Angels vs Archangels … What Is the Difference Between Angels and Archangels?

The Difference Between Archangels and Angels

Have you ever wondered about the difference between angels and archangels?

We’re about to dive into just that.

How Are Angels and Archangels Similar?

First … To really understand the key difference between archangels and angels, it helps to first look at how they are similar.

The similarity is, of course, that they are both incredible angelic beings, beings of the angelic hierarchy, who serve humanity from the higher realms of spirit acting as messengers of Divine Love, wisdom and truth.

Angels and archangels both fulfill all sorts of different tasks in their mission to support us, as humans, as we journey through our life on Earth, in expanding consciousness and tuning into our full power as human beings who are essentially beings of love and freedom.

So the beings of the angelic realm are beings who serve on the middle path in alignment with Divine Will to support us as humans on this journey.

But there are different ranks or levels of the angelic hierarchy.

Angels and Archangels are two of these ranks, and also the closest ranks of these angelic beings to humanity.

So yes, angels and archangel are on two different levels of consciousness. They’re both significantly more advanced in consciousness and have reached a far greater level of consciousness than humanity in the present, and so they can act as guides and way-showers for human beings as we progress and journey through our lives as individuals.


Angels are spirits of LifeThe rank of angel, and the spiritual beings who are a level up from humanity in the angelic hierarchy are angels.

Angels, who are spirits of life, guide, support, and assist humans as individuals.

So the relationship between humans and angels is one to one.

Beings of the angelic realm can connect with one human being at a time.

And the closest angel to you personally is, of course, your guardian angel, who has been with you since your birth and will be with you through death.

Your guardian angel is an angel specifically there to guide, support, protect and assist you in your life.

There is a bit of confusion around this topic of guardian angels tough, because sometimes when people tune in and ask “who is my guardian angel”, they receive Archangel Michael, Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Uriel, or the name of another well know Archangelic being.

The thing is, by nature, and really by rank … Archangels are not guardian angels.

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re wrong if you’ve received that Archangel Michael is your guardian angels, and it doesn’t mean that you don’t have an archangel with you. Because while Archangel Michael is not technically a guardian angel, he can act as a sort of guardian for you, and for many simultaneously.

But the title and rank of the guardian angel is reserved for the being of the angelic hierarchy, who is designated just for you… The angelic being who has stepped forward prior to your birth and committed to specifically guide, assist, and support you as an individual… And not anyone else… Just you. They’re your personal guardian angel, and they love you unconditionally, and they know everything about you, and they still love you.

They’re here to guide and protect you, support you in aligning with your soul path and purpose, to expand your consciousness and come into alignment with your highest light, growth and truth in your life. Your guardian angels wants you to accomplish your mission, and experience true and lasting fulfillment and happiness in your life.

So… Angels are the spiritual beings of the angelic hierarchy, who a step above humanity in consciousness expansion and awareness, and they act as guides, messengers and allies for individual spiritual beings.

We all are always guided and supported by angels. But for most of humanity, our consciousness has been dumbed down so that we’re not aware of the presence of angels in day to day life.

But you can regain this level of angelic awareness, by going within, opening your heart, and elevating your consciousness… With this, you’re able to make the direct link with the realm of angels.

Check out my article on how to receive your guardian angels name, because it’s really about so much more than just that, and teaches you a practice you can us time and time again to open to angelic communication.

I recommend doing it every day to elevate your consciousness and open the link to tune in to your guardian angel who is the closest angelic being to you and the easiest to hear.

Then, once you learn how to connect with your guardian angel, you can connect with more of the beings of the angelic realm who are here to support you and assist you in your life in stepping into your divine truth and mission.


Archangels are Spirits of Spiritual FireA level up from the angels in an even higher level of expanded consciousness are the archangels.

Archangels are spirits of spiritual fire, who work with and oversee entire groups of humanity. They oversee nations, towns, cities, and other groups and designations.

So yes, Archangels are able to work with entire groups of people at once, and so this is why so many people feel they have, and they really do have a personal connection with Archangel Metatron, Archangel Michael or Archangel Uriel.

It’s because they are a part of a group which Uriel, Michael or Metatron is overseeing.

Archangels act as intermediaries between the Infinite Light and complexity of God, Source, Divine and humanity in the physical. They act as a bridge to help us receive the divine inspiration, wisdom and knowing we need in order to thrive in our lives and continue on our individual and collective paths of conscious expansion, personal growth, and evolution.

