Local woman Jean Fisher's belief in angels has helped her cope with the sudden death of her husband. Now she is providing support for others.
The loss of a loved one can often make you re-examine the world and take you're life in a completely different direction.
After the death of her husband in 2005, local woman Jean Fisher was inspired to seek solace in angels.
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BBC's Leicester's Rupal Rajani spoke to Jean about her experience of angels and how she is now using the therapy to help others...
Jean had been brought up as a child with the understanding that finding white feather signalled that angels were not far away.
Four years ago her husband went into a hospital for a routine operation, "The night before I got the call to say something awful had happened, I found a white feather on his seat and just took it as a sign angels were with me."
The following morning she found another white feather in the same place. Shortly after she was informed that her police officer husband had passed away:
"I think at a time like that, when you're whole life collapses around your ears, you do look for something.
"Some people turn to alcohol, some people turn to drugs. Fortunately I turned to something very beautiful, something very soft and gentle, in spirituality and angels."
Turning to Angels
Following her bereavement Jean found that many friends and family gave her angel related items, "All of a sudden I was bombarded with angels and I always sort of say I didn't find them, they definitely found me."
Jean found that talking to angels helped her greatly through her grief and she sought out more information by visiting an angel event, what she calls her "light bulb moment".
This lead to her travelling the exotic workshop location of Hawaii, where she was trained to provide angel therapy to others.
Now she provides a range of therapies based in her angel believes to a wide range of both men and women.
One of these methods involves her calling upon the archangels Michael and Raphael to help clients cut the cords and let go of distressing events in their past, so they can move on.
Jean is now looking to open a new holistic therapy centre in Uppingham, which will run alongside her Northamptonshire healing practice and the school workshops she is involved in.
She says that angels are always there just waiting for people to open themselves to their guidance. They only directly intervene without invitation in a life or death situation.
Jean feels that skeptics always inaccurately associate angels with 'airy-fairy' types:
"I can't expect everybody to be herded into one direction and sort of say 'I'm right and the rest of the world is wrong'.
"But there are so many people out there who are already receiving huge comfort from angels and it's growing more and more as people need something else.
"Religion sometimes doesn't always hold. People don't want to go to church, they don't always have a faith or belief. Well you don't have to have that to believe in angels - it's across the board."
last updated: 08/07/2009 at 14:34