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This is the first in a two-part blog about angels, to celebrate the coming holiday season. The Christmas story features an angel, and angels and other alternate-dimension beings are prevalent in other cultures and religions also. Sri Chinmoy, a spiritual Master, author and peace concert musician, discusses his experience of angels through questions asked by his students, and poems that he has composed:

If  you  can  keep
Pure  thoughts  in  your  mind
During  the  day,
Then  at  night  you  will  be  blessed
With  the  company  of  angels.

Question:  How  can  we  enjoy  the  company  of  angels?

Sri  Chinmoy:  In  order  to  enjoy  the  company  of  angels,  one  has  to  be  extremely  sweet,  pure  and  subtle.  Sweetness  is  what  angels  like  most.  There  are  many  aspects  of  God  that  we  like.  At  different  times  we  like  God’s  Compassion  or  God’s  Forgiveness  or  God’s  Beauty.  Very  often  we  think  of  God’s  Power.  But  mostly  when  we  think  of  God,  His  Compassion  aspect  comes  forward.  We  call  Him  ‘God  the  Merciful.’

Similarly,  when  we  think  of  an  angel,  there  are  two  qualities  that  immediately  come  to  mind:  sweetness  and  brightness.  Sweetness  in  brightness  and  brightness  in  sweetness  are  the  predominant  angelic  qualities.  If  we  can  also  have  that  sweetness,  brightness  and  subtlety,  then  definitely  we  can  be  in  the  midst  of  the  angels.Even  in  an  ordinary  family,  mothers  often  say  about  their  children,  “He  is  an  angel,”  or  “She  is  an  angel.”  They  are  not  thinking  of  their  children’s  mental  capacities  or  other  talents  at  that  time.  They  are  only  thinking  of  their  sweetness.  As  soon  as  we  think  of  an  angel,  we  imagine  someone  who  is  sweet,  delicate,  subtle  and  bright.  This  is  the  angelic  touch.

Each  time
I  have  a  pure  thought
In  my  mind,
An  angel  of  peace  from  Heaven
Descends  into  my  life.

Angels  always  like  brightness  in  nature.  Fairies,  on  the  other  hand,  like  naturalness.  Anything  that  is  natural  fairies  like.  Angels  are  usually  from  higher  planes,  while  fairies  have  freer  access  to  Mother  Earth.  If  you  think  of  a  tree,  angels  are  like  the  higher  branches,  whereas  fairies  are  like  the  branches  that  are  only  a  little  above  the  ground.  They  are  branches  of  the  same  life-tree,  but  the  fairies  are  like  lower  branches  and  angels  are  like  the  high,  higher,  highest  branches.

Angels  can  come  to  earth  if  they  want  to  visit  people  or  see  some  people  who  are  very  dear  to  them.  Angels  can  take  the  form  of  a  relative  and  come  to  someone  who  may  be  going  to  die  in  a  few  hours.  At  such  times,  angels  can  act  as  the  direct  representative  of  the  divine  force  to  take  somebody  into  the  other  world.  When  somebody  is  about  to  die,  we  often  hear  them  say  that  an  angel  has  come.  But  fairies  do  not  or  cannot  do  that  kind  of  thing.  Fairies  deal  mostly  with  children,  whereas  angels  deal  with  all  human  beings  irrespective  of  age.

Angels  also  like  children  very  much.  But  in  terms  of  receptivity,  elderly  people  receive  more  blessings  from  angels  because  they  are  more  conscious  of  the  angels’  divinity.  Children  do  not  know  what  divinity  is,  so  in  that  respect  their  receptivity  is  missing.  Elderly  people  get  more  benefit  when  they  think  of  an  angel  or  meditate  on  an  angel;  at  that  time  they  are  filled  with  joy.  Children  may  hear  all  about  angels  from  their  parents  and  they  may  get  joy  by  hearing  the  word  ‘angel,’  but  they  have  no  idea  how  angels  can  help  them  in  their  daily  lives.

If  you  see  an  angel,  you  really  feel  something.  Everything  changes  for  a  few  minutes  or a  few  days.  Your  consciousness  changes;  you  are  flowing.  It  is  so  beautiful.

Angels  visit  us
Only  when  we  have
A  purity-mind
And
A  self-giving  heart.

(This excerpt was selected from the chapter Angels in Angels and Fairies by Sri Chinmoy)

Do you want to know more about angels, fairies and other beings? Angels and Fairies  by Sri Chinmoy is an illustrated book full of profound answers to some very interesting questions. Its beautiful design also makes it a wonderful gift! 

Also right now on our website you can receive the book for only £9.99 (original price £11.99) and with free postage!

Just use the discount code ANGELS at checkout!

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Excerpt from Angels and Fairies by Sri Chinmoy / Blue Beyond Books / £11.99 

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Do you want to know more about angels, fairies and other beings? Angels and Fairies by Sri Chinmoy is an illustrated book full of profound answers to some very interesting questions. Its beautiful design also makes it a wonderful gift!

Also right now on our website you can receive the book for only £9.99 (original price £11.99) and with free postage!

Just use the discount code ANGELS at checkout!

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