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Finding Your Angels

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

From Beliefnet, here are three quick meditations to help you through difficult moments

There are days when either job, family, or surrounding environment is causing stress. Even if you can't get away by taking a vacation, you can still relax and re-center yourself with these short, soothing meditations by author and angel expert Doreen Virtue.


Call On Your Guardian Angels
Guardian angels live to comfort, direct, and carry you through the day. You can always contact them.






Release Stress with Archangel Michael
Call on archangel Michael when you need courage. He will protect you and soothe your fearful mind.





Healing with Archangel Raphael
The archangel Raphael is always available to help renew your physical, mental, and emotional health.


Listening to Spirit

Monday, September 29, 2008

Go outside, look around, the earth itself wants to speak with you.
~Judith Pintar

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Here is a little bit of a different view of the subject of communication with your guardian spirits. It's from A Voice From The Earth by Judith Pintar.

Listening to Spirit

Learning to listen means distinguishing real Vision from your own dream voices of fear and memory and desire. Even when you get beyond your fears, sometimes your expectations will get in the way. Somehow you expect your Vision to be spelled in lightning across the sky. But while you watch the sky, you may miss the tiny drama of butterfly upon leaf happening at your feet

The Vision itself can come in many forms, through a clear visual impression or visitation of spirit, physical contact and communication from an animal, a song or a dream.

Very often in completely unexpected fashion, out of the darkness will come an awareness of a Guardian Spirit, a force or energy that provides a clear channel for greater wisdom. Many cultures have believed that such guardians, like saints or angels, protect and guide us even when we are unaware of them. Conscious acknowledgement of a Guardian Spirit offers the possibility of communication and a ready source of strength and counsel.

Awareness of the guardian could come when you see a hawk fly and are uplifted by a sense of strength and freedom, when an oak tree drops its leaves at your feet, when the Northern lights dance overhead, when you hear words whispered by the wind. Or a guardian might communicate itself as an intellectual concept, a particular energy that is understood to be a source of strength and direction, such as innocence or bravery, or love.

Your Guardian Angel's Name

Sunday, September 28, 2008


A simple, but effective way to ask for your Guardian Angel's name.

    Sit in a relaxed, quiet, peaceful environment. You can by all means include in your space items that you either have on your angelic altar or special items that have great meaning to you (candles, incense, totems, etc.).
    Clear your mind, open and be receptive to subtle messages. Become approachable. This means to disregard any negative or dross energies that you may be "holding" onto.
    Create a white light surrounding you. This white light is of a loving energy - the aura surrounding you should be of the utmost golden respectful light.
    Ask your Guardian Angel what their name is. Listen carefully - record the first name that comes into your mind. Ask respectfully for any help that you may need.
    Always give gratitude. This can be in the form of "Thank you," Amen," or "Brightest Blessing."
~~This is a very easy exercise to do. If you do not get a name the first time do not be discouraged.

Invitation To Your Guardian Angel

Saturday, September 27, 2008

  1. Find a quiet spot to sit for a moment.
  2. Close your eyes and imagine you can feel the presence of your Guardian Angel. If you could see this Angel, what would it look like to you? Any shape or form is fine, for your angel will take on the shape you need the most, the form you want to see. Your Angel encourages contact from you and is quite willing to mold its form into a shape that you find comfortable with. Imagine this as clearly as you can.
  3. Imagine that this Angel is smiling, that this Angel is radiating a love that surrounds you with comfort, safety, and security. Really feel this feeling in your body if you can. Feel it in your emotions.
  4. Imagine that your Angel is saying to you these words "It's all right. It's all right, It's all right." Allow your body to feel the relief that accompanies these words. Allow your body to feel relief in the knowledge that it *is* all right. For it is all right for you to be who you are, to think what you think and to feel what you feel.
  5. If there is something else that you would like your Guardian Angel to say to you - something that is loving, that holds no judgement, only love - a greater love than you have ever experienced in this lifetime - then imagine your Angel saying this to you. Feel the words of your Angel moving through your body, settling your unsettled emotions, calming your confusion.
  6. Thank your angel for this gift. And know that the words your Angel has said and the feeling of comfort your angel has brought you, the feeling of safety, is yours.

You can tap into this at any time, in any place. It is your birthright. Through the use of imagination, to imagine that your Angel is there, you tap into the reality that your Angel *is* there. Through the use of your imagination, you begin to develop a relationship with your Guardian Angels or with the other High Beings and Angels around you.

These exercises in imagination are the beginnings of a wonderful reality in which you begin to understand the essence of who you are. Invite your Angel to be with you at other times. Acknowledge your Angel's presence when you are sitting in the theatre watching a movie, enjoying a beautiful song, or during a time of discomfort or stress. Know that your Angel is with you at all times, in good and in bad, and you give yourself the gift of safety, of security, of knowing that you are not alone. You do not have to face your world alone. You have help.

-copyright 1996, 1997 Janet Dane-Used With Permission

Summoning The Angels

Friday, September 26, 2008

  1. Acknowledge that there is a power within you that is greater than yourself.
  2. Meditate as an active listener, not just always the asker.
  3. Now summon the angels. (They usually speak in your own thought voice.)
  4. Experience the outpouring of creative energy releasing within you like a warm incubator light.
  5. Sigh in thanksgiving as you empty your crystal chalice temple of stale thoughts and negative patterns.
  6. Be receptive to listening. Let go of those blocks like notions, assumptions, myths and criticism that drown out creativity, risks and unscientific notions.
  7. Bless this declaration and instill positive affirmation rather than those usual notes of self-criticism.
  8. Ask for openness. One that does not criticize yourself. If that dreadful voice arises (and it does), let go of it.
  9. Picture yourself as a vital, enthusiastic, healthy, peaceful and creative sparkle.
  10. Embrace and encounter the unlimited power within yourself.
  11. Recognize that you are a sacred creative being, inspired by angels, full of exciting ideas and boundless creative energy.
  12. Act on your hunches.

