Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
The Archangel most associated with the Throat chakra is Sandalphon. Although he is not as familiar to many of us as some of the other archangels, he is a very powerful and helpful archangel. He is usually depicted as being tall, symbolizing his role in connecting us to the Divine. Often, he is called the “angel of prayer” as he acts as an intercessor, taking our prayers to the heavens.
Sandalphon also helps us with practical manners, especially in relationships with other people. He can be helpful with those who work with people, whether it be health care workers, or customer service representatives. He can assist us in saying the right thing at the right time. He delivers messages from the esoteric to the practical and is seen as funneling spiritual experience and metaphysical knowledge to humans on earth. Our Throat chakra is the center for communication, and he is always available to provide assistance in receiving and expressing words and thoughts.
Sandalphon’s name, which literally means “Brother Together”, is also interesting to consider. Like Metatron, his name ends in “on”. Often, these two archangels are perceived as spiritual twins, or brothers, serving complementary roles. Some scholars believe these two archangels lived on earth. Metatron was Enoch, and Sandalphon was the prophet Elijah, who did not die a natural death, but rather ascended when his earthly life ended. Other scholars, however, believe neither archangel ever lived in a physical body.
Sandalphon is also known as the angel of musicians. He will provide help with anything musical, with your request. If you are struggling in learning to play a musical instrument or writing lyrics for a song, ask for his help. Likewise, he assists singers and other performers to stay calm and play well. Have you ever been “transported” by an exceptionally poignant musical experience? Most people can identify one or two times in their lives when they had a musical experience they will never forget. One can surmise that Sandalphon may have contributed mystical energies to create that miraculous experience. Beautiful music is certainly one way to experience heavenly energies on earth.
As a Reiki Master, I have been asked what chakras are often the weakest, or have the most blocks, for clients. My answer has always been the Throat chakra. It seems too many of us have been told that we should not speak up, or speak out, or tap into our creative energies. Or, when we tried, we were criticized, or our opinions were ignored. The Spirit World definitely encourages us to speak truth, working with our authentic power, centered in our Solar Plexus chakra. If you have had negative experiences when you spoke up in the past, ask Archangel Sandalphon to heal those memories. Combining his energies with Reiki will certainly manifest healing in your Throat chakra, as well as other related chakras.
No matter where you need to find your “voice”, or your creativity, call upon Sandalphon. He will support you – and give you inspirational thoughts and ideas – to assist you in manifesting what your soul (and the world) needs. Indeed, Archangel Sandalphon is always ready and willing to help you. All you have to do is ask.
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Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner, providing Reiki sessions and training in Asheville, NC. Deborah is the author of two books, 22 Messages from the Archangels; and, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. She is also one of the co-authors of Reiki 101: 101 Answers for Your Reiki Questions. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, firstname.lastname@example.org and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)