Monday, 17 August 2009

A = Angels And Goddesses


















Ariel is one of the Archangels. Ariel means ‘Lion of God’ and is associated with the air and water. Ariel is the keeper of the sacred wisdom and is the angel of the earth.

Ariel is a protector of animals and is the great angel of new beginnings. Ariel ranks as one of the seven princes who ruled the waters. In the Bible the name Ariel can indicate a man, a city, and an altar. Ariel is considered to be one of the valiant angels as courage; focus, healing and awakening are some of his virtues.

Ariel is called one of the seven ‘Angels of Presence’ or ‘Angels of the Face’. As with many of the Archangels Ariel is considered to be one of the Guardian Angels.




















Amaterasu Omikami is the Japanese Shinto sun Goddess whose name means ‘she who shines in the heavens.’ Amaterasu is the most important Goddess in the Shinto religion as she is said to have invented the cultivation of rice, silkworms and initiated the art of weaving.

Disgusted with her brother because of his violence, Amaterasu enclosed herself in a cave and refused to come out. The other deities gathered outside her self-made isolation and tried to lure her out with a loud celebration. Amaterasu overcome with curiosity emerged from the cave and seeing her radiance reflected in a mirror that had been set up outside the entrance was amazed at her own brilliance reflected back to her which she had never seen before. She decided to return to the world and life was renewed.

*artwork of Amaterasu by Sandra Stanton

40 comments:

Dede said...

Good Morning Renee! Beautiful post. May you have a day of laughter.

Marie S said...

Oh Renee I love this. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
May the Archangel of new beginnings watch over you!
And me too! ;-D
Love and hugs.

Caio Fernandes said...

i am not used with the Ariel1s idea , or nature .
thanks honey . good to read about .

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Dear Renee:

Love this post. It makes me think of you. Do you see your own brilliance and goodness radiated back to you from the followers of your blog.

You walk through the worst test by fire imaginable and instead of allowing it to consume you, you harness the energy of the flames and send it out to inspire and impassion others.

Marion said...

I love your Angels and Goddesses post. I know it's going to be an adventure in learning new things. Love & Blessings, dear Goddess, Renee!!

yoborobo said...

I think Ariel the Archangel is much needed. I will pray he visits you soon. The story of Amaterasu Omikami is fascinating. I read in a book somewhere (can't remember where!) that God made us so that he could experience a sense of self. It's an interesting concept - that a reflection is needed to comprehend one's self, or to feel one's power. Much to chew on, as always. Love to you and your family - xoxox Pam

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Great and interesting post, as always, Renee!!
I was told once my 2 guardian angels are Michael and Sara. I've found many things online about Michael and he's cool and I pretend he really is John Travolta. I can't find much on Sara so since I have this overpowering love of sweets, I'm going to assume it's Sara Lee :)
Love always,
darla♥

Sarah said...

Oh this is facinating!! I have never studied angels!! Both interesting!! Thank you Renee!!
I was thinking of you this weekend as Nonni and I sipped our drinks at the bakery. Hope you are doing ok. Sending hugs to you!!
Love, Sarah

Julie-ann said...

Wow Renee, I loved reading about these two angels. So wonderful to know how they look after the earth and everything in it.
Your beautiful kindness always shines through!
There was news here about bees sting have something in it that fights against cancer. melimim(something like this word)
Tested on breast cancer and skin cancer at the moment and is reducing the tumours. I am not sure if it is USA or Europe science experiments? I am not sure if an actual bee sting will help, sounds a bit wappy, going into the garden to make a bee angry enough to sting you. If you can find anything about it on the net?
Wow, bees are so good for us in so many ways, they are little angels in them selves. Maybe bee propolis would help?
Hope your week is brighter and happier. You are full of love Renee, my star!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great info about both, thanks!

Silke said...

I think we can all use Ariel and Amaterasu Omikami in our lives, especially when it comes to healing and new beginnings! Hope your family is healing, Renee! Lots of love, Silke

Sara Williams said...

I particularly liked the picture of Ariel and the story too. I do believe in guardian angels.
Love & Life
Sara x

Baino said...

How few of us see our own brilliance until someone else brings it to our attention?

Manon Doyle said...

