I never used to believe in angels until I saw one with my own eyes. This was in my kitchen back in 2001 during a reading for a lady who had lost her son.
I was connecting with the spirit of this beautiful boy, my head down, eyes closed for a moment as I listened to him. When I opened my eyes and looked at my client, an angel was standing behind her, so tall his head was bowed down slightly looking at me! I closed my eyes, felt my heart race, and the boy in spirit said to me, “Look again…”
I looked again and there he was, still, this towering angel. Sceptic mode kicked in. Really? In my kitchen? Aware my client was awaiting my words, I began to relay her son’s words, fully aware of the angel looking down at me while I spoke, while the rational part of my mind was questioning my sanity, eyesight and pondering the possible hallucinogenic properties of what I’d eaten for dinner! I realised he was so tall that his head would be past ceiling height if it wasn’t bowed. I could see his folded wings, his hands rested lightly on her shoulders… he was fiercely beautiful, almost scary looking but not frightening, if that makes sense. Long hair… Huge intense eyes… holding my gaze, then looking down at this lovely lady, full of compassion for her in her grief. She seemed to visibly lighten, as if he were shouldering the grief with her. A few minutes seemed like an eternity. He didn’t speak, it was entirely unnecessary. The atmosphere in the room was almost viscous, like honeyed air… And then he was gone. I say “he” but there was no distinct gender discernible really. Just incredible peace that filled the entire room, fierce beauty and strength. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to put what I felt and saw into words accurately, words just don’t seem enough.
For me, that first sighting opened a floodgate, because after that I became able to see them quite often. Not because I wanted to, or expected to – I really had to re-examine my beliefs to accept angels were real and interacting with humanity.
I’ve seen them towering over people as I read or channel healing or attunements for them. I sense them in the room with us during group meditations. I seem to have a good rapport with Archangel Michael – again, I was surprised to feel his energy in my first ever house cleansing, and he often stands at my right shoulder while I banish unpleasant entities. I believe he works with many at once, and it is a facet of his energy we feel at these times.
They don’t all look the same either. Few appear as dramatic as the first one I saw. Sometimes they glow with faint golden, silver or white light, sometimes in life or death interventions they find it more appropriate to appear just as we do. We’ve all heard tales of the kind and helpful stranger who is then suddenly gone. But there is always this slightly ethereal air about them. Often their appearance shows they have never been of this world, their eyes are slightly too big or beautiful and their build is of a proportion that just can’t be of the physical. Their whole appearance is a slightly exaggerated form of how we look.
My guides tell me there are angels stationed everywhere, like sentinels waiting for the command to intervene. The Archangels issue most of the orders, the sentinels carry most of them out. The angels I have seen most of all as I go out and about are different – these are the ones who walk among us in life, almost blending in, unnoticed.
I have seen them most often as pale cream or beige coloured from top to toe, hair, skin, clothing, and they are always slender, I see them without wings as often as I see them with. I sometimes see them at the side of the road. I used to see them a lot on the drive to work when I had a 9 to 5 – the route was quite rural and scary – and I wouldn’t even be thinking of angels, the need for protection or indeed anything remotely metaphysical – and then out of the corner of my eye suddenly there’s an eight foot pale person by the roadside as we go by. Most people don’t see them routinely, but if you do, you may mistake them for a signpost as this impossibly tall flash of beige registers in your peripheral vision!
Angels appear in so many ancient religions and belief systems, they are truly not affiliated to one religious belief or another. They are here for mankind in all our walks of life. It doesn’t matter what you believe, they are here to be called upon and will help us if we ask them to.
I work with the angels daily in many ways, from asking for help in my own life, to asking for their healing or intervention to help someone I love, in helping my clients all over the world. The guidance of the angelic realms is ready and waiting, all we need to do is ask! Angelic energy is around us in abundance if we just make ourselves aware and believe.
It took me a while to question and then eventually accept that this source of abundant, non judgemental, compassionate unconditional love and assistance is very real. Take it from someone who didn’t believe in angels, opening your heart and mind to the possibility they exist is allowing the Universe to speak to you and support you in every way possible.
The most common visual signs of angelic help and presence come in the form of lights, feathers and numbers.
Angels are often accompanied by a feeling of great presence, the atmosphere changes as their powerful essence of love creates warmth, but sometimes a cool breeze I find.
