Don’t Work with the Angelic?
People often ask me why they should work with angels. I’ll usually reply, “Don’t work with angels, work with Great Archangels.” Please allow me to explain. While most of us believe angels are mystical and magical, it’s we humans who are actually the exotic ones. Angels predate us by countless years and outnumber us greatly since we are actually a latter day “experiment.” The Angelic realm is a parallel existence to the human—not higher or lower. However, individual souls in the Angelic, just like those in the physical, range in evolution from recently incepted, un-evolved saplings, to supremely high, barely individuated Great Archangels (which would be like our Saints, Gurus, Enlightened Ones, etc.). There are few Great Archangels (perhaps around a hundred) compared to the trillions of extant angels. A few Great Archangels, like Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, are familiar to most of us; the rest may not be as well known, though they are still knowable (which is a subject for another day).
So, what’s the value of working with the Great Archangelic? To me, it’s more a question of if they are working with you—and they very likely are—does it benefit you to become a more conscious participant and co-creator?” In my experience, absolutely.
So, Why Work with the Great Archangelic?
Working with the Archangelic may assist you to awaken more from this dream of life into the reality of Spirit. The metaphysical often seems much closer to truth and certainly far more profound than the physical because we experience it more. If you are aware of their essence, Archangels may lift you into their consciousness and then up higher. They are a living, loving assist into the heart of God, a shortcut, a gift of Grace. Why would you not avail yourself of this kind of support? They are not a substitution for any other spiritual presence and they encourage you to keep going into the Lord in your awareness as you can.
The benefit for this world is that becoming more aware of the Great Archangelic may assist you to experience and manifest more of their positive qualities, such as spiritual attunement, loving, joy, inner knowing, surrender to God’s will, altitude…the list goes onward and upward. If you are manifesting more of those qualities, how could you not be more effective and successful in this world, as well as becoming more aware of the next?
I’ve facilitated dozens of classes and events wherein sharing with an individual about what Archangel was available to help them transform, heal, and lift made a visceral and transformative change in them. In these cases, simply identifying which Archangel was present and assisting folks to connect made all the difference. Do we need to be aware of the Archangelic presence for them to work with us? Not necessarily, but in my experience, being more conscious promotes exponential growth and change.
Could You Be an Angelic Immigrant?
The membrane that separates the two worlds (our world and the Angelic world) is highly permeable—we (and they) may go back and forth. We have all likely had at least one lifetime “field trip” in the Angelic realm, and many have probably spent many and even most of their existences there. Some of us are quite recent immigrants. Consciously visiting the Angelic world can help us complete unfinished karma and retrieve any streaming parts of us still wistfully casting our eyes to that place where our heftiest responsibility was to praise God whom we never forgot.
As humans, we can sometimes feel like a stranger in a strange land. Here, we have to pay bills, be on time (whatever the heck that contrivance is), set healthy boundaries (boundaries? They do not exist in the Angelic like they do here), deal with deceit and manipulation (ditto), and navigate many other obstacles that feel foreign to us. It would be like being suddenly plopped down in Iran and not knowing the culture and being expected to not offend anyone, let alone thrive. In my experience, when we become aware of just how different our world is from the Angelic, we are able to move into compassion for ourselves and self-forgiveness spills effortlessly as we give ourselves a break for being (seemingly) ineffective here.
I’m an Angel-Human?
In metaphysical circles, it’s widely accepted that we are multidimensional beings—that is that we exist not only on the physical level, but also on the astral (imagination), causal (emotional), mental, etheric (unconscious), soul, and ultimately, spirit level. I posit that most of us may also have an angelic body or presence and can thus experience the angelic level simply by shifting our awareness just as we can be aware of our imagination or even soul just by shifting our consciousness. Sometimes, accessing our angelic body can also take us into knowing the Spirit more.
For example, I was assisting a facilitator in a seminar and I inadvertently touched him to bring his attention to a logistic. As a result of my touch, he ceased being able to talk. His words sputtered out and he called for a break. Aghast, thinking I had ‘broken’ him, I followed him into another room. It turns out that my touching him had connected him into his Archangelic presence, which tapped him into a higher source of information. When he started speaking again after he had consciously allowed his own Angelic presence in, the difference in his energy was so palpable that the room felt electric and the depth of his knowledge felt vaster than it had been in all the years he had been lecturing. Before, he spoke from his human experience; after, he spoke from God’s experience. To me, it felt like we were being bathed in Divine love.
We are affected by negativity differently in the human consciousness than in the Angelic. But negativity that is nascent has its source in the angelic (e.g. Lucifer, fallen angels, demons) and may affect us in this world, too. It can be helpful to be cognizant of the Angelic so you can bypass temptation instead of being unconsciously affected by Lucifer and his cohorts. It’s easier to deal with the “enemy” when you understand them.
Shortcut to God Consciousness
We may sometimes relate more to God forms—Christ, Buddha, The Divine Mother, Allah, etc.—when we access them from the Angelic if we dwelled in the Angelic when we awoke to their presence. God is God, but until we awaken to the “Allness” of God, it benefits us to have specific awareness of God’s various positive presences. These manifestations of the Divine are still (very diffuse) individuations and thus knowable. I have worked with clients who connect more to some of these lofty presences by going through the Angelic version of them and then on up into the highest Spirit forms. Of course, once one is aware of the vaster Spirit, they are only concerned with continuing into God’s heart.
Working with the Archangelic is not about going back to the Angelic to try to squeeze into our pastel robes. It’s about availing ourselves to the intangible wild freedom of their absolute surrender to the Lord. It’s to use to our spiritual advancement their sage counsel, overflowing loving, protective nature, creativity, and all those things we consider magical and mystical about Angels. However, we must not stop there, but instead take that boost up and, when we are high enough in our awareness, kick out the stepstool. (Apologies to the Archangels for that analogy!)
And They Worship Us Too…
Angels are born in remembrance and surrender to the Lord, and it is to this state that we evolve. As humans, we forget God once we are no longer a tiny child and we are born free choice and the ability to co-create. It is to this state to which the angelic evolves. We are born into where they evolve; they are born into where we evolve. We are dancing into God together. We can therefore assist each other to get there more gracefully and expediently. Though we tend to worship them, they could say to us:
“We worship you, Beloveds, for you walk in this world heavily sheathed in a dream, having forgotten that God made you in His own image. And yet, of your own accord, you choose to love God and more, to love as God loves. Thus, through His human consciousness the Lord loves Himself awake. You are not human; you are not angelic; you are born the Lord.”
In my experience, Angels are not mysterious. They are ordinary, ubiquitous, and an immediate movement into the Divine. And so are you.