This is a very interesting thread
I've often felt like I'm also connected to the Watchers/angels in some way. There have been many times in my life where someone/something was definitely protecting me from harm -- almost all of these instances involve car accidents.
I was in a major car accident when I was a toddler. My healthy strong mother was killed -- I survived with cuts and bruises.
About two years ago, I was on my way to work, waiting at an intersection for the light to turn green so I could make a left-hand turn. The light turned green, and for some reason I hesitated for a split-second. Just then, a cement truck came barreling through the intersection, running the red light and going so fast that the momentum actually rocked my car. If I hadn't hesitated, he would have slammed into me, full tilt. I know I would have been killed. I was so stunned after this happened that I nearly missed the light because I was still sitting there in shock!
More recently, I was out with a friend -- he was driving. We left one shopping plaza and drove east to go to a different store. We shopped for only a short time, left, and headed west down the same street, past the same shopping plaza where we'd been previously, just maybe 15-20 minutes before. There had been a huge accident in the very spot of the plaza we'd just left -- someone had tried to cut across traffic to head into the plaza, had swerved to avoid a car and smashed head-on into the large sign which indicates all the stores in the plaza. I couldn't help but think that if we had left the plaza just a little later, maybe they would have hit US instead of the sign.
Little things like that make me feel connected in some way, that someone is protecting me. Other days, I feel more like *I'm* the protector, and my heart breaks for this whole wretched world of ours.
But anyway. I probably sound like I'm a bit delusional, so I'll hush up now :) Great thread, though