Loving relationships: The song that is in your heart


Intuitive healer Katarina Winslow reflects on the love we can give and receive in loving relationships.

Sometimes there is a person who crosses your path as an angel, to keep you going, to keep you breathing. A stranger, or a friend, who says or does something that lifts you up and opens a door to escape the temporary illusion you are stuck in. A friend who helps you bring forth your gift to the world. An angel is a person who helps you restore the faith in life and living, it is somebody who at the same time restores the faith in you. My art teacher was an angel to me many years ago when he said: “But, to ask questions is the meaning of life.” I had shared with him my concern about having too many questions, sometimes even doubting my own sanity. He added: “Only make sure you ask the right questions.”

Another precious person was the street cleaner in my neighbourhood. His morning smile was the light of my day. In the moment of distress, his kindness and warmth helped me keep going. With just one smile, he made me remember that I was not alone. At that time, dark family secrets had been brought to light through my deep soul searching, and I had lost faith in just about everything. Being acknowledged by the street cleaner in the morning, I was able to reconnect with the beauty of life and the beauty in me. His smile restored my belief in the goodness in people and the joy of living. His smile was working miracles. So much so that many years later crossing his path again, I let him know that he had saved my life. He is still cleaning the same streets, nothing has changed, and his smile is still the same, too.

He is loving to each and every one who is fortunate to cross his path. His exuberant joy for life reaches far beyond human apathy, and there are fountains of compassion in the depths of his eyes. It is like he is saying, “I know that you know that we are having this human experience. We are all angels here.” He reminded me of the truth that I am so much more than my physical body. He saw my soul.

The gift he gave me, I try to pass forward to the people who cross my path. That is, when I am in the mood! Joke aside, last Christmas, I was really in the mood. I was in high spirits as I went out to get some delicious food for the celebrations. Usually, when I smile at people there is some response but that day just about everybody was smiling. That day seemed different to other days; it was an extraordinary day. How come everyone I crossed paths with returned my smile a thousand times? Pondering over the fact that everyone’s heart was open, reflecting on how much more beautiful life is when you are in touch with your heart and your soul, I realized that it was because of Christmas that everybody was happy.