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Angels

The function of Angels is to provide us with our spiritual and emotional needs. Basically
speaking, they take care of us. Angels work primarily on the emotional plane, but once we're
open to them, we can feel their presence around us all the time.

~ Who are the "Specialty" Angels?


~ What do Angels look like?
~ Do we pray to Angels?
~ How do I contact my Angels?
~ What are Fallen Angels?
~ How to construct an Angel altar.

Who are the "Specialty" Angels?


There are many wonderful and beautiful done books and websites that list Angels by name and tell their specialty.
These books can be found on the Suggested Reading page. It was not my intention to create a website with "lists" of
Angels from these books. I don't want to lead people to believe that if they can't remember the name of an Angel
that specializes in a particular area, then they can't ask for help. You can call out to any Angel for assistance and
one will come. It's through communication and contact that you may discover what your Angels are better at. An
Angel that may "specialize" in something for me, won't necessarily be the Angel that would work best for you. It's
through communication and contact with your Angels that you find the one that works best for you in any given
situation.

What do Angels look like?


Angels are neither male nor female, but they are often referred to as he or she. They do not have a human form
because they are made up of energy, love and light. But Angels will project themselves to us in a manner we are
most comfortable with which means we often see them as human. If they have a message to give us, they may even
come to us in the form of a departed loved one, so as not to scare us. Other ways Angels appear to us is through
lights, colors, sounds, feelings, and scents.

Do we pray to Angels?
Angels do not want to be worshipped, they do not want us to pray to them as we pray to the God we worship, but we
can't expect guidance from them unless we ask for it. God has given all of us free will and Angels are not permitted
to interfere with that unless specifically being asked (unless there is an emergency and a possibility of our dying
before our time). To contact Angels, all you need to do is talk. It's as simple as that, just as you would to a friend.
There is nothing you can't discuss with Angels. They see everything, so you're able to discuss anything with them.
Nothing is too small or trivial for Angels, they're here to guide and help you and it makes them happy when you
think of them.

How do I contact my Angels?


It is very simple to contact your Angels. All you need to do is call them. Many people choose to construct an
altar, meditate, light candles, burn incense... there's as many ways to contact Angels, as there are people. It's all
personal preference. Even though these techniques may set the stage, make you more comfortable and make the
Angels feel welcomed, this is not necessary. All you need to do is call out to them. It doesn't have to be in words,
all it needs to be is a thought "Angel, I need your help." They always come. If you open yourself up to their energy,
you will feel their presence.

Once you feel your Angels, ask them questions. Let your mind go blank and allow anything to flow, don't try to
make it happen. You may want to keep a journal and write down anything that comes to mind. There are many
ways to communicate with your Angels, no one way is better than the other. It depends on what is comfortable for
you. Some people meditate, while others choose to communicate through dreams. Some people actually hear the
Angels talking to them, while others "feel" what the Angels are saying. Experiment and find what works best for
you.

You'll soon be able to identify your Angels by the way they "feel". Each Angel has a different energy, just like
humans. You may be able to feel their size or color, you may be able to tell how they smell, or how they sound.
Again, no one way is better than the other, it's how the Angels choose to communicate with you and what's easiest
for you to comprehend.

With time you'll know which Angel is helping you and from there you'll know what your individual Angels
"specialize" in. This was the way I realized my Angel Magda was good at finding lost objects. Every time I turned
to my Angels for assistance to help me find things, I came to realize it was Magda who always helped. Now, if I'm
looking for something, I simply say "Magda, can you help me find..." It's not necessary, but it makes the
communications a little more personal.

What are Fallen Angels?


Fallen Angels are those Angels who rebelled against God and have "fallen" from grace and the presence of God.
There are many theories as to how these Angels fell from grace, but there is nothing written as to why this happened,
except for a brief passage in Genesis 6, where the sons of God (Angels) "saw the daughter of men... and took them
wives". But this explanation was dismissed when it was determined that Angels were androgynous, being neither
distinctly male nor female.

The chief of the fallen Angels was Satan, one of God's highest Angels. He led a revolt against God and was
banished from heaven, along with his followers which is said to be a third of all the Angels. Satan was driven from
Heaven by the Archangel Michael and the Angels of light, and cast into hell. Other names given Satan have been
Prince of Darkness, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Devil, Samael, Mastema, Beliel Duma, Azazel, Mephistopheles, and Iblis.

How to construct an Angel altar.


Angel altars are not necessary and they're not used to pray to Angels, they give you a designated space that is set
aside only for you and your Angels. It doesn't have to be anything elaborate, it can be a book shelf or a small table
in a corner of the room. But you want it to be somewhere you are comfortable. Where you're able to relax, meditate
and speak to your Angels. No one can tell you exactly what to put on your altar. Put things that mean something to
you, something that reminds you of your Angels. A pretty table cloth or place mat, stones, candles, incense,
figurines of Angels, flowers, an Angel journal, a feather, a tabletop waterfall. Anything that feels good to you in
that place is what should be there.

Once you have your altar all together, dedicate it as an Angel altar. Do not lay keys on it or allow it to get cluttered.
Be respectful of your space. Call Angels to your altar and always make it a welcoming place for them.

