Angel comes from Angelos the Greek word for messenger
Angels are messengers from Spirit (or God) allowing us a greater understanding and connection to the higher Realms. Not only are angels messengers, they are also part of our consciousness, representing realms beyond thought and ideas. The human mind accepts information in the form of symbols and pictures, therefore the manifestation of consciousness in the form of Angels, enables us to communicate more clearly.
There are Angels in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and many other cultures and religions. Angels were reported in ancient earth cultures too. traditionally in Shamanism (which is the primordial spiritual path of all Indigenous people) there are reports of ascending birdlike spirits. these half bird, half human spirits are called the bird people or the bird tribes.
Throughout history Angels have inspired creativity in the human race, poets, artists, writers, prophets and religious leaders as well as everyday men and women. Angels are associated with beauty , joy, fulfilment, laughter, harmony, healing, protection and peace.
Angels are a higher vibrational consciousness (divine or celestial beings) who have never existed on the Earth Plane in human form. They do not have karma, or harbour low vibrational negative emotions. They are friends who bare gifts of pure light and love.
There are many different Angels known for different specific tasks and purposes. a nature angel is guardian or protector of a particular area on Earth such as a forest. Archangels such as Michael, with his sword of truth, and Raphael, we associate with great healing, serve as guardians or protectors of Earth and all its inhabitants.
Messenger Angels are Angels that work with us most closely, drawing near to us to guide us and assist us with our life's journey. A Guardian Angel is our own personal protector that is looking over us Always.
Your Guardian is a very special kind of Angel that is with you from the moment you are born to help you move towards the light. Your Angels want to help you. We are all on a journey, including the Angels and by helping us they too can progress along their path.
Angels will never tell you what to do. You have free will. It is your will to do whatever you wish. Angels seek to guide you along your path and whilst they can give you knowledge to make choices they cannot make it for you.
Angels can appear in many forms, the most popular being the biblical pure white winged form. However they appear to you in a way that is least intrusive and most acceptable to you. Therefore a sighting is never the same.
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The Angel Hierarchy, often referred to as "The Nine Choirs", is explained through a system that came from the book written by Dionysius the Areopagite during the sixth Century. Throughout time these Choirs of Angels have performed specific duties and carried energies unique only to them.
There are 3 levels or 3 spheres, each containing three levels within each level or Sphere. The first level, which is at the highest level of the astral, is collectively concerned with the Universe and the manifestations of divinity within it. These Angels manifest energy simply through pure thought, and posses the deepest knowledge, manifestations and inner workings of divinity.
The Angels of the First Level are the Seraphim, The Cherubim and The Thrones.
The Seraphim (beings of pure light, are the closest to divinity and are considered the Angels of pure light , love and fire . They keep negative energy from getting through to divinity and concentrate on keeping divinity intact and its continued existence by creating and carrying positive energy through all the levels of Angels as well as into the physical realms.
You can access the Seraphim through prayer and asking, however these beings shine so brilliantly with light that you will never see them. Only God/Goddess and some of the other Angels are capable of complete interaction with these beings.
Work with and request help from the Seraphim for issues relating to humanitarian and or planetary causes. They also listen to group prayer and ritual.
The Cherubims function is to guard the light and the stars as well as channel positive energy from the divine. Their name means, "Those who intercede." These Angels are of boundless love and knowledge and can function as personal guards.
They watch over all the galaxies and collect and disperse energy where ever it is needed. When you are seeking divine protection, knowledge and wisdom, call upon the Cherubim.
They also guard any religious temple, no matter how big, how small, how rich or how poor.
The Thrones are known as the "manyeyed ones", acting as investigators for the divine, as they create send and collect incoming and outgoing positive energies. They are also instructors of humility. Justice is important to them, they will shine their light on injustices and send healing energy to any victim. Thrones are very interested in humans, their intentions and their general existence. they will generally channel energy to you through your guardian Angel rather then directly with you. Call on the Thrones where problems in relationships need to be smoothed out, be it groups of people or just Two people, as well as planetary issues.
The Angels of the Second Level or Sphere concern themselves with the cosmos and those Angels assigned tasks below them. They also carry out the orders from the Angels of the first Level.
The Angels in the Second Level are Dominions, Powers and Virtues.
The Dominions (Dominations) are the divine leaders involved in combining the spiritual and the material, without loosing control. They are the order of the law of cause and effect.
They bestow "natural leadership" and make sure that humans are happy and healthy under the given leadership. They do no approve of corrupt and unjust churches, civic leaders, politicians and governments whom do not have the highest concern and best interests of the people at heart.
They will make adjustments where need be. Call on them for mediating and arbitrating, and for divine wisdom.
These are the Angels that keep track of human history. They are organisers of worlds religions and send divine energy to keep the positive aspects of religion going. They dispense justice and regulate chaos. They will send messages when someone or something is out to harm you. They are seen as divine warriors. They are excellent at divulging hidden ego based agendas that can harm others.
Call on the powers when you are in trouble. They will help you to see through situations and problems.
They will defend your home, your family, your property, or any group who call on them to help protect and defend them.
They will send messages through many means. Through the power of our sixth sense, gut feelings, dreams and so on.
The virtues main focus is to send massive quantities or Spiritual energy to the collective human consciousness and the earth plane. These Angels are known as "the miracle Angels."
The Virtues love go-getters and those that strive to go beyond and accomplish what others call impossible. They love positive people who try to help enlighten and lead others towards harmony.
They also work and guide the elemental energies: Earth, Air, Fire Water Spirit and Weather patterns. They are the Angels of Nature. When you are sick or scared, call on the Virtues: when you are working with healing, call on the Virtues.
The Third Level or Sphere are the most involved with humans and human affairs: and are considered the Angels of Earth. They interact with us and our lives. They are called Principalities, Archangels and the Angels.
The Principalities guard continents, Countries, Cities and other large groups, as they work toward and for global reform. They are found where groups of people meet and congregate for everything, from learning, to decision making , and having fun.
They channel positive energies from the physical to divinity and from divinity to the physical. They are protectors of politics and religions and they watch human leaders to help them make right and just decisions in human affairs.
Call upon the Principalities where extinction of animals is concerned, inadequate leadership or rulership (in any form from Churches to politics to companies.) for human rights and against discrimination.
The Archangels can actually belong to several levels, but they enjoy dealing with humans when and where they can. They are considered the "Special Forces" of the Angelic Realms. They channel positive energy to the physical, from the divine, and from the divine to the physical. There are Severn Archangels
These are the Angels assigned to us, such as our Guardian Angels. They are concerned with issues involving humans and physical manifestation. They also, like the other Angels, channel from divinity to us and from us to the Divine. They are our closest companions and are assigned to us through all incarnations on earth. They help us through the transformation of death and birth, help us carry out our divine plans, defend us and help protect us when we are in trouble, and call in the forces of all our other Angels when we need them.
However they will not interfere with many things unless we ask. When asking for help from the Angels, be sure and be precise in asking for what you want, and be sure to keep your intentions pure. Your Guardian angel can come from any of the levels and has an open line of communication with all of the Angels in all levels.
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