Renee,
Love this post! The angels are watching over you and they will continue to do so!

I hope you're doing ok!

manon
xoxo

Marie S said...

Thank you Renee.
I like that, Renee from your mouth to Ariel's ears.
evol uoy oot eeneR ym ytterp!
LOL!! that is just fun!!

Michelle said...

Oh I loved that...it was all new to me.

secret agent woman said...

I really needed to hear the story of Amaterasu. Thank you.

LDWatkins said...

I hope Ariel is by your side at all times! Love and hugs, Lynda

Jeanne said...

Isn't it fascinating how similar themes and stories weave themselves through so many different cultures?

Deborah said...

Hello Renee, just stopping by to send you some love. You are always in my heart and on my mind.

Rikkij said...

Renee-I just love learnin' bout this stuff! wish I could retain my learnin. I like the name Ariel. Glad it's a good angel. ~rick

Ces said...

R is for Renee, a living angel.

LindaGJ said...

I do believe in this spiritual way of thinking! As I am more spiritual than religious I just loved reading your post! Thanks for sharing with us!
Linda :)

Barbara said...

Reflections...Yes,and you are a bright light for your family. I hope we can shine some of that warmth on you from here. Hope things are getting better.

Sonia ;) said...

Runs over, almost trips.....nope caught myself..Big Hug lovey..I shaved my head...ok didnt go all the way to scalp..But tell Sheldon I will keep this short to walk with him through the journey with him, you, and Jacquie...and I dyed it Red...spreading my wings into the unknown...Kiss Sheldon on the forehead for me...he is my hero...I posted pics...

Love ya Lovey

xoxoxox S


Oh Sheeanna cut it for me...

Ces said...

Yes! Yes! it's true!

Ces said...

Are you in some sort of acid trip or what?! Why is it always that you are the goody gooody girlie and I am the naughty one and why is it that you always think you have Bella on your side and now Marie and Manon and Deborah! You are really tripping!

It will be like this: Renee will shock the heck out of Ces and Marie. And Bella will just giggle, no choosing sides and Manon and Deborah will laugh at you and they won't choose sides either. If they are forced to choose sides, they will choose me!

yoborobo said...

Renee - stopping in to say goodnight. I hope you are well, and that everyone there has a peaceful night's sleep. May Ariel visit us all. :) xoxoxox Pam

Ces said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You have totally lost it! You even think you are now Bella! (Poor Bella, she will never recover from this one).

It will be more like this: Oh Ces, darling dearest friend, you are my dearest friend. That Renee is so naughty! Don't mind her, just keep smiling.


And by the way, Deborah is on my side!

Deborah said...

May I just say that my life and heart are so full because of you and Ces. Tooooo cute! I love you both, as a mother loves all her children and tells each one "YOU are my favorite".

Ces said...

Deborah to me in the blogs because it is proper but she is Debby to me and followed by "darling"!

Ces said...

Deborah loves you because even prodigal daughters need love!

Ces said...

I have duly warned Bella that there is a Canadian bear on the loose! HAHAHAHAHHAH!

Ces said...

Yes indeed! Canadian bears are furry, cuddly and grizzly! AWRRRRRRR! GRWOWLLL!

Thank you for the fun tonight.

I love you.

I must do my exercises now and then rest my upper extremeties.

GOODNIGHT Sweetheart!

Karin Bartimole said...

Oh yeahhhh! I wondered what focus your alphabetizing wisdom would follow after you finished dreams. This is wonderful :)
btw, flattery will get you everywhere, thank you!
I had to stop the new med (worsening reactions after each injection and no improvement w/ inflammation) and am waiting approval for a new course of treatment. and the beat goes on...
love you, Karin

Marie S said...

And on top of my computer being broken I missed all of the fun.
:-(

Elizabeth said...

There should be a photo of Angel Renee in here. Beautiful post, as always...

jenjen said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post Renee. I hope you had a wonderful day.

XOOX
Jen

kj said...

ha renee, ariel is the name of the non-alcoholic wine i drink when i want to look cosmopolitan.

and as for Amaterasu Omikami, well, she is alive and well but her name is now Renee. I'm pretty certain that is the truth.

xoxo

Bimbimbie said...

Being a Leo, Ariel gets a thumbs up from me ;)