Posts Tagged "Raphael"

Every Day Is ‘Angel’ Day

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017

AngelInsight-horiz-_0019_AngelInsight_Harmony.jpgIf you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed that I often call upon individual Archangels on specific days of the week.  One of the many attributes that mystics have asscoiated with the angels is that each of the seven Great Archangels has their own day of the week:

  • Sunday is a good day for taking time to focus on personal power, protection and Divine connection through meditation and prayer with Michael.
  • Monday is the day for sharpening perception and gaining wisdom from Jophiel.
  • Work with Chamuel on Tuesday to bring more tolerance and love into your daily life.
  • Gabriel on Wednesday is about direction, organisation, artistic development and clear communication.
  • Work with the powerful energies of healing, creating sacred spaces and deepening your understanding of what’s ‘true’ with Raphael on Thursday
  • Uriel encourages a sense of peace and service to others on Friday.
  • Saturday is a good time to invoke the angels for transformation, joy and freedom with Zadkiel.

Now, of course, angelic energies permeate the universe and surround us constantly. There’s nothing wrong with calling upon them at any time. But by keeping each day special as part of your regular spiritual practice, you’ll focus your attention on those seven important steps in on your continual spiritual growth and development.

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Can Angels Help With Money Worries?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017

monyeworriesPeople often talk about ‘money worries’ when, in fact, what they are missing is a lack of abundance in their lives. There’s a huge difference. Money is a symbol of abundance and prosperity but it’s only a tiny part. As contradictory as it might seem it is only once we adopt an attitude of plenty, and gratitude for it,  that we are able to let go of the fear of having too little in our lives. Interestingly, because money is linked with the sacral chakra (pelvic area where pleasure, deservability, well-being and abundance are anchored in the body) it is also related to feelings of pleasure and sex.  People who have money worries often find they are less able to let go and enjoy other areas of their life too. But once they ‘re-align’ and consider the bigger picture, they realise that money is far less important than they expected. So, rather than requesting financial assistance, try calling on the angels for abundance in all things. You’ll soon find that as your life becomes more complete, your relationships and financial situation will improve, and your money worries will disappear.

CALLING ON ANGELS FOR ABUNDANCE

The energy we are working with here is that of motivation, joy and passion, and so we need to choose a bright orange candle, a piece of cornelian crystal (or tiger’s eye for abundance and prosperity) and call upon your own guardian angel and the angels of the Mother Earth for help with our abundance issues.

(This exercise can be very effective done outdoors, with your crystals in your hands or pocket and lighting the candle on your return.)

Be still and allow yourself to connect with the angelic realms surrounding you by calling upon your guardian angel to stand close, then ask that he/she helps you to do this exercise. In your mind and imagination call out to the Angels of our  Mother Earth and thank them for the magnificent abundance of everything we have in nature. Imagine a feast before your eyes, on a table decorated with multi-coloured fresh flowers. Think of sharing all your favourite foods, laughing with your favourite people, hearing your favourite music, all encircled by benevolent loving angels. Thank the angels for all they provide for you, allowing yourself to feel wonderfully happy, deserving and fulfilled. Imagine dancing round the table dressed in flowing fabrics, with no inhibitions, no restrictions, feeling only total joy and pleasure. This is what the angels desire for you and support you in. Joy is a heavenly gift and all of us are worthy. Ask the angels to help you develop an attitude of being and having enough, knowing that you deserve the life you say you want. Thank them, develop a sense of gratitude for what you already have, and resolve to make this a regular practice.

Archangel Raphael is the angel to connect with for all aspects of the sacral chakra as he is also the angel of water. It’s probably true to say that all of us want to be loved and to give love in a meaningful  fulfilling relationship. In a society of high rates of divorce and separation there are many people ‘out there’ who feel lonely and desperate to find that loving partner.

There are simple spiritual truths that go hand-in-glove with the question of finding that ‘special’ someone. The first is that we can only attract love when we are prepared to open our heart completely to love. This is difficult when we have been badly hurt, and are guarded and closed in case the experience is repeated. The second is that – even though we may not understand why or how it works – our desperation is tangibly held in our aura and we can, if we are not careful, push people away with our neediness to be loved.

So we need  healing first, next  some cleansing of the aura, then thirdly to allow our heart to open to its fullest. The angel to help with all of these three magic tasks is Archangel Raphael.

The best time to do this exercise is early morning. Call Archangel Raphael with the rising sun, to cleanse and to heal any wounds in your heart and aura. To purify your energy with divine unconditional love. As you stand under the shower imagine that the water is cleansing away any negative emotion held in your cells. Then as you dress affirm to yourself as you ask Raphael ‘I am ready to give and receive love without conditions, I attract loving people into my life and am ready to be in a loving fulfilling and mutually rewarding relationship. Raphael I ask you to please bring that person into my life”.

Always remember to finish any exercises, prayers or meditations with trust and gratitude.

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Raphael and Indra’s Net

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016

AngelInsight_RaphaelAs Raphael is said to be the ruling angel of the planet Venus I thought it would be a good idea to choose this Archangel to talk about during the Zodiac sign of Libra. He is closely associated with the energy of universal love and healing, and has become the one angel to whom many of us turn for all levels of healing – from personal to planetary. One of the magnificent seven Archangels of the Presence of God – and well known as one of the four Archangels of the directions who watch over the whole of creation. The most well known symbol of Raphael is a caduceus which is a staff entwined by two snakes, and this is still used as a traditional symbol in medicinal sciences.

Raphael is also closely linked to the science behind all the healing arts and his service to humanity is to lead the medical professions and other healers by radiating his powerful loving light through them.

AngelInsight_GrowthAll names carry a vibration which we human beings need to intellectualise and turn into meaning. If we consider just for a moment what Raphael  means  “God has healed” we can see that the vibration of healing from this wonderful archangel energy is instant. It doesn’t mean God will heal , but God has healed . We ask for healing, we bathe in the energy of the name in our meditation – have faith – and we are made whole. Just like the Biblical miracles where Jesus the Master of healing told people that their faith had healed them. For some of us that is a huge leap isn’t it? Our imperfections and our ailments have become part of our story.To become whole, or healed, needs a completely new script.

Many of us have to contend with physical, emotional or psychological pain at some time in the course of our life. Working with the powerful God-force of this angel can help by attracting and channelling healing energy through our being. Raphael can also bring relief from stress and anxiety. Working on many levels, both physical and psychological he is able to help a persistent pain to lessen or disappear, or enable us to see an emotional problem in a clearer light.

Visualise Raphael’s green light enfolding you. Ask him to grace you with the energies of healing with this affirmation: “Raphael, I am transformed and healed as I recognise my connection with the Divine”.

Linking back to the connection between Raphael and Venus the Planet of Love, here is a lovely meditation for you to try:

“Exercise for Sharing and Attracting Love”

As we know, like attracts like. To bring more of something we need to give it out as much as we can as well as be ready and willing to accept. This Universal Law applies to everything, but especially money, friendship and love. To attract more love into our life or a loving relationship when we feel ready, we must first open our own heart fully, (not close it down in an effort to protect ourselves, no matter how much we feel we have been hurt in the past) and send out bucket loads of love to others.

A lovely exercise I teach for doing this was inspired by an Indian story called ‘Indra’s net’ and all you have to do is to imagine a beautiful sparkling net in the sky. Where ever there is a crossed strand it is knotted with a bright sparking gemstone, just like a fishing net strung with a thousand jewels. This is especially easy on a brightly lit Autumn night when the sky is full of twinkling stars – particularly if you are fortunate enough to be away from a city where there is very little light pollution. Take a seat, or even better lie down on the ground and take some deep breaths, imagining this beautiful spangling net, … imagine throwing it out into the Universe with all your love, from your heart. Now imagine that by all of those shining stars, or gemstones stands a beautiful angel sending out light and love. Now imagine yourself as one of them, beaming your own love and light all over the world. As you shine your love it is reflected back to you by all the others.

Allow yourself to feel that loving energy and then bring yourself back into your own space and reality, drawing in the net towards you along with all the loving energy that you need. The more you ‘cast your net’ of love and sparking energy around you, the more the Universe recognises your readiness to give and receive unconditional love in your own personal life. Enjoy.

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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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Symbols for Change

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015

I have just been asked to write a few words to add to a picture of a Lighthouse for Spirit & Destiny, and it got me thinking about the huge amount of spiritual symbolism around us everywhere.

The Lighthouse sends out a strong, clear beam of light to warn passing ships against hitting rocks in the dark. Our guardian angels work in the same way to keep us safe by sending clear warning signals that connect with our internal radar beaming guidance through light-energy to us. We learn to pay attention to signals such as strong intuitive feelings, sensations in the body, vivid dreams or strange coincidences all to attract our attention.

AngelInsight_Raphael2Signs come to us in all shapes and sizes and when they are unusual it prompts us to reflect a little deeper. For example, last night a good friend called to say that a snake had suddenly rushed out from underneath a tree in his garden. This coincided with several other significant ‘symbols’ he had been noticing and he was asking my opinion of the significance of the snake. For me the snake represents two major things in our life. Firstly the opportunity of change. Just like the seasonal shedding of skin of the snakes it grows we can take the opportunity to peel off the outer layers of ego and personality. Many of our ‘outer’ layers are unreal and not authentic but we have picked them up as learned behaviours. As we become more aware we may decide to clear these non-essential false aspects of who we ‘think’ we are, to reveal more of our true spiritual nature. This then leads on to another very significant symbol of the snake as an element of healing often represented by the Caduseus. This is the staff with intertwining snakes, sometimes shown in art as being held by Archangel Raphael, and used as a symbol in medicine.

In my workshops I sometimes say that when we agree to work with the angels and learn to tune in to our intuitive guidance it is like putting on a ‘miner’s hat’. Once switched on and connected the light shines clearly ahead from our brow, and as long as we follow that light we will be on the right path.

If we don’t follow our intuitive guidance we may find ourselves floundering in dangerous waters. We really must learn to trust … after all we would never ignore a Lighthouse!

If you are interested in symbols, especially those received during meditation, you might like to look at my A-Z guide called Gifts From Your Angels which includes a guided meditation CD – http://www.angellight.co.uk/products/angelbooks.html

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