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Communicating With Angels Using Stones and Crystals

People often seek angelic communication for guidance, protection, and inspiration. Or one may wish to contact an angel for spiritual healing or emotional wellbeing.

Making contact with angels, spirit guides, and others of the spiritual realm is also a powerful way to advance your spiritual growth. Angels and other spirit beings want to be of help to you; all you need to do is ask for it.

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Certain stones and crystals can be of great assistance in establishing angelic contact. These 'angel stones' are highly spiritual stones that possess metaphysical properties which can aid one in connecting with angels, spirit guides, and the Higher Self. They can raise one's conscious awareness by raising the vibrational frequency of one's physical self to come in tune with one's non-physical Higher Self. The higher one's consciousness is raised, the easier it becomes to establish communication with those residing at higher planes of consciousness, such as angels, guardians, and spirit guides.

How does one accomplish this?

The best method for establishing contact with an angel is through meditation. Meditation relaxes the body and quiets the mind, enabling your spiritual awareness to rise to the surface, thus allowing for communication with the Spirit Realm to take place. There are many ways of meditating. Breathing exercises, self-hypnosis, yoga, and guided meditation are just a few of them. Use whichever method you feel most comfortable with.

During meditation, an angel stone (or stones) may be held in the hand, or one may be placed on the brow to facilitate the opening of the third eye chakra through which angelic communication takes place. Using one of these stones will aid one in reaching the higher realms where an angelic connection may be established. Before meditating with a stone, however, it is important that the stone's energy be properly cleansed and charged before each use.

When seeking contact with an angel, one should do so with a feeling of gratitude. Gratitude has a powerful vibration, and expressing gratitude before even having received anything may facilitate establishing angelic contact, and may also encourage a faster and stronger response to your questions and requests. And expressing your gratitude once you receive what you have asked for will help facilitate any future connections with the spiritual realm.

While meditating, keep the intent to seek angelic contact placed firmly at the forefront of your mind. If you desire to connect with a particular angel, such as your guardian angel or an Archangel such as Gabriel or Raphael, include this in your intention. Keep your reason for contacting the angel at the forefront of your mind as well. What question or request do you intend to ask of the angel?

Once a meditative state has been reached, visualize yourself surrounded by white light. See your third eye opening, and your intention to contact an angel broadcasting out of this opening up towards the spiritual realms. Express from within your desire to be connected with the highest source of guidance that is available to you (or more specifically, your guardian angel or spirit guide).

See yourself as a white light ascending upwards towards an even greater light. See that, as you rise upwards, trailing behind you is a silver thread, somewhat like an umbilical cord, connecting your spiritual self to your physical self. This silver thread will guide you back to your physical body when it is time for you to return.

Continue mentally expressing your intention of making angelic contact, broadcasting it outward and upward. Keep your mind open and ready to receive a connection. Just stay relaxed and allow it to happen.

How will I know when I have made contact?

For most people, recognizing when you've made contact will simply be a knowing from within. You may not see them or hear them, but you may intuitively sense their presence.

Others possessing the psychic gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, or clairsentience will make contact in a different way. Those who are clairvoyant will 'see' the angel, usually as a bright white or golden light, aura, or mist; or sometimes it may appear in the guise of a human. Spirit guides can appear in any form, most commonly as animals, though they may also appear as lights, colors, symbols, shapes, or even humans, as well as many other forms.

Those possessing the gift of clairaudience will 'hear' the angel, though what they hear may not necessarily be in the form of words, but can also be in the form of sounds.

And those who are clairsentient will 'feel' the angel. This 'feeling' can take many forms, such as a vibration or an emotion (f.e. peace, love, and serenity), or an auric presence may be felt.

Once you have established a connection with an angel or spirit guide, you may present your question or request. Remember to do so with gratitude, as well as calmness, respect, and patience. Do not expect an answer immediately. You do not need to wait for an answer or repeat your request. Merely ask your question and express your gratitude and patience for an answer. You will sense an acknowledgment that your question has been heard.

At that time, you may begin to reverse your connection. Visualize yourself as white light that is moving downwards. See your silver thread and feel it drawing you back down to your physical self, almost as if you are on a fishing line and you are being reeled back in. As you descend, see your open third eye and then see yourself entering it as your spiritual self returns to your physical body.

Once you feel that you are completely back in your body and whole again, you may open your eyes. It is always best to 'earth' yourself whenever returning from any sort of spiritual journey. This may be done by stretching your muscles, by drinking and/or eating, or by holding or focusing your eyes on one of the 'earthing stones', such as black onyx, obsidian, or smoky quartz. When doing so, feel the stone's energy grounding and anchoring you to the Earth.

Establishing contact with an angel or other spirit being may not be successful with your first attempt(s). If this occurs, do not be discouraged. Just as a muscle grows stronger with use, so too will your ability to communicate with the spiritual realm. Practice and it will grow stronger.

How will the answer be delivered to me, and how will I recognize it?

The answer to your question or request does not always come right away. It does not come when you want it to, but rather when the time is right for you to receive it. It may take days or even weeks for the answer to become known to you. Sometimes it may even be received by your subconscious mind without you consciously realizing it.

The answer will be delivered to you in the way that is best for you, and this can be in any number of various ways. Sometimes it is obvious, but usually it is not. The answer will not be delivered to you on a platter or be found under a flashing neon sign that says 'the answer is here!' It will, however, be placed in plain sight, just not right in front of your face.

The key to recognizing the answer is intuition. Keep yourself open and alert, yet also calm and relaxed, and when the answer comes to you, you will know it through your intuition.

