Archangel Barachiel (who is also often called Barakiel) is known as the angel of blessings. He works to announce and deliver God's blessings to people. Barachiel also leads the guardian angels, who work more closely with human beings than any other angels.
Here are some signs of Barachiel's presence when he is nearby:
Since rose petals symbolize God's blessings showering down from heaven into people's lives, Barachiel will sometimes use rose petals to signal his presence in your life, say believers.
In her book Images of Angels, Mirjana Tatić-Đurić notes that Barachiel came to be associated with rose petals in people's minds because his depiction in the ancient Jewish texts called the Sibylline Oracles: "He holds blossoming rose branches, a token of God's blessing," she writes.
Barachiel's presence is so joyful that he often inspires people to laugh, so laughter is one of the signs that Barachiel may be nearby, believers say.
In her book Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides, and Ascended Masters: A Guide to 200 Celestial Beings to Help, Heal, and Assist You in Everyday Life, Susan Gregg writes: "Barakiel has a great sense of humor and inspires laughter and joy." Claire Nahmad describes Barachiel as "an expansive, humorous angel" in her book Make Your Own Angel Blessing Scrolls: Inspiration for Gifts of Healing, Hope, and Joy.
Expecting Good Things to Happen
When people are able to shift their attitudes from expecting the worst to expecting the best, Barachiel may be at work in their lives, say believers.
Karen Paolino writes in her book The Everything Guide to Angels: Discover the Wisdom and Healing Power of the Angelic Kingdom that Barachiel is "the angel of good fortune and he will assist you in opening your heart so you can receive the gifts of abundance. He will also help you keep a positive outlook and encourage you to expect abundance in your life."
In her book Make Your Own Angel Blessing Scrolls: Inspiration for Gifts of Healing, Hope, and Joy, Claire Nahmad writes that Barachiel "helps us swiftly to retrieve our sense of perspective. Our horizons widen and our perceptual limitations recede when Barakiel draws near. He grants success and good fortune, and allows us to be generous to ourselves."