Creation is the keynote of this beautiful resurrection season. Like a seed pushing out of the earth, spring is a time for our creative powers to be expressed for a brand new beginning. Thoughts are things. It seems no sooner do we have a thought, then it manifests. It's fun and a little scary at the same time. More than ever, we cannot afford the luxury of a single negative thought.
Today marks the Spring Solstice and Archangel Raphael is the governor of the season. The name Raphael means 'Divine Healer' or 'God Heals'. This powerful Archangel is responsible for healing the earth and its people. He can help us seek the gift of healing and shows us ways to heal ourselves in nature and through universal divine energy.
The winter season, under the leadership of Archangel Gabriel brought feminine energy to the earth through the water element. Now the fire element, the masculine energy is most active. The keynote is resurrection, witnessed in nature, as dormant life reaches from darkness upward into the healing light of new beginnings.Raphael means "God has Healed." He is the Angel of brightness, beauty, healing and life. The sun, or the returning sun, sometimes symbolize him. He instructs the art of healing, especially through the elements of Nature, and thus the caduceus is often his symbol. In the healing, he helps us to link our heart and our mind. The Book of Tobias in the Old Testament tells how Raphael healed Tobias' father of blindness with an ointment made from a large fish.
Call on Archangel Raphael to bring radiant healing to dissolve any blockages that may be holding you back from a wonderful new beginning. Then watch what you say and think. Speak only positive life-affirming words over your life. Get ready to bloom!
Happy Spring Solstice!
Love and joyful blessings,
(Artwork: The Angel Oracle by Ambika Wauters)