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The 21 Essential Ways to Know if Someone is Drama-Addicted Doreen Virtue.

11 Nov

If you feel like you and your friends are living in a giant reality show with non-stop drama, it may be because of drama addiction.

As you detox from drama addiction yourself, you may need to pull away (temporarily or permanently) from people who feed into the addiction. This is similar to a newly recovering alcoholic distancing him- or herself from previous drinking buddies.

While you can have compassion for everyone struggling with addictions, you’ve got to take strong measures to heal yourself. Pray for your friends who are still addicted, send them helpful articles and books if they’re open to it . . . but don’t allow their influence to pull you off your healthy course.

Here are some characteristics to avoid, especially in the beginning of your recovery from drama addiction. Stay away from people who:

1. Obsessively and repeatedly talk about their problems, without any interest in solutions.

2. Break their promises

3. Act and speak dramatically, in an exaggerated, animated way

4. Treat others disrespectfully

5. Have one-sided conversations—always about being special, either especially wonderful or especially unlucky

6. Speak loudly and rapidly

7. Currently abuse drugs or alcohol

8. Frequently fish for compliments

9. Brag about breaking the law

10. Have “doomsday” fears about the end of the world

11. Constantly express anger about a wide variety of issues

12. Frequently use exaggeration words like always and never

13. Have unfocused eyes that aren’t looking at you

14. Talk at you or to you, not with you

15. Only contact you when they want something from you

16. Brag about how much stress they’re under, like it’s a badge of courage

17. Boast about being a victim, subject to other people’s will

18. Gossip negatively about others (they will do the same about you)

19. Can cite every detail about every celebrity’s life

20. Are incessantly complaining about how much they have to do

21. Are in the habit of telling wild stories about themselves or people they know


How to Break Free of Negativity and Drama-Addicted Friends with Doreen Virtue



Loving Words From Jesus.

15 Abr

For years, I’ve had many requests for a card deck devoted to Jesus Christ. I wanted to wait until I could create something that would honor him in the best light. Then, I finally had the pleasure of meeting Greg Olson, a gifted artist who painted Jesus in the way I saw him: loving, kind, and happy. In our new card deck Loving Words from Jesus you’ll see Greg’s paintings of Jesus in modern and biblical settings, with the dark hair and skin of his holy land culture.

Ever since I had a born-again encounter with Jesus at age 18, I’ve had a deep, personal relationship with him. I know Jesus as an unconditional loving teacher, guide, and healer. I seek his guidance when I’m writing or speaking to an audience and for my personal life. I realize that some people unfortunately associate Jesus with hurtful experiences with organized religion; or with guilt or fear; or with patriarchal male energy; or as a mythical compilation of ancient sun deities.

My prayer is that the Loving Words from Jesus card deck will uplift and heal these wounds. Jesus isn’t a religion, he’s real and present for all who ask. He helps and loves everyone equally who calls upon him without judgment. He is non-denominational and a loving guide to all. In fact, he is the hardest-working and most available ascended master of them all.

It’s wise to partner with Jesus for guidance, healing, and comfort, especially now with all of the uncertainty in the world. I sincerely believe that if everyone on this planet developed a personal relationship with Jesus, that this world would be the gentle place that we all pray for.

This is a meditation card deck, not an oracle card reading deck. For that reason, it doesn’t come with the traditional guidebook, as I was guided to keep the messages purely from the gospel writings. Instead, the words on the cards are meant to be meditated upon, for your inner guidance and personal connection with Jesus. These cards were created for you to meditate upon the profound words from the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, John and Luke. Some people have told me that the cards have helped them to gain a closer connection to Jesus and God.

Let’s pull a card together and reflect on this loving message from Jesus.

“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27

As we pull this card, let the words of Jesus sink in. He is the Comforter who is here to guide you. If you are worried or upset about something, Jesus wants you to let go of your fear and worry because He is always by your side. Let’s meditate on his words together. Dig deep inside you to feel what is bothering you, pin it down, accept it and exhale it out of your mind. Jesus loves you and knows that everything will work out for you with a little bit of faith. You’ll get through it together. Let Jesus support you and fill your heart with love.

Anytime you feel stressed, depressed or are just looking for spiritual guidance, pull one of these cards to receive loving words from Jesus. These cards are a great meditation tool and I hope you love them. Jesus is always with you and here to guide you.

I’m donating a part of the proceeds from these cards to the beautiful charity, Compassion International, which helps impoverished children to survive. Please visit their website at Compassion.com and see if sponsoring a child is right for you.

Here are a few more of my favorites.

“Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.”

John 16:24

“Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

“Forgive, and you shall be forgiven.”

Luke 6:37

Doreen Virtue – Loving Words from Jesus


Heavenly Help for Your Money Woes. Let Go of Your Negative Money Feelings

18 Ene

By Doreen Virtue

Everyone is abundantly provided for, but your ego will do its best to trick you into having a “lack mentality.” It gives you the impression that you have to compete in order to survive, and says there’s not enough to go around. It also tells you that you must work incredibly hard to be paid, and that even then, the money you earn will barely cover your bills. It says you have to save for years to take your dream vacation or purchase that perfect home. The angels, on the other hand, say you can have anything you ask for; you just have to be willing to receive.

We’re all born with the very same opportunities for success. No one has anything special hidden up their sleeves, and we can have just as much as the people we look up to. At the end of the day, we’re all human, and we’re all children of God. God doesn’t love some of us more than others, and doesn’t give extra blessings to a select few. He loves each of his children equally and provides for us all in the same way.

To walk through the day withve a sense of poverty is very disempowering, but the angels can shift your view to abundance. If you feel financially unstable, ask the angels for help. Welcome their assistance without limitation, and trust that they know the best path to follow. Attached to your soul’s energy is a never-ending pot of gold. You’re born with abundant energy and can access it at any moment. Some people go through life constantly struggling with their finances. Others choose to see what’s inside their sacred soul—treasure—and embrace their abundance.

Some will argue that it’s not spiritual to ask for money, but God and the angels want you to be happy. They want to see you with a beaming smile on your face. If financial security brings you that happiness, then the angels will deliver. You needn’t feel guilty about asking the angels for financial abundance—they want to give it to you! You aren’t taking from someone else—that’s the ego’s limited way of thinking. There’s an unlimited supply for everyone!

Money Exercise to Attract Abundance

Money is an energy, just like everything else. In the same way that you’d ask God to send you healing energy, ask that money flow toward you. The angels ask you to view money as an energy that you deserve to receive. If you fear abundance or have issues receiving, it’s difficult for the angels to deliver it to you.

Think for a moment about your attitudes about money. Many people say, “When I win the lottery, life will be better.” If someone were to knock on your front door right now, or approach you in the street with a big bag of cash, what would you do? Would you welcome that abundance into your life? Or would you stand there asking, “What’s the catch?” It’s the latter attitude that prevents the angels from helping you in this area! Let’s delete that old phrase from your vocabulary. Be willing to accept money in any form, from any source.

Try this exercise:
Get a bill in any denomination, and have a pen and piece of paper handy, too. Quietly center yourself and connect to the vibration of money. Hold the bill in your hands, or gently gaze at it. Next, ask yourself the question: How do I feel about you? Write down everything that pops into your head. Even if it seems unrelated, jot it down so you can revise it later. Notice how your body responds, any visions you see, or words that you hear. Write it all down. Then, ask the question: How do I treat you? Again, write down your thoughts, feelings, and visions.
Finally, ask the question: How can I have more of you? Listen to the money as it speaks to you.

Learn from this experience so you can alter your outlook in the future. Follow your guidance with respect to how you can have more money and feel comfortable about it. You deserve to be provided for, to be wealthy, and to be successful. The angels know you’re happier and healthier if your earthly needs are taken care of.

Affirmations For Attracting Money

Positive affirmations are a good way to retrain your thinking, since they build up the energy around you. Then, you can manifest your heart’s true desires. Affirmations work best when you say them and also feel them. It’s important to believe in what you affirm, so it may take a little while before this becomes a natural process. Please persevere, as you only have wonderful experiences to gain. Repeat your affirmations as often as you like, multiple times a day. Here are some of our favorites that you might wish to use:
• I attract abundance.
• I am willing to receive.
• I trust that God and the angels are providing for all my needs.
• I welcome money into my life.
• I have more than enough money to pay my bills and to have fun.


A visualization is a silent affirmation that allows you to “see,” in your mind’s eye, how you’ll experience your new abundance. With your eyes closed, give yourself the full experience of what you desire. Smell that new-car scent, feel the wooden floors of your new home beneath your feet, or smile as you enjoy your career. Spend five or ten minutes imagining that you’ve already attained your desire. If you get bothered by negative thoughts, stop and start again. Or, take a break and come back to it later. Do this visualization several times a day, each time adding a new layer to it. Include thoughts, feelings, fragrances, emotions, and anything else you feel guided toward. Following this exercise, you will be guided down the path of abundance. Take this Heavenly message and welcome all that you desire to be Divinely delivered.


A Heavenly Way To Fix Your Relationship Problems. Healing Relationships with Angelic Assistance

8 Jun

Doreen Virtue
As a former psychotherapist, I’ve studied relationships for decades. Although many types of therapy geared toward this area are highly effective, I’ve found that the angels’ work in this area far exceeds what humans can do when it comes to manifesting and healing relationships. So whether it’s a romantic, familial, parent-child, or friendship relationship that needs healing, you’re very wise to work in partnership with the angels.
Improve Your Love Life
The angels can help you with romance, whether you’re in a committed relationship or single. If you’re looking for your soul mate, the “romance angels” can help you find your special someone. A powerful method for invoking the angels’ help is to find a quiet location where you won’t be interrupted, and write a letter that starts like this: “Dear Guardian Angels of My Soul Mate,” Then, pour out your heart to these angels in the body of the letter. It doesn’t matter whether you know who your soul mate is, because the angels do. Then conclude the letter by saying something like: “I know that my soul mate is looking for me with the same fervor as I am looking for him/her. Thank you for guiding us to meet, love, and experience a joyful and harmonious relationship based upon mutual respect, integrity, shared interests, and passionate romance.” The romance angels can also infuse new passion into existing relationships. Ask them to help you and your partner recover your playful side, which is an important ingredient of romance. The angels say that many couples become overly focused on work and responsibilities, and they need to make time for playful and loving interactions. The romance angels can help you find time for this important endeavor, and also give you the energy to carry through. Watch the video below for angel affirmations for romantic love and healing relationships.
Relationships with Friends
Our relationships sometimes change when we commit to a spiritual path, which includes working with the angels. If you have a friendship that began when you were focused on the material world, you may feel yourself pulling away from that friend as your focus becomes more spirit-centered. For one thing, your interests may grow apart. For another, the Law of Attraction says that we’re attracted to people who are on the same wavelength as we are. So, someone who’s focused on love and peace won’t be attracted to someone whose focus is fear. Ask your angels to help you through these shifts and changes in your relationships. Ask them to bring peaceful resolutions to any relationships that are ending. The angels can also bring you wonderful new friends, if you’ll simply ask.
Relationships with Family Members
In the same way, your family interactions may change as you become more spiritually focused. If you come from a more traditional family, they may at first worry about your spirituality. Don’t try to convince or convert anyone to your new way of thinking. The best way to handle this sort of situation is to be peaceful and happy. In that way, you’re a walking advertisement for the benefits of living on the spiritual path. As people notice your peacefulness, they’ll soon ask you about the secret to your happiness. The angels guide us to release resentment and anger as an avenue to peace. Most of us have experienced pain in our relationships with family, friends, and lovers. The angels ensure that this pain doesn’t ruin our present and future health and happiness. If someone has performed an action that you feel is unforgivable, the angels won’t ask you to change your mind and say, “What they did is okay.” Instead, the angels want you to release the poisonous anger within your mind and body. When we hold resentment, we attract similar relationships and situations to us.
Releasing Resentment
If you’re tired of unhealthy relationship patterns, the likely culprit is unforgiveness toward a family member. The word forgiveness is a synonym for “releasing toxins,” and replacing them with health and peace. The angels can help you with this, if you’ll ask. One effective way to release emotional toxins is to call upon Archangels Michael and Jeremiel as you’re falling asleep. That’s because when you’re sleeping, you’re more open to angelic intervention. When you’re awake, your ego’s fear can block the angels’ help.
Say to the archangels, either silently or aloud: “I ask that you clear away any old anger, pain, resentment, judgments, bitterness, or unforgiveness from my mind, body, and emotions. I am willing to exchange pain for peace. I now release to you anything that may be blocking my awareness of peace, especially within my relationships.” When you awaken, you’ll notice a positive shift. It doesn’t matter whether you recall your dream interactions with the archangels or not, as their work is on the unconscious level. The angels can clear old issues with people who are living or deceased. These healings don’t mean that you have to reignite a relationship with the person. The intention is to clear the path for you to feel love, peace, and harmony in all areas of your life.
Relationship Healing with the Angels
You can heal misunderstandings by talking to the other person’s guardian angels as well. Although the angels can’t violate anyone’s free will, they will intervene into any situation that’s affecting your peace—including relationship woes. In these situations, close your eyes and center yourself through breath. Then, hold the intention of talking with the other person’s guardian angels. You can’t make a mistake and do this incorrectly, as the intention is more important han the method you use. Then, pour out your heart (either silently, in a letter, or aloud) to that person’s angels. Tell them about your fears, anger, disappointments, and desires. Next, ask the angels to bring about peace in the relationship. Don’t tell the angels how to do so, or you’ll slow or miss the answer to your prayer. Allow the infinite creative wisdom of God’s Divine Mind to come up with an ingenious solution that will delight everyone involved. To learn more about the angels and how to work with them, see my book, Angels 101.

Angel Affirmations for Romantic Love, Doreen Virtue (video)




Emotional Eating 101 – The Cause of Your Food Cravings. Learn what your food cravings mean

21 Dic

While many people adopt spiritual practices and principles in the search for peace and happiness, it’s also true that your diet can impact your emotions and state of mind. I go into this in detail in my book with Becky Black titled: Eating in the Light: Making The Switch to Vegetarianism The link between food and mood has been established by hundreds of scientific studies. Many of these studies show that depression, anxiety, lethargy, and cravings can result from a poor or imbalanced diet.

What Do Your Food Cravings Mean?

Cravings for food are a sign that the body and the emotions are looking for peace or homeostasis. Cravings can mean that some vitamin or mineral is depleted in the body. However, they can also stem from emotional imbalances. Whenever there are imbalances, we receive guidance (in the form of gut feelings, ideas, visions, or an inner voice) to change the situation causing the imbalance. If we ignore this guidance, the body pressures us to regain homeostasis in a different way, such as through craving certain foods. Intuitively, the body knows that certain foods will alter the brain chemicals or blood pressure in order to regulate energy or mood.

For example, let’s say that you’re unhappy at work. You feel pressured to perform the job of three employees without receiving adequate pay or approval. After a while, you begin to feel burned-out, so your inner guidance pressures you to make a life change. Perhaps you get a feeling that you should brush up your résumé and contact an employment agency. Unfortunately, your fears about financial security or about change in general keep you from following this guidance. So your body then sends you signals to eat certain foods that will help you temporarily feel better.

The Causes of Compulsive Overeating

Each food is craved because it has amino acids, neurochemical catalysts, or vasoconstrictor catalysts, which will energize your body or soothe your brain chemicals. For example, burnout or fatigue from pushing yourself too hard might cause you to crave the stimulating effect of red meat or sharp cheese. Feelings of fear, tension, or depression might lead to cravings for the soothing effect of fatty foods like vanilla ice cream.

To deal with food cravings, first make sure that your body is physically fulfilled. This may mean taking a multivitamin each day (check the label to make sure it says “Suitable for Vegetarians,” since some vitamins have beef, fish, egg, or other animal by-product ingredients). My book Constant Craving  lists hundreds of food cravings and their underlying causes and is a good reference for understanding what your food craving means.

Healthy Ways to Stop Emotional Eating

Your emotions also require adequate supplies of a brain chemical called “serotonin.” Without sufficient serotonin, you may feel tired, depressed, irritable, or have cravings for carbohydrates. Some natural ways to increase your serotonin supply include the following:

  • Engaging in aerobic activities for at least 20 minutes, four or five times a week
  • Being outside in the sunlight
  • Avoiding or reducing alcohol and caffeine consumption, which inhibit serotonin production
  • Touching a loved one, and being touched
  • Eating a balanced diet, with plenty of whole grains and fresh produce
  • Sleeping soundly for at least seven or eight hours without the use of sleep-enhancers

Once your body is taken care of, any additional food cravings you experience will probably have an emotional basis. The most direct route to reducing cravings is to heal the situation that’s triggering them. Even taking a baby step toward the resolution of a problem at work, in your love life, or in your lifestyle can reduce food cravings.

Affirmations are another powerful solution to handling food cravings. Begin each day by affirming:

  • I crave healthful foods.
  • I love exercising.
  •  My body is fit and healthy.
  • I can easily afford to buy organic food.
  • I have plenty of time for exercise.
  • I love eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • When I eat healthfully, I feel wonderful.

Then, throughout the day, fill your mind with positive affirmations about the situation that seems to be triggering your food cravings. For instance, if you’re craving steak or bacon to increase your energy at a job that you don’t like, you can say affirmations to motivate you to make changes. These might include, My work is meaningful and fulfilling, or I am open to making positive changes in my life. If your cravings seem more geared toward high fat foods, you’re most likely feeling some insecurity that you’re trying to fill with fat. Fat stays in the stomach long after other forms of food have been digested and emptied. So, fat cravings often occur in people who feel that their life lacks meaning, who feel empty, or who feel financially or emotionally insecure.

Some affirmations for these situations include those to increase your abundance, such as: Waves of abundance are flowing through me right now; affirmations to add meaning to your life, such as: New opportunities to make the world a better place are now open to me; and affirmations to add self-confidence, such as: I am valuable and lovable just for being who I am.

You can also ask God and your guardian angels to help you with food cravings. Many of my students report that their prayers for relief from cravings are answered. Additionally, Angel Therapy is a powerful way to clear, or reduce, food cravings. To perform angel therapy on yourself, mentally ask Archangel Michael (who clears away the residue of fear) and Archangel Raphael (the healing angel) to enter into your mind, heart, and body. Depending upon your spiritual orientation, you may also want to invite in God, the Holy Spirit, Jesus, Mary, or your guides. Mentally say to your helpers, I am willing to release the fears that are triggering my food cravings. Please clear away the effects of fear from my thoughts, my cellular memory, my heart, and my body. Then, let the angels do the rest of the work, while you simply stay open to their help. Watch for any tendency to hold your breath while the angels are working. When we breathe, we open the door to spiritual healing.

Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops.


Tips To Help You Get Your Dream Job What are you willing to risk for a new career?

4 Nov

One of the top questions I’m asked is whether someone’s dream will be successful or not. Usually people will tell me that they have a dream career, and they wonder whether it’s safe to make the change from their current job and move forward in the direction they desire.

As an example, people will often ask me if they’re a healer. What they really mean by that question is: “Could I be successful as a professional healer?” They know they’re a healer because they’ve had many experiences where their healing energy has helped someone. But what they don’t know for certain is whether they could make it a full-time occupation.

Finding Your Life Purpose 

When someone asks me this question, of course I can give him or her a reading. I can see the energy around everyone and how it relates to their ideal career and life purpose. This is something I’ve been doing with my friends since I was a kid.

While I’m certainly happy to do career and life-purpose readings, what I’d prefer is for people to become their own authority figures. Because what troubles me during these readings is the feeling that the person is giving his or her power away to me. So I always do my best to empower the person whom I’m reading.

We’re raised to be disempowered, unfortunately. In school, we’re taught that we must raise our hands in order to go to the bathroom, which is a basic and necessary bodily function. We’re taught that we have to raise our hands before we can speak, when speaking is another natural function.

Yes, these rules create social parameters and order. But the unfortunate result is that we learn to squelch our natural impulses and instincts. We become overly compliant.

We also learn to rely upon other people giving us permission to do what we want or need to do. This sets up a very unhealthy chain of events. And it leads to people second-guessing themselves as adults.

So if a very talented healer comes to me and she isn’t doing healing work because she’s second-guessing herself, I consider this a tragedy. Think about how many lives she could have touched and healed if she’d just followed her inner guidance when it first arose.

 Stop Playing Life Safe!

Every successful person has to take risks in order for his or her dreams to come true. These risks are both physical and emotional.

A retailer has to risk money by opening up a new store. An author has to risk rejection and loss of time, with many hours spent writing and submitting material to publishers. An artist risks humiliation if others don’t appreciate his artwork. And activists risk being labeled as conspiracy theorists, negative, or paranoid because they’re speaking out about social issues.

Playing it safe in life gets you nowhere. Playing by the rules doesn’t give you an A+ in life. There’s no one in the sky with a clipboard judging each of your actions.

Yes, there are actions that can bring more love to the world or more pain. And as Earth Angels, we have missions to bring more love into the world and to avoid bringing pain to others.

When people ask me whether their dream career would be successful, what they really mean is: “Can I pay my bills doing what I love?” And here’s the truthful answer, based upon my many decades of studying what makes someone successful in terms of worldly success and emotional success (that is, happiness):

The truth about any dream is that virtually everything is accessible and attainable for everyone. There really are no blocks. Ninety-nine percent of blocks that you experience are coming from your own fears. And those fears are projections that you place onto your path by worrying about the future.

