Angels don’t fall out of the sky; they emerge from within, and as artists we portray these angels as angelic celestial icons.
Mary Jane Miller has highlighted a collection of Byzantine style angelic celestial icons inspired by San Miguel Allende’s patron saint, San Miguel Archangel and other celestial beings. Angels are said to be spiritual beings without physical bodies that act as an attendant, agent, or messenger of God, the unseen designer of creation.
Even though we may not be able to validate that angels exist, we can and should praise the mystery of things we cannot see, and encourage the possibility that these entities bring more goodness into the world. I have often been asked, “Does everyone have a guardian angel?” I cannot say that I would know the answer, yet I do believe there are spirits all around who want to guard and/or protect our souls. Perhaps angels are more involved than we think in communicating truths and maybe inspired messages come from some other supernatural dimension. Surely it is comforting to imagine each of us is protected and encouraged by some unknown benevolent force that permeates creation.
Some may call angels energy, intuition, grace, physic ability, or divine wisdom, but whatever the name, angles may be reminding us in powerful ways that we are never alone. Celestial creatures, may not be able to prevent our crashing into disastrous situations or manipulate the physical world so to avoid suffering but few will deny there are amazing circumstances that present themselves completely by surprise. Having an image of an angelic creature around your home may inspire thoughts of some sovereign purpose that is unfolding just for you, in the form of instruction, knowledge,or insight as mysterious spiritual beings.
Our lives are designed to allow conscious access to our “Angelic” self, to accept it and become it in essence. In this way we finally experience true spiritual contention with something greater than our self and one another.
Mary Jane Miller’s collection of angelic celestial icons can be seen in its entirety by request or perhaps you want to purchase one designed and commissioned. You may have a specific icon in mind or some attributes which highlight what has attracted you. Messenger Angels have an undeniable presence, and through their form and image, they inspire a deeper knowledge of our ongoing spiritual life and unimaginable mystic awe in being alive.