~ Lydea

Angel of the Day

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Clicking on the image will take you to the Angel of the Day page at beliefnet. It's kind of cool - go check it out!

A Sufi Story

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I love the Sufi stories. Here's one about the Archangel Gabriel. I'm posting it here today, just in case we find ourselves taking this project way too seriously. I thought it might lighten things up a bit.

One morning during prayer time, a simple peasant came into the mosque while Muhammad was leading community prayers. As part of one of the prayer cycles, Muhammad recited the portion of the Qur'an in which Moses comes before Pharaoh, but Pharaoh refuses to listen.

"That goddamn son of a bitch!" exclaimed the peasant. After everyone had held their breath, some began to shush him, and the prayers continued.

Afterward, several of the Prophet's companions began to lay into the peasant, telling him that not only was his interruption rude, it had invalidated his prayer.

While they were still haranguing him, the angel Gabriel came to Muhammad and said to him, "Allah has two messages for you. First, peace to you. Second, would you please tell your friends to stop harassing this poor peasant? His sincere cursing pleased me more than the others' prayers."

~as told by Rumi

30 Angel Steps to Prosperity

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cindy suggested that we use "30 Angel Steps to Prosperity" by Rebecca Marina as part of the project this time around.

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It comes in a PDF file, and can be downloaded here.

(right click on the link, choose "save target as", and you will then be able to download the PDF file to your computer. Be sure to notice where the download will be saved to. If you have problems with the download, let me know, and I'll do my best to help.)

Angel Prayers for Specific Needs

Monday, September 22, 2008

I am not personally a big fan of pre-written prayers, however, I can see how they might have value. When we don't trust our own ability to communicate, it does help to have a script - to have an idea of what to say, and/or how to say it. Also, I find that in times of deep stress a pre-written prayer can become a mantra, a chant, a bridge of sorts. So, it is with that in mind, I'm offering this selection of prayers to connect with multiple divinities for a variety of specific needs.

Because there are quite a number of them, I decided to post each one separately, with a list of links here so the ones that interest you will be easy to find.

Why so many prayers? I included some that I wanted to try, and a few others because prosperity can be many different things depending on the circumstances.

The prayers themselves are just suggestions - they simply represent one of the many ways to invoke the dieties who oversee the situation with which you need help. Feel free to modify and change them, to make them your own.


Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Abundance

To increase your supply of money, food, time, opportunities, or whatever you desire more of, here's a powerful prayer. As you say this prayer, utter each name slowly, feeling the energy of each name:

Angel


Beloved Abundantia . . . Damara . . . Ganesh . . . Lakshmi . . . and Sedna . . . thank you for the abundant supply in my life, overflowing with beautiful opportunities for me to express my Divine light so that others may benefit as well. Thank you for all of the time and energy that I have to fulfill my dreams and desires. Thank you for the abundant financial support and supply. I gratefully accept all of your gifts, and ask that you keep them coming.

Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Finding Your Life's Purpose

Here's a prayer to help you discover your overall life's purpose, as well as get direction about the next step to take. Your prayer will likely be answered with a combination of Divine guidance and signs. Divine guidance includes internal messages such as feelings, thoughts, ideas, and visions that tell you what your heart truly desires. Signs are repetitious messages that you see or overhear comfing from sources other than yourself, such as a phrase that you continually see on posters, in newspapers, or that you hear people say. It's best to write down these inner and outer messages and look for a constant theme that will direct you to your next step ... and overall purpose.

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Archangel Michael . . . Jesus . . . Saint-Germain . . . and Vywamus . . . you can see what is the best next step for me to take. I need to hear, feel, and see this information clearly. I need to have faith in taking this next step. I need to feel courage and excitement about this next step. Thank you for supplying me with information, encouragement, and motivation.

Archangel Cahmuel . . . Brigit . . . Saint Francis . . . Thoth . . . and my higher self . . . beloved and Divine teammates in my life purpose, I am grateful for your clear guidance about my life purpose. I am grateful because I truly believe that I deserve happiness, success, and abundance. I am grateful to know that I am worthy of receiving your help and support. Thank you, God. Thank you, divinities. Thank you all.


Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Courage

If you feel worried, anxious, afraid, or vulnerable, this prayer can give you more courage and protect you and your loved ones from harm.

Angel


Powerful protectors from Heaven. Powerful allies by my side! I need your strength, courage, and protection beside me. Please come to me now!
Thank you, Archangel Michael, for giving me the courage to move forward fearlessly.
Thank you, Ashtar, for protecting me in all ways.
Thank you, Brigit, for helping me be a loving warrior on behalf of my beliefs.
Thank you, Cordelia, for removing stress and tension from my mind and body.
Thank you, Green Tara, for bringing me rapid results to my prayers.
Thank you Horus, for helping me clearly see the truth of this situation.
Thank you, Kali, for helping me stand my ground.
Thank you, Moses, for helping me be a fearless leader.
Thank you, Saint-Germain, for helping me stay positive, cheerful, and optimistic.
Thank you all for being with me and helping me rise up to, and rise above, all illusions of problems. Thank you for helping me grow and learn from all challenges. Thank you for reminding me to breathe and be centered in peacefulness!


Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Resolving Conflict

If you've had a disagreement with someone, or you're in the middle of a conflict of some kind, then it's a good idea to ask for help from the divinities. This prayer isn't to help you win or to get the other person to apologize. It's simply to create peace and forgiveness all the way around:

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Beloved helpers in Heaven, please come to me now . . . Archangel Raguel, heavenly minister of fairness . . . Athena, goddess of peaceful solutions . . . Forseti, overseer of truth and justice . . . Guardian angels of [name the person or persons involved in the conflict] . . . I thank you for your intervention. I ask that you deliver my message to everyone involved in this situation and let them know of my desire for peace. I ask for a peaceful and rapid resolution, and I surrender this entire situation to you and God, knowing that it is already resolved. I know that only peace exists in truth, and that peace is everywhere, including within this situation and within everyone involved. Please clearly guide me as to my role in this peaceful resolution. Thank you.


Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Clear Communication with God

This powerful prayer can help you clear away blocks so that you can more clearly hear God and your Divine guidance:

Angel


God, I deeply desire a closer relationship and clearer communication with You. I ask for Your assistance in opening me up so that I can clearly hear, see, feel, and know Your messages for me. Jesus . . . Moses . . . Jabaji . . . Yogananda . . . you demonstrated the ability to clearly hear God during your lifetimes on Earth. I ask your assistance in teaching me your ways. Please work with me so that I'm fully open to hearing God's messages and that I trust what I hear. Thank you, God. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Moses. Thank you, Babaji. Thank you, Yogananda.


Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Healing a Child

If a child is in need of healing or relief from pain, then say this prayer. It's been said that when parents pray on behalf of their children, those prayers are answered first in Heaven.
I also recommend handwriting the prayer and placing it face up on a cabinet or shelf in the child's bedroom. If the child is old enough to say prayers, ask the child to say the prayer with you:

Angel


Thank you, God, for my child's perfect health. Thank you for peace within my child's body. Thank you, Archangel Raphael, for your powerful healing energy, which heals everything rapidly with each breath my child takes. Thank you, Damara, for gently comforting and reassuring me and my child. Thank you, Hathor, for clearly instructing me on how I can best help my child. Thank you, Mother Mary, for watching over all of us and sending us your Divine healing love.


Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Healing a Pet

If your cat, dog, or other animal has a physical challenge, then you'll want to call upon the great animal healers in Heaven to help and heal. As you say this prayer, either look at your pet in the flesh or in your mind, or gaze at a photo of your beloved furry friend:

Angel


Healers in Heaven, I love [name of pet] with all my heart. Please join my love with yours and send it to [name of pet]. Dearest Aine, I ask that you surround my pet with your bright silver energy of peace and happiness. Dearest Raphael, I ask that you encircle my pet with your emerald-green energy of health and wellness. Dearest Dana, I ask that you help my pet's system to be balanced and in its natural state of vitality. Dearest Saint Francis, I ask that you communicate with my pet and let me know what I can do to bring my pet comfort.

Thank you Aine . . . Raphael . . . Dana . . . Saint Francis . . . for your healing work. Thank you for my pet's perfect health. Thank you for my pet's comfort. Thank you for lifting our spirits. I now surrender this situation to you and God with complete faith and confidence.


Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Healing for Oneself

If you experience a physical challenge, it's comforting to know that you have access to powerful healers. This prayer can supplement any other spiritual or medical treatment you're implementing:

Angel


Beloved Jesus, loving healer of God . . . beloved Aine, loving healer of God . . . beloved Archangel Raphel, loving healer of God . . . beloved Archangel Zadkiel, loving healer of God . . . beloved Saint Therese, loving healer of God. The love of God is now inside of me. I am completely filled and healed with the love of God. Jesus . . . Aine . . . Raphel . . . Zadkiel . . . Therese . . . I am so grteful for the ministering, healing, and comfort that you bring to me . . . thank you for surrounding and filling me completely. I am now completely well. I now feel absolutely wonderful, filled with the spirit of love in all ways. I am energized. I am happy. I am rested and refreshed. Thank you, God. Thank you Divine healers.


Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Addictions and Cravings

If you're truly ready to release a substance, craving, or addictive pattern from your life, this is a very powerful method. After saying this prayer, you'll likely find that all cravings are gone. Or, you might have an experience that leads you to give up the addiction for good.

Angel


First, imagine tha the item, person, or situation that you want to release is sitting on your lap. Then imagine that it's floating in front of your navel. See or feel all the cords, webs, and roots extending from y our navel to the items you're releasing. Then say this prayer:

Archangel Raphel, beloved angel of healing!
Babaji, teacher of overcoming the physical world!
Beloved Devi, who cares so deeply!
Shining Maat, bringer of Divind light!
Serapis Bey, overseer of ascension!
Please cut the cords of addictions and cravings from me.
I now fully release any and all patterns of addictions, and
I completely embrace my freedom and physical health.

Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Clairvoyance

This prayer can help you open, or increase, your ability to see phychically. For extra clairvoyant power, hold a clear quartz crystal up to your third eye (the area between your two eyebrows) while saying this prayer:

Angel


Divine light, please enter my third eye and fill it with illumination, clarity, and the ability to clearly see across the veil. Powerful Apollo, I thank you for opening my third eye! Archangels Hamiel, Jeremiel, Raphael, and Raziel, I thank you for your Magical Divine energies and assistance with my spiritual sight now! Victorious Horus, thank you for stationing your eye in front of my own, so that I may see multidimensionally like you! Beloved Kuan Yin, I thank you for sending me energy from your third eye to my own so that I may see love in everything and everyone! Dearest Sulis, thank you for invoking the power of my clairvoyant energy! I thank you all for fully opening me up to see truth, beauty, light, and eternal life!

Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

Connecting with the Fairies

If you'd like to see fairies, or at least feel a greater connection with them, try saying this prayer while outdoors. It's especially powerful to say it, mentally or aloud, while you're in an area where wildflowers grow. You'll know that you've successfuly made the connection with the fairies when you feel compelled to pick up litter in the outdoors. This is one of the first communications that fairies normally make with humans. If you pick up litter, and treat animals and the environment with great respect, the fairies will show their appreciation by granting you wishes.

Angel


Beloved Dana, goddess of the leprechauns; beautiful Diana, mistress of the wood nymphs; powerful Maeve, queen of the fairies; golden Oonagh, protector of the fairies; I ask your assistance in connecting with the elemental world. Please introduce me to the fairies, and ask them on my behalf how I can get to know them better. I would like to develop a conection to the fairies and elementals, and I ask that you show me the way. Please help my mind and piritual vision to open to communications from their magical realm. Thank you.

Source: Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue

DAKINIS: Sky Dancing Angels

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Buddist Angel Concept


"The teaching of the whispered lineage is the Dakini's breath"
Milarepa


The literal translation of Dakini is "Sky Dancer". The Western form for Dakinis are Angels. If you believe in or have curiosity about Angels, well Dakinis immediately follow. The Western idea of an Angel being a beautiful celestial being who flies in the sky and who sometimes comes to earth to provide inspiration and support to us mortals is very similar to the Dakinis.

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Generally when they are referred to in Buddhist literature it is assumed they are devoted to the Truth (Dharma). But the broader meaning of the word is a female (males are called Dakas) spirit who has some freedom but is still bound by their past actions. Thus there are good Angels and bad (or simply confused) Angels. Some people might argue that you couldn't call them an Angel anymore if they're bad, but that's ridiculous since being predictable is not part of anyones long-term nature.

Thus there are worldy Dakinis who are malicious and use their powers to confuse us, to arouse passions that are destructive, and who use their charms for their own selfish purposes. Dakinis can manifest on earth in human form or take birth as a human. These are then called "worldly Dakinis" and I'm sure you've met at least one or two in your lifetime. Women (or men) who seem to be able to simply will things into being. People who are so charming that they seduce whatever they want from the world and enjoy it fully, yet also remain somewhat disattached from the results.

Dharma Dakinis are devoted to a higher purpose and so their actions are generally positive. But it is hard to generalize the actions of Dharma Dakinis since they aim to break our rabid fixation on concrete thoughts. Dharma Dakinis are not afraid to use their powers to dazzle us, arouse us out of our sleep of habits, and seduce us onto a path of truth. Dakinis are tricky, capricious, and unpredictable. We're in trouble when the Dakini disrupts our mind with magic, breaks our habitual thought patterns with the miraculous, or simply opens our hearts with mad adoration. Messengers between our earthly realm and the higher realms of the teachers, they help to bring the powerful teachings to earth, protect the truth from destructive forces, and bring blessings to sincere seekers. The natural result is to fall in love with a Dakini or Angel. How can you avoid falling in love with someone who inspires wild love and higher meaning suffused with delight?

Fixate on that pleasure and the Dakini does the most compassionate thing possible. They fly away. Dakinis do not manifest simply for our pleasure. (There are people who will do that but it usually requires negotiation and some form of hard currency). Dakinis manifest the beauty of the Truth which is then an invitation to follow the path of Truth. Sky Dancers help us through vision and inspiration. But although we can be greatly inspired by a Dakini (another word is Muse), they will only come back if we put into action what they have shown us.

In that regard a Dakini's love is unswerving and always compassionate. It doesn't matter if we wait a few hours or a few lifetimes to put our inspiration into action. Miracles occur but sometimes it takes years to fully realize the implications. When we do realize or remember, our hearts open, and again the magic and majesty of the universe is open to us. The Dakinis celebrate the Truth and our resolve to work for it in a most extraordinary way. They dance in the sky.


What are Devas?

The word deva comes from the Sanskrit language, meaning "a being of brilliant light" and is used to indicate a non-physical being. We are using the word deva here as a general name for both nature spirits and angelic beings.

How did devas come into being? It is said that in the beginning, when earth solidified and the physical life forms were formed, the devas were so far behind in evolution that they could not form physical bodies.

Consciousness of the devas is directed to expansion in contrast to our consciousness that is focused and limited by the form of the human body. Devas are always conscious of their cosmic environment, and want to become ever more conscious of that what they encompass. Devic beings want to be, while physical beings want to do. Devic beings concentrate creating, while physical beings want to develop.

Devas have an instinctive knowledge, they do not have to acquire knowledge like we do. The have instinctive knowledge of cosmic patterns, relationships, and harmonies.

They do not have form as we understand form in the physical world. In their, astral, realm they are like fluidic open vortexes of cosmic consciousness. When people are able to perceive them, they often will take a form extracted from the human mind. Thus we will see them in a more or less human form, but in essence they are only vortexes of energies.

They have memory and learn from past experiences. They are conscious of the archetypes of the field in which they work. They react to and improve their work according to the physical influences on the life forms with which they work. They are only interested in their own field of work. For example, the deva of the oak trees is only interested in the growth of oak trees, a landscape deva is only interested in the life forms of that landscape, a healing deva only works with healing energies. It is therefore useless to ask a oak tree deva how to heal a human body. Devas are only knowledgeable in their own particular field.

Working with devas is of a mutual benefit. Devas acquire experience of focused consciousness and action, while humans can learn to surrender to the silence of the devic consciousness and its sensitivity to cosmic influences. Devas are always willing to help people.

Many people have tried to classify and name the numerous nature spirits, but one has to understand that there are many, many forms of nature spirits, and one form blends over into another. On top of that their names are not consistent among the authors who classified them. But what does it matter, the most important thing, is that you have an idea of what they are and what they do.

If you are really interested in working with nature spirits, one recommended book is the Nature Spirits and Elemental Beings by Marko Pogacnik, available from Findhorn Press.

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Posted By Two Feathers to Shirley TwoFeathers at 4/15/2008 06:13:00 PM

Angels in Space

Saturday, September 20, 2008

This was reported in the New Year's Edition, "Parade Magazine," as one of the most significant events in 1985. The amazing event occurred with the Soviet Cosmonauts in the Salyut 7 that orbited the earth in 1985.

The six Soviet Cosmonauts in 1985 saw "celestial beings" on the 155th day aboard their orbiting space station. This was first reported by Cosmonaut Vladimir Solevev and Oleg Atkov as well as Leonid Kizim. This is what they said, "What we saw were seven giant figures in the form of humans, but with wings and mist-like halos as in the classic depiction of angels."

As the Cosmonauts were performing medical experiments in Salyut 7 high above the earth, a brilliant orange cloud enveloped them, blinding them temporarily, and when their eyes cleared, they saw the angels.

The heavenly visitors, they said, followed them for about 10 minutes and vanished as suddenly as they had appeared. However, 12 days later, Cosmonauts Svetlana Savitskaya, Igor Volk, and Vladimir Dzhanibevok, who had just joined the others on the space station, also saw the beings. "They were glowing," they reported. "We were truly overwhelmed. There was a great orange light, and through it, we could see the figures of seven angels. They were smiling as though they shared a glorious secret, but within a few minutes, they were gone, and we never saw them again."

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(This is not a photo of that event.
It does seem to fit though, doesn't it?)

Our Angel Experiences

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Before I began this project, I put out an invitation to share experiences and this lovely story came to me via email.

My personal experience with an angel goes like this.

I was going through a crisis a few years ago, and I was very stressed about a lot of things in my life. I didn't know what to do.

One day I went out to my backyard to try and de-stress. As I was walking I suddenly felt these huge warm wings fold themselves around me. It was like someone came up behind me but I could not see them.

When I was full cocooned in these wings which covered my whole body,I felt this amazing peace, total peace like I had never experienced.Then what I would say was an angel, talked to me by feelings. She told me that she was there to help me through the next big challenge of my life, and that I would sail through them easily.

What happened to me was indeed one of my biggest tests, but I did sail through it easily. I was given the right help and I haven't looked back since. I now know that we are not alone, and when things are really bad in our lives our Guardian angels are trying to comfort us through anyway they can. By sending people to us or something beautiful happening that lightens our load. Suffering can either make us bitter or it can deepen us.

Angels will always help us when we ask them, they don't like to interfere with our lives, but if we need their comfort and support, they will send someone to us or gives us a feeling of strength to help us cope. We just have to ask.

warm regards
Sony Crystal

So how about it guys? Does anyone else have a story to share? I'm really hoping we can get some good input here, because it really does help to hear real stories from real people. I know that many of us have "Angel Stories" - let's share them! Talking about angels tends to bring them out... I don't know if that's because angels like to be talked about. What I do know is that what we put our attention on grows, so let's put our attention on actual Angel experiences and get some good Angel Energy flowing.

What if you don't feel a connection?

Friday, September 19, 2008

I am not entirely sure that I agree with this one because on some of my worst days (when my house is a mess, I'm living on junk, drama and negativity abounds) I have had the best experiences with Angels. Personally, I think the bit on unrealistic expectations is the most helpful - and possibly the only one that's true.

I did find this same information on a number of web sites, and I decided to post it in hopes that we can get a dialogue going on the subject. So... what do you think?



Angels vibrate at a very high level and it may take a while to attune yourself to this high vibration. Be patient! The most common blocks to getting angelic guidance are:

  • Diet—(meat, caffeine, shellfish, most junk food, prepackaged foods that contain chemical additives and preservatives and chocolate are all low vibration foods that can block divine guidance)

  • Drugs—(even over the counter products) and alcohol can cloud clarity.

  • Drama—Whether the chaos is yours or originates from others in your life, it can make you distracted and agitated which adds to the difficulty of connecting with angels. Ask your angels to clear away all negativity and fear and fill you with the energies of peace and love.

  • Disorganization—Angels are attracted to clean, organized, quiet atmospheres. Provide a welcoming atmosphere to appeal to angels.

  • Negative People—Make changes where you can in your own life and try to avoid negative people. If you can't because of your circumstances, it may take you longer to connect but keep trying, eventually you'll be able to tune into the higher vibrations.

  • Inexperience—If you haven’t done a lot of spiritual work or find it hard to relax and quiet your mind, be patient and realistic with your expectations. Try to increase your awareness of angels by heightening your all your senses and meditating regularly only a few minutes at a time.

  • Unrealistic Expectations—If you're expecting a talking hologram to appear and talk to you for an extended amount of time, it's not going to happen. Especially at first, the contact may be brief and more of a feeling than visual or audio. If you are lonely, you need human contact! Get out and join clubs or groups with interests like yours. Life is meant to be lived—get out there!

It can take days, weeks even months to receive an answer you fully understand. And sometimes, the answer comes through an event or moment of sudden insight. It may come to you unexpectedly during a casual phone call from a friend, something you read in a book, newspaper or magazine, from a conversation between strangers you inadvertently overheard. The main thing is to be aware and open.

Patience will allow you to persevere, even if you do not get results right away. Patience will help you build faith in your Angels, trusting that at the right time they will come through. Faith endears you to your unseen supporters, as well as creating the space for miracles, which is where they gather and thrive. Miracles do not have to be earth shattering. Miracles can be tiny happenings in your daily life that make you feel good or that make you laugh or even cry from happiness.

How do Angels Communicate with Us?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Angels help mostly by by communicating directly if you are able to receive or indirectly with omens (i.e. a book they feel you should read may fall off a shelf in your path for example). Out of nowhere, you may suddenly have a desire to contact someone or go somewhere.

They can also send information in dreams and as compressed energy that unfolds over time—you’ll have a knowing but won’t be able to verbalize it or explain it for a while as the pieces of the puzzle come together. They can also send you very high-level healing energies and healing. If you are able to feel subtle energies you may feel this as warmth or tingling pulses of energy moving through your body.

After asking your angel for assistance, watch for repetition of words you see, hear or think. Notice patterns like repeatedly hearing a song, seeing a bumper sticker or having a friend unknowingly repeat the very same message your angel gave you. Keep asking until you feel you completely understand the answer.

~source: Angel Focus

Meditation for Calling on Your Guardian Angels

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

From Beliefnet, here is a quick meditation (by Doreen Virtue) to help you get started making direct communication with your Angels.

Call On Your Guardian Angels
Guardian angels live to comfort, direct, and carry you through the day. You can always contact them.





Meditation to Meet Your Guardian Angel

December Spirit


The following prayer should be spoken, mentally or aloud before making contact with your angels. You should change it so it’s one you feel comfortable saying.

Address the prayer to one or more of the following: God, Goddess, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Archangel Michael and the angels, QuanYin, Mother Mary, Mohammed, Moses, St. Germain, Father Wind, Mother Earth, a specific Goddess, Saint or Master.

I ask your protection and help in giving me detailed information from my guardian angels that will help me attain my highest purpose and joy. Please protect me from all fear and negativity and assure that who I intend comes through as a clear channel for the light.
Thank you so much for your love and assistance.
Amen

Sit in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Place both feet on the ground and begin to mentally prepare for you meditation. Begin by grounding and centering yourself. Close your eyes and imagining roots growing from your feet into Mother Earth. Then follow this simple breathing exercise to relax your physical body: breathe in through your nose, hold it for 7 seconds, and release it very slowly through your mouth. Repeat 3 times then unconsciously continue breathing this way throughout the meditation. Tell your Ego-self (or lower self) to stand aside. Mentally tell the Ego-self it is silenced now and know it is so.

Ask the Holy Spirit to surround you in a beam of white protective light. The Holy Spirit will immediately respond and beams down a ray of protective white light.

Imagine yourself in a beautiful place, it can be a forest, a meadow, a beach, wherever you will feel comfortable. Find a comfortable spot in this beautiful place to rest and relax.

Now, in your mind's eye, look around you, and notice a path. It is a beautiful path filled with love. This path is very long; it seems to go on and on—you can’t see the end of it. Keep your focus on this path.

Mentally ask for your Guardian Angel to come forth. Express your interest in wanting to meet him/her. See an illuminated ball of light in the distance.

It may be white or may be a color. Notice the color you see. See it slowly coming closer and closer becoming aware that the light is getting larger as it comes closer to you. Your Angel may decide to make itself known in another form. Just let this happen. Note what the light looks like as it come closer

Now your angel is directly in front of you. There may be more than one as your other angels, guides, relatives and pets may want to connect with you.

Greet your angel. You may get impressions, emotions, and tingly feelings. Its not uncommon for Angels to talk to you in your own voice, so don’t discount your inner voice as your imagination. Feelings of love, encouragement and warmth are most common markers of Angelic contact.

Thank your Angel for all the times that they have helped you, comforted you and protected you. Mentally invite the intervention, guidance and assistance of your Angel in your life from this point onwards.

Ask your angel the name they wish to be called. Angels’ true names are unpronounceable by us. They will either make up a name or let you choose one. If you don’t get one right away, don't worry. You may get a color or a musical note, every contact is different. Just know that whatever you receive is correct for you.

Ask your angel to communicate any messages to you. Absorb any communication such as thoughts, visions, knowingness and feelings, love and emotions.

Ask your angel any questions you have, one at a time. Note the answers. Don’t doubt the information or emotions you are given, just let your angel communicate to you in their own way.

Now say the following prayer to your guardian angel:


Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God’s love commits me here
Ever this day, be at my side
To light and guide,
To rule and guard,
Thank you!


Now ask the Creator to bless you and your Angel. See the both of you showered by the Light and Love from the Divine

Thank your Angel for meeting you in this meditation. Let your angel know you look forward to contacting them again soon Know they are always by your side.

Focus on grounding and centering yourself by picturing the roots from your feet into Mother Earth. Pause a moment and open your eyes.

Did you get a name? If not, don't worry, sometimes just feeling your angel's energy is enough in the beginning.

~source unknown

How do I contact my Angels?

It is very simple to contact your Angels. All you need to do is call them. Many people choose to construct an altar, meditate, light candles, burn incense... there are as many ways to contact Angels, as there are people. It's all personal preference. Even though these techniques may set the stage, make you more comfortable and make the Angels feel welcomed, this is not necessary. All you need to do is call out to them. It doesn't have to be in words, all it needs to be is a thought "Angel, I need your help." They always come. If you open yourself up to their energy, you will feel their presence.

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Once you feel your Angels, ask them questions. Let your mind go blank and allow anything to flow, don't try to make it happen. You may want to keep a journal and write down anything that comes to mind. There are many ways to communicate with your Angels, no one way is better than the other. It depends on what is comfortable for you. Some people meditate, while others choose to communicate through dreams. Some people actually hear the Angels talking to them, while others "feel" what the Angels are saying. Experiment and find what works best for you.

You'll soon be able to identify your Angels by the way they "feel". Each Angel has a different energy, just like humans. You may be able to feel their size or color, you may be able to tell how they smell, or how they sound. Again, no one way is better than the other, it's how the Angels choose to communicate with you and what's easiest for you to comprehend.

With time you'll know which Angel is helping you and from there you'll know what your individual Angels "specialize" in. This was the way I realized my Angel Magda was good at finding lost objects. Every time I turned to my Angels for assistance to help me find things, I came to realize it was Magda who always helped. Now, if I'm looking for something, I simply say "Magda, can you help me find..." It's not necessary, but it makes the communications a little more personal.

Source: Angel Focus

Contacting Your Angels

The following suggestions may help you in making initial contact with your angels.

  • Choose a regular time each day to communicate to your guardian angels. Before going to sleep or when you first wake up may be the best time.
  • If you have depression, negative feelings, fear, nightmares—ask your guardian angels for extra protection.
  • Remain open to messages from your angel at all times. Especially when you sense a warning that you are making a mistake or a prickly feeling of danger.
  • Don’t be irresponsible and risk your personal safety. Your guardian angel can’t override your free will.
  • Be positive! Your angel will guide, heal and protect you but you must be responsible for your own actions. Don’t blame others or dismiss problems in your life as “something/someone is against you” or curses.

Connecting with Angels in a Sacred Space

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

" How to Connect with Your Angels in a Sacred Space "
Creating Your Sacred Space:
My definition of Sacred Space: spiritually receptive, where you can sit & meditate or quietly just Be... to nourish your spirit & soul ...
By creating an Angel alter you are setting your intention to the sacredness of the area and its' purpose... connecting to God and His messengers ... the Angels

I am not suggesting this is worship of Angels - this is the intent of creating a sacred space where you are more receptive to God's Angels and the messages, guidance and Love they bring to you and where you create your own strong connection to your own spirituality through the acknowledgement of the Angelic presence in your life. To speak to your Angels from your heart.
1. Choose your space ... a dedicated space for this purpose

2. Choose objects to place on your Angel alter that have a spiritual meaning and speak to you through your heart. Candles, incense, Personalized Angel Painting (as shown in the image above) or Angel Print, figures, crystals, a beautiful cloth, plant, flowers, symbols of the heart, box ( I use mine for written messages & letters to my Angels). Remember ... keep it beautiful and clutter free of such things as car keys, etc ...

You can add a comfortable chair, rug .. a comfortable place for you to be when you are following the steps below in connecting with your Angels or just to sit quietly ... it is your space ... make it comfortable.

Once you have your alter completed, dedicate it as an Angel alter and invite your Angels into your space and ask them to fill the space with their Love & Light ... speak to them as you would a dear and beloved friend ... Welcome them with your Love. They are always with you, but now you are wanting to acknowledge them in your life and connect consciously with them.

To Connect With Your Angels:

1. Take time when you will not be disturbed. .. This is your time ... Where comfortable clothing.

2. Play your favorite Angel music

3. Light your candle ( white, purple or violet) making sure that it is in a safe container for burning.

4. Light incense or aromatherapy oils can be used in their special infuser. Frankincense, sandalwood, lavender or jasmine are good choices ... the preference is yours.

5. Take some deep cleansing breaths and allow your body to relax ... and as you relax focus your intent on connecting with your Angel. You can ask to be connected to your Guardian Angel or an Archangel if you would like ... Ask for them to join you ... and feel their presence.

6. When you feel their gentle presence begin speaking with them ... this can be done silently or out loud. I sometimes write everything out if it is something very detailed I would like to discuss in letter form and put this in my box on my alter and discuss the highlights in my verbal discussion letting them know the details are in my letter ... Remember, if you need their help ... Ask for it.

7. When you are finished ... Thank your Angels... If you would like you can ask for confirmation of your discussion by asking for a symbol ... it may not come immediately so be aware and open to their response in the next day or so. The symbol make come in unexpected ways ... a song on the radio ... a phrase stands out in a sign, a feather in an unlikely place ... a thought floats through your mind that you know is not yours ... just be open and receptive. Listening becomes an important exercise for you ... the answers come in the silence and in many forms ...

The more you work with the Angels the more comfortable, knowledgeable and receptive you will become in the forms of communication that works the best for your relationship ...

