Reba Linker is back with another gem for us. Enjoy reading, We are Prisms of God’s Love.

Do the Angel’s Need Us?

Last year I completed a practitioner training in TIME Heals© (Theocentric Interactive Magnetic Energy), inspired by a collective of spirit guides called The Healers. The Healers (Spirit Guides, Archangels, and Ascended Masters) work through the practitioner as a vessel to disperse healing energy and supportive messages.

I loved the training, and yet a question kept nagging at the back of my head: “Why do The Healers need us?”

They can and do deliver their healing energy directly. All one need do is ask for their help. So why do these masterful beings need my hands, this flesh, to deliver their divine message?

Perhaps some people are afraid or shy to ask for Divine assistance and they may need a human intermediary to deliver God’s love to them. Yet that practical purpose, noble as it is, is not our only source of usefulness in this partnership.

The fullest answer I received to my question, “Why do they need us?” is: simply LOVE.

They love us for what we create together. They love us the way the wind caresses a field of wheat, setting in motion a wave of rippling gold. They love us the way light bounces off a prism, creating a rainbow of color.

They are the light, refracting through the prism, they are the wind, rippling the field of wheat. We are like the field of wheat and the cut glass, the ones acted on and through. When we become a channel for Divine energy we bring something to the mix. Like the rippling wheat or the rainbow on the wall, we make the energy manifest. We have arms with which to hug, and a voice with which to speak.

Yes, these hands, this flesh, are exactly what is needed.

We lend our form and personality to the message. A Stradivarius will sound different than a cigar box violin. The tune may be the same, yet the vibration of each voice is unique. And, expressive as the Strad may be, who is to say that the plaintive cry of the cigar box violin isn’t exactly what someone’s heart needs to hear? The Healers’ message is played through the instrument of everything that we are. I like to imagine that they delight in the infinite variety that we bring to the equation.

And, of course, we need them. The violin needs to be played or it loses its resonance. As healers, we reap the benefits of working with this energy. It is like no other relationship to feel this closeness to Spirit.

And dare I say that perhaps, like us, higher beings are also vehicles of Divine love, just on a higher level? In essence, we are both working for the same Boss, and we are the ‘junior partners,’ so to speak. Together, we create something amazing.

It is an act of love. And love is, above all, creative.

I recently had the privilege of co-creating a TIME Heals © practitioner training program with the founder, Teri Miller. I want to share my experience, for it demonstrates how we each bring our gifts to the mix, sometimes in the most unexpected ways.

When I met Teri through my FB group, I was drawn to her beautiful energy. I invited her to be on my show, Paint Yourself Into the Picture and we agreed to exchange healing sessions. When Teri shared a session with me I knew it was something I wanted to add to my ‘coaching toolbox’ and I signed up to receive training.

But that was just the beginning….

What unfolded next demonstrates how our perceived weaknesses are gifts in disguise, especially when we tune our instruments – ourselves – to a heavenly calling. One of my personal challenges stemmed from childhood experiences that taught me NOT to honor my needs, feelings, and wishes. This personal ‘flaw’ became just such a gift in disguise.

While I loved my training with Teri, my self-doubt gave me insight into how trainees could use more support during the training process. I wanted to see enhanced training in metaphysics, aura-reading, chakra balancing, etc., that would help the new practitioner weave these skills into their own lives as well as being able to share this gift with others. I also wanted to see more support for new practitioners in creating a healing practice.

These skills, I believed, would build confidence and help trainees develop a firmer foundation upon which to build. In other words, specifically because of my challenges, I was able to help Teri design an enhanced training program, and I am thrilled that this new program will make its debut in June at AtoZ Healing Space.

Dare to Be YOU.

Rare Stradivarius, or cigar box violin, all our voices are needed! We only must dare to be our authentic selves.

When I proposed the idea of an enriched training program to Teri, I had to (silently) laugh at myself. Who was I to suggest altering a program that was created by angelic beings?! I believe I collaborate with Spirit all the time, but this was different. This was offering my contribution to someone else’s program that had been directly downloaded from on high! Like, “Excuse me, Archangels, but I think you left something out!” Really?!

Teri, bless her heart, simply said: “I will ask the angels.”

And guess what? The angels said “yes.”

Suddenly, Teri and I were seeing messages riffing on the name of AtoZ Healing Space. Everything was popping up AtoZ this, AtoZ that, and AtoZ the other. We were getting double, triple confirmation to go full speed ahead.

I’m so grateful for Teri’s beautiful openness, and for this green light from our spirit partners. I am typing through tears of wonder at receiving this affirmation of the notion that we each have a valuable contribution to make.

Who we are – even our ‘weaknesses’– is what shapes our gifts, and is the very thing that makes our gifts uniquely valuable.

We must find the courage to offer our contribution even if we’re thinking, as I was, “who am I to do this?” Our so-called ‘flaws’ are what make our gifts so valuable.

It is Time for all of us to Share Our Blessings.

It’s wonderful to know we can receive blessings from Spirit. It’s even more exciting to realize that we can be perfectly imperfect vehicles to convey a healing experience for others.

We can work in tandem with the Higher Beings, and we are being invited to do so.

‘Esoteric knowledge’ is no longer secret and hidden. This is a time to spread knowledge and uplift the vibration of the planet. AtoZ Healing Space was created with that intention. We are here not only to explore different healing modalities but also to participate – as practitioners. All our voices are needed.

I am grateful to the Healers for their love, and to Teri for her work in creating a wonderful new training program hat will benefit so many people. I can’t wait to meet with our first group of TIME Heals© practitioner trainees this June and, Spirit willing, there will be much more to come!

About Reba

Reba Linker is a bestselling author and host of a Youtube interview show, Paint Yourself Into the Picture.

Visit to learn more about books, courses, and coaching.

Learn more about the new online healing center, AtoZ Healing Space, at

If you liked this post, you may want to read Reba’s most popular guest post, Beware The Story Snatchers.

About Shann Vander Leek

Shann Vander Leek

Shann is a Transformational Leader, Award-Winning Podcaster, Best-Selling Author, Voice Over Talent, Podcast Coach, and Producer. She lives in the village of Suttons Bay, Michigan with her beloved husband and mouthy old cat. This Goddess Shines!

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  • Reba Linker May 3, 2017, 3:03 pm

    Thank you, dear Shann, for sharing my story here Transformation Goddess! I am so grateful for the experiences I wrote about in this post and I want to extend a personal invitation for your readers to join us on this wonderful adventure at AtoZ Healing Space!

    • shannvanderleek May 7, 2017, 8:48 am

      My pleasure, Reba! I love sharing your voice with the Transformation Goddess community.

      • Reba Linker May 7, 2017, 12:16 pm

        It’s great to be here again. It’s a beautiful space. I love how the angels guided me to contact you and there was this kismet in the timing! Love it when that happens!!! xo

  • Teri Miller May 3, 2017, 3:10 pm

    Thank you to my darling friend Reba Linker for your beautiful message! I am the founder of TIME Heals and can honestly say that receiving this wonderful modality has changed my life! Connecting with our angel guides is powerful and emotional but most of all transformational! I look forward to working with Reba at AtoZ Healing Space and encourage anyone who would like more information to get in touch with Reba or myself. We are here to shine our lights and heal ourselves and others who are ready. Are you ready? Much love to you all!

    • Reba Linker May 13, 2017, 11:37 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Teri! I am getting so excited about the training – I now believe it will be more wonderful than we even imagined! I want to invite everyone here to the FB group, Leaders in Self-Love, on Tuesday, May 16 at 11:30am when Teri and I will be doing a live stream with more information about the training. 8 weeks together to really strengthen this training is going to be amazing preparation to bring this work out into the world!

  • Susan Mary Malone May 4, 2017, 10:47 am

    Ah, yes–we are the Source made flesh, no? As old Lola said in my last novel, “How do you think God’s work gets done on this Earth?”
    But more importantly, Reba, you always seem to say just what I need to hear. I’ve been struggling of late with what to do with my new novel. Do I keep it true to itself, which isn’t in publishing “vogue” right now, or do I substantially change it so that it will sell much bigger?
    And this just spoke to me: “Rare Stradivarius, or cigar box violin, all our voices are needed! We only must dare to be our authentic selves.”
    Thank you. Thank you.

    • Reba Linker May 4, 2017, 12:02 pm

      Thank you, Susan! I feel so blessed by your comment. It is such living proof that we are here to help each other. Your comment reaffirms for me the importance of staying ‘in the zone’ and sharing ‘what comes to me’ to share – it is always there for a reason. And, though you are no cigar-box violin – of that I am sure – still the point about it holds true. Joe Cocker is no Andrea Boccelli, but he has his own audience, and I’d be happy to sell as many records he has!

  • Natasha Botkin May 4, 2017, 12:45 pm

    Very cool that so many divinely wonderful gifts are being delivered to you. It is amazing what hapoens when Spirit guides, supports and loves up your dreams. Xoxo

    • Reba Linker May 4, 2017, 1:18 pm

      Thank you! It is so amazing when we feel connected and guided. I know you feel this, too, Natasha!

  • Alexis Donkin May 4, 2017, 2:59 pm

    I love this idea – it’s about contribution and enrichment. It’s about being the voice the other person needs to hear, the light in a particular shade the other person needs to see. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reba Linker May 4, 2017, 6:35 pm

    Hi Alexis, Exactly, being “the voice the other person needs to hear” – we are all someone’s (or many some one’s) balm. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing your beautiful voice. xo, Reba

  • Vatsala Shukla May 5, 2017, 3:01 am

    I’m seriously starting to believe that you’ve either got a secret spiritual CCTV camera installed that allows you to guess what I’m thinking of Reba, or perhaps, we are part of the same Soul Group. 🙂

    Last night, I finally started reading Doreen Virtue’s book Angel Therapy (I’d purchased it a few months back but hadn’t gotten down to reading it) and as I finished the introduction of the book, I asked myself, why do angels need our help to heal others when they can do it directly?

    Thank you for providing the answer to my question.

    • Reba Linker May 5, 2017, 11:33 am

      Laughing out loud! Thanks to my handy-dandy CCTV camera (whatever the heck that is!) I can stay one step ahead of your questions, Vatsala. I’ll spare no expense. Really appreciate that you talk to yourself out loud when you’re at home!

      You’re welcome & love you!

  • Sheila Callaham May 10, 2017, 9:31 am

    Shann/Reba — thank you for sharing your story of courage and divine messaging. Very inspiring!

  • Heather May 10, 2017, 9:51 am

    It’s truth, the angels do need us to do work here on earth as we need them, very nice post.

    • Reba Linker May 10, 2017, 10:27 am

      Thank you, Heather. I love that you see it, too!

  • Rachel May 10, 2017, 9:54 am

    I love your description of us as the field of wheat or cut glass, it is one of the best experiences to be a vessel of divine love and healing, isn’t it?

    • Reba Linker May 10, 2017, 10:28 am

      It is amazing! It feels like such a privilege. Thanks, Rachel!

    • Kelley Grimes May 10, 2017, 10:28 am

      What a beautiful description of your process highlighting how love empowers on so many different levels. I love that you had the courage to share your insight with Teri and she had the willingness to receive to create something together that amplifies love. Thank you so much Reba for sharing your wisdom and Shann for highlighting it!

      • Reba Linker May 10, 2017, 12:00 pm

        Thank you, Kelley! Yes, it was so sweet to share and to be embraced for my contribution. G-d bless Teri and the Angels! And bless you, too, for stopping by!

  • Candess M Campbell May 10, 2017, 10:54 am

    Love to meet new Spirit Sisters. Love the work you are doing. The Ascended Masters, the Lords of Karma have been guiding me and my work most of my life. Love the connection with them and knowing I am a channel between Heaven and Earth!

    • Reba Linker May 10, 2017, 11:59 am

      Beautiful, Candess. I love the work you are doing as well. It is amazing to become more and more aware of the connection, isn’t it?!

  • Cathy Sykora May 10, 2017, 1:31 pm

    “What unfolded next demonstrates how our perceived weaknesses are gifts in disguise, especially when we tune our instruments – ourselves – to a heavenly calling.” This resonates so strongly with me, Reba. Thank you for your genuine and pure message that encourages us to listen to our unique intuition and extend that knowledge forward. Amazing story, too! Congratulations on your rewarded efforts 🙂

    • Reba Linker May 10, 2017, 1:34 pm

      Thank you, Cathy. I’m so glad this resonated with you – it is such an important message for each and every one of us! Thank you for your good wishes – I truly hope you will consider joining us on this exciting AtoZ Healing Space adventure – we’d love to have you on board!

  • Lori English May 10, 2017, 1:46 pm

    This is a great post and I saw the Pink Floyd and I also thought that the esoteric or ” Higher Beings’ or the law of nature I resonated when you said there are some that are afraid to ask for assistance ,but I truly see many people that belive in this do have a higher calling.

    Great article.