Archangels
All Archangels end with the "el" suffix. "El" meaning "in God" and the first half of the name meaning what each
individual Angel specializes in. Archangels are able to be in many places at one time. You never have to feel that
your "problem" isn't important enough to bother them with. That is what they're there for, to help you grow *. The
most popular Archangels are Michael, Raphael, Gabriel and Uriel who are depicted in the Christian Bible. There is
a debate as to the name of the other Archangels. In the eighth century, the Christian Church became alarmed at the
rampant adoration of Angels by the Christian community. For some unknown reason, in 745 A.D. under Pope
Zachary, a Roman council ordered seven Angels removed from the ranks of the Church’s recognized Angels,
two of them being Archangels Uriel and Raguel. This website recognizes there are many Archangels, and there's
much debate to who they are and how many there actually are, but we've listed the seven Judeo-Christian
Archangels as:
Michael Raphael Gabriel Uriel Chamuel Jophiel Raguel
Additional Archangels
* Remember when you make your requests to an Archangel, they are not able to interfere with your karma.

Judeo-Christian Archangels
Meaning - "Who is like God", "Like unto God", "Who is like the Divine"
Michael
The first Angel created by God, Michael is the leader of all the Archangels and is in
Also known: charge of protection, courage, strength, truth and integrity. Michael protects us
Beshter physically, emotionally and psychically. He also oversees the lightworker's life
Mika'il purpose. His chief function is to rid the earth and its inhabitants of the toxins associated
with fear. Michael carries a flaming sword that he uses to cut through etheric cords and
Sabbathiel protects us from Satan and negative entities. When he's around you may see sparkles or
flashes of bright blue or purple light. Call on Michael if you find yourself under psychic
attack or if you feel you lack commitment, motivation and dedication to your beliefs,
courage, direction, energy, vitality, self-esteem, worthiness. Michael helps us to realize
our life's purpose and he's invaluable to lightworkers helping with protection, space
clearing and spirit releasement.

Michael conquered the fallen Angel Satan, was in the Garden of Eden to teach Adam
how to farm and care for his family, spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai and in 1950 he was
canonized as Saint Michael, "the patron of Police Officers," because he helps with
heroic deeds and bravery. Michael also has an incredible knack for fixing electrical and
mechanical devices, including computers and automobiles. If your automobile breaks
down, call on Michael.

Michael helps us to follow our truth without compromising our integrity and helps us to
find our true natures and to be faithful to who we really are. Other times when you may
find Michael helpful is when your job is too demanding with impossible deadlines to
reach, when you have an addiction, if you're very ill and suffering from a degenerative
disease or terminal illness and when you suffer from nightmares

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Meaning - "Healing power of God", "The Divine has healed", "God heals"
Raphael
Hebrew word rapha means "doctor" or "healer". Raphael is a powerful healer and
Also known: assists with all forms of healing - humans and animals. He helps to rapidly heal body,
Labbiel mind and spirit if called upon, as in the biblical story of Abraham and the pain he felt
after being circumcised as an adult. You may call upon Raphael in behalf of someone
else, but he can't interfere with that person's free will. If they refuse spiritual treatment,
it can't be forced.

The chummiest and funniest of all Angels, Raphael is often pictured chatting merrily
with mortal beings. He's very sweet, loving, kind and gentle and you know that he's
around when you see sparkles or flashes of green light.

Part of Raphael's healing work involves spirit releasement and space clearing. He often
works with Michael to exorcise discarnate entities and escort away lower energies from
people and places.

As well as a healer, Raphael is known as the "Patron of Travelers" because of his help
with Tobias and his travels. Call upon Raphael when you are traveling, to assure safe
travel. In addition, he assures that all your transportation, lodging and luggage details
go miraculously well. Raphael also helps with inward spiritual journeys, assisting in
searches for truth and guidance.

Raphael taught Tobias how to make balms and ointments from a fish which cured
Tobias' father blindness. Raphael can be called upon to help healers such as doctors,
therapist and surgeons. Call on Raphael if you're a student entering the healing field and
you're looking for the right school and/or are in need of help with studies, as well as
getting the time and money for school. He also assists with establishing healing
practices when your schooling is finished. Raphael not only helps you to heal from
physical, emotional and mental pain, he also heals wounds from past lives.

Other areas Raphael helps with is finding lost pets, reducing and eliminating addictions
and cravings, clairvoyance, bringing unity to your life, if you feel out of touch with your
spirituality, if you've lost a partner and/or your soul/body doesn't feel "whole".

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Meaning - "Strength of God"; "The Divine is my strength"; "God is my strength"


Gabriel
The only Archangel depicted as female in art and literature, Gabriel is known as the
Also known: "messenger" Angel and is one of the four Archangels named in Hebrew tradition and is
Abruel considered one of the two highest-ranking Angels in Judeo-Christian and Islamic
Jibril religious lore. Apart from Michael, she is the only Angel mentioned by name in the Old
Testament. She is a powerful and strong Archangel, and those who call upon her will
Jiburili find themselves pushed into action that leads to beneficial results.
Serafili
Gabriel can bring messages to you just as she did to Elizabeth and Mary of the
impending births of their sons, John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth. If you are
considering starting a family, Gabriel helps hopeful parents with conception or through
the process of adopting a child.

Contact Gabriel if your third eye is closed and your spiritual vision is therefore blocked.
If you wish to receive visions of Angelic guidance regarding the direction you are going
in. If you wish to receive prophecies of the changes ahead. If you need help in
interpreting your dreams and vision.

Gabriel helps anyone whose life purpose involves the arts or communication. She acts as
a coach, inspiring and motivating artists, journalist and communicators and helping
them to overcome fear and procrastination.

Gabriel also helps us to find our true calling. Ask for Gabriel's guidance if you have
strayed from your soul's pathway, if you wish to understand your life plan and purpose.
She can also help if you can find no reason for being or if changes are ahead and you
need guidance. If you are contemplating a house move, major purchase or thinking of
changing careers.

Call Gabriel if your body is full of toxins and needs purifying and if your thoughts are
impure or negative and need clearing and cleansing. Gabriel is also very helpful for
women who have been raped or sexually assaulted and feel dirty as well as being under
psychic attack or if you feel that you have absorbed someone else's problems.

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Meaning - "God is light", "God's light", Fire of God"


Uriel
Uriel is considered one of the wisest Archangels because of his intellectual information,
practical solutions and creative insight, but he is very subtle. You may not even realize
he has answered your prayer until you've suddenly come up with a brilliant new idea.

Uriel warned Noah of the impending flood, helped the prophet Ezra to interpret mystical
predictions about the coming Messiah and delivered the Cabal to humankind. He also
brought the knowledge and practice of alchemy and the ability to manifest from thin air,
as well as illuminates situations and gives prophetic information and warnings. All this
considered, Uriel's area of expertise is divine magic, problem solving, spiritual
understanding, studies, alchemy, weather, earth changes and writing. Considered to be
the Archangel who helps with earthquakes, floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, natural
disaster and earth changes, call on Uriel to avert such events or to heal and recover in
their aftermath

In the eighth century, the Christian Church became alarmed at the rampant and
excessive zeal with which many of the faithful were revering Angels. For some
unknown reason, in 745 A.D. under Pope Zachary, a Roman council ordered seven
Angels removed from the ranks of the Church’s recognized Angels, one of them
being Uriel.

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Meaning - "He who sees God", "He who seeks God"


Chamuel
The Archangel of pure love, Chamuel can lift you from the depths of sorrow and find
Also known: love in your heart. Chamuel helps us to renew and improve existing relationships as
Camael well as finding our soul mates. He works with us to build strong foundations for our
Camiel relationships (as well as careers) so they're long-lasting, meaningful and healthy. You'll
know he's with you when you feel butterflies in your stomach and a pleasant tingling in
Camiul your body.
Camniel
Cancel If there's a breakdown of your relationship, if you cling to your relationships and don't
Jahoel allow your companion the freedom to be able to express themselves freely, call on
Kemuel Chamuel for guidance and support. The other areas you can Chamuel can help is if you
Khamael need to strengthen a parent-child bond, if you're unable to feel love for yourself or
others, if your heart has hardened and is full of negative emotions, if you have lost
Seraphiel someone close through death or separation, if you and your children have experienced a
Shemue divorce, if your heart is blocked with depression, hopelessness and despair, if you feel
lonely and broken hearted, if you need to be loved, if you are judgmental and cynical or
if you don't appreciate the love that you have in your life.

Chamuel can also help with world peace, career, life purpose and finding lost items.
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Meaning - "Beauty of God"


Jophiel
Jophiel was the Angel present in the Garden of Eden and later watched over Noah’s
Also known: sons. The Archangel of art and beauty, he is the patron of artists, helping with artistic
Iofiel projects, thinking beautiful thoughts, to see and appreciate beauty around us. Helping to
Iophiel create beauty at home and at work, Jophiel is the Archangel for interior decorators. He
illuminates our creative spark by giving us ideas and energy to carry out artistic
Jofiel ventures. He also helps us to see the beauty in all things, including people.
Zophiel
As well as helping our creativity, Jophiel helps us to slow down and smell the roses.
Call on him if you need joy and laughter in your life or if you feel you’ve lost the
light in your life. He will also help if your soul is sleeping and needs awakening and if
you wish to awaken a deeper understanding of who you are and seeking a connection
with the higher self, so that you may take your first steps along your spiritual pathway.

You know Jophiel is at work if you are searching for answers to the questions in your
life and wish the greater wisdom to be revealed to you, and all of a sudden you
experience flashes of insight in which everything suddenly becomes clear.

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Meaning - "Friend of God"


Raguel
Referred to as the Archangel of Justice and Fairness, Raguel oversees all the other
Also known: Archangels and Angels. He watches over them to make sure they’re working well
Akrasiel together in a harmonious and orderly fashion according to Divine order and will.
Raguil
Rasuil Raguel is the Archangel for the underdog. Call on him for help when you need to be
empowered and respected. He helps to resolve arguments, helps with cooperation and
Rufael leads to harmony in groups and families. Raguel defends the unfairly treated, and
Suryan provides support with mediation of disputes.

In the Revelation of John, Raguel is referred to as an assistant to God in the following


account: "Then shall He send the Angel Raguel, saying: Go and sound the trumpet for
the Angels of cold and snow and ice, and bring together every kind of wrath upon them
that stand on the left."

