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Archangel Azrael – Learn all about this powerful Archangel

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Of all the Archangels, it is archangel Azrael who is most often misunderstood. As with all beings of this caliber, the name of this angel also serves as a title. ‘Azrael’ translates as meaning “whom God helps” or “the Angel of God”, but he is also referred to as the ‘Angel of Death’ or ‘The Angel of Destruction and Renewal’.

But what is the role of Archangel Azrael? We’re going to explore the true purpose of Azrael. We’ll consider why his role is often misunderstood, especially in relation to death and why there’s no need to fear this angel. Along the way, we’ll explore the different aspects of Azrael’s role in keeping the universe in motion.

Including how he aids us on an individual level, as well as why his job is vital for maintaining peace and harmony throughout all dimensions.  Angel Azrael also assists people who have lost their loved ones over the grief and pain that they are suffering.

Archangel Azrael: The Angel of Death

We find that Azrael appears in many different forms across a variety of cultures. As the Angel of Death, one of his roles is to help guide souls from the physical world to the spiritual world.

Some know this being as the Grim Reaper, but you also find his role being performed by Anubis, the jackal-headed God of the Ancient Egyptians. Anubis would lead the souls of the dead from the physical world to their final judgment: the weighing of the heart.

We often imagine an angel of death or the grim reaper as being somehow responsible for the death, as if their presence alone causes death to occur. Even though death isn’t the end, we often fear it. But we should find comfort in the fact that Azrael will be there to guide us.

Death is scary because it’s something that we only truly experience once and so it’s impossible to be prepared. Azrael is the ferryman, the guide, and the protector. He takes our hand at the moment between life and death and leads us to the great beyond.

Without Azrael, souls would become lost in the void between life and death. There is a reason that God tasked Azrael with such a vital function, so let’s explore that. Your Guardian Angel can help guide you towards this level of spiritual growth and knowledge!

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Counselor in Life and Death

Even though many people fear Azrael’s function as the angel of death, he is a gentle soul and is often described as being a counselor for all aspects of life. He visits those who are dying, which is why his appearance is often associated with death, as in some cases it can indicate that life is about to come to an end.

To those he visits, he is a comforting presence. He assures them that there’s no reason to be afraid, and he prepares them for the journey that lies ahead. But Azrael can appear in many forms, and sometimes he doesn’t appear in any form at all, but merely as words, numbers, thoughts, or symbols.

This Archangel is also a counselor for those who have lost loved ones. Grief is a powerful emotion, and it can often cloud our judgment and hinder our spiritual journey. Losing someone you care about can lead to sadness, irrational thoughts/actions, and even depression.

People pray to Azrael or invoke his energy when the crushing weight of a loved one’s death becomes too much. As an Archangel, it isn’t Azrael’s job to simply snap his fingers and make you feel better though.

Instead, Azrael will help guide you to a place of understanding. He will change your perspective by demonstrating that death is just another chapter of life and that leaving this physical realm isn’t the end.

Monitoring the Flow of the Universe

So far, we’ve discussed some of the functions that Azrael serves within this universe. These are the aspects that humanity is capable of understanding, but he also maintains aspects of reality that go beyond what our minds’ can handle. Azrael is responsible for the balance of life.

He monitors all new life that enters the physical realm through being born, but he also pays attention to each life that passed beyond this realm through death. While it is true that Azrael guides souls from life to death, and therefore from the physical world to the spiritual world, he is also responsible for guiding souls back to life when it’s not their time.

This happens when somebody has a ‘Near Death Experience’ or ‘NDE’. If somebody technically dies but is brought back to life, they will have been guided by Azrael to avoid their soul becoming lost in the void, or from trying to pass over to the spiritual world too early.

Azrael also guides souls back to life when a spiritual journey has not yet reached its destination. The entirety of life is made up of multiple lifetimes.

So, when a soul’s mission is not yet complete, it will leave a dead body and return to Earth within the body of a new-born, often with no memory of their previous lives or their meeting with Archangel Azrael.

There’s No Need to be Afraid of Archangel Azrael

Although Azrael is the Angel of Death and often appears as we are about to cross over from this life to the next (or possibly beyond), there’s no reason to fear this angel.

Azrael is no different to any other angel or Archangel: he only wishes to offer you guidance, support, and comfort as you take a major step in your soul journey. Unless you call for him or ask for guidance on a matter related to death, you won’t see Archangel Azrael before your time to cross over into the spirit world.

When this time comes, you won’t fear this angel, you’ll welcome his appearance, greeting him like an old friend or family member. If you do find yourself feeling worried or afraid about meeting Azrael, then consider reaching out to him or one of the other Archangels.

They will offer guidance and help show you why everything is going to be ok.

Invoking and Praying to Archangel Azrael

Invoking the power of this Archangel can be beneficial if you’ve lost a loved one, fear losing a loved one, or hold any negative views about death. Azrael is here to provide comfort and support, while also helping you to progress further along your spiritual path.

We’re now going to explore an incredibly simple invocation that can be used when you need to reach out to Azrael:

I call upon you, Azrael. Please gift me with your comforting energy,

so that I may better understand the passing of my loved one.

You can also pray to Archangel Azrael. You may choose to use prayer instead of an invocation if you have a lot to say/ask. Prayer allows us to let our thoughts and feelings run free, while we tend to keep invocations short so that we may use them quickly in times of desperate need.

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