Thursday, December 21, 2017

Welcome Archangel Gabriel, Guardian of Winter!

(Fra Filippo Lippi, A Divided Annunciation)

Traditionally Gabriel is the messenger of the Word of God.  All religions honor Gabriel as the most powerful messenger of the Source.  Archangel Gabriel, the governor of the winter season, is also known as the Angel of Revelation, The Bringer of Good News, Judgment and Mercy.  His name means God is my Strength.

During this sacred time of year, the spiritual forces of nature bring an opportunity for healing as well as an expansion of consciousness. This is a time of withdrawal from outer activities, so that we may birth to the light within our own darkness. 

Divine feminine energy play upon the Earth most strongly. December 21st, the Winter Solstice, marks a wonderful time when the celestial hierarchy begin to open the floodgates infusing the earth with radiant angelic power. This magnificent radiation reaches its highest point on midnight of Christmas Eve, and remains, outpouring upon the Earth, for 13 days through January 6, the time of Epiphany. In other mystery traditions, the Epiphany was a time of baptism into new life and initiations. It is a time pregnant with possibilities, like a seed planted, preparing to burst forth.

Time spent in nature on the day of the winter solstice is a powerful way to connect with the Light. During this holy season, the soul may pass through deep, even cathartic experiences, so pay close attention to your dreams for insight. The visions and guidance that come can open the way to what we personally must do to bring more light into our life circumstances.

Archangel Gabriel's role is the guardian of the sacred waters of life. He attends to the linking of the male and female. He assists us so we may give birth to the Holy Child within.  He is the patron saint of small children and he oversees and nourishes the child within each of us. Gabriel guides us to release our wounded inner child with tenderness and love.  His loving hand protects what is natural and pure within us.  He helps to nurture our strengths, and to understand the truth in situations where there is conflict between what we know to be right and what is being represented as truth.  Gabriel helps us to see what is real in every circumstance.  His guiding wisdom brings hope, and lights the way to truth so that we may follow our highest good and greatest joy.

Thank you, Archangel Gabriel.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen