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Angels on Your Shoulder

A friend sent me this and I thought it was very interesting. I have no idea who the original author was but I am passing it along with thanks to the writer whoever they are!
The 4th of July
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the
Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured
before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two
sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the
Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their
sacred lives.
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine
were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated,
but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that
the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his
Ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and
properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move
his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay,
and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from
him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton,Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British
General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his
headquarters.
He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was
destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed
his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their
13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were
laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves,
returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. Some
of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn’t.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and
silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price
they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free!
Patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than
beer, picnics, and baseball games.
With love and aloha,
Susan

cairo angel

People often ask me that. What are angels? Here is an excerpt from my book that answers that question.
excerpt from:
The Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides and Ascended Masters
All material copyrighted 2008
Angels and archangels are spiritual beings whose primary function is to act as intermediaries between mortals and God. Angels have fascinated human beings for millennium. The are usually depicted as very graceful and beautiful beings with wings. When someone says, “You’re an angel” they usually mean you are a blessing and have probably been very helpful.
Angels are always willing to be of assistance. They love you and they want you to be happy. They will never interfere in your life unless you ask for their assistance. Angels can’t do anything for you, but they can guide you, make suggestions, and help you avoid potential obstacles. In return they simply ask that you deepen your connection with your spirit and open your heart to the powerful forces of love and gratitude.
Surprisingly the angelic realms are structured and have hierarchies. Depending on the tradition there are many levels and numerous categories. The term archangel comes from a Greek term archangelos which means chief or eminent messenger. They are also known as the ‘Holy Ones.’
When you are working with the angels take sometime to get to know them. Each one has a unique personality and each one has an area they excel in. Once you get to know them you will instinctively know who to call on. Allow them to become your friends and become familiar with all of them. Once you develop the habit of calling on them you will find it becomes almost second nature to acknowledge their presence and welcome their assistance. They are more than willing to help you so why not let them!
With love and aloha,
Susan

p043-1Gadiel is called the most holy of angels. His name is said to mean, “God is my wealth.” He is one of several guards for the gate of the south wind. His name has been found inscribed on amulets used to ward off evil. Sorcerers often invoke Gadiel in order to conjure up great power.
When you call upon Gadiel you may see flashes of yellow or green. You may also see your curtains stirring even though the windows are closed. Trust his love to point you towards the truth and the best direction for you to take in your life.
If you are feeling down or victimized by life, Gadiel is the angel to call upon. Before you confront any negative situation, call upon him to protect you. Gadiel will also help you release any negative feelings you have after a disagreement with a friend, an unfavorable assessment from a boss or an argument with a lover.
This is the angel Gadiel who will help you:

Maintain a positive outlook
Repair a damaged relationship
Improve your job performance
Transform your life
Release limiting beliefs
Create abundance

Invocation
One way to call upon Gadiel is to go outside when the wind is blowing and invite the wind to carry your prayers to him. His name has great power, so saying Gadiel repeatedly while you ask for his assistance is also a wonderful way to invite him closer.
Another way to call him is to close your eyes and imagine that your request is tied to a beautiful balloon. Take a few deep breaths and when the time feels right imagine letting go of the balloon. Know that Gadiel will always answer your prayers.
An Excerpt from
The Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides and Ascended Masters

All material copyrighted 2008

With love and aloha,
Susan