Archangel Azrael – Angel of Beginnings and Endings

Azreal is identified in the Hebrew Bible as “Whom God Helps”, “Help of God”, or “Help

from God”, and he is one of the eleven Archangels who help with major life changes.


He is also known as the Angel of Death, the Word of Death, Azrail, Ashriel, Azaril, and

Izrail. He is the angel of beginnings and endings.


But this angel of death is a far cry from the macabre vision of the Grim Reaper, with his

vicious-looking sickle ready to cut us down, beckoning us to the other side with his long

skeletal finger.


Azrael, on the contrary, is a trustworthy messenger of God’s light who is profoundly reverent to Him and carries out His will for the souls of the departed. He does not call us. He acts as a guide who gently brings us over after physical death and supports us through the transition.


But don’t associate Azrael with another angel, Azazael. Azazael is a fallen angel, those beings we sometimes call demons. Azrael’s energy is completely different from Azazael’s. Azrael’s mission is to help the bereaved, the grieving, and those who are passing from the earthly plane to the Heavenly realm. 


Archangel Azrael is very reverent, quiet, and composed. He is respectful of the grieving process and stands by to offer you strength and comfort.


Above all, he is kind and gentle, more than any other angel in the Council. Patient and soft-spoken, he is not well-understood among his peers or fellow Archangels. We cannot fathom the appearance of an angel, many of whom have been depicted as white-robed females with harps and soft fluffy wings, but Azrael is believed to have 4 faces and 4000 wings, with eyes and tongues covering his entire body, one for every human who lives. These numbers change as humans are born and die.


He resides in the Third Heaven, a place considered by some to be the place where God Himself resides. Others believe the Third Heaven to be just below God’s Paradise. 


Either way, Archangel Azrael is believed to be among the highest-ranking of angels. He is a commander or higher chief but does not act on his own. He is wholly under the command of God. He is not granted permission to end life but acts as a representative responsible for bringing or guiding souls to Heaven.


How Archangel Azrael Can Help Us?

Angels are endued with great powers to help us here on earth. They know what to do to help us alleviate our pains and questions. The angels have great powers and abilities to help men on earth and make their lives easier.


In the Celestial Wheel of Life, Archangel Azrael is a patron in the elemental realm of Water. He especially governs the domain of Peace together with Archangel Muriel and Archangel Asmodel.


Although his main titles are Angel of Grief and Death, Angel Azrael mainly helps people find peace and comfort in challenging times.


His titles may have given him a fearsome image to those who don’t know him well. But in truth, he is just misunderstood. 


Archangel Azrael does not bring death to your door as some people believed. Instead, this angel of light and love has been given a very important role in assisting souls to make a smooth transition from this world to the afterlife. With his compassion and healing energy, he will guide anyone through the death process.


When you call upon him, you will receive his blessings, miraculous love, and comfort at the time of your death as well as for anyone who’s grieving.


You can also call upon him for someone you have just lost so, Archangel Azrael can assist them in the next life. And he will act as a bridge between this world and the next. 


Learning about his role will help us understand this angel more, especially his role concerning death. We will discover that he is someone that we should never fear. 


We will also discover the different aspects of his role in keeping the universe in motion as well as on the individual level. 


His role is very important to maintain peace and harmony through all dimensions. 


Archangel Azrael as The Angel of Grief


Grief can be so consuming that you might be needing help to overcome it.


You don’t have to be alone dealing with loss as you can move through grief with Archangel Azrael.


For most of us, grief is one of the most difficult emotions to process. It can be the most challenging and daunting experience we will ever have in our life.


Letting go and moving on seems to be so hard, and it often feels impossible to go through the loss of someone we dearly love whether through death or other ways of separation such as divorce, breakup, or relocation.


Just the thought of it can cause us to feel uneasy and stressed.


Grief often results from our refusal to accept change. It happens because we become emotionally and spiritually attached to another human being, state, or things that it becomes difficult to transition with even just a small change.


Losing someone or something important feels extremely sad and difficult to accept when the person or thing is completely gone from your daily life in the way that you’re used to experiencing them and realizing that it is indeed forever.


This causes us to grieve, making our hearts feel heavy and extremely sad with the loss. 


When we are in a state of grief, we go through different stages ranging in intensity.


The grief process can be broken down into seven stages namely,


Shock. It is the stage when the person hearing the bad news is experiencing helplessness and paralysis, unable to react or do anything.


Denial. It is when the person experiencing the loss tries to avoid the situation.


Anger. It happens when the person has outbursts or even in-bursts of buried emotions.


Bargaining. It is when the person will seek a way out of the unwanted situation.


Depression. It happens when the situation and its emotional weight hampers the person experiencing the loss from freely living their life.


Testing. It is when the person starts to look for solutions to come out of the grief.


Acceptance. It happens when the person finally decides to accept the truth and explore options, create new plans and start moving on.


Archangel Azrael’s presence brings relief, healing, and comfort as he assists both the dying, as well as the people connected to them, to help them throughout the process.


Although it is believed in the past that he mainly works with the transitioning of souls from this life to the afterlife, you can call upon him for universal healing energy, comfort, and love when mourning for the loss of someone or something.


He is full of wisdom and empathy as he comforts those who grieve. He even works to absorb all the pain to lighten the weary heart of those who mourn. His wisdom shines through as he shows the mourning how to accept their new reality gently and lovingly.


Besides all the help that he extends to the dying and their loved ones, he also guides the professionals who are involved with the dying as they prepare for their departures such as nurses, clergy, and hospice workers.


He has great compassion and empathy for everyone involved and sends them all healing as they move on with their life.


Archangel Azrael as The Angel of Death


Archangel Azrael may appear in many different forms because of many interpretations across cultures. 


For one, his being an angel of death may have other versions. 


He is often perceived as the grim reaper. A being whom we often imagine as somehow responsible for Death, as if their presence alone can prompt death to happen. Although we know that death is not the end, we often fear it.


And instead of fearing him, we should find comfort that he will be there to guide us.


Without Archangel Azrael’s guidance, departed souls will get lost in the void between life and death. God has a very important reason why he gave this role to Archangel Azrael.


Archangel Azrael and the Life Review Process

Archangel Azrael’s function also includes the initiation of the spontaneous life-review process that we all go through at the time of death. It is a natural process that’s connected to our passing.


But we can experience this life review process even before we die with the help of Archangel Azrael.


We often think of this process as simply a review of your life passing before your eyes at the moment of death.


But there is more to it than what we think it is. The moments before being born in the human form, your soul has set out specific goals that it wants to achieve in this lifetime called your Sacred Contract.


This Sacred Contract is recorded in the Book of Life or the Akashic Records.


At the time of death, Archangel Azrael brings your soul before the divine and you go through a timeless process in which the life you lived is reviewed. The life review is viewed in the eyes of the divine’s unconditional love and not in a critical or judgmental way.


Through this process, all of your past life’s questions are being answered which will help you begin to see and decide on the conditions and challenges of your rebirth and the next lifetime.


How can you benefit from the Life Review in This Life?

You may call upon Archangel Azrael in this life while still alive to help you take in fully the many lessons from this current existence.


You need to raise your vibration and allow Azrael to help you access the Akashic Records where your Sacred Contract is kept and where the details of your Life review are stored.


If you believe in reincarnation, and past and future lives, you can also ask help from Archangel Azrael for information about your previous existence.


He can help you gain knowledge of your previous lifetimes through this same life review process.


 Connecting With Archangel Azrael

Our dear Archangel Azrael is also a messenger of God’s love like every other angel. And so, you can connect with him for assistance anytime you need help.


You can call upon him for assistance for many different reasons such as comforting the dying, providing comfort to the grieving, asking for assistance for a loved one or a friend who just passed on and transitioning to the spiritual world, providing support to someone grieving over a loss of a loved one or helping anyone involved in any of these kinds of situations.


Whatever reason you have for calling Archangel Azrael, it is important to clear your mind, heart, and soul first as you invoke his presence. So, you will easily recognize his presence and connect with him.


Once you connect with him, tell him about your struggles and allow him to heal you.


Archangel Azrael prayer


Beloved Archangel Azrael, I humbly ask for help and comfort in this time of need. 

Lift my heart and soul with your blessings and send me healing. 

Help me release my grief and sadness and fill my soul with peace

Help me to connect with my loved one who has passed on to Heaven. (Provide any details about your grief to Azrael, such as asking him to help the family of the departed whether with healing or material assistance.) 

Help me to understand that my loved one will always be there and near to my heart.

I know you are watching over all of us. 

Thank you for your help and presence. Amen