Dream Angels

Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven, The Empyrean
Angelic Choirs Circling the Abode of God from Dante’s Paradiso by Gustav Dore.

In America, 8 out 10 people believe in Angels. This belief may stem from religious belief, or perhaps not. One way we may also connect with these heavenly messengers is through dreams. Dreams offer spaces of direct divine experience, where Angels may visit for the purpose of healing and guidance. I’ve had a number of Angelic encounters in my dreams over the years, which I can share here.

A Choir of Angels

The first I recall, was many years ago, I was dreaming of a place in the heavenly upper realms, surrounded by a group of female angels. They were tall and fair, and an otherworldly blue light shown about them. They sang in the most beautiful voices, I had ever heard. I was surprised to learn, they even had their own angelic language, and they were teaching me their songs in the language they spoke. I really loved being surrounded with their energy. I felt very special and welcomed, grateful they wanted to teach me what they knew, and draw me closer to them. I woke from this dream, a firm believer in Angels. Especially because a choir of female angels welcomed me among them. The whole Patriarchal vision of angels as a hierarchy of spiritual power, popular in the Abrahamic religions, has never appealed to me. The only way I could get on board with this angelic reality, is through direct experience with the divine held in dreams, and where I was able to connect with the female presence of angelic spiritual energy, as I was surrounded, accepted and welcomed as part of, rather than through a religious belief based on power over.

Portal of Gabriel

At one point in my life, my partner and I had been dealing with a difficult family issue, where his 10 year old son was suddenly moved away to another state by his mother. It left a big hole in our lives, where his presence had been previously, and an incredible sadness permeated everything. We were heart broken. I could no longer bare the sadness any longer, and so in desperation, before sleeping one night, I prayed for his return to us as I drifted into a dream. I immediately saw and felt the feather tips of huge wings brush by my face. The white winged feathers were so huge, I could not see anything but the feathers. I then felt my dreaming self  pulled up by the shoulders, by the giant talons from a huge eagle like being. I was flown across the world to an ancient place in the dessert, where I stood before to the tomb of the Ancestors, belonging to my partner and his son, Gabriel.  I stood before the door of the tomb, which read over the threshold, “Portal of Gabriel”. I entered inside the tomb and saw my partner standing before me, wearing traditional garments. He showed me a ring he wore upon his finger, which held an unusual coral stone, in a square setting. He offered me his ancestral ring to wear, and I placed it on my finger. I was then flown back on the wings of the angel, to my own abode, where I lay sleeping in my own bed.

Two weeks later, his son moved back.

Book of Uriel

In another dream, I was hanging out in the twilight zone, in a conscious dream state between waking and sleeping, known in scientific terms as the hypnagogic zone. I was searching for a dream in this liminal space, and could only feel myself hovering in darkness. I determined to wait for a dream to appear, and set my intention to call a dream to me. I could feel the dream traveling from a far distance, and began to see a faint light in the distance coming toward me. It traveled quickly and when it became closer, I saw a delicate pink light, in the design of what appeared like a lace. I was enveloped inside the dream now, and saw clearly a hand, which gave me a book which read, “Book of Uriel”.  I opened the book, to a page which held a photograph of a beautiful castle with white colored stone bricks, and black turrets. I was flooded with emotion as I looked at this photo, a far memory of my soul longing came forth in a powerful way. I longed to return to this place, that held feelings of great love from me. The longing was so intense I began to weep inside my dream. I determined to visit this place in my dream, and so I entered the photo to see what I could learn. I found myself walking along a dirt pathway, along side a beautiful river until, I approached a Roman styled arched bridge, standing across the bridge from the castle. I stood there looking at the castle with feelings of longing and awe and now fear. I wanted to cross over to this place of deep longing, but the tremendous fear I encountered, held me back. I could not find the courage in myself that day, to cross the bridge and enter the castle. I woke up.

Angels Made Visible

In another dream, I encounter my dream double from a potential future. I step out of my house to walk next door to attend a party, when I notice my doppelganger pull up and park in front of my house and is walking next door to enter the party!

I am standing on my front porch, as I see my future self walk into the house. I notice I now seem to have access, to all the information my future self is thinking and doing. I am curious to attend the party, but concerned if I do, what will happen in the timelines of my current reality or future reality? I am walking slowly across the front yard between our two houses, making sure not to bump into my future self, when I see two women I know, leave the party and approach me. One is the director of an Alternative Private School, where I used to work in waking reality, and the other was the director of a Metaphysical School, who I am connected to in waking life, as part of an International Dreaming community. The Director of the Alternative School begins a discussion about the connections between the heart, the higher self, and the guardian angel.  She states, ” We used to be able to “see” the connections of the heart and the higher self.  The two where made visible, one to the higher self, and one also to “Malachim”, also known as angel messengers.” 

Looking at this dream now is fascinating, as I have recently been offered a position working as a Director for an Alternative School for a Metaphysical Community. I set the intention for myself at the first New Moon of this year, to return to teaching again for an alternative school. I was contacted the very next day, and offered just such a position by a former colleague, who I had not seen or spoken to in 6 years.

I had not thought of this dream or looked at it in detail, until deciding to write this blog on Angels. It seems even in writing this blog, messages are coming through for me, from a dream I had 6 years ago, where I almost bumped into a possible future!

Of course things like that can happen.

 

Conversations with my Future Self

In another dream, I am aware that I am talking with my future self. I am at the time wondering if I have made the right decision in moving back and having doubts about my plans to be here again. My future self visits me in my dream and I can hear my own voice telling me, “You don’t have to worry, everything is going to turn out alright. You are just where you need to be.” In my dream, I feel empowered by the sound of the voice of my future self, giving me confidence and assurance and I feel supported and loved and I am amazed.

