Leaving any specific religion aside, I can assure you that angels do exist, and whether you choose to listen to them or not, they are ready and willing to help guide your life. The question is - will you accept their assistance, or allow ego to run your life.
We have this choice each and everyday. We make it when we wake up, we make it throughout the day, and we make it when we go to sleep each night.
I've found that my life goes a lot smoother when I listen to my guides, for they have only my best interests at heart and are privy to the larger picture that is God's plan for each of us. Yes, God does indeed have a plan for all of us, including you. God loves all that he created, and whether you believe that or not, that means you!
You are loved, and you are love.
Angels are guides, and will always appear to us in a way which is most effective for communicating with us. They may appear as depicted in religious paintings or sitting on a couch in jeans and a t-shirt.
There are a few ways you may interact with your angels - inner sight or hearing, inner knowing (intuition), feelings or sensations, physical sight or hearing, or any combination of them. For instance, I know when I am receiving guidance from my angels when I feel a tingling in my lower back. This helps me discern their guidance from my own thoughts.
I have learned that angels are not concerned with the things we may wish to gather in the physical plane - houses, cars, money, etc. While they are, to an extent, necessary in the physical plane, they are completely unnecessary for helping us be happy and feeling part of the Unity of all things. Rather, angels are more interested in helping us develop spiritually and grow as people. To that end you may not receive the guidance you seek.
“Some people say, "Give the customers what they want." But that's not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they're going to want before they do." - Steve Jobs
Steve well describes how angels operate. Knowing the truth of our hearts, angels guide us to what we really seek, which in my experience isn't what I think I want; it's always what I need and truly desire.
This is why so many of our attempts at manifestation don't work! We think we want the house, the car, the money, the job, all the things we at some point decided are important, when what we really want is a feeling of fulfillment, to feel loved, and to be happy.
Think about that for a minute.
Do you really need a car to be happy? Do you have to have a big house to feel fulfilled in life? Putting aside the idea that these things make physical life more comfortable, are you able to be happy without them? Do you constantly think about them during your day to make yourself happy, or are you spending time at work or with family or simply by yourself and feeling joy and peace?
Right. They are unnecessary for your happiness. Why? Because your true self is pure perfection created by none other than God. More on that later though. Let's get back to our conversation on angels.
You may wonder as I did what exactly angels are, I sure did. So I asked my guide and they were described like this.
First, we are all creations of God. God has and always will exist. How did God come to be? That's an irrelevant question - God is and always will be. For now accept this as a foundational premise.
Second, everything was created by God, including you, me, angels, nature, all of it, and by the way, everything God creates is perfect, which is one of the things that makes God God. While you may think you are the body in which you sit, nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is you are a spiritual being having a temporary human experience. Often times the spiritual, or pure energy self, is referred to as the Higher Self. Regardless of label, you are really a pure energy being.
Third, like us, angels are pure energy beings who have gone through a human experience and have chosen to help guide us through physical life. Because they are without ego - something we've created and the thing telling you you need stuff to be happy - they are able to guide us toward that which truly helps us grow.
And they are everywhere. There are tons of them!
Now don't be alarmed. Angels are here for greater good, and do not interfere in our lives. While they do try to guide us by giving us signs, it is fully our choice whether to accept their guidance or not.
So I say to you, my fellow Light, you are never truly alone. No matter how much you may think you are, no matter how much your ego tries to keep you separated from God, from His angels, and from the others whom you share the Unity with, you are never alone, and you never will be.