This Friday (9pm, Sky Real Lives, channel 243) marks the start of the new Sky Real Lives series, Angels featuring our own angel expert, Glennyce Eckersley. Hosted by Gloria Hunniford, the series sees members of the public talk about their own angelic experiences. Glennyce then shares her own expertise about angels, alongside a psychic medium and a sceptic.
Glennyce’s wonderful new book, An Angel To Guide Me will be trailed at the end of the series and is featured on http://skyoneonline.co.uk/angels/
Fresh from promoting the show, Glennyce gives us an insight into her experiences of angels.
Please tell us a bit about the series Angels on Sky Real Lives and your role in the show.
The show offers a wonderful insight into the lives of everyday people who are caught up in extraordinary events. They see, hear and are touched by angels in dramatic circumstances. Stories from my books are reconstructed in the show, angel card readings are offered to the audience and debates with believers and sceptics included. It’s a lovely, lively programme.
Could you tell us how you first came to be involved with Angelic Experiences?
As a member of staff at a theological college in the early 1990s, I became aware of many books, articles and films which featured angels. I was intrigued and wondered if angels might be making their presence felt in the UK too. I began my research and found that hundreds of people had indeed encountered angels but had not spoken of their experiences before. Nine books later, stories are still reaching me in ever increasing numbers.
Do you have your own Guardian Angel? If so, can you tell us a bit about them and give us an example of an occasion when they have helped you?
I’m not sure I have a specific guardian angel but I’m a firm believer in synchronicity. And I’m sure these wonderful coincidences are engineered by a higher source. There are so many times when I’ve needed help and a special person has arrived in my life. For instance, when I was young and on my way to live abroad, a chance meeting on a plane resulted in my being rescued from a seriously difficult situation. This special person rescued me when I knew no one else in the country. Where was I, you might ask - Los Angeles of course, ‘the city of angels’!
Does everyone have an Angel?
There are angels enough for everyone and they are sure to help and guide us all; we only have to ask. Many people believe that a loved one who has passed on is their special angel, but one thing is certain: an angel will always find you when you ask for help.
How will people know when an Angel has guided them?
There are so many signs that people often miss because they’re so subtle. For instance, a person might find a white feather, smell a wonderful fragrance, see a special cloud formation, or perhaps even hear a piece of music on the radio that has a special meaning for them. These will all indicate an angel has been close and guided that person. It is all in the timing and, once we recognise that, angel signs will appear in our lives more frequently.
What would you say to sceptics, who don’t believe what you’re saying is true?
I would understand completely; if you’ve never had any kind of spiritual experience it’s is difficult to believe they can happen. However, you don’t have to believe in them for them to be true. I would simply ask such people to try to keep an open mind.
What was your favourite moment from behind the scenes?
One morning a senior member of the production team, who was a confirmed sceptic, was walking to the train and thinking about the whole subject of angels. He wondered if there could possibly be any truth in the idea. Looking down, he saw a huge white feather at his feet. Taken aback, he then was in a quandary as to whether he should tell us all or not. Then, when he turned the corner, there was another feather! He knew this was his answer and so he had to tell us. Now he’s a happy convert to the angels.
Tune in to Angels on Sky Real Lives, channel 243 on Friday 24th July, 9pm