By Maria Flynn
Life doesn't mean having to go at it alone. There's a full team of support just waiting for you to ask for guidance. In this article, I'm covering 3 Archangels who I work with most...but truly...every angel and archangel is always available to you.
Archangels want you to ask them for help and they LOVE working on your behalf for your greatest good.
Never fear working with Archangels. Their energy comes from pure Divine love. If you've never worked with Archangels (and you'd like to)...here's a few you'll want to get to know and why. They simply need to hear from you FIRST (through your thoughts or your spoken word) before they intervene:
1. ArchAngel Michael for Protection
The most well known of Archangels and an incredible Archangel of support and protection (especially if you're empathic). Think of Archangel Michael as your "power" angel. He's most well known for protecting your body, your loved ones, and your belongings (your home). You can call on Archangel Michael and ask him to give you signs that he's around. When you call on Archangel Michael ask him to protect you and you may feel a warm beautiful flow of loving energy around your heart. His protection is essential when you must interact with people you're unsure of...Archangel Michael guides you and protects you. Ask Archangel Micheal to be with loved one's who could use some support and courage if they're going through a difficult time or ask him to help protect your home and your community. His color is royal purple, royal blue and gold...and if you're needing an extra boost of courage, ask Archangel Michael and even wear these colors in some way...you'll feel protected and guided.
2. Archangel Raphael for Healing
Most well know for his healing, Archangel Raphael works closely with healing practitioners around the world (including Reiki Healers). Healing with the help of Archangel Raphael isn't only for illnesses...but also "broken hearts" and relationships. He's also regarded as the patron of travelers (keeping travelers safe and healthy before, during and after a journey). Ask for Archangel Raphael's help when you're feeling stressed or ill and you may see emerald green in your mind's eye letting you know he's there. Very often, cures manifest almost instantly...or you'll receive inner guidance about what to do to aid in your healing.
I recall having to pack at the end of a week long trip and we were crunched for time because of our tight schedules. Rushing to get it together, I was suddenly stricken with a debilitating headache. I had to stop and lay down...I had trouble even opening my eyes. I asked Archangel Raphael for help after about 20 minutes of massive pain and stress knowing we had to be out by a certain time. Suddenly, my mind heard "water"... it was clear and concise and it wasn't coming from me. I quickly realized that I had not had enough water due to the hectic schedule of the previous few days and I was dehydrated. After drinking water...my headache dissipated and I was able to get back to packing and get back on the road in time.
Archangel Raphael's color is emerald green. Wearing this color feels healing especially when you're dealing with an illness. Physically wearing the color that represents the Archangel is a subtle way to re-emphasize and remind yourself to not only ask for help but also be open to receive the guidance.
3. Archangel Gabriel for communication
Having trouble expressing yourself? Ask for Archangel Gabriel to help you. He is an excellent guide for messengers like teachers, parents, counselors, speakers, writers, artists and actors. I ask Archangel Gabriel to help me when I have to deliver a difficult message...or explain something clearly to my children. The words to follow after asking for his help with communication flow through you with love and clarity and when you're done communicating, you'll wonder, "where did that come from?" Rest assured, you were assisted by Archangel Gabriel. His color is copper...and if you're drawn to this color or metal, perhaps exploring ways you can communicate your ideas...your gift is something to explore.
Never fear asking for help from Archangels and there's no such thing as asking too much. Archangels are ever present and omnipotent (able to help more than one person at a time). You can ask for yourself and others, daily and even more often than that if you need it.
Practice asking and also practice receiving. Pay attention to the signs around you and the thoughts that seem to "come out of nowhere." Rest assured...the Archangel you requested help from is guiding you. If you're interested in learning more about your angels and archangels, I recommend Doreen Virtue's book, Angels 101. It's an excellent book introducing you to angels—how to communicate, work and heal with them. Lastly, expand the love they have for you by thanking them for the assistance.