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Angel Messages - Get Your Power Back

he Angel Card drawn for today is from The Archangel Michael Sword of Light Oracle deck created by Radleigh Valentine. It is card #13 Get Your Power Back.

As we learned a few weeks back, this deck brings us messages exclusively from Archangel Michael who is one of the fifteen major Archangels. One of his main assignments as an Archangel is to protect us, to help us feel safe. As our protector, his fight is “against fear, worry and the illusions of lack and separation from the Divine”. He carries a sword of light and we can call on him any time to use it to free us from unwanted energetic attachments to things, people or situations that no longer serve us. We can feel comforted and safe wrapped in a blanket of his sapphire blue energy.

Archangel Michael’s other main role is to assist us in connecting with our own truth and to bring us clarity about our life purpose. He can help us have heightened awareness of our intuition, inner thoughts, and true feelings and he will help us act on them. He also wants us to know how much we are truly loved by our Guardian Angels, the Archangels, and the Divine. He states that if we knew the depth of that love, we would never question our value, our beauty, or our perfection as children of the Divine.

My Messages:

“Get Your Power Back” is a fitting follow up to last week’s newsletter’s message of “Finding Your True Path”. The synchronicities and flow of messages from Spirit are always amazing!

Michael tells us, “You have forgotten who you are.” Is that true for you? Do you feel connected to your soul and your soul’s purpose or do you often wonder ‘why am I here’? Are you living your life as your authentic self or do you feel like you are filling a role that doesn’t feel like you? Are you working at a job or are you in a relationship to please someone else instead of yourself? Are you living to meet family or society’s expectations instead of realizing your own dreams?

When you are on path and living your life’s purpose, you are happy, you experience joy on a regular basis. Things flow easily for you. We all still face some challenges while learning our life lessons, but when we are on path, we work through them quickly. When you have forgotten who you are, when you have forgotten your soul’s purpose, life can be a struggle. You feel like “a salmon swimming upstream.” Challenges occur repeatedly as you struggle to learn the lessons they are bringing. Life feels “hard,” or boring, or scary, or just plain miserable. Joy and happiness are a rare occurrence. You may feel like you are on autopilot some of the time, just going through the motions.

If you have forgotten who you are Michael reminds you with this card: “You are a child of the

Divine…” You are from the light and part of the light and truly loved by the Divine. No matter what career or relationship you have chosen, remember your true self. You are an amazing powerful Spiritual being having a human experience. As such, you have amazing power, strength and abilities. However, the human experience can have many hard, dark, negative challenges where you might given your power away. You might have “fallen down a rabbit hole” or gotten “stuck in a rut” and feel you can’t escape. You might have joined a “group think” or a lifestyle shared with others that pulls you down.

Have you given your power away by letting others run your life, by allowing others to tell you who you are? If that reflects your life up to this point don’t despair. You are receiving this message now because it is the right time for you to awaken to who you are. To remember and connect with your beautiful soul and its true purpose AND to take your power back. NOW! It is time for you to be in charge of your life, to live it according to your passion and to find the joy you deserve. Of course, you always have freedom of choice. You can choose to carry on with your life even if you feel powerless and unfulfilled OR you can choose to remember who you are and take your power back. You can also choose the timing.

The image on the card shows reminds me of diversity. The person’s face appears almost androgynous. The colours of the face and neck blends those of all races. The individual also reflects ages along the lifespan with the wrinkle free face of youth but the white hair and creased neck of the aged. The flower feels as if it represents the fresh, innovative thoughts and beliefs of youth while the purple neck scarf feels as if it holds the wisdom of the elders. The flower also reminds me of Mother Earth and those who work with her and the purple scarf is the colour associated with aristocracy – both then, representing the spectrum of socioeconomic status. This beautiful image of diversity, reminds me that we are all equal as children of the Divine and therefor we are all deserving of our power.

The sceptre is a powerful image appearing both to bring in the crystalline light from Source as

well as allowing the individual to shine their light. It shows that our connection with Source is two way and the many sparkles within the rays of light remind us that we are all connected to each other as well. We are all One. Taking back your power not only benefits you, it benefits all those you interact with. By standing in your power, you shine your light brighter and encourage others to do the same. There is a ripple effect.

The colours on the card support the message as well. The white hair is the color of spiritual cleansing and clarity. Purple also represents purpose and Archangel Michael’s blue represents wisdom. All of these are part of the remembering of the Divine being that we are. Are you drawn to any particular colour? It may hold a specific meaning or message for you.

Lastly, the number of the card – 13 – is interesting. Does it carry a specific meaning for you? Many people initially react to 13 as an “unlucky” number. However, some, including my own father, prefer to see it as their “lucky number.” Whichever side of the coin it represents for you, if any, it may indicate how your life is flowing. If we separate the numbers in 13 into 1 and 3, we find some meaning related to remembering who we are and our power. One is the number of individuals and leadership. Taking back our power is something we need to do for ourselves. No one else can do it for us. Strong leaders stand in their power. When you take your power back you are leading and helping others to remember who they are and to take back their power. If we reduce number 13, we get 4. Four is the number of strong foundations. When we take our power back, we have a strong foundation from which to live our true purpose.

Guidebook Messages (channelled from Archangel Michael):

“Part of the process of incarnating into a human experience is forgetting that you are a child of the Divine. As you grow spiritually, you start to realize the truth of your being and your purpose. At this time, you may be deepening your understanding of this fact, or perhaps you are simply proceeding on faith that it is true. But that faith can be fragile when your human experience keeps showing you disempowering “evidence” that says otherwise. If you find yourself giving into what other people want or continually doing for others rather than yourself, you can forget how magical you are. We angels, who see you from an entirely different perspective, know your true powerful self.

Your situation right now is such that you desperately need to take back your power. Whether your concern involves a relationship, a work situation, or even an issue with your physical health, the message is the same: the time has come for you to remember who you truly are, start setting boundaries and claim what is best for you. (This is HOW you can take your power


If things are not too out of control, you can start this in small ways. If things are really difficult, then you may have to take charge of your own life in a dramatic stand immediately.

Let me be of service. If you ask, I can help you feel courageous and strong. I can also help protect. (Remember, you need to ask and ask daily.)

Remember who you are. Take your power back. Do it now!”

So, as you move towards your future, as we move through this deeply spiritual year, many will be waking up and remembering who they are. Will that be you? Can you ask Archangel Michael to assist you in taking your power back to live your soul’s purpose as the beautiful child of the divine that you are?

I hope this was helpful for you. For me, as a healer, it is an excellent validation of other messages I have received recently cautioning me about overserving. It also reminds me of a previous personal message I have received from Archangel Michael, about pulling back in my “overextended” third chakra, the power chakra. So, I will be right there with you taking my power back!

I would love to hear your feedback about how this card’s message has resonated with you. If you find that you are wanting some assistance with remembering who you are, your soul’s purpose, and taking your power back, I am offering individual intuitive counselling and angel card readings online or in person (in Calgary).

Lots of love and hugs,



If you would like to learn more about the Archangels, or the meaning of numbers and colours, here are a few resources I have found helpful:


Dougall Fraser – Your Life in Colour

Radleigh Valentine – The Archangel Michael Sword of Light Oracle deck

Radleigh Valentine – The Big Book of Angel Tarot

Vikki MacKinnon – Take a Number


Vikki MacKinnon on Facebook

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