Heaven and earth may seem like two different places, but in truth they are one. To lift the veil and experience heaven you need to understand the concept of vibration. To better explain this, think about a radio and how you can change the channel and tune into different stations to listen to various expressions of music. The same is true for the angelic realm. You simply need to attune your energy and raise your vibration to connect with the different hierarchies of angels. As you use the tools given in this book to help you raise your vibration, you will realize that the kingdom of heaven is found from going within.
Energy and Vibration
It’s important to understand the concept of energy and vibration so you can experience the angels with all your senses. As discussed before, you are energy and the angels are energy. If this is true, then why can’t you see the angels like you can see other human beings? It has to do with the concept of vibration. The meaning of vibration from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is, “a characteristic emanation, aura, or spirit that infuses or vitalizes someone or something and that can be instinctively sensed or experienced.” Here is the key: In order to see or feel the energy of the angels, you need to raise your vibration to be in tune with their energy. The angels vibrate in the energy of pure divine love and humans resonate between the energy of fear and love.
If you’re ever having a bad day and want to feel better, simply smile. Fake it if you need to. Try it right now; smile and see how you feel. Notice how your energy changes. This is a simple technique to raise your vibration. You can change any situation, no matter where you are or who you are with, by just smiling.
The energy of fear resonates at a lower vibration, while the energy of love resonates at a higher vibration. Think about the last time you were around someone who was angry, depressed, or confused. What “vibe” did you get from that person? Did they lift you up or bring you down? Now think of an occasion when you were with someone who was fun, who made you laugh, and you had a really good time. What vibe did you get from this person? Did her energy lift your spirits or bring you down?
If you would like to hear, feel, and see the angels, you need to raise your vibration to become one with their energy. Your next question might be, “How do I raise my vibration?” The following are ways to raise your vibration, but the keys are patience and practice.
Following are different methods you can use to raise your vibration so you can attune yourself to the angels and receive messages of divine guidance. Play with them and discover which ones feel comfortable to you and your lifestyle. It’s important to find a method that you enjoy and you feel connected to. When this happens, you are more likely to stick with it and use it to bond with the angels.
When sitting in stillness and silence, the mind and the body relax. By becoming still you can seek to find your center, where the ego mind quiets and the gateway to the divine opens. The angels want to get your attention and communicate with you, and it’s easier when you can find this place to connect.
Silence is the pathway to follow on your journey to the center of the self. In this silence you begin to experience a unity and you recognize you are one with the divine. Almost everyone has had this experience at some time, perhaps while sitting by a lake in silence and solitude, gazing at a sleeping child, or caught alone and awestruck by a magnificent sunset on a country road. These are mystical moments that connect you to the larger totality of which you are a part. You are transfixed and transformed for the moment. It’s difficult to describe the feeling, and you have no adequate words for that sense of having stepped outside your normal boundaries into something grand and inspiring. It happens in the silence, and this is where you can sense, feel, and experience the angels.
In order to experience the presence of angels, you must dare to turn off the electronic sounds around you. In order to come to your spiritual center, listen instead to the simpler sounds around you. You might hear a bird chirping, rain dripping, or the simple sound of your own breath or perhaps the flutter of an angel’s wings or an angel singing.
Silence is a great spiritual teacher who guides you and illuminates your way when it is dark. In the silence of the inner self, you reach truth, and in so doing, you find your angels there, guiding and gracing you and delivering the messages you need to hear. The angels want to help you and they want you to be able to recognize their presence in your life.
Fortunately, you do not have to retire to a monastery or become a hermit to experience the contemplative silence that is at the heart of experiencing the angelic world. You can achieve your own silence and recognize the presence of angels by practicing silence on a daily basis.
Some people have a difficult time sitting in silence because their mind is too busy. If this sounds familiar to you, then try guided meditation. In guided meditation you listen to the voice of someone who guides you through the process.
Most guided meditations combine soothing music with the use of visualization. Both techniques are used to help you relax and to enhance the experience. You can sit back and relax as you are soothed by the music and all you need to do is follow the guide’s soothing voice as they bring you into meditation. Your thoughts are focused on following the direction of the guide and it’s easier to let go as you allow your experiences to unfold.
Most guided mediations start with a deep relaxation of the body and the mind. After you slow down your breath and release the tension in your body, you will physically and mentally relax. When this happens you naturally open up the pathway to other states of consciousness. In this altered state you can enhance your spiritual growth and development and you can communicate with the angels. Ask the angels to work with you in meditation to help you better understand who they are and how they can help you. Try guided meditation and see if it’s right for you. It can be one of the most powerful ways to attune to the vibration of the angels.
There are many forms of meditation. It’s best to experiment with different types of meditation to discover what works best for you. If you have a hard time quieting your mind or if you are just getting started, you might want to seek out a meditation class in your area or purchase a guided meditation CD.
The following guided meditation will help you raise your vibration so you can attune to the angels and receive their loving guidance. During this attunement you can release your fears and ask the angels for the help you need. They will work with you during the attunement, and they will help you raise your vibration so you can feel them, hear them, and possibly see them.
It would be helpful if you could record the words beforehand so you can simply relax and listen during meditation. Remember to speak slowly and with a soothing voice when you record the meditation. Try playing soothing music in the background during your recording.
Take some nice deep breaths and just close your eyes. Set the intention with your angels to attune to their energy and raise your vibration so you can easily see, feel, hear, and sense their loving presence. (Pause)
Now ask the angels to surround you in a beautiful circle of divine light, love, and protection. Take a moment and breathe with them and feel their unconditional love flow into every cell of your being. As you do this, your body begins to relax. Feel this soothing and healing divine light flow into the top of your head, relaxing your scalp; all the muscles in your scalp relax. Now, feel it flow into your forehead and then your eyes, cheeks, jaw, and your mouth. All the muscles in your face relax. (Pause) Feel the light and relaxation flow into your neck, relaxing your neck. Feel it flow into your shoulders, down your arms, and to the tips of your fingers. It feels so good to relax and let go. (Pause) Now, breathe in the divine light into your chest and feel all your muscles relax in your chest. Then feel it flow into your stomach and all the muscles in your stomach relax. (Pause) Now, bring awareness to your back, and feel the divine light flow down your back relaxing your upper back, your middle back, all the way down to your lower back. Your entire back relaxes in this beautiful soothing light. (Pause) Feel as the light and relaxation flows down into your hips, your knees, your calves, and all the way down to the soles of your feet, the tips of your toes. (Pause) Your entire body is filled with relaxation and the divine light. Every cell of your being is illuminated with this divine light. Notice how good it feels to relax and let go. (Pause)
Imagine the angels give you this beautiful cloud chair and they ask you to sit in it and relax. This cloud chair was made just for you and it fits you perfectly. You melt into the cloud chair and relax even deeper. (Pause) Feel and imagine 10,000 angels surrounding you. Welcome them, breathe with them, and know they are there to help you. (Pause) They slowly begin to lift your cloud chair into the higher octaves of the angelic realm. Imagine your cloud chair being carried upward into the higher vibration of the angelic realm where only love exists. They know exactly what they are doing, so just trust and allow them to attune your energy to this higher vibration of love and light. (Pause) As you relax and attune to the higher vibrations of light, notice what you feel, what you hear, what you see, and what you sense. (Pause) Take a moment and release your fears to them. They have the ability to dissolve them so you can receive healing and clarity. (Pause) Now, share with them your prayers and desires. Ask for the help you need. (Pause) Trust that your prayers have been heard and they will be answered.
