Saturday, October 21, 2017

Expect a Miracle: Angel Message

Earlier this week while making a purchase at a local bookstore, what a surprise to find this sunflower message. The sign, EXPECT A MIRACLE, posted above an open doorway, seemed like a wonderful angel reminder for us to stay open and be willing to enter into a new "realm" of opportunities.  Like a sunflower always turns its face toward the light, follow the guidance, and get ready to bloom.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Rainbow! Angel Communication

Long before sunrise this morning, I was up and selected an angel card messenger for today.  The Angel of Communication seemed important, but I wasn't sure what to write about...  Maybe a suggestion to reach out to someone I hadn't contacted in a long time.  Or maybe to just remember all of the wonderful ways God will communicate to each of us through His representatives.  The angel blog was put on hold.  After breakfast,  Elliot and I were prompted to go for a walk. A gentle "angel" nudge came to me to bring my phone for a photo, but I didn't pay attention. 

Stepping out the front door, I noticed how the rain from last night made everything lush and green.  I stood in the yard admiring a bright yellow flowering bush. (Last year I almost gave it up for dead.) A light drizzle spritzed my face, and I looked up, wondering if we should walk.  

That's when Elliot pointed to an amazing sight!  High above the trees, a big beautiful majestic rainbow arched the blue sky! 

 Like a joyful kid, I ran into the house to grab my phone to get a picture.  Through a sunny mist, I snapped away, hoping to capture the colors before they faded.  I knew the rainbow was a powerful sign to be shared.   

I love it!  A rainbow is like a sermon in nature:  "Look up!  Something wonderfully beautiful is happening.  The storm is over, and this is what it brought! Hallelujah!"  

We hurried to walk underneath the colorful arch, feeling the glow of its blessing.

To me, the rainbow speaks of God's greatness, His Love, His majesty and promise as we lift up our eyes.
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him
Psalm 37:7

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and listen for their gentle, loving nudges. Then step out in faith.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Double Dose! The Angel of Transformation

As I reached into the bowl of angels this morning, I asked the Holy Spirit for guidance.  Two angel cards came out together.  I turned them over and did a double take!

Both were the Angel of Transformation.  

That was a first!  As we all know, transformation involves change. C. G Jung once said the greatest enemy of change was a successful life. Change can be hard especially when everything is going smoothly.  It's so easy to stay in that secure mold and begin to fossilize, living life by rote. Boring and flat, like a cup of stale coffee.   

The Angel of Transformation brings a reassuring message; that everything in you is good, that everything in you is allowed to be there.  Everything in you has meaning. Any fear, anger, guilt, and resentment are simply blocks waiting to be transformed into light.  

You may be someone who thinks you should always do everything perfectly.  This fear can be used to teach you that your thinking this way is damaging to you, and to take a more human approach to your life.  Fear can be transformed into new energy.  Or maybe you have anger and resentment down deep inside.  Perhaps they are there to teach you to treat yourself as well as you do others.  To live your own life more fully and to love yourself.  Guilt could be a sign to freely express yourself without resorting to manipulation to have your needs met.  By changing these old behavior patterns,  new lighter energies will flow in to revitalize your life.

With a little willingness to change, the Angel of Transformation will help us to understand that everything within us is material for transformation, until finally our real Self shines through!  

May the Angel of Transformation assist us to treat ourselves gently as we all go through these accelerated times of tremendous spiritual expression.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Semper Paratus and Semper Gumby!

Over the years, I've made a mental toolbox in which to store up spiritual quotes to combat my ego in times of challenge.   

For instance, while reading the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, I came across a powerful Latin phrase. Mary Baker Eddy defined Truth's motto: 

Semper paratus  

(which means Divinity is always ready. Truth is one of the seven synonyms for God.)

I liked that powerful reminder.

So no matter what is going on in my world, God's Love is always ready.  Always present, filling all space, transcending time. I just need to let it in.

SEMPER PARATUS  became a retort to silence any ego thoughts of worry, doubt, anger or fear.  Like a gatekeeper at the door of my consciousness, I try to stand guard and arrest all those pesky negative thoughts. If I invite them in and entertain them over a cup of tea like I would an old friend, what a woeful dirge, sucking me into the past and future drama of what if... or ...if only I'd...or why me?     

While surfing the net one day, another Latin phrase caught me by surprise:   SEMPER GUMBY 

The translation means ALWAYS FLEXIBLE.   I was amused to learn Gumby's creator,  Art Clokey, knew exactly what he was doing when he named his bendable green toy.

