I had the pleasure of meeting Cora Poage, a talented Life Coach and writer, when I was visiting Kauai.  We started talking about grief and signs, when Cora told me she wanted to share a story about one of her clients and a song that Cora kept hearing throughout their session, even though the client could not hear it.  This incredible story is a reminder that sometimes our signs come through a trusted friend and that we all can be each other’s angels.


Angel Messenger by Cora Poage


I felt a bit crazy.  As an Intuitive Coach, I was familiar with the mystical and magical. I was accustomed to receiving messages from Angels, guides, and other realms.  Yet, at this moment something was different – even unnerving.

As the Coaching session unfolded, I could hear faint music playing in the background of our conversation.  We were speaking over Face-time and I even checked my iPhone to see if music was accidentally playing through the phone.

I held back from mentioning the song that was reverberating over and over again in my mind and heart.  The song was distracting and I was listening to my beautiful client share about her treasured mother who had passed on years ago. No matter how much I tried to focus on her voice, the musical notes permeated my being.

This moment was the Anniversary of her mother’s passing, and my client was sharing that she was surprised to be deeply grieving when her mother had been gone so long.

I just miss her so much,” she expressed, the emotion catching her off guard, her voice cracking.  “Sometimes I feel like I am still a young girl that just wants her mom.”

I breathed into the space between her tears, her longing, her remembrance.   I sent her nurturing, care and love through my energy.  As I inhaled and exhaled, the same song from before came back with persistence.

I doubted and questioned my next step.

Do I say something about the song?  Will saying something impede her healing process?  As a professional, I knew it was important to not make this conversation about me. I was torn, uncertain of what to do next.

So I followed my gut, my heart and my soul.  I spoke up.

“Krissy, may I sing a song that just keeps playing in my head? I know this sounds odd and I’ve rarely done anything like this in a coaching session, but I feel to share it.”

She nodded, “Of course.”

It was a song from my days of performing musicals in my Kansas high school.  A song I hadn’t thought of for over 20 years. “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the musical “Carousel”.

I began to sing, “When you walk through a storm hold your head up high. And don’t be afraid of the dark.  At the end of the storm is a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lark…”

Krissy began to sob, her body shaking with emotional release.

“Walk on through the wind,” I continued to sing. “Walk on the through the rain. Though your dreams be tossed and blown.”

Krissy started to mouth the words with me, her hand on her heart.

“Walk on walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone. You’ll never walk alone.”


By now we were both crying. My body was tingling, my heart so open.  We looked at each other with such awe and recognition as she attempted to speak.

“Cora, that song,” she said. “How did you know?”

“Know what?” I asked. “It just kept playing over and over in my head so I sang it.”

“That is the song that my mom sang to me every night before bed,” she shared. “And even when I went to college, she would call me and leave a recording of it on my dorm room answering machine. That was our song.”

Shivers overtook my entire body.  And I knew.

“Krissy, your mom is here. And she is so proud of you and wants you to know that she is always taking care of you. She is always with you.”

The words just flew out of my mouth before I had a chance to second-guess them.

I watched Krissy’s body melt into relief and relaxation. She really heard my words and believed the message.

That day all three of us stepped into the magic – Krissy, her mom and me.


I want to make it clear that I am not a trained medium.  I am just a woman who listens to what is being shared beyond this immediate reality.  We all have this capability.  We can all be angel messengers for each other.

Our loved ones who have passed speak to us in limitless ways. Through symbols like coins and feathers, with messages spoken by other people, and of course, through music –  like in this moment.  These are signs of affirmation that we are always connected and closer to those who have passed than we might sometimes believe.

We must be willing to listen to the music that is flowing through us and around us.  And as Krissy’s mom reminds us all – when we live this way and remember what is true, then through our deepest and most pervasive grief, we can still “Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart. And you’ll never work alone. You’ll NEVER walk alone.”


Listen to this beautiful rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone by Alison Jiear  


Cora Poage is a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and holds a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Cora’s specialty is in helping her clients align with their Soul and the Truth, fall in love with themselves, and align with their unique and Sacred Service on the planet. Cora believes that we when we align with our Soul and our Truth collectively, we create Heaven on Earth. To find out more about Cora please visit her at: https://corapoage.com/



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