December is here in all its glory. Has life been too hectic for you this month? Has the true meaning of Christmas gotten lost in the shuffle somewhere? For many of us, it's a time of complete and utter madness...the gift buying, the decorating, the Christmas cards, the Christmas tree, the outdoor lights, the baking, the parties and the entertaining. The "to do list" for the month of December seems to never end. Have you ever thought of calling on the angels for help?
Every year my family puts an angel on top of our Christmas tree. It never occurred to me that angels not only do exist, but they can be by our side at a moment's notice. Last week on "The Kerriann and Joe Show - Spirit Connection," (the blogtalk radio show I co-host with clairaudient medium and paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto) we had a guest join us who specializes in studying and communicating with angels. Diane the XS Medium, as she is known, told our listeners everything you could ever want to know about angels. She, herself, is in constant contact with them, and she explained to our listeners all the types of angels that exist, and the ways they go about helping us.
I've written to you about orbs and EVP's and it's evident that our loved ones who have passed stay with us and help us on our journey. We also have spirit guides we can call upon. There is yet another realm in which we can now turn as I have discovered. The angels are ready, willing and able to help us if we let them, and what better time to write about angels than in December? It is the perfect time to contemplate their existence.
We seem to think a lot about angels during Christmas, however, angels have appeared in many other non-Christian religions including Judaism, Hinduism, Islamic and they also appear in Egyptian, Roman and Greek mythology. Angels have been portrayed in the Bible, in art, in poetry and in romance. Simply put, angels are everywhere. Over the past several years there has been an onset in popularity in believing in angels. People are looking toward spirituality in a tumultuous world, and angels are one of the things people are turning to.
I have a wonderful book called "The Element Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Hauntings" by Theresa Cheung. The author describes angels as being "An immortal supernatural being which mediates between God and humanity." She then goes on to reveal that the word 'angel' comes from the Greek word angelos, which means 'messenger'. Are there angels among us? Most definitely. A lot of people claim to have had experiences with angels because they do often take on human form. You may not know that you have encountered an angel until after the interlude. They, like spirit guides and our deceased relatives, are there to help us on our journey, and they are one of God's most precious beings.
Sometimes angels appear to us in dreams. Others have reported being saved from burning buildings or terrible car wrecks by someone who appeared "not of this world". Someone I know personally believes that she and her sister were rescued by angels as teenagers when they were swept out to sea in an undertow and were on the verge of drowning. When people have an angel encounter they don't know it at the time. As quickly as the "person" appears in time of need, he or she quickly disappears without a trace. It is truly remarkable. In other cases angels take on human form for a longer period of time. In this case, the angel has received a "Divine Assignment" here on Earth. Their goal is to spread their teachings and healing energies to humans. This information came to me in a wonderful little book by Doreen Virtue called, "Earth Angels".
Psychic medium Sylvia Brown is another advocate for angels. There is a wealth of information out there on angels, and I've been trying to learn as much as I can about them. In fact, I am in the midst of my sixth book, a novel which touches on the main character coming in contact with an angel in human form. People love angel encounters; that's why TV shows such as "Highway to Heaven" and "Touched by an Angel" made it so long. It really hits the heartstrings and touches a cord. Angels give us something to believe in, something that will bring us closer to God and closer to the other side.
So during this hectic holiday season, take a look at the angels around you. Know that their help and guidance are there for the asking. If you've had an angel encounter, I would love to hear from you, so feel free to leave your comments. You can listen to our interview with Diane the XS Medium and learn all about angels by going to the archives on our blogtalk page, for a free download. The link is: www.blogtalkradio.com/kerriannandjoeshow.
Merry Christmas and the best of health and happiness in the new year! And remember to get in touch with your angels!
Kerriann Flanagan Brosky is the author of Ghosts of Long Island; Stories of the Paranormal and Ghosts of Long Island II; More Stories of the Paranormal. Both books are available in local bookstores and on Amazon.com in hardcover and in e-format.