Archangel Michael is the first angel I got to know about. There was a time when I didn’t believe in angels. Many years back a wonderful spiritual counselor introduced me to the world of angels, and since then there was no turning back. The counselor told me Archangel Michael was a strong force in my life. I still remember asking, “Archangel? What is that? Who is Michael?”. He soon let me know who he was. 😀 And since then it has been a beautiful journey, getting to know him more and more. Here is the story of how he helped me name my website “The Purple Flower”: https://www.swatinigam.com/about-me/story-of-the-purple-flower/
There are many definitions of “Angels”, “Archangels” and the rest. But what is most important is, what your personal connection is, and how you perceive them. So I will not load you with too much information on what everyone says about them or about Archangel Michael. I won’t even try and teach you my beliefs about them or about Archangel Michael. I will speak briefly about what I understand of Archangels, and of Archangel Michael, and how he can help you. But mostly, I would encourage you to connect with him yourself, and come to your own understanding of him, and learn to get your own guidance from him.
What/Who are Archangels?
The word “Archangel” has Greek origins. It literally means “Chief Angel”.
You can find much information about religious and other definitions on the internet if you wish to. Personally, I do not really define them. I feel they are beyond definitions. For that matter, who we truly are – our Higher Selves – are also beyond definition.
I had a powerful dream one night. I saw I had died. The took guides me and a few others through an elevator and sent us to our “homes”. They opened the elevator door and asked me to step out into what looked like the space with lots and lots of stars all around. They told me, “From One-ness you come. To One-ness you return”. And then I had a conversation with God. I only heard the voice. In the conversation, God said to me, “You have wondered what archangels are. They are Powerhouses”. And that is all I remember…and that is how I experience them – Powerhouses of wisdom, love, peace, understanding, acceptance, power, healing and so much more.
Who is Archangel Michael?
He is one of the most known Archangels. His name means – “Who is like God”, “Like unto God”.
What does he help with?
While I believe he can help you with anything, some of the things he is known to help with in general are:
1. Protection & Safety: You could ask him to protect you, or help you feel safe. You could ask him to protect your house, your family, your friends, or anyone. He protects us physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually.
2. Courage: When you are facing a challenge and need courage, ask him to be with you and help you. When you want to give up, or think you cannot overcome a problem, if you feel you do not want to live anymore, you feel depressed, getting nightmares, or facing any such situation where you need courage and strength to carry on, call upon him.
3. Letting go: Ask Archangel Michael to help when you are having trouble letting go of someone who is harmful to you, or if you are facing addictions, or are very empathic and absorb negative energy from around you.
4. Life Purpose: If you feel lost, and are unable to figure out what your life purpose is, or if you are having trouble in carrying out your life purpose, ask him to help you.
5. Truth & Integrity: If you are unable to stand up for yourself, or are having trouble expressing your truth, are unable to see the truth, or you are in a situation that is not true to your soul, ask him to help you.
How do you call him or ask for help?
Just ask! 🙂 “Archangel Michael, please help me with ________”.
How do you know if he is around?
If you are clairvoyant, you will see sparkles of Royal Blue, Purple, or Gold. You might see him in your mind’s eye, or might even see him with your open eyes. His presence is quite unmistakable. You will just know if you see him. Often he is seen carrying a sword. If you are clairsentient, you will feel heat. Clairaudient people might even hear his voice — like a real sound, or as in thoughts.
I often seen sparkles of his color, or see him (usually in my mind’s eye, and once clearly with open eyes, in front of me). But most often, I feel my left hand get really hot. Sometimes my whole arm or body might get hot. But mostly it’s my left hand, as if he is holding my hand.
You can establish with him what your sign from him is. Having him around can make you feel very loved and protected.
Learn to communicate with him & get your own guidance from him
Like I wrote before, above all you read or hear about him, learn to know him for yourself.
Here is a simple method I will outline. Read it first and then do it. If you are unable to communicate with him at first, keep practicing, and you will definitely be able to communicate.
1. Sit or lie down and be really comfortable.
2. Close your eyes.
3. Express your intent to be able to communicate with Archangel Michael. It is as simple as saying in your mind, “Archangel Michael I wish to communicate with you. Please help”.
4. Focus on your breathing for a few minutes till you feel relaxed. Remember that relaxation of the mind and body is absolutely essential in being able to do this.
5. Count backwards in your mind from 100 to 0. Do this slowly. This helps you relax further.
6. Now breathe in the rainbow colors slowly, one by one, starting with Red, and ending with Violet. This helps you raise your vibration, which is useful in communicating with Spirit Beings of high vibration.
7. Imagine breathing in Red for a few seconds.
8. Next, imagine breathing in Orange for a few seconds.
9. Next, imagine breathing in Yellow for a few seconds.
10. Next, imagine breathing in Emerald Green for a few seconds.
11. Next, imagine breathing in light Blue for a few seconds.
12. Next, imagine breathing in Indigo for a few seconds.
13. Next, imagine breathing in Violet for a few seconds.
14. Now wait a few seconds, imagining the color Violet filling and surrounding you.
15. After that imagine breathing in the energy and color of the purest Gold. Fill & surround yourself with the color & energy of Gold. Stay in this energy for a few seconds, just taking it in.
16. Now call Archangel Michael in your mind. Request him to come and speak with you.
17. You will either see his presence in your mind, or feel his presence, or somehow just know that he is there.
18. Begin with talking simple things with him. His replies will at first feel like your own thoughts. Or you might see images that communicate what he wants to say. Do not stress over it – this is important. Stressing or trying too hard will be counter-productive. If at first you feel you do not hear anything, start by making up a conversation. Ask a question, and answer it yourself as if he is replying. Very soon you will realize that you are not making up the replies any more. The answers are such that will feel very different from your own thoughts. If you have never communicated with Angels or Spirit before, make sure that you practice enough. With enough practice, you will not even have to do these steps later on. You will realize that you get a reply as soon as you ask.
Ask him questions like how will you know when he is around. You can ask about your life purpose, or ask about a problem you are facing…talk to him like you would with a very good friend. Get to know him for yourself. 🙂
Let me know how it goes for you. And if you have any questions, please post them in the comments.
As an example to how one can learn how to talk with Divine Spirit Beings, I want to add a few links to the conversations between Goddess Kali and my one-on-one coaching student Phillip. I have been working with Phillip for sometime, and he had told me about his love for Ganesh. But the connection he suddenly formed with the Goddess was amazing. She appeared to him in a chakra clearing meditation when he didn’t even know about her. He has posted some of his conversations with her in his blog posts. They are beautiful:
First Conversation: http://light-club.blogspot.com/2016/01/conversations-with-maa-kali-part-1.html
Second Conversation: http://light-club.blogspot.com/2016/01/conversations-with-maa-kali-part-2.html
Third Conversation: http://light-club.blogspot.com/2016/01/conversations-with-maa-kali-part-3.html
Fourth Conversation: http://light-club.blogspot.com/2016/01/conversations-with-maa-kali-part-4.html