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Date Posted: 15:09:43 03/19/14 Wed
Subject: 3/17/14 Message from Raven
I wanted to take a moment and thank you again for all the love and support you have shown me through this latest blip and so much more. One of you wrote something to me today privately that had me in tears (in a good way). What you have written below is just more testament to how truly blessed I am to have you in my life, and to still be here today.
Finding faith and putting my trust and life into the hands of our Heavenly Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and The Mighty Angels, who are there to help us in our sorrow and grief always, changed my life in March of 2012. I was sent the mother of all signs by God, and I will never forget that day. I was genuinely reborn. I know that many of you know what happened on that day, as we discussed it out here at great length at the time, but suffice to say that God is quite real, Jesus is truly what I always felt he was in my heart, and that the angels are not only real, but that they are literally all around us, waiting for us to call upon them, and ask for guidance and help at all times (they do not sleep). When so many things hit us all at once, we can lose our footing, and feel lost and scared, but when you open up your heart to God and let him sort it all out for you, you are not lost, and you will never be alone. Please know this, as I have had a load that would sink an army thrown at me since my diagnosis, and yet I am still standing. I owe so much of that to an amazing Oncologist, who truly belongs in medicine and fought to save my life. He always has a plan. He always has a strategy, even when I cannot imagine how I will get through another day sometimes. I owe all the rest to the spiritual realm, which is so much greater than you may know.
I know I have said this before, but you do not need a book, a special building or the right clothes, just find a private place in your home and speak to God. There are no right words. Just speak from your heart and tell him you are overwhelmed and need his help and guidance and your heart will take it from there. He always listens. He is not a fairy tale. You will not be sorry if you do this. The more you pray, the more you will feel his presence, and the more you begin to feel changes in your heart. What you thought was hopeless is suddenly full of all kinds of possibilities and it's all possible through him. He is the true medicine. He is more powerful than any chemo, radiation, drugs, or anything else you can think of. If your heart is full and heavy right now, talk to him. Don't put it off another day because tonight you could begin a whole new journey with hope you didn't feel before. I would be long gone by now if I did not know this with every fiber of my being to be true. Please don't give up. I know there are others out there with heavy burdens who are suffering greatly and you are never alone. Don't let anyone ever make you feel weak for having feelings, or not always behaving like a robot, it's OK to just be human and feel what you are feeling. If you have lost hope, look up Epithelioid Angiosarcoma and know that I was diagnosed with this monster in October of 2012, and I am still alive. I was told there was no hope, but my Oncologist and God did not agree. There is always hope.
If you are reading this today and have had much to bear lately and feel that God must not love you, please know that the things that are thrown at us, which are meant to tear us apart and lose our faith, are not of God. They never came from him. They come from a place of darkness in the hopes that we will feel overwhelmed, lose our faith, feel that God must not care, and even blame him, but that's what the dark realm wants you to believe. The larger your picnic, the more ants you will attract. It wants to take away every bit of faith and hope you have. It doesn't like that my light has grown, and that I have found faith, and so it seeks to destroy me, tear away my faith, and strip me of everything that is good in my life. It seeks to outsmart me, but I know what it is, and where it comes from. It has thrown some unimaginable things my way, and lies in wait, expecting me to give up and let go. It must be very disappointed and frustrated by now, so it turns up the flames. No matter what it throws my way (and it has tested me greatly over the past two months), I remain alive, fighting, and standing against it with something far greater on my side (my beloved Michael). I pray to the Archangel Michael always, and I feel him at my side when I falter and begin to lose hope. He catches me, and helps me back up again always.
Many of you have known me for years now. As with most Facebook pages, and various types of social media, we have our real time friends who we have met and known for years, people we have grown up with, family, and people who share our interests and have engaged us in some form or another. I have that and much more obviously, as many are long time readers of my column, my show, and actors and writers that I have known for years as well. What I never expected was to find a second family out here and I truly have. You have been there through every PET Scan, Every high, every low, and everything in between.
Thank you for never giving up on me and standing with me through all of this. This means the world to me. Your perspective and your many comments give me a great deal to think about and always, I learn something from it (so many pearls). Bless you for taking time out of your own lives and your own troubles to help me through all of this. Just because I am dealing with a terminal form of cancer, does not lessen what you are going through at all. It does not lessen your own sufferings and your own woes just because mine might be darker or more insidious. Your woes and your pain is just as great and just as important, and yet always, you have made time for me. I love you with all my heart for this. I never forget what you have said to me and who you are. May God bless you and your family always. I hope you have a truly wonderful week. Thank you so much again.......XOXOXOXO
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