Surprising Messages from Spirit – Are You Paying Attention?

As an ordained interfaith angel minister and advanced energy healer for people and pets traveling a highly spiritual path of service, there is a constant flow of communication between me and those in the non-physical realms. My communication to them comes in the form of prayer, meditation and the deep love I feel when I open my heart to a zero-point field of love and light as I am doing healing and prayer work. Or I can find myself talking openly, sharing my heart to the unseen whether on a walk with my dog or just doing chores.
The ways Spirit communicates with me are varied and sometimes come in unique and surprising ways. This blog post, for instance, came as a result of a meditation I did on my patio as wind chimes rang gently in the San Marcos wind and the hum of the dryer provided some calming white noise. During challenging times, however, it is not as easy to receive inspiration or hear the sometimes subtle whispers of Spirit that help guide us on our path. My husband and I recently experienced the stress of preparing for yet another move in California, along with the move itself and its temporary chaotic aftermath.
Wind Chime

The inspiration for this blog post came as I meditated on my patio and listened to my wind chimes gently ringing in the San Marcos wind. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2017. All rights reserved.

I was feeling quite frazzled and not seeing the calm and light at the end of the tunnel. If I am not listening or hearing messages of support from Spirit, angels and other beings of light find their own creative ways of communicating. Sometimes it can involve and affect others as they play some interesting games to get my attention. I want to share two of the recent creative ways they sent me messages.
My husband and I had purchased a number of expensive supplements and received a message from our postal worker that they had been delivered to our former leasing office. I went to the leasing office a few days later to pick up the package and, surprisingly, there was no package there for us. I went into the storage room with the leasing office employee to see if I could find it. All the boxes there had the numbers of the apartments written on them in big numbers so the employees could easily retrieve and give them to residents. We checked everywhere and there was no box with our apartment number on it.
The next day I went back to check again and this time the postal woman Ellie was there. She wondered where my package was too. So what had happened to my package with all those expensive supplements? I received a call from the leasing manager a few hours later and all was well. It turns out that someone had mistakenly put the apartment number 222 on the package on two sides.
I laughed when I heard it because I knew automatically that the number 222 on the package was a message from my angels. If it were any other apartment number that did not have three consecutive similar numbers, I might not have even realized the message my angels wanted to deliver.
Number 222

My angels had gotten my attention when my package of expensive supplements went missing. And they managed to deliver an important message with the number 222. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2017. All rights reserved.


But those numbers were unmistakable. I had been seeing them in so many different ways, on license plates and addresses, in the weeks prior to this event. When I picked up the package, I explained to the leasing manager why this miscommunication was really a special angelic communication for me. I also told Ellie, the much-relieved postal employee, and said a special prayer for the angels to provide her with a surprise. She showed me a beautiful basket a resident had given her that day and said her surprise had already been delivered.
Here is what Joanne Sacred Scribes shares about the number 222 on her Angel Numbers website at:
Number 222 is made up of the attributes of and energies of number 2 appearing tripled, making number 222 a very powerful vibration. Number 222 carries the attributes of the numbers 2 and 22, the Master Builder Number that resonates with ancient wisdom, vision, idealism and transformation. Number 2 lends its influences of faith and trust, encouragement, attainment and success, adaptability, diplomacy and co-operation, duality, service and duty, balance and harmony, selflessness, faith and trust and your Divine life purpose and soul mission. Number 222 has to do with balance, manifesting miracles and new auspicious and timely opportunities.  
Angel Number 222 encourages you to take a balanced, harmonious and peaceful stance in all areas of your life. The message is to keep the faith and stand strong in your personal truths.
Angel Number 222 tells you that everything will turn out for the best in the long-term. Do not put your energies into negativity – be aware that all is being working out by spirit for the highest good of all involved.
Angel Number 222 is also reminding you to keep up the good work you are doing, as the evidence of your manifestations are coming to fruition.
Angel Number 222 is a message of faith and trust from your angels. Remember that nothing happens by chance and everything happens for a reason. Maintain a positive attitude and you will find that everything will have positive results and you will receive abundant blessings in Divine right timing.
Our angels and others who help guide and protect us in the non-physical realms can see the future and also where all our challenges are leading us to in support of growth and a greater good. When we are caught in the turmoil, it is not as easy for us to be cheerful, grateful and optimistic. So they find ways of catching our attention to help uplift us and to give us hints of all the good to come.
Angel in the Sky

Our angels are ever-ready to offer support and guidance during the challenges. Through their messages, they help us regain balance and perspective and provide glimpses of all the good that will be coming into our lives. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2014. All rights reserved.

On the weekend following our move, when my husband and I finally paused from all our work to check out the pool in our development and relax for just a little while, something very interesting happened. The pool was empty, and after one man left, we were the only ones in the pool area.
All of a sudden, three ducks arrived, two who were very quiet and one who was very vocal. They had come to do a little swimming and preening of their feathers. It was so surprising and they were so cute that I captured them on video. They were not afraid when I stood up and pointed my camera at them. They just went about their business. You can click on the video below to watch the ducks and hear what one of them had to say.
It didn’t dawn on me that these ducks were bringing another message from Spirit until I showed the video to the head maintenance man at my development. He was very surprised by seeing ducks swimming in the development’s pool and said they came to deliver a message to me. He had never seen or heard of anything like this before.
I believe he was right. Interestingly, when I turned my attention away from the ducks, taking some pictures of the lovely landscape and flowers in the pool area, I turned around and all of them had disappeared with not so much as an audible quack.
Red Flowers

When I began taking pictures of the flowers in the pool area…

…and of the beautiful clouds and sky, the ducks just vanished as suddenly as they had appeared. Photos by Donna El Haber, 2017. All rights reserved.


A number of years ago, I wrote a blog post about a little duck that came to deliver a big message. You can read it at—-the-little-duck-who-delivered-some-big-messages-how-does-spirit-speak-to-you-and-how-closely-ar.html.  It seems that ducks are often the bearer of messages from Spirit for me. So what does it mean when Duck shows up in your life?
Here are a few metaphysical meanings:
Duck: Emotional Comfort and Protection
Duck is connected to feminine energies, the astral plane and emotions through their connection with water.
Duck reminds us to drink deeply from the waters of life. Find comfort in your element and with those of like mind and spirit. Duck teaches you how to maneuver through the waters of life with grace and comfort.
Psychologist and therapists often have Duck as a totem, assisting them to help others move through emotional tangles.
DUCK: This is a time of fertility either literally or metaphorically. It’s time to have fun and maybe even get a little silly. The time of turmoil has passed so now you can release any pent-up emotions that have been suppressed. Do whatever is necessary to find emotional comfort rather than trying to deny your need for this.
MALLARD:  Whatever project you’re engaged in, this is a time for great productivity. Whatever new idea comes to you, develop and pursue its manifestation.
Spirit is always seeking to share insights with us and capture our attention, especially when we are so stressed that we can hardly hear Spirit’s beautiful whispers. I was in a very peaceful state when I was at the pool, taking in the beauty of the surroundings and the amazing San Marcos weather and sweet breezes that were blowing so gently.
Photo by the Pool

I was in a very peaceful state when I was at the pool, taking in the beauty of the surroundings. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2017. All rights reserved.

How does Spirit speak to you and capture your attention? You will know a message is from Spirit or a beloved family member who has passed if the message is one that uplifts your heart and offers support and encouragement.
We are all always co-creating with Spirit who is so wise. The more we can listen and keep our hearts open to Spirit’s wisdom, the easier it will be for us to succeed and move forward with more ease, grace and balance. Those in the non-physical can see so much farther and understand so much more deeply than we often can. While we will all always have to navigate many challenges or “the contrast” as Abraham Hicks would say, those in the physical realm are the ones who get to learn, grow, seek, explore, laugh, enjoy, celebrate, triumph and create extraordinary lives of love and service.
Ducks at the Pool

The little ducks came to share their important message from Spirit, to relax and remind us to navigate the waters of life with calm and ease. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2017. All rights reserved.

I encourage you to pay attention to the messages you are receiving. They will provide an oasis and center of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of your busy and sometimes stressed lives. They can also serve as both an anchor, grounding you in the present moment, and as a telescope, forecasting all the good that is yet to come. I am excited by all the good awaiting each of us as we work more and more on relaxing and maneuvering “through the waters of life with grace and comfort.”
It’s always wonderful to stay attuned to the messages that Spirit is sending you. However, you don’t have to wait for those messages to come to you randomly, especially when you are trying to make an important decision. In my sessions with clients, I help people connect directly with angels. I become a sacred channel for angelic advice and wisdom that can be transformational. To check out the different packages I offer, go to I can also create a custom package for you to help fulfill whatever it is that your heart and soul need right now to help you move forward and feel better.
If Spirit is whispering to you to explore working with me, you can schedule a free half-hour get-acquainted session at Maybe you will get a special sign from Spirit about connecting with me. Just keep your heart and mind open to the signs and symbols that are always being sent to you. Your angels are always so eager to help you.
With love, healing and so many miracles,
Rev. Donna El Haber
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