For centuries, cultures and religions have been fascinated with the concept of archangels and angels. They are described by a multitude of religious faiths and cited in many spiritual doctrines. All angels are known as “beings of light” because of their awe-inspiring purity and power.
A hierarchy exists within the angel realm. The Archangels are of the highest order, closest to God. The angel you are assigned at birth is an Archangel, however; many different angels work with you throughout your life.
Archangels are here to help us bring goodness, peace, compassion and hope into our lives. They are pure love, and they remind us that in everyone there exists love. As divine helpers, they act by delivering messages or helping us when in need. It has been said that the angel’s purpose is to be there when we face critical junctures in our lives. Archangels guide us through our challenges and help us to navigate a smoother path; however, they do not take on all of our burdens and problems and make them disappear. They guide us toward a certain direction, but ultimately we must choose which direction to take. Listed below are some of the Archangels and their specialties.
Archangel Raphael: In Hebrew, “rapha,” means doctor or healer and the name Raphael means “God Heals,” or “Healing Power of God.” He brings healing to humans and animals — physical, emotional and spiritual. If you are involved in healing work of the mind, body and spirit, you may call on him to assist you. He also can be called upon to assist in making your travel plans go smoothly and protect you and your belongings during your journey.
Archangel Gabriel: The name means “Strength from God.” Gabriel is one of the two highest-ranking Archangels and is known as the “Messenger Angel” and communicator. He helps in all areas of communication and in creative, dramatic and artistic expression. If you possess psychic abilities, it is advisable to ask Gabriel to help you receive clear messages. He also gives strength and guidance to those who are considering bringing a child into their life.
Archangel Ariel: The name means “Lion of God.” Ariel protects and heals the living things in nature — animals, fish, birds, plants and the elements (water, wind, fire, earth). You can call on her for healing your pets. She can also help you feel more grounded and connected to the Earth.
Archangel Zadkiel: The name means “Righteousness of God” and he is considered the Archangel of Mercy. Turn to Zadkiel when you are having difficulty forgiving yourself or others. He can also bring compassion back into your life and help you to move forward. He is a healer of the mind and can keep you from staying stuck in your own disappointments and emotional baggage. He will help you to see things from a perspective of Divine light and give you the strength to let go of abusive relationships. Zadkiel will also open the door to your spiritual development.
Archangel Michael: The name means “He Who Is Like God.” He is the leader of the Archangels and known for his leading the battle against Satan. Michael is the one to turn to if you are need of guidance in the areas of career and life aspirations. You can call on him for protection of your home, property, family and loved ones. He will help you to grow spiritually and emotionally, and give you the courage to make the changes that are necessary to accomplish it.
Archangel Chamuel: The name means “He Who Sees or Seeks God.” He is the angel of peaceful and loving relationships. He is kindhearted and compassionate — an archangel of love who can help bring out sincere and deep feelings within. Chamuel is the one to call on when you are in need of help with your relationships, partnerships and careers. He can teach you to how love yourself and how to have the strength to end any hurtful relationships.
Archangel Uriel: The name means “God is Light.” He takes you out of the darkness and into Divine truth and light and helps you to embrace your inner wisdom. Turn to Uriel when you are confused about what God’s will is for you. If you are feeling stuck and looking for new ideas and creativity, call on Uriel for guidance. He will help you to transform your life and yourself into something greater and more positive. Uriel will also help you in love and protect your relationships from destructive energies.
Turn to the Archangels whenever you are in need of help with a specific problem. They are not limited to assisting one person at a time. They have the ability to assist as many people who might simultaneously call upon them. Do not be worried about using a specific prayer to contact an Archangel for help. When you pray from the heart and ask for guidance, they will hear you.
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