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June 29th, 2009

Lorna Byrne and the Angels in Her Hair

Talking with a modern day Irish mystic

 
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BH: How does it feel to have this power? Do you feel like you have to protect yourself from being exploited? Or do others suspect you of exploiting them?

LB: I don’t think so because I know God will protect me. I am only doing what God and the angels have asked. They told me since I was a child I would write. As I got older Michael told me, when I was out pushing my daughter in a stroller; I laughed because I can’t even read or write properly, never mind write a book. God is just unfolding things at the moment. I suppose, because they have been my teachers, I know one thing moreso than everyone else out there: That is that you have a soul and in the end people don’t just rot in the ground — that you actually live. But you can’t take any material thing with you.

BH: In the book, a religious incident happens and you write that people are afraid to “acknowledge God” in their lives. Why do think that is?

LB: The reason I would give for that is: That is what God is. God is the supernatural. That is what angels are and that is what your soul is — the supernatural. For some reason we are afraid of that part of ourselves. And, as I said, everyone has a soul, every single human being. It’s just something we are afraid to admit. But more and more people are coming forward and sharing their experiences with the world. It’s part of evolution as well.

BH: For a majority of your life, you didn’t tell a lot of people what was happening. Is there a reason why you did that? Were you trying to protect yourself? And why do you think the angels asked you not to tell anyone?

LB: I think the reason why the angels and God asked me to keep it a secret until now is because now is when God wants the world to know more.

BH: So you think it was based on timing?

LB: Yes, I believe that it was timing. Because when Michael had said that I would start to write soon and I laughed, he also said that “those will be sent to help.” All the miracles have been happening. Even today, like doing this interview with you has been fantastic. It’s great to hear you have a wonderful website like that. And you have asked and you have listened without being afraid.

BH: You address this in the book, but do you believe that the opposite exists as well, like fallen angels, the Devil and Hell?

LB: Those things do exist. I can only tell you what God has told me and what God has shown me. I’m afraid Satan does [exist] and that is what they would call him in the Catholic religion and I don’t know if they would call him something else in another religion.

BH: The book’s tone is very optimistic about the possibility of other people being able to listen to the angels as well. But there is a lot of truth in it. There are tragedies and triumphs. Was the tone of optimism a conscious decision on your part?

LB: Yes, I believe that everyone out there has the opportunity to hear the guidance that is given them from the angels. I would say to some people that it is communicating with your soul. And your soul is in your body. Your body is like a tool. You know how someone might say “I got a good feeling inside of me” or “I felt very strongly that I should go right but instead I went left.” You give yourself a kick then. And the next time “I will try and go the way I felt I should have gone.” The angels are great teachers. A lot of people would say “What does this mean?” or “What’s in it for me?” Sometimes there is nothing there, they are just teaching you. Many times, you are told “Go there now; down to the shop,” and you don’t need anything. And you’re at work and you’re told “Go off and get a pencil.” They are teaching you that, when there is something really serious and really important in your life, how to make the right decision.

I believe that everyone out there has the opportunity to hear the guidance that is given them from the angels. I would say to some people that it is communicating with your soul. And your soul is in your body. Your body is like a tool. You know how someone might say “I got a good feeling inside of me” or “I felt very strongly that I should go right but instead I went left.”

BH: What is your main message, for readers of this memoir?

LB: I believe that is to give them back hope, faith within themselves; to realize that they have a soul and to join for peace. Also, to join families back together because if families don’t have peace how can the world have peace?

BH: Good point. Speaking of family, how do your children feel about what you can see?

LB: When I started to write the book and as they got older, I would tell them some things. And now my children say, “Mum, we knew you were different than other mums.” They are very supportive. They are very aware.

BH: Since your children are aware you are a mystic and can see angels, do you think that has affected their lives in any way? Or their faith?

LB: I think this has actually made it stronger. It has enhanced their abilities to be just, kind and to help others.

BH: Do your children pray?

LB: They do. I think they are the same as every young person out there. I think that faith has become pretty personal to young people now, because of all the things that they have been opened up to and what they see going on around them. Here in Ireland we are having a lot of suicides. And it’s a lot of young people and I mean really young people.