                                                           (Gumby and Archangel Uriel)

SEMPER GUMBY.  Always Flexible went into my spiritual toolbox.  Flexibility helps me to bend a little here and there rather than snap when under pressure.  Stay flexible moment by moment as the day unfolds.  Then in humble hindsight, I can look back with gratitude for the very circumstance that made me stretch and grow.  In faith, I discover more about who I am and what God knows about me. Divinity is always ready.  SEMPER PARATUS, what a heartwarming Truth.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

(Gumby seal from the web)

Monday, October 16, 2017

An Unexpected Blessing: An Angel Message

I hope that you are becoming more aware of the daily messages the angels wing your way to help you grow in love and joy.  Late Sunday afternoon, Elliot and I went to the lake for a walk.  The soft breeze and warm sunshine made a nice blend as we sat on a park bench underneath a leafy canopy. I was so thankful to see with such clarity. Sight is such a precious gift.  The lake was the fullest  I've ever seen.  A sign of resilience, having bounced back after the storm.

The path by the lake led to an outdoor gym with various workout machinery.  Along the way, we stopped to pick up a few snack bags and plastic cups that had been thoughtlessly tossed on the grassy area where the birds hang out.    

Something happened after we had discarded the trash in a nearby can and sat down on a bright green bench near the water's edge.  About eighty ibis on the other side of the lake suddenly got a signal.  In an instant, the whole flock of  graceful snowy birds were airborne, heading our way!

A joyous blizzard of feathery white wings descended above us, flying so low, a rush of wind brushed our smiling faces.   After that friendly salute, in another wonderful blast of concentrated exhilaration, they circled round about us in unison.  Then we watched as they deliberately made their return to the other side of the lake, from whence they had come.   It all happened so fast, no time for a photo.

I wondered about the message.  Later, I learned that Ibis are wading birds.  They tuck their head under a wing when sleeping, and this is believed to resemble the shape of a heart. They are birds of healing and mystery.  Kind of amusing as Elliot and I both felt the flock had delivered a blessing to us for keeping their habitat clean. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(Photo: web)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Angel of Enthusiasm!

Nothing great was ever achieved
without enthusiasm.
                --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Early this morning synchronicity was in the air as I tuned into a weekly spiritual TV program, Live with Passion.  Father Cedric's message was on Enthusiasm.  When things go wrong, we may not feel enthusiastic, but it's important to make a choice to be that way, and not let fear, doubt, and despair discourage us from enjoying everyday life.    

Singing is a good way to revitalize our spirit. In scripture, at midnight Paul and Silas, sang out praises in prison, giving thanks to God. They decided to sing rather than be fearful.  Other prisoners woke up to listen, and suddenly an earthquake shook open the prison doors, setting them free.  That's what the spirit of enthusiasm and praise can do to free us from feelings of hopelessness and doom. 

After the show, I was reminded that I had forgotten to select an angel card for the day.  I laughed at the random choice. The Angel of  Enthusiasm, waving a banner!  

A double dose!

It's good to remember that ENTHUSIASM is a choice. Even when we don't feel like it, we can choose to be helpful, positive, and flexible. We can  pray to have more strength, courage, and peace.  The scriptures tell us that in all circumstances, give thanks, and remember how God has come through for us in the past.  We are never alone.

So the angel message for today is to celebrate your life.  Rejoice that you are here and can make a difference in the world by radiating life and choosing to be fresh and lively.   May the Angel of Enthusiasm inspire you today with a word, an idea, a touch of nature, or the loving kindness of those around you. May you become an Angel of Enthusiasm for others.

I had a good laugh when I came across this faded photo of my Mom on the farm.  With enthusiasm and authority, she "took that old bull by the horns" to lead it in a brighter direction. 

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, October 13, 2017

A Lesson in Resilence: An Angel Message

The angel card for today, the Angel of Resilience, reminded me of a lesson my husband, Elliot, and I learned many years ago.  While living in Virginia Beach, we were driving along Bird Neck Road one windy morning when we saw an unusual sight.   

Uncle Sam’s over-sized  RED, WHITE, and BLUE striped TOP HAT was rolling along the curbside, keeping pace with the ongoing traffic!  The Liberty Tax  man stood bareheaded on the corner, his striped trousers flapping in the wind like a pair of  patriotic flags.

