Archangel Michael is the most known of the angels, so it is likely that you have heard something about him along your life’s journey. The best-kept secret is that Michael helps those of us that are sensitive or empaths to maintain our own energy. He supports us in being able to witness the energy happening around us, to observe it, but not absorb it. Michael has been an absolute lifesaver in my life in this area, and he can be for you too.
Here’s more info on Archangel Michael:
Pronounced MY-kuhl, it means “He who is like God.” Michael is the Archangel of protection, guidance, and strength.
Helps with: Protection, direction, self-esteem, motivation, courage, commitment, faith, energy, vitality, life’s purpose, and releasing fear.
Color Vibration: Brilliant Blue
Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli
Invocation: I invoke the blue light of Archangel Michael to surround me and protect me from any negative energy or entities seen or unseen. I ask that I be a channel of divine love and healing to everyone I cross paths with. I ask for courage, strength, and faith so that I may walk this earth with an open heart and an open mind. Thank you for the true and perfect guidance that surrounds me each and every moment … and so it is!
As I invocate Archangel Michael, I visualize a blue bubble – like an energy field around me – and imagine that I can see, hear, feel, and know that his energy of protection surrounds me on all levels.
Personal Experience: I was first introduced to the powerful energy of Archangel Michael at the age of 13. This experience changed my life forever and connected me to the angelic realm in amazing and incredible ways. It happened in the spring of 1984. My five-year old brother Shad was born with intuitive gifts, just as I was. His intuitive gift was sight (clairvoyance), and he was able to see the spirit world. He could see Angels and therefore befriended many of them. I, on the other hand, was clairsentient. I could feel the presence of the Angels, but I could not see them. Angels come in a form that you believe to be true, so my brother saw them as brightly colored triangles, squares, and circles with wings.
Shad played with his “friends”, as he referred to them, and they accompanied him wherever he went. Often, I’d feel impatient as I waited for them to get into the car. Sometimes I’d close the door of the car just to see what would happen and Shad would yell at me because they were not all in yet. We’d bicker at the grocery store because we had to wait for “his friends” to get into the shopping cart. Shad talked about how much he loved them and how they were always with him. They just annoyed me and added to the frustrations of my life. My parents were struggling with money and many arguments could be heard throughout our household. The energy in our home was heavy.
One evening, my parents asked me to babysit Shad so they could go to dinner. This was my first time watching him by myself, and I was up for the challenge. As my brother was hanging out with “his friends”, I started to feel this heaviness in my body. It kind of freaked me out. At the same time, Shad began crying because his colorful friends had disappeared, and he now saw friends with scary faces. Tears streamed down his face as he described the wingless black, brown, and green shapes. We were both scared and I didn’t know what to do, so I asked for help. I prayed that we would be okay, and I took my brother’s hand and walked to the back of the house. We sat against a brick wall so nothing could get behind us. This happened before cell phones or pagers were around, so our only choice was to wait it out. Four hours passed and finally my parents came home. I was relieved to see them, and I demanded that they do something to make these scary feelings go away. Mom assured me that she would call her psychic friend Leo in the morning and ask her to come over and do a clearing and blessing on the house. Suffice it to say, that evening my brother and I slept with our parents.
Leo arrived in the morning. As she entered our house, she could see and feel the heaviness. She explained that she would say a prayer of protection and ask the Angels to clear the negative energy. When I heard that, the skeptic in me came out. I had a hard time believing that a prayer and simple request would get them to leave. My prayer had not worked the night before, so why should this one? Since I was living under my parent’s roof, I really had no other choice but to give it a try.
I followed Leo and my mother into the foyer of our house. As we walked through the hall, I saw Shad outside riding his Big Wheel up and down the sidewalk. As I watched his playful spirit, Leo explained that she was going to invoke Archangel Michael and ask him to protect the home and release the negative energy. It sounded good, but I did not believe it. We entered the foyer and Leo asked me and my mom to hold hands, stand in a circle and close our eyes. I kept one eye open because, being a skeptic at heart, I needed some validation. I thought to myself, show me a sign, a flash of light, a sudden drop in temperature, a loud noise, something. Show me “something” that will make me believe that this is all real. My thoughts were interrupted by the strength of Leo’s voice. She said, “I invoke the blue light of Archangel Michael to surround and protect this home from any negative energy or entities, seen or unseen … and so it is!” That was it. That was the prayer. I didn’t see anything. There was no flash of light, no sudden drop in temperature, no loud noise, nothing. I didn’t feel anything except frustration and doubt. My mom, however, experienced chills up and down her body. She exclaimed, “Wow, it already feels so much clearer and lighter in here.” I rolled my eyes and started to walk away. As I entered the living room, Shad came running through the front door. As my eyes met his, I was taken aback by the expression on his face. With both eyes wide open, he excitedly said, “Mommy, there is great big blue bubble around our house!” I looked at him, then my Mom, then Leo. In that moment, I had received the validation I was looking for through the eyes of my brother Shad. That moment changed who I would become.
As soon as you intend, invoke, call in, invite, or request the Archangels presence, they are there! They are there whether you recognize them or not. In my experience, I was so wrapped up in wanting physical proof, that I missed the gift of “feeling” Archangel Michael’s presence. This experience taught me to stay open to the way in which the angels’ messages come through to me. I promised myself that I would not try to control or dictate the way in which they came. If you are a natural feeler, as I was, and you want to “see” your angels, you might be disappointed. Accepting your own natural intuitive gifts unlocks the door to all the others. However, if you want an experience that is outside of your own natural gifts, then often times the validation and gift is missed. By staying open and receptive, you allow your angels to communicate with you easily and often.
Value of the experience: When you invoke the Archangels, they are there immediately, regardless of what your physical senses may observe. Trust that when you ask, it is given and when you invoke, they are present.
Excerpt from Invoking the Archangels – a Nine-Step Process to Heal Your Body, Mind, and Soul by Sunny Dawn Johnston