Raphael the Archangel is the angel of healing. Most mentions of him are in Judaic texts and in what are known as deuterocanonical texts used by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity, and some Anglicans; he is also mentioned in the Qur’an, though not by name, as the angel that will blow the trumpet that announces the resurrection. The Archangel Raphael is the angel of healing; St. Raphael the Archangel is the patron saint of travelers, the blind, nurses, doctors, other medical professionals and even matchmakers. He is believed to be the angel that stirs the healing waters in the pools of Bethesda in the Bible and is even recognized in the Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The Meaning of Archangel Raphael
With a name meaning, “God has healed”, Raphael the Archangel heals not just the body but also the mind and the spirit. He helps people achieve the fullest healing that God has planned for them and even helps people be open to alternative methods of healing by giving us new information and ideas that can help us accept other healing methods that we might ignore or mock. How does he send us these messages? Most often we receive answers to our prayers from the Archangel Raphael in the form of quiet whispers such as feelings, dreams, visions, and even pointed thoughts. It may even come in the form of a hunch that you just feel compelled to go with. He will even reveal the cause of the illness if it comes from some mental or spiritual ailment such as negative energy or feelings towards others. If you’re a medical professional he will help guide you to the right treatments and solutions for your patients.
Raphael’s Sense of Humor
Perhaps the most enjoyable part of working with the Archangel Raphael is the sense of humor that you can feel from this angel. Some of those who have worked with him have reported having medical books fall off shelves and lay open to just the right page, or even go shopping and find a book randomly placed in their cart that they didn’t place there.
When you feel as though you could use the assistance of St. Raphael the Archangel to help with healing remember that you have to ask the archangels for help or they cannot assist you. Raphael wants to help, so there isn’t a long, drawn out ritual that you need to go through in order to get his assistance. Whether you want help healing a physical illness or healing a relationship, all you need to do is take a moment and whisper a prayer to Raphael for help. When he appears you may hear the soft whisper of his voice, a compelling urge to do something healthy, a desire to get out in nature and reconnect with the earth, or even the bright green of his aura. This emerald green light is his aura, a light of healing, and it is very likely that you will see his aura because this archangel wants you to know he’s there for you, helping you.