A couple years ago I wrote a story about a teenager who comes across a hit and run victim, lying in the street. Instinctively, she went down to help her, and discovered she had natural healing abilities. It comes as a shock to the teenager who thinks she breathed the life back into the pedestrian. Then I went on to write the next scene and the point of view shifted; the story was being told by a clairvoyant bystander.
He saw a different situation, one with angels descending on the scene of the accident, as well as a Native American spirit guide who channeled her energy through the teenager, to the pedestrian. The teenager, like any healer, was merely a channel for the energy. I was surprised when the POV switched (I didn't plan it) but it worked well. And true to life too, there is so much going on behind the scenes. =)
A couple months ago it dawned on me that fiction stories could be a great way to tell people about spirit guides, angels, fairies and intuition. You can work it in slowly and it doesn't feel like such a stretch because its fiction, after all. Makes it easier to suspend your disbelief and to get a glimpse of what might be possible. You could even work in spiritual lessons and questions, with the story illustrating the point.
Anyhooo, movies have been running through my mind all week too - I keep getting Johnny Depp in Chocolat, Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland and Johnny Depp in Pirates. Seriously! On a loop all week, not sure what that's about but I think it has something to do with characters and story telling. I'm also sensing Lewis Carroll which would be pretty amazing, imagine having him as a writing guide LOL =)