An Angel Experience at Trader Joe’s


 I shared this experience on my personal and Facets Facebook pages yesterday and it received such a wonderful response that I thought I would share it here as well.

[An Angel Experience] This happened Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.

I was in the parking lot of Trader Joe’s, right before they were going to close. I noticed on the short drive over that the car was going to overheat (which happens, until the radiator is fixed). I knew the car would cool while I got a few groceries.

When I came out, I lifted the hood and began to add water and this woman walked over and in a very kind, gentle tone said *you know you want to put water in the reserve tank, right?* (No, I didn’t know, no one had ever said that before). And she looked a bit and said, you know you can just get baking soda and a soft brush and scrub the acid deposit on the battery, right? (No, I didn’t know, no one had ever said that before either).

Then, she walked to her car and came over to my car with a tool bag and she said “I’m just going to see what I have and if I can help.” (Just like that! No questions. No judgment. Just a helping hand.) Trader Joe’s was about to close so I told her that and she said “oh, I really do need to go in” and I had tears in my eyes because she came from “no where” and was so kind. She took the time to be aware and to notice.

When she saw my tears forming (again, she somehow noticed) she hugged me and she looked me straight in the eyes and she said “I’m sorry for whatever has happened to you, but you know it’s going to be all right, don’t you?”

And my eyes filled more – a few tears trickled down my cheeks. Because it might be all right, but maybe it won’t. I don’t know. (But I think I do).

And here is the thing – she knew the store would close but she said “I need you to do me a favor. I need you to look into the mirror every morning and say *I love you and thank you* to yourself.”

This is what I tell everyone – if you read Facets or have taken any of my programs, this is what I say!!! She told me my own words.

And she said, “I promise you, everything will be all right. You are healthy and you are strong and you are gentle and you are kind. Look into my eyes. I promise you, everything will be all right. And if you feel it won’t, remember my words. I promise.”

And then she waved and walked into the store right as they began closing the doors.  I felt as if she simply disappeared when the doors closed!

Dear Reader: What arises within as you consider the energy and feel of this experience? Have you have an “angel experience” – if so may you share; if not, are you open to the idea? (when you share, you inspire!)

Thank you for your presence!

Much peace and abundant love,


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Comments on: "An Angel Experience at Trader Joe’s" (11)

  1. Namaste Joy,
    Greetings from India!
    My angels come in a form an animal. Dogs generally. Not the pet dogs. The one which are born on the streets and die on the same or another street. Time to time they have rescued me and warned me. I take care of few of them. People think I have rescued them in fact they have rescued me. A cold nose, a nudge and their fur tells me stories.

    Hugs and Butterflies

    • Thank you for sharing this beauty-filled experience, Ekta! These dogs on the street are often ignored, yes? and here you are *noticing*; what you receive in return is a connectedness that feels like *rescuing* (for you and for the dogs) – all because you choose to notice and care! I am so glad you listen to (and feel) the energy of what they are sharing! And I am delighted you chose to share, here, in this space!

      I *love* hugs and butterflies (with lots of glitter) – thank you! Namaste.

  2. Jean Sampson said:

    Joy, I cherish this story and I am so grateful that it happened to you on Easter, of all times, and exactly when you needed to have some real encouragement and being told that everything was going to be alright. The cool thing is that, because you shared with many, the faith and hope of many was strengthened. I am sure that angel and many other spiritual beings are watching over you and the children all of the time. I have been thanking your angel for appearing to you and asking God to make all the pathways of help for you clear and unobstructed. I am here, as I said on another post, because a big tractor-trailer blocked me from going out into a big intersection when someone was running a red light at full highway speed, obviously never even seeing the light. I have been able to do some things that no one else could do for my Dad and husband and also explore myself as an artist and teacher, things I would not have been able to do if my life had ended at that intersection. And, strangely enough, I was all joyful because I had just watched a program about angels on TV at lunchtime. Life is full of helpers that are mostly unseen but are there when we need them. Love to you, Joy!

