Angels are spiritual beings, which guide us. Although they have a much different frequency compared to humans, their guidance comes in the form of channeled messages, dreams, and directly receiving insight. Therefore, there are many signs which show us that the angels are around us and they are trying to contact us. These signs may seem small and meaningless at the beginning, but over time they may increase in frequency and size.
These spiritual beings send us signs, which are a symbolic reminder of their love and support. Therefore, we present you some of the most common signs from the angels. You may start noticing these signs because you need some validation or answer to a question you may have asked, or they may serve to simply remind you your angels are with you.
7 Common Angel Signs
If you find feathers on your path, it is one of the signs of the angels. This is an amazing reminder that angels are near, loving and supporting you. If you experience this situation, then enjoy in this powerful angelic sign.
If you notice a cloud which looks like an angel, it means that your angel is near to you and in this way it is showing its presence.
If you feel a lovely sweet scent and you are unable to identify the source, it indicates that your angel is near you.
Babies and Pets
If you notice a baby looking up smiling at the ceiling, or excitedly gazing into the air, it means that the guardian angel is present. When an angel is present, babies and pets seem to be at ease.
If you hear angelic singing or a nice sound that you cannot explain, it may be a clear sign from your angel.
If you keep on finding coins, it is a sign fro your angel and a symbol of support. So, if you find coins, you should know that you’re loved, supported and guided.
Sparkles of Light
If you start noticing orbs, unexplained shimmers of light, or flashes of color, it means that your guardian angel is near. If you experience this, you should close your eyes, relax, and breathe because your angel is trying to bring you healing, upliftment, and rejuvenation.
Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.
Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries, and beginning to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and links between pollution and public health.
Earth Day 1970 gave voice to that emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns on the front page.
The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes from Harvard as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land. April 22, falling between Spring Break and Final Exams, was selected as the date.
On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.
Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. “It was a gamble,” Gaylord recalled, “but it worked.”
As 1990 approached, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes to organize another big campaign. This time, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It also prompted President Bill Clinton to award Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995)—the highest honor given to civilians in the United States—for his role as Earth Day founder.
Earth Day Today
As the millennium approached, Hayes agreed to spearhead another campaign, this time focused on global warming and a push for clean energy. With 5,000 environmental groups in a record 184 countries reaching out to hundreds of millions of people, Earth Day 2000 combined the big-picture feistiness of the first Earth Day with the international grassroots activism of Earth Day 1990. Earth Day 2000 used the power of the Internet to organize activists, but also featured a drum chain that traveled from village to village in Gabon, Africa. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC for a First Amendment Rally. Earth Day 2000 sent world leaders the loud and clear message that citizens around the world wanted quick and decisive action on global warming and clean energy.
Much like 1970, Earth Day 2010 came at a time of great challenge for the environmental community. Climate change deniers, well-funded oil lobbyists, reticent politicians, a disinterested public, and a divided environmental community all contributed to the narrative—cynicism versus activism. Despite these challenges, Earth Day prevailed and Earth Day Network reestablished Earth Day as a relevant, powerful focal point. Earth Day Network brought 250,000 people to the National Mall for a Climate Rally, launched the world’s largest environmental service project—A Billion Acts of Green®–introduced a global tree planting initiative that has since grown into The Canopy Project, and engaged 22,000 partners in 192 countries in observing Earth Day.
Earth Day had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.
Today, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more chapters—struggles and victories—into the Earth Day book.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. In honor of this milestone, Earth Day Network is launching an ambitious set of goals to shape the future of 21st century environmentalism. Learn more here.
Could this be the biggest reason for overseas Filipino workers not to leave the country?
UAA Kinming, a consortium of Filipino-Chinese developers, will begin this year an extensive reclamation project that will give rise to a utopian mixed-use development off the coast of Manila.
Master-planned to be the Philippine capital’s most progressive integrated central business district, the New Manila Bay – City of Pearl will take up 407 hectares of reclaimed land and connect directly to Roxas Boulevard, a major thoroughfare in the Philippines.
Reclamation works will take four years and begin in August, with an eye toward building the first residential tower in seven years, revealed Nicholas Ho, deputy managing director of Ho & Partners Architects, the Hong Kong-based lead designer of the project.
“None in Asia has this scale of development in such a prime location with such a visionary approach,” said Ho. “There are many townships in Asia but those townships are in the middle of nowhere. This township is extremely prime in terms of its location. This one is right smack in the middle of town, with 360-degree ocean views.”
The development has already gotten “wholehearted” approval from former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. A series of bilateral talks, started between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the latter’s state visit to Beijing in October, seems to have catalysed the project.
“This is the biggest One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project between China and the Philippines,” Ho said. “It’s not just another typical development. It’s a government-to-government-level project.”
Technologically perceptive features will set the development apart from similar placemaking projects in Southeast Asia. “The most inspiring fact for me as a masterplan designer is that the client wanted to create something that no one has done before,” Ho said. “The city is designed to become a self-sustaining smart community where the city itself is run by artificial intelligence. Everything we’ve done on this city is based on one central theme: the smart city concept. We want it to be green, we want it to be self-sustaining, not dependent on anything or anyone else. We want the city itself to have hardware and software so integrated in a way that it can feed back to artificial intelligence to ensure that city operation is always at its optimal level.”
The city will be laid out in two rings and feature a loop road network, with 10-20 percent of the area allotted to open spaces. The inner ring of the city will feature a central park and golf course, while a 10-kilometre waterfront promenade, plus an all-weather park, will gird the outer ring.
Situated 20 minutes from the airport, the community is expected to depend less on car usage, with an advanced driverless railway system promoting walkability. Commuters can take water taxis, among other public transit options, while sailing enthusiasts can berth at a marine yacht club.
The retail component will be a three-kilometre riverfront shopping strip, Ho revealed. “We don’t want the retail to just be a mall. We want the retail to engage with the central park and also the riverside, so that it becomes a thematic integrated entertainment complex.”
The City of Pearl’s retail component will be a riverfront shopping promenade. Image credit: Ho & Partners Architects
New Manila Bay – City of Pearl is the consummation of several years of negotiations between Beijing and Manila, led by UAA Kinming and Estrada, who wanted to create a “world city.”
“This was orchestrated by UAA Kinming about a few years ago,” Ho said. “This project got the blessing from President Xi Jinping and President Duterte last year in Beijing, and we got the go-ahead to proceed to planning.”
With South China Sea remaining a flashpoint between China, and the United States, a longstanding ally to the Philippines, Ho assuaged fears that the area will be militarised and assured that the Philippines will exercise complete autonomy over the project. “There’s no military application for this project. No one’s going to use it as a military port or airstrip or anything like that. This is purely a mixed-use, public–private-partnership development.”
Ho estimated the development would generate around 50,000 jobs from construction to development. “Phase by phase, this project will probably take 20 years. Down the line, it’s going to create a lot of jobs for Filipinos. It’s going to really help boost the middle class.”