A guardian angel is an angel assigned to protect and guide a particular person. The belief in guardian angels can be traced throughout all antiquity. The concept of tutelary angels and their hierarchy was extensively developed in Christianity in the 5th century by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite.I can't say that my guardian angels were assigned to me by God because I have know way of knowing. The ones I have chosen however came to me in their own way. Images torn out of magazines; carried around in a box of thousands of images for years, they leaped into my consciousness while I was looking for an answer. The more I think about the particular wisdom of each one, the more important they become. I know they are aspects of myself ... but then, if I think about things from a metaphysical point of view, isn't everything ... and aren't I an aspect of everything else? A drop in an ocean; an ocean in a drop.
The theology of angels, and tutelary spirits, has undergone many refinements since the 400s, and belief in both the East and the West is that guardian angels protect whichever person to whom God assigns them, and present prayers to God on that person's behalf. The Catholic Church's calendar of saints includes a memorial for the guardian angels on October 2.
On the lower left of the image is Wisdom Woman -- she knows. She knows herself and she knows others. She is compassionate and strong, flexible and grounded. She has an inner humor that bubbles over easily. She is easy going but never loses touch with herself. She is generous to others and also to herself. She reminds me to honor myself and loves to find new ways to make me happy. She brings great synchronicities into my life.
We are all of One and One is of us.ReplyDelete
Wisdom Woman is a particularly wonderful angel to accompany us. I think you know her well.