Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fully Rely on God: An Angel Message

F.R.O.G. Fully Reply on God  11-6-18

This week my son is visiting.  Last night on our way home from dinner out, he discovered a little frog when we got out of the car at the shopping center.  It was only when the little fellow took a leap on the gray parking lot pavement that David could see it.  Frogs are about taking a leap of faith.

More F.R.O.G. energy appeared at home after dark.  While we were sitting in the living room having a lively talk, this little tree frog took a leap up on the outer window ledge. "Here's a frog!" Elliot said, spotting it from the couch.  The timing was a surprise, our first froggy visitation in almost a month.

We all got up to take a look, knowing Fully Rely On God was the message. 

Three little fingers were pressed against the glass pane as if the frog were counting the three of us enjoying a wonderful visit as he lovingly looked in the window. 

David got a picture. 

The frog's big eyes are wide open.   I love how the glass reflection captured me on the couch. It appears so real but it is just a reflection.  Not the real deal.  A reminder to Fully Rely On God (F.R.O.G)   Unseen heavenly help is always watching over us as we awaken in the dream to embrace our true reality.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and fully rely on God.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen  

Monday, November 5, 2018

And the winner is...

Recently, Elliot and I had stopped by the Family Bookstore so he could order a book.  I happened to notice a free drawing on the counter.  A chance to win nature books on Florida.  On a whim, I filled out the entry form, folded it in half, and tucked it into a glass jar, not really expecting to be a winner.

 What a surprise to receive the winning phone call.  When I came to the store to collect my bounty, the owner wanted my picture for the newsletter.

I'm so thankful that now I can identify the Florida birds in our yard by name.  Also, learn the names of the seashells, one is known as angel wings.

Angel Wings Seashells
Lastly, a wonderful guidebook on sights to see in the "Land of Flowers".

The angels remind me that if you want to win, you have to toss your name in the ring.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Door Jamb: An Angel Message

As you know, lessons can be learned from many ordinary acts that play out in our lives.

Over the long spring and summer months, the heat and rain caused our backdoor to warp.  In our going out and in our coming in, it would take both hands tugging on the knob before it opened.  The adjustment was delayed in hopes that cool weather would contract the wood.

In patience, we laughed that at least we were building our muscles. This door has a welcoming personality.  It is the door where the wild buttercup plant grows out of a crack in the stucco wall.  A little palmetto plant has grown into a leafy tree.  The door where hungry cats show up for a meal, and stay.  We have one orange tabby now, but the max in the past 8 years has been two stray felines.  Another lesson in following guidance, and not letting fear rule that to feed one cat is to feed a soon-to-be army.  In truth, what blesses one blesses all.

But back to the backdoor ...

 Last week, a carpenter came and adjusted the doorjamb, leveled the frame, and now our access is free and easy. 

We are no longer stuck!  Elliot laughed.

 But here's the thing-- I still find myself in that old familiar pattern as I come and go throughout the day. My brain is slow to catch on as I impetuously yank on that doorknob.  The force of this act causes me to be thrust backwards in surprise. The struggle is all my own. There is no opposition.

This routine approach to the fixed door has given me an aha moment.  Do I still handle resolved issues without realizing they are a thing of the past?  I am thankful for the reminder of how old embedded memories may still be playing out long after a physical challenge or a difficult relationship has been healed.

I must be patient with myself.  A mental adjustment is needed, with the help of the angels and the Holy Spirit.  Now, at least as I approach the backdoor, I try to slow down and remind myself to relax, it is unstuck.  And, so am I-- from exerting unnecessary energy towards that old pattern. 

On mindful days, I will remember to invite the angels to go before me as I gladly venture out the door.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, November 2, 2018

Wake up: An Angel Message

In keeping with the recent Alice in Wonderland theme playing out in my life, it was amusing to see this "Wake up sign" at the hotel in St. Augustine.  Elliot and I were waiting to be seated for dinner. Angels draw your attention to messages, how are they playing out in your dream today?  Remember you are never alone.   

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen  

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Hallowmas!


Just for fun, I looked up the real meaning of Halloween. It turns out that Halloween is the evening before the Christian holy day of All Hallows' Day (also known as All Saints' Day or Hallowmas).  

As a kid I loved dressing up on on Halloween, pretending to be someone else, hiding behind my ugly rubber mask as I ran door-to-door with my scary friends.  As a serious Trick-or-Treater,  I combed the neighborhood carrying a pillow case to haul my bountiful stash.  What fun to roam in the dark, greeting other masqueraders, and even more fun to return home and dump the goodies out on the living room floor.

There I would begin the task of separating the best from the rest.  Little Milky Way, Snickers, Three Musketeer bars, boxes of Milk Duds and candy corn, were keepers. The rest Mom confiscated in the name of tooth decay prevention, slowing doling the treats out to my brothers and me over the coming six months. 

Now, it's interesting to reflect on how we each parade around in these physical costumes (bodies) as we go through life, but that we are more than we know.  Within each of us is the eternal Spirit of the Divine, All Hallowed, made perfect in the image and likeness of God. 

 I can't think of a better treat, can you?  

Happy Hallowmas Day!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Madonna with the White Rabbit: An Angel Message

The Virgin with the Rabbit and her mother, St, Anne
Angels messages come in many ways, but I've noticed over the past few years, they tend to appear in reflections of light.

Early this morning, October 26, 2018, the sky was gray with gentle rains.  Before noon, the weather had shifted.  As I entered the living room, to my surprise, I saw The Virgin with the Rabbit canvas in a new and different light.

Sunlight pouring through the window had created an enormous wedge of light. Like an arrow, it  pointed from the Christ child to the docile white rabbit in his mother's left hand.

I was reminded of  the harried rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.  Only this rabbit appeared to be in very good hands, waiting near the top of a tunnel of light in the rabbit-hole. 

The Christ in the painting is shown with his mother, and her mother, St., Anne, and he is the focal point of their loving maternal attention.  White is the symbol of purity, represented by the little rabbit.

Looking closely, I noticed the silhouette of a mitt.  It seemed to cover Mary's hand as she held the rabbit.  The shadow mitten had been formed by the wings of a stained glass butterfly in the window. The butterfly represents new birth, so I welcomed the message to stay in the Light.  We are Children of Light.

The white rabbit in Titian's painting had crossed my path while skimming through The Virgin in Art from Medieval to Modern, by Kyra Belan at our local Family bookstore.

I looked up the symbolism for the rabbit.  "It brings the message to look for fertile signs, and use the lunar cycle.  If unsure, wait.  Answers will become clear within a month.  Then movement is assured." (Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews)
The Virgin with the Rabbit by Titian, 1530

Enjoy your day with the Angels and stay open to their loving presence.

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Quick Like a Rabbit: An Angel Message

Rabbit energy has been coming to me a lot lately.  So, when I found this postcard of a desert jackrabbit with enormous ears,  I put it on the desk by my computer.  Those gigantic ears serve as radar like protection against coyotes and other desert predators.  No wonder old TV antennas were often called rabbit ears.

The jackrabbit was a reminder to be more vigilant about my own reception.  What am I listening to and speaking about?  Thoughts are things.  They create our reality.

Something else amusing happened with the jackrabbit energy.  I found myself having more energy to get things done quickly with ease.  I wondered why the big shift?   I didn't think much about it until I heard myself remark, "I've been jackrabbiting here and there."

Enjoy your day with the angels, and watch for helpful hints throughout the day.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen    

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Be Yourself: An Angel Message

Do you have a hard time being yourself when meeting new people? The Angel of Openness encourages us to watch for ways we may mask our true Self. Old wounds often guard against our being open and sharing with others in honesty and freedom.  

When meeting each other from heart to heart, the hidden mystery of a higher purpose can be revealed. The people we meet along the way are not by chance. They show up on time to help us understand something we need to learn about ourselves. The angels lovingly advise us to stay open to new ideas and fresh insight for our soul's growth.  They come through honest communication. 

Enjoy your day celebrating you!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen   

Monday, October 22, 2018

Golden Caterpillar: An Angel Message

Yesterday, glowing in the sunshine, this fuzzy fellow was busily munching away when I happened to notice him. Caterpillars were a childhood favorite.  On the farm, I often shepherded them through a maze of narrow wood strips I made from grandmother's wood pile.

This bright sunny one brought a fond smile, as it has been a long time since I've seen a furry caterpillar.  And, I'd just sat down on a favorite park bench in a sanctuary to enjoy the beautiful cool weather.

Later, I learned that caterpillar brings a message: "Good luck and new birth are at hand.  Take a gentle and quiet approach to endeavors.  Be realistic and shed the old."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  Be on the lookout for messages that speak to your heart.  And, think on the bright side.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Ref. Animal-Speak Pocket Guide

Friday, October 19, 2018

When Pigs Fly... An Angel Message

Last weekend, what a surprise to catch sight of a BIG PINK WINGED ANGEL PIG. Even better, it was a mailbox!  I laughed, "Mama!"  Her playful energy charged the air.   Since she passed on four years ago, a winged pig has become an angel messenger for me.  This pink pig angel, posted in a nearby neighborhood,  embodied the joy I receive by both sending and receiving international postcards randomly selected at  Pink is the color of love, and love makes the world go round.

I was thankful for the reminder.  Thoughts are things...and what I focus on  will wing its way back into my field of consciousness.  So think on the bright side. 

Enjoy your day and look to be spontaneous, following any sudden angelic inspirations.

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A Surprise Rider Ready to Go: An Angel Message

Sometimes when I need to surrender and relax, and let God take the wheel, a little nature messenger will make an unusual appearance to give me a clue.  That's what happened last week when Elliot and I stopped in a nearby wooded community to consider a relocation.  This little lizard hopped aboard our car and stayed there as we looked around at a possible house.  Lizard brings a message to pay attention to dreams.  To detach from problems and do what you must.

As it turned out, we discovered it was best to stay put in the dream for now.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  Have fun paying attention to the birds and animals that come across your path.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Happy Michaelmas Day! September 29, 2018

(Artwork by Nanette Crist Johnson)

September 29th is a powerful day in honor of Archangel Michael and the mighty Archangels. Arc Archangel Michael is considered the greatest of all angels in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions. He is known as Holder of the Keys of Heaven, Chief of the Archangels, and Angelic Prince of Israel. He is Commander-in-Chief of the Heavenly armies, and fights for justice.

Lord Michael is associated with the element of fire, which symbolizes the burning away of negativity. Michael is the warrior whose light is triumphant over darkness. Often he is depicted with a sword of blue Light that he uses to cut away whatever it may be that is holding us back from our life's purpose. He can help us face those aspects of ourselves that we have ignored or pretended didn't exist. He is the bringer of patience and happiness.

In the Edgar Cayce readings, a question was asked, "What is the relationship between Michael, the lord of the Way, and the Christ Way?"

The Source replied:
"Michael is the archangel that stands before the Throne of the Father. The Christ is the Son, the Way to the Father, and one that came into the earth as a man, the Son of man, that man might have the access to the Father; hence the Way. Michael is the lord or the guard of the change that comes in every soul that seeks the Way..."

When my spiritual journey began in my late thirties, Archangel Michael helped me face my shadow. Within a short time, my life completely changed direction in an amazing way.  I'm so grateful for the assistance of the angels.

We are so blessed to have Mighty Heavenly help as we awaken to our divinity. 

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen