Archangels are extremely busy, and spend most of their time on large-scale undertakings that are well beyond our comprehension. Consequently, it is not a good idea to summon them with insignificant problems that you can solve on your own.
Raphael is the sole exception to this general rule. As the angel of all humanity, he looks after many areas that involve us on a daily basis, such as emotional healing, abundance, love, learning, creativity and travel. If someone is rude or unkind to you, you may need instant emotional healing. If you are experiencing difficulty in paying your bills, you should certainly call on him for abundance. If you are seeking a partner, or want to become closer to your partner, call on Raphael for love. If you have a new role at work, you might call on him to help you learn your new tasks. If you have a lengthy commute each day, you might want Raphael’s help with the traveling. On any given day, you might need to contact him on a variety of different matters.
Consequently, it can be useful to have a small ritual that allows you to contact Raphael for a minute or two, whenever necessary. There are many ways to do this.
The easiest and most direct method is to simply call him by closing your eyes and saying, “Raphael, I need your help now.” This method is extremely effective, but should be used only in an emergency.
This pleasant meditation allows you to strengthen your connection with Raphael on a daily basis. You can do this exercise whenever you wish, and wherever you happen to be at the time. However, you will receive better results if you do it in the same place whenever possible, and at approximately the same time each day. Obviously, this will not always be possible. I like to do this meditation in my sacred space, but because I travel regularly, I am not always able to do it there. When I am away from home, I usually perform this meditation in bed at night.
Lie down and make yourself comfortable. Spend a few minutes relaxing as much as possible. When you feel totally relaxed, visualize yourself surrounded and protected by pure white light. Imagine yourself as part of this white light, so that every single cell of your body is full of its healing, protective energy. Feel yourself becoming as one with this beautiful, divine energy, and become aware of your interconnectedness with all living things.
Once you reach this state, you will feel a sense of peace and tranquility in every part of your body. Silently ask Raphael to join you, and then lie quietly, enjoying the feeling of being part of the white light.
After a minute or two, you will see Raphael in your mind’s eye. In my experience, everyone seems to see him slightly differently. He might appear in robes and be framed with large wings. He might appear as a traveler and carry a large stick. You might see his face and nothing else. You may receive a strong sense that he is present, but not see anything in your mind.
Allow his powerful energy to invigorate and restore your body and soul. Thank him for everything he does for you. You may enjoy a short conversation. However, because this exercise is intended to be a regular, daily communion with Raphael, this is not a time to ask him for help. You should use one of the other rituals for that. Enjoy this brief time with Raphael. After a minute or two, he will fade into the white light and disappear.
Do not open your eyes immediately. Enjoy the tranquility, peace and, relaxation provided by the pure white light for a few more minutes. When you feel ready to finish, take a deep breath, and give an audible sigh as you exhale. Open your eyes and carry on with your day.