We Are All Angels

Image by Olivia Bauso

Image by Olivia Bauso

“How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” is a question that has been argued for centuries by Catholic priests before coming to the conclusion that if you cannot see what you are arguing, then it is not worth arguing, at all- it is a question that will keep minds spinning through the ages. It has now come to represent such: When a question is asked that has no answer, it becomes immeasurable, and perhaps redundant or even obsolete. It is then that a person will make the remark, “But how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” to signify that whatever is being asked is a question that will go forever unanswered, and is not worth discussing.

But I may have put a dent in its proverbial meaning, as I think I’ve found the answer through use of a second question:

What if the earth is the head of the pin, and we are all angels? 

So the answer is billions.

Think about it. How many times has someone done something extraordinary- literally meaning beyond ordinary- to help you through your day or your life in general and you’ve looked at them and said, “You’re an angel!” And I mark my bets on the fact that someone else has told you the same.

So what do you do with that? Do you brush off your wings, too humble to own them? Do you cast them aside, too fearful of your own energetic prowess? Do you run the tips of your fingers along their feathered fringes and smile?

Somehow, knowing that all of us are angels makes it more appropriate, in a way. Makes it feel less boastful and more true. And I guarantee that when you own your angelic power in this way, more people will be helped and guided, including yourself:

When you recognise your own power, it is easier to recognise the power within others. I encourage you to acknowledge your wings. And to dance on this global headpin.

What do you do to help others when they need it, most? How have you helped a friend, a lover, a brother, or a stranger?

It is so important to own these things that we have done, and to *share them with the world to show others that good is possible; that angels are here to help. That there is hope for humanity where there are wings. That all of us can fit on this pinhead, and be okay. And maybe even thrive.

*I encourage you to share this article on Facebook and Instagram, tagging @doorwaytoself and anyone you believe has been an angel in your life, using the hashtag #earthangel. I would love to hear stories from you of when you have helped a stranger, a friend, a family member, or a lover, or when someone has been there right when you’ve needed them. Don’t be shy- show off your wings, and acknowledge those of others when they are too humble or afraid to show off their own.

About the Author

Rachel Leah Gerson is a Metaphysical Practitioner and Psychic Educator, and the creatrix of Doorway to Self, LLC. A graduate of the University of Michigan in English and Creative Writing and a current master’s student of Clinical Mental Health Counselling at Western Michigan University, Gerson is determined to help people understand the intersection of mental health and psychic abilities, because “If you’re human, you’re psychic”.


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