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Are Angels Watching Over You?

Are Angels Watching Over You ~ Bill Murray

There are many stories of people having experiences with angels. Maybe we have a personal experience with an angel. Maybe we have wondered if an experience we had was somehow influenced by the touch of an angel. I believe there are angels out there watching over us. I became more convinced of this many years after the experience I am about to share.
An Angel
Here’s a personal story where I believe a guardian angel was watching over me. I did not really think about it to any extent at the time, but as my life has gone on I’ve had more and more spiritual experiences. This one always comes to mind.

Years ago during one of my “careers” I was a pilot flying for a charter company. This particular day I was piloting a cargo charter flight from Salt Lake City to a town south of there on the other side of the Wasatch Mountains. It was a visual flight, not on instruments, because the weather was decent even though there was a high overcast. I took off and flew south to a canyon area where I could go through the mountains then make a course correction and proceed to my destination.

As I got through the canyon I could see the town I was flying to. It was being absolutely pounded by a huge and severe thunderstorm. I could see frequent and dramatic lightning strikes, hail, and a very heavy, dark rain shaft right over the airport. There was no way I would be able to land there. I was in an open valley so I began to circle in order to see if the storm would move off and allow me to complete the flight. Though the valley had good visibility there was an overcast layer of clouds above and I was surrounded by mountains. All of the mountains around me except for my path to the airport were considerably higher than my altitude. I had space to circle but not much. The only way out was the canyon I had just come through, or the destination, and that was out of the question.

Suddenly I perceived an urgent intuitive communication:It came to me as a telepathic understanding but was as clear and unambiguous as if it had been loudly spoken. It was simply this: “You need to get out of here right now. Return to the canyon and get back into the valley; you are in danger.” I immediately turned around and followed the instructions. I made it to the canyon and exited into the valley. Then I looked back at where I had just been. It had completely turned into a cloud. Had I continued to circle there even ten seconds longer, I would have been inside a cloud with zero visibility and much higher terrain all around me. Not a good situation! Looking back at this time, and I have done this often, I know there was an angel looking out for me.

Since this experience, I have had many others and know there is a presence nearby watching over me. Once I attended an “Angel Workshop” where someone who had trained with Dr. Doreen Virtue covered some of these ideas. We paired up and did several exercises in which we were able to perceive angels near our partners using a specific technique. It worked. I have been aware of this presence ever since.

Have you had such an experience? I am sure you have if you look through your life. If an angel were to communicate to you, how would you perceive it? Just listen…or feel…You are loved.

Bill-Murphy-252x300Bill Murphy is the author of the newly recent book Driving With The Brakes On, a book about understanding the abilities we have as spirits and how they have been obscured or forgotten. Murphy is a retired airline pilot and has worked as a stockbroker. He lives in Sedona, Arizona where he spends much of his time exploring and photographing the beauty of the west. You can find Bill on Facebook.



  1. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah April 7, 2013

    Bill, this was a lovely anecdote. I firmly believe that there are angels who are hovering around me but I cannot put my finger on any particular incident right now. I can’t help but think of the Bible verses that assert this.

    For he shall give his angels charge over over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways
    Psalm 91: 11.

    Thanks Corinne for hosting Bill and giving us lovely reasons to feel safe in this world.

    Joy always,

  2. Suzy Suzy April 1, 2013

    I just saw this awesome post. The angels are definitely communicating with me – everywhere I turn I bump into an angel post and I wrote one too. I think my most powerful angel encounter was about 20 years ago when my car crashed and rolled over 3 times – I “heard” the words – relax and roll with the car and all will be well. I remember saying that to my little daughter and truly all was well. We all came out of it without a scratch on us even though the car was completely totalled. Thanks for sharing your story.
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  3. Michelle Liew Michelle Liew March 30, 2013

    I think they are watching over us all the time, but we have to make the effort to listen, which is difficult to do. Thanks for sharing your experience with us, though it must’ve been quite frightening then! Thanks for sharing, Corrine! Sharing this post!

