Don’t believe in angels? What would you lose by suspending your disbelief for Christmas?
If you feel cynical or disbelieving about the whole idea of angels, why not give yourself a little Christmas present and suspend your disbelief for the season. The angels ask that everyone try and open up to the possibility that there is more to this life than the material – even just for 24 hours this Christmas. What have you got to lose?
No matter how lonely you may feel – you are never alone. Your guardian angel never leaves you, not for a minute; it is with you from before you are conceived and stays with you until after you are dead. It never leaves you, so no matter how alone you may feel you are never alone.
It is the gatekeeper of your soul. Regardless of your religion or lack of any belief, regardless of whether you believe in angels or not, your guardian angel is there beside you waiting for you to ask for its help. You’re precious to it, you’re its number one … it has to do everything it can for you, and it will. All you have to do is ask.
The angel’s have a gift for you this Christmas
Every Christmas, from the time that I was a child, I have seen thousands of angels flying over houses dropping balls of lights into each and every home. When this happens I would see an explosion of light that would fill every nook and cranny of the house, lighting up the brickwork and the cement in between. I always wondered why this was but it’s only in recent years that the angels have explained to me what they are doing. They have told me that they are helping adults to connect with their memories of Heaven. In the presence of young children we often feel their sense of wonder – particularly at Christmas. Young children have recently come from God from Heaven, and are full of love and true spiritual feeling. All of us adults carry these memories inside us, though they may be hidden for most of the year.
Then, at Christmas, we may be afforded a glimpse of something more. At Christmas time millions of a special kind of angel streams into our world, into every home helping to lighten the darkness, and to fill every heart with hope.
You are a messenger for the angels this Christmas
Angels sometimes ask us to deliver messages for them. Suddenly you feel you should ring someone or maybe walking through the park you suddenly feel you should smile at a stranger, or engage them in conversation. It may seem a small or a rather silly thing for you to do but it may be that for this person it is a sign of hope, a message from their angel. As trivial as it seems to you, it may be very important to them. We are the angels’ messengers and at times it can be hard for the angels to deliver messages or give signs as so often we are reluctant to pass them on.
Remember strangers give you messages from your angels too. Sometimes someone – it could be a shop assistant, a bus driver, a neighbor’s child – says something to you, and you react deeply. It might feel like a sign of encouragement or hope, or like something that someone you love, who is not around anymore, would have said. Listen. Don’t doubt your feelings. Don’t dismiss these precious moments and fail to acknowledge them.
Don’t let anyone be on their own this Christmas
We need to listen to God’s angels, who are telling us not to let anyone feel alone or unloved this Christmas. Each and every one of us needs to let those around us know that we love and care for them. The angels are telling me that at Christmas time it’s particularly important to make people feel included – to invite them in for a cup of tea, or to give them a little gift.
The best present you can give anyone is love
The angels are telling me that we have become too wrapped up in materialism; many people have started to believe that money can buy love and happiness. It can’t! It’s time for us to have a re-think about how we use money at Christmas. God wants us to have the material things that allow us to live life to the full. But he doesn’t want us to fall into the trap of thinking that’s all that this life is about. There is abundance and plenty to go around, but we need to remember that there is more to life than this. The truth is that the best present you can give anyone is love; love is a gift that is priceless. So show more love this Christmas. Often small gestures made with love – are more significant than big gifts.
Take the time to enjoy this Christmas
In today’s world we rush around a lot, but the angels tell me that in doing so, we often forget what life is really about. Life is not just about work, hurrying and deadlines. We need to stop for a moment and see the beauty in people around us and allow the goodness of people to penetrate our lives. We need time to sit down and have relaxed conversation with family and friends, with people who we may not know well and sometimes with complete strangers. We
need to take the time to realize how lucky we are to be alive.
This Christmas, instead of rushing around trying to make everything perfect why not take the time to become more human again, to try and have a little more compassion for yourself and for everything around you, to reconnect with your feelings. Take the time to enjoy the precious moments of your life – moments that are literally priceless gifts.
A Christmas Prayer of Hope
I ask you this Christmas for the gift of the Angel of Hope
to come into my life,
into the lives of those I love,
and into the lives of everyone in the world
in need of hope at this time.
© 2013 Lorna Byrne http://www.lornabyrne.com