I’ve been speaking with Angels since the wise old age of five. I’m happy I had the good sense to listen to them. When they have a message for me, I pay attention. They have never steered me wrong. Quite the contrary. They’ve led me towards the right path of action throughout my life. I’m happier and healthier as a result.
I grew up in a home where my mother and father were very critical of themselves and others. Their criticisms extended to me also. It seemed I could never do anything right. Thankfully I’ve worked past these early seeds of lack of confidence to embrace a strong sense of self. There are so many in the world today that did not fare a well as I.
There is plenty in the world today to justify a negative self-image. All forms of media ads tell us we are too fat, short, ugly or stupid to deserve money, love and all that life has to offer. If driving a particular brand of car or wearing a certain clothing designer did the trick, I would have followed that path decades ago.
I have met so many people who have a low opinion of themselves. In addition, there seems to be a world wide epidemic of people attempting to numb themselves with drugs, alcohol, food and electronic devices. Increasing numbers of people are “checking out” due to stress and overwhelm.
While I don’t pretend to hold the secrets to world peace, I have discovered something that can make a huge difference in the lives of others as well as your own. This is where our Angelic buddies come in. From the time I was just a kid, I learned to ask the Angels for help. As a teenager, I worked in a summer camp for young children. I was assigned to look after a boy who had severe mental and physical disabilities. He required constant attention and care. I threw myself into the task one hundred percent. When he arrived at the camp, he was depressed and sullen. I devised games that we could both play. Before too long, he was smiling most all day long. He looked forward to each day and had a really great time at the camp. It was not an easy task to look after him. I did everything I could to see that he had a good experience. One afternoon on a lunch break, I overheard some of the supervisors of the camp laughing making fun of me. “I passed on the job of looking after the kid to George. What a relief! At least we don’t have to do it. I don’t know who’s dumber; George or the kid!”
When I heard their comments and laughter, I was devastated. I wanted to dig a hole and bury myself in it. I was humiliated and furious. I sat on my bed that night, far too upset to go to sleep. Before long, I felt the loving presence of someone in the room. At first, I thought it was one of my friends. I looked up to realize there was no one else in the room with me. At that point I recognized this presence as my Guardian Angel; the same one who had come to me at five years old to bring me peace and joy. There was nothing terribly dramatic about this experience. I simply felt a large, comforting and loving presence, along with the feeling that everything was going to be just fine. I silently thanked my Guardian Angel as I had many times in the past. After a day of hell, I felt great peace and ease.
I never mentioned the incident to anyone but my parents. I kept it a secret from the young boy in my charge. He finished out the summer with me at his side. He had a wonderful experience at the camp. I trust I had some positive influence on him.
As I got older, I remembered the strong, silent presence of this Angel. I prayed to discover more about this and other Angels who seemed to do some miraculous things. Many years after this incident, I was meditating when a name come to my mind. It was an inner voice that softly whispered, “Chazaquel”. I wrote the name down. I had no idea what it meant. I looked at the name from time to time but could not make anything of it. When I looked up the name, I discovered it contains the Hebrew word for “encouragement”. Chazaq (pronounced, “Khaw-zak”) means “encouragement”. “El” is from “Elohim” which means, “God”. In this case, “of God”.
I began to reflect how encouraging words can go so far to help others. Encouragement can turn away depression and anxiety and make someone feel very different about themselves and what they are doing. Since that time, I have always sought to find something good and positive about people and make a point of acknowledging it to them. Something as simple as, “Those are pretty earrings you are wearing” can have a wonderful ripple-like effect on someone and their world. Try it. Test it out for yourself.
I call upon the Angel of Encouragement often these days to help myself and others. You don’t need a special degree or training to do so. Simply call out silently from your mind and heart, saying, “Welcome Angel of Encouragement! Thank you for bringing your light to this situation with (insert the person’s name)” They’re unable to act on our behalf unless we ask! Be sure to thank them every time you ask for anything.
This has served me so well. I trust it will for you too.
I wish you many blessings on your path with your Angels. Pass encouragement on. It’s good for us all.
George Koury is a Psychic Medium & Angel Messenger. His maternal Grandmother was a Medium. George had his first experience at the age of five with a visitation from an Angel. He has been communicating with them ever since.
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