My life with angels
Learn how you can sharpen your angelic sense with spiritual teacher Chrissie Astell
So many women come to my workshops because they’re feeling ‘stuck’ and are looking for a change of direction – something that really reflects their true soul – and I know exactly what they mean, because I’ve been there myself.
All through my late twenties and early thirties I had a yearning for something, but I didn’t know what. I prayed for direction and searched everywhere for my path. From astrological readings and palmistry, to tarot and numerology, I tried the lot, desperately hoping one of them would show me what I was supposed to be doing with my life.
My dad kept telling me that when the time was right, everything would fall into place, but as it turned out, it was clinical depression that made me see that I needed to make big changes.
I sought professional help from a clinical psychologist and, as I heard myself talking about the things that meant the most to me, I realised I was suppressing my own spirituality for the sake of pleasing someone else; I was giving my power away. Then I remembered my link to the angels and called on them. It’s something you can do too in order to find your true path.
Gabriel is the Archangel who brings new beginnings and fresh opportunities, showers us with blessings of hope and love, and points us in the right direction. He guides each soul from conception to birth, gifting us with an inner knowledge of our life purpose, literally lighting the way forward, sowing seeds and instigating change. This forgotten wisdom is within us all. We must simply sharpen our ‘spiritual’ senses and let nuggets of wisdom from deep within our soul bubble to the surface of our consciousness.
Working with angels to find your life purpose may seem a little daunting at first, especially if you struggle to hear angel messages, but you must learn your own unique way of ‘tuning in’.
These three tools will help you fine-tune your angelic connection, so the messages and signs of how to move forward will become clear.
Firstly, you need to develop your intuition. Do this by paying attention to the peculiar coincidences and synchronicities that occur in your day-to-day life. If a particular word, place, person or topic pops up in different conversations, in seemingly random ways, three times, make a mental note as this will turn out to be significant.
Next, you need to strengthen your communication with the angels by working out your strongest communication route. Not everyone ‘sees’ colours or shapes, or hears voices; some notice words in print that ‘speak’ to them. Others find objects such as charms or feathers, or spot robins in the garden at bizarre times just as they were thinking about someone.
Thirdly, I advise you to keep a journal of your spiritual progress.
Being mindfully aware of what you are doing in any given moment will enable you to become alert to messages from the angels and you’ll soon be able to work out what you’re being shown.
I’m also a big believer in affirmations, so I’d like to recommend this one to you, to keep you on your path. ‘I open myself up to the flow of universal energy and communicate with all my senses. I am able to follow the nudging of Divine guidance as I move towards fulfilling my soul’s highest purpose.’ Say it out loud or in your head whenever you are feeling lost.
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Spiritual teacher Chrissie Astell on sharpening your angelic senses