If you have been following my blog for awhile, then you know that I have had some pretty sweet stories about synchronicity in my life. There was that moment when a Lee Harris video was speaking my life through and through. There was that moment when my sister couldn’t find rosemary right before cooking her big Thanksgiving meal but then God hooked her up in the most unexpected ways. There was also that moment when I prayed for a hug and I got one from my grandfather who surprised me in my dreams. And now, there is that moment when Archangel Raphael came through for a sista during an extremely rough time in her life by basically co-signing all of my mother’s advice. Lol Let me tell you the story!
So to sum up the backstory, I was going through some things and my mental health was acting up so much that I basically had a major mental breakdown. About a few days after I went to see a doctor, I was fixing up my pillows and I noticed my deck of Archangel Raphael oracle cards was lodged behind my bed. I was looking for it weeks ago but couldn’t find it. I just thought it was buried somewhere and didn’t think much of it. So when I found it, I had a feeling that it was divine timing because I haven’t seen it for months and I was asking for this archangel’s help during my recovery phase. Therefore, I decided to do a reading on myself and let me tell you the cards couldn’t be more aligned with all of my mother’s wise words.
Here was the spread:
By the way, I didn’t have the intention on doing a five-card spread but as I was shuffling, these cards flew out and my intuition said that these were the cards I was meant to read.
The first card was Alternative Medicine which means: “This situation calls for alternative treatment outside of conventional medicine. This treatment may be in conjunction with the traditional care you’re receiving. This card asks you to research different methods and options for healing. Archangel Raphael will guide your research, and you’ll intuitively know the right direction in which to go.”
My mother encouraged me to get a doctor’s appointment the day I called her for the third morning unable to go to work, feeling stuck on the bed. During my doctor’s visit, the behavioral specialist recommended that I tried some alternative ways of healing in addition to traditional therapy and fortunately, the place that I go to offers a host of holistic healing options from meditation to massages to life coaching to yoga to reiki. So I decided to start with the meditation class.
The second card was Diet Is Important Here which means: “Archangel Raphael says that food is medicine, and he brings you this card as a reminder of its curative properties. Instead of looking at a balanced diet as removing something enjoyable, why not re-frame it so that you view nutritious foods as adding to your life’s enjoyment? It feels good to eat healthfully, knowing that you’re supporting your body’s energy through sound choices. You drew this card to validate what your angels have already been telling you intuitively: it’s time to make positive dietary changes. You can do this gradually if you prefer, as even small concessions in the direction toward improved food choices can make a difference. By saying the prayer below, Archangel Raphael will help you reduce or eliminate unhealthy cravings."
While I was crying to my mother the second morning, she asked me how I was eating and I admitted that I was eating not good at all. Since I was fully depressed, I only ate ice cream, cake and popcorn which is terrible when you’re going through depression and have an anxiety disorder. I knew that but I didn’t care at the time. However, something clicked when my mother told me to eat a well-balanced meal that day and I have been eating so much better ever since. Food definitely affects the mood!
The third card was Unconditional Joy which means: “This card serves as a reminder that it’s possible to experience joy no matter what’s happening in life. Too often, we put conditions on our happiness saying, “I’ll be happy when [fill in the blank].“ However, maintaining a lighthearted, cheerful mindset can be a potent health prescription for increased vitality and strength. Archangel Raphael can help you find something to feel joyful about by focusing on the things you’re grateful for. As you allow yourself to be happy today, you attract more circumstances that will enhance your sense of well-being even more. It’s a healthy cycle, beginning with your present happiness.”
When I read the full description of the card in the book, I began to think about what I was truly grateful for and I couldn’t help but think about the amazing support of my mother and others during this time. I am forever honored to be around such loving, caring, thoughtful people who are patient with me through my ups and downs.
The fourth card was Good Night’s Sleep which states: “This card indicates that the quality of your sleep is connected to a health concern. Perhaps your mind is busy with worry or your body feels tense due to an excess of stress or caffeine. Regardless of the cause, Archangel Raphael wants to help you enjoy a good night’s sleep. When you wish to fall asleep, think about Raphael and imagine talking to him about your concerns. Tell him all of your thoughts, fears, or wishes. When you feel complete, ask the archangel to allow your mind and body to rest peacefully. Raphael will then cover you with his emerald green energy blanked, which will nourish you as you sleep. He’ll watch over you, making sure that you’re safe and protected.”
Another piece of advice my mom gave me was to make sure I rest as much as I want and needed to. Sometimes, the best thing to do when your mind is going a mile a minute and you're pacing back and forth is to simply stop, breathe deeply and lay down. I did just that.
The fifth and last card was Easy Does It which states: “This card is a reminder to stop, slow down, relax and breathe. Archangel Raphael says that you’ve been pushing hard against the grain of life, with an exhausting effect. Therefore, he’s guiding you to take it easy, and give any worries or cares to him. Sometimes situations resolve themselves when we walk away from them, so this card is also a message to retreat for a while. This may involve taking a trip to a relaxing locale, or it could mean detaching from a situation until movement occurs. The first thought that comes to your mind is guidance from above.”
Pretty much, my mother emphasized this so much and made sure I went to the doctor and got a note stating that I needed an extended period of time away from work for awhile because basically, I needed a full-fledged mental break and working a busy 9-5 job wouldn’t have been conducive to that at all. In fact, I think if I had tried to fight my battles by going to work anyway, the crash would’ve been even harder and I am not sure what that would’ve looked like and honestly, I don’t want to know.
Right after I finished my reading, I told my mother what happened and she said jokingly, “Well…I’m waiting for my check.” I said, “Archangels don’t ask for checks so sorry mom.” And we both laughed.
So from this experience and others, one thing I know for sure is the Universe is always ready to show you the signs. It’s just a matter if your eyes and ears are ready to receive them. Another thing I know for sure is mom knows best and I am so thankful for her and my spirit squad for being there for me, especially during my darkest hours.
I hope this story inspires you to keep your spirit on alert so that you can see and notice all of the wonderful messages the Universe is ready to share with you through the synchronicities in your life! Who knows? This post may be a sign for you!
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