We all have knowledge of our Angels, Guardian Angels and Archangels. Whether our differing faiths during our upbringing makes us believe in them is another matter.
Christians have 7 Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Raguel, Sariel and Remiel, while the Islamic faith acknowledges four.
Note that their names all end in "el". This is understandable as "el" means "shining light" in Hebrew.
In the Jewish faith Metatron is the greatest angel of all. Angels, in general, are actually mentioned 300 times in the Bible.
Archangels are considered to be God's most important messengers in the hierachy of celestial beings.
Each archangel has a particular dominant area and far reaching energies that can be called upon when you want to undertake a particular task.
Archangel Michael ~ number one in the celestial hierachy ~ is the patron of protection and love. When lacking vitality, excitement and love, calling on him invokes action if you are truly ready to face your fears, try something new. He will protect and guide you as you move forward.
Archangel Gabriel ~ second in command, he governs the emotions. Associated with water elements, he calms your doubts and if anxious he boosts your confidence.
Archangel Raphael ~ next in line, is in charge of healing. Over body, mind and spirit, Raphael takes care of its energy. He is related to the element of air and so will re-energise on a physical level, but will also boost your creativity.
Archangel Uriel ~ vibrates to ground us to the earth. He is a multitasker. Uriel is the patron of music. He is also the messenger who brings warnings. He is the archangel who greets you at the gates of heaven.
Archangel Raguel ~ he is law enforcement of the archangels, making sure all the others behave! Call on him if you have unruly children and you wish them to behave.
Archangel Sariel ~ keeps everything in order. He is the "housekeeper". You can call on him if you wish for an orderly and non-chaotic life.
Archangel Remiel ~ is the Angel of hope. As the angel whose path it is to greet us at death's door, escorting us to heaven, when he is present the vibrations of fear, stress and drama that accompany the facing of death, give way to peace and calm.
Archangel Michael's name means "Who is like God". In Revelation 12:7 he is named as the Archangel who cast Satan out of heaven.
It is said that to bring Archangel Michael instantly to your side you should call loud:
Archangel Michael Help Me! Help Me! Help Me!
Gabriel will help you see what changes you should make in your life, and how to communicate your needs clearly. If you thought it was difficult to ask for what you wanted when you were a child, it is Gabriel's mission is to help us think clearly and express our individuality in this world.
We can do it through words, music, dance, or by creating images.Our relationship in this world, and therefore our success as individuals depends on communication.
Archangel Raphael, whose name means "God Shall Heal" or "God Has Healed", works with students in mastering the third-eye Chakra.
Archangel Raphael is known to provide inspiration to musicians, composers and singers for creating healing and inspirational music.
You can call to Archangel Raphael when requiring healing in times of illness or impending operations etc.
Uriel supports you if you experienced a lack of affection from those who should give you food - perhaps your mother had always been busy, maybe she was sick and did not have time for you.
Uriels love-filled energy will embrace you, so you do not feel lonely and not worth loving. She will help you develop a strong sense of self-worth.
Archangel Raguel enforces harmony in the family, relationships with business, customers and workers. Known as "the friend of God" Raguel judges and watches over his fellow Angels.
Archangel Sariel, "Command of God" works alongside Raguel. Given the position of deciding the fate of angels that stray from the path of God. Sariel was also the Angel of Death. It was claimed that Archangel Sariel was a healer like Archangel Raphael. He was also known as the angel of knowledge and one the leaders of the in Heaven's armies. Although not recorded in fact, it has been stated by some that Archangel Sariel was one of the fallen rebel angels.
Maybe that's why it's been so difficult to find a definitive picture of Archangel Sariel other than as the Angel of Death!
Archangel Remiel: "Mercy of God" or "Lord of Souls awaiting resurrection". Archangel Remiel brings souls to judgment. Remiel means "God Raises Up". Archangel Remiel is the Angel in charge of souls on their way to heaven. He is known as the Angel of Hope.