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Do you believe that angels/angel-like beings watch over you?

Asked by NostalgicChills (2779points) January 25th, 2013

Personally, I’m Agnostic/borderline Athiest. But I believe in ghosts/spirits and that there is someone watching over me. I’m trying to find some way of putting this so I don’t sound crazy or stupid but right now I can’t find the right words so bear with me. There have been a couple incidents where things have happened that were unexplainable. Like for instance I was really suicidal a couple years ago and I was contemplating life or death. Then I logged on to my computer and there was a mysterious empty folder on the desktop titled, “Life”. Is that not weird or what? And then a couple days ago my mom and I got in a huge fight because she said something really hurtful, and as I was in my room hysterically crying- my music box started to play all of the sudden. I have other stories too but they’re vague and a lot weirder. I guess in a way I made this forum to share with you guys these experiences, but I also want to know, do you believe someone is watching over you? Please share experiences if you’ve had any.

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janbb's avatar

Nope – I watch over myself.

wundayatta's avatar

I also watch over myself. Sometimes weird coincidental things happen, but coincidences are likely to happen many times over the course of life. I don’t think they mean anything other than I get to make them mean what I want.

ucme's avatar

When I was a kid my grand-dad used to throw money under this little stone bridge, he claimed it was the fairies rewarding good children. I never did tell him I saw him tossing the coins himself, it kept him happy…bless.
No angels, especially those with dirty faces.

gailcalled's avatar

I wish that they did. I could use some help since I am a one-man band most of the time.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’ve had some close calls where I stopped and wondered afterwards how the heck did I pull that off. And I think love and prayers helped out loved ones at times. So I don’t discount the idea.
Plus, I’ve seen a ghost. Something looked into my office one day. I hustled over to the door and there was no one in the hallway. I still have no idea what that was.

flutherother's avatar

Once upon a time that would have been my mother.

Pachy's avatar

Nope, that’s the job of soul mates.

ragingloli's avatar

Only when I masturbate. My guardian angels are perverts.

wundayatta's avatar

@ragingloli Do they help out?

Linda_Owl's avatar

The Bible says that they do – however the ‘Angels’ are not watching over you to keep you safe from harm – they are watching out to make sure that you qualify for ‘Heaven’. The whole idea is ridiculous, since neither ‘God’ nor ‘Angels’ exist.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

While I consider this a nice notion, I have never believed in or felt the influence of angels in my life. I refuse to deny their existence or mock those who believe in them. There may indeed be influences on our individual lives of which I am not aware.

mangeons's avatar

While it is a nice idea, I don’t believe that it is actually true.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@NostalgicChills I am in the same boat as you. I walk a fine line between belief and atheism.

I do not believe in the Christian god. I haven’t for a long time.

Still, in my lifetime, I’ve seen things and experienced inexplicable things.

I’ve seen ghosts. On two separate occasions, I’ve seen floating apparitions.

I have visited many psychics and mediums and heard them tell me things that they could not have known. Non-believers will assume that I gave away information through other things I said, but I have sat in the room silently with a medium who began to tell me things about my past and future that were true and came true. I gave no information. I was silent.

I have a close friend who is a famous psychic, and she regularly tells me things, and they always, always occur as predicted.

I read tarot cards and even do it professionally. I have seen the cards do amazing things. For example, I cut the deck to reveal a card for a reading and didn’t like the result, so I thoroughly shuffled the deck again and cut the cards only to have the identical card show itself. This happened not once, not twice, but three times in that particular sitting. Skeptics will assume I wasn’t thorough in my shuffling and the card somehow protruded. My reply is to ask them to give me the benefit of the doubt that I know what thoroughly shuffled means and that I know how to do it.

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

gailcalled's avatar

My maternal grandmother painted this memory of the Russian schtetl (village) where she lived until she was 14 and came to America. just after the turn of the twentieth century.

Note the two ghosts, one in a doorway and one (center left) floating…similar to a fiddler on the roof.

android777's avatar

Yes, I believe in angels watching over me. But not just me but everyone, their involvement can be greatly increased to with prayer. Looking at life and all the information known, and unknown it is not hard for me to believe that there is so much out there to learn, and angels can help to protect me and the ones I love.

With love all things are possible. Angels do there best to remind us of our possibilities and help us to be able to relate to life in an easier way.

There are a lot of angels on here, writing words , messages, people need answers, and people sometimes help them, and who knows maybe it was an angel that inspired the answer.

There are a lot of reasons to look out at the world and think how could anyone sane create this kind of world, but the answers are out there, we sometimes just have to keep looking and keep asking.

Our attitude plays an important part in what we will find as far as answers.

Your experiences with the message on your computer LIFE is very inspiring , someone deeply cares for you thanks for sharing.

woodcutter's avatar

Ol man Murphy watches over me. I have been incredibly lucky during some parts of my life also incredibly unlucky in other parts. So it feels like a wash.

Paradox25's avatar

I’m somewhat of an agnostic theist myself, and yes I believe we have guardian entities and angels that watch over us. I should have been dead several times, but here I am typing this post. Strange experiences in other forms have convinced me of the concept of ethereal gaurdians as well.

Inspired_2write's avatar

yeah, and so does nosy neighbors.

janbb's avatar

If they are, someone’s been sleeping on the job.

Inspired_2write's avatar

There is a reason why we have doors and window shades.
Best neighbors have high fences.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Do you think that your relatives that have passed on ( grandparents say) are letting you know that they are assisting you.

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