by Martha Wilcox
Angels are as real as any other part of God’s creation.
It is remarkable how often divine ideas and divine experiences appear in our human consciousness as angels – and how often we are unaware of them as being angels. In the general sense we think of angels as disconnected from God and as external to our consciousness. But in truth or fact angels are divine Mind’s powerful impressions of good appearing in the human consciousness.
These “angel visitants” come to us as a “still small voice” within us; they come as great enlightenment, as an unfoldment of truth; they come as a surprising thought or conviction, as just the right thing to say or to do. As a rule angels come suddenly, but in a timely way. They usually come as promptings or as restraining intuitions. Isaiah portrayed the appearing of angels to our mentalities when he wrote, “Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30: 21)
To those mentalities in tune with the divine Mind, these angel visitants, divine ideas, or experiences are innumerable. They are incidents of every hour and are the privileged lot of every individual.
Angel messages, divine ideas or divine experiences are invisible to human consciousness, but become externalized in ways that can be seen and understood. The angel Gabriel, representing the “might of God” came invisibly to Zacharias. The old priest’s mentality was so filled with the firm conviction that “with God all things are possible” that this truth externalized itself or was made visible to Zacharias, as his long desired son who later became John the Baptist. Zacharias whose whole heart’s desire was that he might have a son, was earnestly striving after righteousness; his right thinking was about God and man as one inseparable Being. His mentality was in oneness with divine Mind, and it was quite natural that the angel or divine idea of God’s omnipotence came as a sudden conviction that “with God all things are possible.”
God’s goodness is impartial. He does not withhold anything from us. These “angels of His presence” are something which we, in our ignorance are withholding from ourselves. Miracles do not just happen. When we change our inmost thought to accord with “The angel of His presence,” this puts into operation spiritual law, which causes the externalization of that which from the beginning has already been bestowed.