Angels we have heard on high. . .
Angels have appeared to many of the Hebrew Prophets as well as to the shepherds of Bethlehem and to Mary, the mother of Jesus. But what are angels? and what do they mean to us today?
In Metapsychiatry we recognize angels as messages(not messengers) from God. We can be aware of the love, peace and guidance of God, and in these moments we are inspired.
“And when we say God speaks to us, what do we mean? We mean that divine ideas ‘obtain’ in consciousness.
We become aware of receiving intelligent, loving, creative ideas, and these ideas
are messages from God. We call them angels.”
We do not need to think of angels as something supernatural – occurring only to a chosen few – or as something that is a fantasy. We can recognize that all the images and songs and scripture about angels are referring to moments of conscious union with God and that is something available to anyone.
Santa Claus is similarly an image of a quality of being that is loving, generous, and joyful. These enduring, vital qualities are expressed in poetry, literature and scripture as images. As we mature spiritually, the image is replaced with individual understanding and the capacity for conscious union.
“Conscious union with God implies a conscious awareness
of guidance from God in the form of inspired ideas or messages, commonly called ”
angels,” which speak to us, saying: ‘This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn
to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left’ (Isaiah 30:21).”