Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Happy Spring Solstice! Welcome Archangel Raphael


Creation is the keynote of this beautiful resurrection season. Like a seed pushing out of the earth, spring is a time for our creative powers to be expressed for a brand new beginning. Thoughts are things.  It seems no sooner do we have a thought, then it manifests. It's fun and a little scary at the same time. More than ever, we cannot afford the luxury of a single negative thought.

Today marks the Spring Solstice and Archangel Raphael is the governor of the season.  The name Raphael means  'Divine Healer' or 'God Heals'. This powerful Archangel is responsible for healing the earth and its people. He can help us seek the gift of healing and shows us ways to heal ourselves in nature and through universal divine energy.

The winter season, under the leadership of  Archangel Gabriel  brought feminine energy to the earth through the water element.  Now the fire element, the masculine energy is most active.  The keynote is resurrection, witnessed in nature, as dormant life reaches from darkness upward into the healing light of new beginnings.

Raphael means "God has Healed." He is the Angel of brightness, beauty, healing and life. The sun, or the returning sun, sometimes symbolize him. He instructs the art of healing, especially through the elements of Nature, and thus the caduceus is often his symbol. In the healing, he helps us to link our heart and our mind. The Book of Tobias in the Old Testament tells how Raphael healed Tobias' father of blindness with an ointment made from a large fish.

Call on Archangel Raphael to bring radiant healing to dissolve any blockages that may be holding you back from a wonderful new beginning. Then watch what you say and think. Speak only positive life-affirming words over your life. Get ready to bloom!

Happy Spring Solstice!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

  (Artwork: The Angel Oracle by Ambika Wauters)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Shower of White Irises: An Angel Message

It is only with the heart 
that one can see rightly; 
what is essential is invisible to the

Yesterday morning before a much needed rain, what a pleasant surprise to find all of the African white irises had bloomed at once!  Not only the irises in the meditation garden, but the tall green stalks in the front yard had opened wide in a smile to life.

A quick glance up and down the street, brought a smile to my own face as I saw that all of the white African irises were in bloom.  It was one of those rare moments when you feel something special is happening, as if seeing a snow fall for the first time.  A hush of peace filled the air.  In the seven years here on the block, this celebration was a first for me. I felt an angel zsst...

Irises are a special messenger flower. They deliver a hopeful message of a new birth at hand. Their appearance always indicate a sense of peace is being restored.  Keep on trusting.   Your faith will be rewarded.

Enjoy the day with your Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

P.S. I'm in the market for a new camera, but with these phone photos you can get a glimpse of their beauty.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Carpe Diem: An Angel Message

Carpe diem translated means seize the day.  This delightful  postcard recently arrived from Germany and brings a wonderful message to begin each day with enthusiasm.  Today is big with blessings, a celebration of life.  A day to rejoice and be free, to let your spirit soar, spread your wings and turn toward the sunrise.  Make no plans but allow the day to unfold gently like the fragrant petals of a budding rose.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Angels of Happiness

The city of happiness is in the state of mind.    
               --Christine Moore

An angel thought came this morning to brighten the day.  A reminder that every so called negative has a positive if I take the time to look for it. A quick review of past challenges proved this to be true.  Good is all pervasive just as light is ever present, darkness is a mere shadow.  The sun never sets; it is always shining somewhere.

So I'm beginning to understand more that happiness is an inside job.  It is a joyful spirit within each moment waiting to shine out in the world.  Our sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln once said, "A man is just about as happy as he decides to be."

So today I will look for happiness both inside and out. 

In the book Angel Intelligence, author Rav. Yehuda Berg teaches that we can summon the Angels of Happiness by saying the Aramaic word: "Hidu." When you say Hidu, you draw down gleaming energy from a touchable realm of angels.

Hidu! Hidu! Wishing you happy days with your Angels.

Joyful blessings, 

Rae Karen

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Then There Were Five: An Angel Message

Sitting on the sofa last night, I thought I saw something different about the beautiful purple orchid plant on the mantle.  I got up to take a look.  A fifth little bud had bloomed backwards by the ascension statue of Christ. That's how I saw its reflection in the mirror.   You may remember this was a stubby lifeless plant now that it had bloomed once.  But without much thought,  I had brought it inside during a cold snap a few months ago. 

