Who are our Guardian Angels? Our Guardian Angels are spirits who protect us and pass on messages from higher spiritual authorities such as Archangels.
The word angel comes from the Hebrew word ‘aggelos’ meaning ‘one sent’ or ‘messenger’. Although recognised by many religions including Paganism, Islam and Christianity, Angels exist outside of religion and take care of the Earth, animals and all people regardless of their beliefs, there are even Guardian Angels assigned to particular countries. The belief in Guardian Angels has been prevalent in many cultures throughout history and there have been multiple sightings and visions by countless people.
Guardian Angels also act intermediaries between us between us and God and the Catholic Church has a special day for celebrating Guardian Angels which is generally October 2, although in Germany and some other places it is the 1st Sunday in September. This is a great day to communicate with your Guardian Angel by doing a special ritual in honour and celebration of your Personal Angel.
Burn incense and candles, get yourself into a meditative mood and write to your Guardian Angel giving gratitude for his/her presence (whichever gender you feel is appropriate). In reality, Angels have no gender, although mostly they appear to us as male or female in order to communicate a particular expression of energy to us. Guardian Angels may appear as female to communicate nurturance for example or male to communicate strength and protection.
You can communicate with your Guardian Angel in a number of ways, not only by writing, but also in your thoughts or verbally. Sometimes you can feel the presence of your Guardian Angel and no words are necessary. You can luxuriate in the energy of your Angel, just enjoying the feeling of having your friend near you. All that is required is a blank mind, an open heart and your devotion. If you wish to communicate with your Guardian Angel, you must put in the effort as you would with any relationship.
Nevertheless even if you completely ignore your Angel, you will not be left unattended. St. Jerome said “How great the dignity of the soul, since each one has from his birth an angel commissioned to guard him”. Your Guardian Angel will guard you in this life and will remain with you, even after death. Your Guardian Angel is ALWAYS with you, in every sorrow and every happiness.
This is one of many prayers to a Guardian Angel, you can also make up your own words to express your desire to communicate with your Guardian. Say this regularly and expect an answer!
A Traditional Prayer to Your Guardian Angel
Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God’s love commits me here
Ever this day/night be at my side
To light and guard, to rule and guide AMEN