Amazing Grace, A 9/11 Story on the 18th Anniversary of the Worse Day in America. (updated for the 20th Anniversary of 911)
I’ve never shared this in social media or in a public forum in 18 years, but those in my personal life are keenly aware. I share now, as a reminder that prayer does work, your spiritual guides and those acting as your guardian angels, are real and your gut instincts are your best guide.
On August 26, 2001 at 8 a.m., I received a message in meditation. I was told that there was going to be a sudden attack on America and that it would rival Pearl Harbor. I was told to pray the numbers down and to make haste in doing so.
In my meditation, I was told to gather my friends and prayer partners and start with the potential number that would die, 23,000 and to pray the numbers down from 23,000 to 19,000 to 14,000 to 9,000 and to stop at 3,000. I knew then that it was inevitable, there would be 3,000 souls lost. My heart grew heavy.
More than 50 of my friends and family prayed that people would be late for work that their cars wouldn’t start or their kids would get a cold and need to miss school or their alarms wouldn’t go off. We prayed that they’d miss work that day or suddenly have a feeling not to get on a plane.
We prayed every scenario we could think of from August 26 until September 11. On Sunday 9/9 I woke up crying, a wave of sorrow overcame me, I cried all day. On Tues, I told my husband, “today is the day,” I can feel it. We turned on Good Morning America at 7 a.m. and Diane Sawyer was on with the breaking news. Like the world, we watched in horror as the second plane hit the South Tower.
The stories that followed were riveting, the people who were intended to be in danger avoided it through most of the scenarios we prayed. Coincidence? I think not.
· The CEO of a company survived because his son started Kindergarten.
· Another man was alive because it was his turn to pick up the donuts.
· One woman was late to work because her alarm didn’t go off.
· Another was late because she was stuck on the NJ Turnpike.
· One missed his bus.
· One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.
· One’s car wouldn’t start.