The 7 Characteristics of Angels

What follows are the seven characteristics of angels:

 

#1 Authenticity

Angels are authentic creatures. Regardless, therefore, how they choose to appear, this trait will stand out.

#2 Otherworldliness

Let’s face it, angels are not of this world. There will always be an otherworldly quality about angels in manifest form.

#3 Knowledge about us that is normally inaccessible

Angels, who come from the fourth dimension, have access to information that we do not. This doesn’t mean that they misuse information; it just means that they can access it.

#4 Purpose

Angels are purposeful in everything they do. Remember, angels perform missions that God assigns them.

#5 Humility

Angels are humble putting service above self.

#6  Recognition of God

Angels remember, praise and worship God, their Maker.

#7  Compassion

Angels are compassionate. They care about people and our trials.

 

Angels carry woman

Bouguereau, “A Soul Brought to Heaven”

The 7 Steps to Spiritual Completion

Do you feel a sense of emptiness in your life? You may be gainfully employed and even have family, yet you feel as if there’s something missing.

If that’s the case, it means that you have a spiritual void. It means that although you are materially satisfied, your soul needs something more.

Here are the 7 steps to spiritual completion:

Step# 1: Gravitate toward people who attract you. There’s no point in forcing yourself to be around those who drag you down.

Step#2: Follow your bliss. These words of wisdom were uttered by the late Joseph Campbell. They mean pursuing your calling.

Step #3: Ignore advice from well-meaning people who are clueless about your needs and your life. Remember, we’re talking about your life, not theirs.

Step #4: Do not make radical changes unless they are carefully thought out and you have a backup plan.

Step #5: Be satisfied with what you have. If you’re satisfied and express gratitude for what’s in your life, more will be added unto you.

Step #6: Treat others with respect, even if you don’t agree with their philosophy or lifestyle.

Step #7: Go for the gold. This means going after those things that generate loving, glowing feelings inside the depths of your soul.

Although taking the above steps sounds easy, it is not. There will be times along the path when you will wonder whether it was worth it. There will be times when you’ll question the veracity of the 7 steps and what they mean to you.

Although questioning is normal, over time, as you work on attracting to your life those people and things that make you feel complete, acceptance will replace questioning. A sense of peace will come over you. A sense of quiet understanding that you are right where you should be, surrounded by those you should be surrounded by, doing exactly what you were always meant to do.

7 Steps to Spiritual Completion

10 Healthy, Summer Recipes

Here are ten, healthy summer recipes from Eating Well (www.eatingwell.com). I picked them because I think they’re healthy and tasty and can be variously combined to make great meals. Enjoy!

 

#1  Banana Cream Layer Cake

Banana Cream Layer Cake - Eathing Well

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#2  7-Layer-Salad

7-Layer Salad - Eating Well

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#3  Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Spring Herbs

Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Spring Herbs - Eating Well

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#4  Raspberry, Avocado and Mango Salad

Raspberry, Avocado and Mango Salad - Eating Well

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#5  Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich

Grilled Eggplant and Portobello Sandwich - Eating Well

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#6  Strawberry Sherbert

Strawberry Sherbert - Eating Well

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#7  Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Corn and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

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#8  Grilled Salmon with Mustard & Herbs

Grilled Salmon with Mustard and Herbs - Eating Well

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#9  Mini Berry Cream Pies

Mini Berry Cream Pies - Eating Well\

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#10  Steak Salad-Stuffed Pockets

Steak Salad-Stuffed Pockets - Eating Well

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FREE Book Giveaway!

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LBAQ cover for Kindle

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Thanks for reading me.

God bless and may you see angels,

Alvin Avery

An Autograph, a Pen, and the Smiling Angel of Death

A friend of mine recently asked me to autograph one of my books for her.

Autographing my book felt good

It felt really good for two reasons: one, as I held the book in my hands—it happened to be Zion, the Holy City of God—I felt, for the first time perhaps, that I was an author; and two, the pen she handed me worked very well. I’ve always struggled with finding really good pens which, in part, is what made autographing the book so pleasurable.

I don’t blog on a schedule

Someone on LinkedIn said that when we blog, we should blog Evergreen stuff. It wasn’t all that clear what he meant by that—something to do with perennial content like notes from your author scrapbook that include snippets from the research you did prior to writing your book. He also suggested blogging on a schedule (e.g., twice a week). Well, first of all, I don’t have a scrapbook. I do, however, have notebooks with handwritten text and original drawings. Second, I don’t blog on a schedule; I blog when inspired.

My notebooks

In the beginning, I deluded myself into thinking that my notebooks were really important and that I should keep them in a secure place. I thought that, in the future, they would be very valuable once I became a famous author. Later, however, I realized, ‘It’s not time.’

Just for fun, I decided to scan a page from an upcoming book. It isn’t TGS (the book that follows Communications from the Anunnaki I). It’s a book which is well on its way but that, due to other tasks, I haven’t been able to dedicate enough time to. So, in many ways, this blog post offers a sneak preview into a forthcoming book whose title starts with the letter ‘A.’

Here it is:

Smiling Death Angel

As you can see, I’m not the world’s best illustrator. And my penmanship leaves much to be desired. I do try, however, to capture whatever it is I happen to be looking at.

The chapter from which this illustration comes will be entitled ‘The Smiling Angel of Death.’

I was in Kostenets, Bulgaria at Grand when I experienced this particular manifestation. What you see depicted is my black and white reproduction of a colorful design I saw on a little angel boy’s black T-shirt.

As hard as this may sound, I interpreted his print as a festive interpretation of death.

I hope you found this blog post interesting.

God bless and may you see angels.

Alvin Avery

The Fidelity of Angels

Jacob’s Ladder

In Genesis, Jacob dreams of a ladder.

“And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.” (Genesis 28:11-13, KJV)

God imparted this dream to Jacob in order to show him how angels continuously move from heaven to earth. The ladder is a metaphor for the path that angels continuously travel on to get from “there” to “here.”

Since travel happens interdimensionally, though, it is incorrect to think of movement over distance. Yet, as mortals who live in the third dimension, it is almost impossible for us not to do so. That’s because we need reference points.

The fidelity of angels

Angels are faithful because God is faithful. Since angels work for God, they faithfully perform the missions he assigns them. They faithfully go “back” and “forth” bridging the gap between corporeality and immortality.

Angels and mortals

Guardian angels have wards. They spend much time, therefore, thinking about their wards and figuring out ways to help them. I know this to be true because that’s exactly what my guardian angel does for me 24/7. I write about this extensively in my angel books.

The hairs on your head

God knows everything. He is omniscient. That’s why Saint Luke said,

“But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-8, KJV)

God assigns angels to us because we are important to him. We are precious and valuable. We matter to him highly.

Every breath we take

Because the fourth dimension—where angels live—never “sleeps,” our guardian angel is ever aware of what we’re doing. Every breath we take is felt by them. This is how close angels are to people and how much God loves us. There is an age-old relationship between people and angels.

Conscious awareness

If you believe that you have a guardian angel watching over you and that this angel is faithful to you from the moment of your birth to the time you pass away, then you’ll understand the depth of God’s love for you.

If you understand this concept, it will affect your behavior.

I’ve heard faithful people say that they no longer do things that will upset their guardian angel. This is because they are now able to consciously feel and appreciate their guardian angel’s presence, love and fidelity, and understand the responsibility involved in being a ward.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

God bless and may you see angels.

Alvin Avery

Jacob's Ladder

Image credit: “Jacob’s Ladder.” christianimagesource.com

 

 

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.

CP24 image

 

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 Razlog, 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