Despite his exalted position, for some unexplained reason Raguel was reprobated in 745
A.D. by the Roman church (along with some other high-level Angels, including Uriel).
At this time Pope Zachary described Raguel as a demon who "passed himself off as a
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Other Archangels
Ariel means "lion of God" and is often associated with lions. When Ariel is near you,
Ariel you may begin seeing references to or visions of lions around you. Ariel is also
Cabalistic associated with the wind. Found in books of Judaic mysticism and Cabalistic, Ariel
works closely with King Solomon in conducting manifestation, spirit releasement and
Divine magic.

Ariel also oversees the sprites, the nature Angels associated with water. Ariel is
involved with healing and protecting nature, including animals, fish and birds. If you
find an injured bird or other wild animal that needs healing, call upon Ariel for help.
Ariel also works closely with Raphael to heal animals in need.

Although he is described as a member of the Angelic hierarchy, he is also at times


placed among the evil Angels as one of the fallen Angels who are routed by the stern
and obedient seraph Abdiel during the war in heaven.

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The much feared Angel of death in both Islamic and Hebrew lore, Azrael’s name
Azrael means “whom God helps.” Azrael’s primary role is to help people cross
Hebrew, Muslim over to Heaven at the time of physical death. He comforts people prior to their
physical passing, makes sure they don’t suffer during death and helps them
assimilate on the other side. Working as a grief counselor, he surrounds grieving
family members with healing energy and helps them cope and thrive, and absorbs their
pain.

Azrael has eyes and tongues exactly equal to the number of people inhabiting the
world. Each time he blinks one of his eyes, it signifies that another person has died.
Azrael also keeps track of the dying by recording the births of the living and erasing
the names of those who have died.

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Camael, his name meaning "he who sees God", he is listed as one of the seven truly
Camael powerful Angels who have the great honor of standing in the very presence of God.
Cabalistic Originally the God of War in Druid mythology, he is frequently referred to as the ruler
of the planet Mars, as well as one of the governing Angels of the seven planets.

In Cabalistic lore he is considered one of the ten Archangels. According to Jewish


custom, Camael serves as the mediator, taking prayers of Israel before the Angelic
princes residing in the seventh heaven.

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Haniel's name means "the grace of God" and is generally credited with the title of
Haniel prince or chief of the Angelic orders or choirs of the principalities and virtues. For this
Babylonian, Cabalistic reason, Haniel is listed in some lists as one of the seven Archangels. Some Cabalistic
texts credit Haniel as escorting Enoch to the spirit world where he was transformed
into the Angel Metatron, being on of the only two humans to ever become Angels (his
brother Elijah being the other).
Haniel helps us to uncover the lost secrets of natural healing remedies such as potions,
powders and crystals. He will help you with whenever you need to speak in public and
helps you to remain poised and centered. You can also call on Haniel to help bring
beauty, harmony and loving friends into your life.

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In ancient Judaic texts, Jeremiel is listed as one of the seven core Archangels, his name
Jeremiel meaning ("mercy of God" or "whom God sets up"). He is credited with helping
Ramiel Baruch, a prolific author of apocryphal Judaic texts in the first century A.D., with his
prophetic visions. It is also said that he took Baruch on a tour of the different levels of
Heaven. The coming of the Messiah was one of Jeremiel's visions.

Jeremiel is that Archangel who review's our lives with us after we've crossed over. He
is also able to do this for us while we're still living, helping us to review our life up till
now so we can correct the wrongs we've done by making positive adjustments.
Through this, he's able to help us make life changes, making us stronger and lead us to
the right path.

Jeremiel also helps us with clairvoyance and prophetic visions, and helps us to interpret
psychic dreams.

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One of the only two Archangels whose name does not end in "el" and one of the only
Metatron two Archangels who were humans before becoming Angels (his brother
Judaic, Cabalistic Elijah/Sandalphon being the other). His human name was Enoch. The meaning of
Metatron is unclear, but some believe it means "he who occupies the throne next to the
Divine throne", "the Angel of the Presence" or that his name is a derivation of the name
Yahweh, the Jewish term for the unspoken sacred name of God.

One of the most important Angels in the Western tradition, he represents the supreme
Angel of death, to whom God daily gives orders as to which souls will be taken that
day. Metatron transmits these orders to his subordinates Gabriel and Sammael.

On earth Enoch was a prophet and scribe. He was also a scholar on heavenly secrets,
having received "The Book of the Angel Raziel", a textbook about God's workings
penned by Archangel Raziel and given to Adam, Noah, Enoch and Solomon. As a
result, God escorted Enoch directly to the seventh Heaven - the highest level - to reside
and work. Enoch was given wings and transformed into a great Archangel named
Metatron.

Since Metatron excelled at his work on earth, he was given a similar job in Heaven to
scribe the records of everything that happens on earth and keep the Akashic records,
which is the "Book of Life". He is the chief recorder in Heaven and in charge of
recording and organizing all the records. He helps us understand Heaven's perspective
and to learn how to work with the Angelic realm.

He has a special place in his heart for children, especially those who are spiritually
gifted. After the Exodus, Metatron led the children of Israel through the wilderness and
into safety. He continues to lead children today, both on Earth and in Heaven and helps
them to adjust to Heaven after crossing over.

