Angels on Your Shoulder

Angels on Your Shoulder

7 ways you can connect with angels

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We are always surrounded by angels. We swim in a sea of unlimited, unconditional love totally filled with celestial beings of light that are more than willing and able to help us. The only catch is we have to ask and then be willing to accept the assistance.

Here are 7 easy things you can do to open up those floodgates of love, light, and laughter, and experience the wonders of divine intervention in your life.


1. Spend some time each day in prayer.

Prayer is simply the act of asking.  It is a conversation with God, the universe, a higher power, Mother Earth, or a specific angel, saint or deity. Whoever or whatever you choose to pray to, think of prayer as a conversation with a supportive friend. You don’t have to beg for help. It is more a matter of just opening your mind and your heart. State your problem and ask for guidance and assistance.

2. Take time to meditate.

Prayer is talking while meditating is listening. There are literally hundreds of ways to meditate, and we tend to make it much harder than it really is. Meditating can be as simple as sitting quietly and focusing attention on your breath. If you want to work with a specific angel, get quiet, go within, imagine the angel standing before you, and then open your mind and your heart to its love and guidance.


3. Light a candle or burn some incense.

Most angels have a specific color or scent associated with them. For instance, if you want to work with the Archangel Chamuel, you could light a pink candle. You could also sprinkle some rose water around the room. (Chamuel is wonderful to call upon when you want to create inner peace, improve your relationships, forgive yourself or others, find true love, accept and love yourself, or find a wonderful career.)

4. Create an altar or sacred space in your home.

Our minds are very easily trained. If you meditate in the same spot everyday eventually, when you sit in that place, your mind will think, “It’s time to meditate,” and you will immediately go into an altered state. So create an altar in the corner of your room or on top of your dresser. Designate a place in your home as your sacred space. You can use a special piece of fabric, put it in a chair, and then sit on the cloth to pray and meditate. I like having an altar with icons and objects that i find meaningful.


Spend some time each day in your sacred space and call upon the angels. Take a deep breath before you enter that space and imagine meeting your divine helpers as you enter that space.

5. Write a letter.

I find writing letters a wonderful way to connect with divine guidance. Years ago, I used to write letters to God and mail them. Then, I found out the post office actually has someone who reads letters with an incomplete address to find out if there is any way to locate either party.

You can address the letter to a specific angel, to God, or any other celestial being you think will be of help. You can write about the problem or just ask for help. I find writing is a wonderful way to release my fears and resistance and to garner insights.


You can mail the letter or light a candle and burn the letter or place it on your altar. Also, make sure you write a thank you note when your request is granted. I find writing a list of all the things I am grateful for and reading it before I go to bed a wonderful way to end the day.

6. Go out in nature.

Go to your favorite place in nature. If you don’t have one, take the time to find one. Go to the beach, find a quiet path in the forest, or locate a beautiful garden in the middle of the city. I have found wonderful natural settings no matter where I am, even in the middle of Cairo.

Allow the beauty of nature to fill your heart and your mind. Take some time to breathe in the smells and feel the energy of your surroundings. If you are working with a specific angel, call out the name. You can ask for a sign that the angel is there. When I do that, I often feel the wind or hear a bird.


When I began my spiritual journey, one of my mentors highly recommended that I find a place in nature I could connect with my spirit and the divine. I am eternally grateful I took the time to do that.  I am sure you will be too.

7. Create an angel card.

Collect pictures, images, bows, lace, flowers, colored paper, and anything else that speaks to you. Get some glue and colored pens and make an angel card. You could use an image of a specific angel you find in a book or make your own. You can write a letter on the back of the image you create or use the card as a focal point on your altar.

There are also many wonderful angel decks out there. You could also make a series of angel cards for different attributes you would like to have in your life like abundance, patience, laughter, joy, gratitude, or courage, just to mention a few.


Spiritual practices do take practice. As children, we all saw angels but then we forget. Beginning to work with the angels is a process, and the more we practice, the easier it will be. If we tell ourselves we can’t do it, we won’t be able to, but if we remind ourselves it is second nature and easy, it will be a whole lot easier. Just ask the angels to help you and they will!

With love and aloha,

  • Judy Haney

    Thank you for I belive in angels. I have them around me evry day.

  • mary

    there is nothing in the bible that gives these advice!We all know there are angels,but i do know that you dont need candles,etc for them to be around you because God is the ole who dispatches them.We have no power to do that.But if it makes you happy to fool people into beleiving what you i avice…let it be…mary

  • maria

    mary why did you make your comment? i was curious cause well you know even in churches they light candles and use incense.

  • philis hart

    i would like to know my angel

  • veronica

    mary, if you make a statement like you did…………then why did you log into this web-site.

