by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
Author’s Note: The information I’m presenting is merely a description of the personality-related, behavioral, and physical characteristics of angels, similar to the type of information found in astrology books. Those who are Earth Angels will relate to the concepts in this book; however, others may misunderstand or even object to the material herein. My intention is to help and to heal, but sometimes such actions create controversy.
Do you feel different from other people, as if you were dropped off on this planet and wonder when someone’s coming to take you home? If so, then you may be an Earth Angel. If you have a passion and talent for healing, teaching, or helping others, yet you yourself have substance-abuse problems, weight issues, relationship challenges, and the like, then you may be an Earth Angel. If you’re highly sensitive and you abhor violence in any form, then you may very well be an Earth Angel!An Earth Angel is a soul with non-Earthly origins. Although all souls originate from the same Divine source, our environment and personal history often shape our personalities and physical characteristics. For instance, those who spend most of their time surfing at tropical beaches will have different looks and mannerisms than people who hole up in their inner-city offices every day.
Similarly, all of the lives you’ve previously lived have impacted you. And, just as your physical family-of-origin influences you, so does your soul’s family-of-origin shape your looks, behavior, and even your life’s purpose. Again, the inside of everyone is the same: a beautiful, pristine spark of Divine light. However, as a lightworker, your spark of light may have spent time in heavenly realms far from our Earth. Those lifetimes that you’ve logged in the angelic realm, the elemental kingdom, or on other planets have influenced who you are today. Although you inhabit a human body, your soul feels like a traveler in a foreign country—because that is, in essence, what you are.
The term Earth Angels is not to be confused with Incarnated Angels, which is one of the five groups of Earth Angels. By learning about your spiritual realm of origin, you’ll understand more about your personality, behavior, and individual quirks. As I mentioned, this is similar to the way our astrological sun signs group us into meaningful categories.
You may discover that you’re an Incarnated Angel or Elemental; a Starperson whose past lives have been extraterrestrial (ET); a Walk-In; or a Wise One, which is a reincarnated Sorceress, High-Priestess, or Wizard. You’re a seasoned service worker called into action—an Earth Angel. You may have had past lives on Earth as an Incarnated Angel, Elemental, and such, yet you forgot these incarnations, believing that your past lives were human.
My Early Work with Earth Angels
I first accessed information about Earth Angels through my private practice, where I gave angel, mediumship, and psychic readings. My clients usually consisted of lightworkers who were procrastinating with respect to accomplishing their life’s mission.
I’ll never forget the first Earth Angel I identified during a session. As I scanned her shoulders, looking at her aura and spirit guides, I saw a large artery-like pole extending upward from her left shoulder. As I looked to see where the pole was attached, I gasped. There, spinning above her, was a hovering spacecraft! I had never had any interests in UFOs or ETs and actually found the whole subject frightening. I hesitated to tell this woman what I saw, but I’d learned to trust my visions and to faithfully deliver them verbatim to my clients. I’d found that, even if I didn’t understand the visions, my clients usually did.
So I inhaled deeply and blurted out, “I see what may be a spacecraft hovering above you.”
“Oh, yes,” my client replied matter-of-factly. “It’s been with me my whole life.” This floored me. However, I listened with an open mind as she explained that the ship was her ever-present guide and protector, watching over her and giving her information when needed. She reported having visited the ship during dreamtime sojourns.
Soon after, I saw several other clients with this same extraterrestrial connection. I’ve always been one to notice personality and behavioral patterns, so I soon noted that my “Starperson clients” had similar aura colors, facial features, relationship patterns, and life missions.
Discovering the Other Realms
Much of the esoteric information that I receive comes from my own guides and angels, who give me messages while I’m sleeping or during readings or meditations. Through these means, I was told of the other soul-group incarnations to look for in my clients and audience members.
First, I studied the Incarnated Angels. These men and women have angelic faces, heavyset bodies, histories of co-dependent relationships, and are professional helpers. Laurie is a quintessential Incarnated Angel. She’s a very sweet and attractive blonde nurse with a large, curvy figure and a heart-shaped face. After years of trying to help her alcoholic husband get sober, Laurie finally made the painful decision to divorce him. Now she’s searching for a way to transfer her natural healing abilities to a private practice.
I next noticed the group called the Incarnated Elementals. Jayne is a typical member of this clan. With red hair styled in a pixie cut, and a thin, lanky body, Jayne looks like someone who’d wear green elf shoes with curled toes and bell toppings. She’s a professional dog groomer and an avid animal-rights advocate who broke off her engagement because her fiancé wanted to move away from the mountains where she grew up.