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Raziel works very closely with the Creator and its believed he knows all of the secrets
Raziel of the Universe and how it operates. He wrote down all of these secrets in a tome of
Judaic, Cabalistic symbols and Divine magic called "The Book of the Angel Raziel". After Adam and
Eve were expelled from Eden, Raziel gave Adam the book for guidance about
manifestation and God's grace. Later the prophet Enoch received the book prior to his
ascension and transformation into Archangel Metatron. Noah was also given a copy of
the book by Archangel Raphael and Noah used the information to build his ark and
help its inhabitants after the flood.

Raziel can help you understand esoteric material, manifestation principles, sacred
geometry, quantum physics and other high-level information. He can also open you up
to higher levels of psychic abilities and increase your ability to see, hear, know and feel
Divine guidance. Like a Divine wizard, Raziel can also assist you with alchemy,
clairvoyance, and divine magic.

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Only one of the two Archangels whose name doesn't end with an "el", Sandalphon is
Sandalphon the twin brother of Archangel Metatron. The twins are the only Archangels in Heaven
Judaic, Cabalistic who were originally mortal men. Sandalphon was the prophet Elijah and Metatron was
the wise man Enoch. God gave both men their immortal assignments as Archangels to
reward them for their good work upon Earth, allowing them to continue their sacred
service from Heaven.

Elijah's ascension occurred when he was lifted up to Heaven in a fiery chariot pulled by
two horses of fire, accompanied by a whirlwind, an even recorded in the second
chapter of the Book of 2 Kings.

Sandalphon's chief role is to carry human prayers to God so they may be answered.
He's said to be so tall that he extends from Earth to Heaven. Ancient Cabalistic lore
says that Sandalphon can help expectant parents determine the gender of their
forthcoming child and many also believe that he's involved with music as well.

Guardian Angels
Guardian Angels are like all other Angels, with one exception - they've been assigned to
stand by us throughout our life, through good and bad. Everyone is given at least two
Guardian Angels, some people, such as Lightworkers have more.

Your Guardian Angels know everything you've said, done or thought since the day you
were born. They are non-judgmental and they look forward to helping you when requested.

Getting in touch with your Guardian Angels.


Communicating with your Guardian Angel is not difficult. There's no magic formula, it
doesn't matter if you've done "wrong" or you don't go to church regularly - they just have to
be asked. Angels are not allowed to interfere in our lives and will not offer help unless asked (except for danger of
physical harm).

There are many ways to communicate with your Angels, no method is better than the other, it just depends on what
you're comfortable with. Contacting your guardian Angels is the same as contacting other Angels. All you need to
do is call them.

Many people choose to construct an alter, meditate, light candles, burn incense... there's as many ways to contact
Angels, as there are people. It's all personal preference. Even though these techniques may set the stage, make you
more comfortable and make the Angels feel welcomed, this is not necessary. All it needs to be is a thought "Angel,
I need your help." They always come. If you open yourself up to their energy, you will feel their presence.

Once you feel your Angels, ask them questions. Let your mind go blank and allow anything to flow, don't try to
make it happen. You may want to keep a journal and write down anything that comes to mind. What comes to you
may not make sense in the beginning, but as you review your journal, it will all fall into place. Some people
meditate, while others choose to communicate through dreams. Some people actually hear the Angels talking to
them, while others "feel" what the Angels are saying. Experiment and find what works best for you.

You'll soon be able to identify your Angels by the way they "feel". Each Angel has a different energy, just like
humans. You may be able to feel their size or color, you may be able to tell how they smell, or how they sound.
Again, no one way is better than the other, it's how the Angels choose to communicate with you and what's easiest
for you to comprehend.

With time you'll know which Angel is helping you and from there you'll know what your individual Angels
"specialize" in. This was the way I realized my Angel Magda was good at finding lost objects. Every time I turned
to my Angels for assistance to help me find things, I came to realize it was Magda who always helped. Now, if I'm
looking for something, I simply say "Magda, can you help me find..." It's not necessary, but it makes the
communications a little more personal.

Can departed loved ones be my Guardian Angel?

Angels have never been human, so your loved ones who have passed can not be your guardian Angel, but they can
be guardian spirits/spirit guides.

Evolution of Angels
Animism ~ Daimon ~ Zoroastrianism ~ Christianity

Animism
Before Angels, there was Animism which is believed to be the original religion of humankind. It's belief was that
spirits such as nature spirits, fairies, sprites, devas, elves and other elementals inhabit all things. It still exists today
in many tribal societies and the belief is growing among people in Western societies.

Daimons
When people needed a strong presence to watch over them, they turned to gods, goddesses, ancestors and great spirit
entities. Like Angels, they were charged to maintain harmony in the universe and serve as messengers between
heaven and earth. In the polytheistic religions, such as the religion of the ancient Greeks, the people worshipped a
pantheon of male and female deities.

The Greeks also believed in personal guardian spirits, known as their daimons. This was an inferior deity or
attending spirit and was assigned to each person. The Romans called it their genius. Plato and Socrates were two
great philosophers who were inspired by their daimons. The daimon was very much like our guardian Angels
except for the fact that a daimon could be classified as benevolent or malevolent, where as in the Christian belief, we
have guardian Angels and demons.

Zoroastrianism
Angels as we understand them in Western Christian society had their origins in the ancient Persian religion
of Zoroastrianism, an ancient religion during the Persian empires (559 BC to 651 AC) and was the most powerful
world religion at the time of Jesus Christ. It is one of the oldest monotheist religions and you can still find it being
practiced today, especially in Iran and India.

Christianity
Angels were embraced by Christianity like no religion before it, but the love of Angels came from the people and
not the church fathers. In the Middle Ages, there was an "Angel mania" with countless sightings of Angels and
saints. At this time there was a great acceptance of the idea of “visions”, especially in England and France. People
obsessed by Angels would have countless visions of Angels appearing to them and giving them advice. But people
soon became disillusioned by all the sightings along with the false sightings reported.

Today in the Christian countries of the West, people are again becoming more conscious of Angels. They are
exploring their spirituality and questioning beliefs they were raised with. They are turning to a more loving and
accepting concept of religion and the thought of a "Higher Being" or "Light" that watches over us all, regardless of
religion or beliefs.

Many religions believe in Angels - Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam all have their Angels and
hierarchy. Although I acknowledge the Angels from all the religions, focus will on the Judeo-Christian Angels and
the Dionysius Hierarchy of Angels.

Spirit Guides
Spirit Guides are much like Guardian Angels, except they've never been Angels.
Spirit Guides are spirits that have been with us through one or more of our lives. The
practice of Shamanism use animal Spirit Guides in their ceremonies.

What is Shamanism?
Shamanism is the oldest form of spiritual contact, predates all known religions and
might be the base of all religion was built upon, although shamanism itself is not a
religion. The main figure of shamanism is the shaman - the first priest in human
history, mediator between the world of peoples and world of spirits. Shamans are
healers, primarily of the soul and it accomplishes this through soul-retrieval,
extraction and restoring. Along with animal spirit guides, Shamans use spirits,
ancestor, and guides that dwell the Other World to accomplish their work.

How do I communicate with my Spirit Guides?


There are many ways to communicate with your Spirit Guides, no method is better
than the other, it just depends on what you're comfortable with.

Some people choose to meditate, others find it's easier to communicate through their
dreams, while other people write letters and others are able to just talk and have a
conversation as they would with a live person. Experiment to find what works best
for you. If you choose to communicate through your dreams, go to bed asking your
guides to come to you in your dreams and then ask that they assist you to remember
your dreams when you wake up. Make sure before you go to bed that you have paper
and pen at your bed side so you can write down your dreams. Don't even get out of
bed, you start forgetting your dreams as soon as you wake up.

Another way is to write your feelings down on paper. Write everything that is in your
heart, everything you want to say to your guides. Don't worry about other people
seeing what you write because when you're done, burn the letter. It's said that the
words of your letter are carried to the spiritual realm in the spoke.

Can loved ones who have passed be my Spirit Guides?


Spirit Guides are guides who are highly advanced and have been with us since birth or
longer. Loved ones who have passed away during our life are not our spirit guides,
but that doesn't mean they aren't with us. Often, loved ones will look down on us,
giving guidance and even protection in times of danger. It is possible for ancestors to
be spirit guides though.

Stories of Angel Encounters


Our email is flooded by so many stories from people you believe they have been
visited by Angels or deceased loved ones. We would like to share these stories with
others so they know they are not alone. If you have a story of an encounter with an
Angel or loved one, send it to us at stories@angelfocus.com and we will add it to the
page for all to enjoy. Your name will not be used unless you specifically ask.

Blessings and Love,


Angel Focus staff
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edit stories.

o Angel's on the Cliff


o Angel's Protective Cloak
o In the Hands of an Angel
o Angelic House Protection
o Consequences of Not Listening
o Angels, watch over my family
o No creature too small
o Visitor in the night
o Everything's going to be okay
o Concerned "Stranger"
o Survival in Vietnam
o Protection on the streets

Angel's on the Cliff: My grandma, mom and I were driving to BC for Easter and I
needed out of the car to run and play (I was about 6) we stopped at the Columbia Ice
fields and decided to go up for a walk. I was running ahead and my mom yelled for
me to slow down. Just as I turned to see where they were I saw my grandma fall and
start sliding towards a cliff. My mom caught her but they already had so much
momentum they weren’t stopping. We were all screaming at the top of our lungs but
there was no one around. As Grandma and Mom slid toward the edge of the cliff, two
men, who could barely speak English, in full climbing gear (that you don’t need for a
hike out there) appeared out of nowhere and grabbed my mom just as she was losing
grandma over the edge and lifted grandma like she was a feather. Both were battered
and beaten but alive. Just as they got to their feet I went running to them and as fast as
they were there, the two men were gone. I know who they were and mom and
grandma are pretty sure what happened them. We will always be grateful to these two
men/angels. Because of them, I didn't lose the only family I had.

Angel's Protective Cloak: One day in 1979, I was driving along Alameda and
Firestone in the City of South Gate California, when all of a sudden my headlights
went out, my muffler started to drag, making a lot of sparks and noise. I was headed
East at the time so I had to make a U turn to go back toward my home. My children
were with me at the time, a son 3 and a daughter age 6. They were both very scared
because it was a dark and scary area on the main street. The signs along the street
said "No Stopping Or Parking At Any Time". As I was making the U turn on
Firestone, I noticed that about a half a mile back, the light signal was red. I thought I
had enough time to park along side of the Firestone plant and get out. (It is a large
industrial building in the area) I told my children to hurry up and get out of the car
and wait along the side of the fence that surrounded the building. I was trying to
hurry and get out of the car myself , but it was too late, a large brown van hit me as I
was trying to get out from the drivers side of the car. I knew it was over for me!
Then all of a sudden I heard a strange swishing sound and I looked up and I was OK.
I couldn't believe it! The brown van pulled up in front of, or, I should say along side
of my car, and the people in the van asked me if I was OK. They too were shook up
at what just happened. I could not speak, I was in too much of a shock and they were
also. Their van went right through me. The noise I heard was definitely the sound of
"Angels Wings" covering me as the van went through me. I will never, ever, forget
that night! This happened right in front of my children who were screaming, because
they thought I was hit by the van.

