I’ll admit, when I first approached this area in my own healing journey, I scoffed and judged the idea completely. Spirit guides? Angels around us? That sounded ridiculous and impossible to a “smart” person like me. And yet, I’ve come around to the other side and realized I was wrong, primarily because of my own experiences.
When I first had my experience of God, I felt angels around me very strongly. They felt very loving, very gentle, and very wise. Without the guidance of several people, especially my stepfather, I would have decided I was very seriously schizophrenic and dismissed it all. And yet, connecting with the angels only helped me to live a happier, more loving, and more joyful life. In that way, my “insanity” became practical, because it was helpful to me and to others and made me a better person.
Since that time, I’ve practiced and worked on ways to stay in touch with my guides and angels. I truly believe they are with us all the time, gently guiding us as nudges in our hearts and timely messages from the universe. I also believe that they can only help us when we reach out to them. They have to be asked – they will not interfere in our lives unless invited because of the law of free will.
How can we invite them? Everyone has different methods. What works for me is simple prayer, asking the angels to be with me as well as thanking them for being with me. Time spent in quiet meditation helps a lot. I also love to do visualizations. I have a small place where I go in my mind to meet my angels and guides and communicate with them. I trust the guidance I receive from them, because I’ve learned through many, many, many trials and errors that my life always works out better when I follow my inner guidance and the helpful hints from my angels.
One thing I’ve learned, though, is that angels cannot live our lives for us. You are here to live out your soul’s destiny. They can help guide you, but the path is yours.