I got this message from the blog The Heart of an Empath & I thought I could share it with you..
Angel Hosting -- the truth about angels
Iíve come across this more than once. Once on facebook and once now on Sherryís forum. The idea is apparently that you invite the angels to come and stay with you for five days. In those five days, they grant wishes, and then when the five days are up, you pass them on to three friends. Now, this rang all kinds of false to me. It sits so wrongly with me that I was prompted very strongly to stand up and shout how wrong it was. Someone is spreading lies disguised as the truth and itís being spread by people who claim to be able to channel angels.
In other words, I reacted quite strongly to it, and my strong reaction frightened me. I had to ask a very good friend of mine why I was reacting that way, and she told me a few things that led me to follow my instinct. I am a harbinger of truth. I am a lightworker. Michael told me this morning when I asked for his guidance that speaking the truth and spreading Godís light is my lifeís purpose. So, here I am. I need to share the truth. To dispel the myths being touted.
In doing my research about this ritual, I came across another facebook page dedicated to it. It describes the ritual in detail. According to the page I found, this is how the ritual got started:
ďThe Gift began with a women named Irma from Germany; she is a medium. The Gift consists of a group of Angels who were channeled to her after she watched the movie "Pay it Forward", which came out in 2000. The movie is about a boy who receives homework from school to change the world. After much contemplation he decides to help 3 different people do something that they could not deal with alone. When he has finished his homework he refuses payment and instead asks them to do the same thing for 3 others.
"Pay It Forward" demonstrated how 3 gifts can multiply and influence many lives. Irma said that these Angels are very special. They were chosen to assist those who choose to receive them by accelerating their personal growth and awareness via their sacred requests. By them sharing the gift of these special Angels with your chosen friends and family, you will take part in raising the consciousness of the planet, "paying it forward," beginning with stating and honoring your innermost sacred desires. The Angels ask you to be ready to greet them and to accept their gifts of accelerated transformation for 5 days and then to send them forward to the next 3 chosen recipients.Ē
SIDE NOTE: In re-reading this I've decided to add something here. I'd forgotten to note something. She says here that these angels promised to accelerate her personal growth and awareness. This was part of what raised red flags for me. Angels cannot accelerate your growth. You see, your growth is entirely up to you. Angels simply hold your hand along the path. They are there to assist and support. The hard work must be done by you and you alone.
I read this and Iím at once frightened. Whatever came to that womanÖis not of the light. Of that I'm certain. Now, I know from experience that there are things out there, very dark things, Satanís minions as I call them, that will and can and do pose as archangels. I wonít pretend to understand why, itís a tad beyond me, but I know that darkness wants to gain a purchase in the physical world. To reach as many people as possible. Iíve watched friends get taken over by something calling itself an archangel, posing as Michael himself. They ignore the senses that God gave them, because they allow the doubts satan whispers in our ears to convince them that those senses are wrong. That theyíre ďconfused.ĒWhen in reality, Satan is attempting to stop them, stop me even, from spreading God's light.
And my friend this morning said that Iím likely being prompted to post this because someone needs to hear its message. So Iím here to tell you the truth about angels. You donít need a ritual to call them. They donít need offerings or candles or anything else. All they need is for you to call them. Everyone has a guardian angel who's assigned to you for the duration of your life. Some have two, some only have one. I donít know why some people have different. I only know this is what the angels tell me.
Your guardian angel is there for you, for whatever you need. He loves you very much, and you have only to ask. Which is the thing. Heís bound by Godís will and God says that his angels cannot interfere with your free will. So before he can act, he needs you to ask him to come forward. Tell him what you want help with, heíll gladly step up. Ask him for a sign of his presence, but keep your mind open. He isnít going to magically appear in front you. An angel will also never prove himself to you. Thatís ego speaking, it comes from a place of darkness. But he will gladly give you a sign of his presence, to reassure you that he is indeed there.
What are those signs? You will know. Itíll hit you in the heart, will stand out to you like a ten foot blinking neon sign, but the exact sign itself can be just about anything. Because Iím empathic, aka a feeler, my angels touch me. When I need to feel their presence, I often hold out my hand and ask them to take it. I have to tell you, this is very terrifying for me. Itís very powerful for me to lay my hands on someone, because I feel everything within them. So holding out my hand to something I canít see, can be very frightening. Iíve experienced darkness, of the spiritual variety as well as the human variety. But Iím never disappointed when I reach out. Archangel Michael is one of my guides. He is essentially my ďmuscleĒ but also my guide. I also consider him a friend. Ask him for protection and nothingóNOTHINGógets through, even if your fears manage to convince you otherwise. So when I reach out my hand asking that an angel take it, Michael assures that nothing else steps forwards to trick me. Whether I have faith or not.
This angel hosting ritual also states that the angel stays for five days, from 10:30pm to 10:30 pm. Thatís just nonsense. An angel stays for as long as you need him, and heís never very far away. He will continue to watch you long after you ask him to leave. He will never fully leave you alone, but he will step back. He simply waits in the wings for you to call him again. Mine are with me 24/7. When I shower, my shower is surrounded by them. When I go to the store, Michael travels with me. And so do yours. Your guardians go wherever you go. The only time an angel can act against your free will is when it comes to your life. If itís not your time to go and you end up in danger, he will step in and take you out of harmís way. ButÖhow he does that depends. Itís not always an obvious thing, like some stories you here about. Sometimes that dead battery in your car in the parking lot of the grocery store happens for a reason.
The ritual states that you must pass on the angels to three other friends. In reality, you canít do that. You can ask god to send your loved one an angel to protect them, because itís the intention that counts. God knows when you ask that what youíre really asking is that you wish to send love and protection and sometimes healing to your loved one. But in truth, he cannot send that angel until and unless the other person invites the angel him or herself. Because again, an angelís cardinal rule is never go against manís free will.
The ritual also states that it takes the angels five days to get to the other person. Again, wrong. Angels travel by the power of thought, and they exist on the other side. They are not trapped by the physical world, travel happens instantaneously. You call Archangel Michael and heís there before you can even finish the thought. Because angels hear our every thought. They know us better than we know ourselves, and so they know youíre going to ask before you do. Theyíre only waiting to hear you ask the question.
This ritual, I feel very strongly leaves the door open to darkness. That nothing good will come of it. Itís in the very specific ritual and the exact wording of it. It prays on the fact that most people arenít really sure whatís truth about angels. Itís like church and worshiping God. You donít need a church to speak to God. Nor do you need a ritual for his angels to come to you and help you. Open your heart. Thatís all you have to do.