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Call the Angels to Action
by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
The word angel is derived from the Greek word angelos, meaning
"messenger." The angels are indeed heralds -- as well as helpers and
healers, teachers and friends. I like to think of angels as extensions of the
presence of God, created to be "angles" of God's consciousness. They
represent and amplify the divine attributes and they give us the very personal
support we need for our sojourn on earth.
with Patricia R. Spadaro
Saint Basil said, "It is a teaching of Moses that every believer has an
angel to guide him as a teacher and a shepherd." The early church fathers
held that every city, town and village -- even every parish and family -- has a
special guardian angel. The Hebrews and some early Christians taught that even
nations have their own guardian angels.
Islamic tradition says there are four guardian angels assigned to protect
each of us, two during the day and two at night. (They must be working on
round-the-clock shifts!) Other angels are described as "pious
travelers," who scan the country and report back to Allah all that they
observe. In Zoroastrian tradition, the Amesha Spentas, comparable to the
JudeoChristian archangels or Kabbalah's sefirot, personify divine attributes and
work to defeat evil and promote good.
Some people say, "If there are all these angels waiting to help us, then
why haven't they already done something about this problem in my life or in my
neighborhood?" But what they don't realize is that the universe doesn't
work in a top-down management style; it's based on free will and team work.
When God created us, he gave us free will so we could exercise our
individuality. God doesn't go back on his word. He respects our free will. You
can think of earth as a laboratory where God has given us the freedom to
experiment and evolve. If, like an indulgent and overbearing parent, God sent
his angels to rush in and stop us every time we were about to make a mistake, we
wouldn't experience the results of our good and bad choices -- which is how we
learn our lessons and grow spiritually.
So, according to universal law, we need to ask God and the angels to
intervene in our affairs. When we do ask, we are giving them the power to act on
our behalf and do what's best for us. We are entering into a partnership with
the divine, a union of heaven and earth-team work.
I have received many letters over the years telling me how angels saved the
day. Someone once wrote and told me that he was returning home with friends from
a seminar when he ran into some car problems. "When I was driving
home," he said, "my car developed a problem and began to seriously
overheat. None of us had any money to spare and were going home 'on a wing and a
prayer' -- literally.
"Each time the needle started creeping up hotter and hotter, I would
make fiery calls to the angels. I told the people in the car to hold the
visualization of snow, of crystal clear, cold mountain streams and ice all
around the whole engine. Then we would watch the needle immediately go right
back down as the temperature dropped to normal. It was such a wonderful
testimony to the power of the spoken word and the intercession of heavenly
At times we may not be aware of an impending danger, yet without asking for
their intercession the angels work overtime to warn and protect us. This is
especially true if we have established an ongoing relationship with the angels
and we have a momentum on inviting them into our lives. The angels can also come
to our aid if someone has been praying on our behalf or if we have earned a
special protection in return for something good we have done in the past.
That was no doubt the case in this incident a woman related to me. One night
she suddenly awoke with her hand wrapped around her breast, her fingers grasping
what turned out to be a four-inch tumor. "I felt an angelic presence next
to me at my bedside," she wrote. "'Wake up! We have work to do!' was
the message. I was instantly awake, every cell of my body alert. My first
thought was, 'This is not going to be fun. It's cancer and it's going to be
hard.' It was true. It was cancer and it was hard."
From time to time along the way, she again felt that angelic vibration that
had awakened her in the middle of the night. "It seemed to be leading me
onward," she said. For example, the day before she was to have surgery, she
was scheduled to go to a doctor's appointment. She had been sleeping only two or
three hours at night and was not digesting her food. "Do I have the
strength to go to this appointment?" she thought as she lay in bed. That
was when she saw the angels enter the room.
"As many as twenty came toward me," she wrote. "It seemed that
I was raised up off the bed about eight inches as they approached. The angels
ministered to me, lined up on both sides, ever so gently moving their hands in
waves over my body. I felt great love flowing to me. As they withdrew, it seemed
that I was lowered back to the bed.
"As I roused myself to go to the appointment, I realized I was strong
and light as a feather. The angels had come to strengthen me. I negotiated my
interview with the oncologist with finesse and sailed through the surgery the
Especially touching are the accounts of angelic assistance to children, like
this one describing an unforgettable intervention that had taken place years
before. "I was about ten or eleven years old," the letter began.
