We are moving toward unio mystica, or the cosmic union with the Divine-- as increasing waves of light strike the planet in the ascension process. We are learning how the world responds to our collective consciousness. As always, I am positive about the future. It is my privilege as a human being to choose this alternative. Despite my happy choice, I am also a realist.

No manifestation ever appears without offering the choice of opposites. Logically, manifestation begins by clearly looking at the choices or scenarios. One scenario is death by earth disaster, political plots or basically a dictatorial scheme, which eliminates any creativity or outcome from humanity at large. The other possible scenario is “heaven on earth”, a transformative vibration that erases all difficulty from the earth.

As humanity matures, the inclination is to blame world events for our happiness, prosperity and state of affairs in the world. Traditional alchemy offers a different view – the outer world is a reflection of our collective inner vision. As spiritual energy increases, the challenge is seeing “reality” differently, while gaining understanding --the fear, anger and pain in the world are reflections of the self, which must be surrendered to create a positive shift.

Either of the polar opposites is unlikely to appear as a final manifestation. (After all, co-creation occurs as the marriage of opposites – not as the eradication of an opposite form.) Rather, manifestation is a process. At its best, it teaches soul evolution and internal change. Humanity is becoming more intuitive and perceptive on each wave of the Maya calendar. The challenge is to alter our perceptions into higher truth. (For example, I may correctly assess that a client is very ill, but I alter my perception by seeing the person in perfect health each time I think of them. In other words, I don’t deepen the negative state with my perception.)

Angelic intervention is one of the most powerful tools in altering perception. Carlos Castaneda states, in The Power from Within, that evolution is partially attained through the help of inorganic beings. “Inorganic being” refers to a being with a spiritual, but not physical, form. It is not uncommon for the spiritual traveler to contact guides, ascended beings or angels on the journey. Of all of these “helpers”, I found the angels to be incredibly effective guides in altering my perception of reality.

On the spiritual journey, seekers usually decide or devote their lives to helping others. There is an exchange of energy with every encounter on this planet –perhaps all relationships are symbiotic to some degree. When a teacher takes a student, energy is transmitted to the student. For those who’ve had the experience, it’s well known –energy pours in when the student seeks a higher level of consciousness. (This is how your teacher magically knows if you are working or not.) And the energy is lost or wasted if the other person stays the same. Perhaps, this rule of exchange will alter in time, but for the moment, this is how energy works.

But I’ve found one of the most pleasant and helpful energetic exchanges to occur with angels. The angels hold the blueprints of the soul and the right application of every aspect of personality. Their energy is soft and loving – they don’t intrude or speak in loud voices. Their guidance is gentle and leads to happiness. More importantly, the angels lead us toward love for self and others.

In this article, I offer several methods of contacting your angels. The simplest method is writing one’s angels. Anyone can do this with very little thought. I offer a few experiences and prayers for beginners. On the more complex level, I write of the angels of the spheres. This work is detailed and takes practice, but can elicit amazing results.

Angel Story

I suppose that I always felt angels, now that I know them. But angels did not play a profound part in my life until I committed to my spiritual work. My psychic skills had been honed by the time spent reading the highly detailed thoughts of wolves, which was followed by hearing plants and then hearing the thoughts of people in less than one year. While I gained a great deal of discipline from my work, I lacked spiritual commitment.

In the beginning of a spiritual quest, the light bestowed by heaven is heady and delicious. Wonderful results –glimpses of the future, happier feelings, people from past lives, synchronicities—can flow into one’s life during the earlier stages of spiritual discipline. In the beginning, I admit my quest aligned with the “feel good” side of the work.

The polar scheme of life brings darkness next, as the ego’s construction of life shatters, like a house of cards. Many people return to their earlier life, as the work turns intense and difficult. But when my life shattered, there was no longer a choice, at least not for me.

I wanted The Light. I didn’t care how hard I had to work or what would might be sacrificed. I desired “the light” more than anything else. After my foray through personal darkness, my life stabilized. I worked for a library, then a college. The stabilization brings a razor-like edge—with a temptation to stay in the same place, ignoring the shadows at play.

For several years, my job served as an entrapment. I loved the people and service, but found it impossible to raise my consciousness to the next level. Somehow, the light spoke to me, and I became aware of the need for a higher frequency. I chanted and learned Jonathon Goldman’s frequencies. Any additional monies were spent on spiritual workshops. I studied, meditated, and walked in every free moment.

