Invoking the Four Archangels
Discover strength and comfort by reaching out to Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel.
BY: Richard Webster
This ritual invokes Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel. It is used mainly to gain insight and protection for yourself, people you know, and for all of humanity.
I like to stand while doing this ritual, but you can sit down in a straight-backed chair, if you prefer. Face east. Close your eyes and take three or four deep breaths. Visualize yourself surrounded by a pure white light of protection.
When you feel ready, invoke Michael, the archangel of the south. He stands by your right-hand side. You do this by saying the following words out loud:
“I now invoke the mighty and powerful Archangel Michael to stand at my right-hand side. Please grant me the strength, courage, integrity, and protection I need to fulfill my purpose in this incarnation. Please use your sword to cut away any doubts and negativity. Surround me with your protection, so that I may always work on the side of good. Thank you.”
Pause for thirty seconds. Become aware of Michael standing beside you, and be alert for any insights or words that he may offer. When you feel ready, invoke Uriel to stand at your left-hand side. Use the following, or similar, words:
“I now invoke the mighty and powerful Archangel Uriel to stand on my left-hand side. Please release all my tensions, worries, and insecurities. Grant me tranquility and peace of mind. Help me to serve others, and to give and receive generously. Thank you.”
Pause again for thirty seconds, and see if Uriel has a message for you. You will sense Uriel standing to your left. Smiling, acknowledge his presence, and remain alert for any wisdom or advice that he might offer. When you feel ready, invoke Raphael to stand in front of you.
“I now invoke the mighty and powerful Archangel Raphael to stand in front of me. Please fill me with wholeness and good health. Help me heal the wounds from the past. Please heal and restore every aspect of my being. Thank you."
Pause silently, and see if Raphael has a message for you. You are likely to sense the wholeness and unity he brings to your being, even if you do not receive a specific message. When you feel ready, ask Gabriel to stand behind you.
“I now invoke the mighty and powerful Archangel Gabriel to stand behind me. Please bring me insights so that I may always walk in the light. Remove all my doubts and fears, and purify my body, mind, and spirit. Thank you.”
Again pause to see if Gabriel has a message for you. Once you have done this, experience the different energies tour archangels around you. Although they provide you with completely different energies, each is an aspect of the Divine Consciousness. Naturally, as human beings, we tend to visualize the archangels as powerful beings, probably giant-like, but otherwise much like us, draped in gorgeous robes, surrounding and protecting us. It makes no difference how you perceive the archangels. The important thing to remember when performing this ritual is that you are experiencing the divine.
Enjoy the feelings of peace, security, and bliss. When you feel ready, ask the archangels for help, guidance, and protection for you, your family and friends, your community, country, and the entire world. You will experience the response in different ways. You may feel as if a flash of electricity has passed right through you. You may notice a distinct change in the temperature of the room. You may experience a sense of knowing that everything you have asked for will be granted.
Enjoy the comfort and security of the archangels’ company for as long as you wish. When you feel ready to return to the everyday world, thank each of the archangels in turn, starting with Gabriel, and following with Uriel, Michael, and Raphael. You will sense each one leaving. When you feel ready, take a few deep breaths and count from one to five. Open your eyes and carry on with your day. You will feel invigorated and full of energy after this ritual.