Angels. Angels were one of those things that was more of an “idea” than reality. Or I visualized them being in Heaven, not down here on earth. But they are. They absolutely are. A new friend shared some information about Angels with me several months ago and I won’t lie, I kind of brushed it off for the time being. But I shouldn’t have. Angels are amazing.
I’m not just talking about regular angels. I’m talking about the Archangels, specifically Archangel Raphael, the Archangel of healing (of course). The interesting thing about the Archangels is that you have to call on them specifically to help you, This is because they can’t intervene in your life because of free will. So when I think about “calling on” Saint Raphael, I think of it like I’m asking a friend to pray for me, only this friend is super amazing and closer to God. One thing they say to do when you call upon an arch angel for help, is to ask for validation from the angel that they heard you. This is for your own benefit. I know that this all sounds crazy and I look a little nutty, because I remember reading it thinking it sounded a little crazy. Until I experienced it. The different ways that Saint Raphael reveals himself to you are as follows:
1. The color Emerald green
2. Messages on License plates
3. His name in unexpected places
4. Seeing him as a physical being
5. Feeling heat, tingling or vibrations
6. Books on health appearing
7. Hearing sounds and music
8. Hearing whispers and suggestions
So those are the 8 ways he reveals himself to us. Pretty cool. And every angel is different and very specific. What’s even cooler is that Michael and I have experienced almost HALF of these. It all started a few weeks ago when I woke up to a voice whispering “Raphael.” Makes sense, I’m used to strange voices waking me up these days! I really believe this was him nudging me to call on him to help me. Or maybe it was another angel or spirit nudging me to reach out. It wasn’t until this week, at an appointment, that I finally did.
I called on Saint Raphael while we were waiting to meet with the radiation oncologist this week. This was our first time meeting with this doctor and it was to discuss the fact that my cancer spread and treatment moving forward, so I was a little anxious. I kid you not, a minute after asking if Saint Raphael heard me, our new doctor walked in…wearing an emerald green button up, green tie, and green knee high socks. If it were St Pattys day, I would have brushed it off but I know that’s not a coincidence. Michael called on him this week and got validation through a song on the radio, “Don’t Stop Believing.”
One of my favorites though was the voicemail Raphael called to leave me…because I don’t know any Raphaels.
To me these are all just more signs that show how much of Heaven really is on earth. And how much God loves us. Would YOU sacrifice the life of your child for people who deny your existence? Nope. I mean sure, I want to say “of course!” But would I actually? I don’t know. Probably not.