Angels Defined & How They Can Help You

This year I’ve been working with Anna Wolf of the London College of Angelic Studies. I first attended one of Anna’s angel workshops in January and I’ve been working with her on and off throughout the year.

Through Anna I’ve learned a lot about angels – what they are, how they function and how we can best utilize their loving assistance and guidance. I’ve benefited greatly from the angelic presence in my life and I want to pass on what I’ve learned so that you too can raise your vibration with the help of the angels. I’ll also share some practical exercises you can use to call on your angels.

Are You Calling on the Angels?

The Law of Attraction is becoming very mainstream, in spiritual circles. And people are beginning to open up to the idea of communicating with their guides and see the benefits of doing this. But not as many people bother calling on the angels. I had one client this week who calls on his guides but finds angels too ‘new-age’ for him. I can see why he thinks this. People who work with the angelic realm do tend to favour cutesy website designs which have hearts, flowers, doves and stuff on them and this cutesy vibe is a bit off-putting unless you like that kind of thing. However, if you think like my client, I challenge you to rethink your views about angels being too ‘new-age’, because the angels are amazing, hardcore powerful beings. And…

Angels are Not New-Age!

It’s funny that my client thought that working with angels was too ‘new-age’, because angels are anything but ‘new-age’! If anything, they are ‘old-age’! They are featured in the Bible, in ancient/primitive literature and art of all kinds. They have been around, helping humanity, literally since time began.

But don’t think that because they’re featured in the Bible, they’re about religion. Angels assist all beings, without discrimination, whether you’re a Muslim, Jew, Christian or spiritual. They are outside of religion.

What Are Angels Exactly?

Angels are beings who are on a path of evolution that is entirely different from the human path of evolution. There are many different types of angel as there are types of human soul. Just to give you an idea of the variety – we all have guardian angels who protect us and guide us, angels that bring peace to sacred sites, there are angels of marriage who assist couples, there are Earth angels who protect natural landscapes, there are angels of healing, there are also angels incarnated among us.

Angels specialize in embodying energies like love, peace, compassion and healing. They then bring these special energies to those of us incarnated on Earth so that we may access them when our vibration is very low, in times of sorrow, grief and pain.

The angels also help us to dispel more minor negativity in our mind and spirit. They heal us, they protect us, they eliminate our fears and give us guidance (in much the same way as guides do.)

Is There Much of a Difference Between Guides and Angels?

Yes, there is.

Guides are on the same path of evolution as human souls – most of them have experienced an Earthly incarnation before. The guides are here to nudge us gently onto the paths that bring us the most learning and freedom. They are spiritual helpers. Andrea Hess, in her book ‘Unlock your Intuition’ likens spirit guides to the doting aunts and uncles who give you loving guidance. By contrast, angels don’t guide. Your guardian Angels (you often have two or three of these around you) fulfill many roles – they protect you, help to keep you safe, help you to heal and make you feel loved and cared for.

How Exactly Can Angels Help?

Angels can help you to:

Feel good, feel protected, feel loved, feel comforted, remember who you are on the soul level, attract positive life circumstances, bring joy to others, heal yourself, heal others, take the paths which align with your highest path and purpose and raise your vibration so that you can contribute more of your positive energies to this funny old place which is Planet Earth. However, there is one condition to working with the angels:

They will only help you if you’re perfect and good, all the time.

Nah, I’m joking. The condition is that you must ask the angels to come into your life and help you. You have to do this, just as you have to ask your guides to come into your life, because the angels will not make themselves known and heard by you, until you request it. It’s the rule of free will.

And don’t just ask them to come into your life like a rote prayer. Put out the heart-felt intention to get to know your guardian angels; to feel the loving presence of the angels in your life. Understand what they can do for you and expect them to be there.

In 2006 I first read one of Doreen Virtue’s books about the angelic realm and in there she reminds the reader that angels must be called on. So, I did this and was amazed at what happened. First of all, I met an angel in my dream spontaneously. I dreamed that I was waiting in line to buy a ticket at the local coach station. There was a woman right in front of me, with her back to me. In the dream, she turned around and looked me in the eye and said ‘you go in front of me’ and smiled. Looking into her eyes, it was clear that she was an angel. A wave of emotion swept me and I felt very nurtured and loved. The eyes of the angel were kind and gentle but also the kind of gaze that burns when you look at it. I woke up deeply moved from my dream and that feeling lasted for hours.

