Posts Tagged "compassion"

Healing when Love really hurts!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016

AngelInsight_RaphaelHave you ever had a row with your lover, or partner, that has left you feeling weak or sick for days? The kind of argument that echoes in your head so long you don’t know which way to turn?

Very few of us have escaped the pain that a rift within relationships can cause. Of course we may fall out with friends, or family, and experience differences of opinion with work colleagues which can leave us feeling miserable… but the greatest pain and deepest wounds seem to be caused by the bitter arguments and emotional battering we experience within our closest ‘loving’ relationships. Not only from the very serious, such as divorce, but continuing bickering over domestic issues causes problems.

Many lovely people are carrying the scars of a failed or toxic relationship. Sometimes the pain is fresh and raw, but in many cases the rift still hurts after decades. It is so important to be able to heal our emotional wounds before they become too deep.

Evidence shows that the cells within our amazing human body have a memory of their own and will hold the pain in certain areas, particularly the joints or heart and chest area. This weakens us, often to the point of debilitating physical discomfort and chronic ‘dis-ease’.

So how can the angels help us with this human condition?

It could be said that all our guardian angels bring love, compassion, and healing, but when it comes to specific issues it is good to develop a regular communication with one of the great Archangels and learn to attune to the powerful energy carried by these beneficent beings.

Archangel Raphael is known as the great healer. In fact the name means “God has healed” or “the shining one who heals”; rapha in Hebrew means “healer” or ‘doctor”. Raphael helps with all issues of wholeness, healing, vision, and scientific discovery. He also assists with overcoming degeneration, superstition, error and blockages in abundance. Not only does he help in overcoming disease but also healing on a psychological and spiritual level such as with deep emotional wounds caused by personal relationships.

So, if you would like angelic help with this particular issue here are three ways of working with Archangel Raphael for healing your emotional wounds, and also dealing with the overall challenging situation. You can spend as long or as short a time on these exercises as you please. The more you practice them, the greater the effect.

One: Cellular Healing

Call upon the energy of Archangel Raphael, three times. (Three has a significantly powerful mystical property which, when used as a mantra or fiat – a decree or command- magnifies the intention of your prayer or request. It has been used for thousands of years in spiritual rituals.)
Imagine a beautiful green light surrounding you and filling your body with peaceful healing light. Ask the powerful energy of Archangel Raphael to cleanse away any toxic thoughts and memories that are causing you pain. Imagine the green light calming your mind as you breathe it in for a few moments, balancing your energies and repairing your cells. Say this affirmation to your self as often as you like in sets of three: “Every cell in my being works in perfect harmony”.

Two: Forgiveness

Call Archangel Raphael three times and ask that his energy surround you for this exercise. Picture the person, or partner (with whom you have the issue) as happy and well. Now picture in your mind’s eye a whole circle of angels surrounding that person. With Archangel Raphael by your side you enter the circle and stand facing your partner. In this safe and sacred space say to your partner: “I truly forgive you for any pain you have caused me. … And I ask you to forgive me too for any pain I might have also caused you.” Thank Archangel Raphael and the angels of healing for their assistance, knowing that this powerful exercise has already begun to take effect and that it will create the best possible outcome for all concerned.

Three: Compassion

There are three elements to compassion, and these are love, kindness and patience. It is often easier to be loving, kind and patient with someone else but can be very difficult to have these qualities for our self.

Archangel Raphael wants us to heal with compassion, by reminding us how unique, beautiful and loved we really are. Remember that the angels see only the light within us, and the more we treat others and ourselves with tender loving care the brighter we shine. When we have compassion for ourselves, we can also feel the same for even those who hurt us.

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you can see a tiny light forming behind your eyes. Watch as it gets brighter and brighter reminding yourself that this is your inner Divine light. Give this little light your love and admiration, just as you would any other thing of great beauty and value. Now imagine the other person in this situation, with a beautiful light shining from within. Say in your head (or out loud if no-one is listening): “The Divine light within me acknowledges and loves the Divine light within you”. This way you can have compassion for the Divine light within for you and your partner without actually focusing on any negativity within the situation.

