Angels don’t always show up in beautiful white robes with white wings and a halo. Sometimes angels can show up as people. I mean this metaphorically and literally.
In the shamanic journey work I do with people, I smile sometimes to see how the angels manifest for the people I’m working with in session.
“I see Archangel Michael as kind of a janitor today,” said a woman once during a session. “He’s showing up wearing overalls and carrying a vacuum cleaner to help clean out everything that needs to be cleared.”
During the session, Archangel Michael cheerfully set to work helping lift the heaviness this woman had felt, and she ended the session feeling much lighter.
Angels are helpers, protectors, guides.
Sometimes people play that role in our life as well, I’m sure you’ve heard a particular person referred to as being an angel.
There are accounts of people coming out of nowhere to help someone and then disappearing again, leaving some to wonder whether that person was on an angelic mission to come help.
One day some years back I had taken my three young sons to the library. Immediately upon arriving, they forgot everything about “staying close to mom,” and the older two bolted in different directions.
We hadn’t brought our stroller–usually I made the youngest ride in it and the older two hold on to it while we picked out books–but the baby had gotten old enough we were weaning ourselves from the stroller, and the young boys hadn’t mastered the art of sticking together without a stroller to hold onto yet. They were so excited to be at the library, and they all bolted. I took the youngest with me in search of his brothers, found one in the picture books and turned around to find that my youngest had gone.
I felt that queasy sick feel –that no-mans-land– of the floor seeming to dip beneath me as I realized my youngest was nowhere in sight. Had he been grabbed? Had he wandered off? I quickly found my older two and we paced the library shelving. I found a librarian who quickly rallied the staff.
No one could find my youngest.
I asked a librarian to watch my older two boys and I ran outside hoping to find my baby outside the doors. “Have you seen a toddler out here?” I asked some people outside. They couldn’t help me. Finally I went all the way around the building to where I’d parked my car. My youngest child was there, body braced against the hood of the car as if for reassurance.
A woman stood a short distance away from him.
“I was driving on the road,” she said–the library was right next to a busy road– “And I saw this boy wandering up the sidewalk by himself, looking lost. And so I pulled over to make sure he was alright.” Another woman joined us too. She’d seen him as well and wanted to make sure he ended up where he belonged.
He leapt into my arms and snuggled his head against my neck, trembling, glad to be found. “Did you come back to the car because you couldn’t find your mom?” I asked. He nodded.
The woman who had stood next to him had such a sweet energy to him. She smiled at the other woman who had joined us and said:
“There are a lot of earth angels out today.”
I thanked them and then both women walked away. I never saw them again. Then I went back to the library, gathered up my other children from the librarians and we went home. Inspired by the angels, there are times we do help one another and play an angelic role on earth.
If you’d like more angel energy in your life this week, you can sign up for the 4 day mini-angel series here.
Each day for 4 days, you’ll receive a guided audio connecting you to the angelic realm and attuning you to their loving support.
During the series, we’ll work with:
- Michael–speaking your truth and standing in your power–getting more clear and confident in your vision and next step (Michael’s powerful leadership energy can help you develop more strength in owning your own truth)
- Sandalphon–and an attunement to embracing the unique gifts that make you who you truly are and removing inner stigma around self-judgment for your own brilliant light.
- Gabriel–and the healing energies of self-love (to help you be more compassionate with yourself . . . and, strangely enough, therefore more brave, courageous, and resilient in going after what will truly make your life a better one)
- Ariel–and the gift of being grounded, centered, and connected to courage.
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P.S. The angel mini-series has been so fun to put together. I collaborate with the archangels directly to settle on the content, and bring their messages and support through for you. If you’d like some angelic support this week, come sign up here.