It was a big lesson in letting go. I had tucked it away on top of a file cabinet in the laundry room and forgotten all about it.  Until it stretched and bloomed beyond its pot reaching out for a photo of a whale breaching.  These two symbols seemed to partner up with a "back flip" message. Judge not by appearances, you haven't seen anything yet!
 So the surprises continue with the Angels. Expect the unexpected.   As this little rare bud also had escaped my attention, but peeked out just when I needed to see it.   A wonderful message to let go and have faith.  Everything blooms on time.  All things are possible with God.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Drumming a New Song: An Angel Message

This BIG beautiful pileated woodpecker sang out at lunch time yesterday, heralding his rare appearance.  An unusual call, I wasn't sure what it was until I saw his wings span over the fence.  To my delight, he lit on the old orange tree where a praying angel statue stands.  I stopped eating and hurried inside to grab my phone for a photo. 

His bright red crested head hammered  up and down the tree trunk making a loud noise.  Once I captured the moment, and thanked him for his message, he flew off in the sunshine.  But more was to come.  Soon a half a dozen smaller red headed woodpeckers glided through the garden to the wooden bird feeder. One by one, swooping down from the trees, they grabbed a bite to eat.  What fun to watch the woodpeckers on parade, joining us for lunch.  I knew this was an angel message, but what? 

One of the signals of the pileated woodpecker is to follow your own unique rhythm.  Be wary of others trying to nudge you into a rhythm that is not comfortable for you.  It's time to trust your own instincts even if you do not quite understand them.  Do what works in the manner best for you as the foundation is there.  Take your thoughts and give them action.  It is safe for you to do so. 

Take flight and keep praying for guidance.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(Reference: Animal-Wise Ted Andrews)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Singing is a Remedy: An Angel Message

Listening to the chirping birds this morning, the angels tuned me into a wonderful reminder. The healing power of singing.  Scientific studies have shown that when we sing an uplifting, spiritual song, both hemispheres of our brain unite and ignite portions of our mind that are rarely used. This union produces a healing effect. Some examples cited were singing the Lord's Prayer, or opening the Bible to a psalm and making up your own melody to the words.  

I put it to the test one restless night by silently singing favorite old hymns and Christmas carols in the dark. Soon, a sweet wash of healing energy quieted my soul, and I enjoyed a peaceful night's sleep.  A friend called to share that she, too, had a healing by singing the Lord's Prayer during the night.

Singing as we go about our day is cheerful medicine.  Listening to melodious music is always a mood changer.  Music is a bridge to the soul, what a gift to rejoice in song. So, if you find yourself having a troubled, sleepless night, instead of counting sheep, you may want to sing a sweet heavenly lullaby to yourself.  Then awaken fresh in the morning with a song of gratitude in your heart.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Knockout Roses: An Angel Message

Between the hurricane in September and the freezes in December, the Knockout Rose bushes appeared to be down for the count.  Now a couple of spindly sticks stuck in the mulch-- literally knocked out by adverse conditions.  Then one morning this week, my attention was drawn to several little red buds that soon bloomed. I love the angel message,  a sure sign that it ain't over til it's over.  Be deceived not by appearances.  Nature's blue bouquet of wild flowers are spiderworts, (a favorite) perhaps deliver a heads-up to watch our ego thoughts as they tend to weave a sticky web.

In Genevah Seivertson's transformative book, The Christ Highway, we learn that if we want to unfold the rose of divine love in our heart, first we must correct our thoughts and think more lovingly toward others. Our thoughts go out to another, just like radio waves travel through space. Every thought reaches the person or the thing we have in mind, so we will benefit if we include "all" in our loving thoughts and prayers.

The author writes, "Broadcast thoughts of love, especially to those who have treated you unkindly, for unkind thoughts will antagonize them. Say silently: I love you with the love of Jesus Christ."

Also take time to send love thoughts to the nature kingdom.  Remember the animals and the birds.
Our loving thoughts sent out when linked with the love of Christ have power we little dream of. Our part is not to weigh, measure or discuss the power, but to link up with it and leave the rest in higher hands.  A great teacher of spiritual laws told his students that one loving thought sent to a single butterfly was felt by each one of them. Our lesser brothers are very sensitive to love vibrations.

Imagine how wonderful the world would be if we each mastered our own negative thoughts by choosing the love of Christ.   Enjoy your day with the angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, February 26, 2018

Heart Light - An Angel Message

Maybe you've noticed how simple little angel messages will pop up in delightful ways.  One morning when I got out of bed, I was surprised to find this unusual "heart light" on the floor.  The sun shining through the adjacent den window had delivered the love note through the open bedroom door.  Looking up, I could see it had been formed by a ceramic angel pen holder on the windowsill.  I had absentmindedly moved it there while cleaning up my work area a few days before.

