Introduction to Archangel Raphael
Archangel Raphael, "God Heals," is associated with healing, protection, and travel. Raphael offers deep insights related to the healing of body, mind, and spirit to all who ask. A powerful protector as well, Archangel Raphael can alert you to danger and ward off negative entities.
In both Christianity and Judaism, Archangel Raphael is one of the seven archangels mentioned in the sacred text. In the Book of Tobit, Archangel Raphael helps Tobias with safe travel and healing his father's blindness. As well, Raphael protected the Israelites during their Exodus from Egypt.
In Islam, Archangel Raphael is known as Israfil. Israfil is responsible for blowing the trumpet on the Day of Judgment. He is also said to be the angel who will resurrect the dead.
My personal experience
Archangel Raphael has been one of my guides for as long as I can recall. He has asked me to serve as an ally in bringing his teachings forward, and I have worked with him for all of my Harmonic Healing offerings. I credit Raphael with saving my life. I had long-haul covid and then developed other symptoms. My illness progressively worsened over time, and doctors said that whatever was happening to me was beyond our current science as it had progressed to daily seizures. Still, neurological testing did not show seizure activity. One day, while in the ER, my deceased Dad came to me and said, "Sweetheart, you know that teaching you share about how you need to ask the angels for help because of the rules they abide by regarding free will? Well....Archangel Raphael has been your guide since you were a little girl, but you haven't asked him for help yet." I was beside myself that I had failed to ask for his help before that moment! He immediately made recommendations, and as I began to implement them, I got better and better.
I experience Rafi (I was a little girl when he first started guiding me) as a beautiful green ray of light who sometimes appears as a male angel in green. He often emits aromatherapy as an adjunct to healing. I find him to be loving, encouraging, and incredibly wise.
Archangel Raphael is the patron saint of travelers, the blind, and those seeking healing.
Archangel Raphael often carries a staff, symbolic of his healing power. His staff can be used to heal physical ailments as well as emotional and spiritual wounds. Raphael enjoys teaching those who are serious about cultivating their own healing frequencies. Archangel Raphael often emits a green light, this color ray imparts healing and growth. When he is nearby, you may feel the sweet presence of peace and hope. He is also quite grounding and can often calm nerves straight away. Fish are often associated with Archangel Raphael because they represent healing and abundant life force. Raphael is said to have used a fish's gall to heal Tobit's blindness. The gemstones associated with Raphael are emerald and malachite, used to promote healing, protection, and clarity.
Connecting with Archangel Raphael
Relationships with Archangels and other divine guides need to be fostered to ensure you are receiving accurate information. We all have the ability to tap into direct communion, and just like any other relationship, it requires bringing ourselves present to the exchange. Here are a few ways to begin connecting with Archangel Raphael:
Breathe and Receive: Take a deep, grounding breath and simply call upon him, stating the specific healing you seek or what he can support you with if you are not seeking direct healing. It will take practice to open up to receive from him, but you can be assured that the request begets his awareness and offering.
Pray to him, meditate with him, or simply invite him: Simply speak from your heart and ask for his help.
Use his symbols: You can use Raphael's symbols, such as the staff, green light, fish, or gemstones, to connect with his energy. Keep them around you or wear them as jewelry.
Spend time in ritual: Archangel Raphael enjoys being invited to support your healing rituals. You can request his healing and insights as you do a body scan from head to toe asking your own body to share with you what it needs. Having Raphael present can help amplify your ability to receive messages from your body while also augmenting the healing itself.
Please remember that we often have lessons to learn related to our healing journeys, Archangel Raphael and all of our allies in healing remind me of this often because while they do not wish to see us suffer, they cannot always provide immediate healing due to our willingness to receive, whether or not there is a learning that must be anchored, our relationship with the aspect of us that is in need of healing, and our own journeys.
Channeled 13 August 2023
"Oh my beloveds, I, along with my legion of Angels, am with you. You walk the majestic earth at a time of significant transformation. This transformation can be overwhelming, and decisions made in haste do have consequences, including the health and welfare of all physicality as well as spirit and consciousness. We see material entering into all aspects of form in such a way that it creates a reactive flare in the immune and nervous systems of all living creatures as well as in the primal elements themselves.
The chaos of change need not breed fear or anxiety, all children of the earth are now entering with a light code of resilience to the adverse impacts of the new technologies, and you, as a collective people, have the intelligence and aptitude to navigate the rapidity of change with sound healing protocols and caring decisions. While we know that many are feeling overwhelmed and confused, we also understand at a profound level the capacity of the human spirit to overcome obstacles and to come together in the sharing of ideas and the meeting of needs. It is important to treat yourselves and one another with honor and reverence. Remember that each of you is an aspect of God and that acting in accordance with this fundamental truth will ground you and support you as you make decisions.
We often hear the Goddesses recommend obtaining clarity related to life purpose, relationships, investments - perhaps all things - by recognizing the sacredness in the gift of life and knowing that you are building temples with your awareness and life force energy. Healing yourselves, one another, and this beautiful home that is your planet is an act of redemption for your sacred life. Love into the fullness of your life, and when the world around you is unclear or overwhelming, seek the wellspring of love.
Even in making the most difficult decisions, there are sparks of light to be found. Start there. Do not pressure yourself simply because the external presses upon you. Make choices from a centered place when possible; this will allow you to reflect beyond the spark to what would truly offer joy. During times of despair, reach out your hand to those who can help steady you. Call upon me and your divine guides and then listen (or feel) and trust the inspiration that comes to you. Seek those who walk upon the earth and who can provide you with caring comfort or assistance. Submit prayer requests to friends, family, and acquaintances who are prayerful, or submit requests to faith institutions that offer this. Your channel, whose family of origin is Catholic, submits prayer requests here: https://lourdesprayerrequest.com/. She also tells me that a quick search will bring you to many other offerings.
Let us offer a prayer now."
Prayer for Heart Healing in a time of Chaos or Sorrow
"Holy, holy, holy, One; Eternal and Loving Source of All Creation;
To thee, I pray for freedom from chaos and confidence in my own inner voice.
Humbly, I beseech thee to open my heart to receipt of your loving and merciful wisdom.
I lay before you in want of a mighty wind to lift that which I harbor and perceive as an obstacle to my own clarity.
I lay before you my sacred heart, desirous of your healing grace.
Beloved God, though I may falter, I walk with thee in faith, hope, and love.
To thee, I pray for clarity that comforts my heart and guides my actions.
Holy, holy, holy, One. Mother Father God;
In love, I bow before you, present to the mystery of creation.
In reverence, I kneel before you, present to the circumstance that weighs upon my heart.
I whom you have blessed with life, supplicate for thy divine blessing.