Help for Getting Disturbing Thoughts Out of Your Head

If you’re like me and often can’t get disturbing or bothersome (or just plain awful) thoughts out of your head, I know who to call on for help: *Archangel Michael. This archangel is the head of all archangels; the big gun, the real deal, the go-to guy.

Why am I bringing this up? I do because you may be like me, constantly letting horrible thoughts haunt you. For me, what really bothers and hurts me is anything in the news or anywhere I hear about abused animals, especially cats. These stories hurt my heart and it used to be impossible for me to get those images and the sadness I felt out of my head. Oh, I know I have yapped on endlessly about keeping up your “shield” to protect yourself from bad energy, but anything like this just overrode everything in my head.

Finally I remembered who is it who helps us rid our minds and hearts of things that hold us back; Archangel Michael. Once I asked for help, I got it immediately—just like that. There is of course a **prayer you can say (please see below), but I believe in straight talk with him. Believe it or not, after fervently asking him to take those hurtful thoughts and images out of my head, he does. Or he makes it possible for me to let them go.

Here’s the thing: although the Crankee Yankee and I have four cats, two of whom were neighborhood strays, we can’t take every stray in. We donate as much as we can to our shelters, and drop off food, old towels and blankets; the usual. But to all the ones I can’t personally help, I ask the Big Guy for help.

I ask (politely, of course; he’s busy) him to please help all those who need it, and to let me know if there is anything I can do. Lastly, I ask him to please take those sad images out of my head so that they do not put me in permanent sadness and apathy, from where I can do nothing.

Give it a try. Here’s how I ask: “Dear Archangel Michael, please take these worrisome and disturbing thoughts out of my head. Thank you.” That’s it—and he takes it from there. As we say here at home, “easy-peasy, lemon-squeezey!”

*From the amazing Doreen Virtue’s website (, here’s the scoop on Archangel Michael:

Who is Archangel Michael?

Archangel Michael is probably the most famous of all the archangels. He’s been sainted, churches are named for him, and he features prominently in the Bible and other sacred texts. Ancient and modern artwork portray Michael as a muscular, athletic archangel with intensely powerful facial expressions and body language. Usually he’s painted with his sword poised above a pinned-down demon. This is to signify Michael’s primary purpose of slaying the ego and fear. Sacred texts and countless men are named after him.

When To Call On Archangel Michael

Each archangel has a specialty; and some, like Michael, have several. Here are some of Michael’s main ones:


As the defender of all that is pure, Michael is the epitome of strength and valor. He intervenes miraculously to save lives and to protect our bodies, loved ones, vehicles, belongings, and reputations.

Protection While in Vehicles

I’ve read and been told many accounts of Michael saving a driver from a potential accident. When you climb into a car, it’s important to ask Michael for protection. Remember that the archangels can only intervene if you ask for their help.

Protection of Belongings

Since Archangel Michael is the chief protector of everyone, it makes sense that he’s involved with watching out for our possessions. Again, this role doesn’t take him away from more pressing matters, since Michael is omnipresent.

Spiritual Protection

Archangel Michael is the supreme protector who guards against all effects of fear and fear-based energies. After all, this negative emotion is the driving force behind everything that’s unsavory in this world. Without fear, we have peace.

Michael will shield you from lower energies if you ask for his protection.

Protecting Job and Reputation

Archangel Michael protects us in many ways, including guarding our reputation and job status.

 **A Prayer to Archangel Michael

“Dear Archangel Michael, please surround me, my loved ones, and my home with your royal purple light to dissipate and ward off any lower energies. Please guide me clearly so that I may only interact with people who are living in truth and integrity.””



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