Archangel Raphael is known as the angel of healing.
Due to his ability to restore the physical and spiritual levels, he is one of the most fascinating divine entities in existence.
Like with all divine entities, there is much more than meets the eye.
This article will help you discover Archangel Raphael’s role in the divine order and his influence on humankind.
Who Is Archangel Raphael
Archangel Raphael is the healer of all human beings on Earth. He is the protector of travelers and the patron of all doctors, spiritual practitioners, and healers.
In fact, Archangel Raphael is the entity that guides any person who is in the service of helping others. According to the divine laws, this is the purest and most noble way of showing your gratitude to divinity.
It might seem like a simple yet not easy task. But, the teachings of Archangel Raphael state that one must serve anyone regardless of their past, religion, or origin. That’s why he is the chief divine entity. He is assigned to overlook emotional and physical healing for both the practitioner and receiver.
Archangel Raphael is the spiritual ambassador of prayer, love, and healing on Earth.
He has a strong connection to all energetic restoration, rehabilitation, and recovery techniques that are part of spiritual practices around the world.
You may also find Archangel Raphael referred to as “The Guardian of the Tree of Life in Eden”, “Angel of Prayer”, or “Angel of Light”.
What Color Is Associated With Archangel Raphael and How Does He Look Like
The color that represents Archangel Raphael is emerald green.
He is often depicted as dressed in this beautiful color, either with a robe or a light armor. He has very large bright gold wings.
Raphael is known as the healer of Earth. Therefore he is seen as bringing rays of pure light to our planet, especially in difficult times.
Another representation is when he is holding a large scepter similar to the Hermetic symbol, caduceus. This represents healing and wisdom. In his other hand, he holds a flask that illustrates the holy water of life.
In front of him, there is a pool with fish jumping out. It’s a symbolic depiction of Raphael, the bringer of health, vitality, physical and spiritual refreshment. This pool has a biblical reference to the Gospel of John. Here, Raphael is the unnamed angel that stirs the healing waters in the pool of Bethesda. This is a miraculous healing pool that was allegedly located in Jerusalem.
What’s The Meaning of The Name Raphael
From the Hebrew tradition and as a generic translation, the name Raphael means “God has healed” or “God heals”.
Some scholars believe that his name derives from the Hebrew word “Rophe” – this translates as “doctor of medicine”.
His name is widely used in baptizes as a symbolic reference to archangel Raphael with the purpose of offering a person lifelong protection and healing energies.
What Is Archangel Raphael Known For
Archangel Raphael is widely known for aiding people who offer or need healing. With our will and consent, he can connect all medical sciences and energy healing practices to help humanity. Not only will he offer guidance but also provide the necessary resources to improve these activities.
His influence covers all levels, from physical and mental to emotional and spiritual. From there, he can guide us toward the best outcome by helping us acknowledge the root of the problem.
Raphael is also the protector of travelers, making sure they have a safe and enjoyable journey. Together with Archangel Uriel, they guide wanderers who can’t find a place to call home.
Because he’s helping us see the root of our problems, Raphael can provide the support we need to conquer addictions and cravings. Cleansing off these low vibrational energies represents the first half of the cleansing process.
Raphael is also known as the protector of relationships and marriages. When called upon, he intervenes in an optimum way for both partners, healing their hearts and bringing harmony.
Like with anything, it takes time. It’s a process that one has to go through before finding true healing. She first has to accept, understand where the problem comes from, and then take it one step at a time.
One last thing to remember is that Archangel Raphael’s presence is beneficial against dark forces. Together with Archangel Michael, they dispel negative energies and help remove dark entities.
Archangel Raphael In Religios Texts
Archangel Raphael is not present in the Bible. However, he is included in the Catholic and Orthodox canons.
The Book Of Tobit
In this story, Tobit is the blind father of Tobiah (also called Tobias in other writings).
Tobiah is accompanied on his journeys by Archangel Raphael. At one point, Raphael helps Tobiah conquer a terrible demon, which was causing death among married men.
The same happened to Sarah, a woman who became a widow every time she got married. Archangel Raphael helped her break the curse and set her free. This event leads to Tobiah marrying Sarah.
Raphael also offers Tobit his eyesight after many years of blindness.
So, many biblical scholars consider Archangel Raphael the divine entity that helps heal and protect marriages, relationships, and guide all healers.
