ALGARVE OWL ANGEL FAQ
Asked Questions about Angels and other high energy beings
What IS an Angel?
indeed!? It's very much a matter of opinion and belief. If
somebody starts telling you definitive facts about angels
BEWARE! All anyone can give us, in respects of Angels (or
anything else for that matter!) is their personal ideas as
to what an Angel is . . . based on their own experiences
and theories. This does not make what they say fact . . .
no matter how many books they've sold!
anyway, back to the question! For the purposes of this FAQ,
we'll consider an 'Angel' to be an 'high energy being'
- i.e. a spiritual being, an entity that resides in dimensions
above and beyond our normal 3-Dimensional human world.
can also consider an angel to be someone who helps or rescues
others (see 4).
2. Can an Angel
live on earth?
simple answer is yes . . . though there's probably two separate
questions here. Firstly it's worth clarifying that although
most humans live in a 3D world an increasing number would
tell you that there are actually far more dimensions to this
human form and earthly life than we've been lead to believe.
Likewise, just because an angel normally exists in dimensions
few of us have much comprehension (or experience) of doesn't
mean it can't make itself seen, heard or felt in our limited
3D existence. We humans can, most definitely, sense the presence
of angels both through our normal 5 senses and through our
6th (intuitive) sense. It follows then that angels must be
around and about us on mother earth.
second question is to take this a step further:
Can an Angel take human form?
humans who have had more direct and physical experiences of
angels coming into their lives will answer an emphatic "Yes!"
to this question. There is much first hand experiential evidence
of humans seeing, hearing or even touching beings that later
turned out not to be human . . . but gave the appearance
of being so. In most of these situations, the experience
was short lived, typically lasting seconds or minutes, but
occasionally for some hours. It could be then that angels
are able to materialise into our 3D space and linear time
so that we are able to sense them directly.
this questions begs another:
Can an Angel live on earth as a human?
if an angel can take human form for a few minutes or hours,
might there also be angels LIVING AMONGST US as fellow human
beings? Yes! Why not! Did not some consider Mother Teresa
to be an angel? There are a number of 'enlightened' individuals
alive on earth whom some consider to be 'the embodiment' of
truly divine beings: Mother Meera and Sai Baba in our time,
for example and obviously Jesus, Buddha and others in previous
But doesn't an Angel have to have wings and a halo?
We've been conditioned, particularly through Christian imagery,
to believe that Angels all have white wings and glow . . .
but is that not just a pictorial way of showing them to be
beings of light? Light in terms of being able to fly above
earthly concerns - to live beyond a 3D form. That doesn't
mean some of them might not exist in a material body too!
What about Archangels and seraphim, etc?
mean: is there a hierarchy of angels? Some closer to us humans,
some closer to God? I'm not at all sure about that! Just because
we like to label and categorise and look up to certain beings
we've been told are 'greater' than us, doesn't mean angels
do actually arrange themselves in such a way. Why should they?
They're being of Light, they seem to exist in all time and
all space . . . at levels way above the human mind's
rational labels and need to pigeonhole everything and everybody!
However, it maybe that some angels are more evolved than others.
Do Angels have names and/or specific roles?
why should they? Why should these ultra powerful, extra wise
beings be restricted to a single job . .. or need a
human name? To understand Angels we need to rise above our
limited human thinking, to stop tarring them with the brush
we use to describe conventional humans.
is true that many individuals who work with Angels do give
them names. Indeed, many will claim that the angels themselves
have told them that they are called Michael or Uriel for example.
To communicate with us, they may well adopt our conventions
- so that we find it easier to relate to them . .. but
that doesn't mean they use such names amongst themselves!
Are Angels messengers of God?
. . . although again it depends on your definition and what
you mean by such terms. If by 'God' we mean 'The One-ness'
of 'Life, the Universe and Everything', the divine creator,
that which transcends all time and space and knows everything
because it IS everything . . . then we can consider
Angels as providing a means for us humans to connect to this
omnipotence and omniscience.
word 'messenger' may however be misleading: it implies a creature
that physically flies between 'heaven' and 'earth' with specific
messages from 'Our Father in Heaven' to his subjects. Such
a description rather misses the point that God and Angels
exist in all time and all space . .. they are already
and always amongst us!
a more accurate, or at least useful, way of describing how
the Angels act as intermediaries between us and God is to
consider than as channels for divine wisdom and universal
energy. They provide a means by which our conscious minds
and physical bodies can sense the divine presence and receive
the guidance and support we need.
9. Do angels talk
description we give to the receipt of such information from
angels will depend on our beliefs and perceptions. For example,
as practicing Christians we may say we received the answer
to our problems through prayer . . . that God
spoke to us. Those of us who meditate might say that we reached
a communion with our higher self, the God within us, and through
that communion 'saw the light' and received our answers. Others
would say that an Angel came down and spoke to them!
we describe our communication with and messages from God,
the results are the same - a higher level KNOWING, a sense
of peace and rightness . . . does it really matter what words
we use to describe such an experience?!
So how DO I have an angel experience?
DO come to us when we're most in need . . . and/or when
we ask them to . . . so one approach is to do just that!
. . ask your guardian angel to be with you! But there's
no need to wait until your darkest hour; there is much we
can do to allow angels into our lives. Basically we can let
them know we're open to them and clear our minds and lives
to allow ourselves to sense them:
whatever works for you to help you connect to your higher
self. Practice whatever techniques enable you to rise above
your conscious, rational, rambling mind and brings you a sense
of inner peace and deeper calm. The difficulty can be that
the more we try the LESS likely we'll have an angelic or mystic
order experience! Such moments come when we ALLOW them to
. .. when we 'go with the flow' of the natural order of things
. .. which is just where angels can most often be found!
sort of practices that often help us BE with an angelic presence
include yoga, meditation, Reiki healing,
visualisations, prayer, practising an art form, walks in a
natural & peaceful place, etc. Also by being amongst others
open to such experiences we're far more likely to have one
ourselves. The Keith runs
workshops (on request) which, during a day or weekend,
provide a number of opportunities to meet angels, to share
with kindred spirits and to learn a few techniques for
communicating with angels.
Can we BE our OWN angel?
Or at least we can work in that direction. The more we use
techniques that help us to commune with angels and develop
ourselves as spiritual beings, the more angelic we become.
This is where commitment to any spiritual path is taking us
. . . towards enlightenment . . . being spiritual beings here
on earth . . . being our own angels, at peace with ourselves,
each other and the world around us.
angels in this way reminds us that to live amongst angels
we too need to behave like we expect angels to . . . with
patience, understanding, love and wisdom. We're all capable
of it . . . although for many of us it requires some hard
work letting go of old habits and beliefs. But if that's what
it takes to meet angels . . . and find the one within us .
. . isn't it worth the effort?