Faith is the Key

If you want to see and recognize angels, you’ve got to have faith. Faith is the number one prerequisite for seeing angels. It’s the key that unlocks the door to consciously witnessing angelic manifestations. The Bible talks about faith being ” … the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. … ” (Hebrews 11:1, KJV)

There are numerous, biblical examples that pertain to angels appearing on earth (for a detailed account, see my book, Lessons from my Guardian Angel). One of my favorite examples is when Father Abraham entertains angels in disguise. (Genesis 18:1)  He didn’t know that angels would come calling, but he never stopped moving once they arrived. He served them nonstop, giving them the best he had, even though they were strangers disguised as Arabs, people he’d presumably never seen before in his life. Legend has it that these three “men” were none other than the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

Incognito

When angels come calling, they come in disguise or, incognito. That’s because angels, 100% made of light, appear so bright in their true form that it would overwhelm—possibly kill—us if we were to see them in their true form. That’s why they appear disguised. Angels can do this because they live in the fourth dimension, one step up from our third dimension world. In the fourth dimension, things like war, hate, crime, lies, and disease do not exist. In the fourth dimension, communication happens on a higher level than on earth. Angels communicate telepathically and speech is only used for creative functions like singing. In order to understand the fourth dimension, we need to perform a radical shift in our thinking.

God’s love

They say that there are millions of angels who worship God on the Mount of the Congregation, positioned in front of his temple in heaven. Angels, however, are not static beings who hang out on clouds twiddling their thumbs. Angels are active beings who move back and forth between higher dimensional space and our third dimension world. As God’s representatives, they have wards and perform missions that God assigns them. Haven’t you heard the testimonials, too numerous to count, where people claim that an angel or angels in disguise rescued them from certain tragedy?

Mysterious creatures

Billy Graham calls angels “God’s secret agents.” I believe that he coined this term because of the mysterious aspect connected with the way angels appear on earth. They must appear disguised in order to be able to complete their heavenly assignments. As we go through our daily lives, we need to be ever ready for the unexpected, the unexpected being the way in which God moves in our lives. It rarely happens the way we think or believe. It’s most often original, amazing and breathtaking.

God bless and may you see angels,

Alvin Avery

Faith

Image credit:  “The tightrope and the wheelbarrow…” found on akosicamz.wordpress.com

The Name of the Game is Patience

If you want to see angels, one of the things you’re going to have to learn is patience.

There were many times when manifestations were supposed to happen, but didn’t. This is because angels work on their schedule, not mine. Angels appear when they want to, not when I want them to.

It’s imperative, therefore, to follow the instructions your guardian angel gives you, be patient, and not get upset if things don’t happen the way you thought they would or think they should. Manifestations are often aborted for reasons that are outside our purview.

The best thing to do after you’ve received instructions is to wait. Yes, wait. I know, it’s not a lot of fun to just sit around and wait, but that may be precisely what you’ll need to do to learn patience, gain your angel’s trust, and be included more and more in the manifestation process.

The waiting game

In The Truth about Angels, Part I, I talk about how you you may have to strike a pose while waiting. Striking a pose may mean positioning your body in such a way as to not attract attention to yourself as you wait for your angel to manifest. How you do this—and you’ll need to be creative—will depend on your circumstances. I also discuss invisibility moves. This could involve: reading a newspaper, magazine or book; appearing to be absorbed in your cellular phone; picking at your skin, etc. These are very human practices and gestures that make you fit in and make others both accept your presence and not give you a second thought. In other words, performing such practices and gestures will give you the luxury of observing without being noticed.

Practice makes perfect

I also explain how manifestations happen with a certain order. Unlike our third dimension, the fourth dimension—one step up from ours—is very ordered. Angels do things in a certain, prescribed order. They don’t operate with the chaos and confusion that often characterize our third dimension. For example, my guardian angel has a perfect memory and remembers everything I’ve ever said! If hearing such a thought disturbs you, imagine what it would be like to have a relationship with a being who has this capacity.

Withstanding the test of time

Life offers a smorgasbord of learning experiences. Some are pleasant, others wonderful, yet others disturbing, distressing and debilitating.

Without the help of angels—and more specifically—our guardian angel, we wouldn’t be able to make it through the most difficult moments of our lives.

Whatever happens on the physical level of our existence is supported by the non-physical. This means that no matter what life throws at us, we are supported in the most perfect way.

The whole idea is to learn how to reach out to your guardian angel and develop the intimate relationship that will enable you to build the faith it takes to get you through anything in this world.

God bless and may you see angels,

Alvin Avery

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

 

A Lie, a Fib, or a Creative Interpretation of the truth?

I love watching CP24 in the morning. The program I enjoy is called “CP24 Breakfast.”

CP24 is one of the most popular, most watched local television channels “reaching more than 1.55 million viewers each day in Toronto” according to their website.

I appreciate CP24 because there are four screens available at all times (a.k.a., a four screen layout). The first screen, on the left, and much larger, is a feed from the newsroom. This is also where we see what’s happening in and around Toronto. Below it is a television news ticker with the most current local and international news. I, for one, really appreciate the international aspect. And to the right are the weather and traffic update screens. CP 24 represents a constant source of diversified information.

I believe that one of the reasons that “CP24 Breakfast” is so beloved is because of the chemistry between Steve Anthony, Co-Host, Bill Coulter, Meteorologist, Lindsay Deluce, News Anchor, and Pooja Handa, Anchor/Co-Host. The inclusivity displayed by the cast makes viewers feel as if they are part of the CP24 “family.”

This morning, for example, there was a spontaneous interchange between the four cast members regarding telling the truth. Pooja said, regarding not being in the mood to go out, and I’m paraphrasing, “I can’t tell someone ‘I’m tired’ because they just won’t understand.’ Lindsay said that her husband is tired of hearing her say “I’m tired,” so she consciously makes herself think of excuses like “my leg hurts.” She then spontaneously added something highly philosophical—as she is wont to do—”There’s a difference, isn’t there, between a lie, a fib, and a white lie, isn’t there?” And Steve, I believe, leaned forward, putting the entire discussion in context, saying, “It’s the creative interpretation of the truth” at which point Bill smiled broadly, reached out and gave him a high-five.

The example I cite is not an isolated event. These kinds of spontaneous interchanges happen frequently among cast members and are the charm of the program.

I also really enjoy the Friday Dance Party. That’s when the cast dances to contemporary music. I think it’s a great contrast to the sometimes tragic daily dose of news we are, generally speaking, subject to these days.

Let’s go back to the word chemistry. It’s what makes the show. It’s the spontaneous exchange of ideas—sometimes pertaining to the cast members’ personal lives—told in a humorous manner yet holding deeper undertones, that highlights the intelligence and capacity for love held by the cast. Many Hollywood films into which millions of dollars have been poured failed because they lacked precisely this: chemistry among cast members and an “intelligence of the heart.”

Just before 8 a.m., in a different segment of the program, Steve leaned in toward Lindsay and said, “You’ve given me lots to think about today.” In fact, he repeated it twice. Subconsciously, he was referring to the earlier conversation about lies vs. truth and a creative interpretation of the truth.

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Inspiration: The Key to Writing Effortlessly

Although I started writing novels in 2001 to heal from a broken marriage, it wasn’t until 2008 that I hit upon my passion: writing books about angels.

Before that, I was writing decent novels that anyone would enjoy. I worked hard at it and had even started a historical novel called Blair’s Rush that I abandoned midstream after my ‘eureka moment.’

In retrospect, I can tell you without hesitation that I didn’t get published because I was trying too hard and hadn’t yet discovered my passion.

Like a bolt of lightning

My inspiration—the peak experience that led me onto the adventure of a lifetime, writing books about angels—came like a bolt of lightning out of the blue. It wasn’t anything that I ever expected or dreamed would happen; and it certainly wasn’t anything that came from within me.

Katarino Spa

I remember being at Katarino Spa—a resort in Raduil, Bulgaria—when it happened.

Here’s what the place looks like:

Katarino Spa

Katarino Spa. Source BulgariaSki

Everything was happening perfectly in my life. I was enjoying a winter holiday when, out of the blue, bam!, I had a mystical experience  that would forever change my life.

It was, in my opinion, a mere coincidence that I was at Katarino Spa when I had the mystical experience. I could, in fact, have been anywhere, but it just so happened that I was there.

I remember lying in bed, looking at the soft light of the moon as it filtered through the window’s delicate curtain, when I had what can only be described as a paranormal experience. I ‘saw,’ ‘felt,’ and communicated telepathically with my guardian angel.

Before this event, I never thought much about angels. Although I’d studied at divinity school and had a theoretical understanding about angels, I never considered them let alone thinking that I might have one, specific, guardian angel.

This is why I say that the experience came out of ‘nowhere.’

Analyzing the peak experience

Once the vacation ended, I kept remembering the experience. I kept thinking about what I’d felt and what I’d learned from the mystical experience.

I began focusing on my guardian angel and ‘inquiring’ of them using my mind.

When I got back home, I couldn’t stop thinking about my guardian angel and even went ‘angel hunting,’ a no-no in the realm of angelic experiences. That’s because angels seek out people, not the other way around. Of course, I didn’t know that then, and made that mistake.

