Why Angel Wing Earrings?

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I’m aware that the photo on my last post appeared sideways in the mobile version of the website. I’m bummed, but I don’t know how to change it. It was upside-right here, so I assumed it would be everywhere, but no, it wasn’t. If anyone has any insight into this dilemma I’d love to hear it so it doesn’t happen again, or if it does, so I can fix it.

And why post a photo of earrings in the first place? What’s the big deal about angel wings? It wasn’t meant to be an insider comment, but it did occur to me that if one hadn’t yet read my book, Journey From Ego, The Path To Healing there would be no context for a post referring to angel wing earrings.

Here’s the background. The content of Journey From Ego came to me via the angelic realm and much of it is regarding the manner in which angels are able to assist us in our daily lives. It tells us that angels surround us always; that they are only a whisper away. Journey reminds us that all we need to do to receive angelic assistance is request it; that our requests are always heard and always answered. Journey schools us in the how-to of wording our requests using specifics so that we receive the outcomes we desire rather than using broad words such as “patience”, “discipline”, or “happiness”. You can read more about this in my previous blog post, Practice.

In the popular media there is some discussion about exactly which are the “original” archangels and which are “lesser” archangels and about exactly how many archangels there are. Some of this controversy stems from what is stated in the Bible regarding this matter. It also is impacted by other authors, of which there are many, who write about angels and guides and how they interact with us in our world. Journey From Ego describes seven of the archangels as being the original seven to stand before God.

Archangel Michael is the “Beautiful One”. His light is of a brilliant blue hue. He is the angel of mercy and light. He brings families together, as well as using his mighty sword to slice through the cords that entangle humans in unhealthy relationships of anger, guilt or hypocrisy. Call on Michael in times of insecurity, fear or emotional upheaval. He will protect you from dangers of all kinds. He is a protector and will be with you at a moments notice if you but ask for his presence or intervention.

Archangel Raphael is a healer of people and animals alike, and glows with sparkling green light, the color of new spring grass. Calling to Archangel Raphael will instantly bring his mercy and you will feel his healing presence. He also is of particular assistance when things are going all wrong. No matter what the issue, if you find yourself struggling to complete a project, call on Archangel Raphael for his calming touch and observe the smoothing out of difficulties.

Archangel Chamuel is a powerful angel, a protector of the world at large, as well as a source of protection and comfort for individuals. Chamuel is the finder of lost items, including pieces of ourselves. Can’t fine your keys, your other shoe, an important document? Requesting Chamuel’s intervention will lead you to that which is missing. Likewise if you are in need of a specific item for a project Chamuel will assist you in locating it. Archangel Chamuel is also a source of inspiration in the midst of perplexing situations.

Archangel Uriel is the angel of peace. If requested he will bring to you serenity and hope. Archangel Uriel brings peace to the world and the end to war on Earth. He is also the angel of divine justice.

Archangel Zadkiel is the angel of mercy and understanding. His is a soft and golden light, one that is always with you in times of sadness or depression, or loneness. Zadkiel is the angel to bring your questions of relationship, who will assist with the mending of broken hearts and broken relationships. Requesting the assistance of Zadkiel will soften the edges of grief and the sensation of having been misunderstood.

Archangel Gabriel is the angel of strength. Gabriel is the angel that will provide to you the ability to see the greater picture and also to have faith. He will ease your heart and strengthen your faith in challenging times. Look to Archangel Gabriel to guide you in times of desperation and of grief.

Archangel Jophiel provided the content of Journey From Ego, The Path To Healing. She is the archangel of illumination and creativity, and will assist with any project that serves one’s evolution. It is through the act of creation that evolution occurs and it is through God that one creates. She brings knowledge, wisdom and connection with your higher self.  It is Jophiel who whispers ideas to inventors, scientists, educators, writers and artists of all genres. It is Jophiel that is responsible for exposing the manipulative, greedy nature of corporations and governments that would lead countries into chaos and the earth into annihilation.

Jophiel tells us in Journey, that God wishes us to be happy, and that angels are God’s messengers. The angels bring us messages in many forms and in order to receive them we must be open to hearing and observing them. Angels provide their messages in person-specific forms. That is, those that enjoy music may suddenly notice a song lyric that speaks directly to an issue that is current in that person’s life. Or a message may be found something that is read, a magazine, poetry, or a novel. These messages may take the form of creating synchronicities, which when followed lead to unexpected opportunities. I personally treat feathers found unexpectedly, often in unusual places, as angel whispers, as reminders that my angels are near to me.

The primary message shared in Journey From Ego is that the angels will, if we request their assistance, help us to identify the voice of the ego so that it can no longer usurp our power. It is the ego voice, the voice of fear that talks to us incessantly, while we mistake it as being our own. It is the ego that influences our choices; that sabotages us; causes us to be insecure, insincere, jealous, vengeful, judgmental – all of which are ego-based (i.e. fear-based) responses to life’s challenges and opportunities.

So there you go – the reason for the reference to angel wing earrings. That’s it, in a nutshell. I mean, there’s more of course – 230 plus pages. And of course I urge all who haven’t yet read Journey From Ego, The Path To Healing to do so, because in it archangel Jophiel shares a message of great love and hope and a prescription for saving each other, as well as the earth on which we live. Readers report that angel energy enters their lives from the get-go, that they feel their influence, and sense their presence and their loving support.

I can’t wait to hear your stories of angel interaction and synchronicity. Enter your stories in the Comments section, or email me at author.elizlehl@gmail.com.

Thank You Just Doesn’t Cover It

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I received this photo with a text saying, “Check out my new wings. Angelic, no?”

Actually, yes! I love them!

This is Sheryl’s ear and one of her new wings. Technically Sheryl is my niece, but being only two years apart we’ve always considered ourselves more like sisters than not. We grew up in exceedingly different socio-economic situations, our lives punctuated by dissimilar traumas. Sheryl and her brother lived with my family for a period of time while we were in elementary school, and spent several summers with us sharing road trips and Saturday morning house cleaning extravaganzas. As is commonly the case we have completely disparate memories of our childhood.

As children we were as dissimilar as could be – she a bookworm and I a tomboy. In high school she pursued drama, while I blended in. While I was raising babies in my twenties, Sheryl was disco dancing. She’s always been a special aunt to my daughters and often had them for sleep overs when they were young; when they got older she enlisted their help in party preparation – many valuable lessons learned there! AND she saved me from back-to-school shopping with testy teenagers, teaching them the thrill of the hunt, to shop the sales and to find the best deals.

These days? Well, these days Sheryl should be receiving a fee for her part in promoting my book, Journey From Ego, The Path To Healing. To date she has gifted at least 25 copies to her friends and acquaintances. How cool is that? She tells me that I would “be amazed at how many people are reading and benefiting from it every day.”

Oh, thank you, thank you for sharing Sher. Thank you for sharing my work so unabashedly, for passing on the fact that people are actually reading it, for sharing the reader’s experiences. Everything after that is cake. I’m so grateful to be able to touch the lives of others. Thank you and thank you again! It just puts a big ol’ smile on my face!