When we worry: Could this happen? or Could that happen? we are planting the seeds of those feared situations coming about. We always meet our future worries upon the path.

Doreen Virtue Assertiveness and Earth Angels

“Every successful person has to take risks in order for his or her dreams to come true.” – Doreen Virtue

The Secret to Success?

Anything that you dream of and are willing to work toward will succeed. Anything that you’re willing to take risks for will go well.

Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops.


Need a Healing Angel? Raphael brings health and humor.

13 Sep

I FREQUENTLY GET LETTERS from people who are surprised that angels help humanity. They seem astonished or doubtful that famous angels such as Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel would help the average person, especially in modern times. “Aren’t these angels from the Bible?” they write to me. Well, yes, and they continue to help us thousands of years later.

Angels are God’s messengers, sent to Earth to enact the Creator’s plan of peace for everyone. To create this sentiment upon Earth, we need a planet full of peaceful people . . . including you and me. So the angels’ mission is to do whatever is necessary to help everyone be at peace. Since health issues can interfere with this feeling, it’s natural that God would enlist Archangel Raphael to bring about wellness to people everywhere.

You needn’t be special, “chosen,” religious, or even a good person in order to receive the angels’ healing help. The angels assist everyone, because they love everyone . . . and because it’s God’s will for everyone to be at peace.

Every person has guardian angels with them at all times. These celestial beings are egoless helpers, guides, and protectors. You also have at least one departed loved one watching over you. While your friends and relatives in Heaven aren’t technically angels (since they have human egos), they can still perform angel-like feats. They also work in conjunction with your angels when you’re in need.

The term archangel (pronounced ark-an-gel) is derived from the Greek phrase “the greatest messenger of God.” Arch means “the first” or “the greatest,” and angel means “messenger of God.”

Archangels are larger, more powerful, and more specialized than guardian angels. Spiritual texts have described dozens of archangels, although most major religions narrow this list to four or seven. Raphael always makes the list of top archangels, along with Michael, the protector angel; and Gabriel, the messenger angel.

Since archangels have no egos or physical bodies, they’re completely unlimited beings. This means that they can be with countless people simultaneously, having personalized interactions with everyone who calls for help. For this reason, please don’t worry that you’re bothering the angels by calling upon them.

I must emphasize that we’re not worshipping, or praying to, angels. We give all glory to God, Who is the Creator of the angels—and of you and me. However, the angels and archangels are palpable conduits of connecting with the Creator. God created angels as intercessors so that we’d work with them to create peace on Earth.

Sometimes people ask me, “Why should I talk to angels when I can just as easily talk with God?” This is an excellent question, so I prayed about it a long time until I received an answer that brought me peace:

If you can clearly hear the voice of God and feel an unfettered connection to God, then that is Who you should talk to. However, many people become so upset during health crises that they can no longer hear the very high vibration of God’s guidance. They must at that point talk with the angels, who are able to match our vibrations no matter how stressed we become.

The angels are God’s gifts to us all. And just like any gift, they are meant to be appreciated. God’s intention is for the angels to help us.

I’ve seen angels since I was a very young girl (a spiritual gift that’s quite normal among highly sensitive children). So my interactions with Raphael are quite visual and emotional. I see him as a close and trustworthy friend to all. He has a great sense of humor; and like the most brilliant of comedians, his humor is always kind, gentle, and loving. In this way, Raphael reminds us of laughter’s powerful curative effects.

Since angels don’t have bodies, when a person does see them (during crises, dreams, psychic readings, visitations, and so forth), they appear in a form that best helps him or her. I’ve noticed that the archangels’ physical appearance is symbolic of their specialties. For example, Archangel Michael is the epitome of rippling muscles and a toned physique because he’s the protector angel. Archangel Raphael, on the other hand, has a more relaxed appearance than Michael, probably because it’s healthy to be relaxed!

Additionally, the specialty of each archangel creates a surrounding energy field, which visually sensitive people see as colored sparkling light. Archangel Michael’s energy looks royal blue and purple, and Archangel Raphael’s color is emerald green. Many times when people have asked God to send Archangel Raphael to heal them, they’ll begin to see bright green lights with their physical eyes. Noticing green sparkles or flashes of light is one sign that Raphael is with you.

Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops.