Friday, July 10, 2020

Soo-Ee! An Angel Message

Nature speaks to us constantly through its varied expressions and we can learn about the world and our life.  It most often speaks to you in a natural manner.  If the message is important, the expression will be noticeable.

Yesterday after lunch while resting on the sofa, Elliot spotted a large animal on our driveway! He could hardly believe his eyes, as he pointed out the window.   I did a double-take!  A 200-pound wild hog was rooting around the palm trees.

It stayed long enough for me to grab my camera.

The unexpected wild hog had a touch of synchronicity.  Earlier in the week, I had sent my brother a humorous postcard.  It was a photo of an enormous hog sitting close to a woman in a Welcome to Pigdom tee shirt.  My mother always had a thing for pigs and, so, every now and then, I'll  send a funny pig card in her memory.  My note to him said something like, imagine that big sow whispering in your ear, "This too shall pass, so stay on the high road to Pigdom, or go whole hog to the Shrine of Swine."  (I know, I need to get out more. :-D)

The synchronicity of the whole hog postcard and the wild-pig-on-the-loose was a reminder that thoughts are things.

And, as I caught sight of that stringy long pig-tail turning the corner, I hoped to do the same.  And, watch what I'm putting out there.  Thoughts are things.  By the way, the pig is revered in many cultures as a symbol of good luck and fertility.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, July 9, 2020

An Early Morning Wake Up Call: An Angel Message

I love to  hear a rooster crow.  It brings out the farm girl in me.  With the sliding glass doors opened first thing in the morning, what a surprise to hear an old rooster's cheerful wake up call.  A neighborly reminder to rise and shine throughout the day.

 Known for its early morning crowing, the rooster has been considered a solar symbol.  The cock heralds in that joyful resurrection of a new day with a loud, shrill cock-a-doodle-do! The rooster is also a reminder to be vigilant in keeping things of Spirit first since a cock crowed after Peter denied Jesus three times.

 I'm thankful for these helpful reminders to wake up and shine. Our oatmeal rooster tin is another early morning hint to stay vigilant for Spirit as the day begins.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Don't You Know? An Angel Message

Sometimes angels may deliver a message in a song.  It may sneak up on you when least expected and pull the strings of your heart. 
I woke up early this morning feeling well-rested and effervescent for a change.  It was still dark as I laid in bed not fully awake.  A  beautiful song wafted through the ethers.  A  big orchestra sound with melodious strings stirred my memory, but the only words I could grasp were "Don't you Know?" da da da da da da

In that moment, a feeling so tender and loving washed over me, touching my heart.  It may sound strange, but it felt like a love song from God, or my guardian angel.  Someone who knew me better than I knew myself.   Someone who wanted to remind me that I am dearly loved.

Curious, to find the lyrics, I wiped my eyes and  looked on line, thinking it was from the movie Moon Struck.  Turns out, the song Don't You Know was adapted from Muzetta's Waltz from Puccini's La Boheme.  Bobbie Worth, the songwriter had Della Reese record the hit in the 50's.

Click here to listen to Della Reese's Hit Don't You Know

The celestial synchronicity that the co-star from the TV series, Touched by An Angel, made the song  a hit was even more meaningful.

During troubling times, these loving angel messages soften our hearts and encourage us to keep having faith.  God is Love.  More is going on than we realize.  You are dearly loved.

You can listen to the instrumental and read the lyrics.  Click Don't You Know? and imagine your loving angel messenger touching your heart with this message.

"Don't you know
I have fallen in love with you
For the rest of my whole life through


Now don't you know
Every beat of my heart keeps crying out
I love you so.
Don't you know"

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Hawk-eye Vision: An Angel Message

The lonesome tree perch, visible from the sun-room, had company early this morning.  Two young Red-shouldered hawks spent a half -hour preening in the sunshine. A relief from many days of welcoming rain.   These vocal  birds have a distinct call that makes you sit up and take notice. 

Hawk is a messenger bird, and wherever one shows up, it's a sign to pay attention.  There is a message coming.  The sky is the realm of the hawk.  It awakens our vision, inspiring to live a creative life of purpose.
We had been planning a day trip to St. Augustine, but the two hawks that came to visit on the tree perch made us think twice about leaving home. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Celebrating July 4th: An Angel Message

This morning what a surprise to reach for an angel card and discover  Freedom!

In my late teens, while working a summer job at the Department of Agriculture, I enjoyed many lunch hours on the beautiful grounds of the Washington Monument.   The majestic 555 ft. stone obelisk, with  all 50 American flags waving in the breeze around it, was a wonderful sign of freedom.   

Years later, I learned about the capstone.  It has a Latin inscription Laus deo  ("Praise God") that faces east (illumination) and is the highest point in the capital city.  One nation under God.  By law no other building is permitted to exceed the height of the Washington Monument.   Also on July 4th, 1848 when the cornerstone was laid,  many items were deposited within it, including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. 

What a wonderful thought that each morning as the sun comes up, the 555 ft. capstone greets a new day with an upward reminder to praise and thank God for all the blessings we have in Him. God is Love.

Happy July 4th!

Love and joyful blessings, 

Rae Karen

P.S. Curious about the symbolism of 555, in Doreen Virtues's book, Healing with Angels, it means: 

Buckle your seat belt because a major life change is upon you. This change should be not viewed as being "positive" or "negative," since all change is but a natural part of life's flow. Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continue seeing and feeling yourself being at peace."

In numerology, the number 5 indicates moving beyond the limitation of the four-sided square to a pentagon or five sided expansive foundation. Freedom!  Five is also symbolic of the five-pointed star, also a symbol of humankind.

(1934 capstone repaired, public domain)
(photos from web)

Friday, July 3, 2020

Keep Climbing Up Higher: An Angel Message

Yesterday around 4:00 p.m., I was reminded of a city council meeting taking place at that time.  The rain had cooled the hot summer sun, and I sat on the screened in porch enjoying quiet time, and said a simple prayer, "Thy will be done."  Rather than seeing physical bodies coming together at City Hall to make decisions, I tried to remember each person is made in the image and likeness of God, they are not material but spiritual.  I realized that whatever decision the Council made, it had no power unless it is God's will.  A peaceful energy came over me as I prayed to know that truth.  That nothing could ever separate us from the love of God.

When I opened my eyes, I saw a little bright green creature, clinging to the support beam, outside the porch.  I got up to take a closer look.  He was the color of the leafy green poinsettia plant growing near the lamp post. 

At first, I mistook him for a large green beetle, but was overjoyed to discover a little tree frog! 

That cute little fellow waited for me to get the camera, and patiently posed while I took several photos.  The lesson continued as he began to climb up higher and higher, a sign for me to do the same.  F.R.O.G. as you probably know by now is the acronym for Fully Rely On God.       

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Horse Power on the Move: An Angel Message

To beat the heat and humidity, Elliot and I took an early morning walk. The warm sun on our backs was healing after being inside most of the week.   As we were passing by the pasture, many cows and the resident horse stopped grazing.  It was curious as they began keeping pace with our steps on the other side of the fence.  What a wonderful feeling to all be moving forward, together in unison.

Then, to our surprise, that shiny brown horse, with his white streaked forehead, suddenly changed direction.  It was as though he woke up and saw us for the first time!

Lifting his head, he began trotting toward us with great enthusiasm!  I gulped, from a touch of fear. It was such a bold and sudden move.  Usually the horse, along with the cows,  ignore our loving calls, not giving us the time of day. 

Now the lone horse was coming over to greet us.  An excitement stirred the air.

It's funny how when suddenly met with the desires of our affection, we can become frightened and want to run.

 A reminder of another big, warm-hearted animal gave me courage.  Our sweet donkey Jerusalem donkey, Alahambre had helped me overcome a fear of large animals.

So when our new four-legged friend lifted his shiny red mane over the fence, anxious for a friendly touch, he was not disappointed, but met with love pats and sweet whispers.

The timing of the farm animals change in behavior seemed like an angel message meant to be shared.  I know the horse represents movement, but back at home I looked up the meaning.  "Continue forward in your efforts with discipline.  New journeys are ahead.  Stretch your freedom and power."

Cows represent a time of fertility and new birth.  A message "to nourish yourself and others.  Be as productive as you can."

I'm so thankful for the angel messages from nature.  Encouragement to keep having faith, and realize there is more going on than meets the eye.  Unseen heavenly support is here helping us at this time of celestial speedup.  So take it one day at a time, in gratitude, and watch the results.  Keep the prayers and meditations coming, stay in the now, and look on the bright side.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(Animal-Speak, Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On a Roll: An Angel Message

In March, when Elliot and I followed an angelic lead to move to the country, it was amusing to find this heavy construction machinery on the rental property!  I laughed, wondering about the symbolism.  Were we about to get steamrolled by making the right move at the wrong time?

The large steam roller, parked at the back of a beautiful wooded lot, could be a sign to keep pushing forward under pressure, so we did.  Four months later, I'm happy that we moved to a quiet life in nature.

The old yellow steam roller is still on the property, mostly camouflaged by a leafy palm tree. Often from the kitchen window,  I get a glimpse of those dynamic tires. A  gentle reminder, that high powered, heavy-duty angelic support is waiting in the wings to clear any obstacles on the path. (for all of us)  So keep aggressively pushing forward, rolling on with inspired plans or projects or direction in life. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen


Monday, June 29, 2020

Enthusiasm: An Angel Message


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

The Greeks spoke of ecstasy meaning to be "out of yourself" and enthusiasm "to be in God".   Imagine the dynamic thrust of enthusiasm needed to propel a Humpback whale out of the dark ocean depths, and into the light of a brand new vista-- all in a single flip.  

Enthusiasm is a choice that we get to make. A decision.  Sometimes it begins by singing, or dancing.  Reaching out to a friend.   Painting a picture.  Following your passion as best you can.  It's so easy to get in a slump these days.  But the angels advise that just by remembering the word enthusiasm can bring a stirring within.  An awakening that begins to bubble up and take hold, bringing joy and gratitude into great action.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(Photo from Wikimedia Images)

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Seek and You Shall Find: An Angel Message

When a squirrel shows up, it usually has to do with balance.  Are we working too hard and not taking time to play?  Are we taking more than we are giving?  If so, find ways to gather and to gift. Be prepared is also the message the squirrel brings.

Most of this week, a little squirrel has been crossing my path.  Our bird feeder had been empty for several months so as not to tame the sandhill cranes.  Now that the family has moved on, yesterday I watched a hungry little squirrel scale the pole to the feeder hoping for a crumb. He left, empty-handed.  

With compassion, the feeder was once again filled with yellow corn kernels and sunflower seeds.  But the full house had no activity until early this morning.

What fun to see that rascally squirrel share breakfast with a bright red cardinal.  There's a wonderful saying, "When a cardinal appears an angel is near."  Cardinals bring a message to add more color to our lives, and to remember that everything we do is important.
The topper of the morning came with the arrival of two young wild turkeys grazing in the pasture next door. A welcoming sign of abundance and thanksgiving. God loves you.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and expect the wonderful things of God to come to you today.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A Time of Awakening: An Angel Message

This morning, before getting out of bed, an angel thought came to mind.  It concerned this angelic proclamation poster that I bought and had framed many years ago.  It seemed to be a timely message back then, but even more so today.  




It's comforting to know that we are not alone during this celestial speed-up.  The angelic realm is available as we wake up to our true Identity.    

Love and Light,

Rae Karen

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Jiminy Cricket: An Angel Message

Certain songs from childhood become a part our dreams, our hopes, and our wishes.  Last week, out of the blue, I found myself searching for Jiminy Cricket singing When You Wish Upon A Star.  I found a gentle stirring in my heart, a healing from those long forgotten words.  An angel thought suggested a blog, but I didn't pay much attention.

Yesterday morning, with broom in hand, sweeping the front steps, a little brown cricket suddenly hopped out of the flowerbed.  He landed near me and seemed to wait until I was sure that he was a cricket and not a grasshopper.  It had been years since a cricket crossed my path.

Crickets have lots of folklore and myth mostly about the power of belief and stirring the intuition. 

The male cricket sings by rubbing its wing bases together.  The song of the cricket is of good cheer, especially in relationships.  Our believing is about to be rewarded.  Cricket heralds an awakening of sensitivities and the finding of light within the dark.  Trust your own intuition, as it is more accurate than you may believe.

Here's the link if you'd like to hear Jiminy. 
When You Wish Upon A Star

Keep on believing and never give up..."like a bolt out of the blue, faith steps in to see you through."

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(photo: web)
Cricket ref. Animal-Wise, Ted Andrews