In medieval art, Archangel Michael is frequently represented as an armored soldier bearing weapons such as a body shield inscribed with a cross, and with a sword he usually uses in the “great battle of heaven” to combat the dragon.
Archangel Michael is frequently called upon, especially when it comes to spiritual defense and healing. He is the ideal bodyguard of all, having tremendous strength, control and courage. Archangel Michael leads to the meaning of our lives, and he can also lift our psychic vibrations and inner forces. He may also help us expel any harmful energy from our personal space or remove any negative energy.
Table of Contents
- 1 What’s Archangel Michael story?
- 2 What are Archangel Michael’s powers?
- 3 Signs that Archangel Michael is visiting you.
- 4 How to know if it is a trickster spirit rather than Archangel Michael?
- 5 How can you work with him?
- 6 What can you work with him on?
- 7 Prayer for Archangel Michael
What’s Archangel Michael story?
In the Book of Daniel, Michael is identified three times. The belief that Michael was the Jews’ advocate became so widespread that Michael came to hold a certain position in the Jewish liturgy, despite the rabbinical prohibition against appealing to angels as intermediaries between God and his people.
Michael, in the New Testament, leads God’s troops against the forces of Satan in the Book of Revelation, where he defeats Satan during the battle in heaven. Michael is explicitly referred to as “the archangel Michael” in the Epistle of Jude. Christians founded sanctuaries for Michael in the 4th century, when he was first used as a healing angel. Over time, his position became that of a defender against the forces of evil and the commander of the army of God.
What are Archangel Michael’s powers?
Michael is the leader of all the Archangels, the first Angel created by God, and is in charge of security, bravery, power, truth and dignity. Physically, mentally and psychologically, Michael protects us. He also oversees the function of the light worker’s life. Michael has a blazing sword he uses to sever etheric cords and shield us from Satan and adverse entities.
If you are under psychological attack or if you feel that you lack determination, inspiration and commitment to your values, bravery, direction, capacity, vitality, self-esteem, integrity, call on Michael. Michael makes us understand the meaning of our lives and he is indispensable to lightworkers who help protect, clear space and release spirits.
Without losing our honesty, Michael encourages us to pursue our reality and helps us to discover our true nature and to be loyal to who we really are. Other occasions that you can find Michael helpful are when your work is too stressful to meet unreasonable deadlines, when you have an addiction, whether you are very ill and suffering from a disease, or terminal illness, and even nightmares.
Archangel Michael Powers
|Protection||Physical, Spiritual, Mental|
|Commitment to Higher Values||Virtue, Bravery, Willpower, Integrity|
|Motivation||Pursue your true dreams|
|Healing||Physical and Spiritual|
Signs that Archangel Michael is visiting you.
Archangels may give you specific signs to let you know that they want to work with you. They may also give signs that they are near, protecting you, and opening your roads.
If Archangel Michael is near you, or wants to work with you, these are some of the signs that you would see in your daily routine:
- A Dream – the most common sign that an archangel would give you, is appearing in a dream. They would guide you in your dream, or just appear as a vision. If you do remember the dream vividly when you wake up, this is a sure sign that they are trying to contact you.
- Breadcrumbs sprinkling – this may be a subtle sign, but nonetheless important. You may not figure it out the first time around, but this sign will continue to appear until you understand the message.
- Vivid colors or auras – If you happen to see vivid colors in the corner of your eye, or when directly looking at something, you may not have an illness, but you are getting signs that Archangel Michael is near you. You may want to distinguish the colors that you see. If Archangel Michael is contacting you, you may see color flash of blue and purple.
- A sensation on your skin – you will be amazed of all the ways the Spirits will contact you. You may feel cold in a warm room, or warm in a cold room. If you suddenly feel warm, it may be very well Archangel Michael trying contact you. Archangel Michael is depicted as a Spirit of the Sun, therefore you will feel the warmth and the joy of a sunny day.
How to know if it is a trickster spirit rather than Archangel Michael?
When you first start on your spiritual journey, you may not know yet how to protect yourself, or your Spirit Guides have yet to adapt to protecting you on your new journey. This is the time when you are most vulnerable to trickster spirits, even though it happens all the time, to even more advanced spiritual practitioners.
These are the definite signs you are dealing with a trickster spirit:
- Feeling a presence when you are in a vulnerable position (grieving someone, fearing abandonment, fighting with your loved ones, anger issues, doubting everything, etc.). A trickster spirit will feed on these emotions, and also fuel them even more.
Trickster spirits are those spirits who appear to be as someone else, trying to get something from you, while making you think you are talking to the Spirit you want to talk. In most cases, trickster spirits are not dangerous, they won’t affect your life, but they will play games with your mind. If you are in a vulnerable position,
- You will be asked to offer something to them, straight away. The first thing a trickster spirit will ask of you, is for you to offer something to them. They will usually start with asking for small things like a fruit, or a flower, or a cup of milk, or go for big ones like a dog, a goat, and other animals. They will push you to fulfill their desire, because they will in turn, give you the information you have been seeking. If you are in a vulnerable position, you are desperate for that answer, and they can feel that.
