When Kim Wasielewski is having a rough day, she calls in the angels.
Soon, she says, she is surrounded by them.
"There's no limit -- you can call in as many as you want," says Wasielewski, who lives in Strongsville and owns a dance and yoga studio in North Royalton. "You can have 4,000 angels around you."
How does she know? She can see them and talk to them.
"We're all born with the ability. I just use it," she says.
Wasielewski is a Certified Angel Practitioner®, someone who has passed a training program run by a California woman who developed the angel therapy concept.
For a small fee, she gives angel readings to those who want to become acquainted with the two guardian angels they were assigned at birth -- who are both hanging around just waiting to help.
"Their whole purpose is to serve us. That's why they're here," Wasielewski says matter-of-factly. "Otherwise, they're just sitting idle."
Ask for favors and you might be surprised. She challenges non-believers to this test: Next time you're driving to the mall or a crowded area, ask your angels for a parking space near the door.
"After the third time they get a good spot, people start to believe," she says.
How it Works
Angel practitioners say we all have the ability to see and hear angels, but we shut down the power as toddlers when we're told our angelic friends are imaginary.
Wasielewski started tapping into the ability again -- you need to meditate and open your mind to them -- as an adult, honing her skills to the point she can see angels almost any time.
"Normally, I have to tune in, because otherwise it can get a little crowded in a room," she says with a laugh.
Miracles Big and Small
Once you realize angels are there, you can start letting them help you. Call on them for favors every day.
Of course, what's the first thing everyone asks for? "Listen, if I could get the winning lottery numbers from angels, I'd do it," Wasielewski says.
But angels are here for more gentle guidance, to smooth the jagged edges in the world. You're better off asking them for "prosperity," which they will deliver as they see fit -- "for everyone's higher good," Wasielewski says.
They do work miracles, but you might have to redefine "miracle."
An example: Wasielewski's dance classes. If a new session isn't filled to capacity, she'll ask the angels for six more dancers from nice families.
"My phone will start ringing off the hook," she says. "That's prosperity. It's not winning the lottery, but it's wealth."
A Message for You
Wasielewski was in a Strongsville store once when a particularly persistent angel kept nudging her to deliver a message to the cashier.
She knows better than to announce her "gift" to just anyone, but the angel insisted.
She sighed and plunged in. "I see angels. There's one behind you with a message. Do you want to hear it?"
The cashier was delighted to hear the message, which was from a departed loved one.
That's the other thing angels do -- pass along messages from the spirit world. They also send you messages to guide you down the right path.
"That's what 'angel' means -- messenger from God," Wasielewski says.
They often use pennies and feathers to get our attention. If you find one, be on the lookout for a message -- it can come to you through a billboard, a few words from a stranger, a license plate on the car in front of you, an unexpected thought that pops into your mind.
"It's something your angels are trying to tell you, so you should listen," Wasielewski says.
Don't Hesitate to Ask
A lot of people feel guilty asking their angels for favors. They shouldn't.
"That's why they're here," Wasielewski says. "They want you to be happy."
And they feel bad about calling in reinforcements. Again, don't worry. "You're not taking them away from anyone else," she insists. "They want to be put to work."
Tapping into the positive energy of angels can make your life more joyful and peaceful, which is how it's supposed to be, this angel therapist says.
"I ask for miracles every day," she says. "And I get them."
You also don't have to know your angels' names to ask them for favors, but if you're interested in an angel reading, Wasielewski can do them in person, via Skype, phone or email, although email readings are mainly a one-sided delivery of messages.