There are angels all around us. They protect us and wage war over us. They watch the affairs of humans in awe. We are as mysterious to them as they are to us.
Unfortunately, most people do not understand the role of angels. We have been sold a cultural idea of a cute, fluffy angel with big cheeks, pillow wings, and Precious Moments tear drop eyes who flies around and plays a harp all day. This is far from the truth. Angels are fierce beings of light, warriors of the highest order, protectors of everything sacred.
Earth is a small planet in the vast spiritual and physical cosmos, but earth is a terribly important place. All the dark acts of humans here ripple as destructive tidal waves throughout the spiritual planes: the destruction and pollution of the environment, the massive cruelities of human trafficking, the fierce political and social inequalities, children going to bed hungry, and the black thunder of greed. The angels fight for restoration and healing.
There are angels who have fallen away from grace and given into the trappings of greed and power. These angels (the armies of satan, as the church proclaims but very little understands) whisper secrets of destruction and chaos into the ears of world leaders and evil people in high places. The dark beings violate spiritual laws of compassion and oneness, but they can never overcome the primary spiritual law of love. This is the theme and moral of all of our fantasy tales. Light and love will always triumph over darkness and hatred.
People talk about guardian angels and spirit guides. It is true that angels can fulfill these roles in our lives if we are open and ready to receive love and healing. Children, especially, in their innocence and purity, understand guardian angels. Many children have imaginary friends who are, in fact, real spiritual beings: angels, fairies, sprites. We call them “imaginary” as if they do not exist outside the mind, but a better understanding is that we can only access these beings through our imagination consciousness. Too often we lose our imagination consciousness as we grow up and adults in our lives tell us to stop daydreaming, stop playing around, and learn to live in the “real” world. Oh, the massive destruction of those words.
Don’t lose hope, though. Even as an adult you can reawaken to the angels and other beings of the spirit realm. They want to partner with humans for healing, both for individual healing and for communal healing of the entire human and natural world. You must receive the angels in a spirit of love, with no greed or longing for power or control.
This is the danger of the New Age idea of spirit guides. Many in the New Age community lust after money and power and the idea of “abundance,” but without love and connection to others. Abundance is a spiritual principle, and we are made to live in happiness, but this is supposed to be enjoyed in a shared human community where no one is suffering because of the “abundance” of another. I will write more on this topic in another post. When people with an impure heart contact angels as spirit guides, they will receive the advice of the fallen angels and the war grows even fiercer on earth.
But, if you are ready to follow a path of light and love, and you desire healing for yourself and for your neighbor down the street and the war-terrorized mother across the world, then you are ready to partner with your guardian angels. Be open and ready for the opportunity to serve others, in that way you may meet the angels and receive your own healing.
The Bible says,
Hebrews 13:1-31 Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. 2 Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! 3 Regard prisoners as if you were in prison with them. Look on victims of abuse as if what happened to them had happened to you.