I was so thankful for the message of love delivered by angel wings.  A loving reminder to stay open to the light. Our guardian angel is never absent from us. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fix A Flat: An Angel Message

I'm so thankful to begin each day affirming the power of Psalm 91.  "For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." 

Angel thoughts are flashes of God's pure intuition winging solutions to mind. Earlier this week, Elliot took our white Honda to a new car wash, Sporty's, for a much needed wash, rinse and shine.  Riding through the automated cycles, he was showered with rays of orange, blue and purple.  It was some trip.  Smiling, he invited me to come along for the ride next time.  I had enjoyed time alone in the garden, weeding and just soaking up the warm springlike day.  Red-headed woodpeckers and cardinals flocked to and from the bird feeder.  It was one of those rare idyllic mornings.  Wild purple spiderworts and bright pink bromeliads were in  bloom.  In the stillness, I felt such peace, grateful for the beautiful sights and sounds of nature.

Later in the day, we took a ride to the garden center in our shiny clean car.  I noticed a large landscaping truck off to the side as we pulled into the lot at Lowe's.  Getting out of the car, the friendly truck driver shouted, "You've got a flat!" Sure enough, the rear passenger tire was completely flat.  I noticed a treat on the ground.  Someone had strewn Jolly Rancher hard candies in the adjacent empty parking space. A bittersweet  moment, and a sign not to let my ego rob me of peace and joy.

 Now the funny thing is we were clueless as the ride had been smooth.  We were thankful for the heads up.   Wanting to help out, he mentioned if only he had a can of aerosol sealant to fix the tire so the car could be driven. We thanked him as he went on his way. 

The nearest auto shop was a mile down the road.  Looking up at the beautiful blue sky, I knew there was an answer.  An angel thought came to me.  Check the grocery store at the shopping center across the street.  I called.  The Fix A Flat can was waiting at customer service when we arrived.

Soon we were on foot heading back to the parking lot with the interim remedy.  Passing by a reservoir, a lone duck decided to accompany us, making its way through the Lowe's parking lot.  I thanked him for his message.  Let this roll off your back like water on a duck's back!  It must have been working because I was at peace having a much greater appreciation for our car. 

The next hurdle, the cap to the FIX A FLAT wouldn't open.  A friendly helper inside Lowe's tried several tools before prying off the lid.  With a tire full of foamy sealant, the flat buoyed up, ready to roll.  We made it home safely. Once again, I was back in the garden, thankful to the Angels for our safe passage.

Triple AAA showed up and found a small nail had punctured the tire but the tire showed signs of dry rot and needed to be replaced.  The next day at the Tire Center, it turned out all four tires needed to be replaced, although fairly new. Angels were watching over us as several long road trips are planned for the spring. The small nail turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  Step by step, the angels guide and protect along the way.

Enjoy traveling the road with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(Artwork: web)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A Fortune Cookie: An Angel Message

The angel messengers will use whatever medium they can to get our attention, often in unusual and thought provoking ways.  Last Sunday our carryout order from a favorite Chinese restaurant came with an unusual surprise .   The owner had tossed in a couple of fortune cookies. A touch of kindness as we had not ordered them.  After enjoying a delicious lunch on the patio at home, I discovered an extra "cookie" inside the brown bag. This packet was empty, no fortune cookie! Somehow it had been sealed in a pocket of air. 

Examining the puffy anomaly, I wondered what the quirky message might be?  Rather than being disappointed, an angel thought reminded me of the infinite invisible blessings fully present in each precious moment.  Love, peace, joy, and so forth.  The future is now, I thought, feeling grateful for a taste of heaven. 

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the 
evidence of things not seen.  
              Hebrews 11:1

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, February 19, 2018

Amazing Grace: An Angel Message

One afternoon, returning home, I noticed an unusual angel sign on the living room wall.  You can't make these things happen.   It had been several months since my 96-year-old Mom had passed on.  Amazing Grace was her favorite hymn.  The "Amazing Grace" musical angel statue stands in the light in the upper window by the fireplace.  To my surprise, the little Angel had captured the sunlight in such a way as to project her silhouette onto the opposite wall. Now her essence appeared in two different places in two different mediums.  I love it when these love messages pop up out of the blue. I feel such joy and peace.

Amazing Grace.  I  laughed, getting a better view of the bigger picture; Mom is both here and there.  It was also a wonderful message to never underestimate the influence for good you may have on another.  With just the right amount of light, it will make an appearance in places you never dreamed possible.  Thank you, Mom for sharing the song of heaven.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen