Monday, November 29, 2021

Angels Appear Like Beauitful Rainbows

  This wonderful description of angels by Emanuel Swedenborg was brought to my attention just now.
"They appeared to me very beautiful rainbows, as on former occasions, but still more beautiful, with a light of the purest white, in the centre of which was an obscure earthly something; but the most lucid snow-white appearance was beautifully varied by another lucidity, and was thus discriminated as also by little yellowish points like small stars, besides other beautiful variations, and if I right recollect, with flowers of different colors round about, and entering into the most lucid part. This was exhibited before the left eye.  On the right were exceedingly beautiful representations, distinguished by the blue and its various related colors, because the right eye represents affections, and they derive colors not from a white lucidity, but from that which is flamy."
                                                                            EMANUEL SWEDENBORG
                                                                            LARGER DIARY
                                                                            October 21, 1748

I first became aware of Emanuel Swedenborg's connection with the angels in a book about Johnny Appleseed, who was inspired by the works of this Swedish scientist, theologian, and mystic.

I love the description of angels appearing as rainbows.  A sign of God's promise. We can never be separated from the Love of God and His Creation.  It is both comforting and reassuring to know that we, too, are spiritual beings whose true identity can never change. 
May you feel the peace of the heavenly realm today.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen
 (artwork from the web)