- Trust your intuition. If you feel the answers from your spirit are tricky, or they don’t make sense, it’s because a trickster spirit doesn’t really know the truth, so they are trying to confuse you with half-answers, or nonsense answers.
A Spirit that holds power, such is Archangel Michael, will answer straight away. If they can’t provide an answer, they will give you the reason for it. You won’t have to try, and decipher what they may be saying, and you won’t get answers that don’t make sense, or that do not relate to the question at all.
How can you work with him?
As with any Archangel, if you want to work with them on the long term, you should build an altar for them. Archangel Michael’s blessed day is Tuesday, so you would want to start building his altar on Tuesday. You should approach your spiritual work with Archangel Michael following these steps:
- Place the Altar. You have to find a high table, that won’t be disturbed, and cover it with a white cloth. Then, you have to put a statue of Archangel Michael, or a photo of him. If you can’t afford a quality statue, or photo, it is just fine if you print a photo of him from the internet. You only have to make sure that the Spirit in the picture is Archangel Michael.
- Dedicate a candle to her. You may need to get a blue candle to light for him, and ideally light it every day. You should set a cup of water on the altar, which you change, and refill every other week. You may also want to put a cross on your altar. This is the basic altar, but if you want, you may share your daily food with your Archangel, or leave flowers on his altar.
- Spiritual Work on your Altar. All the spiritual work that you want to invoke the Archangel Michael’s powers, you should do in front of, or on, the altar. You may write a petition, or light a candle, and pray on what you want to manifest. Your Archangel will hear your wishes, and if it is on your best interest, he will grant it.
What can you work with him on?
Archangel Michael represents communication, and he rules the Throat Chakra. You may want to work with him on any situation that evolves the need for clear communication, or you want your voice to be heard.
You can also ask him to bestow upon you the willpower to work on your goals, or just go through your day. Archangel Michael is said to have strong willpower, and he needs it to protect the human realm on a daily basis. You may want to embrace the same will to complete your own tasks, or manifest your dreams
Another spiritual work you can do with Archangel Michael is finding courage. When you are facing adversity, or challenges that you would like a helping hand with, you can call forth Archangel Michael to bestow upon you the necessary courage to conquer your fears.
You can work with him on releasing negativity, and cleansing your space of any negative energy that is attached to you. Whenever you need to release anxiety, or fear, or heal your anxiety issues, you can ask Archangel Michael to aid in your healing, and recovery.
Prayer for Archangel Michael
You can pray at the church, or you can light a candle and say your prayer to Archangel Michael, asking of him what you need in your life. You don’t necessarily need an altar for him, even though it is advised to build an altar for the Archangel if you wish to work with him every now and then.
The prayer for Archangel Michael:
If you want to pray on a wish of yours, you need to light a candle for Archangel Michael, and this is the candle that will represent him, and the light that will guide him to come to you. If you pray at a church, you don’t need a candle for him. Other than the candle that represents Michael, you will need to light another candle that represents your prayer, or desire.
When you are in need for healing, either for yourself, or somebody else, you can pray to Archangel Michael to allow you to heal yourself or others, or for him, to use his healing powers for you. You may speak a prayer as easy as “Archangel Michael, please bless me with strength, and courage, to heal and cleanse myself, and overcome all the challenges that lie before me. Amen.”
Or you can take it a little further, and tell him what you want him to do, through these words:
You may light a blue candle, or a green one, because these colors stand for healing, cleansing, and grounding. You want to nourish yourself, and bring life back to something that was touched by a disease. If you don’t have these colors, a white candle is just fine.
If you are in need for help regarding your financial situation, or to open your path to the career that you want to follow, you can pray to Archangel Michael, using the following prayer:
You may light a green, or yellow candle, because these colors represent abundance, wealth, and joy. If you don’t have them handy, you may always light a white candle. Make sure to have a separate candle lit for the Archangel Michael.
If you have been having a hard time finding love, or you can’t seem to get along with your partner, you may ask upon Archangel Michael to settle the situation between you and your partner, and bring true love your way. However, you should keep in mind that Archangel Michael is not the one to call upon matters of love at first, but if you only work with him, it is fine.
You will need to light a pink, or red candle, to represent your wish for love, and speak this prayer:
What to be cautious about?
You may think that Archangels are Angels of light, and they intent to help you become your best self, and manifest your best dreams. This is true. However, what you may fail to realize, is that Archangels do not take into account what you may lose along the way.
Therefore, you have to be cautious what you wish for. If you want more money, you should always make it clear that you don’t want anybody to get hurt, or you may name the exact sources that you want your money to come from (business, job promotion, etc.).
On another note, you should always be careful not to make promises that you can’t keep, or that you don’t intend to keep. These are the promises that you don’t fulfill, after your desire has been granted, and it is as simple as bringing them flowers, or offering food everyday for a week. These may also be promises like you will stop smoking, or drinking, if they grant you the promise. If you fail to uphold any promise that you make them, at the best, the Archangel won’t work with you anymore, and at the worst, they will take whatever they granted you, and more.