Although guardian angels are constantly nearby, they're usually invisible because they are spirits without physical bodies. When you contact your guardian angel through prayer or meditation, you usually won't see your angel with your physical eyes, but sometimes your angel may physically manifest before you, or send you visual signs of his or her presence with you.
Your angel will appear or send visual signs whenever doing so is necessary to best communicate certain messages to you. Here are some ways that you might see your guardian angel (or clues to your angel's presence) visibly while praying or meditating:
Most often, your guardian angel will show up visibly in the form of light, since angels contain energy that works within light rays. Seeing flashes, streaks, or glowing orbs of light while you pray or meditate can indicate your angel's presence with you.
Guardian angels usually appear as white light, so white is the color you'll see most often when communicating with your guardian angel. However, another color of light may appear. That may be due to your guardian angel sending you a message using a color that's symbolic of something about which you've been communicating. Or, it may be that your guardian angel is asking another holy angel (who works within the light ray that corresponds to the topic about which you've been discussing) to respond to your prayer or meditation. Here's what the different color light rays represent:
- Blue: power, protection, faith, courage, and strength
- White or Orange: the purity and harmony that come from holiness
- Green: healing and prosperity
- Yellow: the enlightenment that God’s wisdom brings into people’s souls
- Pink: love and peace
- Red: wise service
- Purple: mercy and transformation
You may sometimes see a shadow of your guardian angel while praying or meditating. Shadows usually appear as the outline of a figure nearby.
Symbolic Vision Images
Your guardian angel may send you a message about what you've been discussing by causing an image of something that symbolizes a certain meaning to show up for you in a vision. For example, if you've been praying or meditating about one of your children, your guardian angel may send you a vision of that child to encourage you.
Pay close attention to any symbolic images that your guardian angel may show you, and ask your angel to clarify the meanings of those images so you can be sure that you've properly understood the messages they're meant to convey.
If you spent time in prayer or meditation with your guardian angel before falling asleep, your guardian angel may continue to communicate with you while you're sleeping.
Your angel may either show you symbolic images that represent something (just like the ones you may see in visions while you're awake), or you guardian angel may actually appear in your dreams. Usually, when your angel appears in your dreams, you'll recognize him or her, even if you've never seen your angel before. You'll have a clear, deep understanding the figure you see is your guardian angel. Your angel may appear in your dreams either in human form (such as a person who is a wise teacher) or heavenly form (with a glorious appearance that looks angelic).
Sometimes, whenever your guardian angel is trying to communicate something especially important to you, your angel may fully manifest into the physical realm and appear to you either as someone who looks like a human being, or as someone looks like a heavenly angel (perhaps even with wings).
You may be surprised that your guardian angel looks different from how you may have imagined him or her. Let go of whatever expectations you have about your angel's size, features, and clothing, so those details won't distract you. Then you can focus on enjoying the blessing of a visit from your angel and focusing on the message your angel wants to communicate to you.