There are Angels standing with everyone - there is no exception. So much is written about these beautiful, eternal spirits that can be misleading or even erroneous. Angels are not magical pixies who come to put everything right in our lives, from our point of view. They come to help/assist us to navigate our way through life and awaken into our true spiritual identity.
The word angel is Aramaic/ancient Hebrew and it simply means messenger. Angels are identified by their "glow." They seem to shimmer or pulsate with a higher, divine light. Angels who have appeared to me have a pure white/silver aura, although the Archangels, such as Michael often have a lot of golden glow mixing with the silvery streaks.
Angels are always with us, but very often we only become aware of them when we are spiritually "stuck" at a crossroads of some kind.
A beautiful example of this is Mary Magdalene. She went to the tomb after the crucifixion to anoint/embalm Jesus, but found it empty. She assumed the worst and was so distraught, anxious and teary that she couldn't see Jesus standing right in front of her, very much alive. She was confused and could not believe her eyes, because she was one of the few deciples who actually witnessed the crucifixion. Finally an angel stepped forward to help her understand that she was looking for the wrong thing (a dead body) and that she had to open her mind, and thus her eyes to a miracle. That was when she saw him. Her eyes opened with the Angelic message.
Angels come into our lives with the same kind of message (not to look for life among the dead) and to have the courage to see our lives differently. The minute we open our minds to an angelic thought or angelic vibration, miracles WILL happen. However, they cannot happen when we continue to think "non-Angelically."
To help us rise up to this kind of thinking, we are given "spirit guides."
These beings have lived on earth in bodies such as our own and have struggled, as we have struggled. In many if not most cases, they have known us in previous life-times. They help us navigate our way through life's challenges until our vibrations of inner love, light and beauty rise high enough to unite with Angelic Consciousness.
Eventually we all rise above the need for Spirit Guides, and then become angelically guided. This is the final step before full ascension, full awakening or full alignment with the divine force of the universe.
We all have angels at our sides. In fact, if your spirit guides find themselves unable to help you because of (usually!!) your fear or depression, they go to your Angels and implore them to assist you. I have given dozens of readings to people where this has happened. Your angel carries a higher vibration or energy than your guides, and it is they who guide all your lifetimes.
Therefore, if you want to speed up your awakening, heal your life and live a happier, more contented life, ask your guides to help you embrace the Angels who are with you so you can be angelically guided..(and then hold onto your hat!)
I have written about Angelic guidance in several books, including "LightBody" You may also consider ordering an Angel Painting of your main Angels, including your Archangel. I would also bring through some messages and guidance from him or her.
Working with your Angel picture will speed up your spiritual growth because your mind will become aligned with the higher vibrations of the angels. You will also find it helpful if you suffer from stress or anxiety because angels always bring such soothing healing energies as they enter the aura.
In summation, angels are powerful but they always look soft and gentle. Do not let this fool you. Angels are the strongest energy in our universe and they lovingly entering into your aura to prepare you to step into your pure divine energy. Without them, the journey from the lower human vibration to divine energy would be far too traumatic and we would be stuck for centuries. They are the gentle and yet forceful stepping stone from this world of suffering, separation and pain to the eternal world of love, hope and generosity. If you could let go of the foolish error, propagated by others, that Angels are magical pixies here to only serve your needs as you see it, and humbly ask what you need to learn, heal or forgive in any difficult situation, you will be angelically guided!
If you long to return to the true and eternal internal world of love, ask your angels to guide you. Remember that you are calling upon the most powerful allies in the universe.