There once was an angel who lived all alone way up in the sky. She would watch the world at night so no one would see her fly by. As she touched the hearts of those in pain to heal them, she would take some of it as her own. She would keep this pain inside of her and would not try to let it show. No one knew the despair she was in and she didn’t think anyone cared. One day she became sick and was unable to shine her healing light to the world below. Her pain became so great that she could not fly. The other angels who watched from a far came to be by her side. Some of them laughed and just flew away and thought that she didn’t matter. Some to them watched with interest just to see what she was going to do, “Can she get up or is she going to stay there and let the world go by?” Only one angel out of the bunch whispered in her ear, “You have to let go of all of this pain and figure out which is your own. All of the people that you have helped in your work have to take their own hurt to carry and you cannot keep it as your own”. As the angel listened to the words and sat in the cloud so high, she began to see that all of her pain that was so great inside was her efforts to prevent others from shining through their pain. They were now stuck in the middle of this feeling and no one felt good at all. She realized that she was not helping and that she was making things worse for all. She cried out in agony and flew to each and every one, she gave them back their pain and began to understand what happened. She told them to take it and see what was theirs so they could find the light that wanted to give them love. She smiled and said, “We all must look at our self to find out how to take what pain is ours and turn it into love. This pain will make us strong someday so it all will make sense as the light from afar will come and give you love. This light of love will heal your pain and show you why you had to feel it to begin with. If you choose to keep the pain in your heart, the light of love cannot shine through. Without this love, you will become sick. Your body will become clouded inside and the darkness of fear will set in. You will begin to feel it all around and sickness will spread throughout your mind and into your heart. Once your heart becomes ill the rest of your body will then feel it too. Those of you who hold it inside will one day find that you will not feel right. Each time you do not listen to your pain it will turn inside. You will then have a sickness that your body cannot hide and you will feel like you will want to die. If you just ask for help from the light from far above, you can be healed as you see that this light is always there with love”. As the other angels watched and saw this angel shine so bright, those who laughed and those who watched when she could not fly decided to see what this angel had done to make everyone feel so much love. As the angel told how she gave all the pain back to those who owned it, the other angels began to understand that they had done the same thing to others. As everyone began to give their pain back to who owned it, the world below and the angels in the clouds began to feel the love that had been blocked by all their fears.