Monday, April 1, 2013

UBC 1 - AtoZ - Angel

Day 1 of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the letter A for the  AtoZ Blogging Challenge

A is for ... ANGEL

Thought I would start the challenge with a song.

The song Angel was recorded and released by Elvis Presley in 1961 for the movie "Follow that Dream". It also featured on the album C'mon Everybody.

Angel was not one of his top hits, but it is one of my favourite Elvis songs.

In the last few days, wherever I turn, there seems to be something regarding Angels so I thought this would be a good song to start off with (though the song isn't quite about those lovely angelic beings).

And this quote jumped out at me which also confirms that a song is the way to start


"Music is well said to be the speech of angels.  ~Thomas Carlyle"


I was going to limit this post to a song, but I have a great urge to talk about the Divine Angels too - that is my experience with them or one in particular. So must go with that.

 Ever since I was very little, I believed that each of us has a Guardian Angel - even though no one ever told me or spoke of it. And I used to think that our life was that Angel's dream and when our angel stopped dreaming, we died!

Angels exist in every culture and there is often an angel that one is drawn too and mine is Archangel Chamuel, the Loving Angel. Chamuel's name means "He who sees God" or "He who seeks God".

I really did not know of his existence or for that matter any of the Archangels as my belief in angels was more at a generic level. But in meditating one day a few years ago, the name "Chamuel" came to me.

Chamuel always brings peace to my soul. And he comes to me whenever I'm trying hard to connect to my Lord but struggle to do so or when a life changing event is about to occur (and that makes me wonder why he came to me today).

In my mind I see him as a youthful and very handsome angel. I tried to find a picture and this one came closest to how I imagine Archangel Chamuel.

image credit krosseel

But onto the music ...

Enjoy ...



Today I am grateful for angels who watch over us and for Archangel Chamuel who comforts me.

Have an awesome, angelic day and please share your angel experiences.

Warm Regards
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68 comments:

  1. I love the idea of our lives being the dream of an Angel!

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    1. Thanks Patricia - and I hope our Angels have nice dreams!

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  2. What a beautiful blog post!
    I love the quote about music and angels XX

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. Glad you liked it.

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  3. I believe in Guardian angels. More so when I think of all the times I have been simply lucky not to be at a place and/or in a situation. What a wonderful way to start the challenge.

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    1. Thanks Vinita. So true that more often than not they help silently. Loved your post too.

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  4. Suzy, my A is for Angel too! Hugs! Love the song.

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    1. Hi Vidya. Glad you liked the song. Look forward to your post.

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  5. My A is for Apple. Love the song too.

    Dominique @Dominique's Desk

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    1. Thanks Doninique for visiting. Happy you liked the song. Just dropped by your post.

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  6. Hi,

    Loved how you reminded me of Elvis. Thanks for the wonderful reminder.

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    1. Hi Moumita - glad you liked my post and thanks for dropping by.

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  7. Hello !My first time on your blog Suzy...
    Glad to know kind Archangel Chamuel through you.wonderful beginning !

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Sharmila. Glad you liked my post.

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  8. What a lovely post. It's nice to see your blog. I have never heard that Elvis song--just beautiful...

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    1. Thanks Truegrit for your nice comment and for visiting.

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  9. Someone once said 'Friends are kisses blown to us by angels' and we all need friends in our lives.A beautiful start to this challenge...

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    1. Thanks Sulekha - that's a beautiful thought.

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  10. I like to think there is an Angle watching over me at all times ! He protects, supports and acts as the inner voice in times of conflict !
    Lovely start to the challenge !

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    1. Thanks Ruchira. It's a very comforting thought to have angels watch over us.

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  11. When I was a child I was taught about guardian angels, but they seemed more to be watching my every move in a negative way! ;) Now I know that there are angels all around us. Would you believe I've never heard this song of Elvis' before? Thanks for sharing, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Corinne. he he yep those angels watch those moves of ours too! "Angel" was on an Elvis tape someone gave me years ago - loved it ever since.

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  12. I believe in angels watching over us and that gives a lot of comfort during trying times! Lovely song and a beautiful start to the challenge! :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. We need them more and more these days but yes great comfort to know they are around us.

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  13. good one suzy; I love the song too :)

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    1. Thanks Priya. glad you do. Thanks for dropping by.

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  14. I dont have much knowledge abt ANGELS but true that every one has a guardian angel :) crisp and clear post Suzy !