In the Hands of an Angel: When I was 7 yrs. old my 5 yr. old cousin was very sick
and my parents would never tell me what was wrong. Years later I found out he had
cancer. My parents told me after he died not to talk about him. Everything was so
hush, hush and I was devastated and no one would tell me where Chetty went.
Whenever my family went there for visits; he'd always want me to go out and swing
with him.

After he died, we went to his house for a visit and I was so lonely, I decided to go
outside and swing. As I sat there remembering how it use to be, Chetty walked up to
me and an Angel was holding his hand. She had beautiful long blonde hair and was
dressed in a long white gown. She never said a word, just smiled, but Chetty looked
at me and said "I'm not in pain no more". He and the angel turned and walked until
they simply faded away.

Angelic House Protection: me and I told her that I had to go home. That something
was wrong and I had to go home. This lasted for about five minutes. Sharon would
not let me go and then suddenly the feeling left me. We looked at the time and it was
1:45 in the afternoon, the feeling left me at 1:52.

I finished out my day at work and as I drove up to my home there were several police
cars in my driveway. At exactly 1:40 pm that afternoon my husband who works out
of our home felt the need to go to the store. He left the house for ten minutes. While
he was gone five very aggressive men took an ax to our door, kicked it in and rip out
VCR's, TV's and several other items. They were caught and the police officer came
by the house with the men who were pointing out all the homes that they had robbed
in our neighbor. The officer said that if my husband had been home, they would have
hurt him or even killed him.
I feel that my guardian angel saved him by instilling the need to go to the store at that
exact time. He still does not know why he went that day. But I am thankful to my
angels for their help.

Consequences of Not Listening: This is another story that has a moral to it. Always
listen to your guardian angel! One morning as I woke up I heard a voice saying over
and over don't get on the boat, don't get on the boat. So I told my husband about it.
That day we were going boating with a friend who was bringing another friend that
we had not met yet with their own boat as well.

My husband and I talked about what I had heard and we made a decision to go met
with them on the beach, but not to get on any of the boats that day. However at the
end of the day after not getting on any of the boats, my friend talked me and my
husband into getting on the boat for just a ride only. We gave in and went.

While they were pulling a tuber in a double tube, the new ski rope, snapped. It
snapped because the tuber had fell off the tube and the boat driver who had been
drinking continued to drive the boat at over 30 mph even after we repeatedly yelled at
him to stop. The tube submerged and held fast in the water, the ski rope had an
estimated 4,000 pounds of pressure place on it and it snapped. At first everyone
thought someone was shooting at us. It sounded like two gun shots.

The first of the two gun shot sounds were when the rope snapped and the second
one, when it hit me in the head. It knocked me out and cause great bodily injury to
me. I am disabled now due to what happened. I wish I had listened to my guardian
angel.

So everyone out there don't make the mistake that I did. Listen to your guardian
angel. Even if you feel stupid or foolish, don't give in to other's wishes around you.
Let God lead the way for you through the guidance he gives you through your
guardian angels.

Angels, watch over my family: One of our sons, was going to a party to meet a
friend and my wife told him not to go; he said that he was going and left in the car; as
he was going down the highway, he felt angelic communications to the effect that he
should turn around; he did not pay attention and was wondering who was he talking
to? One exit before his required exit, he felt that someone turned the steering wheel
and took the car out that exit; he then felt, that he should listen, and returned home; he
relayed the story to us. We found out the next day, that there was a shooting at the
party and his friend was killed. I guess, his guardian angel kept him from possibly
being killed also. thank you Guardian Angel!

Another time, this same son, was going to meet a girlfriend in NC and his mother
again warned him not to go; it was winter and himself or the car were not prepared for
the journey. During that night, my wife had a vision, where she saw him stranded on
a dark NC roads, in the cold and freezing. Again, she sent his guardian angel and
other archangels to assist him. When he returned a few days later, my wife asked him
if anything had happened on the road, and because he knows of her gifts, he said Yes
and related to us this story. He had run out of gas on a dark road in the middle of the
night, and it was very cold, he did not want to stay in the car, so he started walking; a
big 16 wheeler came and told him that He WOULD TAKE HIM TO THE GAS
STATION, GET SOME GAS. He took him there, gave him a gas can and waited for
him, to return him to the car; as my son was putting the gas into his car, he turned
around to say THANK YOU and the truck and all had disappeared without a sound or
any loud noise from the truck engine. Another one of those angels in disguise.

Another son, was returning home late at night in his small sports car, when at a major
intercession, someone ran the light and plunged into his side. The car had one of those
iron cages that surround you; he looked in his rear view, as he was pinned very tightly
and saw someone who kept telling him: 'Don't loose faith, someone is already on the
way.' When the fire rescue people came, he told them that there was someone in the
back seat and they said that there was NO ONE THERE! He knew then that it was an
angel in disguise, keeping him from loosing his grip on the situation...saved his life!