BH: Why is that?

LB: There have been so many materialistic things here. I don’t know about over in America, but it’s all about looks and appearance here. Young people are just being torn apart by it.

BH: Is the economic crisis part of why there have been so many suicides in Ireland?

I don’t know about over in America, but it’s all about looks and appearance here. Young people are just being torn apart by it… just feeling so lost. I get a lot of letters from young people that have lost friends to suicide. The words they always say are “I wish my friend had read Angels in My Hair because that would have given her hope and she would have known that she was not alone.” I am always so amazed that they are all using the same wording.

LB: I think so and the young people are just feeling so lost. I get a lot of letters from young people that have lost friends to suicide. The words they always say are “I wish my friend had read Angels in My Hair because that would have given her hope and she would have known that she was not alone.” I am always so amazed that they are all using the same wording because these young people don’t know each other. They send the letters to the prayer scroll and yet they use the same words: “hope” and “they would know they are not alone.”

BH: What would be your advice to young spiritual seekers who don’t have a mother who is a mystic?

LB: I would say to them to ask their guardian angel for help everyday. A lot of people ask, “What is my angel’s name?” Because so many people asked, I went to the angels and asked them what to say. They told me the angel’s name is in every person’s heart and they already know it.

BH: Since you have released your book, has anyone done a pilgrimage to your home to ask you about angels or their own angel?

LB: No, but I have done book signings. And I have done up to five, six or eight hours of book signings. It was unbelievable.

BH: Do you plan on having any book signings or touring in America?

LB: I hope to, but I have to wait for people to get to know the book. There is no point to a book signing if no one knows the book’s there. But I will.

BH: What would you say to those people who think you are lying and that you haven’t seen the things you wrote about?

LB: I would say to them that they have nothing to lose from reading the book and opening up themselves to realizing they have a soul and how precious their life is. People have nothing to lose whatsoever. All I can say is that you do have a soul and a guardian angel given from God. God exists and the other side exists as well. Angels will never ask for you to do anything wrong. If you’ve been asked to do anything wrong or even being spiteful, that is not your angel. But your angel is always there, trying to get you not to listen.

BH: Do you ever read books similar to the one you have written?

LB: No, because I have difficulty reading. It would take me too long. Even when I go to a restaurant, deciphering what is on the menu can be very difficult.

BH: So you still have some reading disabilities. Have they been diagnosed?

LB: I say things backwards. Thank God I haven’t said anything backwards to you! [Laughs.] My family will correct me and that kind of thing. They would say “Mom, you said that backwards.”

BH: Do you plan to see a specialist?

LB: God and the angels have told me all I need to know. They have been the best teachers.

BH: Then how did you write the book? Was it difficult for you?

LB: It was very difficult. At first, it was put onto little tapes. Then another miracle happened, someone that I had just met bought one of those Dell computers that you could just speak into and gave it to me as a present. Than another stranger that had heard about the gift came along and set the whole thing up for me. Miracles like that just keep on happening.

BH: Well, thank you for talking with us today about your story.

LB: I will tell your guardian angel to pull out a few stops for you.

BH: Thank you, I appreciate it.

Learn more about Lorna Byrne at her website: lornabyrne.com.

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The Author : Mirlande Jeanlouis
Mirlande Jeanlouis is a freelance writer and the project coordinator for "Busted Borders" BustedHalo.com's immigration video blog. She is a native New Yorker and a recent graduate of Barnard College.
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  • Elizabeth Davis

    Just listened to Angels in My Hair. Splendid! I know deep within me that she is as honest as the day. God Bless Her for her work with humanity.

  • Elle

    Tänan Sind südamest Lorna!

  • Chris Harris

    I read Lornas first and second books and was totally entranced by the purity and innocence of her story and the parallels to Hindu dieties such as the resemblance of the Queen of Angels to The Divine Mother.After i finished the first book i went out briefly and when i returned there was a large white feather in the centre of my front doormat.A friend of mine woke up the morning after reading it and a cluster of downy white feathers were stuck to her window grate.
    We love and appreciate Lornas role in bringing this message to Earth in a time of such need.