Archangel Michael is by far the most well-known Archangel in the world at this time, and for good reason. Archangel Michael is the Archangel who is overseeing our current age, or period of time that we’re in now.

And so Michael is very actively guiding and connecting with humanity, around the world, through many different religions, and cultures, and ideologies. Michael is there present, sometimes called by another name, but the same spirit that is Archangel Michael is there guiding humanity to become more conscious.

Archangel Michael, Mee-KA-EL… Which means “He who is like God”…  Reminds us, that we, too, can become like God. We are innate sparks of infinite, sparks of God Presence. And as humans, we have an opportunity now to claim this divine birthright, to expand into more of our power, light, and truth, claiming the highest level of self-awareness that is available to us…

So that we can come into sovereignty and progress as divine spiritual beings in human physical form.

So, the main differences between angels and archangels is the level of consciousness, and also how they work with humanity.

Again, archangels work with entire groups of people, whereas angels work with individuals.

Both offer incredible support, help, and guidance, and are here to help assist you and guide you in your life.

Angelic Intervention

Humans are spirits of Love and FreedomIn most cases, except for rare instances, neither angels nor archangels will interfere in your reality without your permission. This is because they recognize your truth as a human being and that you’re a being of love and freedom. They honor your free will and give you the space to choose your path.

Do you want to open to angelic communication? Do you want to expand into your higher divine consciousness? Or do you want to stay in a limited program of the 3d matrix worlds? It’s up to you.

But if you do want to expand, if you want to thrive in your life, accomplish your soul mission, and if you want to grow, and to make the most out of what this life has for you…

Ask the angels for help.

Call in your guardian angel, call in Archangel Michael…

Let your heart open. Let the central pillar of light along your spine fill with light, let your consciousness lift and allow your awareness to raise up above your crown chakra, into the center above your head which allows you access to the higher angelic realm.

Lift up in conscious awareness to meet the angels halfway. Because this is the time we are living in now.

Angels are rarely now manifesting in physical form, because like a loving parent, teaching their child to swim… They’re on the other side of the pool cheering “Come to me… Swim to me… You can do it”.

They’re close by offering their support and protection, but they’re not carrying the child across the pool, because then the child doesn’t have the opportunity to learn.

And so the archangels aren’t appearing before people in blazing fire… Because there’s an opportunity now for humanity to develop higher levels of consciousness in which we are able to lift and expand into the higher angelic realm. So if you want to connect with angels, get yourself to the meeting point halfway.

Raise your vibration, reach up in consciousness, prove that you’re willing to grow, to put in the work, to meditate, take control of your mind, quiet your mind to lovingly parent your thoughts, to return to center, to open your heart, lift in love, and your angels will meet you halfway to help lift you further.

Your angels are here for you, to support you, to guide you, and to assist you in your life and on your journey of embodiment.

But as a human being, as a spirit of love and freedom, you have incredible power and potential to embody the highest divine light, the highest Divine I Am Presence within your physical body, within your physical form in this lifetime, now… It’s simply a matter of commitment, focus, and yes, Divine angelic intervention which is able to come forward, you just have to meet it halfway.

Alright, I hope this is helpful for you in understanding the difference between angels and archangels. If you liked it, please comment below and let me know.

And as a final note, if you do want to open to directly perceive and experience angels, I highly recommend doing the practice for connecting with your guardian angel every day for the next seven days.

When you do that, combined with letting go of expectations, and how you think the experience will be… You will have an angelic experience, and then from there, your angelic connection can continue to grow.

With love and bright blessings,

Melanie Beckler


Melanie Beckler

Anniversary of the Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill | Features

On March 24, 1989, an oil tanker called the Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled and — worsened by a delayed response and strong wind and waves — polluted 1,300 miles of shoreline, as well as the sound and adjacent waters. Investigators later learned that an unlicensed third mate had been steering the massive ship while the captain was drinking.

Exxon payed billions in clean-up costs and restoration, but that could not undo the terrible and tragic damage to a sensitive ecosystem that served as habitat to sea otters, seals, orcas, bald eagles, seabirds, and salmon, among others. Fishermen in shoreline villages went bankrupt. Heartbreaking images of oil-covered creatures led to widespread public mourning and outrage.

The U.S. Congress responded to the spill by passing the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. It raised the penalties placed on companies responsible for oil spills and required that all oil tankers in U.S. waters have a double-hull design, decreasing the chance that a collision would result in a spill.

