In 745 C.E., Pope Zachary called a church council to discuss the many thousands of angels that people revered. The council denounced this proliferation of angels, and decided that the angels mentioned by name in the Bible and Apocrypha were the only ones who could remain. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael were spared. An ancient tradition says that Uriel was the angel who wrestled with Jacob for a full night. If Uriel had been identified in the Biblical account of this fight, he would have retained his status. Uriel, Archangel of Ministration, Transformation and Prophecy, was the most important angel to be demoted.
This was not the end of Uriel's misfortunes. During the Renaissance, Pope Clement III ordered images of Uriel to be removed from churches because he mistakenly thought Uriel was connected with a heresy that claimed John the Baptist was the Messiah. Later, Uriel suffered again because he featured prominently in The Book of Enoch, a book that the Christian Church tried to suppress.
The name "Uriel" means "Light of God" or "fire of God". Uriel brings the light, or knowledge, of God to mankind. One interesting example of this is the ancient Jewish legend that claims Uriel gave the Kabbalah to mankind.
Uriel protects mankind from natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes. He sometimes manifests himself in storms and rainbows. Because of this close association with the Earth, Uriel acts as a channel between Earth and the divine, and is responsible for bringing God's plan into the material world. An example of this is when he warned Noah of the flood.
Uriel also has a tender side and enjoys helping people to find tranquillity and inner peace. He is known as the angel of repentance. Although Uriel is kind, caring and loving, he does not hesitate to chastise and discipline when necessary.
Although he works on a universal scale, Uriel is willing to help you on a personal level. His most important task is to help you become aware of your essential spiritual nature.
Uriel is known as the Archangel of Transformation, and can turn situations completely around, giving you a fresh perspective on life.
Feelings of guilt, negativity, anger or frustration may hold you back from following your true path. Uriel will help you find peace and tranquillity.
Many people have problems in giving and receiving. Some find it hard to give freely, while others give so much that they suffer as a result. Others find it hard to receive anything. Uriel is prepared to help you understand and resolve difficulties in these areas.
If you have a desire to serve or help others in any way, Uriel will do everything he can to help you. Uriel is interested in the wellbeing of the planet, and anything you do to benefit humanity or the world will receive his full support.
Uriel is the Archangel of Prophecy and will help you develop your psychic and intuitive skills. He will provide insights in a variety of ways, such as visions, dreams, and sudden perceptions.
Uriel will help you gain greater insight and clarity about the motivations of others. Once you allow Uriel to help you in this way, you are less likely to be hurt by the hidden motivations and desires of others.
Uriel is arguably the most accessible of the archangels, and will enjoy hearing from you. One effective method is to stand facing north, which is Uriel's direction. Take several slow, deep breaths and then create a circle of protection around yourself by walking in a clockwise circle. It makes no difference how small or large this circle is. Sit or lie down inside this circle. Close your eyes and visualize yourself surrounded by Uriel's love and compassion. You might like to imagine a large hand with a flame burning on the open palm. This is a well-known symbol of Uriel. Ask him to come to your aid. Once you feel his presence, make your request. You can communicate silently or out loud. Spend as long as you wish in Uriel's company. When you are finished, thank him for his help and support. Take three slow, deep breaths and, when you feel ready, open your eyes. You are likely to feel exhilarated after communicating with Uriel. Problems that seemed overwhelming before will seem much less important. You'll feel more positive about the future, and have a sense of inner peace.
I know you'll enjoy communicating with Uriel, and will benefit enormously as a result.
Uriel: Communicating with the Archangel for Transformation and Tranquility has been translated into Bulgarian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Russian and and Spanish (Spain, Latin America and Colombia).
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