Angels!!! Beautiful. Inspiring. Elegant. Caring. Compassionate. Charming. Humble Ever-Evolving Spiritual Beings. I have always been charmed concerning the subject of Angels. Their nature. Their story. The spiritual journey they took to become Angels, in particular, has always intrigued and fascinated me.
This article is going to provide the amazing deep spiritual insights I have learnt concerning Angels from the amazing, wondrous visionary spiritualist, Emanuel Swedenborg. Most importantly, I am going to provide spiritual advice on how we can utilise these spiritual insights to improve our character and facilitate us on our spiritual journey in forming a heavenly soul within us. Personally, I resonate with the insights Emanuel Swedenborg described concerning Angels. Before I disseminate these amazing, spiritual insights, I’d like to give a brief introduction to Emanuel Swedenborg. Born on January 29th, 1688 and died on March 29th 1772. Emanuel Swedenborg is a Swedish Seer, Visionary, Mystic, and a highly educated individual. He began to have spiritual out-of-body experiences. When he would come back from a spiritual sojourn, he would write down his spiritual experience, as part of his publication process, by which he wrote much high-quality spiritual literature. As a Swedenborg scholar that has read extensively on his theological writings, I honestly find his spiritual, theological writings to be empowering, uplifting, and inspiring. Most importantly, I believe his theological writings act as an active agent in making effective spiritual change into one’s life.
I felt compelled to write this article because I believe that the nature of Angels and what their character consists of is underappreciated. The emphasis is always on what Angels can do for us. However, I have transcended that focus and I am more interested and intrigued to know:
What entails the Angelic Life?
What specifically is the Angelic Personality like?
What is the source of the indescribable beauty Angels have?
Let us begin…..
The Angelic Nature
Angels are Angels because of their specific character and their spiritual nature. Because they have heavenly love and heavenly wisdom, these powerful spiritual beings are distinguished as Angels The heavenly love of Angels consists of wishing well for others even more than themselves. Angels wish the best and greatest for others. Therefore, there is no room in an Angelic spirit for all low-vibrational feelings, such as jealousy, envy, hate or rivalry. The profound heavenly wisdom of Angels comes from their Heavenly love. For the affections of love produces the perceptions of wisdom. The source and creator of Wisdom is Love. For an Angel, if a notion of truth or wisdom does not have love or goodwill as its purpose or goal, it is not truth or wisdom for an Angel. Angels do not store bits of truth knowledge in their intellect, but rather seek to incorporate truths into their lives and will. Truth is true for an Angel when it is attached to goodwill and love as its objective and goal. Therefore, we can conclude that for an Angel the purpose of wisdom and knowledges of truth is to enable us to live a good life. To enable us to live a Heavenly Life, by which we are performing acts of goodness for others.
Everyone’s quality—that is, the nature and quality of their soul—is recognized in the spiritual world. The quality in terms of their love and wisdom is perceptible in their aura. Whereas in the physical world our physical body covers our spiritual body, consequently preventing our aura from being perceived and felt. The love of the Angels that encapsulates their aura is sooo powerful. That when Angels come in contact with spirits their aura has the effect of affecting deeply and transforming the heart of those they come in contact with. In my opinion, having an experience by which one is in the company of Angels would be a great agent of spiritual transformation. Seeing and perceiving how it feels to be in a company of people that everyone wishes each other well and the best. No one wishes ill to another. Angels imbibe and practice a plethora of feelings such as joy, happiness, kindness, mercy, compassion, and other infinite divine attributes with their heavenly companions.
The Origin of Angelic Beauty
Angels are famous for their indescribable beauty We all know, subconsciously, that Angels are beautiful, supernatural beings. However, what is the source of their otherworldly beauty? In the spiritual world, everything visibly seen corresponds to a spiritual value-that is something from our feelings and thoughts manifest into our external environment as physical representations. Spirits’ physical appearance reflects their nature, character, and, most importantly, their ruling love. Looking at a soul in the spiritual world reveals the type of personality an individual possesses. The meaning of the type-whether hellish or heavenly. Everyone’s nature and character is exposed by their appearance. In the spiritual world, everyone is and can only be who they truly are. Our outer self or earthly self, the mask we had on during the world lies in the grave. Our true selves and personalities are reflected in our physical appearance.
We take with us into the spiritual world the spiritual nature we developed while in this physical world. Angels are people who while they were in this physical realm had developed a spiritual nature, that wishes well for others, did good for others, lived in alignment with divine truths and refrained from doing evils and committing sins, because it is against divine laws. Angels are extremely beautiful, spiritual beings, because they have exceptionally beautiful minds and hearts. Heavenly love and beauty are in perfect harmony. We are all aware that good love emits beauty. Angels have good love in their hearts. They are genuinely good people.
Angels’ beauty grows in direct proportion to their level of heavenly love. The more love they have in their hearts, the more beautiful Angels are. From this truth, let us consider what will our souls look and be like after our earthly life is over. According to the persona we’ve created for ourselves, we can be ugly or beautiful. Do we put the spiritual truths we have received into practice? Do we wish the best and greatest for others? These are key questions to ask ourselves on our spiritual path to consider if we are cultivating our spiritual nature to be angelic. Personally, the answers to those questions have enabled me to see what parts of my character I need to reject and replace with more heavenly and positive traits.
What exactly is the Angelic Life?
The Angelic Life is a life of heavenly love, heavenly wisdom, and charity. For the purpose of this article, I am going to focus on charity.For an Angel, being charitable entails more than just caring for the poor and making donations. Charity for an Angel is doing good deeds from the affection of goodness and kindness, without regard for remuneration. An Angel’s reward for doing good deeds for others is spiritual pleasure. The joy and affection of goodness that comes from doing good to others is referred to as spiritual pleasure. Angels find it disheartening that people think that the only possible reward from doing good is some form of gain and honour. Significantly, the spiritual pleasure that Angels enjoy in doing good immeasurably surpasses any happiness that comes from doing good for the sake of an earthly reward or honour. Based on what has been discussed thus far, we can implement this truth into our lives, by choosing to do good deeds for the sake of wishing well for others. For the sake of wanting to be kind and good. When kindness, compassion, and goodwill are the spiritual source of our good deeds, consequently, they are intrinsically and spiritually good.
I hope you enjoyed and were inspired by this article. I’d like to hear your thoughts and opinions.