Not a good omen for Uncle Sam to lose his hat,  like two super heroes, we playfully set out to restore justice.  We laughed, tracking that colorful TOP HAT, as it rolled safely by the curb for quite a distance; it seemed to have a life force of its own. 

Then up ahead, it came to a stop. 

This was my chance!  I jumped out of the car, making a run for it.  

But just as I reached for the wide blue brim...the wind playfully whisked it from my imminent grasp. Down the curbside, it rolled like a wheel on its merry way, with me lagging behind.   

A tease,  it stopped several more times.  But, again, before I could grab it, away it spun.  I began to feel like a fool chasing an illusive butterfly.  Embarrassed and winded, I gave up and returned to the car. 

But something kept us in the colorful hat rolled ahead of us down the road.    Then we watched in dismay when it changed direction, and spun onto the busy road.  Artfully dodging several tires, luck soon ran out.  

Flattened like a patriotic pancake, Uncle Sam's hat lay in the road. 

 Our mission had been foiled. We were ready to give up the chase.  

But to our surprise, a sudden gust of wind popped that lifeless hat back into shape, as good as new!  

We laughed, the chase was on again.  

Another break came when unexpectedly it rolled into a parking lot and stopped, right side up.   The game was over.

 Elliot sped into the lot. Quickly he opened the driver's door  and reached down to nab the prize.  Victory. Mission accomplished. 

Before long, a smiling Uncle Sam was reunited with his top hat, thanks to the angels who helped us keep at it.        
That playful lesson made me think about how we're so close to reaching a goal when suddenly it's whisked away, leaving us feeling crushed. But like that top hat, the Holy Spirit, (often described as the Wind or Breath of God) will suddenly breathe new life into us and we can pop back into shape, ready to roll on to victory.  

So don't ever give up.

Wishing you a day of unexpected victories.

Enjoy your day with the Angels,

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Keeping our Faith: An Angel Message

During the dark hours, a symbol of faith can crack the dreary night and bring a reminder to put all of our trust in God.  This morning I was looking for a card to send along with a gift to our three-year- old granddaughter.  My collection of note cards is stored in a peacock carton in the den.  When I opened the box, what a surprise to find the decorative lid liner had come completely unglued and fallen down inside.  The plain cardboard that had been hidden now revealed a symbol of the Christ fish imprinted with glue.  We can't make these things happen and so I try to pay attention when they do.   

The peacock, with its feathery "eyes", has been a long time symbol of watchfulness, resurrection and wise vision.  In Christianity it was a symbol of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  In Egypt, it was associated with the all seeing eye of Horus.  

I'm thankful for the angel messages that arrive in unexpected ways.  Christ is the glue.  As we naturally go about our day, these comforting signs of love, protection, and guidance brighten our day with the Truth. They encourage us to keep on keeping on.  Don't give up.  "In Him we live and move and have our being."  

The story isn't over yet...

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Calling on the Angels during Disasters

Genevah Seivertson, author of Angels' Teachings, shared a simple, but powerful way we can each help the Angels during times of  major disaster.  In her inspiring book,  she describes "corridor" work.  A corridor is a portion of spiritual substance that can be sent anywhere at a moment’s notice. The angels are anxious to help, but need the open heart and mind of a soul to make the request before they can rush in. 

Corridor work is impersonal and should be used frequently to take care of large numbers of souls who are shocked out of their body in any type of major disaster. Those beings aren't unconscious, although their body is inert each  one realizes he or she is in a crisis.

Just as soon as we hear of a tragedy we can make the call to send a Corridor to everyone involved by either verbally or mentally asking:

“Angels, please send a Corridor to ______ (location of need).”

As soon as we ask, we accept that our request has been answered and the celestial helpers are taking care of the work needed to be done. We give thanks for their loving assistance. 

A peacefulness comes to those in crisis.  They know that there is no need for fear. The first recognition of danger is followed swiftly by a solution. Genevah, with her gift of second sight, describes corridors as beautiful, large and lofty, filled with flowers, music, perfume, and the song of birds and rippling brooks. Corridors are  built with love, so the dear ones who cross over find nothing strange. The same kind of plants and flowers similar to those known by each individual is seen. Birds and animals are native to their locality. 