To Name This Day . . .


A disaster like the Exxon Valdez oil spill cannot be seen as anything other than horrific. It does give us an opportunity, though, to consider how to keep something similar from happening again. Which of the following quotes most inspires you to change your own habit patterns in ways that protect Earth and her inhabitants?

“Our civilization had no notion of our ability to destroy and our inability to fix it.”
— Charles Wohlforth, Anchorage Daily News reporter

“We noticed there was this bathtub ring and I thought it was algae or mussels or something at first. And we got really close to the wall, and we realized it was oil. It was all oil. We also noticed there were lots of big black blobs and we started hauling some of those out of the water, and they were dead sea otters and dead sea birds, that were totally unrecognizable because they were just completely coated with this thick emulsified oil.”
— Anne Castellina, Superintendent at the Kenai Fjords National Park

“It was hard on my family. At one point my middle daughter turned to me as I said, ‘I got to go to another oil spill meeting.’ And she looked at me and she said: ‘Mommy we are important too.’ And my heart just about broke.”
— Anne Castellina, Superintendent at the Kenai Fjords National Park

“I really didn’t want to tell people how hopeless it was, as far as getting the oil off the water anytime soon.”
— Frank Larossi, President of Exxon Shipping

“You have fishing families that were so devastated that they’ve never recovered. And some of the species that were destroyed back in 1989 just have not come back.”
— John Devens, former Mayor of Valdez

Spiritual Practices

In Stepping Into Freedom: An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh writes this prayer to say while washing your hands:

“Water flows over these hands.
May I use them skillfully
to preserve our precious planet.”

Wandering into the Sweetness of Lent

Recently, I sat down with one of my favorite Gospel passages, Luke 6:27–38. One phrase caught my attention: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” (Luke 6:38)

This phrase brought to mind a vivid memory of my mother teaching me to make chocolate chip cookies. “You only pack brown sugar—never flour or other ingredients,” she advised as she pressed my small hands into a measuring cup containing the brown sugar. You never pack anything but brown sugar.

This image dovetailed into a memory of a friend recounting the first time she made chocolate chip cookies. She looked at the recipe and thought there was way too much sugar in the recipe, so she cut it back to a few tablespoons. Although it seemed like the recipe required an overabundance of sugar, without all of the sugar, the cookies did not taste good and the ingredients did not bond well. The cookies were completely inedible.

I returned again to the passage: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

Yet another cookie memory popped up. “God’s love is like the smell of chocolate chip cookies cooking. You know that smell? Mmmm…it permeates everything!” said Fr. Michael in what was fondly known by the undergrads as his “Chocolate Chip Cookie Homily.”

Was I hungry as I read this Gospel? It seems likely! I think there was more to it, though. Sometimes, when I sit down to pray, I encounter distractions and they are just that—distractions. They tend to leave me dry as if I am wandering through a desert. At other times, though, these wanderings in prayer actually reveal an oasis.

In the memories that arose as I read and re-read this Gospel passage, there was a message to be heard: God cannot be outdone in generosity. Like the brown sugar that was packed down and flowing over, Christ’s love is poured out for us in abundance and flowing over. His sacrificial love is the essential ingredient. We taste of its sweetness. We smell the permeating aroma of sweetness.

As I reflect on my experience in prayer, a few questions arise that will surely shape my Lenten journey:

  • How might I extend the sweet aroma of Christ’s love to those I meet?
  • In what areas of my life can I extend mercy and forgiveness, even though it might seem completely countercultural and even counterintuitive to do so?
  • Where in my life can I hold judgment and let God be the judge?
  • How, as St. Ignatius said, can I live so generously as “to give and not to count the cost”?

Image by Michael Siebert from Pixabay.

Rebecca Ruiz

Space Clearing At Home or While Traveling

Space Clearing Made Easy … Perfect to Use When Traveling!

Space clearing is a MUST to ensure a peaceful and harmonious environment. It’s essentially the practice of cleansing and harmonizing the energy of a space.

Do you practice space clearing on your home as well as in hotel rooms and AirBNB’s while traveling?

Dense energy has a way of lingering in homes… And yes, especially in hotel rooms and vacation rentals. While you might be tempted to skip the energy clearing and get right to vacationing, or sleeping when you check into new temporary accommodations… Don’t!

Taking a bit of time to clear the energy works wonders to ensure a harmonious and positive trip!

