November 7, 2009, angel in Catherine Carrigan’s healing roomAll Photos Copyright Author Catherine Carrigan 2017.
If you’ve been enjoying www.catherinecarrigan.com, you may have noticed that I’m somewhat obsessive about photographing my orchids, my organic garden and the flowers on my walks.
All these photos have been taken with my iPhone and are unedited except for the photo that was cropped to go on the cover of my book What Is Healing? Awaken Your Intuitive Power for Health and Happiness.
From time to time as I take photos with my iPhone, angels will simply show up.
In other words, usually I am taking a picture of something else – typically my orchids or my garden or flowers I am admiring someplace – and when I look at the picture I took I will see the angels there also.
I have created this page so you can see for yourself what angels look like.
It is my prayer that by seeing these pictures, you will come to know and experience that you are being guided and protected, loved and supported, every day of your life by the angels who surround all of us.
The first time I actually realized I was taking pictures of angels was in November 2009.
I had just returned from a fantastic trip to the Isle of Gigha in Scotland in September 2009.
It was probably one of the most magical trips of my life because I was surrounded by intuitive healers and we were studying flower remedies made from orchids.
Usually I feel somewhat out of place and have to keep what I really do on the down low.
On the Isle of Gigha, I could be my natural bubbly intuitive self with my other intuitive healer girlfriends who had come from around the world to view the orchids in Don Dennis’s greenhouse.
We would get together every day, take the orchid remedies, meditate and then discuss the effects we witnessed.
When I got home, I took photos of the orchids in my studio and emailed them off to my new-found healer friends from around the world.
I wanted very much for them to see the orchids in my studio.
Up until that point, I had what I could only describe as “low orchid self esteem,” meaning that I thought other people would have orchids even more amazing than mine.
But when I came home I realized that all the orchids everywhere are equally amazing! Orchids are the most evolved flowers on the planet and therefore make the most powerful flower essences.
One of the intuitive healers I met in Scotland lived in Finland, another in Brazil, another in England, another in France, another in Spain.
So I came home, went downstairs with my iPhone, snapped the photo and sent it off to my new found friends.
I’m so obsessed with my orchids that I had not noticed the beautiful angel floating above them in the window until I received an email back from my healer friend in Brazil.
“Nice angel!” she replied.
“Oh my God!” I thought. When I finally saw the angel – floating above my beloved orchids – the image took my breath away.
This is still to my mind one of my most beautiful photographs.
When I saw the angel floating in my window I was not at all surprised as I communicate with the angels and ask for their help in all my healing work every day I go to work.
Now when they show up, I pay a little more attention.
Even before my healer friend in Brazil noticed the angel floating above my orchids, I created a video in my studio on May 4, 2009, of an exercise to relieve low back pain.
I have taught yoga for 21 years and have a huge menu of natural healing services.
If you watch this video, between second 19 and second 20 you will see a little white orb.
It shoots from right to left horizontally across the screen.
Once again, I was so focused on creating a number of videos to demonstrate how you can relieve pain that it wasn’t until a couple of years later that I received another email, totally unsolicited, from someone who had seen what I had overlooked when I was editing through maybe 100 videos.
I notice they seem to appear when I am especially stressed, worried or going through an upheaval in my life.
The fact that they would show up in my pictures is not that much of a surprise as I pray all day long as a matter of habit, especially the Lord’s Prayer, my favorite mantra, and frequently channel my angels in the middle of the night.
When I wake up about 2 or 3 a.m. (I admit I’m a terrible sleeper) I will take out my journal and simply write down what my angels are saying to me.
Often if I simply take their dictation I am able to go right back to sleep.
One of the remarkable series of angel photos was taken on a Saturday after a series of tornadoes hit Atlanta on a Monday night in April 2011.
Paradoxically that very Monday I had met worriedly with my gardener, Gabe Horrisberger, to discuss a tree that was hanging literally at a diagonal completely over my roof.
I wanted his advice on how to remove the tree so that my home could stay safe.
When the winds started howling that very night I was up for hours praying.
The next morning, a friend and I tried to attend a seminar at Emory University but there were so many trees down all over the city we literally could not get to the campus.
Four people died that night.
Trees were down all over my neighborhood and had knocked out power lines.
But my home was perfectly safe.
The following Saturday afternoon I was out for a walk and started taking photos when I got back to my home.
One day my client Charlenne Carl was simply late for her 10 a.m. appointment.
Some people are just typically late but I’m ready for them anyway so I brought out my iPhone and started taking pictures of my orchids.
This time I could see the angels for myself so I snapped away, ultimately holding my iPhone at different angles so you could see that it wasn’t just a weird light in the window. No matter which way I held my iPhone the angels showed up!
