“When I was eight months pregnant with my daughter, I was so tired and disappointed in my two year old son. His behavior was different than other kids. Later on, at four years, he was diagnosed with A.D.H.D. with neurological impairedness and defiant behavior, but back then I did not know what was wrong with him. I was so scared that my other child will be the same way. I was so tired because my son hardly ever slept at night, and I had a husband I could not count on. I felt like a failure.
“At around 7 a.m., I heard a knocking at the door, too early for anybody to visit. I got up, but my door was opening already. I got scared because the only two people with keys were my then-husband and the landlord. My husband was working and my landlord would not dare do that. But who did I see? My grandfather walking up the stairs smiling. I screamed in happiness. ‘How did you make the trip?’ I asked. ‘Who brought you here? Why didn’t you call me?’ The last I knew, my grandfather was sick in bed and that was some days before. He then told me that he came to visit me for a moment. I was upset at that.
“He then asked, ‘Where is your son?’ I told him he was finally asleep. I told him how I felt so alone and disappointed at motherhood, and scared. He stopped me and with a hug and told me to make me some coffee. He told me, ‘Now it’s time for me to leave. I came to bless your son and it is done.’ When I went to bed, he tucked me in and looked at me with so much love, and then he said, ‘You will have a girl and she will be fine, and you will be fine.’
I smiled and then he said, ‘Come and give me a hug. I love you so much.’ I did, but then I noticed I was hugging the air. Nobody was with me. My first thought was that my grandpa passed away and I called my grandma. Crying, I told grandma what happened, but she kept insisting grandpa was alive and fine. I asked her to check on him. She even put him on the phone. Who came to visit me that morning? Why did he look like grandpa?”
Numerous books and various websites on the topic of angels are full of anecdotes in this way, and many even more amazing. Can they sometimes come to the help and comfort of humans in need? Why do they seem to and help some folks and not others? Have you got a guardian angel?
If yes, how do you figure out? And how can you get yours?
A recent survey published in Time magazine revealed that 69 percent of Americans believe in angels, and 46 percent of the group believe they have a personal guardian angel. There’s not any scientific evidence for angels, naturally. The only “evidence” we have because of their presence is the long spiritual tradition, stories in the Bible and also the numerous anecdotes, like the one above, from people who think these spiritual beings have influenced their own lives. In the end, angels are an issue of religion, and lots of believers have offered their views about which a guardian angel’s role could be in a individual’s life and even how you can enlist their aid.
WHAT ARE GUARDIAN ANGELS?
Guardian Angels are regarded as spiritual beings that are “assigned” to assist people here on Earth in a variety of ways. Whether there’s one angel per person, 1 angel for several people or several angels for a single person is open to question. But if you think in them or not, or whether you want one or not, believers insist that you do have a guardian angel.
What is their mission? According to “Encounters of the Angelic Kind” in Future365 (now defunct), “they intercept at many junctures in our lives and help wherever they can to make our lives run smoothly.
Sometimes this is by inspiring a thought to spur us into action, at others, it is to lend us super-human strength, such as in the case of a woman being able to lift a car long enough to free her trapped child. In fact, there are many instances, which are often put down to luck, coincidence or even a miracle, but which have the touch of a hand of light behind it.”
So why not angels come to a individual’s aid every time it’s asked for? Sometimes, the article asserts, “angels must stand back, whilst giving loving support only, as we work things out for ourselves – these are the times when we feel alone, the dark before dawn.”
HOW DO WE KNOW ANGELS ARE THERE?
Even people who believe in the existence of angels concede that they rarely make a physical appearance. However, there are other ways guardian angels may make their presence known, they say.
“Some people say that they hear angelic sounds totally beyond human description,” according to the article “Angels” at Future365.
Sometimes angel energy may feel entirely different – like a sudden rush of air created by the passing by of an ‘angel on a mission’ at the speed of light. This is often noticed at times of impending disaster. At other times, simply an inexplicable presence is felt.”
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
Robert Graham, in his article “Angel Talk: Are You Listening”, indicates that we all have guardian angels which are willing to communicate with us, however, that the majority of the time we’re just too busy to listen to. If we are attentive, he states, and are willing to remain open for this communication, we can receive subtle messages that can help us in our everyday lives.
“If you want a clear and concise message from your angel,” Graham says, “you must ask a direct question. Your angel will always answer your questions. You must ask your question out loud. Clear, concise questions will get you clear, concise answers.
Answers will always be tangible and explicit, something you can put your hands on. The answers I’ve gotten I could pick up and examine. Asking a frivolous question will get you a silly answer. The universe will match your level of sincerity.”
Angels are always willing to assist us, based on Doreen Virtue in her article “Calling All Angels” on beliefnet, but we have to be inclined to take the help since we have free will.
“To ask for angelic assistance, you needn’t conduct a formal invocation ceremony,” Virtue says. The methods she suggests are likely to be much more familiar and comfortable to most people, such as:
1. Writing a letter to your guardian angel – spelling out your problem and your need
2. Visualizing – “see” protective angels around you in your mind’s eye
3. Call them mentally – think your plea to the angels
4. Speak aloud – state your case verbally
“Connect with Your Angel” indicates still another method: meditation. Be aware of your breathing… Let your body become limp and relaxed. Now just be. No doing. Only being. Wait in peace. Be aware of what happens. It may not seem much at first. Be patient. Subtle changes will occur. You may see light, colors or form. You may be aware of a presence. You may feel tingling sensations. You may feel emotion. You will feel love.”
You’ll find even more tips for making contact with your guardian angel at “5 Hot Tips for Tuning into Angels,” which details the way you are able to ask or invoke, use stillness for clear reception, use “heart sensing,” pay them by sending them love, and maintain harmony in your aura and home atmosphere.
Is all this only superstitious folly? Is the idea of guardian angels a human invention designed to help individuals cope with difficult problems? Or are they aliens? The issue cannot be demonstrated or disproved definitively. Maybe only your faith or expertise can determine their truth for you. If you believe you have had an experience or experience with an angelic being, please write and tell me about it. Your true story is going to be included in a future article.