The painting above is an unfinished painting that has been dominating my studio for some 2 years now. *** For some reason I just can't finish it, but I do love it. It is dedicated to Archangel Michael. The painting is life size, and although I can't seem to resolve it all, I love the face, and sometimes, I swear, I really do feel Michael is looking at me. I wanted to paint Michael not as some great Renaissance era archetype with huge wings and a flaming sword, but as He might manifest as a human, perhaps as a beautiful young man with intense eyes, sitting at a table drinking coffee......and at the same time as He abides in unimaginable grandeur between the stars themselves. I hope He's pleased with my humble efforts to honor him. Sometimes the expression seems like a smile, warm and amused. Other times, it seems the face of an implacable warrior. For me it changes, and I confess, I often find myself talking to Michael. The painting gives me a focus.
I don't know what Archangels are, and I'm not Christian. But for many years I have invoked, and requested the help, of Michael, for protection, for healing for those beset by negative energies and entities, to send the earthbound souls to the light, to cleanse my home, to strengthen me and all those who are beset, or seek to resist, evil in whatever form it occurs. Many times have requested help from Michael to help a certain family member beset by addiction, as well as to protect me from his emotional and psychic violence. And I have seen this person change, miraculously. So here is an "everyday miracle", a synchronicity I feel enchanted and blessed by.
I found myself depressed the other morning, overwhelmed once again by the ugliness and corruption of what is going on in this country now. The usual negation settled over me like a cloud, it often goes like this "why make art when there is such horror and suffering in the world? What hope is there for anything now, old woman, who is going to care whether you make ceramic Goddesses or not?" Yes, we all have those defeating, malevolent voices in our heads.
Feeling sorry for myself, I noticed, exactly placed in front of the door, a perfect feather. It was maybe 7:00 in the a.m., and I had to laugh........because I often find mysterious feathers in strange places, and I have come to feel that they are a sign, an "angelic" sign. Encouragement. Later in the day, I saw that someone had called me at 7:30 in the morning, which was unusual. It was my old friend Michael S., from California.
Michael calls me about once every 5 years or so! We talk on the rare occasions I visit him in California, and exchange a rare email now and then. Recently, I posted some photos of a new series of ceramic mosaic sculptures I'm undertaking, with a bit of trepidation because they are ambitious. Michael, who in many ways I always felt lived up to his name, had called to tell me that he had an image about my efforts, that he saw me doing a big mosaic sculpture on a wall! Always practical, he added that I probably could make some money doing that.
I definately feel encouraged, and I'll take this as not only the encouragement of a friend, but a Celestial Encouragement as well!
*** Two years later (4/15/2020) I can say now that I did finish the painting (it's above), framed it, and put it in my living room with a spot light. Sometimes I swear the expression on Michael's face seems to change............
Remove all attachments from me,
All negative energy forms,
All negative thought forms,
All heavy energy forms.
All intruders and mischief makers,
All astral forces and dominants,
All small demons and large demons,
including succubus and incubus.
All living humans who try to steal my energy,
Or do me any other harm,
Find all humans in Spirit who are Lost around me,
and take them Home.
Remove all threads and bindings
All cords and ties
All chains and devices of any kind
All curses and hexes on any level
And all karmic patterns which are 'self'-defeating
And karmic links that are no longer needed
Return me to my perfect energy now please
I ask this in the name of the Divine,
Where it came from ...
I've been using and adapting the Michael Invocation for the past fifteen years as a means of clearing people's energy, and the energy of their homes and other buildings. The Invocation has changed over time, as the situations people have found themselves in have become more difficult to manage, or more complicated to understand. It has never failed to provide relief on many levels - though the relief will only continue if a person chooses not to repeat the old patterns of behaviour that first got them haunted.
The above is by Ama Nazra from the website Sacred Gates/Victorian Paranormal Connection. Please visit the link below to read more: