When I was about 10 years old, I almost drowned.

The water was cold and fast, and the current was dragging me further and further away from the shore. I tried to swim, but my arms were so tired I could barely stay afloat.

That's when a powerful force pushed me to the surface and propelled me towards the land, where I could grab on to the weeds and pull myself up.

I know I'm not the only one who has stories of—dare I say it?—miraculous escapes from dangerous situations unharmed, though slightly shaken. Many people have experienced first-hand the inexplicable and immediate help that comes when you most need it.

Some call it "luck," others believe they have a guardian angel.

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Who Are Guardian Angels?
Guardian angels are our advocates, helpers, and heralds of divine revelation. Their guidance comes through our dreams, meditations, sudden insights, and in everyday life in the form of symbolic "signs." Yet we rarely pay attention to their messages, or say thanks for their constant protection and guidance.

Are you following your guardian angel's signs and messages? Read on to find out what they are and how they can help you.

1. Coins
Coins are seemingly mundane objects to find, but they can be angel messages nonetheless, particularly if before finding a coin you were thinking about an issue or asking for divine guidance.

Because coins are currency, they represent support, sustenance and abundance. Say, you're going through a difficult time financially. Finding a coin is your angels letting you know that you're always supported—emotionally, spiritually and physically.

I find coins constantly. I even dream about finding coins. And I have a special jar for all my "angel" coins. It reminds me of the support and abundance that is always within my reach.

2. Numbers

Do you see repeating number sequences, especially 11:11?

That is angels communicating to you. Every repeating number sequence has a particular meaning, so seeing 333 is not the same as seeing 444.

In recent years many people report seeing 11:11 all the time. This is a sign of awakening. When you see 11:11, pay attention to your thoughts, feelings and words. You're creating your reality so think wisely.

3. Clouds
How often do you look up at the sky?

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Angels can use the natural world to send us messages, and clouds are one of their favorite manifestations. A cloud shaped like an angel, a bird, a heart or anything else that holds significance for you is a sure sign of an angelic message.

My husband saw a baby-shaped cloud before I even knew I was pregnant. So look for the subtle shapes that you recognize, it might be your angel saying hello or giving you a hint of what's to come.

4. Rainbows
Rainbows are magnificent sights to see. Even if you're not religious, there is something magical about seeing a rainbow that everyone recognizes on some level.

Symbolically rainbows represent the fulfillment of your heart's desires (hence the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow).

But what's even more significant is that a beautiful luminous rainbow (especially one that appears without the rain) is often a sign from your angels, letting you know that whatever difficulty you're going through will soon pass. Have faith and your dreams will come true. It's one of the best angel signs to receive.

5. Anything With a Personal Meaning
Your angels know you, so they know which object (or objects) will attract your attention.

Do you have a special connection to ladybugs, butterflies or hummingbirds? Perhaps, you even have a tattoo of that creature, and every time you spot them, you smile?

Your guardian angels are nearby.

6. Feathers

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Maybe because of the typical image of an angel with big white wings, maybe because of some other reason, but feathers naturally invite the angelic association.

Finding feathers is always an angelic sign, especially white feathers. You might find one when you're asking for guidance or thinking of a specific issue.

And if you found a white feather in an unlikely place, this is a very clear message that the angels are here to support and guide you.

7. Intuition
Sometimes the answer you've been searching for just flashes in your mind. This is known as an "aha!" moment or a light bulb moment.

You might feel "pulled" to go to an event where you end up meeting someone special. Or you might be nudged to open a book on a random page, and some paragraph will jump out at you.

These intuitive sparks are your angels gently guiding you to the important revelations you are meant to receive.

Even right now, you're reading these words because your angels guided you towards this article, so they can better communicate with you.

8. Music

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Music has a powerful effect on us. The sound of music, or songs, seems to have direct access to our souls. That's why angels often send messages through music.

Sometimes you "hear" sweet music or singing and you can't locate the source. Other times you might hear a song on the radio that seems to answer your question, or you have a song playing inside your head.

Pay attention. These can be angel messages to bring you comfort, support, encouragement and strength, or just to let you know you're loved.

9. Feelings
Yes, a feeling can be a message too!

Quite simply, you might feel that you're in the presence of an angel (or angels). You might feel warmth, light, an overwhelming feeling of love or some other sensory way to experience an angel.

My mom told me once that on the 40th day of her dad's passing she woke up early in the morning from what she described as a ray of light. Almost immediately she felt a feeling of intense love and gratitude, and as if someone was caressing her face. Then the feeling slowly left her, and for the first time in a long time she didn't feel sad. She got to say goodbye to her dad, but at the same time it was a hello, because he was now her guardian angel.

10. Small "Favors" From the Universe
Every time my husband goes somewhere, he has a way of "manifesting" a parking space. Someone is pulling out right in front of him, or there's magically an open space right in front of a venue. I've seen it happen hundreds of times. My husband calls it his "parking fairy."

While this is not exactly your angels' purpose or responsibility, they may help out in small ways too, maybe for no other reason but to encourage you to communicate with them, as if saying: "Next time ask for something more meaningful."

That's the thing about angels—when you believe, when you pay attention, and when you consciously communicate with them, miracles happen. And as you realize that you're never alone, that you're always supported and guided, your life starts unfolding in new amazing ways.

So pay attention. Ask questions. Ask for help. Then listen. Watch. Feel. It's all there within your reach.

Source: this article was originally written by Lana Adler and published and updated on November 20, 2018 on exemplore
Lana Adler is a freelance writer, blogger, and editor who helps women to regain their power after experiencing toxic relationships.

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