I dare say that there will be a number of Angel stories in our world over the next few weeks, what with everything that's going on. One thing to remember is that the Higher Power isn't worried about what's happening, even if we are. It seeks to reassure us, provide for us, guide us, help us, supply us and do anything else we need, and one way it can do this is through the presence of angels.
Only this morning, I had an email from a faith healer I follow (Diana Cooper) urging us all to connect with archangels Michael and Raphael, and intrigued, I looked up what they do. There was also another link about the signs they give us when they are around and we can tune into them when we know what they are. Things like the classic ones of feathers and hearing lovely voices, or the more specific ones like flashes of light, messages in car number plates and so on.
These two in particular are very powerful, confident and commanding Angels, and their presence is a great encouragement.
I also have a number of Angel stories of my own. For example, years ago I was mugged one night in the park and beaten unconscious by six thugs. My actual memories of that incident are a bit vague, but I do remember two young couples coming over to me, keeping me awake, and dictating my home land line to them. I think they were the ones who also called out the ambulance. I'm not exactly sure what they did, but it could be that their presence stopped the thugs doing a whole lot more.
A year later, I was quite lost in Paris. I had just arrived, and though I know the city well, I was in an unfamiliar area with a heavy suitcase. I was tired, flustered and going round in circles. However, a local man helped me out, leant me his phone card so I could call the hostel I was staying in, and took the time to show me the way there.
Nine years ago, it was announced that my workplace was shutting down and that we would all be out of work in 5 months time. At the time, this was a new situation to me and was very worrying, but signs began to come thick and fast that I would be absolutely fine and that the story would have a happy ending.
One night, I had a dream that I should go to Brighton, so I went the following day. I took a wrong turning in one of its squares, but in doing so, met a group of Christians giving out blessings to people. I had a chat with them, and they were all kind, positive and really encouraging. One of them even said that I would have nothing to worry about, and that things would fall into place like the parting of the Red Sea (in other words, supernaturally). In this moment, I felt a huge wave of peace wash over me, and knew that I wasn't alone and that I was being helped and looked after. I have since found out that this is a sign of Archangel Michael (and the name of one of the Christians actually was Michael). I cheered up instantly, and it made my afternoon coffee taste even better. Later on, I was in a New Age shop and shuffled a deck of oracle cards. The one which I drew out was Archangel Michael, saying that everything would turn out beautifully.
Angels are around us all of the time (pure spirited, kind, loving, wise, calm, positive people) and the chances are that you know a few in your everyday lives.