Ruzbeh N. Bharucha
Let it be made clear that Archangels do not belong to any religion. They have come out of God to help, serve and intercede on behalf of mankind and all of Creation. Prophet Zarathustra, who is known as the first Prophet, who was born nearly two thousand five hundred years before Jesus Christ, introduced the concept of Archangels and Angels. According to Zarathustra, there are seven Archangels and thirty three Angels. Judaism talks of mainly three Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Christianity took it from there and mentions the three Archangels and the league of Angels. Islam mainly talks of the three Archangels.
But once again, Archangels and Angels were there long before mankind and shall continue long after we have managed destroying each other.
The role and duty of Archangels and Angels is to help us in our day to day life ,overcoming concerning physical, emotional, mental and spiritual hardships and strife. They wait for us to call on to Them, as that is the law of the Angelic world. One needs to call on to Them and it is only then that can They intercede on our behalf. I am certain this is not because of some major ego issue, but because this is how things have been planned out in the celestial and terrestrial world by our Old Man. Thus, it is important to call out to Them as They wait for the summon and then They work tirelessly to resolve the issue or if there is a Karmic blueprint clause, which prevents the issue from being resolved, then, they ease the blow, give us strength to withstand the storm, heal us and help us to dust our clothes, get back on our feet, and continue to walk the Path.
Though each Archangel has a decisive portfolio (could be Health and Healing, Protection and Strength, Divine Messages and Unlocking Mysteries etc.) it would be inane to assume that for all other problems the Archangel can do nothing much. Each Archangel is Head of a particular department, but as every department is interconnected, one can call out to the Archangel for any and everything. There are legions of Angels working with each Archangel and thus its one big, happy, feathery family. Also, the main priority is clear to Them, to lead one and all, to the Divine Radiance; to be filled with the Divine Radiance; to spread the Divine Radiance; and eventually to merge with the Divine Radiance. Thus, eventually all roads lead to the arms of The Old Man.
Archangel Raphael is known to be The Master Healer or The One That Heals through the Compassion of The Lord. Those who are suffering from ill health of body, heart, mind, spirit and everything connected to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, and call out to Archangel Raphael, have experienced His Healing Grace.
As I have written above, one needs to call out to Him and then leave the process of healing into His capable hands. It is imperative that you call out to Him with faith and then leave the process to Him.
Most people are under the impression that Archangel Raphael is only meant to be called out to when they are ill or their loved ones are not well and that is where one falters. He is not only a glorified doctor for physical ill health, but, ill health of all kinds.
What is disease? The absence of ease is disease. This absence of ease could be got about through physical, emotional, mental or spiritual disharmony. Financial strife could create mental unease and thus even that is an illness that needs to be addressed and our handsome Angel, Raphael can be called out to handle the situation.
Physical illness anyway most often is a bad marriage of emotional, mental, spiritual disharmony. Thus, perfect health means body, mind and soul being in harmony, which is rare in this day and time. Thus, the need to be attuned with Archangel Raphael becomes all the more imperative.
When channeling, I have come across many who have been told by Baba Sai to seek Archangel Raphael’s help to overcome various issues of ill health. Those who have taken to heart Baba Sai’s direction of calling out to Archangel Raphael, have come back, with miraculous stories, which have left doctor’s scratching their head and other unmentionable parts of their anatomy. Cancer, constant headaches, issues of the eyes, abdomen, fertility, depression, anger, addiction and paranoia have either been overcome or kept in reign.
The simplest way of connecting with Archangel Raphael is to call out to Him. First believe that They, The Archangels and Angels, in reality exist, and are waiting to help, guide, nurture and protect. So, you call out to Raphael with the belief and faith that He will come to you along with His league of Angels and Helpers. I would advise always first call out to your Master, The Goddess and then to Archangel Raphael. In my limited experience, the Trinity of Them, work in tandem. Through my research I later on learnt that Archangel Raphael works closely with Mother Mary, The Queen of Angels. So, call out to Them.