Many blessings,

Sharae
Images & Text © Sharae Taylor - www.angelsbysharae.com

Creating an Angel Altar.


Angel altars are not necessary and they're not used to pray to Angels, they give you a designated space that is set aside only for you and your Angels. It doesn't have to be anything elaborate, it can be a book shelf or a small table in a corner of the room. But you want it to be somewhere you are comfortable. Where you're able to relax, meditate and speak to your Angels.


No one can tell you exactly what to put on your altar. Put things that mean something to you, something that reminds you of your Angels. A pretty table cloth or place mat, stones, candles, incense, figurines of Angels, flowers, an Angel journal, a feather, a tabletop waterfall. Anything that feels good to you in that place is what should be there.


Once you have your altar all together, dedicate it as an Angel altar. Do not lay keys on it or allow it to get cluttered. Be respectful of your space. Call Angels to your altar and always make it a welcoming place for them.



Angels In The Morning

Monday, September 15, 2008



Angelic Meditation



With Rev. Alma Daniel
Music by
Gerald Jay Markoe
Photographs by Marcia Lippman

Listen to the Meditation



Transcript

Feel yourself held gently, safely, snuggly, between heaven and earth. The comforting, nourishing earth energies of the Divine Mother rising up through your roots, your feet, your legs.The wise and confident energies of the sky--the Divine Father--pouring down through your crown.

As these energies begin to dance together, filling up your heart, your angel draws closer to you and you come into a grounded and centered state. From this balanced place, you can choose your purpose for this day.

Take a few moments to visualize the day ahead of you.

How would you like it to go?

See it unfolding just as you want it to. And now, choose the way you would like to be today--confident and capable, easy with yourself and the world around you.

Find a few words to describe the qualities you want to take with you into your day.


Enlisting Angelic Assistance

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Welcome to the 40 day Prosperity Project on Angels. We've got lots of cool stuff ready and waiting to be posted for this project thanks to all the wonderful people who emailed me links and pages of information. You are deeply appreciated!

Guardian of Offerings


I think it would be a great idea to begin this project by making a list of what it is that we'd like our Angels to assist us with. The list we are making is not a "what I want for Christmas" type list. Nowhere have I read that Angels are like Santa Claus, giving us what we want because we are "good" or "deserving." My understanding is that Angels are here to assist us - to give us little nudges in the right direction, to hold us when we feel broken, to whisk us out of harm's way if we wander too far off the path, to whisper words of encouragement, and to give us strength and support when we need it or ask for it.

So, get out your journal, or grab a piece of paper and a pencil, and jot down what it is that you would ask for if you knew you had an appointment with an Angel tomorrow.


(image credit: ©Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, ShadowScapes)

Kids Talk About Angels

Friday, September 12, 2008


Hi guys! I want to thank all of you for all of your help with the Angel research. I've gotten lots of nice emails and have a wealth of information for our next project. Sunday seems like an appropriate day to begin to work with Angels, and since tomorrow is Sunday, I thought we might as well just get started bright and early tomorrow morning.

For today, I found something cute that someone sent it to me a while back, I don't know if children actually said these things, or if someone was just being clever... and it really doesn't matter.

  • I only know the names of two angels. Hark and Harold . Gregory , (age 5)

  • I hear angels all the time in my dreams. And I'm sticking with that no matter how many people tell me I'm crazy. Molly , (age 8)

  • Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why but scientists are working on it. Olive , (age 9)

  • It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to heaven then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes. Matthew , (age 9)

  • Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else. Mitchell , (age 7)

  • My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science. Henry , (age 8)

  • Angels don't eat but they drink milk from holy cows. Jack , (age 6) Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The basic message is where you went wrong before you got dead. Daniel , (age 9)

  • When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten. And when he lets out his breath, somewhere there's a tornado. Regan, (age 10)

  • Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go north for the winter. Sara, (age 6)

  • Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter. Jared , (age 8)

  • All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go for it. Antonia , (age 9)

  • My angel is my grandma who died last year. She got a big head start on helping me while she was still down here on earth. Katelyn , (age 9)

  • Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets. And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the kid get over it. Vicki, (age 8)

  • What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them. Sarah , (age 7)

Our Next Project

Sunday, September 07, 2008

For our next project, I'm feeling guided to explore the idea of Angels, and how to access angelic aid. Some of the questions I'd like to explore are:

  • Are Angels real?
  • Can we ask them to help us?
  • How does one go about communicating with Angels?
  • If we ask for their help, will we get it?
  • What kinds of things will Angels help us with?

As I posted previously, I've had some tough times recently. My dad is in treatment for Cancer, and my little dog, whom I love very much also has Cancer, and is diminishing daily as she prepares to make her transition to spirit without me. So, this is a heartrending time, and Angels are definitely needed.

I don't know when I'll be able to pull it together to begin the project - hopefully within the next week. And I'd love it if you all would give me some input.

  • First: I'm looking for links to websites and also books about Angels so that I can research for the project. Also, if you have a personal story or experience you'd like to share - that would be awesome.
  • Second: I have a few images that I'm contemplating using as our "logo" for this project, and I can't make up my mind which one to use. If you'd take the time to vote on the one you like best, that would be great! The poll can be found in the sidebar here at The Prosperity Project, and the images are posted below.

Here are the images to choose from:


New-Dawn
New Dawn

angel-guardian
Angel Guardian

Hall-of-Angels
Hall of Angels

Angels Ascending
Angels Ascending

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