When I asked the angels for guidance on what to share in my very first column for Songbird, I heard a chorus of voices speak the following message: “Remind people that they are not in this experience alone, and that right now, all is well.” As this message permeated my consciousness, I felt my entire being relax as I exhaled deeply—I clearly needed to hear it myself. The angels are always standing by, but it is up to us to ask for their help. To remember this, it helps to bring our awareness back to the breath, our ever-present gateway to the Now.
With so much fear and uncertainty permeating our collective reality right now, it can feel impossible to keep anxiety at bay, especially for those of us who are naturally empathic, have a tenuous financial situation, or have sensitive health. But the angels are here to remind us that, no matter how overwhelming things may seem, we always, always have a choice to turn away from fear and isolation and towards love and soul connection. When fear arises, we can remind ourselves of our spiritual sovereignty by repeating the following affirmation, which is given by Kyle Gray to all the Angel Guides he trains:
“I am the keeper of my mind and of my body. Wherever Love is present, fear is a stranger. And Love is HERE!”
You may feel a warm sense of safety wash over you after repeating this affirmation several times; when you do, affirm your resolve to trust that THAT is what’s truly real, not the fear. One of the opportunities that these times offer us is the chance to discover the deep-seated habitual choices (karma) that have limited us our whole lives, without our awareness. The fears that are coming up right now may seem new, or they may be ones you thought you had let go of long ago, but a deeper layer is now being revealed. Either way, remember this: no matter how intense your anxiety may feel, it is rooted in the past. Sometimes you can trace these roots to experiences in this lifetime, but very often they are echoes of past lifetimes, and it’s important to trust that they won’t be recreated now.
I was guided to pull several cards for this first column from two of Kyle Gray’s beautiful decks, and their messages are so spot on it gave me chills—card images and meanings are below. I will pull cards to provide guidance on questions from readers in future columns, so please send a question if you are inspired to. For now, I am available remotely for Angel Guide sessions, spiritual counseling, and life coaching, and I will begin to offer in-person classes at Songbird once that becomes possible. The classes will provide an especially affordable way to receive guidance from the angels and ascended masters, so please stay tuned for an announcement of those later in the year.
(Michael is the only figure who appears on both decks, so I am including excerpts of his messages from each guidebook. The image is from Angel Prayers Oracle.)
Archangel Michael: Trusting Heaven (KOTL)
angel team is with you now. You are not in this alone. You may be feeling
sensitive or overwhelmed, but your angels are inviting you to take a step back
so that they can come in and share their light of miracles. You may feel that
your prayers aren’t heard, but that doubt blocks solutions from entering your
life. Know that Archangel Michael and his legion of angels are here
to help clear anything that’s not serving you so that you can allow in the
miracles of change that you deserve.
Archangel Michael: You Are Protected (APO)
Thank You Michael for surrounding me in your protective light.
Archangel Michael is here to keep you safe, and his legion of angels is surrounding you at this time. If you trust that you are safe and protected, you create a shield of light around you. When this shield is up, only loving experiences can enter in. Imagine the light of Michael surrounding you and feel safe in his heavenly light. (I find the sense of safety that this image transmits to be palpable, especially when I look into Michael’s eyes for an extended period. Give it a try and see what happens!)
The Miracle of Nature (APO)
Thank you Angels for helping to reconnect through nature and fresh air.
You may feel locked in or may have been spending far too much time indoors. Whatever the weather, there is something powerful and enlightening about going outside and connecting with the sound and songs of nature. Go outdoors and walk, speak to your Angels and enjoy the beauty of the plants, countryside or park that you connect with. As you walk and breathe, know that there are Angels all around you, helping you enjoy the simple things in life and encouraging you to disconnect from trivial dramas that aren’t serving your purpose. (This ought to convince you that the angels know what we’re going through!)
Green Tara: Supreme Protection (KOTL)
You are protected. Cords are being cut. Move beyond limitation. Trust.
In addition to offering strong protection, Green Tara helps us move into new ways of being and doing, a crucial skill when so many of us are forced to spend most of our time at home. She also cuts cords to the past, so we can release past fear that our present situation triggers and come into present time. Any memories of fearful experiences do NOT mean that those experiences will be recreated now; they are simply coming up for the purpose of release. Remember to call upon Green Tara to help you with this!
Kali Ma: Facing Fear (KOTL)
Major spiritual changes are unfolding. This is your chance to soar.
Kali-Ma brings old cycles to an end so we can experience transformation. While she can seem intimidating, she is a mother figure and therefore completely loving. Her energy consumes fear and leaves only love. Remember that fear is just energy, and energy can be changed.
Natalie Doel is a Kyle Gray Certified Angel Card Reader. For more information, see her Songbird bio and website. To schedule a session, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-533-3922.