The belief in daimones as mediating spirits between gods and men was customary
in ancient Athens and sacrosanct in Vedic India. Socrates regarded the
intervention of the daimon – what Gandhi called his 'inner voice', which
sometimes spoke to him and remained silent at other times to his deep despair –
not so much as a command laid down on the human spirit by an external power as
"an absolute law of the spirit itself,” to quote Hegel's terms for the sacred task of
the Delphic oracle. To make this interior voice wholly subjective is to destroy its
spiritual character and distort the position claimed by Socrates and Gandhi. For a
few pre-Socratic writers and for some Indian mystics, the daimon or devata was
no more than the genius or overbrooding spirit unique to each person. If we adopt
a facile rationalist attitude and take the daimon merely as an inflated metaphor for
a familiar psychological process, thus denying it all transcendence and regarding it
simply as a pathological oddity, a hallucination or a paranoid or hysterical
symptom, we are, in fact, denying that it is an instrument of any meaningful
communication and leaving Gandhi and Socrates, and many of the great
mystics, enclosed in themselves….
(the Avatar, http://theosophytrust.org/tlodocs/Daimon.htm) Copyright©2011 Theosophy Trust
The Qabalists believe that each person has a Holy Guardian Angel, a higher self in touch with divine knowledge that transcends our limited physical senses. For the Qabalists, the supreme spiritual experience of The Kingdom, the material plane, is the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. This simply means that the higher self communicates with the conscious mind through intuitions, inner voices, and symbolic visions.
Why is it important to connect with your daimon, your guardian angel? For one thing, it can save your life. It can lead to a state of optimum physical and mental health and a sense of connection with the divine.
My connection with the holy guardian angel began when I started meditating, purely to relieve stress, at the age of forty-two. I did not believe in a spiritual dimension and knew nothing about the daimon or the Tarot or the Tree of Life, or anything else considered occult, or “hidden.” The last thing I expected at the time was a spiritual experience; in fact, for several decades before then I had doubted the existence of the soul. But I started to meditate, usually when I woke up from my nap, emptying my mind completely. Unexpectedly in my mind’s eye, I started envisioning pearls in the joints of my fingers and a rainbow of wheels, known as chakras, spinning in front of me along my spinal cord. I noticed impurities in the vortices and mentally wiped them clean. Some of the spinning wheels were harder to keep clean than others, however. I kept mentally draining the blackness from my heart and emptying trash from my crown chakra, for instance, but the blackness and the trash kept returning, so for a long time--in fact, until this day--I continue to purify my aura.
One day when I finally felt purified, I began having visions of symbols, such as a simple mandala comprised of a golden, equal-armed cross with angels at each end, each angel in a differently colored robe; a gray figure-eight on its side above my head; and a pure, white flower with countless petals above my head. (I had thought at first that the flower was a rose, but a voice in my head whispered, “Lotus.”)
I continued meditating and noticed in my mind’s eye a patch of black under my right arm. I mentally drained the black energy from my body and filled the area with blue, yellow and brilliant white energy. Several days later I pressed a round ball of white flesh, the size of a musket ball, painlessly through a slit under my arm. Weeks later I envisioned another black streak, this time under my left arm. After doing the same visualization, mentally draining the negative energy and filling the underarm with positive energy, a large round boil surfaced under my arm. Several days later another round ball of flesh, along with a teaspoon of puss, painfully oozed out. The same process occurred two more times over the period of a year, my left underarm forming a boil and white growths oozing out--after I had drained the black energy from my aura.
From then on whenever I envisioned a streak of black anywhere in my aura, I mentally drained it away into magma and engulfed my aura with blue, yellow and white energy, and soon I began to feel healthier than I have ever felt before even though I was almost fifty years old. The black energy continued to appear in my heart, which caused me concern not only for my physical and spiritual well-being since the heart, I realized, is where the spiritual and physical energies of the self meet, but for the well-being of society, which is deluged by negative energies. I continued to drain the black energy from my heart whenever I envisioned it there and slowly felt more and more joyful, experiencing a radical innocence that I have not experienced since childhood, and rarely even then.
If one goes through a process of mental self-purification in meditation to clear negative energy from the subconscious mind, the higher self can then reveal to the conscious mind problems with the mental, astral, and etheric energy “sheaths” in the aura surrounding the physical body, just as the higher self can then also communicate to the conscious mind profound spiritual principles through archetypal symbols, inner voices and intuitions. The idea of connecting with the guardian angel or daimon is ancient, but I believe that the “knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel” has potential applications in terms of mental and physical health that make it more than a spiritual achievement: It is a way to heal oneself on all levels of the psyche (which is suggested also by placing the caduceus on the Tree of Life), as well as a way to “clear a path” to the divine.
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