These bright Angels are enveloped in a light so different from ours that by comparison everything else seems dark'
Father Theodore Lamy (1855-1931)
When we call on the angels for guidance we are in a way asking them to light our path for us. These beings have often been described as shining intensly; and traditionally, of course, their haloes of light are their best-known physical attribute after their wings. By seeking to match the angelic qualities inherent in that light, we strive to reflect some of the angel's radiant love into our all to often dark world.
Something of the intensity of angelic light has been glimpsed by those who claim to have experienced a Near Death Experience. One of the most common features of an NDE is the incredibly bright white light to which the person concerned is drawn, often along a tunnel. Our own light, even at its brightest, seems dim beside an angel's.
Light is not only vitalizing, however: it is also revealing. When we see our imperfections clearly, they become intolerable to us, and prompt us to take healthy, cleansing action.
A MEDITATION OF ANGEL ENERGY
There is a deep serenity to be drawn from meditating on the flickering, steady flame of a candle. However, an equally effective meditation on the theme of angelic light can be performed inwardly, without any external aid as described below.
What do angels look like?
Do angels have wings?
Angel haloes in art
True Life Near Death Experiences