A gift from the angels and Rachel Naomi Remen “There is a Sufi story about a man who is so good that the angels ask God to give him the gift of miracles. God wisely tells them to ask him if that is what he would wish.
So the angels visit this good man and offer him first the gift of healing by hands, then the gift of conversion of souls, and lastly the gift of virtue. He refuses them all. They insist that he choose a gift or they will choose one for him. “Very well,” he repli
One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen. ~John O’Donohue First question: Why do ‘they’ need to connect? In the response to this question, I’m going to define ‘they’ as a broad group of apparently human-like invisible visitors. I’m also going to remind readers that this response is grounded in my own experience of and relationship with things of the invisible persuasion. In my experience, ‘they’–however one chooses to define ‘they’–connect because they nee