Since I got involved in writing about the history of the Holy Guardian Angel (HGA) among multiple cultures I received several questions on the topic. The questions were mostly aimed at how to apply or translate these ancient concepts into real life practice. Obviously that's a very fair point - and something I didn't aim to address in the 'Circle of Theory' section on this topic...
So I thought about this. I thought about my pretty stretched time resources as well as my limited personal experience on this subject: I established conscious contact to my HGA about two years ago and it was a journey of almost two decades of continued focus, work and exercise to get me there. After all this time it wasn't a subtle experience but a pretty abrupt one - as if after a lot of searching in the dark I finally had found the light switch. It made my eyes hurt...
Pondering over this journey I realized that I actually had learned quite a bit that I still cannot find published anywhere today. Most of my learnings actually consider unnecessary (?) detours as well as secret yet essential building blocks which I could have put in place much quicker - had I only known what this journey really was about.
In a nutshell - and after a longer plane meditation on the subject - I decided to have acquired enough personal material to open a new chapter in the 'Circle of Practice' section. That is, to start a short series of very down to earth advise on how to create contact to your Holy Guardian Angel. In this series I will assume you start from scratch and thus not assume anything. I will also strip away any decoration, glamour or romanticism I stumbled over while walking this path myself. And most importantly to me personally I will point to a way that doesn't lead through remote temples, old sanctuaries or forgotten practices of ritual magic - but straight through your living room. I will call it the 'The Everyday Path to your HGA'. And hopefully it will make for great discussion!
The first section is finished already and Josephine kindly shared her perspective and advise on it. I will need some time over the weeks to come to edit it and ensure it finds its right place in the concept of the entire series. Until I am ready to kick things off and share the first part, I thought I share a short excerpt from the introduction. Because before we start this journey together, it's important to clarify which spot on our treasure map we actually mark with an 'X'...
Excerpt from the Introduction of 'The Everyday Path to your HGA':
"Many people have asked: What is the actual relationship between my HGA and myself? Well, here is the metaphor I use to illustrate this: Imagine a doctor that has a really difficult disease to cure. The disease is hidden in the body of the patient and as he cannot kill the patient to just cut out the disease the approach has to be subtle yet determined and effective. Thus the doctor choses to insert a fine tube into the body of the patient. Attached to the end of the tube are a camera as well as a mini-laser. The recorded images from the body of the patient are sent through the tube onto a screen on which the doctor looks while operating. The beginning of this operation was the point of your first incarnation, the end of the operation will be your last. The camera and the laser at the end of the tube is you, the doctor is our HGA, the patient is the physical plane you are incarnating into.
Now, what do we learn from this?
- First of all, there is no need for the HGA to 'talk' to the camera at the end of the tube. He is in control of it already. Even if they never see each other their relationship is working perfectly fine, it just 'works'.
- Second, the only thing the doctor needs the camera to do is to 'record' and point the laser and to follow the lead he is giving.
- Third, emotions don't play a role here. It doesn't matter if what the camera records is pleasant or unpleasant according to the opinion of the camera. The job is to explore the body of the patient sufficiently to be able to operate on it successfully.
- Fourth, if the camera had a conscious of it own and started to act independently from the lead of the doctor it would mess up the operation big time and for sure: Because the camera has no idea where it is, why it was put there and how deliberate actions to safe something much bigger than herself are acted out through it.
So what does that tell us about the nature of the process of gaining knowledge and conversation with our HGA? It tells us that there are few operating principles we just have to accept in order to be successful: 1) It is not a process that is necessary in any way for completion of a successful operation. Yet, under the right conditions it can be beneficial to a positive outcome. 2) This condition would be if the quality of the interplay between doctor and camera could actually be increased by giving the camera more consciousness of the process it is involved in. 3) This again means we need to be prepared to listen much more once we are connected to our HGA - and talk much less. It also means the 'True Will' of the camera actually is the will of the doctor. And the camera has to accept that it doesn't have the processing power to understand everything the doctor knows or intends to do. The camera can become a better version of itself, a more sophisticated tool; yet it can never turn into the doctor. That's just the way it is.
Traditional approaches to achieve this goal such as the Abramelin rite are completely fine and a wonderful alternative to the path I will lay out. From the above it is clear that the doctor doesn't really care 'how' the camera turns into a better version of itself - he only cares about how clean the image is it is displaying as well as how finely tuned the reactions of its laser can become to his intent..."
Yes, I am sorry. I guess it turns out to be much less romantic than one might think? And it's actually much less about ourselves than it is about simply getting out of the way for our angel to work his magic through us. We are as much part of the problem as we might become part of the solution in the future.
Here is to a pretty adventurous everyday-life trail ahead of us.
LVX, Frater Acher