Do you believe in angels? If so, you're not alone. For people with
Bible-based religious beliefs, angels are familiar figures that belong
to a hierarchy of heavenly beings, but angels, in some form, are
important figures in spiritual traditions from around the world. An
angel is often thought of as a guardian or guide, a mediator between
humans and the Divine Source. In fact, the word angel originates from
the Greek and literally translates to messenger. Whether you view angels
as literal winged creatures from Heaven or as spirit helpers than come
in many forms, making the effort to connect with your angels can enliven
your spiritual practice and strengthen your faith.
Angels Among Us
Some spiritual traditions teach that angels are everywhere; they
patiently wait for us to ask for their help and that without our
permission they cant intercede on our behalf. Keeping an angel figurine
in a special place in your home is a beautiful reminder that its up to
each of us to reach out for assistance and be an advocate in our own
lives. Miracles can happen, but not if we simply sit on our hands and
wait for them. Angel figurines in the home may serve as reminders to pray, to ask for assistance when its needed and to act when opportunities come our way.
People who've suffered the loss of a loved one often keep a guardian
angel figurine in the home or garden to remind them that love never
dies. The faithful from many different traditions take solace in the
belief that a deceased friend or parent watches over them from Heaven
and lives on through the lives they touched while here on earth.
Is There Proof?
Angels come in many forms; for some, an angel is a person with an
encouraging word on a bad day or a stranger who stops to help someone in
need. In this way, angels are reminders of a higher love, of how much
difference a selfless gesture can make.
Those who find comfort and strength in the belief of angels and
spirit helpers don't care if their existence can be proven. Its
literally a matter of faith. If you are buoyed by the belief that angels
guide and protect you or that the love of a Higher Power can be shared
from person to person, then it doesn't matter if science confirms that
belief. Your life is empowered either way. An angel figurine in your
home reminds you to celebrate the angels in your life and that your
small act of kindness may make you an angel to someone else.