I committed to the light, yet again. I gained awareness of my limitations in perceiving life. Apparently, I perceived life as a boring repetition, accurately producing the same circumstances day after day. It was necessary to create of a new vision of life.

Fear is the greatest obstacle to creation. In the moment of holding a new vision, the shadow world begins to present itself. The fears about money, health and relationships gain force, as the ego struggles to reassert its will—through the repetition of thoughts and feelings that created the painful reality.

So the fear struck very hard at night. Sleep was impossible, and I lay in my bed, holding my wolf and trying to breathe through my limited mind. Help came in the form of many creative, spiritual friends who shared the “feeling” of a different, better reality and sent love to me every day.

It was then that the angels obviously appeared—though I’ve felt their presence throughout my life—I experienced the first inkling of knowing. A soft, loving sensation of warmth appeared when I was most racked and besieged by doubt. I felt as though I was embraced by warmth, and then I saw light. The light led me into deep sleep. When I trusted this feeling, my life moved toward greater ease. I felt more optimistic and moved more quickly into creative visions for my life.

Soon after this, an influential friend noticed that I always “read” her pet whenever I visited her. She arranged many pet readings for me, which soon developed into intuitive readings for humans. While I probably could have begun my work then, it took some time for adjustment. In all honesty, I had to commit again to this process.

When I committed to my spiritual work, I wanted to help others through intuitive readings, and I wanted to write about the spiritual world. It’s fair to say that my mind stayed on these thoughts almost every moment. I wanted to serve, to change my life and move in this direction. I meditated on the idea of this constantly, in every spare moment of the day. It was then that the angels came to stay as a constant presence in my life.

Elana, the Angel Lady

The angels were first brought to the forefront of my consciousness when my friend Donna and I attended a meditation group. The evening began with a brief prayer spoken by the group's leader, an attractive woman in her fifties named Elana. During this prayer, I could feel the room becoming filled with angelic presence. The room's vibration seemed to speed up, and I could even detect a faint scent of roses.

And as a result of this prayer, it seemed that all the people in the room had changed. A light played on their faces, and they spoke differently. I found that I was no longer aware of their personalities, of their shortcomings or strengths. Everything was happening in a dimension where those things did not matter.

I dreamed that night of a Violet Light that transformed my life. Donna phoned me the next day and asked, "What did Elana do? The whole room changed after she said that prayer." And I realized I knew the answer. "Elana called in the angels."

Later, Elana taught me specific techniques and prayers that changed my life. Within six months, I began working as an intuitive counselor, and "quit my day job." When I began doing readings and listened to my clients' problems, I received insights as meditations that focused on sound, imagery, and physical sensation. I was surprised at how quickly these techniques worked until I learned that they were truly given to me by the angels.

Sound and color change the speed of our vibratory fields very quickly, and the information and meditations "I" created for my clients were actually techniques to attune to the angels' vibratory fields. Through experience, I was learning what Elana had taught me all along: "Stay out of the picture. Let the angels do the work."

Writing Angels

When writing several articles about dreaming (Volume 3, No. 10) for Spirit of Maat, Robert Moss changed the time for our interview to 6 am on the following morning. Robert had specified my reading his book as a requirement—or no interview. Since the planned time for the interview had been several days away, I had no time at all to read. The interview would be in eight hours, and I needed to sleep.

What could I do? I called on my angels. Quickly, I heard to read specific chapters, but when I scanned the table of contents, I didn’t know which ones. “Look through the book.” I heard next. So I thumbed through the book. Several chapters seemed to feel differently from the rest. The pages seemed thicker and held more energy or light. So I read the chapters and made notes with specific questions.

I’m not a morning person at all. I would prefer to never talk on the phone at 6 am, but the interview went well. Occasionally I would hear myself ask a question about something I hadn’t read, and Robert would affirm the chapter or information in the book. I loved speaking with him and writing the article, but I have to admit it was strange! (I did read the book after the interview. And I know now that the “angel scan” can be used with many sources of information.)

Angel Speeches

I was afraid of teaching my first class. I couldn’t sleep and worked hard to memorize my notes. My friend, Elana, reassured me. She said to ask the angels to help. I had little faith in her suggestion, but I acted on it. When I welcomed everyone to class, the angelic presence came. After the first few words, I simply listened as words flowed through me. A light guided my delivery of the class.

Many members of the class felt and commented on the angelic presence. The angels teach my classes up to this day. I make detailed notes but am often surprised to find myself reading notes that are not visible on the page or speaking about topics that I knew little about before the class.

