My friend, Elena, has been discussing angels lately. She "knows" they are around her. Well, I agree with her. If you have ever read the book," Sacred Space" by Denise Linn, you'll learn there is a way, at least it's her way, and now my way (you remember I said I liked symbols and ceremony and rituals?)to ask for their presence. Elena got me thinking about refreshing my corners. Maybe replace the gifts I offered in my four corners surrounding my house. Today, while the skies are blue.
Here's from the book,"Sacred Space":
"Calling for angels of the four directions
Another way to bring protection to your home is to ask that four great tall angels stand around the outside of your home. Imagine that their wings are spread, creating a great canopy of light and love over your home. Here is an invocation to call these beautiful Beings of Light:
ANGEL OF THE SOUTH I call upon the Angel of the South. I ask that you bring safety,protection and love to this home. May the gentle rains of heaven cleanse and heal all within this home. I give thanks for your presence.
ANGEL OF THE WEST I call upon the Angel of the West. I ask that you bring safety,protection and love to this home. May the warmth of the sun fill all who enter this home with light and love. I give thanks for your presence.
ANGEL OF THE NORTH I call upon the Angel of North. I ask that you bring safety,protection and love to this home. May the stability and strength of the earth fill all those who enter this home. I give thanks for your presence.
ANGEL OF THE EAST I call upon the Angel of the East. I ask that you bring safety,protection and love to this home. May the warm winds of heaven blow gently on this house. I give thanks for your presence.
THE CREATOR To the Great Spirit that dwells within all things I ask for guidance and love for all who shall enter into this home,that we may grow in peace and love. I give great thanks for your loving presence.
You can either sit in meditation to call these angels or literally go to four areas around the outside of your home and call one angel in each of the four directions. Then leave a gift for that angel,such as a pretty stone,a feather or a flower. It is a native custom that whenever you ask for something you leave a gift."
I have a marvelous rock that I found on a walk this summer and some feathers, and oh yes, a large bone that I found at the White Water Canyon in Iowa. They might make nice gifts. So off I go affirmed in what I shall do today before I begin my ordinary rhythm of living.