Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
The main function of the Solar Plexus Chakra is to grow into the truth of our authentic power. We become strengthened, and empowered, to expand into our fullest potential. We rediscover our soul’s purpose and are able to create peaceful, harmonious lives. Archangel Michael, whose name literally means “He Who is Like God,” is our greatest ally in this endeavor. He blesses us with his power and protection when we ask for his assistance.
Archangel Michael is probably the most familiar archangel among all people, as he is recognized in many cultures and religions. He is usually depicted as a strong, muscular soldier, with a sword, standing on a serpent. Other artists have visualized him with a sword, fighting a dragon. The sword image is symbolic of the protective qualities of this archangel, as he aids us in combatting negative energies, whether they are from within, or outside of, ourselves. The serpent or dragon represents the dangers surrounding us.
When we examine the many functions of the Solar Plexus Chakra, we understand our thoughts and emotions are based either in love, or in fear. Fear may be a longstanding part of our lives – from being a child with critical, or anxious, parents; to working in an unsupportive environment; to living in current-day, fear-based societies. It seems fear and anxiety have become a way of life in the modern day, and these can strip away any feelings of empowerment that we have forged over the years. But, we can grow in our understanding of how energies associated with fear can be healed through Reiki and other modalities.
Archangel Michael is the patron for all persons who work in risk-filled professions, such as police officers, prison wardens, or rescue workers. He protects our bodies from harm, as well as from negative thoughts projected towards us, and from harmful spiritual darkness.
During one Reiki session, Archangel Michael, through my third eye vision, showed me how he protects the client. In her workplace, he stands behind her with his sword, cutting away the hateful thoughts a coworker projects towards her. After the session, I described this scene, and the client quickly affirmed she knew exactly who this contentious person was. I encouraged her to remember to ask Archangel Michael for protection every morning and to give gratitude for his loving support.
In the same way, all of us can ask for his protection. Imagine a large cone of light surrounding you, or a shield of light around your body. Archangel Michael can also be called upon to cleanse us of harmful energies after they have entered our being, negating any long-term, or permanent effects.
Discovering our authentic selves can be a life-long adventure. From the time of our births, we receive messages from the people around us, about who we should be, how we should act, what we should say, etc. These messages may be encouraging and supportive; others may be critical or demeaning.
Archangel Michael is the great protector for each of us. He can protect us from the fears on earth – and the fears in our own minds. Call upon Archangel Michael to lead us out of the dark and into the place of Light and Love. And then, call upon him to help us stay in the beautiful energies of Light and Love. Always send him gratitude for his loving protection and empowerment.
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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)