Classic stories of angels portray them as inhabitants of the heavenly realms. But even in those stories, they sometimes appear in the human world. An angel heralded the birth of Jesus. On Easter morning, Mary Magdalene found two angels dressed in white sitting in the tomb where the body of Jesus had been lain.
Then there are the reports from people who see angels. And even the wildly popular TV show Touched by an Angel.
An angel is an individualized Divine Presence. It seems that few people entertain the possibility that angels not only visit the earthly realm through some kind of brief appearance. They come to Earth by incarnating in human form—as Earth Angels. And as the biblical saying goes, Some have entertained angels unawares.
I don’t think it is just some. It is practically everyone.
The Easter Story is of the coming forth of the angel, using that word to characterize the spiritual reality of Jesus. As the story goes, he came forth in what was supposed to be death. But that was the culmination of his coming forth through his entire life. His life story is of that emergence.
How does the angel come forth? If that phrase has real meaning and relevance to our life as human beings, what is that coming forth?
Imagine for a moment that what I am saying is true, that the inmost reality of us all is an individualized aspect of Divine Presence—an angel. And that most of us are entertaining the presence of the angel unaware. We’ve lost track of the reality that the angel is the most essential thing about us.
If this is so, what might it mean for the angel to come forth in life?
Remembering that the angel is, in essence, a spiritual reality, the coming forth of the angel is a spiritual event. It is the expression of the spirit of the angel into the world.
The implication of this for us, as human beings, is that the angel within us comes forth when we surrender to the spirit of the angel to allow that spirit to express through us. It is not by accident that we were designed to let exactly this transpire. So we surrender our human heart to the fire of the angel’s love, and that love enters the world. We offer our human mind to the angel’s light, and that light enters the world. We surrender our body to the life of the angel, and the glory of that life enters the world.
As the spirit of the angel enters the world, the Angel Presence is here.
Surrendering to that experience, we come to know that we are the angel.
I sometimes watch youtube movies in the early evening, it helps me unwind from the day’s work activities. There are so many fabulous documentaries on line, a feast indeed. So much to learn and discover.
This past week I noticed a new movie entitled “Witness from another world” and saved it for viewing at a later convenient time. Now as social media is programmed these days, another youtube popped up and it caught my eye. It contained Stories from people who have had ‘near-death’ experiences. These stories are not new to me, and I remember reading years ago about ‘The man who came back from tomorrow’. So, I peeped into this video and was reminded of the similarity and beauty of the heavenly stories that people tell on their return to Earth after their near-death experiences. Everyone seems to declare a deep transformation in consciousness and attitude unknown to them before the experience of visiting Universal Heaven.
Perhaps we don’t all need to undergo this forced surrender like some of these folk did, who died (for a short period )through various fatal accidents, and returned to tell their stories. I believe we can surrender while breathing and living through our days, surrendering to the ‘spirit of the angel’ so that this loving energy can express through us.
If we have lost track of the reality that the angel is the most essential thing about us, we have this golden opportunity to surrender and connect now.
This is simple and profound memory encoded into us. Let’s call forth the Angel in ourselves and all Angels in our creative fields. Let’s bring Heaven down here.
I was having my hair done, yesterday; I have a wedding to attend. I’ve been to Christopher over many years. As we chatted, he mentioned the book he keeps of his clients and of having a very good memory of people. He will peruse his book from time to time, and said it was amazing how this would elicit response for appointments.
I sat there, and thought – there is an Angel at work Christopher! You are tuning in to the people you love and care for in your business; and I am one of them!
This is how you manage your world with simple magic.
And when the Angel comes, you find a smile – a sign, a calling card; an appointment.