Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Angels Appearing Like Beauitful Rainbows

(artwork from the web)

Yesterday my friend Kathryn loaned me a beautiful book on ANGELS of Love and Light (by Lynn Fischer).  I found this wonderful description of angels by Emanuel Swedenborg I wanted to share with you.

"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 thought that angels may appear as rainbows.  A sign of God's promise. We can never be separated from the Love of God and His Creations. It is comforting to know that we, too, are spiritual beings whose identity can never change, made perfect in the likeness and image of God.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.