 It is a beautiful, peaceful transition, thanks to the angels' assistance and your caring call for their help.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, October 9, 2017

What Will You Choose? An Angel Message

While tending to a bed of thirsty yellow chrysanthemums on Sunday, I'd just finishing clipping off many brown blooms like the good gardener I'm trying to be. I remembered the need to snip the dead heads to support new life.  More new buds would bloom rather than the Mums' energy being divided between breaking down the old and bursting with new colorful buds. 

The timing was a blessing as that's when I spotted a rare sight.  A pair of sand hill cranes strolled by  the yard, patrolling the neighborhood.  These long-legged graceful birds are birds of water and as such are associated with feminine energies, teaching us how to use our own.  They came up in the yard to say hello.  The debris from Irma is still piled up waiting to be hauled away by the city. 

The sand hill cranes' appearance speaks of creativity and long life in many customs.  In hindsight as I looked at the pictures this morning I got it.  On our daily walk in Life, we have a choice between life and death.  Choose life, the Master Jesus said.


Enjoy your day with the Angels.  And watch for the happy miracles of God's Love that come your way.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Writing on the Wall: An Angel Message

High above the east window that faces the busy traffic on Main Street, this quote at The Neighborhood Center Thrift Shop is for those who happen to look up.  On Friday, Elliot and I stopped by with some donations. While I was browsing through the store, he happened to see it.   

only you hold the pen.

"What will you write in your book today?"  the angels whisper.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Walking the Labyrinth: A Metaphor for Life

(Edgar Cayce Hospital of Enlightenment before renovations)

A labyrinth is a metaphor for life's journey with all of the twists and turns along the way. This winding maze moves in and out towards a center, but there are no dead ends.  Eventually we get there.

Labyrinths have been around for over 3,000 years and are a tool to meditate, deal with stress and grief, and to find peace. Walking a labyrinth is also a meditative way to get inner guidance.

Before starting out, I like to take a deep breath,   be still and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance on a particular question.

Then as I follow the path set before me, answers will come in different ways. It could be a bird flying overhead, or a word I catch from a passerby.  It could be a thought from out of the blue as I look down at my feet to stay within the lines.  Every walk is different.

One day while walking the labyrinth on the hill at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, I asked, What's my purpose?

During my walk an unexpected object appeared on the path. The old white hospital building (Edgar Cayce's dream) was getting a new roof.  Apparently a small piece of tile had blown off during the work that day.  I stopped to pick it up.  To my surprise, that bit of shingle was shaped like a heart. A message to add love to whatever I do.

 Further down the winding path, another surprise.

A  small green/white rock from the labyrinth stone path had come loose and appeared at my feet .

These objects were "building blocks".  Grateful, I tucked it in my pocket along with the little heart and continued merrily along the trail.  At the time, I was working part-time at the A.R.E. as a greeter at the Visitor Center and volunteering to lecture on angels.   Silently I thanked  Edgar Cayce for his selfless dedication and tireless work that made it possible for seekers like me to find answers here.

Before long, I had made my way to the center.

(Two dolphin in center of new labyrinth)

 I took a deep breath, happy to have made the journey within. I looked out at the ocean, taking in the expansiveness and soft sea breeze.  Then I turned to greet each of the four cardinal directions and welcomed the corresponding Archangel.

Peace was in the moment as I closed my eyes to reflect on the messages about my purpose.  The heart seemed symbolic of all the love that keeps the A.R.E. going. So many donate their time and energy.  I could see how each of us together are part of the sheltering roof as we help to support the work. And the green/white chip of stone was perhaps a sign of the healing that takes place as we stay on the upward path and seek within to find the truth.  Sometimes the path rises up to meet us where we are. We are exactly where we need to be at the time.
I was also reminded that the journey to our center is not the end. It's the beginning. Because what we have learned inwardly along the way is meant to be shared outwardly with others so they may grow and learn from our experiences, too.

An interesting thing happened before updating this blog yesterday (written in 2009).  An angel thought came to me, Check your old God Box.  Maybe those keepsakes you found are still there.  And they were, buried down deep in the box.  Lately, Elliot and I have felt a pull to visit Virginia Beach, a place we called home for eleven years. 

(Keepsake treasures on the walk)
And so the journey is always about going deep within to the heart and returning out in the physical world again.  On our way, we can listen for the whisper of angels.  They encourage us to keep on  following the winding road home, step by step.  We are always closer to the Truth than we know.

What lies behind us
and what lies before us
are tiny matters
compared to what lies
within us.

(View of the Visitor Center from Labyrinth )

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen