Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The cup of coffee

A few days ago, I walked into the Egg & I breakfast restaurant wearing my wings, and went straight through to the back where I could tell was a conference room. There were 2 business ladies in there, and it appeared they were packing up to leave. I was just arriving for what I thought was a SendOutCards meeting that I'd been invited to.

Turns out, I had looked at my planner wrong, and showed up a day early!! The ladies said they were about to have a meeting there, but not for SendOutCards, but their other attendees had decided to go elsewhere for their meeting so they were headed out.

I had driven across town for this meeting that I thought was that morning, so I figured that I would sit down and at least enjoy a cup of coffee while I figured out what to do next.

My waitress took my coffee order, and I couldn't help but notice how sad she appeared to be and act. I asked her if she was supposed to have been the waitress taking care of the big meeting in the conference room, and she said yes, but they'd cancelled using the room. I asked her if she was working the next day for the SendOutCards meeting, but she said no. I thought that maybe a reason she seemed down was because she'd basically lost out on that money in tips she was hoping to earn from the large group meeting.

My heart went out to her. I was sitting there thinking about how God had really been blessing me recently, despite my own personal hardships and struggles going on. Something told me to leave her a $20 bill as a tip. All I'd ordered was coffee.

I paid my tab with a credit card, and hid the $20 bill behind my business card for her to find. I wrote a little message on the business card that God had blessed me lately, so I wanted to bless her.

When she returned to give me my receipt, her demeanor had completely changed. A once sullen, sad woman had become revived with gratitude and joy from the little surprise and was walking around with a smile. She thanked me.

It was the best cup of coffee purchase I'd ever made. :)

Have you ever heard that phrase that giving to others returns 10 fold? Well, today my friend showed up to visit me while I was packing boxes, and he surprised me by handing me $200 to donate towards my next trip to Los Angeles to continue my Angel messages there. I had a surprise blessing come to me out of the blue!

Go forth and look for ways to help others. Have gratitude for the things you have and more will come.

~Mandelyn Reese
The LA Street Angel

Friday, April 18, 2014

Alcohol, money, and survival

What has become of us?

People used to live in small communities, and work together for the benefit of the entire community. Much like an ant pile. Ants all work together to build their castle, protect their queen and eggs, raise their young, and gather food. Native American Indian tribes would all work together to be a functioning unit for survival. The men would go out and hunt and protect the tribe, the women would tend to the children and community.

Now-a-days, things have gotten so disconnected and divided among people, that even family units struggle to stay together. More and more often you see people having to fend entirely for themselves for survival; it's especially hard for single women with children. Hardly anyone really knows their neighbors. Most people actually seem to live in fear of each other thanks to the media driving fear-based belief systems into people.

Almost everyone I know is working INSANE hours at their jobs. Hardly anyone has a "9-5" job anymore. Jobs are demanding more and more from people. Lots of companies even make people PAY to have their jobs!!! (Examples: Waiters and Waitresses, strippers). I personally think it's so wrong that somehow these big corporations, and even many smaller companies, have found ways to actually charge their employees to work. I remember seeing a video from the Great Depression, where a rich man who owned a large company was taking advantage of his desperate workers. They'd work 12 hour days, and be charged to use the equipment to work, it was subtracted from their already meager pay! One night when I was a waitress back in 2010, I had to "tip-out" $76 from MY tips to pay the bussers and bartender. I was furious! Shouldn't these restaurants pay their employees, and not their employees pay other employees? It doesn't make sense.
What we allow will continue, and get worse. What YOU allow will continue.

And another thing, no one can depend on the integrity of their employers to keep them on long enough to collect retirement. I have been continuously hearing new stories from people and friends how they were mysteriously laid off once they got into their late 50s in age. So there is a severe disregard for the care of our elderly in today's culture. Social Security is going broke from fraud and overuse, so many of the baby-boomers face poverty upon retirement. One of my old friends (who has passed-away) was a war vet, and a hero, but somehow only was receiving $460/month to survive on before he died. Did you know that illegal aliens can run across the border, have babies here ("anchor babies"), claim they have a disability (something like ADHD), and be able to collect Social Security? Yep. I know because I've seen it happening when I worked for a nonprofit agency. And pretty much any parent these days can claim their kids have ADHD (aren't most kids naturally hyper anyway because they're kids and just want to play and get their parent's attention?!)

Families and relationships are suffering, if not nearly impossible to last with all of the pressures of career and money expectations placed on people by society and religious institutions. I don't know many people with lasting relationships anymore.

Alcohol and drug use have become a widespread problem, with many people indulging all day everyday. People don't even know what the hell is in alcohol. It's the one thing that's sold liberally everywhere and doesn't have to have ingredients posted on the label. And people wonder why they feel sick, bloated, throw-up, get "beer-bellies", high blood sugar, diabetes, and even die from alcohol poisoning. That's because it's poison! I remember reading some history book that said that the Indians were heavily conquered by the Europeans because of the introduction of alcohol (among other sordid tactics like giving the Indians blankets tainted with the disease polio). Alcohol is a problem that is effecting most people everywhere, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, or ability. Seems like you can barely go anywhere without alcohol being offered or sold. Almost every family probably has an alcoholic that they have to deal with. My family has 2!

Back before the civil war, it was rich white men that enslaved black people and controlled them on big plantations. In present time, we are all slaves. With the establishment of the banking, money, debt, and interest system, we're all slaves to bankers. They control our government. When I was in downtown Los Angeles one night, I looked up at all of the majestic tall skyscrapers, and in that moment I realized all except one of them had the names of banks on them. They like to make themselves known as the rulers of the people. It's all one big money game that we're all caught in the web of. And if you have a bank account, credit cards, and do online bill pay: your entire life is known by the banks, and whoever wants to pay for a background check on you. There are such powerful supercomputers that collect every bit of information stored online about you. I've seen them. I worked briefly for the government processing applications for food stamps....and I was shocked at the background checks they'd pull up on people. Your bank accounts, your employer, your paystubs, your family names, your addresses, your car and home titles, your criminal records, even off-shore bank accounts. It's all there. Big Brother is watching you. Just letting you know.

~Mandelyn Reese~
The LA Street Angel

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Angels are behind the scenes!!

I hope that this blog will serve to show you some supernatural things are possible, and the unexplainable does happen!

I mentioned two angels (or spiritual entity) sightings in my blogs since starting my Angel Project. You can read about them here: Angel #1 and the Phoenix cloud & Angel #2

Regardless of what YOU believe, these have been my sightings and experiences. So it's okay if you don't believe me if you haven't experienced it for yourself. The following are a few more of my supernatural stories:
(July or early August 2012) Before I officially started my Angel Project and was in my preparation phase, I was putting together my "Life Purpose Board" (you can view it here: Video) and I was hunting all around my apartment for a certain pair of purple scissors that I needed to cut the pictures with. I couldn't seem to find the scissors- I always kept them in a certain place on a little bedside table in a cup, but they weren't there. I went into the bathroom to search there briefly, and when I came back out of the bathroom, the purple scissors mysteriously had appeared back in the cup on my bedside table!! I remember staring at them in disbelief because I KNEW they weren't there a minute earlier before I walked into the bathroom. I thanked the angel or ghost who put them back there for me!
(August 17th 2012) During the very first week that I started my Angel Project in Los Angeles, CA, I was at a grocery store one day. I had my small set of wings in the trunk of my car with a poster taped to the back of my wings with the clear Scotch tape brand. I had just gotten an empty grocery cart, and pulled up into the chilled beverage section near the front door. As I was looking over all of the drinks and trying to figure out which flavor that I wanted, I had my back to my empty grocery cart briefly. After I selected a drink, when I turned back around to put it into my cart, I was startled to see a roll of thicker white tape sitting in my cart. I looked around and no one was near me. I hadn't heard anyone drop anything into my cart. The tape just had magically appeared! I decided that I had better buy the tape, because that sort of thing doesn't happen every day!! And guess what! Later that day when I put on my angel wings to go out on the streets with my poster, the message that had been taped to the back of my wings fell off because the Scotch tape wasn't strong enough! It was a miracle. I had bought the stronger tape that magically appeared in my cart so I was able to fix the poster better to my wings! I thanked the Angels for putting the tape in my cart.
This just happened today 4/4/14 I have been doing a gratitude daily ritual program that is awesome. You write down 10 things each day that you're grateful for, and also hold a dollar with a note stuck on it that says, "I am grateful for all of the money I've received in life." The daily gratitude helps strengthen positive vibes and the Law of Attraction and magically works to bring more abundance into your life. You have to give in order to receive. You have to give thanks (gratitude) and be thankful for things you already have in order to receive more. I got in bed and gathered all my items to prepare for my gratitude rituals but I could't find the $20 bill I wrote the note on, so I wasn't going to hold it, just say the thanks. As I was going through all of my 10 things I was grateful for, once I got to the money part, I looked over and the $20 bill with the orange sticky note had magically appeared right next to me. I had searched all over my bed and gathered all my stuff from my bedside table, but couldn't find the $20, then it magically just appeared! I thanked the angels for finding it for me!
And saving my best story for last....
Just recently I had been putting a lot of my own money out into the world to help others in random ways, predominantly tipping waiters way more than normal percentages, because I KNOW how hard servers work and how hard it is to make a living waiting tables these days. These greedy food restaurants make their workers PAY to work by having to "tip-out" the bartenders and bussers. It's ridiculous and getting worse.
One day, I randomly thought to myself just jokingly, that it would be cool to find a $100 bill on the ground to make up for all the money I had been giving out to others. It was just a random thought!! Then the VERY NEXT DAY I went to a big place wearing my wings, and low and behold I looked down on the ground near my feet at one point, and there was a $100 bill laying there! I scooped it up in shock and just had to stare at it for a a few moments. No one else was around the immediate area, so it'd be impossible to know who'd dropped it there. I decided it must have been a gift to me from the universe! It was definitely a cool little miracle I will never forget and always be thankful for!

~Mandelyn Reese
The LA Street Angel