What the Angels Say

While visiting a law firm client, I saw the most fascinating paintings on their walls.  “Tell me about these,” I asked Michael, the founding partner.  “Oh, those are angel paintings,” he said.  “Some are portals and others are just inspired works.  The angel lady does them.  She sees angels and can tell you what they are saying about you.”  I was intrigued and to make the long story short, that’s how I ended up having an appointment with Joanne Macko.

From the moment I entered her house, there was a pervasive energy floating about that made me tingle.  Joanne gave a short tour of her art room before we went to her “healing room”.  There, she had me lay down and for about 45 minutes, I took a nap while she worked her magic.  Sometimes I could hear her talking, other times she seemed to be furiously scribbling down notes, and there were the occasional ringing of bells and placement of oils.  All in all, it was a remarkably cool experience and I must say that am no stranger to metaphysical experiences.  “I feel like I lost 10 pounds,” was the first thing I said to Joanne as we began to discuss the treatment.  “Oh, you did,” she replied with a smile.

Joanne shared a number of fascinating things with me not the least of which was a past life experience that floored me.  She said I had a life in the Cotswolds of England in which my village was taken over in a raid.  As the invaders moved through the area, they torched as many homes as they could including mine.  All my possessions went up in flames.  I too was burned but escaped the house with minor injuries.  More importantly, after the fire, I froze.  I was afraid to move forward and rebuild my life.  The right leg, where my burns from this life live, represents the ability to move forward Joanne told me.  During my “nap” on her table, she saw the cellular memory from the past life had rested in my right leg and she and the angels released it.  “Move forward now,” she said.

You may or may  not believe in angels or any person’s ability to work with them.  You may or may not believe in past lives.  It’s edgy stuff for some.  For Joanne, the angels changed her life.  She had a near death experience and heard from them directly, then saw them guide her life.  She was a top-ranked USTA doubles champion and quit.  She painted sweet tableaux of New England charm.  She quit that too.  Now, she sees her life’s work as helping people hear from the angels and painting the scenes they show her (www.angelic-art.com).  Joanne also doesn’t advertise and sees all her clients by referral, just as I came to see her.  In the past 10 years, thousands of people have visited her Naperville home.  And that’s what the angels said.

Comaraderie Among the Right-Leg Injured

A number of years ago, I met Joe. Joe lost his right leg to cancer. When my kids started at their school, we all met John, who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident. I of course, have my right leg intact though it is charred by burns. Wonder what it is like to realize someone else has a right leg injury? It’s kind of awesome. I became fast friends with both Joe and John, and though others may not always understand, we have 100% rights to joke about our injuries with each other, to share some dark-black humor and deep belly laughs. John regularly tells me, “Your leg is so ugly you should just cut it off.” And I laugh uproariously. Same with Joe. In many ways, I think their injuries are worse than mine. They grew up with their right legs and lost them as adults. For me, the way my leg is, is mostly all I’ve known since age 2.