~by Loving Light~
Deck: Archangel Michael Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
Card #1: Self Respect
Never Fear, Archangel Michael is here! Yay!
Archangel Michael is supporting your quest for happiness, health, and abundance by advising you to respect and love yourself. You may have encountered dysfunctional situations or people recently. These encounters can adversely affect your self-esteem. This card is a sign that it's time to honor yourself, even if others aren't treating you in a worthy manner. You deserve respect from yourself and others, for you're a beloved child of God (just as everyone is in spiritual truth). The truth is: You are worthy. You are loveable. You are powerful. You are perfect. You are innocent in the eyes of the angels. See yourself how the angels see you: divinely beautiful in every way. Archangel Michael is guiding you to respect yourself and your truth. He is encouraging you to love yourself unconditionally and connect to the unlimited love energy of the Universe. This Love is your birth rite. Claim it now.
For some people this card has a specific meaning (allow your intuition let you know if one of these specific messages are resonating true for you):
♥ Get counselling to build your self-esteem.
♥ Leave an abusive situation.
♥ Let go of behaviors that you know deep down aren't healthy or right for you, as guilt erodes self-respect.
♥ Insist that others treat you with respect.
“Dear God and angels, thank you for helping me see myself as you see me: through the eyes of love. Thank you for honoring and respecting me - please guide me to do the same for myself, and grant me the courage to speak up on my own behalf. I ask for your protection in all of my relationships so that I am surrounded by loving and kind people.”
Archangel Michael is guiding you to forgive yourself and others. He is encouraging you to lay down your grievances and release them so that you can truly embrace the Light.
Archangel Michael sees that guilt is interfering with the happiness you seek. You’re blaming yourself for something that’s in the past, but it’s time to let it go – especially since self-blame is unproductive and unhealthy. In truth, you’ve done nothing wrong. Archangel Michael says you did the best you could, with the resources you had at the time. He asks you to think and speak lovingly about yourself. Release everything from your past. Allow the angels to cleanse you of every moment that has occurred before your current breath. Inhale deeply. Inhale the Love. Inhale the Light. The angels cleanse and wash away all memories based in fear, allowing only the truth of Love to remain. Release all emotions, behaviors, and attachments rooted in fear.
Archangel Michael is also impressing upon you the importance of forgiving others. He asks you to release any grievances you hold against other people. Take a moment now to imaging yourself and this other person in a bubble of love. Archangel Michael is here to help you heal and cut any cords of fear energy between you and this person (cords of anger, resentment, jealous, irritation, frustration, ect.) Only the cords of love and light will remain between your two souls. Repeat this step for each person you hold a grievance toward. Now send blessings to each person as a way of healing yourself and the situation. Know that you can’t control other people’s feelings or reactions. Your only responsibility is how you perceive yourself and others. View yourself and others through a lens of loving light.
When you are experiencing fear based emotions toward yourself or others you can use the follow prayer. You may also direct this prayer towards God/Source directly. Prayer: “I ask that you help me let go of self-blame and forgive myself. Please guide me in releasing any toxic anger or fear toward others. Thank you, Archangel Michael, for allowing me to feel centered and at peace.”
Your daily advice from the angels is to heal with joy. Today’s card shows an angel holding a ram and a child in his arms. These are ancient symbols of joy, childlike playfulness, and rejuvenation. Coming from a place of Joy is an effective type of healing process. It doesn't need to be a struggle to heal and work on yourself. Use joy as your tool.
This is a lovely and reassuring message from Archangel Michael. This beautiful card and prayer are to assure you that your loved ones are being protected and cared for. If you have children in your life, know these children are being watched over by the angels. Archangel Michael is reassuring you of his presence. He is with your children during their person trials and difficulties. Trust the angels are guiding and protecting them every moment of everyday. In the end, all will be well!
Archangel Michael is also saying this loving message refers to all children in your life, including ‘pet projects.’ Have you ever used the phrase "This project is my baby!" or "This business is like my child!"? This metaphorical child can be a writing project, business venture, or a creative endeavor. It can refer to anything in your life that holds so much importance to you that you see it as your child. The angels are looking after your passion projects because they know your heart. They know how much this means to you and the angels will always be there to guide your actions to achieve the best possible outcome for all involved.
Prayer: “Dear guardian angel of my children (born and unborn) thank you for watching over my children and ensuring their happiness and safety. Please guide me so I know the best ways to be a good parent and role model for my own and other people’s children. Amen”