Over ten years ago I took my first Reiki class and it was here that I discovered the angels and ascended masters. My teacher shared with us that we could empower our Reiki sessions by calling on these enlightened beings to assist in the healing for ourselves or others. I remember feeling uncomfortable about this. Who were these beings I was calling on? Prayer was not foreign to me as I had always believed in a God or a Higher power; having a strong spiritual connection and using prayer for myself --but calling on angels, this was new to me! My Reiki Master Teacher suggested asking Archangel Michael for protection and Archangel Raphael to help with healing. I left the class feeling wonderful with my new found ability to channel this life force energy called Reiki, but angels, I was not so sure about. I had to do some research for myself first! This led me to the work of Doreen Virtue and her book called Healing with the Angels.
At this particular time in my life I had had a falling out with a family member that I loved very much, but I did not know how to heal our relationship. In Healing with the Angels, Virtue gives you healing prayers that you can read, and so I did. Here is the prayer that I read with the intention of sending unconditional love to the situation. "Dear God, I know that my family member and I both have guardian angels. I ask that these guardian angels help us to heal our issues and misunderstandings. Please help us release any anger and unforgiveness. I ask that all effects of our mistakes be lifted and forgotten by everyone involved. Please help me release any judgement I may be carrying towards myself or others. I ask that our guardian angels clearly give us Your direction, knowing that Your will for us is peace. Thank you."
One week after reading this prayer I received an email from this person, apologizing for something that had happened between us. It had been nearly one year since we had spoken. At that moment, I was a believer in angels. Even as I am writing this blog I can feel their lovely, gentle energy surrounding me, and supporting me as I share this experience. A few minutes ago when I went to open the 685 page book with this prayer in it (I have the version called The Essential Doreen Virtue Collection), I literally opened it to the page with the prayer written above. I asked for their help in writing this before beginning...
Angels are spiritual beings that exist at a higher frequency. Virtue says that they are "beings of light who respond to our calls for guidance, assistance, protection and comfort. God's thoughts of love create angels. The angels are here to help us, especially when our intent is to bring joy and healing to the world." We can ask the angels to help us with anything, and we do not need to use any type of formal prayers. All we have to do is think about them and ask for their assistance. However because of the "law of free will" they can only help us if we ask them to! Everyday I connect with my "guides and angels" and ask them for guidance in my day-to-day life; any challenges that I am going through or just for assistance and love and support. They are like a best friend that is always there for us unconditionally, no questions asked. They love us for who we are, and want to see us succeed and to create the life of our dreams.
I am being guided to share another prayer from this same book, Healing with the Angels. This prayer can help with creating financial abundance: "Dearest God, I know that You are the source of all my good and that You provide for me in all ways. Please help me release the fears that block me from receiving Your gifts. Please help me feel the emotions of peace, gratitude, and financial security and to know that I am Your child upon whom You bestow great blessings. I now stay open to Divine guidance, which perfectly leads me to situations, people, and opportunities that are part of Your plan for my financial peace. I now see and feel myself and everyone else as completely financially secure, and my heart overflows with gratitude and joy at the abundant universe that You created. Thank You, and amen."
You can of course create your own prayer, but if prayer is new to you, sometimes it helps to read one that is already written for you. I recommend Healing with the Angels as a wonderful introduction to both prayer and the angels. When I do my prayers, whether I am reading one or composing my own, I find that it is important to connect with my heart, and feel and visualize that my prayer has already been answered.
Our prayers are always heard and answered by our angels. However, we can slow down the prayers or manifestations through our own negative thoughts. Often we ask for something, but then because we don't actually believe that we deserve it, we either slow down the process or stop it directly. I have found that releasing my prayers to the Universe is important. "Let go and let God." Ask your angels for help, protection, healing, support or whatever you desire. Then get out of the way of the process and allow yourself to receive all of the good that you deserve!
I also use Doreen Virtue's oracle cards to help me to connect with my angels. I meditate with them, and then say a prayer asking for guidance or healing in a situation. I then shuffle and pull a card. The images are beautiful, and the messages are always what I needed to hear! For this post I asked the angels what it is that we all needed to know most at this time. The card I pulled is below.
The angels are sharing with us that "joy is the highest energy of all". That it is when we are in the state of joy that we are at our best. This high vibrational energy is what we need to aspire to feel every day. What are you passionate about? What brings you joy? Allow yourself to follow your passion as this will help you to connect to the energy of joy.
Allowing ourselves to feel joy, is what guides us to living a soul-inspired life.
Cards: Daily Guidance from Your Angels. By Doreen Virtue
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