Practical Angels and the many things they teach us.
In the 1960s, on the cold, barren northeast coast of Scotland, husband and wife Eileen and Peter Caddy left their jobs, and together with their friend Dorothy Maclean, moved into caravans on the coast. Feeding six people on unemployment was challenging, so Peter decided to grow vegetables in the dry, sandy soil. Dorothy discovered she was able to intuitively contact the spirits of plants – which she called angels, and then devas – who gave her explicit instructions on how to grow their garden. She and Peter followed the angel guidance, with amazing results. From the barren sandy soil grew huge plants and dozens of flowers, most famously the legendary 40-pound cabbages. Word spread, and the garden at Findhorn became famous.
The angels taught Dorothy that building a relationship with the plants and the land was the basis for the miraculous gardens. When asking the earth and the plants what they needed, Dorothy and the Caddy’s found they could talk to the rabbits and ask them not to eat their vegetables. Politely, the rabbits went next door and started eating their neighbor’s vegetables.
These early experiences with fruits and vegetables added to the group’s already rich spiritual tradition. The Caddy’s and Dorothy Maclean took to naming all of their equipment, because they discovered that with anything they named, communication became much easier. In time, the three leaders transferred their expanded consciousness to human development, creating a transformational community where people of all religions and cultures retreat to work and study. Significant supporters of Findhorn in these early days included new age pioneer Sir George Trevelyan, Scottish esotericist R Ogilvie Crombie and Richard St Barbe Baker, ‘the man of the trees’. Today, thousands of people have taken the Findhorn experience out into the world. They are economists, scientists, artists, IT specialists, film makers, ecologists and people wishing to live a conscious, holistic-based life. Through workshops all over the world, Findhorn teaches us what the angels taught them and how we can use it in our world.
Angels visit us at work and at play, in our dreams, over the Internet, and in the books we read and the pictures we study. Some people feel their presence through a tantalizing touch on the shoulder or a mysterious wash of cool air; others notice a strange glow; still others hear a flutter, or the whoosh of wings. Some can hear the angels whispering or singing; others see and hear nothing, yet suddenly realize they are enveloped by a heightened sense of joy, peace, or giddiness. Angels can also materialize with frightening power, their commanding presence leaving us stunned and breathless with fear. However we experience the visitation of angels, it helps if we acknowledge them and remain alert to their influence. Their gift to us is an ability to manifest who we really are in the moment. While surrounded by angel vibrations, we have an opportunity to recover our essence—our courage, compassion, grace, and ecstatic peacefulness.
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Author: Sylvia Moss is a renowned, healer, fine arts photographer and author of the book “Angels of New York,” a stunning visual journey of the spectacular displays of angels that grace New York architecture. Sylvia brings her unique perspective as an international sound and energy healer to her work. She is passionate about helping people be well and transform with the healing energy of angels. Sylvia’s angels have been exhibited in many New York and US galleries, MoMA Wales, and private collections. www.SylviaMossHealer.com.