Wed 28 May 2008
The Four Elements:
Earth: doing *Hebrew Assiyah, life-force *Hebrew Nefesh Raphael Rachel David
Water: feeling*Hebrew Yetzirah, emotional being *Hebrew Ruach, Michael Sara Abraham
Air: thinking *Hebrew Briah, mind-soul *Hebrew Neshama, Uriel Leah Jacob
Fire: existing *Hebrew Atzilut, Divine spark *Hebrew Chayah, Gabriel Rebekah Isaac
It is important to remind ourselves that in Hebrew, the names of the archangels point out that they are neither masculine nor feminine, but aspects of God.
The Four Archangels
Uriel in the East, in front of me.
Moving to the right you now face
Gabriel to the South.
We continue moving to the West, the gate leading to death and rebirth.
Raphael to the West, behind me.
Finally we face Archangel
Michael to the North.
The last part of the ancient Jewish practice is that after the invocation of the four archangels, one imagines the light of the Shekinah, the “divine principle of God”, and that is everything created by the feminine, the nurturing, the womb like aspect of God. And imagine that pouring over us, washing over us and through us. As all our own negativity and doubt wash away, I imagine my heart becoming lighter and lighter and lighter and expanding to encase me in an egg of light, which interweaves with the light of the divine.
That is how I start my daily meditation on awakening, and then I just sit for some time afterwards.
There are also 4 layers of the soul: nefesh, ruach, neshamah, and chayah (life-force, emotional being, unique soul, and God-spark).
THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD:
* 1) The Spirit of Wisdom,
* 2) The Spirit of Understanding,
* 3) The Spirit of Counsel,
* 4) The Spirit of Power,
* 5) The Spirit of Knowledge,
* 6) The Spirit of Righteousness,
* 7) The Spirit of Divine Awfullness.
The Seven Archangels and their Correspondences
1.Archangel Michael,1st ray, colour: blue,Tuesday, chakra: Throat.
2. Archangel Jophiel, 2nd ray, colour: yellow, Sunday, chakra: Crown.
3. Archangel Chamuel, 3rd ray, colour: pink, Monday, chakra: Heart.
4. Archangel Gabriel, 4th ray, colour: white, Friday, chakra: Earth Star.
5. Archangel Raphael, 5th ray, colour: green, Wednesday, chakra: Third eye.
6. Archangel Uriel, 6th ray, gold, purple, with ruby,Thursday, chakra: Solar plexus.
7. Archangel Zadkiel, 7th ray, colour: violet, Saturday, chakra: Soul star.
In Judaic Tradition Fourness is very important, it can break us out of the dichotomies that twoness sometimes present four is the number of completeness.
Twoness can be a strak binary opposition: darkness/light, male/female, good/evil. Fourness is always more complicated. Fourness is like a table: for the table to stand, each of its four corners must be equally strong.
Step by Step Archangelic Invocation
You may stand or sit down in a straight-backed chair, as you feel more comfortable.
Always begin your meditation facing the east. Close your eyes, take three or four deep breaths.
See yourself surrounded and protected pure brilliant golden light.
Begin by invoking Archangel 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 Archangel Michael to stand at my right-hand side.
Please grant me the integrity, and protection I need to fulfill my purpose in this incarnation, with your sword cut away any doubts and negativity. Surround me with your protection, for my highest good and the highest good of all concerned”. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Pause for thirty seconds. Be aware of the presence of Archangel Michael beside you, and look for any insights that he may offer. When you feel ready, invite Archangel Uriel to stand at your in front of you. Say out loud the following, words:
“I now invoke the presence of Archangel Uriel to stand in front of me and release all my tensions, worries, and insecurities. Grant me tranquility and peace of mind. Helping me to serve others, and to give and receive generously for the highest good of all concerned. Thank you, thank you, thank you”.
Pause again for thirty seconds, and see if Uriel has a message for you. You will sense Uriel standing before you. Smiling, acknowledge his presence, awaiting any wisdom or advice that he might offer. When you feel ready, invoke Raphael to stand in behind you.
“I now invoke Archangel Raphael to stand behind me. Please fill me with wholeness and good health. Help me heal the wounds from the past. I ask you to heal and restore every part of my being. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Pause silently, and see if you receive a message from Archangel Raphael. You will be able 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 Archangel Gabriel to stand on my left hand side. 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, thank you, 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.
Remember that you are experiencing the divine when you invoke the four archangels in this manner.
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 universe.
Have no preconceived ideas as to how you will experience the response from the archangels. You may feel a tingling sensation, as a flash of electricity passing right through you, a distinct change in room temperature, an unexplained knowing that everything you requested will be granted and other individual personal reactions.
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 process.