I listened to a song called “Calling All Angels” this morning because of a theme I’ve been considering. The song was written from the standpoint of someone who is looking for assistance from the angels, not seeing themselves in that light. Because of Daphne Bramlett’s beautiful chant this morning, I just heard another call to all angels from someone who does know.
I looked up the definition and the etymology of angel. Apparently it comes from the Greek word angelos, which means “messenger”—which, not coincidentally, is what emissary also means. A definition of the word that resonates for me is “a spiritual being that serves especially as a messenger from God or as a guardian of human beings.”
I was giving some consideration to this question: How consistently and deeply have I taken that on board, that I am an angel, I am an emissary, and that my world is calling out for that? It’s not calling out for a light that blinks on and off. Wreckers in England used to use the method of placing a light on the rocks, masquerading as a lighthouse. Then, when ships would be deceived by that light, they would wreck themselves on the rocks and be plundered. I don’t need to belabor the point—I think you can see what I mean by that! There needs to be a steady light leading to safety. There needs to be a constant, strong light. That is the way of Love.
There is room for gentleness and sweetness in the midst of all of the other attributes of love. At the other end of the spectrum, what Daphne was exhibiting was the power of that, the strength of that, and that’s needed too. It’s really needed.
And there’s been, I believe, a tendency to be careful so as not to overwhelm people. Well of course we don’t want to impose and we don’t want, in our zeal, to chase people away, thinking they’re dealing with fanatics. But when we’re with a group of people who acknowledge already that we are in heaven, which is the dwelling place of angels, do we need to be that careful? Or can we just say it the way we feel it? And sometimes “saying it” comes with a lot of power. Can we handle that?
And the other question I’d ask: And if not, why not? What are we afraid of? Change? Something showing up in us that needs to change? Possibly, and probably that’s true. But if we do downplay what it is we know, especially when we’re in the Temple of the Living God, as we have said, and we’re angels together, the danger is that we reach our comfort zones and stay there. Some delusion of comfort, by the way, I see as fear. Even if I’m fearful, it can be an experience I know, so I can stay there. That expression “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know” is an example of that kind of consciousness. There is still an unacknowledged government of fear going on. And by the way, that’s a statement, not a suggestion, because I know it’s true.
When I first came in touch with this ministry, in 1978, in my second meeting with the young Emissary woman I met, she said to me, “Do you know you’re an angel incarnate in human form?” And I said, “No.” But in saying no—while that was true at the time since I didn’t have a mental understanding of what it was she was talking about—something in me jumped. Something made sense. Something got grand. And something started to rescue me from where I was at that time.
So I’m wondering, are we setting the bar too low in our interactions with people? Of course, I’m not suggesting walking up to strangers and saying what I just said. That’s not helpful at all. But using our own intelligence, based in love, are we going to withhold what we know? Do we also want to keep examining what it is we think we know, just to make sure we’re still being authentic? Are we going to take responsibility for our part in this body of people with this grand mission? Or are we going to ride on the coattails of other people and nod sagely when wise things are said, and feel that that is all it takes to play our part?
When David Karchere, Ruth Buckingham and I were in England last year, there was a young man, Miguel Dean, whom you may not have heard of. I was very impressed with him, and I’ve stayed in touch with him since. He had what I would describe as a hell of a life, up to the point where an angel incarnate in human form—who did not describe himself that way; he described himself as a counselor—changed his life, just by being authentic and genuine and loving. And now Miguel is devoting his life to doing the same for others, especially young people. So I’d like to read something that recently came from him. He said:
I heard this quote yesterday from a lovely young person:
“Every snowflake will plead not guilty when questioned about the avalanche.”
This really got me thinking about the massive apathy and lack of commitment to change and addressing inequality and suffering and the meaningless destruction of the planet’s resources.
It seems a bit like this to me: You are either part of the problem or you are part of the solution.
By doing nothing, burying your head in the sand, working harder, drinking more alcohol, etc., you are part of the problem. By having the courage to see what is going on under our noses and taking small steps so that we do not conform through apathy and a sense of impotence, we become part of the solution.
We are all tiny snowflakes but when we unite we have the power of an immense avalanche. It’s up to us, each and every one of us.
Who are you?
Are you choosing to be part of the problem or part of the solution?
If you want to be part of the solution just ask yourself this:
What is one small thing that I can do today that will make a small difference and, if I continue to do it consistently, will make an even bigger difference?
Life is full of choices; you can read this post and go back to sleep or you can read this post and do something with Love.
Over to you…
I just loved that. And it’s so like this man. He is describing in his own words what it is I’m talking about too.
The thing is that when we do wake up, in my view it is not just a one-time deal; waking up is a series of deals. For example, every time I read something that I’ve read before, I wake up to something I had not seen before. That’s what I’m talking about. So if I wake up, am I waking up and saying, “Oh, that was nice—that was so nice,” and then roll over and go back to sleep again? Or am I allowing that to be something that impels me forward some more to wake up more and to assist in making some sense in this world that is insane?
The angel is not asleep; so the angel doesn’t go back to sleep. It’s these human capacities that need training, and if I stay awake for long enough I realize more and more that I am this angel in human form.
This is not a mental exercise for me. I’m saying it the way I perceive it, the way I know it for me, and the way I live my life, with all its glitches and whatever else goes on. That’s what I’m talking about, that there is no denial in me that I am an angel incarnate in human form. And there are many other angels on this planet who would long to hear that. I know that it’s true. I’ve proved it, so I know it’s true.
What about you?