I see bright coloured or bright white lights almost daily. They can vary from tiny sparkles, to spotlights, but most commonly little bursts of light like fireworks in your peripheral vision, or tiny orb lights that just flash briefly. The most common lights I see are the blue lights of Archangel Michael, and the silvery golden yellow sparkles of Gabriel.
I get a lot of e-mail from people asking me what these lights mean. This is my frame of reference:
Pink (pale) – Ariel – Assisting our manifestation abilities, reminding us to get into nature and spend time with our animal friends.
Pink (bright strong Barbie pink!) – Jophiel – Helping us to see the beauty in life. Including our own beauty inside and out if we cannot see it.
Green (bright) – Raphael – presenting healing energy.
Green (pale) – Chamuel – the Angel of finding lost things – assisting us in finding what is missing, be it a person, physical object or purpose.
Turquoise – Sandalphon – bringing messages in songs, lyrics, and reminding us of the healing power of music and singing.
Purple/Cobalt/Indigo Blue lights mean Archangel Michael is present to reassure, comfort and protect. His message is always “You Are Safe” – no matter what may be happening in your life to make you feel otherwise, his presence is with you to remind you it is safe to be powerful and in some cases, he will be with you to help you take back power.
Violet – Jeremiel – Healing of emotions
Gold/Yellow (strong) – Gabriel – News is coming – also helping us to find the right words to have a difficult conversation or relay our own message to someone with diplomacy and love.
Gold/Yellow (very pale) – Uriel – bringing us wisdom and discernment ability. Seeing motivation and truth in others.
Pale Blue lights- Haniel, protector of women’s health – Also an angel messenger of increasing clairvoyant ability.
Aqua – Raguel, giving us relationship assistance.
Dark Blue – Zadkiel – helping us improve our memory and mental clarity.
White, golden or silver light can broadly mean that angelic help is with you, but I find it is usually associated with Archangel Gabriel giving me a heads up some big news is coming. I also see these flashes of light when I’m working on cleansing and purification of a space or a person. For you, it can especially be a heads up to work on cleansing your life or aura of external sources of negativity. And yes, that can mean people need to be distanced too if they are bringers of drama and negative events.
Rainbows, angel shaped swirls of mist and white shadows have been reported by many people, some even caught on camera. Rainbows tend to mean you are on the right path and need to continue with whatever you are doing that is bringing clearer energy and opportunities into your life. I find that rainbows mean rewards of the highest spiritual energy and purpose.
Nearly all sparkles that you will see are angelic energies, no matter what the colour.
Occasionally people see outlines or silhouettes of a full or partial angelic form, we can even be prompted to look up at the sky at a specific moment to see a cloud in angel formation. I have seen angel wings traced in bright white light, almost like neon at times of illness or stressful events, and I know of people who have seen huge outlines of angel forms too. Don’t dismiss a beautiful sign as mere coincidence.
Finding a fluffy white feather in an unexpected place is usually either a “Hello from Heaven” from a loved one, or a sign from the angels that they are with you in a time of need. The more you find,or the more peculiar the circumstance – the stronger the message.
I found a white feather on my doorstep the morning after my beloved cat passed away. I found a series of tiny fluffy feathers after my father passed. I’ve had so many during a time of change which reassured me immensely. Usually in places I’d just walked past moments earlier so I knew it was impossible to miss. It was the angels saying to me “We’ve got this, we have placed wings at your back”. And things turned out just fine.
I’ve sat looking out of the window mulling a subject over, and a white feather has drifted down in a straight line, unaffected by weather conditions in its own little column of peace. No birds flying overhead, just this white feather appearing as if from nowhere. I’ve seen this happen on the windiest of days – completely defying the laws of physics as we understand them right now.
I see these more than any other sign, and based on how often my clients mention this, it may be the same for you.
Number sequences are given as signs of guidance.
Here is an article by Doreen Virtue Ph.D to explain more about Angel Numbers:
Number Sequences From The Angels
by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
The angels do their best to get our attention and to communicate with us. In this way, they help us heal our own lives. However, we often discount the signs they give us, writing them off as mere coincidences or our imagination. The angels say: “We can’t write our messages to you. You’ve got to pay attention and believe when you see any patterns forming in your life — especially in response to any questions or prayers you’ve posed. When you hear the same song repeatedly or see the same number sequence, who do you think is behind this? Your angels, of course!”