“He planned to move to the city,” Jayne explained. “I’d shrivel up and die if I didn’t live near nature—especially if I moved to the city, where trees are practically nonexistent.”
The next group that I studied were the Walk-Ins. I’d read about Walk-Ins in Ruth Montgomery’s books, but the topic wasn’t on my mind when I began noticing this group of Earth Angels. A Walk-In is usually a highly enlightened soul who’s decided to bypass the usual route of being born and then growing up into an adult body. Instead, the soul negotiates with a human who’s unhappy about living on Earth and who’s seriously contemplating suicide. Through a lengthy procedure (described in Chapter 6 of the book), the souls exchange places.
Shanti was the first person I met who I was pretty certain was a Walk-In. She didn’t remember the soul exchange where her old soul “walked out” and her present soul “walked in”; all she remembers is waking up in the hospital following a car accident. After she recovered physically, her friends and family members frequently remarked, “You’re so different now!” Shanti felt as if she were living in the wrong movie. Nothing seemed to fit—not her job, friends, or home. Even her name, which was Robin at the time, seemed all wrong. Over the next year, she changed her first name, quit her job, and moved to New Mexico. Her family still doesn’t understand, but Shanti now feels like her life makes sense.
For many years, I assumed that these four categories were the only realms from which Earth Angels originated: Incarnated Angels, Elementals, Starpersons, and Walk-Ins. When I’d discuss these categories with my spiritual counseling students, about 80 percent of them acknowledged an affinity to one of the four groups. I’d even have the students gather into groups with their spiritual clan members. I’d see them crying, laughing together, and exclaiming, “Really? You, too? I’m just like that!” as they swapped stories of Earth life from the perspective of their realm.
But there were always some students who couldn’t relate to any of the categories. “What about us humans?” they’d ask.
My son, Grant, finally supplied the answer. He was attending my Angel Therapy Practitioner certification course in North Miami, giving a brief talk to the class about using candles in rituals and incantations. Grant had been studying Wiccan spirituality for some time, and he had a wealth of knowledge to share. At the end of his talk, he turned to the audience and said, “I know what the fifth category of incarnated lightworkers is. . . . I know, because I’m from this category. It’s those of us who are Reincarnated Wizards, High-Priestesses, Witches, Sorcerers, and Sorceresses.”
A collective gasp rose from the audience, followed by exclamations of, “Yes! That makes so much sense!” and “That’s what I am!” Grant’s assessment rang true, and it truly struck a chord with the class participants.
Since then, I’ve studied and interviewed many people from this group, whom I now call the Wise Ones. Whenever I lecture or write about the topic, I receive confirmation that this powerful group of lightworkers relates to this category.
Phyllis typifies the members of this group whom I’ve met and interviewed. She has an oval face and large eyes whose faraway stare speaks of someone who sees beyond the physical universe. She wears her hair long, and she has an elegant, almost regal, demeanor. When Phyllis saw the movies The Mists of Avalon, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, she immediately related to the ancient, magical skills that she’d once possessed. Phyllis also knows that she was burned at the stake for being a witch in a prior life.
The Earth Angels’ Vital Mission
Not everyone is an Earth Angel, of course—for this role, God called in the biggest and brightest sparks of light for the transition to the New Age of Peace. Those humans who aren’t Earth Angels are living lives purely for their own growth, rest, or enjoyment. They may seem dense or decidedly unspiritual, yet they’re Divine sparks of life, too. Their lives have simply been dedicated to human, Earthly concerns.
If you’re an Earth Angel, then you’re a powerful lightworker with a legacy of healing and miracles behind and in front of you. You accepted your Divine assignment to come to Earth and spread your teachings and healing energies. How has your assignment been so far? If you’ve had difficulty adjusting to Earthly life, then you’ll probably find answers, comfort, and guidance by remembering your spiritual origin.
This article is excerpted from Earth Angels: A Pocket Guide for Incarnated Angels, Elementals, Starpeople, Walk-Ins, and Wizards, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. Reprinted with permission of the publisher, Hay House Inc. http://www.hayhouse.com
About the Author
Doreen Virtue, Ph. D. is a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders. Dr. Virtue’s has written several books, among them: I’d Change My Life if I Had More Time; Constant Craving; Losing Your Pounds of Pain; and The Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome. Dr. Virtue is a frequent guest on such talk shows such as Oprah, Geraldo, and Sally Jessy Raphael. She has also written many books on angels and healing. Her website is www.angeltherapy.com.