How to Tell If You’ve Encountered an Angel in Physical Form
Angels are always near—sending us wise guidance, offering us healing energy, protecting us or fighting our battles, and sometimes simply being present with us through life's ups and downs so we're never alone. As I explain in my book Angel Insights, we know angels are near because we sense their presence, hear their voices in our inner ear or thoughts, dream about them, receive signs and synchronicities from them, see images they place in our mind’s eye, and are gifted with angelic insight into complex situations where there is no logical basis for our understanding. At times people even get proof that angels are near in one of the most powerful ways of all—angels appear before humans in physical form.
Why don't angels always appear in physical form? The angels tell me that if they did, it would be too overwhelming and distracting for humans. Angels are really part of another dimension, called heaven, and simply don't match the dense physical matter of earth and its inhabitants. And there are so many angels surrounding and watching over humans that they wouldn't all be able to fit here amongst us in physical form. The short answer is: The veil between the dimensions of heaven and earth exists for a reason. Angels will appear in physical form (usually as humans) if they need to interact with you in a practical way to accomplish a clear objective (push your car out of a snowdrift when you’re stuck on an isolated road, or pay your grocery bill when you discover that you’re short on money in line). Angels will also appear in physical form (sometimes with wings) if they feel that being seen by you will increase your faith or peace of mind.
There are many ways an angel can appear in physical form. If you think you’ve seen an angel, the list below should help you clarify and better understand the experience. If you've never encountered an angel in physical form, read the list below carefully—you may have seen an angel and just don't realize it! Most people see an angel in physical form very rarely, if ever. Some folks will go their whole lives having great faith and yet never see an angel. Just remember, angels are nondenominational beings who love and cherish each human equally. An angel’s love for you is unconditional and absolute—you can never do anything to change it. Whether you see an angel or not, angels are always near, always just over your shoulder!