Spiritual Aid of Angels in Counseling
Made in the image and likeness of God, angels too share in the glory of God in an intimate way that only creatures blessed with free will can. As man, they too were tested, and as man, some failed. Yet the good angels who did not fail became integral parts in the history of mankind. They became our spiritual elder siblings who care for their younger sibling. The spiritual director or counselorshould take special consideration of their love for humanity and plead for their intercession and guidance in counseling sessions. The spiritual aid of angels is an enormous help to any counselor.
The angelic hosts consist of Nine Choirs. The highest choirs of the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones are angels that partake in constant adoration of God, while other choirs also deal with interactions with man and God’s creation. These other orders include the Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels and basic angels. These angels perform a two-fold purpose in their interaction with humanity. First, they act as messengers from God and second, they act as intercessors and protectors. All of the angelic hosts possess great intellect that far surpasses human nature but fortunately, these holy beings only desire the will of God and have a great love for humanity.
With such holy friends, it is of great benefit to ask these heavenly beings to intercede and protect us from evil. Angels are only too happy to aid mankind in any way towards his eventual salvation. This is in particular true of guardian angels. Every person is given a guardian angel
that watches over, protects, directs and prays for us. Our guardian angel is our greatest and best friend. This being is chosen from the dawn of time to become our closest companion on earth. In this, one should hope to cultivate a close friendship with his or her guardian angel and make this heavenly being part of one’s spiritual daily life. Counseling sessions should also invoke the guidance and intercession of guardian angels to help one overcome sin or struggles.
While guardian angels are our primary helper of the angelic choirs, archangels and the other choirs also can help with particular issues of virtue or holiness or protection. St. Michael the Archangel is more than willing to protect and bless one’s home from the assault of the fallen angels. Christian Counselors should utilize this powerful angel in any demonic or occult encounters.
In conclusion, one’s spiritual life and its progression is greatly enhanced when one has the love and aid from our angelic friends in Heaven. These older spiritual siblings love us deeply and wish to share in the Beatific Vision with us for eternity.
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Mark Moran, MA, GC-C, SCC-C