How to listen to your angels
Some days connecting to my angels is not something that I do, or even consider, as I am far to present in the day to day stuff. But after a while, I feel that something is missing and have the need to reconnect to them and myself. If you are not a believer, you probably won’t understand what I am talking about and will probably think I am a bit kooky. That is ok with me and I am not here to try to convince you or to change your mind. It wasn’t so long ago that I thought angels were just something from ancient times and that people had pictures and statues of them around their homes purely as they looked nice. Now I think differently, and take comfort from having their pictures around me, it helps me feel loved and protected.
I will ask my angels for guidance and strength in all sorts of everyday things. I believe we all have angels around us that we can call on at anytime and for anything. You do have to ask them though, as apart from in extreme circumstances, they do not intervene as we all have free will.
When my husband was first diagnosed with cancer last year, I called on them to help give me the strength and courage to cope with the journey ahead. They made me feel that we were going to be OK, whatever the outcome. They helped calm my rising panic and gently guided me to just the right person or words that I needed right then. They left small white feathers for me, which would make me smile and remind me I wasn’t alone. I would ask them to be with me, to get a good nights sleep, to help give me the physical strength to remain positive and strong. I would ask them to accompany me to the hospital appointments and to ensure that we were treated well by people who cared. I would ask them to give my husband strength and healing love.
We can all connect with our angels and it can be in different ways, but for me there is one main way. This is to get quiet and spend time alone with myself. I could be sitting in my reading room listening to soothing music or walking in nature. It is not so much as where I am, but more that I am able to create some silence and space in my mind. The important thing is a willingness to hear their messages and at the same time not being pushy, but just relaxing and letting what will to will be. You may hear their messages as a strong thought and feel inspired to take some action. It’s like you suddenly know what to do next, or are able to see the “problem” you have been asking about from a new perspective. Often just the next step you need to take is revealed, as they rarely give you the whole picture.
Some people hear a voice, as if spoken out loud, but for me it is usually through thoughts or feelings as well as recurring signs. At first, it is easy to wonder if this is something that you are making up or imagining. You can, with experience, begin to trust yourself and know the difference. If they are real, they will often occur as recurring nudges, maybe you will keep seeing a particular word, or feathers will keep falling at your feet. It is quite fun to see what they send to get your attention and I enjoy their sense of humour, which can be very funny. Below is an example of some recurring signs I received all in one day.
I was going on a Writer’s Workshop in London, and I had really felt, when I booked it that I was meant to be there. However, my day was blighted with so many “road blocks” that I had to take notice as to the fact that there was a message for me that I needed to hear.
I set off and find I am running a bit late. The roads are empty and despite acknowledging the speed camera sign, I do a quick visual check, and put my foot down. I am only going 34 in a 30 mph zone and trigger a camera which was lurking behind a bush. I knew that was going to happen, as I clearly heard “slow down Anna “, but ignored it. I decided not to dwell on it or let it ruin my day and to concentrate on getting parked. Someone had tipped me off where I could park for free on a Saturday, but I couldn’t find it, so after wasting precious minutes I parked in the regular train car park. The trouble was, I didn’t have enough change for the machine but thought it was ok, as I had a parking app on my phone. But the app wouldn’t work and kept saying paypoint not recognised and I could hear my train coming! Quick thinking, I took a quick photo of the number I needed to call to buy my ticket and ran for the train and just caught it.
The phone line was no better as of course, it wasn’t a human but an automated voice, who again wouldn’t recognise the details. I really didn’t want to get a parking ticket as well as a speeding ticket in less than 5 minutes! I texted my daughter and asked her to do it for me, which she kindly did.
I sat back to try to relax when we were told the train was being terminated early due to driver shortages. I smiled to myself and said ” Boy, someone really doesn’t want me go today or is seriously testing my sense of humour”.
It was November and very cold. The train finally turned up and I was only seated down again for ten minutes, when the train stopped and another announcement came on to say that there was signal failure ahead and an unknown length of delay. After waiting patiently for a while in the freezing draft, as the doors were left wide open, I decided to get off and try another line. I was going to be late at this rate.
I finally made it and after the initial excitement, I realised that I was going to get very little out of the workshop. I seemed to know everything they were talking about and the main speaker just didn’t resonate with me at all – infact I found her really irksome. At the end of the day, I had the most amazing headache and left a bit early. I just wanted to be home.
The train journey back was long, very long and what should have taken less than hour, was more like two and half. When I got back to my car, it was proudly displaying a parking ticket – of course it was!
I drove the half an hour towards home, only to be halted by the level crossing barrier coming down. I laughed out loud and said, “I get the message, this is not the route I should be taking. I get the visual road blocks you have sent me. I am not going back for the second day tomorrow. I understand – but hey why not one more big sign, just so I really know that this is not the direction I should be pursuing ?”.
I kid you not, as I round the next corner, I am greeted with a “Road Closed” sign at the bottom of my road and have to take a huge detour. I laughed out load and said ” Thank you. I shall think about all this and see what it means, but first I need some paracetamol and large cup of tea! “.
Later that evening, I reflected on my day, I realised that all the road blocks were to make me take notice. At that time I was taking courses, reading and studying, trying to get myself ready to put Angel Talk out there. I realised that the message was that I was ready and it was time to stop looking and time to start doing. To have confidence in myself and Angel Talk. I painted this little angel to remind me to believe in myself. “She believed she could – so she did”.
I am thankful for the messages I received that day and came to realise that I had been getting those messages and nudges that I was ready in smaller ways for quite a long time, but I was ignoring them as I thought I always needed one just more course. I think I had such a huge number of “road blocks” that day as the angels really wanted me to notice!
I hope that you enjoyed this post and it will give you a little insight into how you can connect with your angels. There are no hard and fast rules but making time and space to receive their messages is a great place to start. Like all things it takes practice. Look for signs and most of talk to them, out loud or as thoughts and start to have a relationship with them.
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