Recent events have made me think about what knowledge of the angels truly belongs to me and isn’t an overlay of things I have unconsciously ‘magpied’ from spiritual teachers and stories that others have told me. This post is about me getting clarity for myself… and if it inspires you then so be it – I hope it will…
My first angelic encounter dates all the way back to 1976 and the Out-of-Body experience I had back then. I was falling asleep in my bed when I felt a big hand scoop me up and into the heart of the cosmos. I was six years old at the time and much has faded from memory but what I can report back is that I know with certainty that this was an out-of-body experience because I came back with a knowledge of the existence of higher realms. I had been shown colours that don’t exist on earth and I heard the singing of what was most likely choirs of angels.
While I cannot be 100% sure about the meaning of this experience was, I know it gave me hope. This was a direct experience of a realm of unconditional love and beauty that simply had no equivalent on Earth and though I didn’t know how to label it then, I think it’s safe to say it falls under ‘angelic encounters’ – this is my inner knowing of what happened and I choose to trust it.
I was also returned to my body with a deep inner knowing and faith in God – our loving creator… and I remember feeling as if I had visited my true home and now I had to back into this foreign land.
The next encounter happened when I was 15 and was rescued from a rapist by my Guardian Angel. It was also evidence of a strong psychic bond with my father who went into a trance when this happened and – unable to move – sent my sister to go and get me.
This happened in the summer of 1985 in a big park in Stockholm City. I was sunbathing close to the edge of a wooded area of the park. It was quite far away from any other people so you can imagine my terror when a man emerged from the trees and pinned me down, face down on my blanket. He started whispering all the things he was going to do with me and I have probably never been more terrified. Then a calm came over me and I heard a voice shout ‘Go!’… I did as the voice told me and though I was still pinned down, I managed to shake the man off as if he as light as a feather and run almost all the way back home which was about a mile and half away when my sister came running in the opposite direction.
We were both out of breath and she asked me ‘What happened? Dad went all weird and shouted at me to run and get you because he said he could see you getting raped.’ This may sound really weird but I believe an angel had put my dad in a trance state because there was nothing he could do about what was happening… Kind of a ‘We’ve got this!’
Even weirder is that I never talked to anyone about this for many years… I guess I was in shock for quite a while after the event.
I think my own Guardian Angel intervened physically in this instance and for this I shall be ever grateful.
Speaking about Guardian Angels, my third encounter is me finally meeting my Guardian Angel. He introduced himself while I was resting on my bed. I wasn’t sleeping or even falling asleep… I was just deliciously relaxed. Suddenly I feel a change in air pressure above me and a warm, tingly sensation all over my body.
There is someone hovering above me and I have an inner knowing that this is an angel. Thankfully, I had the presence of mind to ask his name. He introduced himself as Jeremiel. I know that he is there and I have received some information about the angelic realm by him but I don’t chat with him that much. I just don’t feel the need. In truth, I feel that Angels don’t want us to focus too much on them. They want us to focus on our mission instead.
The next encounter happened about a year later. Again, while I was in a very relaxed state during a Reiki treatment at a holistic fair. With my eyes closed I perceive a huge angel next to the healer… A blue light angel. After the session, I asked the healer if she knew there was an angel in the room. She said, ‘Yes, I always call on Archangel Michael before I begin.’
Archangel Metatron has also appeared to me in meditation and I can’t remember when this first happened but I would say it is within the past couple of years. Because I felt a personal connection with Metatron, I decided to try this attunement key and I felt his presence keenly while I signed the key over my leg. I guess this is a ‘mixed encounter’ since it was guided by another but I invite you to try it for yourself and see…
The other reason I mention Metatron is because I actually find him easy to talk to. He revealed to me that one of his incarnations is as Merlin (sic!). Other than that, I found that Angels are beings of few or no words. I think it’s good to be weary of people who claim to be channelling reams and reams of angelic information. Some of it could well be of ego rather than from Spirit.
As for other angels who have appeared to me in meditation, there have been a few but I don’t really count those as bona fide ‘angel encounters’ because there has to be some form of outside confirmation and/or physical change for it to count. The OBE, though not verified by outside sources or affecting physical change, is mentioned because I was shown a different dimension and came back with faith in God that is rock solid. I may have lost heart and faith multiple times in life… but only over what others have taught me, never in my own inner knowing of the existence of a loving Creator.
My biggest disappointments have been with churchianity and the realisation that Christ’s teachings had been so completely bastardised as to hardly be recognisable. My heart was greatly soothed by coming across the Gospel of Mary Magdalene because it shows why (yes, patriarchy) things went so wrong and how Christ still is a teacher for us on the inner planes. My second biggest disappointment has been with the money machine behind the New Age movement. Christ consciousness is a wonderful thing but again, bastardisation has taken place… and the reason in both cases of perversion of the true teachings of Christ are as always money and power.
My most recent angelic encounter happened earlier this year. Outside confirmation was received though it took place in spirit or the ‘nous‘ rather than on earth. I was tuning in to the angelic realm to receive messages for a friend who had volunteered to be my guinea pig for psychic readings without the cards. Archangel Azrael appeared next to her in my vision and she confirmed to me that she has been actively working with him for the exact things that came through in the message.
So there you have it. These are my true angelic encounters. If I remember that I forgot any, I’ll come back and edit this post.
In my experience, angels don’t always appear because we invited them – contrary to much New Age literature – they appear when they are needed, as you can see above.
What angelic encounters have you had? Please share in the comments!
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