Spirits are each given the task of watching over us and helping us throughout our time here on Earth: these are angels. An angel is thought to be a spiritual being who acts as a messenger of God, assigned to assist someone in his or her life. In Judaism, they are sometimes called "mal'akh elohim" (messengers of God). The Islamic religion refers to them as Malaikah. The Catholic Church has long held a tradition of belief in these heavenly beings, although angels themselves are not necessarily affiliated with any specific religious belief. We all have our own personal guardian angel whose job is to guide us, assist us, and to help us realize that doing good work is our duty here on Earth.
It could be said that an angel is a by-product of God, in much the same way that light emanates from a candle or lightbulb. As soon as we are born, an angel is present near is, waiting to help and guide us. They can understand our thoughts and feelings, and they can also hear our prayers whether silent or spoken.
All around us, we can find these angels. They are everywhere; if we remember to ask for their help, our guardian angels will do their very best to assist us. It is in an angel's nature to be a liason between the mortal realm and that of the immortal, the divine, and they can exist in both realms, serving as a connection between these worlds. Although they cannot be seen by the human eye, angelic presence can often be felt.
Because angelic beings are of the divine, earthly concepts such as time are not relevant to them. They can be wherever they choose, in any way that they choose, because they exist in multiple dimensions. A popular belief is that angels can travel more quickly than the speed of light. Every living thing -- each animal, each plant, each person -- has an angel present, watching over it and caring for it.
When you become open to the possibilities of communicating with your angel, you are choosing to become open to a richer spiritual experience, and the opportunity for great spiritual self-improvement. Acknowledging angelic presences helps us to enhance our own intuition, and thus become more readily able to accept their communications. Meditating can be beneficial toward helping us remove the negative obstacles inside us, which make inner peace and self-improvement difficult. By meditating, one can find the tranquility, love, and happiness that angels wish us to possess.
When you are in need of help, you have only to speak up and ask your angelic presence for assistance. By connecting with your guardian angel, you are reaching out to a liason of God, and thus connecting with the divine presence through your angelic helper. And, when you achieve a calm and composed state of mind, it is much easier to connect.
Life can be distracting, fast-paced, and so full of "important" things to do. However, it is important for us to give ourselves those moments of tranquility and peace that our inner souls crave. When having a quiet moment, realize that this is an excellent time to try connecting with your personal angelic presence. If you are in need of help, feel free to ask your angel for some assistance -- an angel will do its best to help you no matter what, but when you ask, the connection is that much stronger and easier. If you can remember a time when you've had a serious problem and there seemed to be no way out of it, yet somehow you were able to come to a solution at the last second, you may have your guardian angel to thank for that assistance.