ARCHANGELS AND ANGELS
is a saying ‘Always welcome a stranger, you may be
meeting an angel in disguise.’ This is a truism.
Throughout the ages, in every religious or spiritual belief
angels have walked amidst mankind to help, advise, protect
and lead us to the Light. They may be unseen messengers,
inhabiting the spirit world. Many are on the physical in
a physical body, dressed as befits the culture and country
The derivation of the word angel comes
from the Hebrew word (mal’akh) and Greek (angelos). The meaning is
There are many orders of angels. Some
work solely in and for the spirit world, whilst others work
for mankind and
our world. Guiding the angels are those known as archangels.
In other religions they are referred to as specific gods,
spirits, bodhisattvas, avatars, ancestors, asparas, ghandaravas,
deities, devas etc. All religions have their own concept
of a guardian angel.
Unfortunately, as our world progresses,
technology dulls the senses of mankind to the spiritual.
Many people refuse
to believe what they cannot see, saying that angels and
spirits do not exist. However, advanced medical technology
some people to experience a near-death state. They have
related seeing and hearing what they perceive as angels
time lapse betwixt life and death.
Whilst a guardian angel watches over our
physical welfare. Our soul guardian gathers all information
of our lives
for the Akashic records. Angels also try to help, inspire
advise us through our higher self. Unfortunately, many
individuals are unable to ‘tune in’ for this
help, or simply ignore it. There is a great sadness to
this, as in connecting
with ones guardian angel there is an indirect link to the
Creator. A guardian angel and soul guardian work together
for the individual.
See section Guides
To attune to ones guardian angel can be
literally a life-saving or life- altering experience. Mistakes
are often avoided;
we meet people ‘not by chance’ but by design.
Often there is work to do for mankind, with the one met,
or it may simply be karmic. These meetings are already
planned prior to re-birth.
Socrates stated: God does
not deal directly with man; it is by means of spirits that
of gods with men, both in waking life and in sleep, is
In the Old Testament, angels acted as
messengers of Yahweh, aided the prophets and revealed God’s word to mankind,
they were seen as the heavenly hosts that fought the powers
of evil. There are seven archangels mentioned in the Old
Testament. The four most important are named. Michael,
warrior leader of the heavenly army; Gabriel, the messenger;
God’s helper; and Uriel, Light of God, angel of prophecy.
Gabriel was the archangel referred to as Angel
of the Lord.
The three less known archangels are Haniel, Raguel and
There are ten archangels of importance in the Hebrew tradition.
The angel closest to God, he
is the link between the Divine and mankind.
Wisdom personified and Angel
Angel of Contemplation
Chief of the Dominions (this
refers to spiritual dominions).
The Angel of Benevolence and Mercy and Justice.
The adversary who represents the
severity of God. A chief of the seraphim
and leader of 12,000 angels of destruction. Also Angel
Sun in Splendour, chief of the
heavenly host, Angel of the Presence, Angel
Of Righteousness, Angel of Mercy. Warrior leader of the heavenly army.
Angel of Repentance.
Chief of the ‘brilliant beings of Light’.
Angel of Healing, of the world
and all mankind, Angel of Compassion and
The Prince of Justice and chief
of the kerubim (chariots). Angel of Mercy,
Angel of Vengeance, Angel of Death and Angel of Revelation.
Twin brother of Metatron.
He ensures that the prayers of the faithful ascend to God.
He is the Guardian Angel of Earth and engaged in
ceaseless combat with Samael.
There are also
the fallen angels. The best
known to mankind is the Archdemon Satan, chief of fallen
angels and the Angel of
Death. He was once one of the greatest angels, a leader of the seraphim
before his descent.
Because of the spiritual knowledge and power that he has known, he remains
a great power for evil. Other fallen angels are Lucifer, once a Light Bearer;
Beelzebub, Leviathan, Azazel, Rehab. There are others less well known.
All is not peace in the spiritual world. There is a perpetual
war between the
powers of Light and Dark. It should be remembered that
each soul adds Light or Dark
according to his/her deeds, not just on the physical, but also in the spiritual
There are Nine Celestial Orders of Angels
Seraphim are the highest order of angels.
God’s grace flows through the
seraphim to the angels below, dispelling darkness and purifying the universe.
