Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Archangel Raphael

And to Raphael, God said, "Heal the earth, and proclaim the healing of the earth."
-1 Enoch

Today my angel card is Archangel Raphael. In the Zohar, Raphael is charged to heal earth and "through him the earth furnishes an abode for man, whom he also heals of maladies." He is also the angel of science and knowledge. Raphael is the keeper and guardian of the most sacred symbol of Christian mysteries, the Holy Grail. He works to awaken the Great Quest, the quest for our true spiritual essence. He works with a group of light beings known as the Malachim.

He is also the overseer of the season of spring. The sun sometimes symbolizes him. He is the angel of brightness, beauty, healing and life. His name means, "God has Healed." Often he is shown with a caduceus staff and his finger pointing upward, a reminder of where all prayer is answered. He helps us to link the heart and mind in the healing process.

One of the best ways to open the energies and rhythms of Spring is by reading or meditating on stories of resurrection and renewal and imagine yourself as the hero/heroine of the story.

Some suggestions in Ted Andrew's book, Nature-Speak:

Biblical events in the death and resurrection of Jesus
Egyptian tale of resurrection of Isis.
Native American tale of White Buffalo Woman
Chinese tails of Kwan Yin
Hassidic tale, "The Healing Tree"
European tale, Snow White and Rose Red
European tale of Rumplestiltskin
Japanese tale, The Ugly Son
Goethe's Faust

Many blessings,


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gateways Into Light

(Virginia Beach sunrise May 10th, 2011)

On Sunday I found this wonderful book, Gateways into Light, by Flower A. Newhouse. As usual, I asked the angels to guide me to the books I needed. There was quite a selection as I was in the library at Association for Research & Enlightenment (A.R.E.) here at Virginia Beach. One of the world's largest repositories for spiritual books with over 65,000 to choose from. Edgar Cayce spoke highly of Flower's clairvoyance in his readings. You may want to check out her website for a list of her inspirational works.

In this particular book on meditation, I came across a powerful invocation that can be used before prayer or meditation:

"Dear Presence of God, we ask that our desires be calmed so that new and inspired ideas may enter our consciousness. We also ask that all reverent meetings taking place throughout the planet at this moment shall be mantled. Let all persons everywhere who need and desire renewal receive it from the Divine Resources of Spirit. Let mental bodies be purified in Thy Presence. We take new heart and find new vision in the glory of the hours before us in this time of at-one-ment. So may it be for everyone, through Thee, Lord Christ, amen."

When I'm feeling tired or out of sorts, I know I need to still my mind. My reception is out of attunement. Taking a few moments to rest in God can make all the difference.

Wishing you a joyful blessed day!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Grow My Way Today

"Don't be afraid of what you do not understand but grow through the darkness of ignorance like a seed cracking open to become a little seedling, struggling to reach ever upward by an invisible force that demands, Grow! Grow! Grow! All the earthly struggles push you up higher and higher. Until one day, you have a tremendous breakthrough. Not only is the world you see different, but you yourself have been transformed into a new creature in Christ. Through many phases you transform, not recognizing yourself as you go from plant to bud to flower. A beauty in God's garden. Enjoy the process--it is consciousness in action. You play a part by deciding. To not move forward with the energy is to stagnate and wither.

Grow My way today. Do not stop to think too much but keep the pace steady in your climb to the Light. Delay serves no purpose but to keep you in the darkness an hour longer. You, with your free will, decide but know that when you do, it is always a choice between darkness and Light. Peace be with you, holy Child of God."

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Morning Orbs

Yesterday the morning mist added to the magnificence of the sunrise. Our universe is teeming with energy. The world is more than we can perceive with our physical eyes.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.