Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Archangels and Guardian Angels? Doreen Virtue answers this question beautifully in the guidebook that accompanies her
Archangel Oracle deck
when she states, “Archangels are non-denominational angels who oversee the guardian angels. Archangels help us with every area of our lives. They protect us and guide us, bringing about peace on earth, one person at a time.”
Without any time of space restrictions, archangels are able to be with everyone simultaneously who calls on them.
, Virtue continues, “The word angel means “messenger of God.” Angels carry messages between the Creator and the created, like Heavenly postal carriers. As messengers of God, they are pure beings of Divine light who carry prayers and messages between the Creator and the created (us).
Angels love everyone unconditionally and they help everyone who calls upon them, no matter what. They look past the surface and see the Divine within us all. They focus only on our potential, and not on our “faults.” They aren’t judgmental; they only bring love into our lives. You’re safe with the angels, and you can totally trust them.
Those who regularly communicate with their angels report great improvements in their lives. They feel happier, more peaceful and confident, and less afraid of death or the future. They know that they’re not alone, because they have trustworthy guardians watching over them.
All Archangels end with the
. “El” meaning “in God” and the first half of the name meaning what each individual Angel specializes in. Archangels are able to be in many places at one time. You never have to feel that your “problem” isn’t important enough to bother them with. That is what they’re there for, to help you grow.
Here is an overview of the Archangels that are most known by their specialty.
Archangel Ariel ~
Ariel’s name means ‘Lion or lioness of God’ and she reflects these qualities including bravery, courage, focus and elegant movements. Call upon her to boost your confidence and courage. Ariel is involved with healing and protecting nature and that includes the animals, fish and birds, especially the wild ones.
Archangel Azrael ~
Azrael’s name means ‘Whom God helps’ and he helps those who are helpers. Azrael’s role is primarily to cross people over to heaven at the time of physical death. He’s particularly interested in helping counselors who work with the grieving or dying. Ask Azrael to guide your words and actions during counseling sessions, and he’ll help you remain patient and compassionate.
Archangel Chamuel ~
Chamuel’ name means “He who sees God’ or ‘He who seeks God’. Chamuel is a powerful healer leader in the angelic hierarchy known as the ‘Powers’ who protect the world from fearful and lower energies. Call upon Chamuel to guide your thoughts and actions and to bring romance into your life. His ability to see clearly helps us find things, situations and people. He is also renowned for helping people find the career best suited for their purpose and passions.
Archangel Gabriel ~
Gabriel’s name means ‘God is my strength.’ Regardless of your background or beliefs, you have God’s strength pouring through you at all times. Gabriel will assure you that it’s safe for you to be powerful, and protect you in all ways. As
messenger angel, Gabriel loves to help writers and journalists deliver healing messages. She will push you along to get your book done and she helps anyone whose life purpose involves art or communication.
Archangel Haniel ~
Haniel’s name means ‘Glory of God’ Haniel helps us honor our natural cycles, moods and rhythms. She assists us in embracing all aspects of ourselves, including our strengths, setbacks and shadows. Call upon Haniel to help you appreciate yourself. Haniel also helps us enjoy more grace in our lives.
Archangel Jeremiel ~
Jeremiel’s name means ‘Mercy of God’ and when you call upon him, he delivers mercy to you and to everyone involved. Jeremiel guides you and others to act in loving ways. Jeremiel also helps newly-crossed over souls to review their lives. He helps those still living to take an inventory of their life, and to treat themselves with respect and tender loving care in order to be able to make positive adjustments.
Archangel Jophiel ~
Jophiel’s name means ‘Beauty of God’. Jophiel helps us to experience more grace and peace in our lives through slowing down, thinking beautiful thoughts and noticing the beauty that already surrounds us. She asks us to savor and enjoy each moment, rather than to hinge our happiness on some future goal. Call upon her when you feel rushed, stressed or unhappy. She’ll increase your awareness and appreciation of life’s everyday miracles.
Archangel Metatron ~
Metatron is a fiery, energetic angel who has a special place in his heart for children, especially those who are spiritually gifted, and he loves to help adults help these children. He continues to lead children today, both on earth and in heaven. He is one of two archangels who once walked upon the earth as human men. (The other is Sandalphon). Metatron was the prophet and scribe Enoch, who ascended after his exemplary human life. When you call upon Metatron, he motivates you to organize your priorities.
Archangel Michael ~
Michael’s name means ‘He who is like God’ or ‘He who looks like God.’ He emanates the qualities of love, power, strength and unwavering faith. When you call upon Michael, your own similar qualities are enhanced and magnified. Archangel Michael is the angel to call on for physical protection of yourself, your loved ones and your home, vehicle and possessions. As the leader of the Archangels, he is the Angel who can help you have more courage and strength if you are going through any sort of change—the kind you know you must make but are intimidated about.
Archangel Raguel ~
Raguel’s name means ‘Friend of God.’ His chief role in heaven is to oversee all of the other archangels and angels, to ensure that they’re all working together in a harmonious and orderly fashion, according to Divine order and will. He has the power to resolve disputes, and is often referred to as “the Archangel of Justice and Fairness.” If you need help in creating harmony and resolving conflicts, call upon Raguel to come up with a creative resolution in which everyone wins.
Archangel Raphael ~
Raphael’s name means ‘Whom God heals’ and he is known as the healing angel in charge of physical healings for all living beings. Call on Archangel Raphael for any sort of health issue—for yourself, your loved ones, your clients, even your pets. Raphael also helps people who want to heal others. He is Heaven’s physician, and he prescribes preventative and curative medicine in the form of Divine intervention and guidance (intuition, thoughts, dreams) about how we can participate in keeping our bodies healthy. He helps you heal your mind, thoughts, body, and soul.
Archangel Raziel ~
Raziel’s name means ‘secret of God’ because he works so closely with God that he knows all of the secrets of the universe, and how it operates. As the wizard and alchemist of the archangel realm, Raziel helps us understand ideas that defy normal logic. He helps increase our ability to see, hear, know and feel Divine guidance. He expands and challenges everyday thinking in ways that ultimately have healing effects.
Archangel Sandalphon ~
Sandalphon is one of two archangels who were mortal men, and lived such remarkable spiritual lives that they ascended into archangeldom (the other one is Metratron). Sandalphon’s chief role is to carry human prayers to God, so they may be answered. Ask Sandalphon to help you live in integrity, with your spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing and manifestation fully awakened. Sandalphon can help you speak your truth openly, in a way that benefits everyone. He can help your words to be kind and gentle, yet powerful. Call upon Sandalphon when you need help allowing yourself to receive.
Archangel Uriel ~
Uriel’s name means ‘The Light of God.” He’s known for his ability to enlighten our minds with Divine inspiration. Uriel helps to illuminate cloudy situations by lighting your pathway. He usually only lights one step at a time, however, you may not be able to clearly know the outcome of your actions. But you will know what step to take next—all along the way—with Uriel’s help. Anytime you need answers or insights, call upon Uriel. He answers anyone who calls upon him. You’ll know that he has answered when you have repetitive thoughts or ideas that are positive, loving and helpful.
Archangel Zadkiel ~
Zadkiel’s name means ‘Righteousness of God,’ and he helps us to release unforgiveness toward ourselves and others. He is patient, kind and has access to all knowledge. He’s widely known for his ability to help human memory function. Anything you need to know, Zadkiel is glad to teach you. Sometimes he uses the Socractic method of teaching, which means that he’ll lead you so you can learn for yourself. Being observant of patterns in everything you see, hear and think is the best way to benefit from Zadkiel’s teachings.
There is variation by religion of when Archangels originated, how many there are and what their names and “specialties” are. There is also debate over how many actually exist. I chose this topic for this blog to provide hope and comfort, as I do believe all of us have guardian angels who watch over us. Yes,
Archangels and guardian angels don’t care if you a believer or a skeptic, if you are religious or not; they believe in you. They see your inner light, they know your true talents, and they understand that each of us has an important life mission or purpose.
You may not always feel like they are around. We can actually block them from being able to reach us with our fear and negative thoughts, but they are always watching over us, waiting to help. There is never any judgment. They want to help us with every area of our lives but we do need to give them our permission to help us so don’t forget to ask. Ask silently, ask out loud. If you feel silly, so what? After all, who doesn’t want to feel supported, provided and protected?
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