THE ARCHANGELS OF THE SEVEN RAYS
GABRIEL AND HOPE
Archangel Gabriel and Archeia Hope work on the fourth ray of purity, hope, discipline and the ascension. This ray is a brilliant white. Purity is the very essence and nature of God, whose character and mind are totally pure. White is the magnificent merging of all the colors of the rainbow in such pure form that it represents the One Divine Mind, which is often how Christian Scientists define God.
Archangel Gabriel shares his retreat in the etheric between Sacramento and Mt. Shasta, California with his beloved complement Archeia Hope. The fourth ray rules the base-of-the-spine chakra. It bathes the earth most strongly on Friday.
Gabriel is known as the angel of annunciation. Except for Michael, he is the only angel mentioned by name in the Old Testament. He is the one who announces to Mary that she is to be the mother of Jesus Christ. Christian iconography often depicts Gabriel kneeling before Mary, carrying a scroll, a trumpet or white lilies announcing the virgin birth.
Gabriel and Hope create the memory within all mankind of one's divine image, a unique and perfect blueprint that is already within you. Just as he did with Mary, he plants the idea of this "immaculate concept" into your subconscious mind.
The immaculate concept is the perfect vision of ourselves, just as Jesus Christ is the perfect, God-like man. If we hold the vision of a perfect idea, we are holding the immaculate concept. By holding this concept of ourselves as God created us is a very powerful way for us to realize our full potential.
Gabriel's mission on earth is to be the illuminator of the way-teaching man how to develop and create the concept of perfection for himself as well as for the earth. To the Mohammedans, Gabriel is the spirit of truth, according to Davidson's, A Dictionary of Angels. Mohammed claimed it was Gabriel who dictated the Koran to him.
Davidson, in A Dictionary of Angels, says according to the court testimony of Joan of Arc, it was Gabriel who inspired her to go to the aid of the King of France. Through listening to his communication, a poor farm girl led her countrymen to defeat the English.
Gabriel assists man in the ritual of the ascension, which is the reuniting of the soul with God. He shows us God's potency since he represents procreation. Gabriel instructs a newly incarnating soul taken from Heaven, for the nine months that it is in the womb, according to Know Your Angels, by Ronner. Because of his relationship with Mary, and his connection to conception, he is also thought of as the angel of childbirth.
He stands for resurrection, which is the restoration of body, mind and soul to the state of renewed life in the planes of matter. Traditional lore says that Gabriel will deliver the ultimate announcement to the earth. According to Ronner, "he will blow the final trumpet, that will wake the sleeping dead, and they will prepare themselves for the final judgment"-the wake-up call for all those who will align with God/Good.
The word Gabriel is derived from the Hebrew word 'gibor' and that means power or hero, according to A Handbook of Angels by Moolenburgh.
Catholics call St. Gabriel the patron saint of broadcasters, clerics, messengers, postal workers, radio workers, telecommunications workers, telephone workers and television workers. Catholics worship St. Gabriel on March 24th, the day immediately preceding the feast of the annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.
In the poem, The Golden Legend, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow makes Gabriel the angel of the moon who brings man the gift of hope. Notice that this is the name of Gabriel's divine complement, Hope. Together they embody the white ray. In the Koran, Gabriel appears as a shining white angel to an Arab merchant, who turns out to be the prophet Mohammed. He begins the merchant's transformation with the question, "Sleeper, how long do you sleep?"
Folklore attributes Gabriel as the interpreter of dreams and visions. Gabriel is mentioned in The Bible in the story of Daniel. Daniel has a terrifying vision of a tremendous ram bucking to the west, the north and to the south, and no animal could stand up to the ram until eventually he was overcome by a he-goat from the west after a wild struggle. Gabriel explains to Daniel the vision represents the Greek conquest of the empires of Medes and Persians, after a series of other conquests. Later in Daniel it is Gabriel who prophesies the coming of the Messiah (Daniel 9, verses 21 - 26). About 500 years later, this immortal announcer does the same thing for the Virgin Mary announcing the birth of Jesus.
Gabriel's complement, Hope, represents the action of purity, the brilliant white flame at the base of the Three-fold Flame, which is the divine spark that resides in the secret chamber of the heart. This is the pure flame of the divine mother which is the sacred fire of God's creative energies. Through this quality of purity anchored in each individual heart, she can intensify the feelings of hope within any one of us at any time. Hope gives us the power to move into action instead of wallowing in despair, frustration and inactivity.
Through communication with these beloved angels, we can begin to better understand the possibilities awaiting us, and experience the hope of everlasting life. You may call upon Gabriel and Hope to ask for your perfection, so that you grow spiritually on the earth plane.
If you have aspirations, it is Gabriel that will help you achieve them. Whereas Michael will use his sword to cut away limitations, Gabriel uses Hope, to help us rise above adversity. It is both aspects of the archangel pairs, the so-called male and female, that define their methods of reaching us on earth.