Who doesn’t love angels? Everybody I’ve ever asked loves to see them, hear from them, even just sense their beneficent presence. They can be like shimmering beacons of light in the darkness, melodious music springing up out of silence, awesome visions of truth and goodness, crackling fires of excitement and energy, feathery whisperings of comfort and joy… Although sometimes the experience can be unnerving or even a little scary, whenever we encounter angels, the overall effect enriches us. After all, they are divine messengers, with a personal communication for us, bringing news, direction, advice, and warnings—all from God, in God’s infinite goodness. The messages they carry are of love, protection, hope, justice, encouragement, strength, perseverance, power. For our edification. And they persist in sounding these notes until we stop, listen, and humbly take heed.
Since I moved to Los Angeles, the City of Angels, a couple of years ago, I see angels every day, hear their sometimes delicate, sometimes deafening honest voices everywhere I go. Not that L.A. has any more angels than other cities or places on earth. No, I believe angels venture all around the world, going wherever and whenever they are needed. In other words, all across the globe and the universe.
But, I’ve been more aware of them in L.A., I think, because I moved to a strange city where I knew almost no one, had no ties and no roots to ground me. There was no one and nothing familiar to cling to. I was seeking to make a new life, with new friends, new work, and new purposes and pastimes. I asked God for direction, and God sent me angels—of every faith, age, color and size. These righteous, radiant beings showed me my way like a best friend would and continue to guide my steps like the spiritual teachers they are.
This project is devoted to seeing angels and hearing the wisdom from God they are offering us. Through their eyes, we can see how God lives in and fills everything that exists. We can hear in their words and the rustle of their wings how God holds us close in care and guidance. I hope by viewing and participating in this project you will gain a heightened sense of the angels all around all of us and the opportunity for interchange with God they present every time we are ready to receive it.
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