    Lori English

    • Reba Linker May 10, 2017, 2:12 pm

      Thank you, Lori. Yes, some of us are schooled to be separate, yet, I agree, some of us feel the connection very strongly.

  • Barb Parcells May 10, 2017, 2:05 pm

    It’s all about love, all of it, all the time!

    • Reba Linker May 10, 2017, 2:13 pm

      Lol! Yes – it is the one answer that is always right. Thank you, Barb!

  • Tamuria May 10, 2017, 8:05 pm

    “Rare Stradivarius, or cigar box violin, all our voices are needed!” I love this Reba. It speaks of the importance of each individual’s contribution in sharing and spreading love – even making our weaknesses work towards this goal. Isn’t it a fabulous feeling to get those unexpected affirmations that you are on the right track towards doing this?

    • Reba Linker May 10, 2017, 10:17 pm

      Thank you, Tamuria. Yes, it is absolutely divine to know we are each needed. It is absolutely healing to really experience and know that our contribution is needed, wanted and accepted!

  • Alene Geed May 11, 2017, 10:22 am

    This is so beautifully written. Your imagery is contagious. We are a co creation with our spirit guides and loved ones that have passed.

    • Reba Linker May 11, 2017, 12:50 pm

      Thank you, Alene. Yes, they are with us – and it is lovely when we really feel, hear, see and know it!

  • Robin May 11, 2017, 12:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story of courage and divine messaging. Enjoyed hearing this perspective – well done.

    • Reba Linker May 11, 2017, 12:51 pm

      Thank you, Robin. I appreciate your choice of words – yes, it really does sometimes take courage to share our contribution. I hope that this post inspires someone else to step up and off their contribution as well!

  • Beverley Golden May 11, 2017, 2:20 pm

    This is lovely, Reba! Beautiful analogy about the “Rare Stradivarius, or cigar box violin, all our voices are needed! We only must dare to be our authentic selves”. We humans do have the free will to choose, which is our distinguishing contribution, our free will. I remember hearing that our angles are constantly guiding us, answering our questions and ‘need’ to know we are listening to them. That’s how I believe we demonstrate our need for them more than anything! Congratulations on using your intuition and the guidance of the angels to continue your journey, sharing AtoZ Healing with the world!

    • Reba Linker May 12, 2017, 6:54 am

      Thank you, Beverley! I so agree with you that our free will is our distinguishing contribution. And yes, I also feel that we are in an intimate conversation with the angels all the time – they love us and are with us and rooting for us in every possible way. Thank you for your good wishes for AtoZ – I am hoping to see you participating in some of the amazing events we’ve lined up – perhaps even Teri’s training where you can open that dialog with the angels more and more – it’s an amazing feeling!

  • Zeenat Merchant Syal May 12, 2017, 2:42 pm

    Reba, This post offers so much solace to my heart…cause somewhere deep down I was struggling with this question too…especially after i did my Angel Healing Course last year through the Diana Cooper Institute. But you put it so beautifully…really resonated with my heart. Lots of love to you for that.
    xoxo, Z~

    • Reba Linker May 13, 2017, 11:28 pm

      Dear Zeenat – so glad this post spoke to your heart and your questions. I think these are questions we all have – why are we here? what are we to the angels and spirit guides? Who am I to contribute my share, and what is my share to contribute? I would so love for you to join us in the upcoming training – I know you’ve already studied some, but spending 8 weeks together is going to strengthen our practice like no other training. xo!

  • Teresa Salhi May 12, 2017, 6:44 pm

    How wonderful you both came together in collaboration. That really is what it’s about – divine spirits finding a way to do the work together. I don’t feel we are meant to do this work alone. To be supported as we go forward feels so right.

    • Reba Linker May 13, 2017, 11:30 pm

      I am so with you on that, Teresa. Co-creating, sharing, working together is so beautiful. I am loving working with someone like Teri, where we both feel so passionate about the material and so devoted to sharing it. We really are ONE, and it is amazing when we can see past our differences and join together. Thank you for such a beautiful comment!

  • Jennifer Quisenberry May 15, 2017, 8:09 pm

    What an interesting idea! Thank you for the introduction to this topic.

  • Joyce Hansen May 17, 2017, 12:58 am

    No wonder our paths have crossed. So much spiritual energy in this group.

    • Reba Linker May 17, 2017, 5:57 am

      Yes – great to see you here, Joyce!

  • Katarina Andersson May 17, 2017, 9:59 am

    Yes, it is indeed important to as far as possible be our authentic self. Good article.