Guardian angels surround us all the time. Their love and protection envelop us like a warm blanket, making us feel safe and secure. Sent to us from our spirit guides to watch over us and guide us through life's difficult times, these loving companions gently steer us in the right direction. While we may not always be aware that they are by our side, our guardian angels are there to support us in times of strife.
What is a Guardian Angel?
As their name states, guardian angels work to shield us from danger. Dating back to the first century, ancient tribes and religious conclaves looked to guardian spirits to protect them from evil. They believed that each soul was entitled to the protection of a guardian angel. The bible makes numerous references to guardian angels watching over children. There are two specific biblical quotes that mention guardian angels:
No harm will overtake you;
No illness will come near your home.
For he will order his angels to protect you in all you do.
They will lift you up in their hands, so you will not slip and fall on a stone. (Psalms 91:10-12)
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their guardian angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven (Matthew 18:10)
These intelligent spiritual creatures are thought to be sent by God to protect human beings and help them in their quest for salvation. Each one of us has a guardian angel that has been with us since we were born. Our angel is specifically designated to us and they will travel with us all the days of our lives. It is our angel's job to pray for us and to beseech God on our behalf. It is comforting to know that the watchful eye of our guardian angel is always lingering close by.
How Do We Know Our Guardian Angel is With Us?
While we may not be able to see our guardian angels, it is possible to observe their presence. Oftentimes, angels appear as flashes of light. If you have ever seen a bright light out of the corner of your eye and turned to find nothing there, it is quite possible that you encountered your guardian angel. They may also materialize as wisps of smoke or a sparkle of glitter on the pavement.
During times of meditation or deep relaxation, your angel may come to you as a tingling feeling moving through your body. This is your angel's way of connecting with the flow of energy pulsing within you. You are most likely to feel this sensation in your shoulders, neck and head. When you experience this sudden burst of electricity, try to embrace it. Acknowledge your guardian angel and give gratitude for their guidance.
Your guardian angel may leave tokens for you to validate their existence. Feathers are sacred symbols that represent your spirit guardian. If you seem to find a feather every time you look down, it is quite possible that your guardian angel is checking in to say hello. Rainbows are another sign often sent by your angel to remind you that you are not alone. When a rainbow appears without any rain, an angel is usually responsible.
Children are very attuned to their guardian angels. Most of us have noticed a baby or toddler reaching out to 'touch' something that isn't there. That is because children are much more perceptive of the angels around them than adults are. What appears to us as a random smile or wave may likely be a child's reaction to their angel.
Connecting With Your Guardian Angel
Many people believe that our angels are constantly sending us signs. The frenetic energy in our lives often causes us to miss these signs or to dismiss them as coincidences. In order to truly connect with our guardian angels, we must create an environment of peace and calmness.
Begin by choosing a soothing place to set up your altar. Cleanse your space with Guardian Angel Bath & Floor Wash. Place a clean handkerchief on your altar. Sprinkle some Angel Sachet Powder on the handkerchief and light a Guardian Angel Incense Stick. Gather some personal objects that resonate with you and remind you of your soul's desire. Arrange them on your altar with a Guardian Angel Laminated Prayer Card. Anoint a Guardian Angel 7 Day Saint Candle with Angel Oil and light the candle.
Focus on the heat given off by the candle's flame. Relax your body and concentrate on your breathing to reach a place of deep relaxation. As your breathing slows and deepens, recite the following prayer:
Let us, with confident trust,
Invoke His aid and protection.
Oh glorious Guardian Angel,
Watch over us during life,
Defend us against the assaults of the demon,
Assist us especially at the hour of death,
And obtain for us a favorable judgment.
Be open to receiving a message from your guardian angel. As you meditate, ask him to let you feel his touch. Allow yourself to embrace the smallest sign, whether it is a breeze across your face, a tingling sensation down your spine or a warmth that spreads throughout your body. Once you have sensed the presence of your angel, thank him for showing himself to you.
Do not be discouraged if you do not immediately get proof from your angel. It does not mean that they are not with you. The daily distractions that we encounter every day can make it difficult to welcome the subtle messages sent by our spirit angels. Make a conscious effort to acknowledge and appreciate any communication you receive from your guardian angel, regardless of how insignificant it may seem. These small tokens are meant to reinforce your faith and calm your uncertainties about your angel's presence in your life.