Archangel Uriel is one of the four major archangels. Of all the different angels I have studied and encountered, it seems that Uriel has some of the most contrasting descriptions. In fact, Uriel happens to be one of the most diverse angels I have come across.
Uriel means “Light of God.” Archangel Uriel is one of the few angels who are granted access to God’s presence. Some have described him as being similar to Chamuel (angel of perpetual adoration and unconditional love), being the spirit and embodiment of peace and ministration. Uriel is actually the angel who warned Noah about the flood. Others have portrayed him as being.. well.. scary! Ever read the Exodus story in the bible? Apparently Uriel was the “Angel of Death” we are told about who checked for the lamb’s blood during a time Jews now celebrate as Passover. Although he is not mentioned by name in the Bible, he is mentioned several times by name in the Book of Enoch (great read). I’m sure you can see how contradicting both those images are, but both of them are extremely relevant.
Meek. When we see this word we often think of someone who is quiet, timid and maybe even frail. However, meek means strength under control; having strength yet withholding it. This is the word I would use to describe Uriel.
Uriel embodies the duality of divine love and mercy as well as divine justice and retribution. Both of those categories are not opposites of the spectrum although they might seem to be. For example, the opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference and vice versa. Divine love and mercy and divine justice and retribution are both powerful and passionate aspects of Uriel. Uriel is said to be the fire of inspiration and offer aid and rest to the faithful. His joyous and loving energy surrounds those who cry out to God for help, especially those who are feeling hopeless or helpless. If you are experiencing a situation which is agonizing and may even seem helpless, call out to Uriel. Allow Uriel to bring the light of God to you. While offering comfort and ministration, Uriel also helps us to realize God’s great majesty as well as his love for us.
Now, on the flip side there is divine justice and retribution. Before we go any further, I’d like to clarify something first. I use the word “anointed” or “anointing” a lot, and it came to my attention that certain groups believe “anointed” means that only those people go to “heaven”. That’s not true. When I say anointed, I mean and it means that someone is favored by God (prophets, certain individuals that may/may not have special abilities, etc.) Any one individual may be anointed.. which is God’s and God’s decision alone. Don’t allow anyone to tell you otherwise. Additionally, anointing means a purpose or special path God has bestowed on someone which may also mean special gifts. For example, King David is anointed as well as his son King Solomon and the prophet Nathan (just to name a few). I wanted to make that clear because I by no means exclude anyone from receiving divine love and protection. I also would never be so callous as to say that I have any control or say over who went where or reincarnated etc. You get the gist!
Any who… divine justice and retribution. I like to think of Uriel as karma. We’ve talked a lot about the law of attraction. While Uriel comforts the faithful, those who cry out for help, and the anointed, he also protects them. He is portrayed as a mighty warrior whose sword is said to made of flames, and, like I said, has been depicted as somewhat scary. This is my take on Uriel. Uriel, like God (higher power, Spirit, Goddess however you like to call them), has an immense amount of love for us. Think about someone in your life that you love more than words can describe. Got it? Now, think about someone doing them harm. It might make you upset or even angry. The fire that fuels Uriel’s inspiration, the arts, his love is what drives him to protect us and distribute divine justice and retribution. If you have been wronged or if you are receiving resistance or harm while following your divine life purpose or path, ask Archangel Uriel to protect you. In my opinion, Uriel and Michael are a great team. If you feel you are under spiritual attack or someone is plotting/sending negative intentions or energy your way, those two angels are the way to go.
King David said it best in Psalms 105:14, “He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings saying, ‘Touch not mine anointed; do my prophets no harm'”
I don’t take the bible word for word for a few reasons (which we won’t get into today), but there is some accuracy and traces of the truth in it. The above verse from King David in Psalms is one of my favorites (and, no, not just because I love me some David!). For some reason, those words help me stand strong in my truth when I feel weary.
Although I’m always the type to speak my mind, I’ve made it a practice to allow divine nature take it’s course. “Shhheba, what the hell is that supposed to mean?!” I used to stress, and sometimes still do, over why bad things happen to good people. I still get angry sometimes, and I pray asking why evil or bad people aren’t getting what they deserve right now. Hey, I have my moments! Let Uriel and the angels do their work. What comes around goes around, and as long as you keep doing the next right thing you will continue to attract more blessings and light in your life. Those who have wronged you have what’s coming to them. Don’t stoop to their level and smother your light. Allow yourself to shine and rise above! This is easier said than done sometimes, but I’ve noticed that when I stay focused on my purpose things naturally fall into place.
I AM surrounded and protected by my angels.
Say it until it sinks in because, guess what, you are!
Don’t block your blessings! Keep looking forward, and allow your cup to overflow.