It occurred to me that one cliché about angels might well be symbolic: that a human would be blinded by divine light if an angel revealed its full glory.
I’m no believer in angels or devils for that matter, although I do believe both exist as potentials in us all. But I’m aware that we are vastly more than we appear to ourselves. As vast as, well, everything. If we lived experiencing our own full glory on a conscious level, how could we function in a world that requires us to appear limited?
Better, for the sake of practically, to understand ourselves as the universe in brief glimpses. But unfortunately, most of us never even get a true glimpse.