These can be a bit repetitive but I want you to be able to see what I saw as I was snapping away.
You can see it was a cold, clear day.
The funny thing is that years before this, three different clairvoyant people in three different cities had told me – unprompted and unasked – that they were seeing what they described as “pink beings” around me.
Not wanting to appear crazy and definitely not walking around asking other people if they saw “pink beings” in my presence, I was actually annoyed.
I was on vacation when the third clairvoyant person who I happened to be hanging out with interrupted to tell me about the “pink beings.”
“What the hell do they want?” I asked, totally exasperated.
“They want you to write from your heart,” the woman told me.
“Well I’m not going to,” I responded.
Nobody has ever accused me of being anything other than stubborn, even with the angels.
At that point, I had already published my first book, Healing Depression: A Holistic Guide (New York: Marlowe and Co., 1997), but it would be 18 years between my first and second books.
I took so many angel photos on December 9, 2011 that I don’t want to appear too repetitive by posting them all here.
Some years after the three different people in three different cities told me about being the “pink beings” all around me, I went to London, Ontario, to study with my mentor in healing, Sue Maes.
I have taken Sue’s internship not just once but four times. I love and respect Sue and am so grateful for the personal healing I have received from her over the years as well as for all the knowledge I have gained to help others.
When I first went to study with Sue, she announced that everybody had to go visit this other lady to learn about our psychic gifts and angels.
I was not at all enthralled by this idea.
I had been hoping that no one else would see any more “pink beings” around me.
I had just published a book about how to get over depression and was really eager to be normal, to be viewed as a normal person, and to put the “pink beings” firmly behind me.
But Sue said that we needed to go study with this other lady because if you do healing work you receive divine assistance and you have to be able to understand how your individual psychic gifts work.
Otherwise, Sue said, you just end up second guessing yourself and wasting a lot of time.
I remember really dreading my first meeting. I almost stopped the rental car on the way to her home in London, Ontario.
The angel lady told me that I am a prophetic and that I have the gift of claircognizance, the fastest of all psychic gifts and the same gift that Edgar Cayce used when he did medical intuitive readings.
I had spent my whole life hoping to fit in and be normal but apparently it’s too late now!
As I continued to meet with the angel lady, all this began to seem a little less weird and a little more normal – at least for me.
I began to understand why I had just known stuff my whole life, why I had done so well at Brown University, how I could stay more or less out of trouble and why I had always been so darn sensitive.
She explained to me about my personal angels – the ones who I had selected to be my team – and what they are here to do.
I remember her telling me that I have an angel that helps me communicate with other people so that I can tell them the worst thing about them in the most delightful way that they do not get offended.
This is quite true. I joke sometimes that I could tell someone they are a mass murderer and they would nod their head and feel deeply understood. Not that I have ever advised any mass murderers! I just help people see themselves with compassion.
Here are two reports I received from the angel lady.
She explained where my angels were located at that time in 2000 in my energy field.
At the time the angel lady did her report, I was working with not just one but 9 different angels. Two of these were helping me with clairvoyance, 1 was directing my clairsentience, 4 were opening my intuition (clairaudience) and 2 were helping with prophecy (claircognizance).
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As I recall my understanding of what I took away from the angel lady, we choose our spiritual guides before birth.
You can think of your angels like your spiritual team. They are here to help us do what we are here to do on earth.
People who have a lot of angels work with other people.
In other words, when you have a lot of angels it’s because you need a lot of help to do what you’re here to do.
Apparently I need a lot of help!
According to the report, here’s what my angels do:
- Angel No. 1, which is located at my left elbow. Intuition (Clairaudience). Communication.
- Angel No. 2, which is above the crown of my head. Prophecy (Claircognizance). Scan and buffer.
- Angel No. 3, around my lower back. Prophecy (Claircognizance). Hears, buffer, scan.
- Angel No. 4, which is also around the crown of my head at the back. Clairvoyance. Plan flexibly.
- Angel No. 5, which is around my throat chakra. Intuition (Clairaudience). Empowers me to take action with heart.
- Angel No. 6, around my right calf. Intuition (Clairaudience). Detached path.
- Angel No. 7, which is located at my left elbow. Feeling (clairsentience). Helps me with healing and to pick up details.
- Angel No. 8, at my 6th chakra. Visionary (clairvision). Helps me expand consciousness.
- Finally, angel No. 9, also at my 6th chakra. Intuition (Clairaudience). This is the angel that Faye said would help me tell other people the worst thing about them in such a delightful way they can accept what I’m saying.
This rudimentary understanding helped me begin to trust the angels that had been guiding and protecting me my whole life.
