The word “angel” is derived from the Latin “angelus” and the Greek “angelos” meaning “one going” or “one sent,” also “messenger.”
The belief that God sends a spirit to watch over every individual was common in ancient Greek philosophy. In the Middle Ages it was believed that the heavens and the stars and all of the cosmos were alive, full of angels and God. In numerous faiths, angels are mentioned.
Since the beginning of time, angels have delivered God’s messages to humankind. From a spiritual, academic standpoint, angelic messages were primarily intended to provide:
- warnings of impending danger
- instructions as to what to do in a particular situation
- information that angels are there to protect
- joyful announcements.
In metaphysics, angels are said to have great power and long to be made use of, desiring us to call on them to request assistance. So in addition to requesting assistance from the angels, how might we know signs from them?
Signs that the angels are drawing close or making contact include:
- unexpected, intuitive knowledge that comes to you
- an instant feeling of well being or love
- a fragrance in the air like a presence
- a movement of material or physical matter (something is missing and then found)
- a dream in which an important feeling or message is given.
According to some angelologists, the most angelic signature of an angel, however, is the white feather!
Want to learn more about angels, angelic energy and functions, and your guardian angel in particular? Then tune into my radio show, Heartliving with Dr. Cynthia Bischoff, March 1st, 2015 (tomorrow) at 7:00 pm EST, on radio station 1510 am WMEX Boston, or later next week on Dreamvisions 7 Radio.
Self-esteem can be seen as the combination of how you perceive yourself and the value you place on the self you see.
You have core self-esteem which is the value you place on yourself at your core, and situational self-esteem which is the value you place on yourself determined by situational factors (work situation at the moment, weight at the moment).
Certain researchers say that core self-esteem is in place by age 4 and is determined by how your caregivers responded to you. No matter what, it is exciting to know that your core self-esteem can be improved. How?
- If you suffer from any thoughts of being a victim, expand your awareness so that you are able to decide that victim consciousness or self-blame is simply toxic now. Let it go.
- Make a nonjudgmental inventory of your talents and strengths and set goals for accepting them and continuing to improve yourself.
- Stop neglecting your own needs to take care of others. Be compassionate and loving, but not disrespecting of yourself.
- Do your very best at any given moment (it will vary depending upon what your circumstances are).
- Remember that positive self-esteem is not created by “all or none” thinking. Allow yourself to risk-take and realize that even seeming “mistakes” can help you grow!
- Let go of the cultural standards of beauty and FEEL your beauty from WITHIN. Offer that as a gift to yourself and everyone around you. People are drawn to others who feel good about themselves.
- Learn to speak about yourself with directness and honesty. Express your integrity through the harmony of what you say and do.
Above all, celebrate your risk-taking and your successes!