Cherubim are God’s record keepers and guardians of His glory. They are
the charioteers of God and bearers of His throne.
Thrones consider how God’s decisions should manifest and bring about
justice according to the universal laws.
Dominions decide what needs to be done
to accomplish God’s needs, and
regulate the duties of angels to ensure the universe works as it should.
Virtues draw on God’s force to work miracles on earth. They bestow grace
and valour on the worthy ones.
Powers keep order in the universe and
the demons from destroying the world.
Principalities watch over all nations
and attempt to advise and inspire the leaders to make wise
and good decisions.
Archangels look after the affairs of mankind,
acting as intermediaries between the Spirit world and the
human race. They act as guardian angels to leaders
of world movements. As leaders of almost every country has the power to destroy
humanity and change the world we live in, archangels are assigned to them
to try and advise or inspire them to take the correct course.
This is done by
(thought). However, all is Free Will and as we see only too clearly, even
archangels are limited in their ability and authority.
Angels include guardian angels. They are
assigned to every human being at the time of his or her
birth. Angels of this order assist every aspect of
in the universe. They are beings of light and total love.
Many people can recall what they describe
as ‘divine intervention’ in
their lives when in danger, and this manifests when the individual’s time
on the physical is not yet over. Sometimes the person who is in danger, hears
an urgent ‘voice’. This is neither male nor female in tone. Sometimes
they are warned by telepathy. However, there are cases which are much more
dramatic. Normally, angels are not visible to our eyes, but occasionally they
as in the story below.
Many years ago I met a man who had been
cut off from the beach by quick sand. He had been swimming
in the sea in an area unknown to him. He swam back to
a part of the beach known by locals as treacherous, but the man himself,
to the area, was not to know this. When he stopped swimming and tried to
stand up, he found himself literally drowning in sand. He
was being sucked into the
sea so quickly that he was already waist high in sand when he was suddenly
aware of the figure of a man by his side who lifted him out of the water,
whilst apparently ‘standing’ himself.
He then carried him to the beach. The stranger placed the man on the grassy
dunes, smiled and simply disappeared. The rescued man was once an agnostic,
but is convinced
that he was saved by an angel. There were no footprints in the sand in any
direction, and no sign of any human being having been present.
I am sure that many people could recount
similar stories. Certainly there have been many tales told
of pedestrians almost being killed by an on-coming vehicle
feeling themselves being pushed out of the way, by an unseen hand.
Intuition is not a angel or guide speaking
to you, but trusting your own higher self. This too can make
the difference between life and death. It is therefore
necessary to develop intuition if you wish to become attuned and hear an
angel or guide speak or communicate with you. An intuitive
thought or feeling will
have an absolute certainty about it. This occurs whether it is a joyous or
sad event. For instance, many are able to intuit when a woman is a few days
at such an early stage, she may not personally know of her happy condition.
Others know intuitively when someone is seriously ill or when death is imminent.
Some people confuse the difference between
their guides and their deceased loved ones. During meditation,
or following a bereavement, a longing to be
someone they deem ‘lost’ can lull people into believing that their
mother/father or lost child is constantly with them. Whilst this can and does
happen, it is also likely to be an awareness of their guide, who aware of the
distress, will be trying to surround the person with soothing influences. Those
who have passed over to spirit have to distance themselves from the earth plane
at sometime. This does not prevent them from making ‘visits’ to
their loved ones on the physical. It should be noted that guides are often
who we have known in other lifetimes, rather than the present one.
As mentioned in the section (see
usually only one guardian angel is allotted to
an individual, but in cases where people have a great deal of responsibility,
for mankind, they will have a team of spirit helpers. These are not necessarily
Guides and angels try to show us that
we are worthy of love-even when we carry burdens of guilt
for past misdeeds, they are always patient, loving and compassionate.
They give us endless hope.
Guardian angels help us find our soul mates and or twinned
souls when on the physical. They guide our steps as well
as our thoughts to places where we might
meet. As all is free will, we can ignore ‘the plan’ we undertook
prior to re-birth. We may choose our own partners, falling in love perhaps
many times and often experiencing disastrous relationships. However, no experience
is wasted. That which is perceived as disastrous also teaches karmic lessons.