When we think of angels, we may think of the mighty beings from the bibleÖ those great messengers of God, sent to do Godís will; the Guardians of the Gates of Eden with mighty flaming swords. For some, the Victorian notion of angels may come to mind; those cute chubby little child cherubs who are so playful and endearing. And many people believe we all have guardian angels, but that they donít take a very active role in our lives.
Since the early 1990s there have been hundreds of books written on angelic encounters. And where it used to be only at Christmas time did angels make an appearance in the gift stores, sales of angelic paraphernalia has now skyrocketed to year around! And if you search the web, there are thousands of websites dedicated to getting to know the angels.
So what would you say if you found out that angels are actually very interested in your life, and they were just waiting for you to ask them to be part of it? What if the angels wanted to communicate with YOU?
In the inspiring angel book ďAngelspeakeĒ (designed to teach others how to communicate with angels) the authors Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold state ďIn learning this process of connecting with your angels you will also learn of the many dimensions of love and support that are available to you.Ē
Itís true; angels bring a profound feeling of love and support. So what are some simple steps you can do to open the doors of communication with your own angels?
It is really just that simple. Start talking to your angels. I started off by just talking out loud to my angels while I was driving in my car. I found that the more I talked to my angels, the more smoothly things seemed to go for me.
Yup, thatís it. Ask for help. Ask for guidance. Ask for support and peace. The angels canít intervene in our lives unless we ask; we are beings with freewill and are here to live our own lives! We have to ask for what we want.
You do not need to be psychic to hear messages from your angels. Angels can communicate with us in ways that we understand. Angels communicate with us by placing synchronicities in our path. A synchronicity is a ďmeaningful coincidence,Ē and those meaningful coincidences bring us messages. Say you are thinking about moving to Arizona, so you ask the angels for guidance. Then the next day you talk to a co-worker who says they went to Arizona on vacation and loved it so much they wished they could move there. Coincidence? Nope, thatís a synchronicity, and synchronicities can appear in many ways; a song on the radio, a phrase in an overheard conversation, a book that attracts your attention at the bookstore, or a comment from a friend.
This sounds simple, but youíd be surprised how quickly we can ask for something, only to close down with fear and worry that it wonít happen for us like we want it to. If we ask for help finding a new job, then get anxious and worried and start randomly applying for jobs that we know wouldnít be any good for us, we are taking over, arenít we? Familiar with the phrase ďLet Go and Let God?Ē Thatís what receiving is all about. If you are trying to solve your problems by charging in on your white horse, then you are not being open to receive, but are trying to control your situation out of fear. When we are truly open to receive, we are letting our path unfold before us and trusting that things will work out. We need to truly hand our problems over to the angels, and then let go and let them do what they will.
We need to have faith that the angels are behind the scenes working things out for us. If we donít have faith, we are pushing away everything that the angels are pushing toward us. Sometimes it can be hard to have faith, so if you feel yourself getting fearful ask the angels for faith and patience that things will be okay. And itís okay to keep asking for faith! When Iím short on faith, I like to recite the following prayer:
The Prayer of Faith
By Hannah More Kohaus
God is my help in every need;
God does my every hunger feed;
God walks beside me, guides my way
Through every moment of the day.
I now am wise, I now am true,
Patient, kind and loving, too.
All things I am, can do, and be,
Through Christ, the Truth that is in me.
God is my health, I canít be sick;
God is my strength, unfailing, quick;
God is my all, I know no fear,
Since God and love and Truth are here.
Thank the angels for everything as if itís already all worked out! Honestly in the mind of the Divine, everything IS already all worked out. It just may take a little time to manifest for you to see it in physical form. So be very thankful! The angels are working very hard for you.
Working with the angels is really very simple, and the benefits are never ending. When we open our hearts and minds, the angels can truly work miracles in our lives.