Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
The importance of the Heart Chakra cannot be overstated! It is the middle one of the major chakras, with the three lower chakras associated with physical manifestations on earth, and the three upper chakras associated with our connections to the Spirit World. This chakra’s energies connect to love, healing, and harmony. It is no surprise that an especially powerful Archangel – Raphael – works with this chakra.
Raphael works with all kinds of healers, such as physicians, nurses, other disciplines in the medical and mental health fields, and those of us who work in the metaphysical healing arenas. He also supports and guides anyone who is providing caregiving to others, such as caring for an elderly parent, or a sick child. He is often depicted holding a caduceus in one hand, and a bowl filled with healing balm in the other.
Many people believe he has a special connection to people who are blind, and the chronically and terminally ill. If a person is facing a health crisis and asks for assistance from Archangel Raphael, s/he may be led to the most appropriate physician, to specific information on the Internet or in a book, or to a Reiki practitioner.
The Heart chakra is also the center for compassion, for others and for ourselves. It is common for us to find it easier to find compassion for others than for ourselves. We can be harsh in our self-criticism and self-judgment. If that is an area of needed healing, call upon Archangel Raphael for guidance. He is sometimes referred to as the “Angel of Truth”. Certainly, a truth that each of us needs to embrace is this: “I am worthy of Divine Love”. When our hearts connect to this universal truth, healing has occurred.
When Archangel Raphael is present, many report seeing bright green lights. Reiki practitioners report a “power surge” – when the Reiki energies become more powerful, as hands are placed on certain areas on the body. These areas require more healing and Raphael adds these extra-strong energies.
As Raphael also brings harmony into our lives, he can be called upon for healing relationships with others. These relationships can encompass conflicts with family members, romantic relationships, difficulties with co-workers – any kind of human relationship. Likewise, he can facilitate our relationships with others in the angelic realms or spirit world. At the center of all relationships is the energies of our hearts – the special place of connectedness.
As Reiki practitioners, we work closely with the healing spirits. Archangel Raphael is always available to work alongside us. All we need to do is ask!
Several years ago, I read the following statement, and it changed how I view the healing process. Doreen Virtue, who has worked with angels for many years, reports this: During a meditation, Raphael told her that rather than healing, his role is to reveal the healed body/state that God created for each person.
A wonderful thought for our meditations, and for our Reiki practice!
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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)