Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
As we approach the holiday season, the Archangel we see depicted most often is Archangel Gabriel. He (although angels are genderless) is usually shown with a copper halo and a large copper trumpet, bringing the good news to the world. He usually has long, curly hair, and has feminine, nurturing energies. In the Christian Bible, he appeared to Mary, announcing the birth of Jesus. In the Muslim faith, he revealed the Koran to Muhammed. One of his main functions is to be a messenger from the Divine Source to people on earth.
He is always available to be our personal messenger – whether it is to receive guidance from the Divine Source or to send out messages to another person, or to a group of people. Gabriel can provide practical assistance to professional speakers, writers, actors, teachers and others who use communication as their primary function. In the same way, we can call upon Gabriel for his help when we have an important email, phone call or conversation.
Often, in our Reiki practices, or other work situations, we may feel at a loss for words. Someone may challenge us with a difficult question, or ask for our help. Ask for Gabriel to give you the right words, to give a beneficial and supportive response. It always works!
The Sacral Chakra is the center of communication and creativity, and the connection to the main characteristics of this Archangel is obvious. In the area of personal relationships, Gabriel can be a most valuable ally. Lack of communication, misunderstandings, or incorrect perceptions are generally the root cause of relationship problems. Gabriel can aid us in stating our true intentions and feelings, and he can aid the other person to listen, and perceive the true message of what is being expressed. He helps both individuals to understand what is in each other’s hearts.
Gabriel can also aid us in all areas where creativity is essential – from creating a piece of art, to writing lyrics of a song. Artists of all types have an inspirational thought, an idea, something that needs to be expressed in the physical world. Sometimes, bringing this thought into physical reality can be challenging – or sometimes, frustrating. Ask for Archangel Gabriel’s assistance, and soon it will feel easy.
Gabriel is the Archangel of Children, and he can be called upon if a couple is experiencing infertility problems. Additionally, he is very protective of sensitive children, and children with some type of limitation, whether it be physical, or cognitive. He also reminds us to see life through the eyes of a child. Play more, approach our beautiful world with wonder, and find the joy in everyday activities and treats. Laugh more often!
Water is the earth element most associated with the Sacral Chakra. Water symbolizes the flow of life – and Archangel Gabriel helps to connect us with the extraordinary aspects of life. Take a minute and think of the best things in your life. Appreciate the relationships in your life – your spouse, partner, children, family, and friends. These are your precious treasures on earth.
Let us learn how to express ourselves so that the relationships will blossom, not wither and disappear from our lives. Let us always express gratitude for the help we can receive from Archangel Gabriel and other spirits who can assist us during this journey on earth.
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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)