"It was a hot summer day. My father had just picked up my sister and me
from our summer camp and we were driving home. I was exhausted and sleepy -- so
sleepy that I thought it would be wonderful to lean my head up against the car
door and fall asleep. As I was about to do this, a strange yet beautiful thing
"I heard a voice. I shall never forget that voice. It was a female voice
-- firm yet gentle, commanding yet soothing. The voice spoke to me and said (if
I may paraphrase), 'No, do not lay down your head. Wait until you get home.'
"I do not have the words to describe the beauty of this voice or the depth
of this being's care for me. I instantly obeyed her command and raised myself to
a more upright position. Shortly thereafter -- seconds or minutes -- our car was
hit broadside by another car. The side on which I was sitting was completely
smashed in. "If I had laid my head down as I had intended, I may have
incurred severe head injuries and perhaps died. The angels are such amazing
Fortunately, we don't have to wait for miracles like this to happen. The more
we learn about how to work with angels, the more they can help us create
miracles -- every day. There is no problem too big or too small to assign to the
angels, whether it's retrieving something you've lost, giving you strength to
let go of old hurts, helping you find a new job, or even stopping war.
Although we tend to think that all angels look and act alike, Origen of
Alexandria taught that all beings are assigned respective offices and duties
based on their previous actions and merits. Even the archangels and their
angelic assistants specialize in certain jobs, and we can call upon different
bands of angels to help us in the various areas of our lives."
This doesn't have to take long. Whenever you are feeling burdened or are
faced with a problem, you can offer quick spoken prayers to bring the angels
right into your home or your workplace or wherever you are at that moment. God
wants us to take command of our world and use our free will to forge a divine
partnership with Spirit. That's one of the reasons we're here on earth.
How long does it really take to direct the angels into a situation of need by
naming the specific conditions we want them to tackle? About thirty seconds. How
different the world would be if at the top of each hour we would all take just
thirty seconds to compose a quick prayer and send the angels on their way! When
you're watching the news, you can even turn down the volume during commercials
and give your calls to the angels.
As one young woman told me, "By using the science of the spoken word, I
can do something for the good of the world wherever I am -- at home, in a car or
hiking in the mountains. I can make the minutes of my life count for something
as I invoke protection and assistance for those in need."
Remember, when you say these spoken prayers, don't be meek. You can give
these calls as dynamic commands. The greater your fervor, the greater will be
the response from heaven.
How many days do you have to concentrate on a specific prayer before you see
results? It depends on how severe the situation is and how much of God's light
is needed to displace the darkness.
For years a dear friend of mine used to rise every single morning to give
prayers and decrees on behalf of the youth of the world. And she would still be
doing it today if she were here among us. On the other hand, sometimes one
fervent, heartfelt call can turn things around.
NAME of ARCHANGEL & AREA OF EXPERTISE:
protection, power, faith, goodwill
wisdom, understanding, enlightenment
love, compassion, kindness, charity
purity, discipline, joy
truth, science, healing, abundance, vision, music
service, ministration, peace, brotherhood
mercy, , forgiveness, justice, freedom, transmutation
article is excerpted from "The Art of Practical Spirituality"(A Pocket
Guide to Practical Spirituality), ©2000, by Elizabeth Clare Prophet with
Patricia R. Spadaro. Reprinted with permission of the publisher, Summit
University Press. http://www.tsl.org
(Publisher contact info: [email protected]
About the Authors
ELIZABETH CLARE PROPHET has pioneered techniques in practical spirituality,
including the creative power of sound for personal growth and world
transformation. She is the author of several
best-selling titles, such as Soul Mates and Twin Flames and other
books in her Pocket Guides to Practical Spirituality series, Saint Germain's
Prophecy for the New Millennium, The Lost Years of Jesus: Documentary Evidence
of Jesus' 17-Year journey to the East, and Reincarnation: The Missing Link in
PATRICIA R. SPADARO is a coauthor
of Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium, Creative Abundance and
Kabbalah: Key to Your Inner Power. She is currently senior writer and editor at
Summit University Press and has worked with Elizabeth Clare Prophet since 1978.
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