Farewell, and Fly With the Angels

The world is sad this week as we mourn the passing of David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Both of them were entertainers who defied stereotypes and broke boundaries set by dogmatic religions.


What the Angels have told me is that these two and many of their show business companions are able to successfully break through these limitations because they are (even more so now) very connected to their higher selves.


Bowie was known to play with gender stereotypes in his androgynous and outrageous stage characters. Rickman took on every acting challenge available to him, from Shakespearean style to slapstick comedies. He was well-known for his ability to play dark villainous characters in a very convincing way.

Alan Rickman as the Archangel Metatron in the movie, "Dogma."
Alan Rickman as the Archangel Metatron in the movie, “Dogma.”

Like the Angels, they knew the importance of the balance of light and dark. They knew and demonstrated through performances, that sexual orientation has nothing to do with the character of a person.


Like the Angels, they showed a respect for women and demonstrated that race is nothing more than skin color.


Like the Angels, they showed that magic is merely a tool that is our birthright if we choose it, and that it should only be used for good.


Like the Angels, they challenged our belief systems thereby encouraging us to embrace our Divine right to exercise free will.


They were not known to follow any particular religion, but displayed a morality and character that was a benefit to the world. How many lives have been destroyed because we cannot see past the boundaries that churches and societies have told us to live by?


Even Jesus was criticized by the Religious Leaders of His day, the Scribes and Pharisees. Due to his new thoughts, miracles and associations with ‘evil’ tax collectors and prostitutes, they even accused him of being in league with the devil! In Matthew 23:13, Jesus addressed the Pharisees: “”Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.”


He was criticizing this old way of thinking about spirituality, which encourages people to be blind followers, to observe life, rather than embrace and enjoy it, both on the part of the religious leaders and the members of their churches. If you entered a child in youth sports, as a good parent, would you encourage them to sit on the bench and always pass up a chance to engage in active play or would you cheer them on as they run, jump, kick, throw and celebrate every minute of the game? Why would the Divine want any less for us?


These performers are not Angels or supernatural in any way. And yet they were using more aspects of their brains and spirit, by tapping into their Angelic Potential. They were a supreme example of humans who got the most out of their human experience. They taught, inspired and started conversations about important topics by doing what they loved most in life.


Enjoy your Flights with the Angels now, David Bowie and Alan Rickman, and thank you for your contribution to the human race.


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