How It Works

The angelic energies make it possible for us to transcend any condition, lack, or need on the material plane. The angelic field is composed of energies that connect to God or the Divine. It’s important to recognize the feeling of connection—it’s soft and loving. Angels speak or communicate with higher vibrations. Life becomes gentler, more pliable and beautiful when angels are near. More to the point, there is a deep feeling of love. I know when I am connected because life and people seem beautiful to me. I see their inner presence and their heart chakras, whether awakened or not.

The major change created by the angels was my ability to perceive. I noticed my perception of a situation altered, rather rapidly, through these communications. For example, “not having” is a perception. When the perception is changed to abundance, the inner vision and corresponding feelings change. I found the same to be true of people.

Here is a prayer asking the angels for help with perception:

Please clear my internal vision so that I see the underlying perfection in this situation. Please show me the right way of perceiving it. Please allow the light to grow so that I am no longer limited by my memories, perceptions or how I think life to be. Move me toward expansion, growth, health, abundance and love.

Help with people:

Please allow me to see the underlying light in this person’s form. Please show me the beauty of his/her heart and create a higher resonance or vibration between us. I know my perceptions are based on information – my reading of this person’s field, whether accurate or not. Please allow me to remain unaffected by his or her lower energies and to see the underlying truth and beauty in this human form. Please align me with truth.

(People will either change or fade out of your life as your perception changes. I find it best not to have a preference about his/her action.)

The Details

The angels each have specific qualities, characteristics, and abilities. Just as we perceive light as seven colors and hear sound on the octave (individual notes in each eight-note scale), and just as we perceive the grass to be green or a musical note to be treble or bass, so we perceive the angels, not simply as pure light or vibration or as God, but with specific characteristics.

All energy on Earth has dimension, measurement, and scale. Therefore, when we call upon the angels for transcending, it is important for us to know their characteristics and to commune with these qualities. If the angels are energy, then we can transform our own energy by focusing on their forms and how we each as individuals relate to them. It is important to become familiar with them.

Our understanding of angelic energies is part of our move to the upper dimensions. The angels enable us to understand that the movement of energy from duality to wholeness, as part of this shift in time. It said that the “veil” is thin, giving glimpses of the higher worlds. The angels act as the connecting energies between God and us.

Angel Letters

I find it helpful to write my angels about all aspects of life. I call on my angels of light, of prosperity, relationships and careers. I ask for a vision of my life from a different perspective, as well as the strength to see it in that way. I ask for changes, and I state that I am ready for them. The angels want us to feel happy, so they often postpone changes until we are ready –unless we ask clearly for them NOW. I burn these letters (to mail them) when I’m done.

Angels of the Spheres

Doreen Virtue shares a great deal about archangels, and other sources share excellent and detailed information about the archangels, but there are other important angels and applications. Franz Bardon’s work, which relates to Kabala, has long captured my interest. He speaks of the astrological angels that surround our planet in our zone and beam 360 messages or energies containing our divine blueprint. Each of the three hundred and sixty degrees of the astrological wheel has an angelic name.

The term “spheres” refers to the kabala’s astrological zones. There are also planetary angels that correspond to the spheres in the Tree of Life. For example, Yesod refers to the moon, so the angelic names would relate to the moon. This article addresses the angels of the zone of the Earth.

In the earthly sphere, each degree of the zodiac is ruled by a high being of the heavenly host in the zone girdling the earth, and there many angels who work with each of these beings. The angelic groups correspond to each of the 360 degrees and lovingly watch over the sphere of the earth. They are available to specifically heal our lives. The being and the angels all share the same name, and this name is a key to their powers and influence.

All of the angelic beings are invoked through meditation on the letters of their names, which interpret into color, sound, qualities, or energy. These angelic names are ancient energetic teachings presented as astrological information, involving meditative material that includes color, virtues or qualities, sound, and parts of the body, and their names are then invoked through letters of the alphabet according to Kabala.

The importance of the work lies in the transference of a blueprint or underlying form of perfection. The seeker cannot know the answer; yet, the feeling or solution eventually comes when calling on these names. A great and beautiful mystery surrounds the successful evocation of these names—it is as though the answer appears through transference—through a perception, which changes the flow of the events of life, as it gives greater understanding of life.[1]

A few examples of names include: CAPIPA, a group of angels who bring the blueprint of wealth; ALAGILL who makes all of life pleasant; and CARONA who stops violent storms. (Much information about the angels, their names, and Franz Bardon is easily found on the web.)

