Angels and Devas and Spirit Guides – oh my!
Exploring nature spirits such as angels and devas and guides is a huge subject with extensive resources for review. I can assure you my studies and understanding is at a beginner level. I simply believe!
Cultures around the world recognize the existence of spirit beings of many forms. Modern westerners are sometimes skeptical whereas people in much of the world recognize and have reverence for an abundance of spirits, seen and unseen. I believe I have had encounters and know they are always nearby doing their work of love and light. My belief comes from years of living close to nature and staying in tune with my gardens – watching, sensing and being open to the experience in the moment.
The purpose of this article is to give you an overview of the kinds of spiritual beings that are around us. Within the plane of spirit exists a hierarchy with angels at the top. The ranks are filled with many names, descriptions and purposes. Let’s explore and learn to know and enjoy some of these beings that accompany our earthly existence.
Archangels are the highest in the angelic kingdom and embody divine attributes. These light workers are at the service of mankind and oversee the responsibilities of Guardian Angels and other light beings. It is important to note that it is much easier for your angels to come to your aid when you ask them for angelic assistance. The four archangels that are mentioned most frequently are:
Michael – Protection – Truth & Courage – Michael intervenes to save lives, protect belongings and reputations. Element: Fire
Raphael – Healing – Raphael works to heal mind, body, spirit, relationships, and the environment. Element: Air
Gabriel – Communication – Gabriel sends clarity and clear insight through dreams and visions. Element: Water
Uriel – Wisdom – Uriel carries supreme knowledge of all that is and assists in many areas of life. Element: Earth
Spirit of Place
Every place on earth has an illuminating presence, called the Spirit of Place. Genius loci is Latin for spirit or guardian deity of a place. When we spend time in a particular location, it is this presence we often connect with first. The Spirit of Place is what attracts us and draws us to that particular location and it can influence our lives as well as shape the actions of the area it inhabits. Spirits of Place can be found everywhere, even in the busiest or most polluted corners of the world where they work tirelessly.
Landscape Angels preside over vast areas
Landscape Angels are similar to the Spirits of Place only their presence extends over a larger and more vast area. They hold the energetic quality of these regions. The earth has many Landscape Angels at different levels of responsibility and they all report to Gaia, the mother earth goddess of Greek mythology. For example there are landscape angels overseeing the City of Portland, Maine, the San Francisco Bay, the Hudson River and the whole expanse of the United States.
Spirit Guides accompany us as we travel through life – sometimes for our entire lifetime and sometimes for a shorter specific length of time. They often come to assist us through a particular phase of growth. We may have more than a few Guides supporting us on our journey through life. A Spirit Guide is a powerful resource from whom we may ask for and receive guidance, help, clarity, and insight.
Totems are Spirit Guides who come to us in non-human forms such as animals, plants and rocks.
Devas – Architects of Nature
Devas are the architects of the nature kingdom. They are spiritual beings that hold the pattern and energy needed to bring the myriad of life forms in nature into existence. Devas communicate through telepathy or gentle nudges and will send signals from nature – sudden sounds, rushes of wind or ripples in water. Devas are the more highly evolved nature spirits and direct the multitude of smaller elementals.
Nature Spirits were worshiped by the Greeks and Romans who believed spirits inhabited every glen, pool, and even the air. There are countless numbers of these spirits dwelling in every conceivable place working to keep nature in balance. Each tree, flower, plant, stone, and animal has a spirit, an intelligence. Nature Spirits vary in size, form and personality. They live in wild places as well as man made places. They are often friendly although they also have been known to be mischievous.
We are unable to see Nature Spirits unless they show themselves to us. In the past they appeared more often but today there are much fewer sightings. It is speculated that this change may be due to aggressive human behavior, but just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they are not there! As planet Earth evolves out of conflict perhaps we will begin to see more of them.
The most notable Nature Spirit is Pan, also known as The Green Man. He is considered by some to be the God of the Nature Spirits and the voice of nature. He is half man and half goat.
Devas, Nature Spirits and Elementals all work closely with the earth, manifesting and supporting all expressions of creation and destruction of life. You can find more fascinating information about Elementals here.
Janet (JJ) Moller, provided much of the information and descriptions for Angels, Devas and Guides! Her research was also used for Nature Spirits and Elementals. You will find JJ’s bio and her contact information on our resource page.
I reviewed the writings of Doreen Virtue several times because her name is frequently present with information regarding angels. Hay House works with and recommends Doreen Virtue and I am very comfortable trusting their endorsement of her.