The Babylonian Talmud
Although in the Hebrew Bible, Torah, the angels have no names, all three archangels, Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, are mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud. Here, Archangel Raphael is the one that heals Abraham from his circumcision;
In the Islamic religion, Raphael is acknowledged and revered as one of the most important divine entities and a mediator between God and the rest of the archangels. He is depicted as blowing out of the trumpet of destiny;
Book of Solomon
In the Book of Solomon, he asks God to help him build a temple. God answered by offering him a special ring, brought to Solomon by Archangel Raphael. This ring had the power to subdue demons, and Solomon used these demons for building his temple.
Book of Enoch
But perhaps the most important mention of Archangel Raphael is in the “Book Of Enoch”. Here, Raphael is one of the four main divine powers that protect the heavens and sits beside Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Phanunel. He is called “He who is in charge of all the diseases, and in charge of all the wounds of the sons of men”.
A lesser-known story is that Archangel Raphael is the one that taught Noah to build his Ark;
How Do I Ask Archangel Raphael For Help
By connecting to Archangel Raphael, you connect to his energy. The response will be according to your level of understanding.
Because we live in a physical plane, we are often unable to comprehend the existence of such a powerful divine being. Therefore, when you call upon him, an extension will connect to you. It’s like a filter. You never look straight to the Sun. Same thing here. This spiritual extension corresponds to your level of perception and wisdom.
Here are a few ways to connect to Archangel Raphael that I found very useful throughout the time:
 Invoke Archangel Raphael
This is a “faster” way of getting in touch with Archangel Raphael when you are in dire need of help. He will manifest as an extension that is best suitable for you and the situation at hand.
As an example, you may use the following affirmation:
“Dear Archangel Raphael, please come forth and guide me as you see fit for [describe the situation]. Shed light and healing in this matter. Be by my side, offer me health, wisdom, and strength.”
 Archangel Raphael Healing Prayer
By reciting prayers to Archangel Raphael, you build a universal bond. In turn, this will create a better connection with him and with the angels that he commands.
NOTE: Before starting your prayers to Archangel Raphael, you can light 7 candles in a row with the intention of connecting to him and his dimension. This will open the spiritual gateway to him and his divine presence. Just be careful to keep the candles away from any inflammable material!
This is my preferred prayer to Archangel Raphael:
“Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of health, wisdom, and grace.
You are a Shepperd for those who journey by land, sea, or air. You are a consoler of the afflicted and refuge of sinners.
I ask you, assist me in my needs and in all moments in my life, as you helped Tobias on his travels.
You are the medicine of God. Therefore I humbly pray to you to heal my soul and my body.
And I ask you the favor of helping me (mention situation, or intention).
Together with the divine grace, I pray to you to prepare me to be the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
Stay still for 10 minutes.
Keep your eyes closed, breathe slowly, and relax. Try and see the messages you receive. You may also visualize him approaching and communicating directly.
Honestly, to have a clear and efficient result, I would recommend going through step 2 before starting any meditation.
This way, you will have a smoother transition when connecting to him in meditation.
Having said that, keep in mind that there are several prayers and meditations out there. I believe there is no one pattern to follow.
Experiment and see what works for you.
Use your intuition and free your mind.
Have patience when connecting to him because he will reveal himself to you when the time is right. He will deliver the messages that are useful to you for that moment in time.
Archangel Raphael And Reiki
Having access to the universal life force energy through a Reiki attunement can ease the connection process to Archangel Raphael. Even so, don’t rule out the prayer. They blend perfectly together and can enhance each other’s effect.
If you are not attuned to this Reiki system, you can meditate on the symbol. Visualize and activate Cho Ku Rei + Sei He Ki + Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen + Halu. This will create a bridge between you and Halu’s energetic print.
You can call upon Archangel Raphael before starting self-treatment or treatment on others. Ask him to guide and assist you in this practice. When done, ask him to help you cleanse any residual energy left behind in your energetic fields.
NOTE: Remember that Reiki is a spiritual healing practice. We do not heal directly. We are just channels through which the universal energy and divine entities manifest in the physical world. Spirit guides, angels, and archangels are the ones that act through us.
Interested in working with angels and archangels? Consider reading this article on Angelic Reiki.
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Whether it’s allopathic medicine, spiritual practices, or good intentions, Archangel Raphael is the “ambassador” of healing arts.
He is one of the most powerful archangels in existence and more than willing to help you.
Learning how to connect and communicate with him can bring a lot of clarity to present situations.
He will most likely not intervene without your acceptance. Raphael allows us to manifest as we please but will be next to us when we call upon him for guidance.
Archangel Raphael is not only the healer of the Earth but also a healer in higher dimensions where he manifests under different forms.