It is with a great deal of sadness
that I share the news with you that Barbara made her
transition peacefully late in the evening on Sunday, July
23, 2006, to
return home to be with God and her beloved angels. She
passed over with the knowledge of your love, healing
goodness and prayers surrounding her.
Thank you for all your thoughts of
love and your prayers. Barbara lives eternally in all she
Angel Love and Blessings,
here for a Message from Barbara!
Barbara's Obituary from
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Barbara Mark, 66; helped spread
By Jack Williams
July 29, 2006
Barbara Mark's profound sense of spirituality began to lead
her down new pathways of communication about 15 years ago.
Writing down thoughts and feelings that she believed to be
messages from angels, she took the first steps in creating a
series of workshops geared for a spiritually receptive
The workshops, sometimes conducted with her sister, Trudy
Griswold, attracted national media attention and spawned a
book, “Angelspeake: How to Talk With Your Angels.” Available
in English and Spanish, the book is in its 19th printing
after selling about 500,000 copies.
“Barbara was an entertaining public speaker – funny,
profound, and loving and supportive to people seeking
spiritual growth,” Griswold said. “Millions have learned her
technique through workshops, reading our book or sharing
with others. The Angelspeake message has spread all over the
Ms. Mark, whose cancer was diagnosed in March, died July 23,
at her home in Clairemont. She was 66.
Before turning to writing, speaking and spiritual
life-coaching as a career, Ms. Mark worked in sales and
marketing, in radio and as a flight attendant. She also was
a certified handwriting analyst.
“We were seekers for years,” Griswold said. “We asked, 'Why
am I here? How can I make a difference in the world?' She
got the first writing (conversations with angels) and two
weeks later I received a writing from the angelic realm.”
Ms. Mark held workshops for friends in her home and in
metaphysical book stores as Angelspeake established its
roots. In 1994, the television show “Good Morning America”
featured Angelspeake as part of a weeklong series on
spirituality in America.
The following year, Simon & Schuster published
“Angelspeake,” the first of four books by Ms. Mark and
Griswold. Within two months, “Angelspeake” climbed to fifth
on a national best-seller list for religious books.
Before her death, Ms. Mark was working on a fifth
spiritually themed manuscript, “Over the River.”
Public Broadcasting System produced a 70-minute video,
“Speaking With Your Angels,” featuring an Angelspeake
workshop. CBS-TV's “Leeza Show” and “Entertainment Tonight”
also spotlighted Angelspeake.
“Barbara's work was not about religion,” Griswold said.
“People say, 'They hear angels. Oh, it must be about
religion.' But it's about spirituality, your purpose and
mission in life.”
Ms. Mark, who moved to San Diego in 1988 from Sheridan,
Wyo., traveled to conduct workshops throughout the world.
Her last workshop was in February in New Jersey.
“I'm going to continue to carry Angelspeake forward,”
Griswold said. “We have about 400 facilitators throughout
the world – all denominations, races and backgrounds.”
Ms. Mark was born Nov. 2, 1939, in Joplin, Mo., and raised
in Webster City, Iowa.
After studying literature and public speaking at the
University of Iowa, she worked as a flight attendant for
She later managed a radio station in Fort Collins, Colo.,
and hosted a radio show in Wyoming.
Survivors include daughters, Suzanne Mark of Salt Lake City
and Stephanie Roberts of Soldotna, Alaska; son, Michael Mark
of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, Trudy Griswold of
Holiday, Fla., and Jackie Anderson of Webster City, Iowa;
seven grandchildren; and her companion, Philip Schwartz.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at Sweden Borgian
Church, 4144 Campus Ave., San Diego. Donations are suggested
to the Foundation for Women, P.O. Box 2786, La Jolla CA
^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^
Message from Barbara
My greatest joy in life has been to pass on to you all of the messages the
angels wanted you to know. Sometimes I felt like a go-between heaven and
earth and that was the best of all times. Today I feel like I am more on the
heaven side than the earth side, but I think that must be perfect because
the angels have told me over and over that there are no accidents and that
going from here to there is no more than an inhale from this place to an
exhale into the arms of the angels. Yet I feel sad. I guess that is because I
have had such a perfect time here to work with both sides and I don't want
to leave you.
I will still keep talking to you! I have no idea how many people Angelspeake
has touched, but I do know that it has been a bunch. So, if I have taught any
of you to talk to the other side, then ask for me to come to you. It will be
my greatest reward. And if you wonder what I am going to say it is simply
I love you.
I will continue to teach you.
ASK for me,
BELIEVE I will come to you
LET ME HAPPEN with a message perfect for you
And say THANK YOU TO GOD for letting such a miracle occur.
Please send an Angelspeake book or a copy of the seven steps to all your
friends in memory of me. Nothing would be more fitting in memory of the
angels who are with you.
Blessings to all of you,
^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^
Once upon a time there were two sisters
who lived in far away lands. One sister
lived in the land called Connecticut. The
other sister lived in a land called
California. Both sisters were troubled
because they felt they had special work to
do, but they had no idea what it was. Every
day they would kneel down beside their bed
and pray to a being they called, God. They
would say, "Show us the way. Show us the
way. We are willing to do whatever you ask
us to do, God. But we need direction. Show
us the way."
And nothing seemed to happen. Each day they
would get up, say their prayer, and go about
doing the things they needed to do in order
to live their life.
Their feelings of discontent grew. For
although they were willing to do whatever
God called them to do, they could see no
difference in their lives. In fact, it
seemed nothing was happening at all, even
though their feeling grew that something
special was about to occur.
One day, while they were wondering what to
do next, they decided to go to a Wise Woman
who knew all manner of things. Her name was
Patty and it was rumored that she spoke to
divine angels and could ask them any
question a body wanted to know. The sisters
thought this was wonderful and ventured
forward to meet this Wise Woman.
She said to them, "Ask me your questions,
and I will ask your angels what the answer
The sisters asked, "What is our purpose? Why
are we here? What is this special thing we
are to do?"
The angels answered through the Wise Woman,
"Your purpose is already within you. You
just don't know it yet." Oh, my. This
confused the sisters! They said, "Please,
tell us more."
The angels answered through Patty. "You will
know when you will know."
The sisters went home, and forgot what the
Wise Woman had said, for all they had become
was bewildered. They did not understand and
what she had said seemed like a riddle.
Weeks passed into years. Nothing special
seemed to happen. In fact, it seemed as
though life was more confusing than ever.
Then, one Sunday morning, when all seemed
lost and hopeless and the sisters felt that
nothing special was ever going to happen
again, an angel woke them up. The angel
said, "Get up, and I will tell you what to
write for we have much to teach you." The
sisters said, no. For they did not believe
enough any more. They were full of doubt.
They had stopped expecting the special thing
to happen. So when it did happen, they no
longer recognized it
But the angels were loving and patient and
kept saying, "We love you. We are here.
Write what we teach. Then pass on our
teachings to everyone else. The world is
ready to know us and through us they will
learn about God."
Slowly, the sisters began to see that the
work they were doing for the angels was the
special thing they were longing to do. They
knew that they had found the way and that
they were going to help others find the way.
They still pray, "Show us the way," and it
is still happening. They write to their
angels, learn more about God, teach others
to also write, and are becoming more and
more joyful. They have found their own
personal "happily ever after."
|We asked, "Angels, when are we going to get real jobs?"
"You aren't children. You work for God now."