It will happen when you least expect it

The peak event, my eureka moment, was the starting point of a journey that would lead me to write books about angels.

It helped me understand that I didn’t need to struggle to write books; that books, rather, would be delivered to me on a platter. When I say this, bear in mind that I still had to take pen and paper or type on a keyboard in order to document the story. But I stopped struggling altogether.

Thanks for reading me.

God bless and may you see angels,

Alvin Avery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary, the British Grandmother

One of my all-time favorite angelic experiences happened at the Motel of Dolna Banya’s pool. You can see an image of the pool here.

I remember having waited for hours at poolside thinking that it wasn’t going to happen. It was then that my guardian angel appeared in the form of Mary, the British grandmother with her ‘family.’

The moment she arrived, I happened to be closing my pool umbrella. It was late afternoon, the sun was setting, and I wanted to catch the last rays.

Since I’d already seen my guardian in this form, I was a wee bit embarrassed not to be in a state of complete and total readiness when the moment finally arrived. I was hunched over, struggling with the umbrella’s mechanism when I heard someone greet me, looked up, saw her, and smiled sheepishly.

Be that as it may, the manifestation was stunning. I was enthralled by how everyone moved; how they so casually and lovingly interacted with each other (especially the grandfather and Jessica); and how I was included. Now, I don’t remember if it happened in this manifestation or another (see the details in my book), but the ‘family’ filmed each other with a video camera and included me, something that makes you want to say ‘Wow!’

Mary’s question regarding my angel books was, and I’m probably paraphrasing, ‘What is the source of your inspiration?’

My brain’s neurons must have been performing, multiple, high-speed, Irish jigs then since I was standing in front of the source of my inspiration in manifest form. I was literally looking into the eyes of eternity disguised as a grandmother from Britain.

Since I couldn’t very well say, ‘You’re the source of my inspiration,’ I said something about being divinely inspired. You can read my exact words in the book.

Progress over time

As time went by, the anxiety I would feel while in the presence of manifest angels would subside. It never went away fully, though, and, to this day, whenever I’m in their presence, I remain fully conscious of the magnitude of what I’m experiencing.

A privilege and not a right

Seeing and recognizing angels in human form is a privilege and not a right. That’s because what you’re seeing is, indeed, a miracle of God. It is God walking among men and women in the form of his representatives, the angels.

Thanks for reading me. Stay tuned for more.

God bless and may you see angels,

Alvin Avery

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Ezeroto”: A place of beauty and natural wonder

I just finished preparing a promotional review for my e-book, Pocket Prophecies. If all goes well, it should be available on askDavid.com soon. I’m determined to have this e-book become available in print form, too. In the meantime, I’m counting on your patience.

As I wrote what I thought was a fairly good description of the book, I reminisced about the place where I was inspired to write it, a hotel restaurant complex in Bulgaria called “Ezeroto.” It’s close to the town where I was inspired to write my angel books and I thought you might like to see a few images of the place.

Ezeroto 1

Image credit: Mariana Stefanova.

One of the owners, an artist and photographer, is clearly passionate about constantly improving the complex. He remodeled what used to be the open-air restaurant (behind the umbrellas, left) playing the role of construction worker in order to supervise the renovation personally. Lately, two outdoor pools were added. Here’s what one of them looks like:

Ezeroto 2

 Source: Internet.

The structure in the back has changing cabins. What I like about “Ezeroto”–in addition to its traditional, Bulgarian menu and refined cuisine–is the fact that it contains an animal sanctuary. There are pheasants, deer, and rabbits. The owner was able to procure the most unusual ducks that live in the man-made lake. They are multi-colored. Look at these digital images I took of one of the ducks.

Duck V

 

And,

Duck III

Have you ever seen such a fascinating duck? It was a first for me!

The way I got the ducks to approach me was to…, you guessed it, throw bits of bread into the lake. They came, but didn’t stay long which made photographing them difficult. It would seem that they are as elusive as they are beautiful.

Next to “Ezeroto” is “Vodopad” which means “Waterfall” in Bulgarian. Here’s what it looks like:

Waterfall

Image credit: The Official website of Pchelin village.

I cannot say in words just how peaceful standing next to this waterfall was for me. All of my worries would slip into the pristine, cascading water leaving me feeling refreshed.

There’s a path that leads up from “Ezeroto” to “Gurgulitsa,” a refuge where hikers can spend the night and order a bowl of soup or hot cider, for example. “Gurgulitsa” is beautiful year-round, but hard to reach in winter when there is an accumulation of snow.

This is a picture of the view from the refuge’s balcony. You can see how thick and green the adjoining forest’s foliage is.

