Earlier today, a dear friend who spent much time with Maharishi asked me this and here is my reply:
“That is a good question. I met the Archangel Michael once when I was quite drunk, He enfolded me in His wings – but that is not a reliable technique – ha ha
I can just sense them around me. if you are quiet and feel peaceful and positive, you can sense them as individuals but more light and less substance than humans – radiant. They feel very very sattvic, comforting, finest feeling level. I also associate the color of light blue with the angels, a healing color.
Sometimes I have seen their shapes with wings and all, and other times more of the energy of light, healing and love. I must have a close relationship established by now, because they feel like family when I make a request, so no names used really – more of an ‘excuse me, could you please help me with…?’ and even that is too concrete for the transmission of the desire, done more through focused feelings of the heart and thoughts, than reaching the point of speech. Just like the fullness of the sutras it is all about innocence and attention, without expectation. Always very sattvic.
Once you get to know them, you realize there is an entire world of divine beings – in other words, they are not scarce. Angels are the compassionate instruments of assistance towards our completion and healing, comforting us, and those we love. Their dharma is service, though we must be able to contact them in order to receive such gifts. We do this solely through our purity of consciousness.
Thank you for asking. All blessings to you, Jai Guru Dev”