This attunement has transformed you. From this moment forward, you will be more in tune with the angels that surround you. You will sense their energy around you. You will hear more clearly their messages of divine guidance. You will understand how they are trying to get your attention. Know that because of this attunement, you will experience more joy, peace, fulfillment, and happiness in your life. You deserve it and the angels are there to help you create it. Just remember to ask for their help when you need it. You are never, ever alone, and you are loved unconditionally by God and the angels.
Take a moment and thank the angels. (Pause) Ask that they continue to guide you in every way.
Now feel or imagine as they bring your cloud chair slowly back into the present moment. Take some nice deep breaths and feel as you ground yourself in the moment of now. Feel light, free, and grateful, and filled with light and love. (Pause) Expect peace. Expect miracles. Expect better than you could ever imagine.
Use this guided meditation whenever you desire relaxation or if you want to let go and ask the angels for help and guidance. They are always there for you and guided meditation can be a powerful tool to help you make that connection.
Working with the Breath
Angels are pure spirit, and you can raise your vibration and enhance your connection to their world simply by using breath techniques (breath is synonymous with spirit). By becoming aware of your breathing, you become aware of your spiritual nature, for breath is life. Thus, you can use your breath, as a yogi does, to elevate your consciousness to the realm where the angels dwell. In other words, the breath is the gateway to the sacred angelic dimension.
The breath is something you take for granted. Without the breath there is no life. Most times you are unaware of the breath until you experience a shortness of breath or panic sets in and your breath speeds up. When you become aware of your breathing you connect to your spiritual self. Awareness and control of breath allows you to consciously raise your vibration and connect to the sacred realm.
When you enhance the breath and use it to open up to different realms, your natural abilities begin to unfold — mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. It unblocks energy and channels of communication open up; information can flow into your consciousness. The breath is a powerful tool for raising your vibration so you can bring forth sacred information from other dimensions. Conscious breathing develops a communications link between body and mind, between conscious and unconscious, between spirit and angels.
Here is a rhythmic breathing technique that you can use at any time to raise your vibration. You can do it almost anywhere, whether sitting quietly at home, in your car, or when walking. It’s simple and it can help you connect with your inner power.
Relax and close your eyes. Observe your breath pattern, but do not make any attempt to alter it. Just pay attention to the breath going in and coming out. Now, begin to breathe slowly and deeply. Feel the warmth of used air leave your body and breathe in fresh clean air. Imagine yourself being cleansed and energized by each breath.
Now listen to any sounds you make while breathing. Don’t judge it, just listen. Also notice whether you breathe in shallow or deep breaths and where the air goes — into the diaphragm or the belly. Does your chest rise or fall or does your abdomen rise or fall?
As you inhale and exhale — allow the breath to become one continuous movement (with no separation or gaps between the inhale and the exhale). Continue doing this for several minutes and notice how you feel.
Another way to raise your vibration is to empower yourself by changing your thoughts from the negative to the positive. You can do this by writing or saying an affirmation. An affirmation is declaring the truth through a positive statement. For example, if you are continuously saying, “There must not be angels because I cannot see or feel them,” change that statement and affirm, “I know there are plenty of angels here for me. I am willing to see and feel their loving presence.” In essence, you are raising your vibration to experience the possibilities of the angelic realm. If your thoughts are filled with fear and doubt you will continue to experience the same. As you think, so shall you be. In essence, you need to fake it until you make it through the use and power of affirmations. When you practice using affirmations, you shift your thoughts to experience what you want versus what you don’t want. It creates a power that opens the gateways to experience miracles.
When you write or say an affirmation, always state your affirmation in the positive and in the present tense. For example, you don’t want to say, “I will see the angels someday;” this statement keeps it in the future tense. You want to affirm having it now, for example by saying, “I am seeing the angels.”
Chanting is an ancient ritual, and it’s been used in different religious and ritual ceremonies to access the divine. Through the power of chanting you can reach altered states of consciousness and raise your vibration to connect with the divine. Chanting can transform negative energy into positive energy, which immediately raises your vibration. When you chant certain phrases over and over again, it shifts the vibration and causes change in mind, body, and spirit. You quiet the mind, you open the heart, and you lift your spirit to a higher state of consciousness.
There are no hard-set rules for chanting. You can chant anywhere — in the shower, at work, in the car, or while you’re walking outdoors.
Here are some different forms of chanting you can check into and practice.
- The OM chant is a universally recognized chant. Take in a breath and on the out breath, draw out the sound of OM like this: “oooooommm-mmmmmmmm,” putting the emphasis on the last part.
- Gregorian chanting is a beautiful form of music and chanting. You can buy Gregorian chanting CDs online. Play them during meditation or listen to them in the car. You can also seek out a local church that sings this medieval form of music.
- Use a mala, a string of beads used to count mantras or Sanskrit prayers. A mantra can be a word or series of words chanted out loud. As you touch each bead, repeat your mantra. You can use a Sanskrit mantra meaning peace — “Shanti, Shanti, Shanti,” or you can repeat English words like “I am” or “love.”
- Use rosary beads and say one of the following prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, or Glory Be.
The most important thing about chanting is finding the method that feels right for you. Experiment and see what form of chanting creates a connection between you and the divine. When you make that connection, you will feel it in every cell of your being.
Surround Yourself with Positive People
Reflect for a moment on how you feel when you are surrounded by people who are positive, encouraging, and uplifting. You may feel lighter, happier, or even empowered. If the opposite is true and there is negativity around you, you possibly feel drained, frustrated, and unmotivated.
This is important to recognize when you are on the path of spiritual growth. To raise your vibration, seek out like-minded people who are interested in spirituality and the angels. You will learn from each other and together you will expand your awareness.
Release Fear and Remember Love
Fear can clog your energy centers or chakras. It lowers your vibration and blocks the flow of divine guidance. It’s important to become conscious of when you are focusing on fear. Choose to recognize it, stop it, and focus on the positive. Fear comes in many forms: worry, stress, confusion, anger, and the list goes on. Feel the low vibration of these energies and imagine how it can weigh you down. In each and every moment, you can make a choice to let go of fear and focus your thoughts on faith. Ask the angels to lift your fears and help you remember your choices based on love.
Here is an exercise to try called Snap Out of It. Wear a rubber band on your wrist for a week. Be conscious of your thoughts, and every time you recognize a negative or fearful thought, snap it. Immediately change the thought to a positive one or focus on gratitude and love. This is a powerful exercise to raise your vibration and create positive experiences in your life.
The angels vibrate in the energy of pure love. So as you work to clear your blocks of fear and replace them with love, faith, and trust, you naturally raise your vibration to experience the angels. You can hear their loving guidance. You can see them in their loving presence and you can sense them all around you. Isn’t it worth taking the time to change your thoughts from fear to love?
To be grateful is to recognize the blessings in your life. Gratitude is a wonderful way to open up the energy of your heart chakra. Each and every time you have thoughts of gratitude or you express gratitude, you raise your vibration and heighten your awareness to recognize the miracles all around you.
A way to practice gratitude is to buy a journal you love and either start your day or end your day by writing ten things you are grateful for. It is so simple and it can transform your life. If you choose, you can multiply the blessings in your life and open your awareness to experience the graces of the angels all around you.
Practice recognizing the small things in life you are grateful for: a thank you or a smile from a stranger, a good cup of coffee, a sunny day, or finding time to read a good book. To raise your vibration during difficult times, choose to focus on the blessings in your life. For example, if you are going through financial difficulties, be grateful for having the money to pay the essentials, food and shelter. If you are challenged with a physical illness, be grateful for those that are there to help you in your time of need. If you are grieving a loss or separation with a family member or close friend, focus on the love and support from those that are still in your life. You have the power and the choice to change any situation in your life. Choose to start today and focus on the positive, focus on the love in your life, and expect life to change for the better.