  • vicky thompson

    I would like to know more about angels for i long to know or want an angel wathching over me yes i read the bible but i only know of one agel and that it micheal and really that is from wathching movies so please can you help me?thank you vicky

  • Susan Gregg

    I invite you to keep reading the blog. I will be talking about lots of different ways to connect with angels. So stay tuned and remember you already have angels on your shoulders!
    With love and aloha,

  • Your Name

    We don’t need candles or incense, or anything else, for angels to be ever present at our sides. Yet if we want to receive some guidance in our lives, from the angels who are God’s messengers, we need to be in a receptive state.
    Your email account will bleep at you when an incoming message arrives, but you can’t read that message at the same time as you’re composing one. You can interrupt composing the message to read the incoming one, but you can’t do both at the same time.
    Susan’s suggestions are suggestions, not mandates. They are ways for us to stop the busy nonstop motion of our multi-tasking lives and to acknowledge the centrality of God in our lives, to center in our identity as spiritual beings, and to ask the angels “How do I grow as a person? How do I put aside my anger, my fear, my negativity and see the world as God sees it? How do I grow my faith? How do I break down the barriers I’ve erected that prevent me from being the person God wants me to be?”
    You can actually ask your angels for help in interpreting Scripture, or ask for guidance and then open your Bible for a scriptural response to what you’re seeking answers on.
    I don’t find any conflict at all in communing with angels, and in my faith in Christ and in God. All of them enhance one another. And just because something is not explicitly in the Bible does not make it ANTI Biblical. The earth revolves around the sun and we’ve become aware of this post-Bible. We’re all using the internet, driving cars, and doing various things that would seem like magic to people in Biblical times. The scriptures of those of other faiths likewise predate modern life as well.
    Faith moves forward and changes with each generation. There are churches now that have guitars and more modern singing rather than traditional hymns. Why? Because the younger folk there wanted to incorporate their type of music into worship.
    This blog is about angels. Talking to God, Jesus, angels, or any other spiritual figure someone resonates with here, can be a direct experience. We don’t need intermediaries like clergy between us.
    Keep an open heart.

  • ramon

    I want to see angels , but am i so detached from reality, that i am looking for forms of some sort and with wings, that i am missing the whole picture of it all?????

  • Susan Gregg

    Angels come in all different shapes and sizes. They manifest in so many ways and I used to do the same thing. I wanted tangible proof. Just open your heart and allow yourself to feel their love. Angels are really all around us, we just often don’t have the eyes to see them.
    Relax and know you already do have angels on your shoulder!
    With love and aloha,

  • Your Name

    I wonder if my angel always come to me. Sometimes I see shadows and the dark and also doing the day. Sometimes I see things from the corner of my eyes. I even here things like something is there. What should I do went this happens. Even when I am driving I feel the presence of someone. Is someone wants to speak with me?

  • Rose

    I am curious as to the response to “your name” dated June 10, 2009 @ 12:44 pm. I too have experienced such things. I believe in angels but above all in God, our Lord. This past Monday at the evening Mass @ my church, the sermon was about angels. How they like to “work” and be asked to help us. Then today I come across this email and I know that I am being “talked” to. What a beautiful and serene feeling, even as I go through so many problems.

  • Susan Gregg

    Angels appear to us in many ways. I find it helps to relax, open my heart and my mind, trust the process and just listen to my heart/spirit.
    When I feel confused I have come to realize it is my mind or my filter system and when I feel nurtured and loved it is my spirit. I have also found that anything that contains a judgment of any sort is definitely not part of divinity.
    With love and aloha,

  • Your Name

    I thank God for His grace and mercy! My husband and I are fighting to keep our home, due to a mortgage scam & predatory lending. Our pending eviction was this past Monday June 8th. Without holding on to our faith and belief we probably would not be here to show everyone how good, and how God told me that He promised that he would never leave me or forsake me, because I belong to Him.Our God is an awesome God that we serve. Thanks also to all of you that have been praying for us!!!!!!!

  • carmen

    Hi Susan, thanks for the inspiration. I know i have angels all around me and they are protecting me all of the time when i did not even know they were there. My problem is that i continue to get guidance every day and they show me things but i may not have been creative so i missed out on a lot of opportunities. My answers to my question comes in different forms and images that i am now learning to put together. I have missed out on so many wonderful opportunities cause i was not able to read through the line and interpret my dreams. I pray that they will not leave me and continue to show me wich way to walk and how to interpret my dreams. With Love CARMEN.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Frankie

    I just wanted to say that I love your Blog and your good advice about the spiritual world…
    I truly beleive we need to connect with God, angels…..

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment abram

    I do believe that everyone has got an Angel to guide him on the daily basis so what mary is taking about, i don’t think is helping anyone in any case.(Psalm 91:11) declares. “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”

  • Sasha

    I especially love the seventh way. That is beautiful- as everyone connects in their own unique way.

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