Last year, I had an unusual dream, where I saw my doppelganger or dream double. Since that dream, I have had a succession of interesting encounters which are helping me to learn more about connections with my higher self, my future self and the nature of parallel realities.

doppelganger

The Doppelganger 6-1-13

 I dreamt of seeing my doppelganger, a dream double. It was the first time I have ever seen one in a dream. My dream double was attending a gathering at a house I lived next door to, whew! a close call! I also knew what was going to happen next in the dream, as though I had access to the knowledge and life of my doppelganger. I wanted to make sure my dream double did not see me in the dream, as I wondered if it may portend death to do so. On my way to make a hasty exit from the scene, I ran into the director of school where I worked and another woman, who is the director of a school of metaphysics. They were having an interesting conversation about the nature of the higher self and the heart. The director of the school said to the director of the school of Metaphysics, ” We used to be able to “see” the connections of the heart and the higher self, and the two where made visible, one to the higher self and one also to Malkuth the guardian angel.” I shook my head in agreement, as I also wondered if I should try and make it back in my house before my visible dream double saw me!

I discovered upon more research that Malkulth is a name given to the place at the lowest station of the Tree of Life in the Cabala and represents the Kingdom. It is also the place that is known to be attributed to Uriel the guardian angel who is connected with earth and fire and seen to hold the light of god. He also holds a scroll of learning or perhaps teaching. Uriel is also my guardian angel. The dream double or doppelganger is one who lives in heaven or known as the higher self and watches over the one living on the earthly realm.

In another experience, I find myself in the midst of a waking vision and I hear a woman’s voice telling me I need to move back to Dallas to be with the man I love. I had at that time, taken another path and was living in another state. In my vision, I see myself living with him and we are happily reunited. I follow the guidance I am given and move back to reunite with my partner. We experience much joy in our reunion together. I did not think about it at the time, whose voice I was hearing, I was later to discover more. We decide to move back in together, and our search for a home begins. It is in the dreaming where our house is found first.

The House Where I Live 3-1-14

I am now at the house where I will be moving into, inside there is a man with whom I will live, but he is not my partner. He lives in one side of the house and his presence is one who is a master of the house. There is an otherworldly presence about him, he is surrounded by candle light and moves quickly, like light, throughout the house. He is mysterious and I never see his face. I wander into another part of the house, and find my bedroom there that I have not been using and it is a nice space and comfortably decorated, but does not have the same quality of light there, more like the gentle light of morning. I also see the bathroom which I like very much, it is a big open space and has mosaic tile work around the bathtub. I am very happy with the space where I live. I go outside the house to see the neighborhood, and walk around to the backyard. There is an archway where pink roses are covering it, and so many have grown that the stems are covering the entrance. The rosebush has been trimmed back from the ground up so that people may enter through the archway. I have a feeling this is a very special archway covered with so many roses and so much love. I am showing it to a dear friend of mine, with a sense of awe and excitement.

pinkrosearchway

The house in my dream matches very much with the house I found for us to move into just a few weeks later. It has a studio in the front, where I now have my healing arts business located. My dear friend in the dream, also teaches at my studio. The house has a wonderful bathroom with a beautiful tile floor and an old claw foot tub reminiscent of my dream. It is also separated into two sides, much like my dream, and many people comment about the wonderful energy of the space. It is a space where angels have been seen in many of our dream journeys, a perfect place for healing.

In another dream, I am aware that I am talking with my future self. I am at the time wondering if I have made the right decision in moving back and having doubts about my plans to be here again. My future self visits me in my dream and I can hear my own voice telling me, “You don’t have to worry, everything is going to turn out alright. You are just where you need to be.” In my dream, I feel empowered by the sound of the voice of my future self, giving me confidence and assurance and I feel supported and loved and I am amazed.

I later dreamt about the nature of parallel lives –

Stretching Parallel Lives 8-12-14

I am in a dream with my partner and we are traveling somewhere together, it seems up toward British Columbia or Washington area. On our travels in the dream, I realize that I am experiencing multidimensional reality because I notice that with every decision made some of my energy gets split off into another dimension of time. I can see how this process of splitting makes the energy thinner in the reality I am living now. I am trying to find my way back to the reality I came from. There is one key object that will provide me with the orientation I need to return, but I don’t know what it is, I will know it when I see it. We are now traveling on a yacht in the ocean and there are humpback whales near us in the water, until we find ourselves cruising through a canal toward a harbor. There we can see the mountains, which are beautiful colors of red, green, brown, tan, yellow. I am looking at the mountains and walking up toward a wilderness area, and I see a bobcat come running toward me from a small cave. It is the den for this family of bob cats. Another bobcat comes running toward me soon after that. One jumps up to bite my left arm I am holding out to the side and the other jumps up to bite my right arm. I am aware that the animals know of my presence wherever I go, and allow me to see them, when they want to be seen. I am not concerned about the bobcats hanging off of my arms. 

bobcat

In this dream, we are traversing places and scenes that my partner and I have experienced together on trips we have taken in waking reality together. Even the bobcat, was a familiar scene, when once one came to visit us in our backyard at our home at an urban setting in Dallas, Texas. Of course they did not hang from my arms and bite me as in my dream, but the dream narrative shows me this is their way of getting my attention and remind me that the animal powers are alive and with me. The stretching of energy is stretching my awareness of what is possible. Perhaps I don’t have to go anywhere to find it, perhaps it is sitting in my own backyard. I am stretching my reality to include connections with my higher self and my guardian angel as part of my every day life and allowing myself to be open to the powers of the other world to present themselves to me. I also felt an awareness in my dreaming, that my decisions can stretch my energy in divergent ways, if they are not in accord with my higher purpose. When I am in connection with my higher purpose all roads lead home. It’s good to be home.
 

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