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Five Steps To Peace

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013

Today we celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. As he, himself, stressed frequently, the transformation of South Africa from a regime of apartheid to democracy was never the work of one man alone. Yet Mandela was the great catalyst for change. His ‘long walk to freedom’, perseverance, endless compassion and extraordinary charisma, inspired generations of people to seek and fight for change. He was a leader in its purest and most spiritual sense, by fighting not for victory over oppression but for equality and understanding between all sides. He will be remembered alongside Gandhi and Luther King as one of the great peacebuilders of history. And as we approach Christmas and the festive season, let’s take a moment to reflect on the process of peacebuilding.

AngelInsight_Peace2Peacebuilding is a process which has been adopted and widely promoted by the United Nations and other international organisations. “Peacebuilding” is different from “peacemaking” and “peacekeeping” in that it focuses on creating a long-term culture of peace, rather than solving individual conflicts.

Peacebuilding activities aim at building understanding and tolerance between individuals, communities and societies and establishing new structures of cooperation. Activities range from individual acts of kindness, to community initiatives that cross cultural, political and religious boundaries, right the way through to inter-governmental programmes between nations.

There are five steps that we can take to create peace:

Create Inner Peace & Harmony – without ‘inner’ peace within ourselves how can we possibly move towards ‘outer’ peace with others? Creating and maintaining balance and harmony in ourselves and being ‘at peace’ with ourselves is necessary through reflection, contemplation and personal forgiveness and the inner harmony that is achieved will be reflected in the actions we take in dealing with others. Create an affirmation and repeat it often, such as: “When my mind, body and soul are in harmony, I am at one with the Universe,” engaging the help of the angels of peace and harmony.

Communicate & Cooperate – no agreement can ever be achieved unless dialogue takes place. Being able to discuss issues, cooperate with others and move towards understanding is at the foundation of creating peace. Sometimes it can be difficult to enter into dialogue, especially with those who have hurt us, but it is essential to open channels of communication and to keep them open. Create an affirmation for your communication such as: “I connect with the oneness of all creation as I communicate from the heart”Working with the angels will help your communication skills by helping you to deepen your understanding of others.

Respect & Understand Others – as children we are brought up to believe in ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’. But this black and white view of the world does not exist in reality. In every person there are elements of good and bad. To create peace between people, within communities and ultimately between nations, it is necessary to respect the notion that other people can have different views and beliefs from ours and that this is OK. Mutual respect for others is not a sign of failure or capitulation, but rather a willingness to try and see the good in others and understand how they feel. It takes strength and will power to stand back and let go of the need to impose our ‘better’ ways on others. An affirmation might be: “I am at one with all my family, and with all of humanity, who are my brothers and sisters” All of us are part of the vast network of energy that connects humanity to the rest of the universe.

Be Compassionate & Forgiving – to err is to be human, and to forgive people their transgressions is one of the common tenets in every religion and faith. Forgiveness and reconciliation are, perhaps, the hardest part of creating peace, because it requires not only putting the pain and hurt to one side (ideally forgotten permanently) but often there will be the need for you to admit your own failings too. Once again, reconciliation does not mean that you have given up your own ideals, or given in to your opponent’s. It is a process where both parties agree that they will put differences aside and begin afresh the process of peacebuilding. Affirmations for these virtues could be: “I completely forgive myself and others” or “I treat everyone I meet with love and kindness”. By holding on to bitterness we are only harming ourselves as we now know that it is our thoughts that cause disease of the body.

Offer Protection & Justice – for peace to exist people need to feel safe and secure and so if you protect those in your care and offer fair and impartial judgement when there is conflict, you create an environment in which others can begin their own steps towards peace. By conducting your life in a confident manner, shining your inner light as brightly as you, can you automatically empower others to do the same. Affirmation: “I seek justice and fairness in all my dealings with others.” Archangels Zadkiel and Michael will help you with these two issues, call upon them whenever you are faced with an issue of justice and protection. Uriel, remember, will help you to strengthen your ‘back-bone’ and resolve.

These principles can be applied at every level – from creating harmony between individuals in your home or workplace, to peacebuilding across societies and nations. How can you apply these principles into a daily spiritual practice and take positive actions to create greater peace in your life?

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