How to Do Space Clearing

Today I’m going to share with you a simple method for space clearing while traveling. But yes… This works great for your home or office too! 

I actually created a short video sharing my process… Recorded on location at a new hotel in Mexico I’d just checked into.

Join me in clearing the energy of my hotel room so you can get an idea of how you can cleanse and claim your space while traveling. Check it out here:

Are You Doing This?

Why Practice Space Clearing While Traveling?

Space Clearing While Traveling or at HomeAs I mentioned briefly above, hotel rooms and vacation rentals tend to accumulate dense energy. Both are places where many people, and when they leave, they often leave with them energy fragments, thought patterns, not to mention energetic residue of any sort of argument or tension or if drinking happened in the hotel.

While hotels usually have great practices for cleaning the rooms between guests… Energy clearing is rarely a part of the procedures.

You Can Do This!

Luckily this is something you can quickly and easily do for yourself… To clear all of that lingering density out and to call in energy of joy and love to help ensure your stay is beautiful and positive.

Travel Space Clearing Tools

I do travel with a couple of space clearing tools including the following:


Sage smudge is a universally known method for cleansing spaces.

I do travel with it. You may be concerned about setting off a smoke alarm in your hotel while smudging, which is an understandable concern. I however, have smudged just about every hotel room I stay in and have yet, have never (knock on wood) set off a smoke alarm. I do usually pay attention where is the smoke detector is, and I and avoid wafting smoke directly in it. What I do as I smudge a hotel room is to push the sage smoke in the corners. Usually beginning in the East (if I’m able to tell which way East is) and moving in a clockwise direction. I’ll also sage around the bed, making sure to push some smoke towards the pillows and around the headboard which are just areas that tend to have a bit more of the energy of other people lingering.

Essential Oil Spray Bottle:

Another tool I use for space clearing is a little spray bottle with water and essential oil.

This can be an alternative to sage if you’re not comfortable bringing smoke into a no smoking room… I got mine at Natural Grocer for about $2.

I then fill the bottle with water and add a few drops (4-6) of purification essential oil which is a blend from Young Living specifically designed to clear the energy of a space.

You could also use sage oil, lavender, pine or eucalyptus. It’s honestly less important what oil you use and more important the intention behind it.

So, after smudging the room, I’ll then go around the room spraying the essential oil water…

I like to say something I actually learned from Denise Linn which is just – “Water, water, clear and bright, cleanse the space with love and light.”

I spray around the bed, spray around the room, and spray myself. It smells wonderful and really creates a palatable shift in the energy, clearing a space with water in this way.

Indigo Gabbro:

Finally, one additional tool I do want to mention is crystals!

When I travel, I am always wearing crystals. Learn more about the crystals I travel with here.

But at the top of my list is Indigo Gabbro. I like to wear indigo gabbro for its protective and shielding properties. When I sleep, I will put Indigo Gabbro by my bedside, so it will continue working to cleanse the space, and shield and protect my energy.

Learn more about Indigo Gabbro Here, Including Where to Buy It Online!

Space Clearing With Angelic Energy

Now, honestly, for me, these tools are just the foundation. However, they alone can really create a tangible shift and if there’s a strong scent of cleaning solution or any other funky smells (one time I checked into an Airbnb that smelled like Bacon GROSS)… It will work wonders to clear out lingering smalls and help your temporary space to feel more home-like.  like

But the next part of the space clearing process is the really powerful part where you call Angels into the space to clear the energy and to also create a temporary sanctuary for you.

I’m going to walk you through how you can do this now so you can use it when you’re traveling or honestly, this is really good to do at home as well.

Space Clearing Process

So, to begin, sit in a comfortable, relaxed position and close your eyes, focus your awareness within and begin by calling in your team of guides and angels to cleanse the space.

Speak aloud or firmly and with authority in your mind:

“I now call in my team of Guides, Angels and Ascended Masters of the Highest Christed Light.

Enter into this present time and space. Connect with me directly and assist me in cleansing the energy of this space and creating a boundary, so that only love, light, and positivity enter in and remain here for the duration of my stay.

I call in Archangel Archangel in the East.

Archangel Michael in the South.

Archangel Gabriel in the West.

Archangel Uriel in the North.

Archangel Sandalphon below.

Archangel Metatron above…

And I call in my Highest Divine Self in the center.