I’m not really sure why the angels decided to start showing up in my photographs.
The only thing I can figure is that if I were an angel I would definitely hang out in my healing studio.
It is a place I personally love to be.
Orchids of all kinds fill the windows at every season of the year.
I look outside to a blue jar fountain. Across the street the city of Atlanta has kept acres of trees undeveloped. We are surrounded by a forest in the middle of the city.
I keep a bird feeder hanging from a tree so that when I’m doing my healing work my clients and I can enjoy the birds.
My organic garden is safe for butterflies and hummingbirds and in the summer I run out with my iPhone and try to snap their picture, sometimes succeeding.
I am purposefully not including all my photos from December 9, 2011 because there are so many of them.
As I was snapping away, I decided to turn my iPhone at an angle to see if I could still see the angels. And I did!
By the time my client Charlenne Carl finally showed up, I had been able to take 49 angel photos!
Divine timing is always perfect.
This is the last of the 49 photos I took on December 9, 2011, between 10:03 AM 15 seconds and 10:08 AM and 45 seconds – over 5 minutes of angel photos, one after the other.
Listening and talking to your angels is a good way to form an open channel of communication with them.
When it’s the middle of the night and I wake up to channel, I usually write at the top of the page: “Guardian Angel Speaks.”
Then I just take dictation.
When we take time to listen during the day we often don’t have to get woken up in the middle of the night.
Your angels are always kind and never scary. They love you unconditionally and will say words to support and reassure you.
I took another remarkable series of angel photos on December 24, 2011 – the day before Christmas – at our family farm, which is now owned by my brother.
I was out walking in the sunflower fields.
There was literally not a cloud in the sky.
To give you an idea of how clear a day it was, I am including a photo that I took just 3 minutes before I saw the angels.
A little wiser, when I saw them, I kept snapping away.
My iPhoto library shows 18 photos, all remarkably similar. This is the last of the angel photos from that day.
Of course, everybody likes to hang out in my organic garden.
The most recent angel photo I took occurred September 8, 2015.
I was chasing after an incredible butterfly.
I ended up taking 27 photographs of the beautiful yellow butterfly and the angels showed up in the last three of his pictures.
As you can see from these photographs, the angels have great taste.
If I was an angel, no doubt I too would hang out with orchids, sunflowers, daffodils, pansies and yellow butterflies.
If you ever feel sad, lonely or think that the angels have forgotten about you, please look at these photographs.
It is my experience that your angels never ever leave your side – not even for one moment!
All you really have to do is learn how to perceive their presence.
They are there for you, they love you unconditionally, no matter what mistakes you have made in your past.
We are all just practicing being human. We are not as beautiful as the orchids, sunflowers, daffodils, pansies and yellow butterflies.
Even so, the angels love us, guide us, protect us and are there to comfort us whenever we need them.
While I was watching the solar eclipse of Monday, August 21, 2017, I took 11 photos with my iPhone that included a pink orb.
The first pink orb appeared at 2:19:10 p.m. EST. I was borrowing a friend’s special protective glasses and would look through the eyeware and point my iPhone towards the sun. When I brought my phone down, I saw the pink orb.
I had been following the solar eclipse on Twitter and found other photos there of pink orbs next to the solar eclipse, so I knew that other people had seen what I saw.
My friends and I were watching the eclipse from the Bobby Jones golf course about 5 minutes drive from my home in Atlanta. Although many of them were also taking photos, none of my friends found pink orbs in their photos.
I had done two meditations just that morning on the spiritual meaning of the eclipse and was feeling very happy already on that bright, beautiful Monday afternoon.
After taking the 11 photos of the pink orb, I took a photo of the shadows under a tree and then pointed my iPhone back up to the eclipse and the pink orb had disappeared.
After publishing my angel photos, from time to time I hear from readers all over the world about their own personal experiences with angels. Many of them share their angel photos with me.
I was on a trip to France in October 2018 with one of my best friends, Nina Lynn. She and I were walking through the streets of Arles and decided to go visit the arena there. As we were walking I received texts from a friend in South Africa who had taken photographs of angels in his garden. I snapped this photograph as Nina and I were walking around the arena and I sent it to my friend in South Africa to ask him what he thought it was. “Spiritual state,” he replied.
It is my experience that as we develop the daily habit of prayer and the practice of asking for spiritual guidance we can find ourselves uplifted, supported and informed by our angels where ever we happen to be.
You can be laughing with your best friend or under the delusion that you are all alone in the world but your angels never leave your side – not even for one second.
What is healing? Healing happens when we learn how to communicate with our angels.
All Photos Copyright Author Catherine Carrigan 2017.