Your angels often communicate messages to you by showing you sequences of numbers. They do this in two ways. First, they subtly whisper in your ear so you’ll look up in time to notice the clock’s time or a phone number on a billboard. The angels hope you’ll be aware that you’re seeing this same number sequence repeatedly. For instance, you may frequently see the number sequence 111, and it seems every time you look at a clock the time reads 1:11 or 11:11.
The second way in which angels show you meaningful number sequences is by physically arranging for, say, a car to drive in front of you that has a specific license plate number they want you to see. Those who are aware of this phenomenon become adept at reading the meaning of various license plates. In this way, the angels will actually give you detailed messages. Here are the basic meanings of various number sequences. However, your own angels will tell you if your situation holds a different meaning for you. Ask your angels, “What are you trying to tell me?” and they’ll happily give you additional information to help decode their numeric meanings.
111 — Monitor your thoughts carefully, and be sure to only think about what you want, not what you don’t want. This sequence is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up, and your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds. The 111 is like the bright light of a flash bulb. It means the universe has just taken a snapshot of your thoughts and is manifesting them into form. Are you pleased with what thoughts the universe has captured? If not, correct your thoughts (ask your angels to help you with this if you have difficulty controlling or monitoring your thoughts).
222 — Our newly planted ideas are beginning to grow into reality. Keep watering and nurturing them, and soon they will push through the soil so you can see evidence of your manifestation. In other words, don’t quit five minutes before the miracle. Your manifestation is soon going to be evident to you, so keep up the good work! Keep holding positive thoughts, keep affirming, and continue visualizing.
333 — The Ascended Masters are near you, desiring you to know that you have their help, love, and companionship. Call upon the Ascended Masters often, especially when you see the number 3 patterns around you. Some of the more famous Ascended Masters include: Jesus, Moses, Mary, Quan Yin, and Yogananda.
444 — The angels are surrounding you now, reassuring you of their love and help. Don’t worry because the angels’ help is nearby.
555 — Buckle your seatbelts. A major life change is upon you. This change should not be viewed as being “positive” or “negative,” since all change is but a natural part of life’s flow. Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continue seeing and feeling yourself being at peace.
666 — Your thoughts are out of balance right now, focused too much on the material world. This number sequence asks you to balance your thoughts between heaven and earth. Like the famous “Sermon on the Mount,” the angels ask you to focus on spirit and service, and know your material and emotional needs will automatically be met as a result.
777 — The angels applaud you…congratulations, you’re on a roll! Keep up the good work and know your wish is coming true. This is an extremely positive sign and means you should also expect more miracles to occur.
888 — A phase of your life is about to end, and this is a sign to give you forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you are winding up an emotional career, or relationship phase. It also means there is light at the end of the tunnel. In addition, it means, “The crops are ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them.” In other words, don’t procrastinate making your move or enjoying fruits of your labour.
999 — Completion. This is the end of a big phase in your personal or global life. Also, it is a message to lightworkers involved in Earth healing and means, “Get to work because Mother Earth needs you right now.”
000 — A reminder you are one with God, and to feel the presence of your Creator’s love within you. Also, it is a sign that a situation has gone full circle.
© Doreen Virtue
Crystals and the Angels
Call upon the angels during any crystal or Ethereal Crystal Therapy healing work on yourself or treatment of others and as you use each crystal know that their powerful loving presence and healing force will be felt wherever you place the crystals:
Amber – Archangels Uriel and Chamuel
Amethyst – Archangel Jeremiel
Emerald and malachite – Archangel Raphael
Lapis Lazuli – Archangel Zadkiel
Clear Quartz – Archangel Gabriel
Dark pink crystals – Archangel Jophiel
Clear quartz – Archangel Raziel
Turquoise – Archangel Sandalphon
Moonstone – Archangel Haniel
Rose Quartz – Archangel Ariel
Blue sapphire – Archangel Michael
The Archangels – Who to Ask for Help
The angel of healing – Archangel of the East and of Air. Asking Archangel Raphael to help you with physical, emotional and spiritual healing will bring about positive change. He also helps with rifts or disagreements,so don’t stew, ask him for help! He also urges us to take care of our physical health so that he may help us to heal any ailments quickly. He reminds us we are all healers.
