Angels tell woman to write book
Around the time she was 70, living in the Woodland Trails section of Cypress, Pat Morgan was a practical person. She did not belong to an organized religion and she certainly did not ascribe to the often viewed as less acceptable metaphysical applications.
That is not until Oct. 29, 2007.
Normally on Oct. 29, Morgan would be celebrating her mother's birthday, but on this one she was attempting to beat the clock as her own daughter lay dying in the hospital.
Driving speedily, her car's turn signal began flickering unprovoked and Morgan felt she may be in for some car trouble. Then she heard a voice inside her head instructing her to look at the clock and make note that it was 6:20 p.m.
Upon reaching the hospital, she learned that her daughter had died at 6:20 p.m.
Morgan is an accomplished screenplay writer with a long list of produced work. She had been writing since her divorce 25 years earlier. But with the death of her only daughter, she slipped into a deep depression, what she calls a very black place.
Feeling suicidal, Morgan might have joined her daughter on the other side, but then she described, "Strange things started happening. Angels started talking to me. Then the following January I met my first angel.
"In their coming, they were very gentle with me which is good, because before all this with voices in my head, if I had (seen) a six-foot angel, I wouldn't have had to worry about being irregular."
Morgan said with the help of these guiding intelligences, she began to heal. She left the house and joined a support group for parents that have lost their children called Compassionate Friends. "It took me awhile," she said, "to be able to breathe let alone anything else. But with guidance and meditation, little by little, I was able to come back."
As the healing process took its course, Morgan said the angels were encouraging her to write a book about her experiences, however, she was hesitant. "I kept protesting," she said. "I'm not a novelist, I write plays. I write dialogue. I don't write novels. They said, 'Well you do now.' "
The result is the book "Angel Tracks." "It's a mother's journey through grief and despair and suicide and how an intervention happened to me with God and angels pulling me back from that dark hole I was in, back into the light and back into the world," she said.
Adding that her portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude's Hospital's cancer research for children. The book is available on Kindle, at Barns and Nobles Book Nook, Amazon.com and through the publisher, All Things That Matter Press.
It would seem that although her book has been completed, her journey has not. Morgan said before "Angel Tracks" was written, she became aware of its possibly during a mediation. "I saw a picture of a book front and it had an angel on it," she said. "I saw a little dog running around and the title 'Angel Tracks.'
"I knew then that that's what was going to happen. Well…It's starting to happen again."
OCCUPATION: Author and playwright.
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Resident of Cypress
FAST FACT: Morgan said she has had extraordinary experiences since of the death of her daughter in 2007
Julia Beautie is a freelance writer. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.