It’s an unusual title for a book, Angels in My Hair.  But maybe it fitting knowing there’s nothing “usual” about Lorna Byrne and the angels she’s seen every day since she was a baby.

When you google Lorna’s name, she’s usually described as an Irish mystic and international bestselling author.  While she’s certainly both, this unusual woman somehow makes it all feel very ordinary.  Perhaps that’s why I couldn’t put Lorna’s book down when I read it more than six years ago.

Her easy writing style and simple message provide a wonderful counterweight to the gravity of her truth – that Lorna can see and talk to angels that surround us.  Lorna admits,

“I know this is hard to believe, and I know that there are some people who will never believe me, regardless of what I say or do. I have no idea why I see angels and others don’t; I am just an ordinary woman.”

Lorna grew up in abject poverty. After attending school in the Dublin suburbs of Kilmainham and Ballymun where she had trouble reading and writing, Lorna admits her earliest school days were torturous.  Teachers were often nuns who were cruel and insensitive to her needs.  They couldn’t understand why Lorna struggled to pay attention in class and even made fun of her.

But it was the angels who reassured Lorna and showed her visions of the future; visions that included speaking and writing about her connection to the spiritual world, and the need for all of us to acknowledge the powerful role that angels play in our lives.

In fact, angels have been there guiding Lorna’s journey and reassuring her about the future.  This includes her marriage to husband Joe and showing her what he looked like even before they met.  The angels also warned her that their marriage would be difficult and Joe would suffer from ill health before he died young.   Before Joe passed away in 2000, he and Lorna had four beautiful children.

When Lorna was ready, the angels told her it was time to write her autobiography – Angels in My Hair (2008) – and to begin to share what she knew.  Since then, Lorna has gone on to write six more books that share messages from the angels and ways for us to connect to them.

Lorna has been incredibly successful and her work has been translated into 30 languages in over 50 countries around the world.  Stairways to Heaven (2010) was written after Joe’s death and describes Lorna’s new path as a public figure.

The titles that follow suggest the purpose of Lorna’s evolutionary role in the world, including:

Since writing her first book, Lorna’s life has started to unfold in new ways that even she could never have expected.  Lorna wants people to be better humans and to build a life around love, hope, and purpose but admits that so much has changed in the world.

People have forgotten about their souls and living life together.

That’s where the angels come in, reminding and helping us to pray for more.  This takes patience and hope.  So Lorna waits for the angels to tell her what to share with others.  She says she doesn’t know what the future holds but that it is something we can shape together.

Staying focused on the positive is important but Lorna is not afraid to answer questions about grave issues in the world like war, immigration, and environmental pollution.  She has appeared on talk shows and has thousands of followers who listen to her warnings about major conflicts like those in Syria.  For Lorna, the consequences could impact us all especially if we don’t learn to love one another and remain hopeful.

There is a myriad of ways to learn more about Lorna Byrne by following her social media handles, reading her books or visiting her website.  People are picking up on Lorna’s message probably because it seems to be exactly what we need to hear in our frenetic world.

Ask yourself when you’ll take time to visit with people and to reconnect with self. If it’s not scheduled in your calendar, maybe its because it feels too impossible. In this way, Lorna’s message is more important than we think.

Perhaps having a few angels in our hair wouldn’t be so bad because we’d know we’re loved, there’s hope in our world, and we will be reminded to love our self and others.

Angels make the world a better place because they ultimately make room for the most powerful force in the world – LOVE.

Rose McInerney

Rose McInerney

Rose combines her love of all things artfully-designed to connect women to a shared community of learning and a richer, more fulfilled self. As a passionate storyteller, published writer, and international traveler, Rose believes women can build a better world through powerful storytelling.

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