"If you seek an angel with an open heart, you shall always find one"
In an earlier post (please see "Happiness is...", March 18, 2005) I mentioned that my first true spiritual epiphany came when my cousin introduced me to something she called the "Angel Board".
As far as I could tell at the time, it essentially looked like a home made Ouija board which to me was not a good thing. Years earlier my friend had me try the Ouija board "game" and with both of us scared out of our wits had some seemingly bad ghost entities come through spelling some pretty fowl language.
Needless to say I wasn't exactly thrilled to go through a similar experience again. But, my cousin reassured me that while both do allow spirit energy to communicate with us (angels, ghosts, etc. are spirit energies that are around us all the time), the major difference is that your specifically asking for your guardian angels to communicate through the Angel Board in a state of peice and love. As opposed to the majority of people that use the Ouija that are in a state of fear (mostly of the unknown) asking and believing they are communicating with ghosts through the Ouija.
That explaination made some sense to me, so I meditated a bit getting myself in a state of peice and we both laid our fingers on the base of a small cup turned upside down on the table and asked to speak to our guardian angels. Nothing happened for a few minutes. But slowly and steadily I started to feel this amazing sensation. I can only describe it as controlled "shivers".
Like the ones you get when telling ghost stories when your young, only not just on the back of your neck. These felt like a wave of shivers that "flowed" like a wave up and down my back, shoulders, arms, and head. It was the most amazing sensation. I never felt so at peice, calm, and content. It was so overwhelming that tears started to well up in my eyes. They were tears of joy and I'd never had that experience before.
At that point the cup started to move. Both my cousin and I laid our fingertips very lightly on the cup and it moved with what seemed like a momentum of its own. If one of us lifted our fingers off the cup even slightly the movement stops like a curcuit was broken. I do know that you need two or more people to get the cup to move. And the more people, the stronger the energy and movements you feel. The cup moved to the letters of the alphabet and numbers hand printed by my cousin around the inside edge of the paper.
The cup was moving at a pretty good pace smoothly spelling out words. I found out my guardian angels name was "Hata". And while angels don't really have a gender, they tend to identify themselves as male or female. Mine prefers to be known as male. And the messages he gave were one's of hope, peice, and that God loves us unconditionally.
Please read the previously mentioned blog post for a summary of many sessions. I've since learned that its much more efficient to simply meditate and speak to any angel or spirit or God for that matter. The reason we haven't or couldn't speak to any of the mentioned spirit entities is because we've been conditioned to believe we couldn't.
Our free will is the number one driving force in our life. Along with our belief. As I've mentioned many times in past posts, your belief drives your reality. Simply believing you can communicate to these entities opens the door for that communication.
Some things I've learned about guardian angels along the way. They have a child like innocence to them. They are always loving. They are always positive. They like to clown around and make us laugh. They are always with us but only make their presence known to us when we ask or when we desperately need their help. They are here to assist us spiritually and their actions are driven by our decisions when we choose enlightening paths. They always respect our freedom of choice and will not choose for us and will never answer questions that they feel will influence our path. They are with us to assist and nurture, but not to lead the way. They're along for the ride assisting us and enabling our spiritual path when we make enlightened decisions. They never judge and never scold us when we take "un-enlightened" actions. All actions are learning experiences and all our choices and actions are perfect in their mind. They work together to mold the reality around you based on your beliefs.
And coincidence is the angels playground and calling card. If you seem to have things fall in your lap in a way that a) was totally unexpected, and b) happened after some seemingly weird co-incidence then its pretty much guarranteed it was your angels doing.
If anyone is interested in trying it out, I've created an Angel Board below that's a slight variance to the typical letters and numbers one. It just adds common words along the top to allow quicker communication.
You can see the layout below. You can also download and print the full size version by clicking on the link below the graphic. Simply print and cut along the black square line along the outside of the page.Click here for the full-size printable version
Also, there's no need to be afraid. Remember, your free will and belief are the driving factors to this and all experiences in your life. Simply meditate and/or pray before the session. Place the paper in the middle of a smooth table. Put a small cup face down on the table so it can move along the outside of the paper. You and one or more partners place one or two fingers of one hand lightly on the base of the cup. And believe and ask to speak to your guardian angel.
Be looking for how you feel the spirit energy. For many it's the shiver sensation I mentioned earlier. For others its a change in temperature to different parts of the body. And still others its a light ringing in the ears. In all cases the sensations come in what feel like waves. Its a really amazing feeling. You feel what I can only describe as incredibly content. Also, you loose all track of time, so be careful if you start the session later in the evening or at night. Before you know it, it's the middle of the night and it only feels like you've been at it for an hour.
Happy angel boarding :)