Daniel 10:14

"'Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.'" NIV translation

The angel continues by explaining that the vision was about future events. As we shall see, the vision told of the time of persecution at the hands of Antiocus Epiphanes and also the events of the last days.

Daniel 10:15 - 17

"While he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless. Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing before me, 'I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I am helpless. How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.'" NIV translation

Once again, Daniel's reaction was to bow and this time he was touched by the hand of a man. This shows us the position of men in the order of battle. We were created in the image of God but a little lower than the angels. We do not become angels when we die and our dead relatives are not angels watching over us.