Thursday, July 13, 2006

Angel @ Heavenly Gate

What are angels?
Angels represent God in a more worldly form. God cannot be seen as a person or as a being. He is more a part of everything, interweaving through us all and every tree and planet. We cannot sit and have a direct conversation with God as we would with our parents. Talking to God is bigger than this.

We often talk to God or say a little prayer, sending our intentions and hopes out into the ether and these prayers may come back answered in various ways. Angels though bring the vastness of God, and put it in a package we as human beings can relate to much better. Angels embody some of the greatest qualities of God: compassion, love, understanding, non-judgment, contentment and peace.

Angels bring these beautiful qualities down to earth. They are like messengers of God sent to bring us special things. Angels have the ability to be the 'inbetween' beings, able to communicate with both humans and the very subtle energies of creation.

Angels and religion

There are tales of angels in the Bible. Yet sometimes we are left with a sense that some religions see angels as beings of the past that are no longer around, or they take the existence of angels in stories to be metaphors, used merely to illustrate a point. This historical view of angels can lead some people away from the more traditional religions because they want a spiritual faith that is alive and in the present, one that says angels still exist today. If God still exists why can't angels exist?

Many Christian religions actually give the angels ranks such as Seraphim and Cherubim. In the New Testament St. Paul added another seven orders. They are, in order of importance, after the previous two: Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Regular). For most of us giving the angels different roles is of little importance, as we cannot verify this information. What really matters to most of us is that angels exist. Because if they do, for many of us, it means that God exists, which is what most of us would like to know for sure.
Angels are also common to many other religions such as Judaism, Islam and Native American beliefs. Also, many people who do not have a specific religion believe in angels. They may prefer not to get involved in what they may see as the dogma of certain belief systems. Angels do not have this dogma as there is no judgement or expectation. Angels just love us for who we are and just want the best for us.

What do they look like?
So do they exist?
How do angels help us?
Can believing in angels harm me in any way?



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