Earth angels

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Earth angels are supposedly people who are angels that are sent to Earth to learn about and guide humans. They are supposedly spirit guides.[note 1]

The concept is totally not a repeat of the concept of indigo children. Doreen Virtue has a website on this.[1]

Any connection to the 1954 hit single by the Penguins is presumably coincidental.[2]

One size fits all[edit]

The Barnum effect is out in full force, as the traits of so-called Earth angels match what a lot of people would say about themselves.

Much like indigo children, the type of people who believe in Earth angels often are or know someone with ADHD/ADD, autism, and/or depression.

It is understandable that someone would rather believe they are a spirit guide rather than someone with ADHD/ADD, autism and/or depression, but that doesn't mean Earth angels exist.

How to tell if you're an Earth angel?[edit]

According to the website[3]

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Not feeling called to do any one thing This is totally not something that a lot of people feel.

Not feeling the need to get married or have childrenThis is totally not something a lot of people feel.

Likely to be bisexual There are a lot of bisexual people. On the bright side, at least this website isn't biphobic.

Feeling a longing to return homeUh… Could be the rather unexceptional feeling of nostalgia, social alienation,Wikipedia's W.svg or, if it's really bad, feeling suicidal.

Being interested in philosophy, alternative methods of healing and the metaphysicalSo people who are gullible enough to believe in alternative medicine? They are clearly great guides for humans!

An Earth angel's life may undergo many radical changes and may move around a lotThis is totally not something a lot of people experience.

Having an intense and deep personalityThis is totally not something a lot of people would describe themselves as.

Seeming wise beyond your years and often carrying a very worldly energyA lot of people would describe themselves this way, but you don't see Earth angels running around a lot do you?

Even strangers tend to vent to you their problems and frustrations and you delight in being able to help themPeople naturally like to vent their problems to anyone willing to listen. Also, people naturally want to help each other. You don't need any mystical New Age woo to explain that.

Being highly intuitive and often foreseeing events before they occur A lot of people are considered highly intuitive, and according to the laws of chance, predicting an event at least once is very likely.

"Spacing out” or having vivid dreams or daydreams, lucid dreaming or astral projectingEveryone spaces out, has vivid dreams/daydreams, and people do get the occasional lucid dream.

Feeling protective of children, nature and other vulnerable beings and also attracting them as wellPeople naturally protect vulnerable beings; ever seen all the stories of people helping children?

Your emotions feel deep and heavy at times and can fluctuate from positive to negative; you have an understanding of both the light and dark emotionsEveryone's emotions fluctuate; this is nothing special!

You try to align yourself with societal expectations but you have a very hard time doing so, or the pursuit of these things can leave you feeling emptyNo one fits in completely. This isn't unique. See social alienation above.

Having an innate understanding of the potential and magic of the UniverseSomeone credulous enough to believe in magic? Clearly, Earth angels are great spirit guides.

According to[4]

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Having many emotional ups and downs, strange physical aches and pains, many losses in the form of friends, jobs, family, finances, and much of anything else.Does this mean the rest of us don't? Everyone has emotional ups and downs, everyone has strange pains and everyone has lost friends, family and jobs at least once! But never mind that, or suspension of disbelief will be really hard.Facepalm.png

Having a serious medical situation in recent years that left you feeling helpless and powerlessWe're pretty sure a lot of people would feel helpless and powerless if they found out that they had a serious medical condition.

Feeling ungrounded and spinning out of control at times but not at other times Everyone feels this at some point.

Having periods of time continually seeing repeating numbers, whether on digital clocks, license plates, or other arenas.Pattern recognition and confirmation bias much?

Having anxiety, panic, or what feels like depressionAnxiety, panic, and depression are not uncommon.

Recently moved to a new geographical locationMoving is extremely common.

It is difficult to be in crowds, large stores, and the like.Relax and stop looking to New Age woo to explain your problems!

Having seen lights, heard voices, had ringing or buzzing in the ears, or felt unusual energy pulsing through the body.GET. OFF. LSD. (or any drugs) Alternatively, get medical treatment.

Continually misspelling words or superimposing sentences and spelling when attempting to write something, even though you may have been a master at grammar and spelling for most of your lifeIf you are a master of spelling and grammar, why are you making so many mistakes? Also, what does this have to do with being an angel?

Having periods waking up at exactly the same time every nightMore pattern recognition and confirmation bias.

Having times in your life where you felt "no sense of place"Everyone has been to a place where they felt they didn't belong.

Continually having short-term memory loss and at times not remembering things that occurred only yesterday or even a moment beforeGo see a doctor instead of believing pseudoscience.

According to[5]

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Being highly sensitiveA lot of people are considered highly sensitive.

Loving alone timeThere are tons of people who love alone time.

Caring deeply for othersEver seen all the people working for charity?

Feeling called to a particular purposeNote this is contradictory to an above statement that Earth angels don't feel called to a particular purpose, suggesting that they pulled the concept of Earth angels out of a trash can.

Having a strong intuitionA lot of people are considered highly intuitive.

Proof that Earth angels actually exist[edit]



  1. Alternatively, they are humans whose souls have ascended to a higher level or something.