Where do we come from?

angel margaret gerry gavinWhere do we come from? And where are we going?

This book sounds to me like a love letter to humanity. A very timely one at that.

Margaret is Gerry Garvin’s guardian angel, the loving entity who has been helping him unravel life for over 20 years. The book is designed to help us understand three things: 1) who we are 2) where we came from and 3) how to take positive and loving control of where we’re going.

What helped create the book is something Gerry discovered: automatic writing. This is a process where you begin to write a letter to a spiritual guide–God, an angel, or a deceased loved one. Says Gerry, “You write the letter and ask advice as though you are speaking to the most loving being you know, and then–and this is the hard part–you write a letter back to yourself. In this letter to yourself, you imagine that the answer is coming from someone who deeply loves you and only wants what is best for you, and you allow that to flow.” In doing the process with Margaret over two decades, Gerry received the message to write this book in 2010, one that benefits us all with the power of its truth.

In Messages From Margaret, the angel dispels the myths that deny our personal power, and also offers us techniques to lift our vibrations to “bring us the greatest joy as individuals and as a planet.”

I recommend you read this book, but I will limit this blog post to the gems that resonated with me. Margaret explains our oneness thus. “There is no one grain of sand on a beach that is any more important than the other.” The myth of separation that divides us is purely ego-driven. “In the eyes of the Creator, there is no one true religion. There is no one system that better honors him, if that system sets itself above another system.” She also touches upon the significance of the time we live in. “You have navigated from the agrarian age to the industrial age to the information age, and we are about to enter another age–the age of consciousness!

The tech-savvy angel’s analogies brought on many a chuckle. Talking of the power of social media, she says, “You are building a worldwide community of change that begins with a single word–share!” Free will is compared to the process of “rebooting your computer and rewriting the program that is your life. You then have the ability to save the information you desire to save or to discard that which no longer serves your greater purpose.”

Perhaps the most important message for our fear-driven society, she teaches us that there are only two overriding emotions; that all other emotions are offshoots of these two. They are Fear and Love. When we feel fear, we operate from the place of greed, jealousy, anger, resentment and doubt. When love is what we’re feeling, we are in the space of joy, compassion, empathy, security, passion and other positive feelings.

The book also offers ideas to raise one’s energetic vibrations. Prayer, meditation, aromatherapy oils, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), massage and Reiki help increase your vibrations.

Pondering the question where do we come from? my overall feeling after reading the book was one of profound peace and well-being, a deep knowing that we’re never alone. Angels always surround and protect us. All we have to do is Ask, Believe and Receive.

I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.


  1. Vidya Ramanathan on January 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Sounds very interesting reading, Ums! Would love to read it!   Love – Vidu


    • umagirish on January 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Yes, this is a very special book and a timely one for people during these difficult times when we’re paralyzed by fear and self-doubt. This angel tells us what is truly important and reading the book does bring immense peace and clarity.

  2. hibernationnow.wordpress.com on January 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I am also interested in reading this, it sounds wonderful.

  3. Gerry Gavin on January 17, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Thank you so much Uma for this very beautiful and touching review. And thank you for this site and the work that you are doing to help those who grieve. I teach a workshop called “Angels & Shamans” that helps people to communicate with their own guardian angels. One of the most powerful exercises is one that helps participants to release the grief that they are holding in their hearts – so that they can open that space to be filled with love. Since angels are beings of love, this raising of your vibration makes it easier for you to tune in and communicate. Thank you again so much for all you do and if your readers have any questions please invite them to reach out to me at http://www.gerrygavin.com.

    • umagirish on January 17, 2013 at 1:12 am


      It was my privilege and pleasure to read your book. It is a book I will return to, for Margaret’s messages are rich and meaningful. I enjoyed writing this review and sharing the book with my readers. I receive your generous words with deep appreciation.

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