Wednesday, August 31, 2011

After the Storm

In our hurry to comply with a mandatory evacuation, I forgot to bring the peace lily plant inside the house. I thought about it when we arrived at our friend's and sent up a prayer to protect the plant in the storm. I tried to see it enfolded in angel wings instead of being battered and tossed in the wind. When we returned home after the storm on Sunday, the first thing I did was hurry to the meditation garden. What joy to see that peace had prevailed during the storm. The plant, none worse for wear, was standing upright with a new white bloom!
This morning the morning glory vine had many new flowers, and a baby bunny came by looking in the living room slider. A wonderful sign of renewal, rebirth and new life.


On Monday, Elliot pointed out this license plate parked at a shopping center. I've never seen one like it before. God is Love and it was a good reminder that no matter what is happening in our life, God is ever present. We are always protected by His Angels. I prayed Psalm 91 during the storm.

Many blessings,

Karen



Monday, August 29, 2011

Angel or Agnes: An Angel Message

Clipart Angel on the FORUM Handout

We never know just when or how angels will increase our awareness of their loving presence.  Often we see what we expect to see until we really look closely and focus on the picture at hand. This little angel writing in the sand has a story worth sharing.

Many years ago I was a monthly volunteer lecturer at the Association for Research and Enlightenment at Virginia Beach.  My favorite and only topic was angels, and what the Edgar Cayce readings had to say about them.

Later on, when I had an opportunity to speak at the A.R.E. evening Forum on Angels, I was guided to skip the usual flyers and only handout a list of recommended reading material.  The little angel scribe pictured here was the header on that paper.

Weeks later, I received a wonderful letter from a woman who had come to the A.R.E. Angel Forum.

"Something marvelous happened after the A.R.E Angel Forum.  When I got home I read the two flyers from the Forum. One listed books to read on angels.  I read through them and noticed John Randolph Price's book on the list. The yellow sheet of paper listed dates of future forum. After I read them, I put them by my computer. During my sleep I was widely awakened at 4:49 a.m. Thurs 8/27/09 and could not sleep anymore. Later, I looked up that angel number in a book.

449 - Your life purpose involves sharing your knowledge of the angels with others. The angelic realm is helping you with this, as well as additional aspects of your mission.

I thought, it was true. I did have many wonderful experiences of the loving angels. Then, I did not think much of it.

In the morning of 8/28/09, Friday, I woke up about six and immediately rose from bed and leaned forward to get the two flyers from The Forum. (No time to wonder why.) When I unfolded the flyer, immediately I spotted something I had missed. My mouth wide open and my whole being vibrated! On top of the list of books, there was a picture of an angel who was writing Agnes, a name I had chosen for myself when I was young. I used this name to correspond and exchange stamps with many.

How in the world whosoever typed out this list picked an angel writing the name Agnes was beyond me! Anybody who looked at the picture would have assumed the angel was writing the word angel. But, no, it was Agnes!

 Nobody in the USA knows I am Agnes.

And, here I was widely awakened the night before and being asked to share my knowledge of the angels which I did not think much of it, and then the second morning found the angel writing my name!"

Surprised, I stopped reading Agnes' letter to grab the handout from my briefcase.  I was sure she had been mistaken.  The angel was writing angel, not Agnes!

But Agnes was right! And, I had learned a valuable lesson on seeing what I expect to see. 

I continued reading her encouraging letter.

 "Tuesday 9/1/09 morning I sat and talked to God, angels and guides and asked if it was for the good of all to share this angel story, and I got I should. Part of me did not want to reveal my English name. I like my Chinese name and prefer people to call me by that name. I had not told anybody, not even my classmates in Hong Kong, that I used an English name Agnes. I also understood this experience was supposed to be shared even though it was very personal.

"When I started the car to go to church, it was 11:11 a.m. angel time! After the healing prayer circle was over...I stepped inside the car, turned the key, and it was 1:11 p.m. angel time! I just smiled. I never looked at the clock at church for it was way behind me and my cell phone which was turned off before I left for church was in my handbag. I had no way of knowing what time it was. We usually end our circle later than that. Anyway, seeing two angel times made my day. I am all smiles for the angels are confirming I am doing the right thing and they are with me. Thank you, God. Thank you, angels and guides and all the ascended masters."

