Other Religions Angels and Miracles How to Relieve Pain with Archangel Raphael Work With the Angel of Healing for Pain Relief Share Flipboard Email Print Pain hurts, but Archangel Raphael is a master physician who prescribes just the right treatment plan for people in pain. Westend61/Getty Images Angels and Miracles An Introduction To Angels All About Miracles Prayer and Meditation Religious Texts Famous Archangels By Whitney Hopler Religion Expert B.A., English, George Mason University Whitney Hopler is a writer and editor who has covered faith since 1994. She is the author of the upcoming book "Waking Up to Wonder." our editorial process Whitney Hopler Updated April 28, 2019 Pain hurts – and sometimes that’s good, because it’s a signal to tell you that something in your body needs attention. But once you treat the cause, if your pain persists, you need pain relief. That’s when working the angel of healing can help you. Here’s how to relieve pain with Archangel Raphael: Ask for Help through Prayer or Meditation Start by reaching out to Raphael for help. Describe the details of the pain you’re experiencing and ask Raphael to intervene in the situation. Through prayer, you can talk with Raphael about your pain just as you would discuss it with a close friend. Tell him the story of how you’ve suffered ever since you: injured your back by lifting something heavy, fell and hurt your elbow, noticed burning sensations in your stomach, started getting headaches, or whatever else has happened to cause you pain. Through meditation, you can offer Raphael your thoughts and feelings about the pain you’re going through. Reach out to Raphael by bringing your pain to mind and inviting him to send his healing energy in your direction. Learn the Cause of Your Pain Pay attention to what has caused you to feel pain. Ask Raphael to help you identify what specific circumstances are at the root of your pain, keeping in mind that there are many intricate connections between your body, mind, and spirit. Your pain may result simply from a physical cause (like a car accident or an autoimmune disease), but mental factors (such as stress) and spiritual factors (such as attacks meant to discourage you) may also have contributed to the problem. If fear of any kind has played a part in causing your pain, call on Archangel Michael for help as well, since archangels Michael and Raphael can work together to heal pain. Whatever the cause turns out to be, it involves energy that has affected your body’s cells. Physical pain happens because of inflammation in your body. When you become sick or injured, your immune system triggers inflammation as part of God’s design for the human body, sending you a signal that something is wrong and initiating the healing process by sending fresh cells through your blood to the area that needs to be healed. So pay attention to the message inflammation is giving you rather than ignoring or suppressing the pain you feel. Painful inflammation contains valuable clues to what’s causing your pain; ask Raphael to help you figure out what your body is trying to tell you. Another good source of information is your aura, the field of electromagnetic energy that surrounds your body in the form of light. Your aura reveals the complete state of your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional state at any given time. Although you don’t typically see your aura, you may be able to see it when you’re concentrating on it during prayer or meditation. So you can ask Raphael to help you visually perceive your aura and to teach you how the various parts of it relate to your current pain. Ask Raphael to Send You Healing Energy Raphael and the angels he supervises on healing assignments (who work within the green angel light ray) can help you clear away negative energy that has contributed to your pain, and send you positive energy that promotes healing. As soon as you ask for help from Raphael and the angels who work with him, they will respond by directing pure energy with high vibrations toward you. Angels are beings of light with extremely powerful auras, and Raphael often sends healing energy from his rich emerald green aura into the auras of the humans he is working to heal. "For those who can see energy ... Raphael's presence is accompanied by emerald green light," writes Doreen Virtue in her book The Healing Miracles of Archangel Raphael. "Interestingly, this is the color that is classically associated with the heart chakra and the energy of love. So Raphael literally bathes the body in love to effect his healings. Some people see Raphael's emerald green light as sparkles, flashes, or waterfalls of color. You can also visualize emerald green light surrounding any bodily area that you'd like to heal." Use Your Breathing as a Tool to Relieve Pain Since Raphael supervises the element of air on Earth, one of the ways he directs the healing process is through people’s breathing. You can experience significant pain relief by taking deep breaths that reduce stress and promote healing in your body. In his book Communicating with the Archangel Raphael for Healing and Creativity, Richard Webster advises: “Sit down comfortably, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing. Count as you do this, possibly counting to three as you inhale, holding your breath for the count of three, and then exhaling to a further count of three ... breathe deeply and easily. After a few minutes of this, you will find yourself drifting into a contemplative, meditative state. ... Think about Raphael and what you already know about him. Think about his association with the air element. ... When you feel that your body is full of healing energy, lean close to the afflicted part of your body and blow gently on the wound, visualizing it becoming whole and perfect again. Do this for two or three minutes, twice a day, until the wound is healed." Listen for Raphael’s Guidance About Other Healing Steps Just like a human doctor whom you respect and trust, Raphael will come up with the right treatment plan for you to relieve pain. Sometimes, when it's God's will, Raphael's plan will involve instantly healing you. But more often, Raphael will prescribe what you should do step by step to pursue healing, as any other physician would. "All you need to do is contact him, explain as clearly as possible what the problem is, and what help you desire, and then leave it up to him," Webster writes in Communicating with the Archangel Raphael for Healing and Creativity. "Raphael frequently asks questions that force you to think deeply and come up with your own answers." Raphael can give you the guidance you need to make wise decisions about painkillers, which may help reduce pain but also can lead to side effects and addiction. If you're relying on painkilling medication right now, ask Raphael to help you gradually decrease how much you rely on it. Since exercise is often good physical therapy for existing pain and helps strengthen the body to prevent future pain, Raphael may show you specific ways he wants you to exercise. "Sometimes Raphael functions as a heavenly physical therapist, guiding people in pain to flex their muscles," Virtue writes in The Healing Miracles of Archangel Raphael. Raphael may also advise you to make certain changes in your diet that will help heal the root cause of the pain you're experiencing, relieving your pain in the process. For example, if you're suffering from stomachaches because you're eating too many acidic foods, Raphael can reveal that information to you and show you how to change your daily eating habits. Archangel Michael often works with Raphael to heal pain that results from the stress of fear. These two great archangels often prescribe getting more sleep to reduce pain and the underlying causes of that pain. However Raphael chooses to guide you toward healing for your pain, you can be sure that he will do something for you every time you ask. "The key is to ask for help without expectations of how your healing will occur," Virtue writes in The Healing Miracles of Archangel Raphael. "Know that every healing prayer is heard and answered, and that your answer will be custom-tailored especially for you!"