Unassuming and ‘normally’ dressed [she didn’t wear a £5000 dress to upstage anyone or make a ‘fashion statement’] Lorna genuinely oozed love and compassion. What follows must be placed firmly in this context. She was without ego and it was a pleasure to spend time with her.
A dilemma faces all of us in the world of awakening and spirituality when addressing large audiences. Do we parade around looking like we have hired a team of make-up artists and bow to the whims of PR people, to give the ‘right image’? Or do we walk on to the stage humbly, dressed as if we have been out for a walk in the rain with well-worn everyday clothes like Peter Owen Jones?
Lorna dressed congruently with her message.
She wants all us of love ourselves, and to let go of the fear of saying ‘I love you’ to family members in particular. She especially wants mothers and their children to do this. Lorna is very big on families. Coming from certain people I would find this trite, simplistic and awkward, but coming from Lorna, it isn’t.
Lorna made reference to her being a Catholic on at least three occasions. At the end, when she read out a prayer and crossed herself, three-quarters of the [95% female] audience automatically did the same.
Her plea to those present was ‘to take home an unemployed angel.’ Everyone on the planet has a guardian angel, with them for life. She stressed the joys and benefits of asking your guardian and newly employed other angels for guidance. She saw angels behind everyone in the room, and those who she went to or those who asked questions got a more detailed description.
I can’t see angels-Anne has-nor ever have seen one, but I believe Lorna does.
Now, here lies my ignorance and confusion. Great play was made about our choosing our parents, which Lorna maintains we do, and the mainstream Catholic belief [as I understand it] that we get one life, and then go to heaven or hell at the end of it. I can’t square this circle.
In reply to another question, God doesn’t have an equal in Lucifer, but Lucifer exists.
Lorna spent a [very] long time talking about a couple of episodes where family members had failed to say ‘I love you’ to each other, and the transformation which occurred after they had. She also recalled work she had done in prison, and a similar transformation after one inmate had forgiven her abusive mother.
At the beginning of her talk, she also said something I’ve never heard from any spiritual teacher I have seen in person, read about or watched on video: ‘I love you all, and I would give my life for any one of you.’ Wow. Process that. If true, we were in the presence of a living Saint. Did even Jesus say this? I’m still reflecting on it two days later.
At the end, we were all promised a blessing from Lorna. We left as our parking ticket was about to expire.
What you got here for your £20 was to spend 90 minutes+ with a genuine person. She is dyslexic, was labelled ‘retarded’ as a girl, and comes from a very large  family. Probably why she is big on them. Her stories, excepting one, for me were borderline pointless. If we put our minds to it, we will all see/hear first-hand examples of people showing love to each other or not. Some of her answers to questions were to my view of the world also questionable.
Few us see angels like she does, but that is her path. Her pride in being Catholic was very confusing, but then, she is no doubt showing a side to this faith that is badly needed in a world of control, vast riches, paedophilia and hypocrisy at the top.
Over the last 20 years, a cultural norm imported from the USA, fame attracts exaggerated fawning, unsolicited and misplaced reverence and an inability to ask revealing questions. That was what happened here. I don’t want to see a style of questioning which ‘exposes’ the guest, because I don’t think Lorna has anything to hide. I left being impressed with Lorna Byrne, but not wanting to buy her book, feeling a little embarrassed at the amateurism of her performance, not really knowing where she was coming from, but feeling glad the world does find people like her worthy of their time.
If we followed her messages, irrespective of the quality of the messenger’s delivery, we would indeed be in an infinitely better place.
Jack Stewart, April 27 2014.
Four hours earlier we spent 1½ hours in the company of Baba Jagjit Singh, a Sikh saint and holy man. Very few of us will ever achieve his calmness and wisdom in a lifetime. It was a privilege and an experience I am also still processing. He attracts true reverence, not that of ‘celebrity’ and you hang on to all his words. A fascinating contrast. Go here for more.