Speak to Archangel Raphael regarding the problem. It could be a physical issue; it could be issues of emotion; it could be a mental dilemma; a spiritual problem; but as harmony means a happy union of body, mind and spirit, everything is interconnected, and as He is The Healer of God, The Face of God for all good health, He needs to know what is it that ails you.
Tell Him what is the issue and then leave it to Him to deal with it in a manner He deems fit. Don’t treat Him as a compounder for God’s sake. He is a Master Healer and He knows what is best. If you don’t know what ails you, then be specific. Don’t try and diagnose the problem yourself. Leave the diagnosis to Him.
If you call out to Him in faith, leave the solution to Him, and be calm in accepting His way of handling the situation, I can assure you things will change always for the better.
I remember once I had told Baba Sai that how come when being used as a medium of healing, most serious problems were solved, while some very inane issues never resolved. He had told me very politely, ‘My demented child, illness of any kind, if it has to be experienced, and it is in the Master Karmic Blueprint, will not be resolved, so don’t go about raving and ranting for a solution but rather pray that if the healing can take place, please let the child be healed, but if for whatever reason the child has to go through the process of unease, then give the child strength and wisdom to go through the experience with calmness and positive surrender’.
Later folks came in and told me that though the issue still persisted, they for some reason felt better.
Same way, don’t order Archangel Raphael to solve the issue but rather leave the problem in His capable hands and let Him do what is best for you or for the person you are praying for. He knows best. Lord love a defrosted duck, Raphael is God’s appointed Healer, let Him do what He thinks is best.
It is then that you will see and feel His presence and experience His proficiency.
Archangel Raphael is considered to be the most accessible of all Archangels. He loves His job. You will feel His passion to heal you or the one you pray for and experience Him in all His True Glory. He is known to take His work seriously but is considered to be filled with joy and happiness which He passes on to all those He works with and heals.
He is known to heal all kinds of illnesses and He goes to the root of the issue. If financial strife is the bane of ensuing illnesses, He will work to bring about financial balance, which will automatically reduce the stress which will lead to removal of the ill health. Thus, be it physical, emotional, mental or spiritual issues; call out to Archangel Raphael and let Him do what is best for you and your loved ones.
He also works wonders where addiction is concerned. Very often addiction is a sign of one not being able to face the world or an escape route. Often those who have been abused take to some form of addiction or other. It is an illness of the soul rather than that of the body. Health means harmony, and addiction is disharmony. Scores of people who have grappled with issues of personal addiction or addiction problems faced by their loved ones, have experienced The Mercy and Grace of this Compassionate Archangel, The Healer of God.
Archangel Raphael naturally works with all healers, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, channels, psychics, who call out to Him. He is said to work with those who want to bring about peace, calmness, happiness to this ravaged planet. Environmental issues are close to His heart as the wellbeing of the planet, once again comes under His portfolio. Those who work and pray for peace and wellbeing of all Creation are close to His heart as all are mediums of healing, professional or otherwise, striving for the wellbeing of one and all, and that is something He works towards.
It is important to know that one never heals. One is merely a medium to heal. Only God heals and God does so via one’s Master, The Goddess and Archangel Raphael. Be clear not to get personal or egoistic, as then your energy will be used and it will lead to a burn out. It is important to always remind yourself that you are just a medium and let the healing take place in whatever manner best decided by the Wise Folks up there and you accept their decision and handiwork. Do not get involved in the decision or the process of healing, as if you do, it could lead to your ill health. Ask Archangel Raphael to protect you from negative or dark vibrations clinging to your aura and seeping into your heart, mind and body. This is important. When you are a medium of healing it is imperative that you bloody well stay healthy. Maximum number of suicides takes place in professions where one is working for the wellbeing of society. Healers, channels, psychiatrists and psychologists top the sad list. Let Archangel Raphael decide what is best for the one you pray or work with and ask for His protection and sheath of auric clothing, to protect you from ill health.
Thus, if there is ill health and one calls out to Archangel Raphael, He will be with you and that is truly a comforting thought.
Archangel Raphael makes His presence felt in various ways. Many who pray to Him or seek His help, feel a warm tingling sensation in their body. Some see the colour green, which is associated with Raphael. Your intuition might just peak or speak or you might get a solution in your state of dreams. You might hear Him clearly all of a sudden too. Many folks, all of a sudden meet somebody by chance, who guides them to a solution for the ensuing issue that is causing unease. You might pick up a magazine and your solution might be staring right at you.
Somebody might talk aloud on the next table and you might realise your problem has been addressed and the solution is given. You might see a hoarding and then suddenly realise a way out of your situation. Remember, He has a sense of humour. He might materialize in front of you in Spirit Form, to shock your living daylights and after you pass out with shock and regain consciousness you might be healed or have the answer to your situation-ill health or unease.
The most important thing that Archangel Raphael does, is to empower you to heal yourself. It begins with bringing peace within one’s spirit, which then moves to calmness of the mind, which balms the ruffled heart which then cures the malady of the body. It always begins with the spirit or the aura where the unease is stored.
Very often the illness or unease is something to do with one’s past or one’s past lifetimes. Thus, it is important when one prays or works with Archangel Raphael, one mentions about bringing a calm closure to one’s past, either this lifetime or prior ones. Most of our issues are either Karmic, genetic, or wrong use of Free Will. Tell Archangel Raphael to start off with bringing peace in spirit, heart, mind and body, with all that which is associated with the past. Till there isn’t a closure, rot will always seep into one’s system via the auric body. All Karma is stored in the aura, and thus, it is important that first cleansing takes place of the astral and casual bodies. So ask Archangel Raphael to first cleans and heal the astral and causal body, yours or your loved ones and then cleanse and heal your physical body and heal the situation or the reason for unease.
Don’t put the cart before the horse.
Archangel Raphael is also called upon when one is travelling. He is said to really take care of travelers. Whenever taking off on a journey, call on to Him to make your journey fun, safe and memorable.
Of course, even Archangel Raphael must have realised that making life easy for those travelling in India is something that is way out of His portfolio and dare I say His league. Try to drive a car in our country without some mad man or a normal woman, trying to prove how painfully mortal you are and cut short your disgruntled stay on Planet Earth or better still travelling by local train (where no self-respecting Archangel will travel or even fit in) or better still fly Air India. Archangel Raphael has thrown in His towel in India but usually He works like a charm in other more travel friendly places around the globe.
He is known to be the remover of darkness and the rescuer of mankind from death. Once again, darkness means ill health of some kind. Usually when the soul or mind is ravaged, darkness ensues. When one cannot provide for one’s loved ones, there is the absence of Light. When there is physical suffering or emotional upheaval, there is darkness, thus, call out to Him to fill you and your loved ones with Radiance of The Lord and Master. When one says He is the rescuer of death, it means, He brings the soul to the level of Godhood and thus immortality.
It is important that when you sleep, you call upon your Master, The Mother Energy, and Archangel Raphael. Thus, just before you sleep and begin to snore your head and the roof off, Pray to Them, that They cleanse your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual body from all ill health and unease and They fill you up with Divine Radiance and wellbeing.
Archangel Raphael has the Serpent as His symbol. According to me, The Serpent symbolizes The Kundalini Energy. There cannot be perfect harmony till This Energy, which is like a Celestial Serpent, isn’t awakened, and then doesn’t rise up to the Crown Chakra and then goes beyond to make one realise one’s Godhood. Archangel Raphael helps in raising This Energy and thus freeing the body, heart, mind, aura, vibrations and oneself from the clutches of duality and into the embrace of Oneness.
The colour green is associated with perfect health of body, heart, mind and soul. It is the bridge that connects one from the physical (state of duality) to the Spirit Consciousness (the state of Oneness). Green is the colour that the Sages believe emanates from the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is placed between the lower three Chakras and the top three Chakras; once again signifying a balance between the physical and the spirit and the marrying of both to achieve a state of harmony, and thus, through harmony, progression, Universal Consciousness and then Oneness. Thus, Archangel Raphael symbolizes the middle path, the path to accept one’s physical and to embrace one’s spiritual, and only by merging both together, a human being finds ease and harmony and thus good health.
Call out to Him. He is handsome, strong, with a whacky sense of humour and wants you to be happy, healthy, and filled with vitality. Believe that He walks with you and wants only the best for you and your loved ones.
He is Archangel Raphael, The One known as God Heals and It is God who Heals. Make Him your friend. When down and out, This One will be standing right by your side.
This is a prayer Baba Sai of Shirdi has given through channeling –
I pray to Raphael who The Fakir has brought forth with His breath, to Heal one and all,
To pass His Radiance, Grace, Calmness and Health to one and all,
I seek You Archangel Raphael, first and foremost for the wellbeing of all Creation,
You Israfil, I beseech You to heal first Mother Earth,
She is ravaged and bruised and mutilated,
Heal Her first for She never complains and only gives,
With Your Army of Angels and Spirit Healers, heal our planet who has silently suffered and slowly Her light gets dimmer,
Heal Her first Oh Raphael, You who are The Face of The Only One who Truly Heals.
Then, I pray for the ones who cannot speak for themselves,
The animals, the birds, the life that abounds, mercilessly being trampled by a race so bent on self-extinction,
But first making sure all else becomes cold, void, and extinct,
Heal the mute ones, the meek, the suffering, the voiceless, the innocent.
I pray you to heal then the children; ailing, alone, orphaned, abused, violated, hungry;
See their plight and heal them, You who are known as the Mighty One who is against the very devil,
Heal the children as well as the hearts of those who mirror Satan,
How can health of mankind prevail if our children are battered and abused and slain.
Heal the children oh Raphael, as the innocent are dear to my Allah;
I pray for You to heal the women, young, old, infirm; those abused, those sold, those violated, those mauled;
Heal them, their spirit, their bodies, their heart and their soul,
They are violated, abused, torn by lust and by ignorance and power,
Heal the women, whose tribe have begotten Ram, Christ and Zorast,
Let them not be tortured and humiliated.
I call out to You The Shining One Who Heals to take care of the old and the sick; heal their hearts, mind, body and spirit,
Let Your Band of Angels be by their side and nurse them to health and respect,
Be there oh youthful One, as mortals’ decay and stink.
Come Raphael work on the men, Heal those who toil all day to provide a meal to their lot,
Self-respect lies in the dust due to a destiny not meant to uplift their souls,
Heal the men, make them strong in spirit and soft in heart,
Make their shoulders strong but their eyes tender and tongue calm
Let them control their bodies and heal their anger brewing in their soul
Raphael Heal the spirit world
Let not anybody be earthbound
My ancestors, give them peace, the same way You give peace to the ancestors of Adam and Eve
Let all heal and move towards Raja Ram’s Radiance,
Towards Christ and Mohammad,
As You know all of Us are One.
I pray for my family and friends and myself, Raphael The One who spreads joy and health,
Remove all that which Thou does not approve from heart mind body spirit
All that which stands between us and wellbeing
All that which obstructs us from internal and external peace and harmony
All that prevents us from dropping the veil of duality and embracing Oneness
Give us health and wellbeing of body heart mind and soul
And when the time comes to leave this ragged cloth, stand by me Archangel Raphael along with my Master and present me to The One
Make me and my loved ones whole never to be broken or dual ever again
So be it Raphael The One who works with Mariam Maa.
Ruzbeh N. Bharucha