Shortly after that, I began to see angel lights around me and around others. Angel lights look like orbs of coloured lights. You often see them moving or in the corner of your eye. Some people believe that angel lights are figments of our imagination. I don’t believe this because I never saw angel lights before in my life before I asked the angels to come into my life. I believe in angels, as I believe in all manifestations of Spirit. At really low times in my life I’ve seen my bedroom full of sparkling, coloured lights, dancing around, after having called on the Archangels. At times like those I’ve cried in gratitude at the playfulness and love of the angels.

How Can I Work with My Guardian Angels Straight Away?

You don’t need to be psychic to do this (although psychic ability helps). Just call on your angels. Ask them to come into your life. Ask them to come into your dreams. Ask them to help you heal any resistance to manifesting your desires. Ask them to heal any issues from the past. Ask them to watch over your loved ones. Ask them to protect you. (Below I list some exercises to connect with your angels.) Ask, ask, ask.

How Will I Know Angels Are Around Me?

If you’ve called on your angels and you’re not seeing any signs of them, don’t get discouraged. They do often make themselves felt when you’re in a really low patch and need their comfort.

If you’re clairsentient, you’ll be naturally gifted in communicating with the angelic realm because angels communicate with us very much through our emotional body and clairsentients are usually very sensitive, emotionally. You know you’re in the presence of an angel when a feeling of unearthly love sweeps you, or when you feel deeply cared for or moved for no reason. Angels feel warm, like a ray of light – You’ll never feel cold in the presence of an angel.

Exercises to Connect With the Angels

This exercise allows you to enhance the lives of others by sending loving gifts to them. I love to send energetic gifts to others through the angels. It requires your visual imagination: Close your eyes and imagine your guardian angel in front of you (you can imagine your angel however you like). Imagine a beautiful box in front of you and feel the love, gratitude, appreciation, strength, peace which you desire to pass on to your recipient. Place that energy into the box and tie it up with a beautiful bow. Give it to the angel with instructions to pass it on to your desired person. This is especially effective if you need to forgive someone or want someone to forgive you.

This may sound like a silly exercise, but it works. An older member of our family was nursing her sick daughter this year and throughout all those times I sent love and strength on a daily basis (or when I remembered). She felt it because she kept telling me that her spirits would lift for no reason and she would feel comforted and loved, in spite of what was happening. In the end, I told her what I was doing and she said she definitely felt the presence of the angels around her at those times.

Meet Your Angels in a Dream

If you’ve never experienced the presence of an angel and don’t know what it feels like, ask the angels to come to you in a dream. If you’re feeling very discouraged or depressed, before you go to sleep, ask the angels to heal and uplift you in the night. Again, I’ve had great results from doing this. I even dreamed of being in a place which looked like a hospital (but didn’t feel like one, thankfully), surrounded by angelic beings. After that dream, I woken up refreshed, renewed and feeling good, despite going to bed feeling depressed and downcast.

Give Your Cares to an Angel

If you’re in pain or grief and you need some serious healing, imagine putting all your cares in a big sack or bag and hand it to an angel, then watch the angel take your cares to the light of God, where the negativity is transmuted to love and returned to you in the same bag. Feel the love energy you get in return from the angel.

‘White-Light’ Your Possessions and Ask for Angelic Protection

Call on Archangel Michael if you’re in fear and in need of some protection. When I’m on the London underground or walking in the street, I imagine a bubble of angelic protection around me. I also imagine Archangel Michael putting a white light around my handbag to protect it. You can also ask the angels to protect your home when you’re gone by white-lighting it. If you’re worried about someone, rather than sending them worry energy (which doesn’t help) call on that person’s guardian angel to protect them.

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  1. Ace

    Hi Anna!

    Your blog posts just make me happy, because I connect to them for some reason.

    Regardless, I still always have a plethora of questions. I’ll only ask a few to not bog you down.
    1.) If you must petition for angels to intervene, what of people who do not believe in angels and would never ask for angelic intervention? What if such a person grows so depressed, he/she considers suicide? Do angels ever intervene volitionally?
    2.) If angels are positive forces helping us in this life, then what are the negative forces? Are they “demons?” What do you make of Demonic Possession?

    Thanks in advance for your answers!

  2. Zora

    What advice would you give for someone who strongly wants to feel independent?

    One reason I very, very rarely call on my spirit guides or angels (And this probably drives them absolutely nuts) is because I feel like I’d be depending on them too much, and I really want to achieve what I want to on my own. Is it working? No. Doesn’t stop what I feel, though. I’d like to be able to call on them, but the want to be independent runs too deep to feel like it could be uprooted by a simple request. I feel like I wouldn’t be able to get out that “heart-felt intention.”

    Thanks for this blog post. I always love it when you update.

  3. Akemi - Yes to Me

    Anna baby, I love your sense of humor. Well, actually, I walked off when I read I have to be good and perfect . . . ^_^

  4. Anna

    Ace – Angels do intervene when we’re in danger of death and it’s not our time to go. I’m pretty sure we have some sort of soul-level agreement which allows Angels to intervene in situations of physical danger, even if we’ve not given conscious permission.

    I do believe in the existence of negative energy, including so-called demons. The demons are like the ‘fallen angels’ who have taken a vow of separation from Source/God. But to mitigate what I’m saying, I have found in my work that negative energies are nowhere near as powerful as they seem. This is because they lack an energy source, being cut off from God/Source as they are.

    Hi Zora – I used to feel the same way about calling on my guides (not so much my Angels) – I didn’t want their help and I felt I wanted to do everything myself.

    Now I realize that guides, angels, humans, etc – we’re like parts of the same body. Angels and guides are made of the same energy as you, and we all come from the same Source – we’re all connected. The idea that we’re separate entities is an illusion, although it seems that way in the physical world because of how we perceive it.

    Calling on your guides allows you to utilize the spiritual resources you put in place for yourself before you even incarnated.
    Refusing to use your guides or saying you don’t need them is a bit like saying ‘I’ll incarnate with two legs and two arms, but I’ll only use one arm because I don’t really want to rely on the other, I want to be independent’.

    Guides in spiritual terms are part of you, and you’re part of them. We all belong to the same whole and we all work for the good of the whole. Your guides are on your team because they benefit from guiding you and you benefit from their guidance. The whole ‘body’ of humanity and spirit indirectly benefits from you living your highest path and purpose and the whole body is affected when you’re out of alignment with it.

    Of course, what I’m writing here only applies if you believe in oneness and that we all come from the same Source. I do believe that so that’s where this reply is coming from.

    (Just in case you wanted to extent the same analogy, negative entities are also part of the same whole, but they are like cancerous cells as they go against the whole body, so there’s no need to cooperate with them as you would with your guides.)

  5. Nina

    “Angels do intervene when we?re in danger of death and it?s not our time to go.”

    That’s a cool quote. Two years ago I was driving a car and was turning around a U-Turn slot when a truck hit me on the driver’s side. I blacked out. When I regained consciousness a few seconds later, I found myself free from injury even if the side where the car got hit was a total wreck. Somehow I knew (because of claircongnizance?) that my time to die has not come and that God / Source spared me. If my time had come, I would have waken up to a different version of reality, and my last memory would have been total blackout and maybe sudden physical pain.

    I don’t remember feeling any angelic love at that time, but I was definitely relieved for remaining alive. I won’t be surprised if this is the case of an angel intervening on my behalf even if I did not ask for it consciously.

  6. Sherry

    I hope you don’t mind if I share what I know from my personal experiences. Of course everything you have said makes me feel so good because it is not surprising to hear me say this, but most people I communicate with think I am looney when I tell them about my Angel experiences.

    I am clairsentient and empathic. I never knew that my clairsentience played a role in my being able to communicate with the Angels.

    When I see them, and I don’t allways see them when they are present although I can always feel them, I see sparkly lights in various colors and formation.

    The only Archangel I have ever heard in a voice outside my head was Metatron. It was at a time I was just starting to learn about Angels and I had made a statement saying that I wasn’t sure I believed…and then that night I had a visit from him.

    Opening my life to the Angels has been an amazing experience.


