I posted a new Discussions topic on the HJ FB Page: “Spirits Who Help: Ghosts or Angels?” Here’s what I posted there:
I’ve been contemplating this for a long time. I always enjoy the Guardian Angel stories in Woman’s World, but am sometimes perplexed by Doreen Virtue’s suggestions. She often seems to classify departed relatives who warn living loved ones of imminent danger or who appear in moments of stress and bring comfort are angels.
But then she’ll also say how the angels helped them deliver a message to the loved ones they left behind.
So which is it? Are they angels or ghosts? Can angels be ghosts too?
I once read a book (whose name now escapes me) that tried to distinguish between phenomenons where people were saved by angels rather than ghosts. That ghosts can warn of danger, but there are times an angelic hand was at work. (An example that come to mind is a school where angels supposed appeared and helped children out during some tragic event. Maybe it was a fire or a shooting. Some felt ghosts of loved ones had helped, but the author felt strongly that that was a prime examples of angels amongst us lending a hand.)
Anyway, today I saw someone Tweet a Doc Paranormal link about this very thing: Are Angels Human? The verdict reached there was angels are a separate kind of being and when humans die they don’t become angels.
What are your thoughts?
When I interviewed Jim and Joyce Lavene, they gave a great example of ghosts acting like angels:
Duck, and the rest of the Outer Banks, are filled with stories about ghost ships and pirates. This is the Graveyard of the Atlantic which kind of says it all! There are ghosts who walk the beaches, warning of storms, and ghosts who haunt the lighthouses.
Or maybe it really is angels, not ghosts, warning of storms?
I believe in both ghosts and angels. I am positive I’ve had divine help on more than one occasion.
However, then something Brenda (a.k.a. the Heart Centered Psychic) posted on Facebook reminded me of Sylvia Browne‘s belief in spirit guides and got me to wondering. What if the guardian angels I believe in are actually ghosts? Maybe Doc Paranormal’s expert is wrong that humans can’t become angels.
Or maybe they are two distinct and separate entities that share duties from time to time. I don’t know what to make of it all. I’d love to hear other thoughts on the matter if any who read this are so inclined.