was 18 I was pregnant and I was very sick, I had toxaemia, which turned into pre-eclampsia, which turned into eclampsia. So I was on bed rest that whole pregnancy, and when I finally went into labour with my son, I had a stroke. And so obviously, they did an emergency C-section, got the baby out, the baby was okay and he went home with my mom and my dad, and I on the other hand, was very, very sick. I ended up having an infection in my body that they couldn't find the source of. So for nearly 3 weeks, I had 106.3 degree temperature and also that time I was just out of my body, literally. I was in so much pain. And so after about 3 weeks, it was the day before mother's day, which would have been my first mother's day, but I haven't seen my baby since he was born, the doctors' came into my hospital room and they just said that there's nothing else we can do, we need you to sign your rights away to your son because I was a single mom, we need to know who he goes, who he is supposed to go to because we don't think there's anything else we can do for you, we're not sure that you're going to live. And I remember thinking, I was 18, so I was a kid, and I remember thinking, okay, I'm in the hospital, which is where you will go when you're sick. It was supposed to fix you and then they are not able to fix me. And so, after the doctors left I laid on my bed and I realized, god, I'm like dying and I literally felt this presence that I was inspired to open my arms, you know, just wide as if I'm opening my heart really. And I felt like there was a presence in front of me and just literally breathing life in. I would take these deep breaths, I felt like these energy was breathe into me and it was the colour green, and as I passed out in that experience for 12 hours, I knew and felt the presence of ark angel Raphael, who is the angel of healing. And that happened for 12 straight hours and when I woke up the next morning, my fever broke, the first time in 3 weeks. The next day I checked myself and that was mother's day. And the next day, I checked myself out of the hospital and I really believe that, that experience allowed me to, because I asked from my heart, oh my god, what will I do and I was able to receive finely the healing that I would never allow myself to receive in any other way. So I do think we have to ask from our heart and allow ourselves to receive those blessings, those gift, and for me it literally saved my life.
N: Yeah. Have you worked with or have you met other people who've had, had amazing experiences as well? S: Absolutely. Doctor calls them a miracles, miracle after miracle after miracle, especially as I wrote my book, so many people have contacted me afterwards, oh my god, I had this experience and that experience. It's really been an exciting and interesting journey, not because I know everything about them, it's just everyone has these experiences they just don't recognize it. So, that's part of what my mission was to share that, hey, they're around you, you just don't know. You should just start paying attention and be present, you will discover that.
N: Yeah, perfect. You've said you've written a book and I know you have another one coming out soon, so if people want to find out more about you and how they can have this connection and find out more about the angels, where can we send them to find out more about that? S: Oh certainly to my website, which is sunnydawnjohnston.com my name. The name of the book is Invoking the Ark Angels, the 9-step process to heal your body, mind and soul. It's available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and my website. It's great. There's a lot of experiential exercises in the book to really develop that connection with the angelic realm.
N: Yeah, perfect. Thanks, Sunny. It's been awesome having you here. This is a really interesting subject. I'm really glad that we actually got this time to connect for you to share this information and thanks again for joining us. S: Oh thanks so much. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it.
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