    • Jean, what a beautiful comment! I loved reading it & love your energy.

    • Thank you for this, Jean * I have been thanking your angel for appearing to you and asking God to make all the pathways of help for you clear and unobstructed.* I appreciate that far beyond words!

      Thank you also for sharing your angel experience! A common thread within these angel experiences seems to be that we notice and listen to the energy being shared. I love this affirmation *Life is full of helpers that are mostly unseen but are there when we need them.*

      Love and gratitude to you!

  3. Joy, this is such a lovely, lovely story you’ve shared. I loved it so much I pushed the laptop over toward Jim and excitedly said, “Read this!” (He replied, “Oh, I already read it yesterday on Facebook… It was a *great* story!”)

    I fully believe in angels, and believe that angels manifest in human form, leaving us speechless at times. I’ve also experienced the unseen guiding hands of angels, protecting me, such as in my early 20’s when I went to leave my apartment one day. I was in a hurry, heading out to visit a friend. Before I could lock my apartment door, I must have dropped my keys three or four times, almost like someone was knocking them out of my hand. It was so bizarre that I actually thought, “What’s going on here?!!” When I was finally able to leave, I drove the route I always drove to reach that friend. Midway through my drive, I witnessed what had to be the immediate aftereffects of a horrible car accident. The accident looked like it happened mere minutes before I got there, which made me think, “Wow… I wonder if that could have been me and that’s why I kept dropping my keys?” It’s all speculation, but that’s not the first time I’ve had something so strange happen that derailed me from my plans, and took me mere inches off-course, enough to protect me.

    Happy Angel Day Everyday, Joy! Thanks for your beautiful story!

    • Happy *Angel Day Everyday*, Megan! Sharing angel experiences is so fun! Thank you for taking the time to share one of your angel experiences, here. I love sharing experiences because each one is so physically different – yet energetically similar. We believe, we are open, we are aware, we listen. And then we feel utter gratitude as we realize what we have experienced!

      When the kids and I move through our morning prep before school, I don’t “rush us”, I allow it to unfold with ease for the reason that you mention above – the timing is being guided by a bigger hand (and overseen by a broader vision) than mine. We often don’t know what might have been avoided by “not pushing/insisting upon our way”. As your experience illustrates for us (which is why I am so glad that you shared!).

      Thank you for bringing the energy of *protection* into this discussion! Angels are present (and can be called in for) many reasons *beyond giving us a specific something*.

  4. What a beautiful story!

  5. Joy, thank you for sharing your beautiful angel story. It’s so wonderful to recognise them for what they are, and not put it down to something else less miraculous :)

    I’ve had a number of experiences that I’d call angelic, although I may not have acknowledged them as such at the time.

    One that really stands out in my mind was when my sister and I had a shop. One afternoon I was there on my own and there were only a couple of people in there. Two young men came in and immediately split up – one near the door and one right beside the till. Every fibre of my being was saying they were there to rob me, although I couldn’t explain why at the time.

    As the last customer left, a man suddenly came through the door, as if out of nowhere. He spent a great deal of time calmly perusing the jewellery counter, and after a few minutes the other two left. I felt so calm, having him there, when a few minutes before I’d been anxiously wondering what was going to happen. I’d never seen him in the shop before, and never did afterwards.

    I remember being really amazed by it at the time, and knew on some level it was Divine intervention, even though I wouldn’t have then considered myself a believer in such things. I still get shivers thinking about it :)

    • Oh, wow, Jenny! Megan just shared her experience and I thanked her for bringing in the energy of protection and here you are with a protection experience! Thank you for sharing about feeling calm – that is significant as well; it doesn’t feel overwhelming, it feels *nice*.

      I also understand about perhaps not feeling it was angelic at the time and then realizing later.

      I feel it right away when it is an angel; I think because then I am open to what is being shared – when I get that feeling *I pay close attention*, even if I am busy (as I was with the car).

      Thank you for taking the time to share!

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