About Angels

Some people associate kindness with angels. For instance, when someone does a
kindness they may be thanked by saying, "Thank you, you're an angel!" We thought it
would be interesting to have something about angels, and approached Denise Linn for
permission to use one of her articles. The reply was: Dearest Brian, Thank you very
much for your wonderful letter. Absolutely, of course you can use my article. I'm
delighted to be involved in such a wonderful project. You've made my day! I wish you
all the success and joy in the universe. Love, Denise.

Angels
by Denise Linn

What are angels?

Angels are messengers. They are messengers from Spirit allowing us
a greater understanding and connection to Spirit. The word angel
comes from angelos which is the Greek word for messenger. Not only
are angels messengers, they are also part of our consciousness,
representing realms beyond thought and idea.
Though the form of angels changes from culture to culture, almost
every culture throughout the world has reports of angels. There are
angels in Christian, Judaic and Islamic lore. Angels were reported in
ancient Assyrian and Mesopotamian, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism and
Taoism. Ancient Greeks called them horae, Vikings called them
valkyries, in Persia they were fereshta, to the Hindus they were
apsaras, and in the African religion of the Yoruba angels were called
orisha. Traditionally in Sha-manism (which is the primordial spiritual
path of all indigenous people) there are reports of ascending birdlike
spirits. These half-bird/half-human spirits are called the bird people or
the bird tribes.
Throughout history angels have inspired poets, artists, writers,
prophets, and religious leaders as well as everyday men and women.
Angels are associated with higher nature, joy, beauty, fulfilment,
laughter and peace. Angels are here to heal us, to redeem lost faith,
broken trust and innocence. They help us lay down the burden of fear,
guilt, uncertainty and pain. They help replace feelings of unworthiness
with joy as they help us gently enter the world of love.
Angels are different from guides in that they have not lived an Earth
time existence; angels are of the stars and heavens, guides are of the
Earth. They are divine beings who have not experienced the Earth
plane in a human body. They do not have karma or evolutionary
issues to work out from having lived life on Earth. Angels are celestial
beings of a higher vibrational level than guides.
From nature angels and angelic messengers, to your own personal
guardian angel, there are many different kinds of angels and each
serve a specific function in your life. A nature angel is guardian or
protector of a particular area of Earth such as a mountain. An entire
mountain can be under the care and guardian ship of one angel. When
you are in a place in nature that has a very special feeling, most often
this is under the protective kindness of an angel. Archangels such as
Michael with his sword of truth, serve as guardians for the entire planet.
Messenger angels are angels that sometimes take on human form for
short periods to give you a message, offer
help in times of danger or teach you an important lesson. A guardian
angel is your personal protector that is looking over you always. Your
guardian is a very special kind of angel that is with you from the
moment you are born to help you move towards the light.

Angels appear in different forms. Though it seems to be a rare
occurrence, the form that most people associate with angels is the
traditional church angels with wings. More common however, are
angels appearing in human form. These angels appear when needed
and then sometimes mysteriously disappear. They take a form which is
comforting and pleasing to the individual to whom they appear. They
appear as both male and female, young and old, all different races,
well dressed and shabbily dressed - no matter what form - they offer
guidance and help in a non-intrusive way.
Another way that the angelic realm influences humanity is the angelic
energy super-imposing itself on a human. This can occur when a
person unwittingly offers assistance and guidance to someone else in
need. . . and sometimes never remembers it. When this occurs it's as if
a great force of goodness takes over momentarily and offers just the
right message to a person in need.

How can you recognise an angel?

Though the numbers of occurrences of angelic visitations is growing
rapidly, most angels aren't seen but are felt.
There are different ways to tell if you are in the presence of an angel.
Often the pure scent of flowers accompanies their presence.
Sometimes an angel will announce its presence with a slight breeze
even if all the windows are closed. The breeze is the flutter of angel
wings. Sometimes you'll hear the faint sound of bells or chimes or
trumpets. I believe that the reason for the apparent sound of trumpets
is that when angels break from their dimension into ours there is an
accompanying sound. The earthly sound that most resembles this
heavenly sound is trumpets. Sometimes an angelic presence is seen
as a flash of light but the most common way to tell if you are in the
presence of angels is by the warm wave of love that washes over you in
their presence. If you feel an angel is standing behind you, it most
likely is.

How can you 'call' angels into your life?

To call angels into your life, simply ask! Angels respond to prayers and
thoughts of love. They are only a whisper away. The more you think
about angels, the more you call them into your life. Some people find it
helpful to have pictures or statues of angels within their home as this
assists them to focus on angels. Where intention goes, energy flows.
As you put your attention on angels they will begin to appear in your
life.
From Archangels to your personal guardian angels, right now angels
are bridging our physical reality with their pure spiritual energy. The
time is right. For within our planetary collective consciousness, we have
put out the 'call' and the angels have answered in droves. Like a leaf
falling softly on the still pool of our consciousness, we will recognise
their presence. As you trust and open your heart to them, they will pour
out their blessings on you. Angels are real! They are a doorway to the
divine within yourself. Angels have been waiting for us to be ready and
now is the time. Angels are beginning to manifest for humanity. Expect
a miracle. Expect an angel.


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