Do you believe in angels?
Every religion handles angels a little differently, but there are some things we know.
For instance, angels can come from many different spiritual realms. In the Bible, for instance, angels are material beings—meaning they are some ways similar to earthlings.
Angels are different from demigods. As such, they don’t have the same power, but they’re still spiritual beings, and being able to sense one near you is a tremendous gift.
Nor, however, are they ghosts, which is another common confusion.
So how do you know if there’s an angel in your midst? Numerous sources offer these seven signs:
1) An unexpected temperature change
If you feel a rush of warmth, that may be a sign that an angel is near you. Similarly, some people report a tingling in their neck.
2) Mysteriously appearing odor
Some people who claim experience with angels note that there is often a strange odor which they cannot identify, nor do they report ever having smelled it before or after their angel experience.
3) Differently colored lights
Similarly, sometimes beams of light or strange shadows show up in the presence of angels, perhaps because they are sub-material beings. This isn’t cause for alarm; instead, it’s a sign. Angels mean you no harm.
4) Angelic voices
This is perhaps the most obvious sign of angels, though it may not present as you expect it. Instead, it may present as barely a whisper, or even a nudge in your brain. If that’s the case, simply send a telepathic message out asking the angel to speak louder.
Because they’re angels, they’ll hear you. Try not to make the mistake that many people make, in confusing the voice for a part of their imagination.
5) White feathers
While not everyone sees white feathers, many individuals who have met with angels note white feathers in their vicinity.
6) Dream appearances
This is perhaps the most common way angels appear to people: In their dreams. Often they will have advice to offer, or even simple reassurances. Regardless of what they tell you, know that it wasn’t just a dream: They were there!
7) Feeling of a presence
Angels are clear in their intentions; if they want you to know they are there, they will make themselves obvious to you.
That may mean a shadow where there otherwise wouldn’t be, or something falling from a shelf. Angels want to reveal themselves to you—and you’ll see them if you watch carefully.
8) A stranger who seems otherworldly
In ancient stories, angels often appeared as a common stranger. Who’s to say that isn’t still happening today?
9) A change in air pressure
It may not just be a temperature shift. Instead, you may feel the air go out of a room, too.
Have you seen an angel? What signs alerted you?