– Did you know that Angels envy Human Beings?
When you wake up in the morning, why not start your day by thinking of all those creatures of light going up and down between the earth and the throne of God? If you did this, your whole day would be illuminated. Think of them, link yourself to them, contemplate them in your heart and soul, and say their names. When you are in a crowd and you call somebody’s name, they hear you and turn to look at you. This is exactly what happens with the entities of the invisible world: if you call their name, they turn and look at you, and in this way you can make contact with them. By becoming more and more aware of the reality of these higher entities, you become gradually imbued with their virtues, constantly more alive and luminous; your inner world is progressively enriched.
Perfection requires a knowledge of these hierarchies, and the will to work with them. The Angels will give you pure life. The Archangels will give you the sacred fire. The Principalities will enable you to build and organize your inner world. The Powers will give you the courage and audacity you need to defend your ideal. The Dominations will give you generosity and mercy. The Thrones will give you stability and the understanding of the mysteries. The Cherubim will give you wisdom and harmony. The Seraphim will give you love, the love that surpasses all knowledge, the love that is fulfilment and total freedom.
Images of the Sephirotic Tree (Cabbalah)
But how can I dare to speak about these entities, before whom it behoves us only to bow in reverent silence? I do so in order to inspire you with the desire to reject the ease of a mundane, unconscious existence. Those who know of their existence sense that all the worthless things most people value so highly are as nothing compared to what exists in this sublime world. Yes, even the most splendid achievements of science, art, and philosophy pale in comparison. We need, at the very least, to know of the existence of these regions inhabited by perfect beings before we can begin to understand how important it is to draw closer to them.
If you do not begin this work while you are here on earth, you will not be able to go on with it in the next world. You have to begin by blazing the trail in this world if you want to advance in the next. The fact that human beings are incarnated on earth gives them a certain superiority over all angels, even the most exalted, and their task is to draw down the virtues of the angelic hierarchies into their physical body so that, one day, it may become the temple of the Deity. Only then will they achieve fulfilment.
Human beings are still at the first stages of their development; this is why the angels take care of them with such patience so as to help them to grow up. They know that they are destined for a glorious future. It has even been said that the angels envy human beings! So take heart, for one day the whole of creation will sing a hymn of praise to mankind.