From the moment we take our first breath, the spirit of love, in the form of guardian angels, surrounds and fills us with presence, peace and Love. Always attending, ever present, appointed by the divine angels journey alongside us through life.
In addition to our own personal angels, who cannot leave us, we have open and free access to another level of support from on High: the Archangels. Palpable in intensity, strong in presence, and clear in communications with us, the Archangels stand ever-ready to serve us and remind us of Truth: that we are beings of light created to shine.
In this article, I would like to introduce you to four of the Archangels, discuss a few of their attributes, and encourage you to connect with them in the upcoming days. Archangels love all, serve all, and know all there is to know: Love.
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Archangel Michael stands as the most commonly recognized among the angels. Honored in Judaic, Christian, and the Islamic religions, he is sometimes referred to as the Captain of the Archangels. The name Michael means, “Who is Like God,” and this archangel is best known for assisting humans in overcoming fear. With firey intensity, he shines Love’s light, allowing us to see past fears that occupy our mind. Boldly and uncompromisingly, he reminds us to live in faith and to speak our truth. Michael evokes from within our heart inner power, trust in our connection to Source, and an unshakable knowing that all is well.
Connecting with Archangel Michael takes only an open heart and a loving, clear intention. The color associated with Archangel Michael is royal blue or electric purple, and the element that symbolizes his essence is fire. The stone connected with Michael is sugalite, and he is the patron saint of rescue workers.
In addition to assisting us in overcoming fear, Archangel Michael can help us clearly focus on the task at hand, guide is in removing distractions or obstacles from our path, give us inspiration as to the priorities in life, and help us find the inner strength to activate our divine mission and manifest our life’s work. Exciting and empowering, Archangel Michael calls us to believe.
Here is a prayer you can say to open your heart and mind to Michael:
“Dear Michael, I thank you for your presence now and always as you faithfully remind me that only Love is real. I graciously and enthusiastically receive now clarity in all areas of my life, strength to act in my own best good, and faith to move forward free from fear. I trust that you are here and I know that I am loved! And so it is!”
Archangel Uriel’s beautiful presence can be easily accessed for personal growth and healing. Uriel’s name means, “Fire of God,” and he assists us with cultivating compassion, practicing forgiveness, and understanding and releasing emotional blockages by inspiring us to realign our thoughts with the truth of our spirit’s wisdom.
Emotions provide insight into our conscious and unconscious beliefs. When an emotion seems unsupportive, Archangel Uriel reveals the thought patterns that have brought about our feelings. By changing thoughts, we change our experiences; Archangel Uriel helps us think big, think Love.
Uriel can also guide us to see the light in those around us. Too often we become distracted by unwanted actions of another, losing sight of the light found within all. Uriel reminds us that the light of God, the Fire of God, is contained within each being here. Uriel teaches that only Love is real.
Additionally, Archangel Uriel oversees Earth’s weather conditions. If you have an outdoor event planned, ask Uriel to wave the clouds away.
The colors associated with Uriel are gold, orange, and deep red. If you can picture a camp fire, you can see Uriel’s light. He connects with the Earth element and is associated with the stone amber or topaz.
Here is a prayer and affirmative statement to assist you in connecting with Archangel Uriel:
“Thank you Archangel Uriel for your gentle guidance and steadfast support as I learn to let go of doubt and live a life inspired by Love. I now desire and accept the ability to see Love in all things, in every being, and in me. I am at peace, knowing that Heaven awaits within. I am at peace, knowing that all is well.”
Archangel Raphael, whose name means, “God Heals,” is the true Dr. Love. His color is green, and he helps us remember perfect health, find the tools and techniques to release our dis-ease, cultivate a self care routine that keeps up in optimal balance and inspires us to see with our spiritual eyes. The stone that resonates with Raphael’s essence is emerald or malachite, and he is typically connected to the element of air.
In times of sickness or distress, call Archangel Raphael to guide you toward loving and supportive healers. Raphael will inspire you to eat food that is sustaining, to engage in physical activities that are energizing, and to balance wisely your rest and working life. If you struggle with insomnia, Archangel Raphael will assist you in getting to sleep and staying asleep. If you are a healer or health care provider, Raphael will lovingly and powerfully assist you in your work and will guide you in keeping your personal energy clear. When times of darkness loom, ask Archangel Raphael to show you how to give Love, how to receive Love, and how to feel Love. He inspires us to see the bright side of life: our divine light.
Archangel Raphael is frequently depicted working alongside Mother Mary, as both are devoted to easing human suffering. Additionally, he has a special affinity for animals and can help us in working with our pets.
Here is a prayer to connect with Archangel Raphael:
“Recognizing that my spirit is perfect, I thank you Raphael for assisting me right now in actively choosing, through thoughts and actions, to remember my true nature. I accept healing in my life now! And so it is.”
Archangel Gabriel inspires! Gabriel, whose name means, “God in my Strength,” guides in aligning heart and mind with our co creative power with Source. We have at our disposal anything and everything we desire, yet often we succumb to perceived limits. Gabriel works to free us from self judgments, to open us to our spirit’s unique essence, and to communicate our personal and divine vision. We are co-authors with God in our life’s story: Gabriel acts as a creative coach and an agent for Love.
Gabriel is usually depicted in a copper light, is connected to the stone citrine, and is symbolized by the water element. Gabriel assists with conception and child bearing, parenting, the arts, writing and communication. Gabriel can also guide us to understand our true desires and motivations.
Here is an affirmative statement to guide you in connecting with Archangel Gabriel’s amazing presence:
“I accept that I can create, recognize, and receive love abundantly in my life. I am open to your love, Archangel Gabriel, and to seeing new and exciting ways to express my spirit and receive great good. I am blessed.”
Take time today for your spirit. Take time for angels.
by Steffany Barton of Angel's Insight, Sponsor of Intuition & Symbols on AllThingsHealing.com