Posts Tagged "Dead Sea Scrolls"

Powers of Light, on Earth

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015

As we move further towards the new heightened spiritual energies (since mid 2012) that some spiritual gurus have predicted, many of us have experienced major life changing events. Others have had heightened spiritual awareness, angelic connections or increased psychic abilities.

I often talk to people about how wonderful it is to be open to angels as light and loving celestial beings, but that our role as ‘light workers’ is to bring that energy down and anchor it into the earth, by becoming more grounded. The suggestion often meets with a blank look. This week I thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at what it means to ‘ground’ and truly ’embody’ our soul or ‘higher self’ which is already connected to angelic energies.

When we are enjoying a spiritual workshop, meditation or a blissful experience we may become exquisitely connected, through our crown chakra, to the high vibrational angelic energies. But if we spend too many hours a day in this heightened bstate, we can become floaty and disconnected from our everyday lives. A blissful experience is certainly desirable during a period of meditation, and perhaps longer if we are being supervised on a spiritual retreat. However, in our everyday lives we need to be practical, and have a mind, body and spiritual connection which is grounded, focussed and balanced to function properly, and to be of service to others.

DeadSeaScrollsThere is an ancient tradition where connection to the angels was considered very grounding too. In the 1940s, aged parchments containing prayers to angels were discovered by a group of boys in caves near the Dead Sea in Israel. Written in Aramaic, they were among spiritual documents known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Historians discovered that they were written by scribes from the Jewish Essene tribe, who pre-dated the Christian era.

As well as being very spiritual, the Essenes were also very practical, with laws for healthy community living. They believed that angels related to the elements and powerful forces of nature. As farmers, the Essenes called the guardian spirit of the soil and fields they tilled the ‘Angel of Earth’. They knew that all the minerals of the Earth are what makes up the living body of man, for which they then thanked the ‘Angel of Life’. They believed that all the powerful natural energies of the Earth, were the angels of our planet Earth, governed by Mother Earth. They also understood the physical ‘holy’ laws of nature, which we now call science.

AngelInsight_Nurturing2The Essenes understood the relationship between the elements and human life. So the power of the wind and the air they called the ‘Angel of Air’, acknowledging that the air we breathe is our life-force, but that it also whispers the secrets of the universe. They saw that the water we drink flows through our blood, cleansing our bodies and nurturing the earth. They honoured water calling it ‘Angel of Water’. The heat of the sun, to the Essenes, was not only an energy of light and warmth but the source of life to every plant and living thing, and in human beings it has the added gift of warming the heart (the emotional body) thus enabling us to feel love for one another. They called it the ‘Angel of Sun’ thereby vocalising a connection between humanity, the elements and the stars.

By cleansing their bodies, eating raw living foods, meditating in communion with angels, peaceful living, and by keeping to the ‘Holy Laws’, they understood their vibrational energy would become so pure that they could heal others simply by being present. Now that’s what I call really putting spirituality into practice.

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An Angelic Golden Thread

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014

Fifteen years ago when I first started running Angel Workshops of my own, in East London, I was fascinated by what I saw as a golden thread of truth weaving between all four of the main religions – Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism – of pure unconditional love – and the appearance of divine messengers, acting as a conduit for our prayers and aspirations, which we call ‘angels’. Inspired by my desire to understand more of the connection to angels and faith of my often multicultural audiences I wanted to find out more. I asked for Divine guidance and was led towards university (as a mature student) where I was then able to study as many world religions as I could during my degree course. As well as motivating me towards personal higher education it also inspired my first two books.

I feel it’s really importAngelInsight_Knowledge2ant that we recognise that ‘angels’ are not restricted to any one particular religion. Even though angels make dramatic appearances and are mentioned over 300 times in the Bible, angels are not restricted to Judaism or Christianity. Belief in ‘celestial presence’ is embedded in history as far back as humanity itself. You only have to visit the British Museum to find Persian carvings of angels from before 4000 B.C.  Many sacred and religious scripts from all over the world  refer to spiritual beings, which we have come to know as ‘angels’, acting as messengers between humans and God. Whatever the cultural or religious belief, we have been given a Divine gift, a ‘go-between’, for us to call upon, to deepen our connection with God.

More recently, ancient documents containing prayers to angels, written in Aramaic, were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. They had been written on parchments made from goat skins, by a group called ‘Essenes’ and hidden in pottery jars in the caves near the Dead Sea in a place called Qumran. These ancient documents gave  practical instructions  for healthy community living, teachings of great spiritual wisdom, and more than that they showed a profound belief in angels in relationship with the natural elements and the powerful forces of  mother nature as well as divine attributes.

It really doesn’t matter how you believe in angels. Whether you see, feel, hear them or simply just know they are there you can call upon them to help you through some of the tough times, as well as work with them in service to others. Working with the energy of angels can be truly life changing!

 

 

ANGEL DISCOVERY DAYS

DSC00275As you may know, I write regularly for Spirit & Destiny, Britain’s best-loved spiritual lifestyle magazine. I am delighted to announce that I have teamed up with them to offer a series of Angel Discovery Days around the UK next year. Following on from the weekend in Cardiff at the end of January, we have now added dates in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow. All the details are on the website: www.AngelLight.co.uk/discovery

The workshop is suitable for anyone who wishes to explore or develop their spiritual connections. Whether you are new to working with angels or have an established spiritual practice, I’d love to help you grow further. Together we will share practical tools and spiritual practices that will ground us, connect with universal energies, and attune with the angels on our personal journey. Come along and nurture your Body, Heart & Soul at these wonderful spiritual workshops, full of self-discovery, inspiring exercises and guided meditations in a beautiful safe and sacred space.

I’m offering these workshops at a reduced price of just £45 (half price) which includes refreshments and some very special gifts for everyone who attends. If you feel called to explore your spiritual impulse, book a place now with a £10 deposit: www.AngelLight.co.uk/discovery

 

 

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