Feel the Angels coming in all around you. Feel into this energy and then continue…

“Inside of this octahedron of Archangelic energy and light, I claim this space as my personal sanctuary for my stay here. 

I ask that this space be filled with love, light and positivity. A shield of light placed around its borders, so that any negativity or detrimental energy is repelled and released immediately and automatically.

Only love, peace, harmony and the highest vibrational beings of the middle path and the highest Christed light may enter into this space.

And inside this sacred container, this sacred octahedron, I ask that any lower vibrational frequencies or entities or energies that do not serve, any lower thought patterns, fear, insecurity, remnants of energy from other people be cleansed out and released into the light.”

Now, at the center of the octahedron of energy (which is the center of your home, hotel room, Airbnb or wherever you’re staying), imagine a glowing orb of light, golden solar Christ light glowing like a sun in the center of your room. Imagine it begins to spin in a counterclockwise motion, releasing, clearing, dissolving into the light any inharmonious energy, any detrimental energies, anything that is not love, peace, harmony, release over to the Angels, into the light.

“I now call in love, blessings, peace, tranquility and Angelic energy to fill this space for the duration of my stay, according to divine will, for the highest and greatest good, and so, it is…”

So, now that, we’ve called in the Archangels, and called in this sacred octahedron to protect the space …

Scan Your Cleansed Space

Take a moment to energetically scan your space to notice if you feel a difference.

Does it feel lighter? Brighter? More comfortable?

While you’re scanning the energy of the space, notice anywhere that still feels dense or heavy… And either fill that area with light, ask the angels to specifically clear that furniture, area, or space… Or give it an additional smudge or spritz with clearing water.

This is a powerful process for invoking the Angels, clearing your space, and creating a sacred sanctuary of joy, love and positive energy while you’re traveling.

This is easy to do and helps to ensure that you truly enjoy your stay, have sweet positive dreams and aren’t adversely affected by any detrimental energies.

I hope this is helpful for you!

With love and bright blessings,

Melanie Beckler

Melanie Beckler

Top 14 Crystals For Travel

14 Crystals For Travel

Crystals for travel? Oh yes! If you’re not already traveling with crystals… You’re seriously missing out.

Crystals can be such incredible allies while traveling (or all the time really).

Some stones offer energetic protection, others stress relief, and others bring such a gentle soothing calm that’s so lovely to connect with on a cramped flight or long train ride… One even works to support you in being in the right place at the right time! Who doesn’t want that?

But, with a seemingly endless variety of crystals to choose from… You might not know where to begin!

And so… Today I’m going to share with you my favorite crystals to bring with me while I’m traveling. Continue reading “Top 14 Crystals For Travel”

Aura Cleansing – A Simple Technique That REALLY Works!

Instant Aura Cleansing – Do This NOW!

Are you carrying negativity and distortion in your aura? If you don’t regularly cleanse your aura… The answer to this question is likely yes… Even if you don’t realize it! The good news is that aura cleansing can be easy.

So today, I’m going to share with you a simple and yet, powerful practice to cleanse your aura and raise the vibration of your energetic being. Continue reading “Aura Cleansing – A Simple Technique That REALLY Works!”

Angel Number 333, What Does It Mean and Why Are You Seeing It?

The Angel Number 333 – What’s the Meaning of 333? 

Seeing the angel number 333 is a powerful sign and message from Spirit.

But what does it mean? 

To understand the meaning of 333, let’s first look at the number 3! Continue reading “Angel Number 333, What Does It Mean and Why Are You Seeing It?”

7 Signs You Need to Cleanse Your Energy

Find Out If You Need to Clear Your Energy Now!

Wondering if you need to cleanse your energy? Keep reading because I’m about to share with you the seven signs it’s time to clear your energy.

These are not absolute rules, but rather indicators that you likely are carrying with you in your etheric energy body or in your aura, some sort of negativity or density that you’d benefit greatly from cleansing and returning in the present moment to love and presence and light.

Lets’s dive right into these now. Continue reading “7 Signs You Need to Cleanse Your Energy”

Opening Your Third Eye… A Powerful Practice That Really Works!

How to Open Your Third Eye

Opening your third eye is absolutely possible for you, especially when you learn this practice for bringing about your third eye awakening.

This is a practice that I originally learned from Samuel Sagan (founder of the Clairvision school), in his book called Awakening The Third Eye. Continue reading “Opening Your Third Eye… A Powerful Practice That Really Works!”