  • DORIELA VILLEGAS

    le mando un gran abrazo, y envieme la luz sanadora de san miguel. la quiero mucho.

  • DORIELA VILLEGAS

    Lorna, que envidia de la buena por usted que pueve ver y hablar con los ángeles, los amo, y que rico sería poder verlos y hablarles como usted lo hace, lei su libro y me encanto de principio a fin. que Dios la bendiga y que los angeles nos cuiden cada día y cuiden nuestro planeta.

  • leticia gabriela hernandez zamorano

    ESPECTACULAR¡MEXICANA RADICADA EN PANAMA TENGO AÑOS LEYENDO ACERCA DE LOS ANGELES Y ESTE LIBRO ME HA CAMBIADO HASTA EL MODO DE DIRIGIRME A ELLOS UN MILLON DE GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR PERO,POR FAVOR MAS TRADUCCIONES AL ESPAÑOL URGEN ESTOS LIBROS EN PANAMA Y EN EL MUNDO TE QUIERO¡

  • Brenda Hemmrich

    I have been waiting for this message for years. Thank you Lorna.

  • Harumi

    Dear Lorna,

    Thank you for telling us about your experience with the angels. I thrilled at every report of his book. Especially when Michael told you who he is. And Archangel Michael is the same in both whom I trust and believe. Reading your book gave me much joy and faith. Thank you.
    Harumi – Curitiba, Parana – Brazil

  • Cathal

    Just finished Lorna’s first book. I bought it right after reading her second book (come on give me a break, I’m Irish! :-)

    I thoroughly enjoyed both books and I thank God and the Angels for Lorna and for her beautiful writing.

  • Cynthia Conners From Santa Rosa, California

    I have read Lornas’ book no less than eight times now and am so excited to be driving over 2 1/2 hours tomorrow nite to attend her book signing in Northern California. As a fellow Catholic i feel it will be an honor to meet someone who has been one of the chosen by God to be taught and shown what she has…we can all only hope to have angels in our hair!!! God Continue To Bless You Lorna…

  • Albert Bolink. From Holland

    I only can say, read the book!

  • Albert Bolink. From Holland

    I can only say read the book Angels in my hair!!!!!

  • marlen barnstein

    You are amazing,Lorna. marlen

  • denise reda

    I am listening to your book on CD. Thank you for sharing your story with the world.You are one amazing lady Lorna.
    I drive to work and listen to one chapter then turn around and drive back and listen to the remaining chapter. Denise

  • Patrick Doherty

    I indeed just finished this book. It has restored hope, and faith that I have not had in so long. Also upon finishing the book I must note, tingled with positive vibration I walked into my kitchen to see a tiny feather floating in the air. I was unable to blow it away with my breathe. Coincidence maybe, but there are no birds with feathers this small. Especially indoors. Thank you Lorna.

  • Rosemary Moore

    God bless you Lorna, a very special lady to God. I can see why He has waited til now, for now is when many people are wanting to know more about Him, seeing that mankind’s ways are fruitless without Him. And Lorna’s book allows everyone to believe, whatever religious background you may or may not have! :-)

  • Michelle Campbell

    Thank you for publishing this interwiew,,,,lorna really is an amazing and beautiful person .I have had the privelege of meeting her twice at book signings in ireland.At her Dundrum signing my son Michael gave Lorna a notebook he had made for her and she describes the most beautiful image in her September newsletter on her website of how my sons guardian angel appeared to her .I will be forever thankful to her for giving me hope and above all a deeper appriciation for my life .I have bought so many copies of lornas book and given it to family and friends and even people i know little about but just felt they would benefit or needed to get the chance to read it.Its completely life changing and i cant wait for Lornas next book.

  • Kim Smith

    Thanks for publishing this interview. I started reading Lorna’s book last night after seeing this interview and it is fascinating. One can sense that she is a very truthful person.

  • Angela Santana

    Thank you VERY much for this interview. It has given me hope and happiness.

  • Kevan Knowles

    Busted Halo, Thank you for sharing Lorna Byrne’s story with us. I now feel compelled to talk with my guardian angel and to ask for more intercessions with GOD. I look forward to reading her book.

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