Having faith and trust in someone or something is very reassuring. Yet it can also be difficult. This angel card reading comes from the Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, PhD. Archangel Raphael is known for his ability to help heal people, animals, and situations on not only the physical plane, but also the emotional, mental, and physical paths we walk. I chose three cards arbitrarily from the deck. They are advising you to get out of your own way, so healing can begin. In addition, trust in divine intervention, and have faith in yourself that you can move forward.

Easy Does It

Dear Archangel Raphael, please help me detach, retreat, and let go so that healing can occur.

Doreen says, “This card is a reminder to stop, slow down, relax, and breathe. Archangel Raphael says that you’ve been pushing hard against the grain of life, with an exhausting effect. Therefore, he’s guiding you to take it easy, and give any worries or cares to him.

“Sometimes situations resolve themselves when we walk away from them, so this card is also a message to retreat for a while. This may involve taking a trip to a relaxing locale, or it could mean detaching from a situation until movement occurs. The first thought that comes to your mind is guidance from above.” [pp.38-39]

Divine Intervention

Dear Archangel Raphael, thank you for being with [us] and for helping with [our problems]. [We]have faith in Divine intervention, and [we] fully accept your guidance now.

Doreen tells us, “This card indicates that your prayers have been heard and answered! The angels are working behind the scenes to effect the miracle you requested. Stay filled with faith and trust, as it is being rewarded.

“Please remember that the how and when of Divine intervention usually occurs in surprising ways, so your prayer will likely be answered in an unexpected manner, yet in a way that brings blessings to everyone involved.” [pp.34-35]


Inner Authority

Dear Archangel Raphael, thank you for supporting me as I take back my power and listen to my intuition, desires, and feelings.

Doreen reminds us, “Archangel Raphael sends this card to encourage you to use your own power and authority in this situation. The Healing Angel sees that you have been giving your power away to others and ignoring your feelings. It’s time to make your own decisions, stand up for yourself, and speak your truth! Raphael will hold your hand throughout this experience, empowering you and giving you courage.

You’ve been confused lately because of differing opinions and advice about what you should do. This card serves as a reminder that you must take the course of action that’s guided by your inner voice. You truly do know the best path to take, even if it means interacting with intimidating authority figures. In the long run, they’ll respect you more for taking charge.” [pp.62-63]


All good guides, spiritual or physical, urge you to have faith and trust in yourself as you live your life. Sometimes, faith in ourselves is weak, so listening to the guidance of spiritual beings can be helpful. Ultimately, you have free will to make whatever decisions you want. So trust your intuition which is your connection to Divine wisdom, and believe you are walking down the best path for you.