by Kelly Mahieu
Do you believe in angels? Many people do believe in angels, visualizing them peacefully resting on clouds or floating around in the heavens somewhere. It’s easy to forget that angels are actually but a mere request away, ready and willing to jump in and help us with just a moment’s notice. They want to be of assistance to us, but they will not come barging in unannounced. It’s just not their style. We have to ask them. You might be wondering how you should ask for their help, or which Angel you should even ask to help you (there’s a lot of options!). Here I’ll give you the basic 411 on angels, how to welcome them into your life, and who you might want to reach out to depending on your needs or issues.
Calling Angels: There’s no right or wrong way to ask an angel to help you. You can literally say the words “please help me,” and your guardian angels (yes, you have more than one!) will be at your service in an instant. In addition to speaking the words with your voice, you can also just think the words. Angels can read your thoughts, and a thought that’s intended just for them will undoubtedly be heard. This is a great way to call on them when you are numbed by fear or anxiety. If you’re unable to speak the words aloud, don’t worry. Your angels will hear your thoughts and act on them without hesitation. Some people like to write letters to their angels. This is another excellent way to ask them to assist you. Write them a thoughtful letter, taking care to be clear with your words. Tell your angels what you are struggling with, what you need, or what you wish to bring into your life. When you’re finished writing your letter, take it to a place where you can safely burn it. Your written words will travel to your special angels via the smoke and ashes – and they will be received.
Chat with Your Angels: While angels expect absolutely nothing from you, they surely appreciate some regular dialogue with you! When you find some quiet time alone, talk to your angels. Talk to them like you would with your Earthly friends. Angels love to hear your thoughts, desires, and concerns. Share your worries and anxieties with them and ask that those be lifted from you. Just getting them out will lighten your load, and angels are excellent listeners! Take some time, too, to listen back. Angels will reply back to you by way of symbols, signs, animals, other humans, or you may even hear their voices in return. Hectic schedules and busy lives are distracting. We are often so busy go-go-going that we miss some of these replies or signs. Don’t forget to pay closer attention to small details. A small object on the ground, a sign on the side of the road, or a beautiful encounter in nature might be communications from your angelic guides.
The Angel Directory: Who should you call in a moment’s notice? Any of your guardian angels or the Archangels can and will help you! Your guardian angels are able to help you with all sorts of things: protection, finding lost items, making an important decision, alleviating fear and worry – you name it. But if you have a specific concern or issue you’d like help with, you might want to call on an Archangel. Archangels are heavenly experts with their own specialties. Below is a “directory” of Archangels. You can call any of them at any time – they are always available to you.
Ariel: Typically depicted as a female, Ariel’s expertise are in the areas of nature and animals. For environmental concerns, animal welfare, or anything that deals with nature, call on this archangel. If you have pets at home, ask her to watch over them and protect them. Ariel is also helpful when your pets are sick or in need of medical care. She always wants to extend a helping hand to environmentalists, veterinarians, and anyone who works with nature or animals.
Azrael: This Archangel is a great one to call on if you are coping with grief or loss of some kind. Azrael guides those who are crossing from this life to the next, and he also comforts and counsels those who are left behind. If you’ve lost a loved one (pets included), ask Azrael for some heart healing. Azrael is a wonderful angelic guide to call on if you provide care for elderly patients or if you are a Hospice worker. Those who lovingly care for people who are close to transitioning are special people indeed – Azrael always wants to assist them in providing a loving, comfortable, and dignified passage.
Chamuel: This lovely Archangel is one of peace. During times of turbulence inflicted by war, politics, or anything of the sort – Chamuel can be called upon to promote feelings of peace and goodwill towards others. In addition, Chamuel can help you locate lost objects! Pick up a pendulum and ask Chamuel to help you find something important that you’ve misplaced!
Gabriel: Archangel Gabriel adores children and those who are trusted to watch over them. If you are a parent, teacher, or caretaker of children, ask Gabriel to help you be the best caretaker you can be. If you’re worried about your kids or issues they are struggling with, this Archangel can guide, help, and protect them. Gabriel can also be of great assistance to writers, actors, and artists. Need some divine inspiration? Give Gabriel a call!
Jophiel: Jophiel sees beauty in all things. Could you be kinder to yourself? Are you your own best friend? If not, ask Jophiel to help. Self-love is her specialty, and she can help you love and care for yourself the way you love and care for others. Would you like to beautify your environment but don’t know where to start? Ask this Archangel to inspire you be it at home or at work. She can inspire some beautiful changes in your home or office as she is a divine interior designer! She’s also an excellent Archangel to call on if you’re struggling with negativity. She can help you transform negative situations and thoughts into positive ones.
Metatron: Once human, Metatron is a very popular Archangel who is known for helping children…especially Indigo and Crystal children. Children who are very sensitive to the world around them can really benefit from Metatron’s presence. And while angels of any sort don’t ever interfere with free will, you can ask Metatron to assist those who cannot ask for themselves. Oftentimes children fall into this category. He will provide a feeling of security, and is very comforting for children and adults alike. This Archangel is also a magnificent teacher. If you are studying something of a metaphysical or spiritual nature, Metatron can help you progress quickly through your studies.
Michael: Michael is a loving but fierce protector! You can call on him for absolutely anything and he will be there, but he is especially known for providing immediate protection in any situation. Whether you need energetic protection, physical protection, or emotional protection – he’s your guy. When you feel afraid or worried for any reason, call on Michael. Midwest winters can make for some hazardous driving conditions, especially around the holidays – ask Michael to protect you and your family during your travels.
Raphael: This Archangel of healing is the perfect one to reach out to if you or your loved ones have health issues or injuries. Ask for Raphael’s healing touch, and for guidance in seeking appropriate healing modalities or health practitioners. He is a miraculous healer and always at your service when a health concern arises. If you are a healer of any kind, it’s nice to have the comfort and guidance of Raphael while you work to heal others.
Raguel: Need some guidance or healing when it comes to relationships? Ask Raguel to intervene. Raguel is the Archangel of harmony, and he can help you find healthy relationships, mend relationships, or assist you in letting go when a friendship or relationship no longer serves the highest good of the individuals involved. This Archangel can also help you create a harmonious atmosphere at home. Say “hello” to Raguel and “goodbye” to arguing, sibling rivalry, and tension in the home.
Uriel: If you could use some guidance when it comes to communication (especially at work!), call on Archangel Uriel. Group projects, presentations, and important meetings are this Archangel’s specialties. When you ask Uriel for guidance and wisdom, you’ll find that the answers will just start coming to you. Divine inspiration at its best.
This directory is far from complete, but it’s a good start if you’re just slightly curious about the angelic kingdom. There are other helpful Archangels that aren’t mentioned here, and I would definitely recommend getting to know more about them if you’re interested in working with angels.
During the holidays especially, the presence of angels can be so helpful. Traveling, lots of relatives, excited kids, missing someone special, and crazy shopping can bring about a mixture of joy, stress, and sometimes even sadness. Call on the angels to bring you comfort, happiness, safety, and good health during your holiday season!