The word angel means messenger, and an archangel is a high ranking angel or leader. In the Christian bible, the 3 most high ranking angels are Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael and Archangel Gabriel. The job of the archangel is to deliver important messages. When you come across an image, or the word angel, stop, and take note. Look around, and become present. There is a message waiting for you. A good friend of mine used to see a courier truck called Messenger Courier with a big image of an angel on it. For her, it was a warning that a particular child of hers was getting into some mischief.
Angels are available to help people navigate through this earthly life. If one is open to their help, they communicate or send signs in many different ways. It is often thought that if a feather appears out of nowhere, an angel is trying to get your attention. And, as mentioned above, seeing an image or seeing the word angel or messenger is also a way they communicate. In order to receive the benefits of an Angel’s message, a person must be diligent in maintaining awareness in their surroundings. If one is too wrapped up in the senseless chatter of the mind, thereby making them unaware of what’s going on around them, they can miss some very important messages. This can be anything from streets to avoid in traffic, people unfriend or befriend foods to avoid or eat, and sometimes even when to keep silent. Angels can help inspire an artist or writer. They can help a teacher communicate to her students in a way that is engaging, rather than forceful.
Archangel Michael is known as the leader of the Angels. He is the Angel of protection, and sometimes is shown carrying a sword. His job is to help with fear and issues of safety. He also works with healers, and can be known to fix mechanical and electrical problems.
Archangel Raphael helps with physical and emotional healings. He works with addictions and cravings, and helps with injuries and illnesses. He works closely with doctors and healers and often works with Archangel Michael.
Archangel Gabriel is known as the messenger Angel, and often is seen holding a trumpet. He is the patron saint of communications. He often helps writers, artists, teachers and journalists communicate their message. He also helps communications with children.