  4. Indrani Indrani March 29, 2013

    Reminds me of a trick played by my pilot friends when they took me on a sortie over Changu lake. I was completely immersed soaking in the beauty of the lake when the chopper suddenly started loosing heights and my pilots screaming on radio sos. Soon things were normal and I realized to their amusement that they had faked it.

    Feels good to know how angel was watching over you. I believe in this. And pilots have stressful job.
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  5. Heal Now and Forever Heal Now and Forever March 28, 2013

    This kind of stuff happens to me all the time. Near accidents, and I got out OK. It truly makes you believe!
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  6. Lazy Pineapple Lazy Pineapple March 28, 2013

    It was very interesting to read your post. I have never had any experience with angels so far and I don’t know whether they even exist.
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    • Bill Murphy Bill Murphy April 23, 2013

      Hi Lazy Pineapple,

      At some point, you may have an experience with an Angel. I did not really think about them for quite some time. Later as I looked back on a few experiences, I realized they had been there. Now I just listen. They will be there for you when they need to be.

      Congratulations on the 5 Year Anniversary of your blog! Angels can communicate through your writing, so keep going!

      And I love the caption winner of your photo contest, “Captured in time.” That is totally funny!

      Best wishes,


  7. B k chowla B k chowla March 28, 2013

    Oh,yes.My wife has had an experience (unbelievable) at Vaishao Devi.
    Someone is sure watching and guiding our path of life
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    • Bill Murphy Bill Murphy April 23, 2013

      Hi Bk,
      That is excellent. I too believe we are watched over. Hopefully they don’t let us get too far out of hand! I think I’ve tested them a few times, and so far so good! πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your response.
      Best wishes,


  8. janu janu March 28, 2013

    Hi Bill,
    Nice to meet you and read your experiences. I too have a small instances where the gut/intuition has been very strong. Only that, I did not think them of angles. Maybe I should observe more.

    • Bill Murphy Bill Murphy April 20, 2013

      Hi Janu,
      Thank you! I believe that angels communicate to us in different ways. But if we listen, or otherwise pay attention, we will notice. It may be that you just feel the communication through intuition. I have to push the noise out of my universe quite often to let those finer communications come through. Sometimes it is just knowingness or intuition. If I am just fully present, I receive these communications. Trust yourself, you are wise!
      Best wishes,

  9. Pixie Pixie March 28, 2013

    Oh yes! I totally believe in Gauradian Angels.. I always have that feeling of someone watching over me.
    I felt it when I fell, and when I had my surgery… πŸ™‚
    I would like it think its my great-uncle watching over me!
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  10. Galen Pearl Galen Pearl March 28, 2013

    Yes, I have had angel encounters. The most vivid one was when I fell off a roof. My rational mind tells me that I should have been severely injured, but at the time, as I was falling, I felt like I was in the arms of angels and that everything was fine. I was perfectly serene, trusting that whatever happened was exactly what should be happening. I ended up scratched and bruised, but that was all. I loved your story–very vivid. And completely believable. Thanks for sharing it.
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    • Bill Murphy Bill Murphy April 23, 2013

      Hi Galen,
      That is quite an experience you had! Sometimes it takes an extraordinary event to get us to listen, look, and then have conviction on what happened. I am glad it turned out so well!

      Thank you for your response, sorry it took so long for me to get back to you.

      Best wishes,

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  11. Harleena Singh Harleena Singh March 28, 2013

    Welcome Bill to Corinne’s blog πŸ™‚

    Loved what you wrote, and yes I can so well relate to angels watching over us because I have my guardian angel looking right over me all the time. She is my Mom whom I lost a few years back, and she is always with me – keeping me safe.

    Just as you mentioned, there are many such small incidences when I feel the presence of my Mom or a voice guiding me to do things that I might not otherwise do – the good ones of course. πŸ™‚ I hope everyone can find their angels in their lives.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a nice day both of you. πŸ™‚
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    • Bill Murphy Bill Murphy April 23, 2013

      Hi Harleena,

      Thank you for your response. Yes, even though loved ones have moved on they are never very far away from us. We just need to listen.

      Best wishes,


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