How to work with Archangel Michael, Our Protector

So far this month, our weekly card readings have covered Boundaries and Protection – two subjects that go hand-in-hand. For that reason, I thought I’d put together a post about how to work with one of our very best protectors – Archangel Michael.

Michael is most often depicted as in the image above, wearing strong armor, holding a powerful shield, prevailing over a dragon he has slain with his mighty sword. He represents strength and protection, and as with all angels, we can call upon him for help when we are in need of these qualities.

When to call upon Archangel Michael. I personally call upon him regularly for protection in all types of ways.

  • Daily protection of self, family, friends, home, neighborhood, office/business, etc.
  • Protection during travel: Daily commute, trips by car, rail, airplane, etc.
  • Protection of money: Earnings, savings, wealth, job, business.
  • Physical protection: From potentially dangerous situations, like when you’re in a dark parking area and getting vibes. Or when you’re driving in a torrential rainstorm.
  • Severing of bonds: Archangel Michael’s sword is so strong, it can sever anything. It is fantastic for cutting ties/cords when you need to separate yourself from a person, relationship, or situation.
  • Third eye chakra: Healing blocks; cleansing/charging; developing intuition, clairsentience, and claircognizance.

So, how do you work with Archangel Michael? Here is a brief how-to for working with all angels.

First, center yourself. That just means being in the moment and concentrating on what you need right now.

Next, connect with Michael’s energy. Feel his spirit present with yours.

Set your intent. Either in your mind, or softly out loud, speak to him. Ask him for his protection. I personally prefer to ask by using gratitude. For example, I say something like, “Archangel Michael, thank you for your protection while I make this trip to see my children. Thank you for being with me to guide me and protect me through traffic and weather conditions.”

Then trust that he is there protecting you through the process. You can also visualize his blue light forming a bubble around you. And/or visualize him holding his shield over you in protection.

Once you reach your destination, be sure you thank him again for his protection.

If you wish to ask him to cut energetic cords, you will go through the same steps but instead of asking for his protection, you will ask him to break the bonds between yourself and the other person/situation/emotion. Visualize his sword swooping down and slashing through the cord, severing it beyond repair!

There are two very important things that you must do during this process in order for it to work. First, Universal Law dictates that Angels help us only when we ask (unless it is a life or death/emergency situation). They LOVE to help us – so don’t worry about ‘bothering’ them, or putting them out. It’s their job – and they are always ready, willing, and able to help. But again, they can only do it when we ask – so don’t be shy about it!

Keep in mind that they aren’t ever too busy helping someone else – they are divine entities, so like God/Source/Spirit, they transcend time and space, and are in multiple locations doing many things at once. So your request won’t be taking away from someone else.

The other important thing you must do is to visualize Archangel Michael helping you in the way you are asking – whether it’s using his sword, his shield, or the bright blue light. Believe it or not, he doesn’t do all the work here, you are a participant! When you visualize the process, you forge your partnership with Michael and direct the energy where it’s needed.

There is so much more about working with angels! If you want to learn more I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Kyle Gray’s book Angel Prayers: Harnessing the Help of Heaven to Create Miracles. The book has detailed information about each of the Archangels and Ascended Masters, and how each one can help you in your daily life. It includes prayers and affirmations you can use as well.


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Peace and blessings,

Jen Merkel ?‍♀️?