Archangel Raphael is known as the healer in the realm of archangels. He is always willing to help you when you need an extra boost. However, he is a firm believer that you should heal yourself whenever you can. Self healing is the most basic and effective type you can use. I will be using the Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards  by Doreen Virtue, PhD, for this reading. Raphael offers you three ways of bringing healing energy to yourself. They are: 1) meditation; 2) sunshine; and 3) acceptance.


Dear Archangel Raphael, please meditate with me; and guide my mind and body to focus upon peace, health, and wellness.

Doreen states,”The Latin word medicus, which means ‘to make whole,’ or ‘to cure,” is the root of both meditation and medication. So an alternative to medication may be meditation, and this card is a suggestion for the latter. Many studies correlate meditation with longevity and significant health benefits.

Meditation simply means focusing your mind consciously, either on a peaceful thought or positive intention. You can take a meditation class, watch an instructional video, follow along on a guided meditation audio, or meditate in your own way. All forms are helpful and healthful.” [pp.74-75]

In addition, meditating helps you listen to your inner voice, which is your direct link to the Creator. It helps to ground and center you as well. Keeping your meditation practice simple can help you stick with it over the long term, and work toward assisting you to heal yourself. For example, going for a walk in the woods can be a very meditative activity. The peacefulness and grandeur of a forest can create a profound effect that is quite healing.


Dear Archangel Raphael, please help me enjoy the benefits of sunshine in safe and healthy ways.

Doreen says, “The sun’s rays have natural, curative power. Although balancing your exposure is essential to avoiding sun damage, there are also numerous scientifically verified health benefits. This card may be guiding you to visit a sunny locale or invest in a full-spectrum lighting device. Archangel Raphael is prescribing vitamin D in its most natural form for your health” [p.92]

As you know, sunlight has an uplifting effect on your emotions, as well as physical benefits. The light and warmth of the sun contributes to your well being. You feel better on a sun lit day, than on a cloud covered, overcast one. Light invigorates and energizes you to heal yourself on a deep level.


Dear God and Archangel Raphael, please help me accept that everything is going in the right direction.

Doreen tells you, “Archangel Raphael is helping you find peace within an unsettling situation, so he sends you this card. Acceptance doesn’t mean that you desire or like what’s going on, but it does mean that you’re willing to come to peace with it. God and the angels hear your prayers for a healing resolution. They’re now asking you to surrender the entire situation to them through the process of acceptance.

This is similar to “going with the flow” and trusting that everything is working out exactly as it’s supposed to. This isn’t a time to resist or force anything. Speak your mind openly and honestly; yet at the same time, find that balance of grace and acceptance.” [pp.12-13]


Archangel Raphael will always respond to you when you need healing help. However, there are basic activities you can enjoy to maintain your health. Meditating, enjoying sunlight, and finding acceptance in difficult situations in order to move on, are simple ways to heal yourself. Adonai.