Meeting the Angel of Death

By Kelly Sullivan Walden, co-author of Dreaming Heaven

As I approached the Angel of Death (personified by a woman from our group), I recalled a therapist once telling me, “Kelly, there are many people within you—sub-personalities. Think of these sub-personalities like a wild and colorful parade. The goal of therapy is to get the entire parade marching in the same direction.”

As I stood in line to meet the Angel of Death, my parade was a jumble and my attention was everywhere, but present. How could I be present when I was trying to corral all my scattered sub-personalities! A heroic part of me was marching forward, fearlessly leading the pack. A terrified little girl aspect was curled up in a cave, closing her eyes, waiting for this scary journey to be over. A tough-girl was on guard to punch the lights out of any authority figure (even the Angel of Death) who might hurt my feelings, threaten, or intimidate me. I could feel the teacher’s pet aspect of me just wanting to get it right so as not to get into trouble and show everyone how good I was.

I breathed deeply, calling my motley crew together, as best as I could. And with the courageous part of me taking the lead, hooking the attention of the rest of the parade, we looked directly into the surprisingly warm eyes of the Angel of Death and crossed the Rio San Juan.

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This is an excerpt from Dreaming Heaven  by Gini Gentry, Lee McCormick, Francis Rico and Kelly Sullivan Walden.  It is published by Hay House (Sept, 2013) and will be available at bookstores or online at

Kelly Sullivan Walden
Kelly Sullivan Walden is the co-author of Dreaming Heaven:The Beginning is Near (Hay House),  the powerful JourneyBook, DVD and meditation that enables you to walk in her footsteps along with her fellow guides as they take you on a journey to your authentic self by following the pathways of the great mystery school at Teotihuacan, Mexico, first created by the Toltec masters thousands of year ago. Kelly is  the author of seven books, including the Bestseller, It’s All In Your Dreams, and Dream Oracle Cards. Walden is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker and founder of Dream-Life Coach Training.  Blogger for the Huffington Post, Kelly is also a regular dream expert on FOX news, she hosts the radio show, The D-Spot, and she’s recently been seen on Dr. Oz and the Ricki Lake Show. Currently in production of a Dream TV pilot about her unique work, Kelly, her husband Dana, and dogs Shadow and Lola are dreaming heaven in enchanted Topanga Canyon, CA. To find out more and receive free dream gifts, go to: and

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