Is there an Angel of Wonder? my husband had asked me. Elliot's timing was interesting as I had been reading about wonder in a spiritual pamphlet. I told him so, and he laughed, getting out the old Webster's Dictionary to look it up. Wonder: a cause of astonishment; marvel, miracle.
Next, he looked up the definition of angel.
"God's Messenger," I said as he turned the pages.
"Angel: 1) A spiritual being superior to man in power and intelligence; 2) an attendant spirit or guardian; 3) a white-robed winged figure of human form in fine art; 4) a MESSENGER; 5) a person felt to resemble an angel."
But when he got to the 6th entry, I was surprised to hear my favorite definition of an angel:
Christian Science: a message originating from God in his aspects of Truth and Love. (Webster's 7th New Collegiate Dictionary, copyright 1969.)
Angels are God's Thoughts, pure intuition.
Wonder sees the infinite, as it is not limited by perception. It lifts us into the joy of discovering that we are more than we can understand. The Psalmist wrote, "Open thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."
Wonder knows no boredom, with oneself or with our circumstances. When monotony is entertained, this can deaden our joy and curb spontaneity of what's present right now.
Wonder is a choice to see the good and beauty of being, here and now. To wonder is to be childlike, full of expectancy and fully accepting the joy of our being. Isn't that wonderful?
Life is teeming around us, ready to manifest for our highest good. That's what the angels do, they lift our thought on "wings" to God's high consciousness where we gain the gift of vision; Life is Love and each day begins anew, a present to be fully lived.
Enjoy the day with your angels, and the wonder of you during this holy season.
Love and joyful blessings,