“The Journey to God is merely the reawakening of the knowledge of where you are always, and what you are forever.” A Course in Miracles
“You don’t need a formal invocation to call the Angels to your side, simply think, Angels, please surround me, and they are there.” Doreen Virtue
Today I am going to focus on one of my guardian angels, Archangel Raziel (I have written blogs on my other two guardian angels, Michael & Jeremiel). Archangel Raziel, like my other guardian angels, and yours, has been with me since before I incarnated and will be with me when, and as, I cross over. Raziel is sometimes described as being like a Divine magician and a Yoga guru combined. He is very powerful, so, when you work with him remember to ask that any changes or help he gives you not only be for your Highest Good but also that they occur gently and comfortably for you.
Although I will come back to my focus on Raziel I want to continue to educate you about angels in general, as that is part of my purpose. And also what I love to do most. It is also important work because I do find that while over eighty percent of North Americans believe in angels – there are still a lot of misunderstandings about them. Specifically, some folks think that we human beings are angels once we cross over to Heaven. Not so. Angels are not human beings. When we cross over we may become spirit guides (that is the job description that I am planning for now; however, my own spirit guide Jo Jo teases me to be careful what I wish for!). However, angels have never had to live lives because they do not have lessons to learn that we do. The only known exceptions to this rule are Archangels Metatron (formerly the prophet Enoch) and Sandolphon (formerly the prophet Elijah) both of whom ascended into archangeldom.
Another thing to become very clear about is that there is no such thing as evil angels. That would be an oxymoron as angels are Beings of God’s pure Light. (Sorry Hollywood!) The word angel means “messenger of God” and angels are the deliverers of Heaven’s love and guidance. However, we know that there are religious texts that warn us to be careful of “evil angels” (obviously false projections from our human shadow side). Contrary then to the belief of some – there are no dark angels – just dark human beings or dark entities. Angels are an outpouring of Source’s/God’s unconditional Love. Some angels, such as the Thrones, carry swords – but this is only so they are able to cut through darkness and negativity.
There are generally regarded to be between 9-10 phyla of angels depending on with whom you speak and how they are designating them and/or combining the categories: Angels, Archangels, Cherubim, Seraphim, Powers, Carrions, Virtues, Dominions, Thrones & Principalities. The angels that are most familiar to us as they work most frequently with us are the angels and archangels. These I work with on a daily basis. Most of you also likely know the Cherubim and Seraphim as they are the “music” angels and were created to sing. The Powers have healing as their primary emphasis and unlike the angels and archangels do not use wands/orbs or scepters for healing aids but rather their wings. The Carrions carry away dark entities in a strong but loving manner and the Virtues help us prepare our blueprints of our Earthly lives before we incarnate. The Dominions oversee with regard to our Akashic record. The 9th and 10th phyla, the Thrones and the Principalities are considered to be the highest and most elevated of the angels – with the highest powers.
Do we need to know which specific angel or phylum to call upon? No. You can just say, “Angels please help NOW” and they are by your side. However, each angel and phylum have a special purpose and therefore knowing whom to call (which of course is part of my own work) whether it is for messages, healing, protection etc. makes everything easier. We also feel comforted knowing. For example, we would call a plumber to fix our plumbing. Not a painter. By the way, the angels do not wish us to worship them. All glory goes to Source/God. Nevertheless, a simple heartfelt “thank you” is much appreciated. Angels are pure beings of light and helping us brings them extreme joy!
So, now we bring our focus to Archangel Raziel, pronounced RAH-zee-el and meaning “secrets of God.” Raziel’s aura is rainbow-coloured and when he attends one of my healing sessions – I see a rainbow near me. Traditionally speaking Raziel is an archangel within the teachings of Jewish mysticism (of the Kabbalah of Judaism) and is the ” Keeper of Secrets” and the “Angel of Mysteries.” He is associated with the sephirah Chokhmah (the second of ten) in Beri’ah, one of the four Worlds of Kabbalistic theory. Keeper of the supreme knowledge of the soul. To say that Raziel is an extremely powerful angel is a gross understatement. It is up to Raziel to bestow secrets to mortals, but, they must also prove themselves worthy and responsible it is said.
I will now use an example of a client that I worked with eleven years ago seeking to know/confirm that there is a Creator who knows ALL. I will call this client Grant (not his name). This client was experiencing a crisis of faith. He had been raised in the Catholic church and therefore was very frightened and fearful of God. He was not raised knowing about a loving God but rather a vengeful God. When I tuned into Grant I realized immediately that what he had come to me for was proof of the existence of God. I knew that in order to confirm this for him – I would need a ‘secret’ that would let him know that it was only God, through the angels, that could have given me such a secret – so – I asked (telepathically of course) Archangel Raziel if it was approved by God and for Grant’s Highest Good that I be given a ‘secret’ that would convey to Grant, once and for all, that God exists and knows us completely. Immediately, I was connected to a clairvoyant vision of a dog running through a field on the Other Side and joyously bounding towards me with his tail wagging with excitement – this dog, who gave me his name – was filled with such love for Grant that it was something beyond what I had experienced before in a session. I was overwhelmed by this love. The dog whose name and every detail I will always keep private (of course, just as I keep all my clients private – as I am entrusted with so many secrets) was killed by Grant many, many years ago in a fit of rage. The dog held nothing but love for Grant always and had loved him so much and wished to convey that and that he could hardly wait to be re-united with Grant when that time arrives! Naturally, Grant was speechless as I relayed the message. He began to stutter. He had never told anyone as this was his deepest secret. Raziel had achieved the mission – to let Grant know that God does indeed exist.
Raziel’s book is called Sefer Raziel HaMalach (Book of Raziel the Angel) and contains all secret knowledge and is considered to be a book of “magic.” Raziel is known to be the angel that stands close by God’s Throne and therefore hears and writes down everything that is said and discussed. This book was apparently given to Adam, then to Enoch (now Archangel Metatron) and then to Noah and was last known to be in the hands of Solomon. Raziel helps us turn knowledge into wisdom and helps us to reach our full potential and like a Divine wizard can assist us with manifestations, alchemy, clairvoyance, Divine magic, and with esoteric information. As of Raziel’s cryptical book Doreen says, “many scholars say (it) was actually penned by a Jewish scholar of the middle ages, perhaps Eleaser of Worms or Isaac the Blind. However, the book is difficult to decipher, and it’s said that readers must call in Archangel Raziel in order to make sense of it.” (ARCHANGELS & ASCENDED MASTERS)
If you wish to work with Archangel Raziel – there are some suggestions that Stewart Pearce suggests (and I agree) that you are advised to ask yourself before you begin. If I were you I would go to my sacred space and I would meditate and answer these questions in my journal :
(1) Am I open to believe in the magic and mystery of creation?
(2) Am I able to sense the depth of my intuition?
(3) Does my soul or my higher self guide my daily living?
(4) Can I use my intuition to penetrate and understand human nature and life’s mysteries?
(5) How often do I bring an awareness of infinity into my day?
There are so many ways to work with Archangel Raziel – I just remind you again that if you are not already used to working with Raziel that you ask that all changes manifest in gentle and comfortable ways. Having had so many lives, including this one, where I was at various stages tortured and traumatized and/or killed for witchcraft – I am so grateful that Raziel has helped me to use all these experiences to help others and to clear the past and move forward. Ask and Raziel will help you too! THANK YOU DEAR RAZIEL!
Light & Love, Monica