Thankful for Agnes' letter, I smiled and inserted it in the envelope, reflecting back that at the last minute, I'd been guided to change my usual handout and use this clipart Agnes angel for the Forum. Another perfect lesson that everything is always in divine order for those who have eyes to see.

Thank you, Angels for guiding Agnes to be an angel messenger. May we all follow the whispers of our angels and make the world a brighter place.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

(Clipart on my Angel Forum Handout)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Morning Glory!

I was greeted by a beautiful morning glory. A first! The long, wild vine had grown over the summer, but no blossoms. Its heart shaped leaves made me wonder if it was a morning glory...

A volunteer, it had sprung up from underneath the patio deck. Maybe the rose quartz I put outside in the sunshine gave it a burst. The beautiful blue trumpet flower reminded me of an angel message heralding in a time of unexpected joy.

Morning glories are flower messengers that encourage breaking down of old hard set  habits. Old ways of doing things will no longer work.

Now fresh life forces and spontaneity are key. The heart shape leaves stirs our own heart to be more spontaneous, and to draw on our own inner resources.
God smiles in flowers.  His beautiful floral apostles that bring joy and sunshine.

Many blessings,

Rae Karen



Thursday, August 25, 2011

Angels in the Hurricane: An Angel Mesage

When I was a toddler Mom taught me to sing Irene Goodnight. I learned it before my Dad was sent to Korea in the Army.  Whenever he heard that popular song,  he'd think of me singing "Irene Goodnight Irene... I'll see you in my dweams."

Now Hurricane Irene is in the forecast.

In studying Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, I've been learning about God being only Love. He is in control at all times. God is good, and His creation is good, and does not include any destructive forces. God is omnipotent, every present, filling all space, so anything unlike good has no presence or power except what we give it in our mortal mind. So by turning my thoughts away from any material picture of a destructive storm and focusing instead on God's harmonious presence is the key. Turning to prayer instead of worrying brings blessings.

Yesterday an angel message came to buy new flashlights. I wasn't worried about the hurricane, but it was good to be prepared. At Rite-Aid, the flashlights were long gone, but I got something better. In the  garden accessories aisle, I found this little angel. Enfolded in wings of love, she rests in peace knowing God is in control.

That message was for me regarding the weather.  What a bargain as the statue had been reduced 90  percent. For less than $2, I was prepared for come what may.

Many blessings and remember you are always in the presence of Angels, so keep your thoughts on Higher Ground. They will guide you, comfort you, and protect you through all the storms of Life.

Rae Karen

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In the Wake of the Quake: An Angel Message

(Archangel Michael Statue, the National Cathedral sculpted by Granville Carter, photo from dccathedral.com)

My 93-year-old Mother lives in a retirement community near Alexandria, Virginia. Her apartment is on the 4th floor, the top of her building. When the earthquake hit, she felt as though the walls were about to cave-in and she ran out in the hallway. Never being in an earthquake, it was an experience she wouldn't forget right away.

As frightening as it was, it is a miracle that no one was fatally hurt from the most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years. Other tall buildings suffered damage. The 5.9 magnitude shook the 127 year old Washington Monument. It suffered from cracks at the very top. Last year I'd blogged about the capstone and the Latin words LAUS DEO (Praise God) written on the capstone of the highest building in D.C. A reminder to keep God first.

In researching for this blog, I learned that The Washington Monument is the tallest stone structure in the world and the epicenter of the quake at Mineral, Virginia, both related to the mineral kingdom. After the quake yesterday, I stepped out on my deck to look at the flowers and appreciate the beauty of the now. A large chunk of rose quartz by the statue of Archangel Uriel caught my eye. I thought about the earthquake's epicenter in Mineral, Virginia. Rose quartz is a stone for healing the heart. Mother Earth's heart is in need of healing.

Another casualty of the quake were the spires of the National Cathedral, also the highest point in Washington D.C. Three of the cathedral's four corner spires on the central tower cracked and fell on the roof. Recently I'd learned about the Cathedral and Archangel Michael. Today I did a search and found a website with photos of limestone statues of Archangel Michael on the left holding a sword and Archangel Gabriel, on the right, with a scroll.

The National Cathedral with Archangel Michael on the left and Archangel Gabriel on the right. Photo from dccathedral.com

(Archangel Gabriel with the scroll, photo from dccathedral.com)

In the wake of the earthquake comes a reminder from these inspirational landmarks to put first things first.

Many blessings,

Karen


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake--A Wakeup Call?




I was sitting in my chair in the living room, having taken a break from writing. Bleary-eyed, I suddenly realized that my chair was shaking me back and forth and it's not even a rocker. The glass wind chime panels by the door clanked in a raucous melody. Was this an earthquake? I'd felt an earthquake once before while living in Alaska, but an earthquake in Virginia? I didn't think things like this happened here. I called out to Elliot my husband. "Did you feel it?" He, too, felt the tremor in the dining room while eating lunch.

Instead of being in fear, I was so thankful for knowing about the angels and Psalm 91. How God gives His angels charge over us to guide and protect us in all of our ways. I get comforted when I remember my true identity. I am a child of the Light, as you are, as we all are. God is Love and I am made in His Image and Likeness. I am Spirit. With all the shaking going on, maybe we are being awakened from our dream of separation from God to shine in the Truth that we are His Children of the Light and arise in joyful freedom.

Many blessings,

Karen

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Angel on the Keyboard

Music is a bridge to the Infinite and I've often read how Angels hover nearby whenever a musical instrument is played. This morning our cat, Angel, jumped up on the keyboard and somehow turned it on. Then she hit a few notes with her paw. This timely "recital" added emphasis to something important just said. For an encore, she laid down on the auto play and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star filled the room. A wonderful reminder for all of us to keep on shining!

Enjoy your day with the Angels,

Karen

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pansy Power

Everything seemed to be "coming down" at once yesterday morning. My perception getting cloudier with all the processing going on. Then from the sofa in the living room, I saw this wild flower, a pansy volunteer, had somehow bloomed underneath the deck. I got the notion that this was a deliberate message...and it involved trust. Out of great odds, this sweet blossom unfolded on the edge of darkness in a bed of lava rocks. All things are possible, and it performed this blessed act without any help from me....another message...to let go and let God.

Out of curiosity I looked up pansy in Nature-Speak. "Pansy, which means "To weight or consider", is a flower whose message alerts us to think things through before acting for actions taken now will have long range-effects."

The pansies are flat-faced, reflecting openness, and are symbolic of being open to all possibilities. I am grateful for the message as life is accelerating at a faster speed and it's important to stop and reflect on God's Love before jumping into reaction mode.

Enjoy your day with the Angels,

Karen


Thursday, August 18, 2011

On the Road to Success

Yesterday morning Elliot and I were on our home from the bank. To our surprise, this beautiful white heron landed in the middle of New Bridge Road. No traffic was coming and luckily I'd listened to an angelic prompt to bring my camera with me. As Elliot drove slowly forward, I kept snapping away, but this big bird was in no hurry to take off. His focus so deliberate or else he just wanted to be in the lime light.

Later at home, I looked up the symbolism of white heron in Angel Messages, The Oracle of the Birds. The author, Claire Nahmad writes:

"The white heron speaks of the dazzling sun centre of our being, the heart and the shining brow. It speaks of the Bright Knowledge, and of spiritual achievement and healing beyond time and space." Nahmad ends by saying, "The little egret calls: 'The fruition of all your striving is at hand, for your season has come!'"

The angels wanted us all to know that we are all on the verge of a break-through. Thank you, white heron for being our messenger.

Many blessings,

Karen






Thursday, August 11, 2011

Silhouettes in the Sand

Elliot and I went to the beach on the morning of my birthday. Someone had drawn this circle in the sand and it reminded me of an eye. Playfully, I got a picture of our shadows in "the eye of God" and then we turned around to focus on the true Light of a beautiful new sunrise. Now I'm working hard to master this in a practical way in everyday life. Angels.... please... help!

Blessings,

Karen