It is that festive time of year again when all the shops are filled with baubles, tinsel and ‘angel wings’! Stores will be carrying a variety of tree top and glass angels for your tree, and infant schools will have little darlings dressed in white representing the angelic hosts. One brave and talented youngster in each group may even land the role of the angel ‘Gabriel’. For certainly Gabriel is by far the most well known of all the angels. Yet even though the obsession with Christmas angels is delightful it represents only a tiny part of the enormous role the real angelic beings actually play in our everyday lives. The wonderful thing is, when we bring these images and symbols of Divine Light into our homes at Christmas time, whatever our beliefs and background, the symbolism and the energy of the angelic realms becomes a focus and enhances the energy within that space.
Angels were given to us as a gift at the beginning of time. People don’t even have to believe in them if they don’t want to. They are there whether we are aware of them or not. As beings of light following the thoughts of God they appear as healers, protectors, guardians, and messengers bringing joy, hope and inspiration. And the greatest bearer of glad tidings is? …. Yes, Gabriel, you’ve got it!
In my Educating Heart & Soul home study course, and recent book Seven Steps into Angel Light Gabriel is the focus of our ‘first step’. That is because most of us have heard the Christian stories of how the angel Gabriel brought the news of John the Baptist and Jesus’ birth, but some of you might not know that Gabriel, known as the great ‘annunciator’ and angel of revelation, also dictated the Muslim Qur’an to the prophet Mohamed, as Jibril. Some also believe Gabriel is the angel of birth and death and guides the incoming soul throughout a mother’s pregnancy. Said to be one of the great seven archangels who surround the throne of Heaven it is Gabriel who is also the guardian angel of the moon.
The moon is generally recognized as symbolic of all feminine attributes including intuition and for this reason I recommend deepening your connection with Archangel Gabriel when you wish to enhance your intuitive and psychic abilities. This is also very powerful when working with the energy of the new moon for new projects and great new beginnings.
Archangel Gabriel brings us messages of personal direction and helps us to remember our soul purpose. If you are struggling to find your personal direction, particularly your spiritual pathway, do try the meditation I have given you as a little pre-Christmas gift today here:
Call upon Gabriel and think of the great angel shining a bright crystal white light directly on your path ahead. It is important that once called upon you learn to trust that your request has been heard. Then look out for the clues appearing everywhere in strange but obvious coincidences, interesting conversations, written headlines, snippets from books and other ‘good omens’. Archangel Gabriel has helped me so much in my life. My Christmas wish is that light will shine on you too, not just for Christmas-time but throughout the rest of your journey onward!
I wish you Blessings in abundance,