  7. Laura

    I am so glad i found this site of yours.. i have been trying to read about communicating with them as i just learned not to long ago that you even can. In an unfortunate event and time in my life i am being targeted by a stream of Demon/fallen angels and the one time i tried to communicate with my guide and angels i stopped because i was scared it could be a demon trying to trick me. Every since then i am hungry to get to know mine and communicate with them, and reading sites to learn more and get comfortable where i dont let my fears interfere..

    All my life i have felt watched.. and i have seen four entities (2 dark shadow like and 2 white) but have ALWAYS felt watched.. i have always been scared of the unknown and ignored the feeling of being watched as they never harmed me, so i just ignore to the best of my ability so that i dont get scared, but always confronted with it.. and now these last 6 months as i go through this dark entitiy that is around me and removing it from effecting me so emotionally, the good it did bring is that it lead me to discover i may be a empath, and i do picture readings very well.. so it brought alot of good, as it made me research and learn that i can communicate with my guides and angels.. i dont have to fear the unknown so much.. which may in turn be what this moment i am in right now is.. to prepare me emotionally for the coming events that my husband who has Usher syndrome and is going blind and deaf.. and with my fears.. ugh! This may all be to build me up in strength as i am more shy, easily intimidated.. knowing what i have experienced these last few months has made me stronger, or dont fear the unknown as much or the dark shadows.. i feel like i can handle so much more than i could 6 months ago.

    My only question i would like to ask before i try to reach my angels is in what way do they come to you? being seen? Heard as a voice in your head that is clear that is not your own, or your own thoughts? Or a voice outside of your ear? a simple feeling? I guess i want to know how to prepare as the days are getting near for me to try again to reach mine. Since that day i tried and retracted, i get this pinch on the back of my left ear quite if it is them reminding me they are there.

  8. Danielle

    Dear Anna,

    About 3 years ago when I was connecting with my own angels (and at a stage where I could feel them energetically) I felt them as a distinct feeling of warmth. From then on I found it easy enough to distinguish b/w angels and those in spirit form (who feel cooler to me).

    I just read your post and have never before read anywhere that others feel them as warmth too!! Not that I needed confirmation on what I’ve come to know, but it’s still neat just the same!

    Loved this post!


  9. angelroses

    hi..i have believed in angels for many years,i love having angels in my life..
    i have experiences..the blue and gold lights…i see blue lights everyday on my family…
    at nite in my bedroom i see the blue ,gold and silver lights..i always believed these were signs from the angels
    on one occasion,i did have the bedroom full of sparkling lights,this i wont forget…
    i thought everyone could see these lights but apparantly not…so i believe im special now…i love angels…

  10. Sue

    I have a question that has been weighing on my mind regarding angelic help. I am a christian and I believe angels do help. I also believe that they do things in gods will. Which leads me to my questions.

    1. If you ask an angel for help, but god says “not yet (wait)”, or “No” what do the angels do? how can they help quickly or at all if either of these two are the answer The heavenly father gives? and what is the alternative if there is one?

    2. Everyone has the samething on signs, but the problem is for me at least they have the same stuff over and over again. Like a one size fits all, there has to be other signs that the angels give that might seem out of the ordinary (ie, wind, music, clouds, trees, etc) ways that are not considered common. Also how to determine if its from someone who has passed on, a guide, God, or angel, or from someone who is living?

    3. DV wrote for the numbers book, that angels can’t write messages/answers in the sky. But when someone sees a dove, heart, etc shaped cloud is that not what they are doing?

    I have tried to find the answers by asking but I feel that sense I am so close to the situation, that it is hard for me to be sure of the answer, even when asking for comformation. When it comes to helping others I am fine with my intuition/gut, but when it comes to me, it can go wonky at times. Usually at the times when I need it not to.
    I too don’t want to bog you down with questions, as I have plenty of them but I will await your response for these three. Thank you, and peace, light and love to all of you!

  11. Diane

    I have had it so unusually hard for years I’m talking no one would believe me if I told them I am lost. I pray as much as I can muster up the strangth.I really didn’t think to pray and ask the angles l will let you know how it goes Diane

  12. Anne

    A few weeks ago my husband and I were watching TV. In the lower right hand corner of the TV I saw an angelic white light in the shape a lamp then it was gone. I haven’t seen it since. At first I thought it was a reflection but we don’t have a lamp like that any where in the house. My reaction wasn’t fear or uneasiness it was what was that. My husband didn’t see it.

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