Thoughts about Angels.

We are all familiar with angels in Art – the pictures and statues of angels, and we will have heard about them, it is a popular idea. Also, we will all have our own ideas about angels and what they are.

Various religions refer to Angels in their teachings. For example;

In Islam

There are many references to angels in the Qur’an and Hadith. Islam states that angels are messengers of God. They have no free will, and can do only what God orders them to do. An example of a task they carry out is that of testing individuals by granting them abundant wealth and curing their illness.   Believing in angels is one of the six Articles of Faith in Islam.


In the Bible, angels are referred to as messenger of God; messenger of the Lord, and the holy ones. Later texts use other terms, such as the upper ones. In post-Biblical Judaism, certain angels took on particular significance and developed unique personalities and roles.


Jewish understandings of angels was later adopted by Christians, which may originally have been partly learned from the Egyptians. The Christian interpretation of an angel was of the angel as a messenger of God. Later, individual angels were mentioned such as Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Lucifer. From the 3rd to the 5th centuries, the image of angels took on definite characteristics both in theology and in art.


‘Humankind has always walked the earth with angels, The Human Race, whether it knows it or not, lives through the ages under the guardianship of God’s Angels…. One hears of angels visiting wise men and prophets of old, but does not always realize that angels are ever working amongst the human family.’

And also;

‘There is always with every human soul – always – the teacher, the guide, and always the guardian angel… who sees… the spirit, the little glimmer of light. This angel is ever trying to fan the flame, and to give encouragement and help to the flickering light.’

‘The guardian angel is not of the human kingdom, and is concerned with the karma of the soul in its charge… The guardian angel supervises the learning of certain lessons, and watches over birth, marriage, death; being concerned with these big karmic events. The angel is concerned with those experiences which enable the feelings of the soul in its charge to develop and grow.’

So what do you think about angels? You could meditate on the concept of angels and see what comes to you.