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A Clearer View of Guardian Angels

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(Introductory Disclaimer: As usual, please remember that this blog is an expression of my own personal opinions, based on observations gleaned from my own peculiar experience. At no point do I claim to speak for all Neopagans, nor do I insist that any reader must agree with me.)

If you look objectively at this pathetic world (just check out the Internet news any morning), it's clear that we have been the beneficiaries of fantastic luck. Most humans and animals would love to experience our relative lack of concern over basic food and shelter, and our relative safety from the possibility of daily annihilation. While it's true that we have real problems, worries, pains and fears, on a descending scale of international bad fortune we would appear quite near the privileged top. 

The majority of people are compelled by biology to reproduce. Most accept having children as a "given" and never think too deeply about their motivations, outside of continuing the genes of their parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc., and having someone who will take care of them in their old age. 

If we do think about it, however, we have to admit that many important discussions about life are withheld from children for a long time - because if we began to give them all the advice a person really needs to know in order to cope with this world, it would naturally trigger questions that we might be too embarrassed to answer. 

If my parents had sat me down at too young an age and revealed honestly what a depraved, painful, unfair, violent world this can be (along with its joys and beauties), I would have most probably asked them, "But if I was already living with God in Heaven, why the hell would you want to drag me into a place like THIS?" 

I used to think that if Guardian Angels really existed, some of them must be unskilled temps - doing a lazy, irresponsible job when their charges were suffering. But that was an immature understanding, given karma and the patterns of life. With age, I'm beginning to appreciate that quiet support may be as valuable as outright rescuing. 

Message from my Guardians: 

"We will save you from everything in life that you need to be saved from. 

We will see you through everything else in life that you need to suffer.

And we will still be here when it's over, to welcome you back home." 

 

 

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A student of esoteric traditions since the age of 16, Ted Czukor (Theo the Green) began teaching Yoga in 1976 and was adjunct faculty in the Maricopa, AZ Community Colleges for 26 years until retiring in 2013. Raised Christian but deeply influenced by Rosicrucianism, Vedanta, Hinduism and Buddhism, his Pagan worship has strong Gaia-Goddess tendencies. He is an Interfaith wedding celebrant and the author of several books, two of which are available online. He lives with his wife Ravyn-Morgayne in Sun City, Arizona.

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  • Jamie
    Jamie Friday, 24 January 2014

    Ted,

    I view my Agathos Daemon in a similar way that you view your guardian angel. Nice post, thanks for sharing!

  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward Saturday, 25 January 2014

    I was thinking about the similarities between the Agathos daimon and guardian angels myself! I've never had much success connecting with spirits of this kind, but I appreciate how important they are for those who do. And for all I know, mine is working hard for me, but I just don't see it . . .

  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor Saturday, 25 January 2014

    Yes, I think these different titles given to similar spirit guides depend more on the cultural orientation of the human being in question, than on anything else. Some of us may hear actual spoken messages from time to time, while others receive flashes of inspiration or insight without knowing whence they have come.

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