Talk about power, today, we’re working with “He who is like God,” Archangel Michael, the Archangel of protection, guidance, and strength. This archangel assists with protection, direction, self-esteem, motivation, courage, commitment, faith, energy, vitality, life’s purpose, and releasing fear.
The stone for today: Lapis Lazuli, which helps open the third eye and balances the throat chakra. It stimulates enlightenment, personal, and spiritual power. This stone quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It possesses enormous serenity and is a key to spiritual attainment. It is a protective stone that contacts spirit guardians. It teaches the power of the spoken word.
Lapis Lazuli encourages taking charge of life. It reveals inner truth, encourages self-awareness, and allows self-expression without holding back or compromising. Needless to say, it is a powerful thought amplifier, stimulating the higher faculties of the mind to bring objectivity and clarity.
Looking at the stone itself, one gets the feeling of looking into a galaxies and galaxies all contained in a the universe, not unlike today’s Awareness card. I can’t even look at it too long as the “awareness” of so many cosmos is frankly a bit overwhelming. Archangel Michael’s energy is exactly that – so big, so all-encompassing, but it’s not meant to intimidate or belittle those he helps and assists. Really, he is an ultimate protector or bodyguard, although he provides so much more than that.
His message for us today is to step back and not only see the bigger picture that is around us, unfolding in each moment, but to know that even we as humans each have our role in influencing said universes and worlds. It’s the butterfly effect multiplied many times over. With each thought, idea, word, and action, we create ripple effects that make us just as powerful as the Archangels themselves. If you have a piece of Lapis Lazuli with you, meditate with it and see what comes up as you literally hold the universe in your hands.
With all that power though, we are given the task of honoring the concept that our thoughts and actions may create situations that may or may not have been predicted. We are given the task of standing in our personal power and our personal truth, to be the strong individual we are meant to be, each one of us. This means holding onto one’s integrity, one’s honor, one’s honesty over being a brute or tyrant. Be conscious, be aware of how you’re perceiving the world around you and what you’re giving out to the world in return. Today, Archangel Michael is inviting us to stand up, staff in hand, ready to be a leader in our unique environments. After all, you too are a creator in this universe.