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Creating Angels

Creating Angels

Drawing a sharp line between real and unreal ignores how consciousness really works. If you say to me, “I have a guardian angel,” I can interpret that statement through several states of awareness. You could mean:

I imagine I have a guardian angel. My religion teaches me that I have a guardian angel in heaven. I have read eagerly in the mythology of angels, and the one that attracts me is the guardian angel. I see my guardian angel and experience its presence. Having a guardian angel is my cherished wish. I saw my guardian angel in a dream.

Certain states of awareness, such as dreams and imagination, are accepted in our society, but they press close to other states that modern people often relegate to superstition, such as seeing departed spirits and having holy visions.

Yet I have met too may people who tell me soberly of having saints appear to them in meditation, and others who have been visited by gurus, the archangel Michael, Jesus, Buddha, ancient Tibetan lamas, and incarnations of themselves. Access will not be denied.

Other cultures have felt more comfortable navigating the subtle dimension than we do; our tendency is to wall this region off from the physical world and to make arbitrary judgments.

Yet, to create in consciousness is our greatest gift, and what we create continues to evolve. If you open yourself without judgment to your role as creator, you gain much more freedom.

A great work of art can begin in a dream, a vision, or an inspirational moment. It gestates in the invisible reaches of the imagination, but then the artist begins to shape it in clay or on canvas.

Being a work of art, a human product, like the Mona Lisa, doesn’t stir our skeptical nature, but since we can’t observe ourselves creating angels, we aren’t as accepting of the process.

Adapted from Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2006).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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3:48PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013


10:17AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

10:11AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Have not met one yet...but I love the photos and pics of them .

5:34AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012


1:43PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Thank you.

9:12AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Isn't it nice to be reassured by so many wonderful responses that we truly are not alone!

12:48AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

Thanks for the article.

7:40PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Angels are real!

11:20AM PST on Jan 9, 2012


4:25PM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

thanks, angels are very real and this universe is pretty magical. Our society is really bogged down in density but there are plenty of sensitive people around who can feel or see or hear subtle energy beings like angels.

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