Pulling It All Together

I like to begin with a letter to my angels. The expression of my thoughts, difficulties and desires seem to “open me up” to higher vibrations, thoughts and feelings. I’ve noticed I stop encountering repetitive thoughts and negative emotions soon after a letter is mailed.

The process is even more effective if I ask more deeply for angelic guidance. If I feel discontented or uneasy, I begin by focusing on an archangel like Jophiel, who has powers in this sphere.

Here’s a meditation:

To summon the energy of the Archangel Jophiel, imagine that you are eight, nine, or ten years old. It is the middle of summer and the days flow smoothly into one another, like molasses from a jar. You are lying on the earth, and the sky is incredibly blue with slow-moving white clouds. There is absolutely nothing to do, so you merge with the sky and earth. The dark green trees move with your breath, and the wind speaks through the trees. Move the energy into your being, possibly into the heart chakra, and hold the color of the sky. Imagine how your life could flow with this smoothness, this beauty and grace. Move into the feeling and imagine it flowing through your life.

I follow this by repeating the letters, virtues and sounds of the angels of ALAGILL, who bring comfort, peace and contentment. It is my experience that ALAGILL also makes life much more beautiful.

I project my desire as I practice repetitions. Often, I call on an angel for hours until I feel the relief of new energy in my field.

When It Doesn’t Work

The angels are always there, guiding us. But we don’t always hear them. I know, from experience, that I cannot hear the angels or feel them when I am in emotional pain. I often experience this state of “pain” when a pattern of the ego appears for integration –usually during the process of a particular manifestation. (The emotions represent lower frequencies that require release, clearing and transmutation.)

I’ve learned to meditate, practice yoga, chant and focus on light during these times. I also write angel letters at least once each day. Although it does not feel as though my practices are working, I’ve learned from experience that they do indeed work – in time. In other words, when I raise my frequency, I can receive messages and help. I close the door when in a lower frequency.


Why do I spend so much time on this practice? It takes hours to do this properly, to learn the names, virtues and colors—as well as the qualities of the archangels. The answer is that the angels bring miracles, large and small. I’ve learned to radiate their energy toward others, as well. And in the big picture, I’m only human. I have plenty of negative emotions, like anger and fear, which await transmutation.

As John Lennon said, “Yes is surrender.” If I keep saying “yes” to the Universe, then I must surrender the parts of myself that construe reality from a critical, non-loving point of view. I must surrender my negative emotions and perceptions because they amplify the reality that I choose not to experience. It’s a great pleasure to choose to focus on the beauty, magic and perfection of the underlying life of individuals and the planet.

My work with the angels has taught me that it is possible to change the way I see life, to accept my emotions and clear them. I understand I am a creator. My experiences come from me, but transmuting the underlying negativity has been a challenge throughout most of my life. I’ve found help from the angels to be amazingly effective.

The angels provide this vision of perfection and divinity. They hold the master blueprints of love. When I can’t help myself, the angels provide assistance. I find meditation with the angels to be a more productive practice than expression of negative emotions or talking with friends. Most importantly, the angels help free me from the creations and permutations of my lower self.

There is a special note of intuitive creativity in an angelic practice. Once learned, you will come to recognize this. It is my heart felt desire that you find the angels, who will stand unfailingly by your side when you call.

[1]Information on letters , the divine virtues, and angels are taken from Practice of Magical Evocation, and The Key to the True Quaballah, ISBN 3-921338-12- 4], by Franz Bardon, Dieter Rüggeberg publisher, Wuppertal/W. Germany. See A Bardon Companion.

Author's Bio: 

Julia Griffin is known nationally for her ability to enlighten others to find their True Self and become conscious co-creators through practical application of Universal Law.

Her teachings embody advanced concepts for those who want to deepen their under-
standing of co-creation and personal "reality”.

She is the originator of the “One True Self", a concept that encompasses the expression of our divinity in physical form and is the result of many years of devotion to spiritual practice.

She has a deep understanding of energetics based on extensive studies. She is an alchemist, astrologer, herbalist and Reiki Master. Julia has the ability to communicate with plants and animals. She lived with wolves for nine years, while developing her intuitive abilities. Julia is a contributing writer for Spirit of Maat.

Julia Griffin lives in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. She is graced by being the parent of two children, Vanessa and Griffin.