The definition of the word intervention given in Webster’s Dictionary follows: The act of interfering with the outcome or course especially of a condition or process (as to prevent harm or improve functioning). Interventions happen all the time on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, For example, they are found in the field of medicine, within relationships, resolving disagreements, and the like. Divine Intervention can be thought of as other worldly, supernatural, and/or spiritual Ultimately, it comes from God, Source, Oneness, or whatever label you wish to use. This angel card reading is based on three cards chosen randomly from the Archangel Raphael Oracle card deck by Doreen Virtue, PhD. All the archangels come to us with messages from the Divine, so let us explore these bits of wisdom from Raphael, the healer.

Card 1: Divine Intervention

Prayer: Dear Archangel Raphael, thank you for being with [name of person in need] and for helping with [situation]. I have faith in Divine intervention, and I fully accept your guidance now.

Have you ever experienced Divine Intervention in your life? It can appear in many ways. I believe I was immediately and directly saved from a car crash that would have killed me. My life went into slow motion and I found myself in the right place at the right time. I came out unscathed. I have also been guided divinely to change my career. This was a much more subtle form of Divine intervention. It was a moment of realization that where I was no longer satisfied me. Then that moment turned into a process of making changes in my life that made much more sense. I moved from being a public school teacher to being a Holy Fire Reiki Master. This was a change from the concrete to the spiritual. It took a while, but has been extremely satisfying. Nothing in these two examples would have been other than Divine Intervention. I am grateful i listened.

Card 2: Expect a Miracle

Prayer: Dear God and Archangel Raphael, thank you for your miraculous intervention and healing energy, which has restored the health of [person]

If you do not expect miracles in your life, you are less apt to recognize them when they come. So when you want the course of your life to change for the better, it is important to expect it to happen. Be prepared. Always look for possibilities. Look actually means listen. Listen to the small, still voice within that is guiding you in some way. This is Divine Intervention. Sometimes the intervention is direct. You listen to that voice and know exactly what to do. Other times, it is more subtle. One thing leads to another before there is a resolution to the problem. Regardless, be in tune with the higher energetic forces that are waiting to help when you need it and are willing to ask for it.

Card 3: Massage

Prayer: Dear Archangel Raphael, please help me know that I deserve to receive massages and other self-care treatments.

The first two cards of this reading had to do with the spiritual, the divine. But humans live a physical life, as well as a spiritual one. So, Archangel Raphael is telling you to take care of yourself. When that happens, you will be more at ease and thus more in tune to what your larger needs. This focus will help you to recognize when you need Divine Intervention and look for miracles.

Therefore, self-care is profoundly important in order for you to live a meaningful life. It is indulgent perhaps, but when you are satisfied with who you are, others will benefit from your energies. Get enough sleep, eat healthily, exercise, have alone time, have friend time, take up a hobby that engages you. There are many ways to self-care, including massage. When you do yourself a favor, you do it for the world as well.

In conclusion, Archangel Raphael is urging you to tune in to your inner self. You can do that best when you take care of and love yourself. Then you can listen to the voice within and take advantage of the miracles that come with Divine Intervention. Adonai