MICHAEL – Archangel of the South and the element of Fire. The Angelic “Big Guns” as I call him… He is protection itself. Archangel Michael will provide physical and emotional protection as well as great psychic protection from harm when invoked. He represents powerful safety, he tells us it is safe to stand in own power. I often work with Michael and Zadkiel together, especially in house clearances, visualising his sword of blue flame as I go.
GABRIEL – Archangel of the West and represents the element of Water.
Wisdom and leadership is Gabriel’s gift to us. Gabriel will give guidance on your spiritual growth and direction for the future (if you ask him nicely lol!). His presence can be a heads up for important news too.
URIEL (Also referred to as AURIEL) – Archangel of the North and represents the element of Earth.
Uriel brings inner and outer peace for you, the family and the world when invoked. Healer of emotional distress, he helps us to release anger and forgive. Uriel asks us to pay attention to our thoughts and ideas as they are our answered prayers. He reminds us we know what to do.
Archangel Zadkiel will enfold you in the transformational and protective energy of the violet flame and can help you to transmute negative energies and feelings into positivity if you ask him to. Zadkiel represents teaching and learning, and encourages us to learn and grow especially by listening to our inner guidance with compassion.
The angel of sensitivity and passion, representing the Moon… he reminds us to renew our passion in love, life and career.
JOPHIEL (also known as Sophiel)
Jophiel represents our creativity and the ability to see beauty with an artist’s eye. Jophiel encourages us to de-clutter our minds and spaces. When we need organisational or aesthetic inspiration Jophiel is the angel to request help from. Reminds us that patience is a virtue and that our dreams need to be nurtured to come true.
The finder of lost things and direction…also the love angel, helping us to sort out relationship issues. Chamuel can help you to love yourself more and can help you to dispel feelings of low self worth. He will also assist you to find true love if you ask him to!
He reminds us that everything is as it should be in the divine order of things, that everything we encounter has hidden blessings we will soon understand, and that we can overcome difficulties. Call upon Jeremiel to help in matters of taking stock of life, and when we need to work on forgiveness for ourselves and others.
RAGUEL – Angel of Harmony, Clairsentience
Reminds us there is underlying order in everything despite the illusion sometimes that chaos reigns! He helps to heal misunderstandings, is the angel of clairsentience, the psychic art of feeling emotion via spiritual guidance.
RAZIEL – Angel of Clairvoyance
The angel of spiritual understanding and knowledge acquired through divination, bringing us spiritual truths via symbols and esoteric information. He is the angel of clairvoyance, the psychic ability to see with clarity, and can remove feelings of being blocked psychically. We call can upon Raziel if we need help with past life regression memories or interpreting dream visions.
ARIEL – Think of a lioness protecting her cubs in times of change. Ariel helps us to make provision for ourselves and those we love in practical ways. Ariel’s presence brings courage, encouragement and tells us now is the perfect time, encouraging us to follow our intuition and manifest our dreams into reality. Ariel asks us to be bold and spread our wings with confidence, especially in matters of manifesting our physical world material needs, (i.e. income, food, shelter). Angel of environmental causes, and works with Raphael in the physical healing and protection of animals.
AZRAEL – Healer of Grief
The angel of comfort, Azrael oversees the escorting of souls to Heaven with love. Call upon Azrael when you need to work on your heart chakra, moving through the loss of a loved one, or whenever you are called upon to counsel or comfort others and need the help and inspiration to do so effectively. He reminds us our loved ones in heaven are alive and well and helps mediums convey their blessings to us. In Hebrew and Islamic texts, Azrael is referred to as “The Angel of Death” which mistakenly created negative associations.
METATRON – Archangel Protector of Children
He is thought of as the overseer of the Sephiroth (Kabbalistic Hebrew meaning Archangels). He helps us to prioritise, organise and motivate. He assists us in clearing our chakras and finding inner clarity, to strive for creating order even if we are surrounded by chaos. He can lead us to safety in times of trouble and watches over children of Earth.
SANDALPHON – Angel of Music
Asks us to have faith, to *know* that our prayers are heard and acted upon by the angelic realm. He encourages us to surround ourselves with gentle people and environments and helps us to work on any anger or aggression issues we may have. Sandalphon heals us via therapeutic qualities in sound and music.