Thank you for joining me on this journey. I truly hope that through my experience you also gain insights and things to try to connect with your own guardian angels!
To remind you of my reason for doing this and sharing it with you, is that it really started bothering me that I can so easily connect with other's guardian angels, so why is it so hard to connect with my own? I have never tried to connect with them in the way I do other people's during my creation process. Since I am such a private person, I can only assume it was my angels who put this notion in my head to share it with all of you.
This is what happened today. I decided to do a card pull to just see what was drawn. I have many card decks, I admit. A lot of them I don't actually use that much. The first one you see is the first deck I received from Doreen Virtue during my "Angel Therapy Practitioner" training. The $5 you see is the first payment I received from a fellow student during the last day of our training, when we did readings for each other. I keep it in my deck to remind me of that amazing week long training I did. I have never pulled this card before, I don't even recall seeing it in the deck.
OMEGA CARD: Victory! Your desire is coming to fruition. Keep up the good work!" A little corny? I agree, but read the message behind it. This is what I pulled from that: "When you listen to what your heart whispers, you swim in natural synchronicity. Stay relaxed and confident... if you notice problems... it simply means you are temporarily out of sync... no need for shame, simply release your doubts to Heaven, and rest assured that a happy outcome is yours."
Next I pulled a card from my trusty companion deck with Archangel Michael. I figure he will have something to say. I was right, direct and to the point as always.
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL CARD - YOU CREATED THIS SITUATION AND YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE IT: In summary, I took away this message. "This card is a reminder that you are a powerful creator... you have the skills to rise above... as long as you blame you will remain stuck... Call upon God and Archangel Michael, and then take charge according to your (their) guidance... make a list of action steps and then follow through."
Of all the cards I could have pulled, these really hit home and are right on the money. Good reminders, good support.
So even though this journey is to artistically create and connect to my own guardian angels, clearly I have another guardian helping me out. I am not sure of her name. I at first thought I knew, but like with my angels, am unsure of myself. For the time being I am calling her Solace. This is in honor of a truly amazing horse (black Tennessee Walker) that played a huge part in my life several years ago. She has since passed, but has never been forgotten. Who knows, maybe this is Solace still with me in a new-ish form?
Tune in to my next entry to see what happens next :).
Claire (& Solace)
I do not know the answer. I did my truly life changing ‘Angel Therapy’ training with Doreen Virtue (well, technically that is, you don’t ever actually meet Doreen when you do entry level training with her for a week), and had an amazing mentor who also trained with her. This so profoundly enhanced my career, faith, and understanding of angels and myself. And also left a TON more questions. At the time Doreen really seemed to be the “expert” on angels, at least in the U.S. Now there are so many other well-known people who see, talk to, commune with, get messages from, and even claim to be Oracles or have a direct link to the “Spirit who is at the fingertip of God”. These last ones are some pretty darn big claims. Who am I to agree or disagree? I am the most important person in the world…
…for me, that is. Only I can know what to believe for me. I can read and listen to, or even have private sessions with all these people listed below, and still not understand it all. Wait, let me back up. If I was very wealthy and somehow could move up on the 1 month to 1 year wait list to have a session with these amazing people, I could maybe start to understand it all. Luckily, if there is one thing they all agree on, is that I have the power to connect directly with angels myself, and don’t actually need them to do it for me. Phew.
I am not being negative towards anyone. I am truly grateful for all insights from humans and communications from light beings that I can get! I re-read this and almost took out the sarcastic parts. But then I realized that is all part of our struggle together – what makes an “expert”? Does the fact that they have a waiting list a mile long, can charge an arm and a leg to see people, and walk around with an entourage of helpers make them experts? These are by-products of them being experts. If they weren’t, no one would spend the time and money to see them, right? I certainly don’t think any of them are frauds, and most don’t even seem to be coming from a place of ego. Does that mean we blindly believe what they say? Answering for myself, no, it does not. It means I have great interest and respect for their insights, and decide ultimately for myself.
I have spent a lot of time and energy trying to get the answers from others. I have read their books, listened to their podcasts, taken their meditation classes, had in-person readings, etc. No cruises for me yet… And I will continue to do this (read, not go on cruises) to learn and discover amazing new insights, ways of healing, meditating, and becoming closer to the angels, my guides, Jesus, and God.
My biggest lesson learned so far in all of this: my perspective on why I am doing this has changed. I am no longer looking for them to tell me the answers. I am looking within myself as I learn more, to know what feels right to me. I am trusting my own judgement, my own intuition, my own religious and spiritual beliefs, my own sense of connection with the angels, to truly learn about angels. Am I good at that yet? Not really.
For example, some experts say you can just think an Archangel’s name and they will be at your side instantly. Others say you actually have to perform a ritual, or at least set clear intent through actions. I recently read Anthony Williams take on all this, and he is somewhere in-between. At this current time in my thinking (I reserve the right to change this thinking at any moment) he is pretty close to what makes sense to me.
Then again Anthony claims that he talks to and sees the Spirit ‘Compassion’ who is literally at the fingertip of God. Wait, isn’t that Jesus? If anyone has compassion at its fullest and most Divine, it would be Jesus. Jesus is certainly our most amazing example of a Divine Healer. He was also a Mystic that we barely know anything about but sounds truly amazing. Jesus tells us to see him in everything (Christian labeled or not). Maybe I’ll just keep praying to him… and stop going off on this tangent.
Where I do feel confident is in my art. When I make someone’s artistic representation of their guardian angel (http://www.sacredbalanceart.com), I trust myself, I trust that guardian angel to lead me, and I know that what I am doing is real. When they come to me in color, texture, personality, and want to give a message, it feels perfect to me – my intuition knows, I feel exhilarated, I get in the zone. And the many confirmations from my customers helps too!
I have made progress, and I have a ways to go yet. I hope my struggles in this post help you to see you are not alone (come on admit it, you struggle too) and realize that truly believing for yourself, and in yourself, and what you learn about angels, makes you the most important person in the world…to you.
There are so many people out there communing with the angels and other light beings that we must just be getting started with our understanding. After all, when we are humans, we are but blips in time compared to the life of an angel. Huh, maybe there are no experts after all. At least not yet…
Yours in Love, Light, and as always Angel Blessings,
To help you on your journey, here is a list of amazing people who work with angels and other light beings:
http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/essential-angels – Anthony Williams
http://www.lornabyrne.com/ – Lorna Byrne
http://www.angeltherapy.com/ – Doreen Virtue
http://mas-sajady.com/ – Mas Sajady
http://www.allaboutangels.org.uk/ – Jacky Newcomb
http://www.kylegray.co.uk/ – Kyle Gray
http://www.dianacooper.com/ – Diana Cooper
http://sylviabrowne.com/ – the late Sylvia Browne
https://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Angels-Archangels-Unseen-Forces-ebook/ – even Edgar Cayce
The list goes on and on, enjoy discovering more for yourself…
It became clear to me this Christmas Season that people have very different views of angels, whether from their religious belief, spiritual belief, personal experience, or artistic renderings. I listened to a talk from an “Angel Expert” on the radio, I listened to how many times angels and archangels are mentioned in the Sunday Church service, especially on Christmas Eve. I even just downloaded a book on the “physics” of angels and looked into classes on “Angelology”. The more I try to understand them, the more conflicting human ideas I come across.
I admit, I am more confused than ever, but I am more okay with being confused than before. As I was talking to people in my Art Booth at Armature at holiday art shows and craft fairs over this shopping season, one thing remained clear – the reason I started creating art angels in the first place. I want people to have an understanding of what their guardian angel looks/feels/senses like; to give them a link, a connection to start their own journey. I don’t claim that I can see physical angels or that they come to me when I call them and we have full conversations, but I do know that the artistic fiber art angels I create touch people’s hearts. They strike a chord, they stir up a memory, they pluck at a heart string, etc. So I know I am at least on the right track. And yes, I believe my creations are talented and artistic and fun, I love doing them. But are they what angels actually look like? I have no idea. What I do know is that they are what they need to look like to touch someone’s heart.
In fact, I did not sell that many of my angels and fairies this season. Sales were down on Etsy and at the shows. I was having a conversation with a successful artist here in Bend and he said “they key is to find your target audience”. Hmmm… That is a good question. The people who bought angels on Etsy and the people who bought them in my booths had at least one thing in common – the angel was for someone special. When I explain that the guardian angel I am creating an artistic rendition of comes to me in color, texture, size, personality, and not a name, it becomes a whole new concept to them – this is a truly unique way to connect with that angel and bring some joy-peace-closure-comfort-smiles-giggles to someone. They don’t think “Oh, cool artist and art.” (Well, hopefully they do at little…)
So what am I then? An artist? An angel channeler? I guess I am both, but primarily I am a delivery person. I am a connector. I connect people with angels, hopefully lighting a spark within their hearts to start their own confusing angel journey. So for my mission of “putting a guardian angel in every person’s home”, I am off to find the best way to reach my target audience. Wish me luck, no wish me clear guidance from my guardian angels, I am sure they are exhausted from telling me and me simply not hearing them :).
Angel Blessings to you all,
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