Preface Have you had an angel experience? After my life was saved by an angel during an armed carjacking in 1995, I’ve devoted my time to researching and teaching these experiences. Just within the past five years, it seems that an increasing number of us have seen, heard, or felt the presence of a celestial being, based on the ever-growing number of angel stories I’ve received. Fifty-five percent of the 1,700 American adults surveyed by Baylor University in 2008 reported that they had been “protected from harm by a guardian angel.” The survey included a statistically significant number of people who didn’t consider themselves religious, which illustrates how angels help everyone equally. The angels are here among us right now, and your guardian angels are with you as you read this sentence. They’re making their presence known in order to help calm earthly fears about the future and to guide you to the path of your Divine life purpose. This book contains true accounts of people whose lives have been saved or changed by angelic intervention. Some of these stories are favorites culled from my previous books Angel Visions and Angel Visions II. As you’ll read, the people involved are ordinary folks. You don’t need to be a saint or lead a perfect life in order to connect with angels. Every person has guardian angels who provide protection and guidance. The word angel means “messenger of God.” These beings help us hear the messages of God’s will, especially during times when we’re in crisis or too frightened or stressed to hear the Divine directly. After all, our Creator is 100 percent love, which is the highest vibrational level of all. It’s easy to connect with God when you’re in a state of bliss, such as during meditation. However, when you need heaven the most, your stress vibrations lower your ability to hear this voice from above. That’s when angels are sent to your side, as bridges between the earthly ego and the Divine higher self. Angel experiences come in many varieties, and in this book you’ll read about people who have: • Seen an angel either in meditation or with their physical eyes • Met a person who appeared suddenly in order to rescue them or deliver an important message, and then the helpful stranger disappeared without a trace • Had a dream-time encounter with an angel, departed loved one, or ascended master (for example, Jesus, a saint, or some other spiritual being) while they were sleeping • Heard a voice that offered a lifesaving message • Saw a vision or sign that proved timely and significant • Had a strong intuitive feeling that led them to safety • Received an idea or thought that was instrumental in providing protection As you read Saved by an Angel, you’ll likely notice more of the interactions you have with your own guardian angels.
Taken from SAVED BY AN ANGEL: True Accounts of People Who Have Had Extraordinary Experiences with Angels...and How YOU Can, Too!, by Doreen Virtue. Reprinted with Permission. Hay House June 2011.
The Angel Therapy Handbook
The Beginnings of Angel Therapy®*
As a child, I connected with angels whenever I felt lonely, sad, sick, or afraid. They appeared as dancing colored lights, similar to large Christmas-tree bulbs, which would gracefully move around me. I’d feel their presence as other-dimensional, and I’d hear beautiful otherworldly musical tones. The only thing I understood about angels was that they were comforting. I was raised in a nontraditional Christian household where we combined the study of Jesus’s healings described in the Bible with positive affirmations and visualizations. My parents used these tools for help with everyday living. For instance, when we needed a vehicle to replace our existing old clunker, they asked my brother and me to visualize that we had a new family car parked outside in the driveway. My dad even bought a small toy model of the one that he wished to manifest (which he covered in brown paint, because that was the color he wanted). Shortly thereafter, we did have that new brown car exactly as we’d visualized. I remember my mother using prayer to heal our childhood illnesses and injuries. She’d also pray over our broken washing machine and car until they worked again. These prayers were solely directed to God and Jesus. Angels were only part of our vocabulary during Christmas and Valentine’s Day, and even then they played minor roles. The angels introduced themselves to me throughout my childhood. In addition to the comforting dancing-light visitations, I had vivid dreams that I recall to this day in which a wise man toured the world and other planets with me. My strongest memory was when the sage took me to a place that he called the equator and showed me a big river of bright fiery lava flowing through it. Then when I was about six or seven years old, I was walking along the sidewalk in front of my family’s church, on my way to attend Sunday school. Suddenly, the other-dimensional angel energy seemed to whoosh through my body. I felt myself fly high above the sidewalk, and I was shocked to look down upon myself! I saw my body standing still below me. Time seemed to stop momentarily, and a disembodied male voice asked me to observe myself. Then he said: “This is your purpose, this separation of mind and body.” Just as suddenly, I was back in my body, feeling confused as to what had just occurred. Throughout my life, I had visitations from angels. I also clearly saw people who others said weren’t there. I now know that I was mediumistic at a young age. I was teased for being weird and different. A shy, sensitive child by nature, I rarely shared my odd experiences with others, in order to avoid additional ostracism. I had lots of private conversations with my guides, though.
Taken from The Angel Therapy® Handbook, by Doreen Virtue. Reprinted with Permission. Hay House January 2011.
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