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  15. I believe in Guardian Angel too but my knowledge about them is negligible. Suzy, how do i get to know about who my Guardian Angel is?

    I too love this song. :)

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    1. Thanks Preetilata. I got mine through meditation so that's one way. The other way would probably be to read up on each angel and see which one resonates with you or get a psychic reading done on yourself. Hope this helps.

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  16. HI, I have always joked that my guardian angel (if I had one) would be grey haired by now, with all the scrapes and scares he would have saved me from. Ha. Since I'm almost 80, he would have had lots of opportunities. Best regards to you. Ruby

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    1. Thanks Ruby. I hope you find what you seek - a quiet word to your angel might help :)

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  17. An interesting post, Suzy, as I've never had any sense of having a guardian angel. Love the Elvis song - had never heard it before.

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    1. Thanks Paula. It's one of those Elvis songs that was tucked away and forgotten. But I'm glad I posted it. Off to read your post!

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  18. Thanks for introducing us to Archangle Chamuel. I do believe in guardian angles guiding us.

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  19. Lovely post. I certainly believe in 'others' who watch over us, ready to guide if we open up and ask them for ideas.

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    1. Thanks Mojowritin. Glad you liked my post. I think there are many others (other than Guardian Angels) who also help us from above.

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  20. I am not sure I believe in angels. But I loved reading your post. Loved listening to the song by Elvis.

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    1. Thanks Shail. Glad you enjoyed my post.

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  21. The idea of an angel out there looking after me and protecting me is very comforting. And I always believe in the power of Him up above. Thanks for reinforcing that Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Naina, you are welcome. And oh yes my bhakti and shradha in Him is unwavering.

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  22. Lovely post.I'd love to think My Angel is watching over me and helping me through life. :)

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    1. Thanks Trish. Glad you liked my post.

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  23. Lovely post, Suzy. I believe in angels also, and there are several times in my life that I can point when I really believed an angel saved me. Several years ago I went to a shop called Angel Haven. One of the things they sold was small angel medallions on neck chains. Each medallion featured a particular archangel, and they figured out which one was yours. Mine was a female angel named Camael, who I was told was the sister of the archangel Michael. So similar to the name of your angel! May Camael and Chamuel keep us both safe and blessed!

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    1. Thanks Elaine. Yes indeed we are blessed. Thanks for visiting and sharing your story.

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  24. That's such a lovely sentiment of our life being an angel's dream! Loved it and the song!

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    1. Thanks Roshni and I used to pray my angel dreamt on and had good dreams.

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  25. A for Angels - awesome start for the month-long challenge.
    Happy A to Z!
    (I'm doing EIGHT blogs. Whew.)
    Here's one:
    A is for Absent - Rhymed Acrostics from A to Z

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  26. I adore this post, Suzy! And, I love the angel you chose, or, more likely, who chose you. :)
    Good luck with the A-Z challenge, my friend!

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    1. Thanks Martha - I feel so blessed to have been chosen by such an awesome angel. Blessings to you.

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  27. This was a very thought provoking post. I think angels can come in disguise as well, in human form. I love the idea of angels and Saints being there for us, guiding and looking over us. Thanks for posting this Suzy!

    This is a blog about two guardian angels I encountered a few years ago. :)
    http://lindasays-beachlover.blogspot.com/2011/10/lost.html

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yes I believe, Angels come in disguise as well - more often than not. Thanks for the link to your post - what awesome angels and glad it ended well.

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  28. I love all of the real life angels walking around among us.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  29. This looks like fun! I look forward to this A-Z challenge. And you can't go wrong starting off with angels!

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    1. Thanks Galen - I'm looking forward to doing this.

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  30. Hey Suzy, I just found your blog as you commented on mine via A-Z. Wow, I never knew much about angels except that I love the toys that resemble angles, with the wings and all! It's interesting to know about your loving angel. Letb me see if I can find mine.

    See you around :)

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    1. Thanks Anuradha for visiting. Hope you find yours.

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  31. I also believe we have angels watching over us. It gives me comfort.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Kathy - it sure does. thanks for dropping by.

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  32. Its one of my all time fav songs, now I will be playing it through the day, thank you :)

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    1. Glad you like the song Monika. It has a great melody. Happy playing / singhing / humming.

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  33. I believe a lot in ANGELS Suzy and your post had me in nodding my head in agreement!!

    :o)

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  34. Glad you agreed "Me". Angels are awesome.

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