Thursday, December 10, 2009

Inspiration from Angels

Something new I've done recently is to write for a new book called One Page Wisdom: Book One - Inspirational One-Page Writings from 111 People Worldwide. I have a story in there, as one of the 111 authors. The book is now published, in paperback, and it's available here as well as Amazon, etc. What I like about it is that you can turn to any page in the book and it feels like you are reading a message meant for you right at this very moment. Lots of people wrote about what inspires them, and there are themes of spirituality, faith, miracles, blessings, gratitude, love, and more. I'm really happy to be a part of it. I think the book makes a good gift too, and I plan to get some to give out as holiday presents this year.

It got me thinking about sources of inspiration. I've read that one can receive messages from angels in various forms - snippets of music on the radio or suddenly going through your head, words on a bumper sticker of the car in front of you, an animal crossing your path or showing up in your yard, or turning to a page in a book and finding that the words say just what you needed to hear. Is this real, or is it our attempt to make meaning from seemingly random events? Hard to say concretely, but those who believe and take the messages to heart certainly feel inspired.

I will admit that I've had some events like this happen to me. The coincidences seem to be perfectly timed, you know? (The response is: there are no coincidences. Right.) For instance, one day I was driving and I was feeling rather confused wondering about my own intuitive development. I asked the angels to please show me a sign that I'm on the right path, that they really are with me. Two minutes later, a car was driving in front of me with a bumper sticker that had small lettering. Curious, I pulled up closer. It said "Believe."

Another time, I was sitting at my computer, feeling the same sort of way, doubting myself, feeling frustrated, wondering what to do. I asked the angels to show me a sign that I was doing what I should be, and an email popped up in my inbox right at that moment. It said "Healing Angels has requested you as a friend on Facebook." I cried, feeling overwhelmed.

Are these things really signs? Well, they could be. Angel experts like Doreen Virtue say that this is how angels communicate with us. I'm open to the idea that messages for me could be there waiting for me to notice, offering guidance, reassurance and love. It's a comforting thought, and I also think that taking the leap of faith required to receive and accept these messages could be a good thing. It makes one open to receiving more, and that's part of intuitive development growth.

As I write this, I feel tingles on my face. That's the sensation that I associate with angels and guidance with me when I'm sending Reiki or giving attunements. When I ask for angelic assistance, I feel tingles and light sensations on my face. It's like a light caress saying, "We're here helping you." I've come to believe this is another way I receive validation that the angels are with me. As a sentient person (one who experiences energy through sensations), this is important to me. I've learned to interpret various nuances in tingles in my hands and face while sending Reiki as indicators of places where the recipient needs more energy, or has certain physical issues such as pain. When I ask for angelic assistance, I often feel this sensation on my face in response.

So I've decided to be open to angelic guidance in all forms, and leave doubts in the background. Why not see what will happen? It couldn't hurt, and it could open me to receiving more of what I'm looking for - intuitive growth, connection with inspiration and guidance.

I invite comments on your intuitive experiences with receiving guidance.


Soulati said...

You've given me a new way to receive and acknowledge the signs and symbols I see all the time. No coincidences? Good to know; I'll be more aware of the tingling in my body, which happens, and aligning it to a happenstance I can better pinpoint.

Thanks for the Level 1 Kundalini Reiki; repeated a self-help session and it enabled my calm during what has typically been a highly stressful situation for me.

Alice Langholt said...

Jayme (Soulati),

Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you found this post helpful.

When you're ready, let's move on to level 2. It will certainly increase your ability to work with the energy. I look forward to continuing your attunement process and watching you grow in your use of Reiki energy.

Love and light,

Susan Eller said...

Hi Alice,

I often ask the angels and archangels for assistance and I think I always receive it. Sometimes it is pretty immediate and sometimes there is a delay. I do believe they are around us just waiting for us to ask for their assistance. : )


Alice Langholt said...


Thank you for your comment Susan! It's good to hear from people who receive angelic guidance. I think it's there for the asking. I need to tune in more often.

I appreciate you, Susan!

Love and Light,

Frank Dickinson said...

I love the expression of the tingles you feel on your face as angels. There could not be a better explanation of how I feel when I sense supportive angels around me - tingly.

I keep my spirit open to their leading - you've taught me through this post that I need to keep my eyes open as well.

You are a gem!

erin said...

I also ask the angels for assistance all the time, even for "dumb" things. For example, the last time I flew I was in the last section to be boarded onto the plane. I was carrying my suitcase on and was compltely stressed about getting overhead bin space. ("dumb") I asked the angels to help me work it out and then stood there nervously watching everyone board while I ponder if miracles could be too small to happen. This guy walks by me and out of nowhere says "Yikes, I'll save you some space in the overhead." I laughed and said "Yeah, I'm probably screwed" and he replies "Miracles happen, right? It's the holiday season after all."

When I got on the plane five minutes later, the same guy flagged me down and pointed to the last two empty overhead bin spaces right behind his seat. He was all "Get that bag up there!" even though my seat was way in the back.

The big miracles are so inspiring, but sometimes my favorites are the small, "dumb" ones. Never saw that guy again, but what a potent message he had for me. :)

Love you, Alice!!

Alice Langholt said...


Thanks for confirming how you also sense angels. I'm glad this post was helpful to you - I'm always glad to offer something that helps. You too are an inspiration in all you do. Keep up the beautiful light energy you have flowing!


I love the story about the plane! You bring a good reminder to not wait for the big things to ask for guidance and assistance. I appreciate you so much!!

Love and light,

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