Gurgulitsa

Source: Internet.

I visited “Gurgulitsa” many times and sat on this very balcony enjoying the view.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by.

God bless and may you see angels, Alvin Avery

 

Angels at Grand: Reminiscing about my life in Bulgaria

The Café Grand brings back a lot of memories.

It’s located in the town where I first started seeing angels. I mention the name of the town in the preface of my book, The Truth about Angels, Part I.

The Café Grand, which I affectionately call Grand in my book (natives call it ‘Granda’), as well as whenever I refer to the establishment, offers a wide assortment of coffees. They also serve ice cream, sandwiches, chips, and alcoholic beverages. In Bulgaria, it’s legal to serve alcohol in coffee shops.

What’s special to me about this café, however, isn’t the selection, but the fact that, over the course of several years, I witnessed a multitude of angelic manifestations there. This is what Grand looks like:

The Cafe Grand

Do you see its name in red above the umbrellas? They say that you can learn much from observation. This is true.

In the beginning, I would always make sure to have pen and paper ready to take notes (and sometimes draw pictures) about what I was seeing. Over time, though, I learned how to memorize what I saw. I did this in order to be more discrete about what I was doing. The waitresses knew that I was a writer and would smile when they’d see me scribbling on pieces of paper or napkins. I didn’t mind, though, because I was secretly documenting a prolonged phenomenon that would end up being The Truth about Angels, Parts I & II.

Grand at night

On warm, summer evenings, when the sun starts to set, the  Café Grand turns on its lawn lights. You can see one of them in the image just above. These are very simple, elegant lights that are interspersed in front of and border the café’s perfectly tended lawn. The lights lend a romantic ‘aura’ to Grand and offer a much different ambiance than ‘Grand by day.’

I’ve had many wonderful and inspiring conversations with my guardian angel at Grand. I talk about these conversations and what came out of them in my book. In fact, I don’t just relate them, I give readers a detailed account of how the conversations unfolded, the context in which they transpired, and how they profoundly helped me.

Accepting supernatural phenomena

You cannot witness angelic manifestations and remain the same. Being exposed to and participating in prolonged, supernatural phenomena will change the way you understand the world. It will amaze, infuse, energize, enthuse and inspire you like never before.

I hope you enjoyed my second blog post. Stay tuned for more.

God bless and may you see angels,

Alvin Avery

 

 

 

Bulgaria: The place of my inspiration

Those of you who read The Truth about Angels, Part I may be interested to see a few photographs of the place where I was inspired to write this book. I mention the name of the town in the preface of my book. It’s a small, Bulgarian town, not too far from Sofia, the nation’s capital city. There’s nothing special about this town, except for the fact that it was there that I had my first experiences with angels. Here’s what the local reservoir looks like. You can see the Rila Mountain Range in the background with its snow-capped peaks.

The Reservoir

Sometimes, after a good rainfall, the greenery that ‘clothes’ the mountain becomes so lush, the air so pure and clean, that you can see for miles. Once, I thought that what I saw reminded me of the television series, Land of the Lost. It was almost as if, once you came to this place, you could never leave. There’s something about Bulgaria that pulls you in, draws you in and holds you firmly. Here’s a picture of the town’s church. Do you see the stork’s nest on top of the larger dome? In Bulgaria, storks are said to bring good luck.

The church

I saw angels in this church. But angels aren’t restricted to church. I saw them in different parts of this town, too. One of my most cherished memories is meeting my guardian angel at the Motel of Dolna Banya. I talk about him in the book. Here’s what the Motel’s pool looks like on a hot, summer day. Mostly full, with people of all ages soaking in the rays, some having a refreshing dip. Personally, it’s one of my all-time favorite swimming pools, probably on account of the memories.

The Dolna Banya Mote's pool

If you look closely, you may see Mom. The events I describe in the book are true. They really happened.

When I was writing this book, I listened to Bulgarian music. Here’s a YouTube video that will give you an idea about what it sounds like. There are a few English mistakes in the presentation which you’ll overlook, I’m sure.

When you watch the clip, it will give you a glimpse of Bulgarian music, history and culture. Images of well-known Bulgarians, common folk, and the city of Plovdiv, once known as Philipoppolis, are just a few examples. The dancers at the start of the video are actually walking barefoot on burning hot embers. They do so without feeling any pain whatsoever.

Bulgarian Folklore: Music from Eternity

This You Tube video, The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices, is of higher quality. Have a look.

So, what did you think of those voices? I think they’re amazing. I hope you enjoyed my first blog post. Stay tuned for more!

God bless, and may you see angels,

Alvin Avery