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This season also is a time of giving thanks for the blessings in your lives. Many of you will be hearing or singing Christmas carols that refer to angels, and while that music is indeed stirring, it places angels at a specific time of the year and in a long-ago setting, far removed from your daily life. Nothing could be further from the truth! Foremost in your thankfulness should be the angels, whom you can rightfully think of as God’s arms forever gently enfolding you.
These collective energies of light have the mission of safeguarding, assisting and comforting you, and they are ever vigilant so they can instantly respond to your needs. A guardian angel, or gatekeeper, is assigned as your primary constant unseen and silent protector, helper and guide; but most angels are free agents, always available as reinforcements for the guardian angel whenever the need arises. You can call upon the angels for assistance at any time, but even if you don’t believe in them or don’t think to ask them for help, the energy of your anticipated need reaches God; and in the divine communication system, His emissaries immediately know how to respond.
Many people in life-threatening situations have been saved by angels’ intervention, but if the consequences of dire circumstances are within the souls' pre-birth chosen experiencing, the angels cannot interfere. They are, however, permitted to relieve extreme mental or emotional anguish. Without that angelic buffer between clear thought and desperation, wise behavior and irrational action, or miscalculation and its results, many physical lifetimes would be much shorter than soul contract choices.
Contrary to common opinion and depiction in art, angels do not have wings. They have the ability to manifest them if they wish and sometimes they do. However, in life-threatening situations the energy is so intense that some individuals can see the angels' etheric bodies; if they believe that angels have wings, they perceive wings even though none exist—that is how strongly your beliefs create your reality.
At times angels may appear to be as solid as your bodies seem. They can work through entities in a human form but with suprahuman capabilities, and souls in the lower angelic realms can spend a lifetime in Earth’s density. They manifest a human form and, with great diligence and tenderness, serve wherever they see the need—if you think of someone as being an angel, you may be absolutely right.
Another extraordinary angelic service is making the music that is referred to as “the sounds of the spheres” or “choirs of angels.” The vibrations of their majestic tones reach you at soul level and uplift weary spirits and help heal broken hearts.
Although angels are not your only unseen helpers—spirit guides and other souls in spirit or physical realms also are God’s emissaries at your beck and call—they are exalted by all the others, and rightly so. As co-creations of the archangels and Creator, they are the only souls who never separated spiritually from the Oneness. They are of a purity that is rare outside their own realms and their love for humankind is unconditional. So when this season of holy days and festivities ends and the new year begins, be aware of and grateful for the constant presence of angels in your life.
Source: Message from Matthew, December 5, 2010.