No creature too small: One weekend I was away from home and found that my two
Jack Russell dogs were let out of the yard by someone leaving their gate open. These
dogs are like my children to me, we searched and looked all over for them. My heart
was torn into a million pieces, the tears would not stop. During our search on
Saturday, we came across a man walking his dog about 12:30 AM and we left him our
name and phone number. We continued our search through the night, but we didn't
find our doges.

On Monday I came across an email that shared Angelic information with naming
about 15 Angels. I called out to each one of them with tears streaming down my face
and demanded that I get my puppies back home safe and unhurt where they belong.
That Monday afternoon the man we ran into Saturday night called me and said he saw
a sign stating two Jack Russells were found and he gave me the phone number from
the sign. I immediately called the number and sure enough this wonderful family had
found my dogs and took care of them for the weekend. I believe in all my heart that
the Angels sent us in the direction of this man, for the Angels knew my heart was
broken and they were just waiting for the word from me to assist.

I know there are people suffering in this world and would think that loosing dogs is
nothing compared to the suffering of others but this was MY heartache and there is no
suffering too big or too small that the Angels wont help with, all you have to do is
reach out. I am living proof that they are, not just with returning my dogs but in other
areas of my life.

Visitor in the night: On night, about 3am in the morning I was woken by the most
beautiful feminine voice I ever heard.. She was saying over and over again "Angel
Fennety". I couldn't open my eyes, I fought and fought till eventual I did, and I let out
a bit of a scream due to the effort. As soon as my eyes opened her voice stopped, but
I knew exactly where she was moving in my room. I was covered in goose bumps
and felt quiet warm, I said to her "thank you for coming to see me, and that she can go
in peace". Shortly after that, the mood in my room changed and I could go back to
sleep.

The next morning when I woke up I saw the back of a figure in white, it took a couple
of steps and disappeared. It was not the same entity that came during the night, I had
no positive or negative feeling towards this one, it was just there.

Everything's going to be okay: I lost my son Justin 2 years ago to murder. Since he
was in High School, we would go round and around about him not bringing the car
home when he was supposed to. The night before Thanksgiving, I prayed for God to
give me a sign that Justin was ok and that I was doing the right things to bring the
people to justice and to keep his two children safe from harm. After dinner, my
husband went outside and our pickup was running, no one had been outside to start it.
I knew immediately that it was a sign from Justin that everything was fine and all
would be ok.
Concerned "Stranger": I was having a very tough day. Trying to stay sober and
deal with the loss of my true love and job at the same time. I begin to speak to my
higher power over a span of three months until one day I felt so helpless and
doubtful. I remember getting down on my knees begging for my creator to connect
with me so I would know that he was there and that I was truly not alone. That day I
saw seven rainbows at different times. What made me think the most was when a
stranger in a green car saw me parked on the road. I was crying and praying. He
pulled up next to my car, he said "I saw you here and wanted to see if you were
okay!" I said "Oh, yes I'm okay. He then asked again," Are you sure that you're
okay?" and again I replied "Yes". He then said "Okay, you have a great day."
Instantly it lifted my spirits and I smiled at him with tears in my eyes and told him to
have a good day too. As he was driving away we both looked at each other in the rear
view mirrors as if something told us to. As I was driving away it dawned on me that
what if he were an angel checking to see if I needed help. This person. who I've never
saw again, made me feel so happy and at ease. Just stopping to see if I was alright
was all I needed to know that my higher power had connected with me through a
stranger who I feel was an angel.

Survival in Vietnam: I don't know if this was an Angel or my father who had
recently passed, but I was stationed in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 at the time that the
United States was beginning to pull out of the country. I was a First Lieutenant in
charge of a 5 ton truck company running convoys to bring goods, equipment,
weapons, jet fuel and supplies to different bases in the lower three Corps.

I was assigned to bring an artillery company out of the mountains back to my base at
Long Bien. While leading the convoy on the road back to Long Bien, I felt a cool
breeze run up my back. We were in the sweltering jungle, there shouldn't have been a
cool breeze. I immediately felt that my convoy was to be ambushed down the road. I
halted the convoy in the middle of the jungle to review my ambush instructions with
the troops. We mounted our vehicles and proceeded down the road. Not 30 minutes
later, we were ambushed. Because we were aware of the possibility of the ambush
and were just recently prepared with instructions, we were able to get through it
without incident. We returned fire and drove back the Vietcong giving us the time to
escape the ambush zone. This happened 3 times in the year that I was there. I credit
this cool breeze for the survival of myself and my troops.
Protection on the streets: I was walking home from the hospital in the middle of the
night. My husband had almost died and I wasn't thinking of anything but him and
finally being able to go home and sleep. I unconsciously took the quickest way
home. This wasn't necessarily the safest route. The other streets were busier and
safer and that was the way I always walked, even in the daylight. All of a sudden I
felt a presence. It was a feeling like a mother gets when she "feels" exactly what her
children are doing behind her. I felt a large being who expanded huge wings and
wrapped them around me. It was a feeling of comfort I never felt before. Then I
realized the path I was taking home and the fact that I was standing in the middle of a
dark alley. I shudder to think what was down that alley that this being was protecting
me from.