Celestial expert Chrissie Astell reveals how angel guidance can help when love hurts
Have you ever had a row with your partner that has left you feeling weak or sick for days? The kind of argument that echoes in your head so long you don’t know which way to turn? Very few of us have escaped the pain that a rift within relationships can cause. Of course we may fall out with friends or family and experience conflict with work colleagues which can leave us feeling miserable, but the greatest pain and deepest wounds are often caused by the bitter arguments and emotional challenges we experience within our closest loving relationships. And right now, with our rapidly rising living costs and unprecedented stress levels, we may be facing even more real relationship issues.
Many lovely people are carrying the scars of a failed or past toxic relationship. Sometimes the pain is fresh and raw, but in many cases the rift still hurts after decades. It is so important to be able to heal our emotional wounds before they become too deep. So how can the angels help us in this type of situation?
A shining beacon
It could be said that all our guardian angels bring love, compassion and healing, but when it comes to specific issues it is good to develop a regular communication with one of the great archangels and learn to attune to the powerful energy carried by these beneficent beings.
Archangel Raphael is known as the greatest healing angel. In fact, the name means ‘God has healed’ or ‘the shining
one who heals’, and rapha in Hebrew means ‘healer’ or ‘doctor’. Raphael can help with all issues of wholeness, healing, vision and scientific discovery. He also assists with overcoming degeneration, superstition, error and blockages in abundance. Not only is he believed to help in overcoming disease but also healing on a psychological and spiritual level too, such as with deep emotional wounds caused by personal relationships. See the panel on the right for three ways of working with Archangel Raphael in order to soothe your emotional wounds and deal with challenging situations.
Call on Archangel Raphael
Here are three different ways to work with Archangel Raphael. You can spend as long as you like on these exercises. The more you practise them, the greater the effect they can have.
1 Cleanse your mind
Call upon the energy of Archangel Raphael, three times. Three has a significantly powerful mystical property which, when used as a mantra or fiat (decree or command), magnifies the intention of your prayer or request. It has been used for thousands of years in spiritual rituals. Now imagine a beautiful green light surrounding you and filling your body with peaceful healing light. Ask the powerful energy of Archangel Raphael to cleanse away any toxic thoughts and memories that are causing you pain. Imagine the green light calming your mind as you breathe it in for a few moments, balancing your energies and repairing your cells. Say this affirmation to yourself as often as you like in sets of three: “Every cell in my being works in perfect harmony.”
2 Give and receive forgiveness
Call Archangel Raphael three times and ask that his energy surround you for this exercise. Picture the person (with whom you have the issue) as happy and well. Now picture in your mind’s eye a whole circle of angels in bright divine
light surrounding that person. With Archangel Raphael by your side, enter the circle and stand facing your partner (or ex). In this safe and sacred space say to your partner: “I truly forgive you for any pain you have caused me. And I ask you to forgive me for any pain I might have also caused you.” Stand in the light until you feel an energy shift. Thank Archangel Raphael and the angels of healing for their assistance, trusting that this powerful exercise has already begun to take effect and that it will create the best possible outcome for all the
people concerned. You can recreate this exercise as many times as you like for different people in your life.
3Show loving compassion
There are three elements to compassion, and these are love, kindness and patience. It is often easier to be loving, kind and patient with someone else but can be very difficult to show these qualities when we’re talking to ourselves.
Archangel Raphael wants us to heal with compassion, by reminding us how unique, beautiful and loved we really are. Remember that the angels see only the light within us, and the more we treat others and ourselves with tender loving care, the brighter we shine. When we have compassion for ourselves, we can also feel the same for even those who hurt us. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you can see a tiny light forming behind your eyes. Watch as it gets brighter and brighter, reminding yourself that this is your inner divine light. Give this little light your love and admiration, just as you would any other thing of great beauty and value.
Now imagine the other person in this situation, with a beautiful light shining from within. Say in your head
(or out loud): “The divine light within me acknowledges and loves the divine light within you.” This way you can have compassion for the divine light within you and your partner without actually focusing on any negativity within the situation.
Chrissie Astell is an award-winning inspirational author, healer and angel expert, who leads life-changing courses and retreats all over the world. Find out more at angellight.co.uk
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