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What is an Angel?

Angels have been a fascinating subject in various cultures and religions throughout history. But what exactly is an angel? And what is the significance and symbolism behind these celestial beings? In this blog, I'll delve into the concept of an angel and explore its various interpretations and representations. So, let's dive in and uncover the mystical world of angels!

Exploring the Angelic Realm

The concept of angels can be found in a multitude of religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and many others. These celestial beings are often depicted as messengers from a higher power, bridging the gap between humanity and the divine.

The Angelic Hierarchy

Within the angelic realm, there is a hierarchical structure that categorizes angels based on their roles and responsibilities. One of the most well-known hierarchical systems is the one described in Christianity, which includes:

1. Seraphim - These are the highest-ranking angels who are believed to encircle the throne of God. They are associated with divine love and light.

2. Cherubim - Often depicted as winged creatures or young children, cherubim are guardians and protectors, representing wisdom and knowledge.

3. Thrones - Thrones are angelic beings associated with justice and judgment. They act as intermediaries between the divine and humanity.

4. Dominions - Responsible for maintaining order among the lower angels, dominions focus on governance and control.

5. Virtues - These angels are associated with miracles, acts of benevolence, and divine intervention.

6. Powers - Powers are warriors and defenders who protect against evil forces and maintain cosmic balance.

7. Principalities - Principalities oversee the realms of nations, ensuring harmony and stability.

8. Archangels - Archangels are messengers of God, delivering important messages and carrying out divine tasks.

9. Angels - The lowest in the hierarchy, angels are often portrayed as guides and protectors of individuals.

10. There are also other angelic and archangelic collectives such as the Elohim that I'll write about separately.

The Symbolism of Angels

Angels are often depicted with wings, representing their ability to transcend earthly limitations and fly freely in the spiritual realm. Their wings are also symbolic of their role as messengers. Additionally, angels are commonly depicted as ethereal beings with a perfect blend of beauty and purity. This symbolism reflects their connection to the divine and their embodiment of spiritual virtues. Angelic symbols and sigils are a powerful way of connecting with their energy.

The Role of Angels in Human Life

Guardian Angels

In my understanding, each person has a guardian angel assigned to them from the time their soul was created by the divine, who watches over and guides individuals, providing protection and divine intervention when needed in every incarnation. They serve as a source of comfort and guidance, especially during challenging times and can be an incredible source of wisdom and guidance when you learn to connect with them.

Intermediaries Between The Divine and Humanity

Angels are often portrayed as intermediaries between God and humanity, delivering important messages and carrying out divine tasks. In many religious texts, angels are described as being instrumental in delivering significant prophecies and guiding individuals towards their destiny.

Angels as Symbols of Hope and Guidance

Angels are often seen as symbols of hope, comfort, and guidance, you may turn to angels in times of distress, seeking solace and reassurance. Through their presence, angels offer a sense of divine protection and support.

Realizing the Essence of Angels

Embracing Angelic Energy

While angels are often seen as otherworldly beings, their essence can be appreciated outside of religious and cultural contexts. The symbolism and attributes associated with angels, such as love, guidance, and protection, resonate with universal human aspirations.

Connecting & Healing With Angels

Regardless of personal beliefs, one can connect with the angelic realm through various spiritual practices. Meditation, prayer, and visualization techniques are commonly used to establish a connection with angels and seek their guidance and inspiration.

Remember that every angel has a specific role, a specific frequency that can support individuals directly and, in my experience, when we ask for their support we receive it!

Take a look at my shop for a meditation to connect with your guardian angel and different Archangels and Archangelic collectives to access the Divine Rays they patronize as well as my books and Oracle & Affirmation Cards

and teach Angelic Reiki for the Angelic Reiki Association in London and South Wales


Angels, with their role as messengers and protectors, have captivated human imagination for centuries. Whether seen as divine entities or archetypal symbols, they offer comfort and guidance to those who seek solace.

Exploring the concept of angels allows us to connect with the spiritual realm and embrace the timeless virtues they embody. So, why not take a moment to ponder the angelic presence in your life and find inspiration in their celestial grace?

Abundant Blessings

𝔄𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔩𝔄 𝔒𝔯𝔬𝔯𝔞

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