Sometimes it will come as a sudden feeling or realization as if a lightbulb has been switched on, a sort of 'A-ha!' moment. It may come to you as an inspired idea. It could also come to you in symbols that are seen repeatedly in several different ways and places. Or sometimes the answer may come to you in your dreams when your subconscious mind is more easily able to receive them because your conscious mind isn't in the way.

Or, you may notice several completely unrelated events that are somehow linked or connected in strange or unusual ways. These may be signs from your angel and not just mere coincidences. For instance, you may read a particular passage in a book and then later hear someone speak the same words. Within these words may be your answer, or it may be a signal from your angel telling you in which direction to look for your answer.

Is there another way to make contact with an angel?

Another way to seek angelic contact is through dreams. Put an angel stone under your pillow or hold one in your hand as you drift off to sleep. Have your intention and question placed firmly in the forefront of your mind. Try to keep your mind clear from any other extraneous thoughts, and keep it focused on your intention until sleep takes over.

Upon waking, immediately write down whatever you remember of your dreams, as well as your first thoughts and impressions, even if it doesn't make any sense. It is important to do this immediately, before doing anything else, so that your thoughts and memories from the dream realm do not become contaminated, distorted, or reshaped by anything from the outside physical realm. The meaning or answer you searched for may not be apparent right away. Do not let this discourage you. Be patient and remain open and let the meaning or answer come to you. You will recognize it when it appears.

What are 'angel stones', and how do I choose the right one for me?

You may already have a particular crystal that you feel comfortable with and whose vibration harmonizes well with your own. If you already know that you and this crystal work well together, then this crystal will certainly be of aid to you in contacting angels or spirit guides.

However, if you do not already have such a crystal, you may wish to use one of (or a combination of) the 'angel stones' to work with (see list below). If you are unfamiliar with these stones, start with one(s) whose metaphysical properties seem like they would be the most useful to you, or, alternatively, go to a rock shop and look at, hold, and feel each of these angel stones, and choose the one(s) that you feel most drawn to.

If, after having attempted to make angelic contact with the help of your chosen stone, your attempt was unsuccessful or something did not feel right to you, you may wish to choose a different stone to work with, or find another angel stone to use in addition to the one you already have. It may take many attempts to find the right stone or combination of stones that works best for you.

It can be beneficial to spend additional time with your chosen stone(s) other than when you are using it to make angelic contact. You can sleep with it, bathe with it, hold it, meditate with it, or carry it around in your pocket. Just being with your stone will help to harmonize your individual vibrations. Getting to know your stone well before using it may enable the stone and you to work together more harmoniously when you attempt to make angelic contact.

All angel stones can serve as a link between our higher levels of being and the spiritual realm, and thus be of aid in forming an angelic connection. These stones amplify one's desire or intent to connect with an angel or spirit guide, thus elevating one's Higher Self to within reach of the Spirit Realm where divine contact may be accessed.

Metaphysical properties for the most powerful and most common angel stones are listed below.

The Angel Stones:

Amethyst heightens spiritual awareness; aids one in reaching higher states of consciousness; opens intuition; cleanses and protects the aura

Angelite increases psychic and spiritual awareness; aids astral travel and spirit journeying

Apophyllite brings a conscious connection between the physical and spiritual realms; intensifies clairvoyance and intuition; powerful energy transmitter; increases the energies of other stones

Celestite encourages spiritual development and enlightenment; aids dream recall, especially when related to spirit or angelic guidance; aids astral journeying; promotes clairvoyance

Moldavite elevates ones consciousness to the highest spiritual dimensions; enhances the effects of other crystals by taking them to their highest vibrations; enables communication with the Higher Self; promotes altered states of consciousness; opens, clears, energizes and aligns all chakras

Orange Elestial brings inner strength, and can assist in relieving emotional burdens. This stone harmonizes body with spirit and assists in communication with the Angelic realms.

Prehnite increases one's ability to receive angelic communications, the guidance of spirit beings, or the wisdom of one's own Higher Self; encourages deep meditative states; encourages the will to carry out the desires of the heart; helps one to recognize their personal power

Petalite raises the conscious mind to a higher vibration; protects during astral travel, shamanic ceremonies, vision quests, and anytime a connection is being made with an angel or other spiritual guide

Selenite aids in attaining higher states of consciousness by calming and focusing the mind; sharpens spiritual contact; enhances the energy of other crystals; transmits one's intent towards the spiritual realm

Seraphinite raises the conscious mind to a higher vibration; aids in finding one's higher purpose and the will to align with it; aids meditation; increases spiritual awareness; opens psychic abilities; clears the chakras; stimulates and opens the crown chakra; protects the physical body during metaphysical work

Sodalite raises the vibration of the conscious mind to that of the Higher Self, thus opening spiritual perception; aids meditation by stimulating the third eye

Tanzanite promotes altered states of consciousness and deep meditative states; aids in raising consciousness; facilitates inner and outer journeying

Other angel stones include: Ajoite, Angel Aura Quartz, Angel Wing Calcite, Aragonite star clusters, Blue Hemimorphite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Topaz, Bolder Opal, Danburite, Goethite, Goshenite, Herkimer Diamond, Iolite, Larimar, Lemurian Crystals, Lepidocrosite, Mangano Calcite, Morganite, Muscovite, Phenacite, Purpurite, Rainbow Fluorite, Smithsonite, Ulexite, Yellow Labradorite

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No claims are made. These alleged powers are gathered from writing, books, folklore and various sources.