hear a lot about Christmas angels but nothing about
New Year's angels. I for one hope they don't go back
into the box on January first along with the silver
one that we stick on top of the tree.
as you know, are created beings who are limited to life
in the spiritual realm. [In contrast to Spiritual Guides
who may have been human at one time.] They are as distinct
from us as cats are from dogs. They never become human
and we don't turn into angels when we reach the other
side. Their job is doing the gut work in heaven, and
helping us fulfill our earthly goals.
psychic friend of mine, David, is in touch with his
angel, whom he calls Marcus. Marcus says some interesting
things about their relationship. He told David that
they "came off the assembly line together,"
that he has been David's angel in every one of his incarnations.
Together, they form a closed energy system. When David
is afraid or excited or in need of information, he emits
energy, which attracts Marcus. Marcus then conserves
that energy within their joint system and uses it to
respond to David's need.
the Bible, we hear the same phrase every time an angel
appears -- "Be not afraid!" Well, I should
think so! If one ever appeared to me, I'm sure I would
be overcome. But David says something startling. From
his conversations with Marcus, he has discovered that
angels are in awe of us, because of the difficulty and
the significance of what we are doing here on earth.
Marcus said to him, "You have no idea what is in
store for you. God has prepared the Kingdom just for
you, because of what you are doing as human beings."
volunteered for this job. No one, including God, said
that we had to do it. But what we are doing is essential.
One theory is that the physical creation is the beehive
of heaven. Here, instead of honey, we are manufacturing
love. It is love which we export to heaven, and which
helps to fuel the heavenly machine. We blithely say
that God is love. But if we are part of God, how is
God's love generated? It is not a static commodity.
As we know, love is something you do, not something
you feel. So, in order to generate love, we have to
be doing something. Love is the distillation of the
daily events of our ordinary lives. And heavenly beings
cluster around us to aid in that effort, much as the
workers single out and coddle the queen in a hive.
I was in seminary, I was in chapel one morning, singing
with the student congregation. The words of the hymn
that day were, "Come, labor on, claim the high
calling angels cannot share." That phrase never
made sense until I heard what David had to say. Marcus
does research that helps David complete his task. It's
clear to David that angels don't know everything simply
because they are in the spirit world. Our work enlightens
them, just as their work aids us.
us visualize the angels of those millions of victims
of the tsunami working overtime to help the suffering
survivors whom we are seeing on television. Let us pray
that both earthly and heavenly forces will work in concert
to help alleviate this dreadful calamity.
John W. Sloat 2005