21 The Archangel Raphael – Reversed

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Raphael is seen walking with a staff or caduceus entwined with a snake, symbolizing healing. He carries a water gourd and in front of him leaps the curative fish. He is often shown with his right forefinger pointing up towards Heaven in a gesture of reassurance and hope, reminding us where true healing comes from.

The Archangel Raphael

Belonging to the REALM: Heaven of Form , The Archangel Raphael is in the group known as Archangels.
ANGELIC FUNCTION: Angel of healing through joy
GIFTS FOR THE EARTH: He can help us to seek the gift of healing; he shows us ways to heal ourselves; he helps us find the healing in nature and universal energy

Raphael is responsible for healing the earth and its inhabitants. He is credited with healing Abraham after he was circumcised and is the angel who handed Moses a book of all the herbs which exist to heal maladies. The Book of Tobias in the Old Testament relates how Raphael healed Tobias’s father of blindness with an ointment made from the burned gall-bladder of a large fish. Raphael is variously known as the Overseer of the Evening Winds, Guardian of the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, Angel of Repentance, Prayer, Love, Joy and Light. He is the Angel of Healing, Science and Knowledge. He is also called the Angel of Providence who watches over all humanity.

His name means ‘Divine Healer’ or ‘God Heals’. Raphael is the spiritual source behind all cures, and as a messenger of Divine Providence he brings healing to all who seek wholeness. He stands for the definitive, essential cure to all ills, which is the return to the Source. Raphael assists us to heal our bodies, minds and hearts. He helps us to achieve health and wholeness. He offers to help all who suffer and need healing, and whenever possible alleviates pain. When we open our hearts to healing, Raphael guides us to the healers, therapists and counsellors who do their best to help us. As we take more responsibility for our own healing he encourages the healer within each of us who knows what is best for our health and vitality.

He can help us to see the healing lessons in illness and to understand what suffering can teach us about ourselves. When we choose a healthy path his spirit guides us to attain maximum health.

As we transform our wounded minds and hearts we come close to touching Raphael’s wings and gaining access to his Divine gifts. He is always available to guide us to wholeness and harmony. We need only wish it for ourselves.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Angel Insights
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Angel Insights : We’ve already talked about some of the angels you will get messages from: helper angels, archangels, and guardian angels. Again, you can hone in with practice and time and learn to distinguish one angel from another, although it’s not necessary to do so. The important thing is the message, not which angel is giving it. I realize I am partial to angels, but I feel most of the intuitive guidance I get comes from angels. This actually makes sense as angels are the messengers of Spirit. Taking our messages up to Spirit and bringing messages back down from heaven is simply one of the things angels do best. Also our guardian angels are devoted to us in a way that other spirits may not be. You should feel comfortable calling on ascended masters such as Jesus and Buddha; you can actually access their energy any time and their spirits are able to be all places at once. But as you know, guiding you is not their entire purpose. However, your guardian angels are always nearby and you are their top priority. Also I don’t think spirit guides can jump in and intervene in the dramatic ways an angel can (like saving you from a fire, performing a miracle healing, etc.).

Angel Books

Elements of the Psychic World: Incorruptibility is by no means confined to saints. After his death the body of yoga teacher Paramahansa Yogananda was said to manifest a phenomenal ‘state of immutability’. The story below, reported in the 4 August 1952 edition of Time, appeared in Self-Realization magazine (Los Angeles) in the May 1952 issue.

Angel Insights : Archangel Raphael, meaning ‘God heals,’ is an expert at healing emotional, physical, and spiritual illnesses. Raphael is the patron of all professional healers, and helps guide the hearts, hands, and minds of naturopaths, surgeons, pharmacists, nutritionists, energy workers, and therapists in their practices. Raphael is also present whenever we offer healing words, love, and care to family or friends. And if we’re the ones who are sick, Raphael will send us dreams and intuitive insights about which doctors and supplements and healing modalities can best help us.

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Angel Insights : There is an angel for every time and purpose under heaven. Angels who watch over you from birth until you return to Spirit, angels who help you heal, angels who are teachers, even angels who can assist you in marketing a product! We’ll learn about many of them in this section. But remember, there are always angels uniquely qualified to help you with even the most specific, esoteric tasks. The angel realm is asking me to assure you that there are angels equipped for the digital age, who can aid you with modern problems or anything new you are trying to invent. The angels tell me they are ‘light-years’ ahead of us regarding these matters. All you have to do is request their help.