Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Rex!

(Rex and I visiting our Grandparents' farm)

My brother Rex is celebrating his birthday today. Growing up we didn't realize how his life would touch the lives of millions, bringing hope and light into the world. In the mid-90's, he began researching why people from all walks of life and from all religions were reporting direct contact with angels in unprecedented numbers. For the better part of a year, he and his film crew traveled the country compiling film footage for what would become a television documentary, Angels: The Mysterious Messengers aired on NBC.

In his book based on interviews from the film, Rex concludes: "But the angels do not call us to heaven. People are not giving themselves over to an esoteric notion, but rather are taking inspiration and responsibility for the shaping of their lives. It is a life that calls for vigilance and compassion and understanding and courage. I have been among these mysterious faithful who have cast their lot with their faith. And the work is being done. There are beings out there building a better world. And many of them are angels."

We thank you, Rex, for being one of them. Happy Birthday.

Love,

Karen

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Guardian Angel Prayer

Christian prayer

(18th century rendition of a guardian angel)

I wanted to share this traditional Catholic prayer to one's guardian angel. It is so comforting to know that wherever we are or whatever we do, we are never alone. Our guardian angel joined us on this earthly sojourn and will not forsake us, no matter what. Our guardian angels know us better than we know ourselves. They inspire us with loving thoughts to help expand our awareness of ourselves.

So take a breath and go within allowing the presence of Divine Love to enfold you in perfect grace and harmony.

Angel of God, my guardian dear
to whom God's love commits me here.
Ever this day/night be at my side
to light, to guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.

In Latin:

Angele Dei,
qui custos es mei,
me, tibi commissum pietate superna,
illumina, custodi,
rege et guberna.
Amen.


Monday, March 26, 2012

For the Sake of Harmony: An Angel Message


In recent blogs, I've shared a keyword that keeps coming up for me. Harmony. I found this plaque a few days ago at Habitat for Humanity and put it in the sun room by the front door.

"Love is what binds us together in perfect harmony" A good reminder in my going out and my coming in that harmony is the key.

On Saturday while waiting in line at a department store, an irate customer stormed through the door, cutting in front of me at the service counter. Demanding a refund, he slammed his bag on the counter.

The sales girl recognized him from an earlier exchange when she had given him a store credit for a belt he had purchased. This new belt had also fallen apart. His bellowing brought the store manager and another sales clerk to help out. "Please lower your voice," she said. "This is not helping us resolve your issue."
"I want other customers to know! I'm never coming back here!"

I never heard anyone scream so loud in public. Silently, I asked Archangel Michael to be with us and called on the guardian angels of everyone present to help.

A mother and her toddler were also in line. My heart went out to the little girl. An idea came to me, to offer to pay for the belt that was less than $10. It seemed a small price to pay for the sake of harmony.

A funny thing happened as soon as I made the offer. The man calmed down and thanked me, saying, you don't have to do that.

Just knowing someone else cared, seemed to make all the difference. As I left the store, he and the sales people were working out a solution.

It's so hard to remember that all anger is a call for love. These are stressful times and love is the answer.

I love the words "In atmosphere of Love divine, we live, and move, and breathe." (Hymn 144 in the Christian Science Hymnal)

Enjoy your day with the angels and remember who you really are.


Rae Karen

Friday, March 23, 2012

Perspective

I took this photo from the outside, looking in at the Bok Tower Welcome Center.


I took this one from inside the Welcome Center, looking out the same window as above. At the time I didn't intentionally plan on doing a blog, but when I uploaded the photos an idea came to me on perspectives.

The same site, two different perspectives of the same window, both equally true.

So often we speak of the same idea or thing... only our terminology is different. We are sharing an experience without understanding that our approach to the situation is not from the same vantage point. Although the view is quite different, the terrain is the same. One perspective is no more true than the other. Only in our personal description, it may seem radically different.

There is a way in which to harmonize the flow of communication that I've found most helpful and that is to silently ask the Holy Spirit for a holy relationship with the person to whom I'm speaking. The conversation takes on a higher consciousness and it is often the other person who escalates the exchange to higher ground. The Holy Spirit dwells within each mind and knows the best way to bring a touch of heaven to our relationships.

Enjoy your day with the Angels of Communication.

Blessings,

Karen

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Spring Solstice

Shortly after beginning my spiritual journey, irises became an important sign for me. Whenever an iris appeared on my path, I took it as a symbol that I was being lead in the right direction, and to keep on going. Even though things were a bit unsettling, they would work out in the end for the highest good of all. And as time passed, I began to see this was true. Then one day, many years later I came across this poster at a thrift shop.

I loved it right away. The iris is reaching up, far beyond the earth, rising to greet the moon, the divine feminine. Iris is also known as the Goddess of the Rainbow and late this afternoon we saw a lovely rainbow. A sign of God's promise.

These are time of rapid, exciting change. I spent the afternoon gardening. Afterwards I had a caterpillar crawling on me at three different times. The last one appeared in my lap as we were driving to get pizza. Stopping in the parking lot, we sent him on his merry way in the bushes. Elliot said, "Caterpillars sure love you."

I began to wonder if I wasn't being shown metaphorically that although I'm a caterpillar, my destiny is to become a beautiful butterfly, soaring in a brand new light body. That makes the journey well worth the effort, don't you think?

Then late this afternoon while watering the garden, I was surprised to see that my African Iris plant had bloomed, a lovely white. A friend had gifted this beauty to me on Sunday. Some one once called flowers, God's hieroglyphs or floral apostles. They do make the heart smile.

Enjoy your day with the Angels. Happy Spring Solstice!

Blessings,

Karen

Monday, March 19, 2012

Share the Sunshine: An Angel Message


Birthdays are a time of special celebration and the presence of the angels seem more palpable. Last week on Elliot's birthday, he was suddenly inspired by the beautiful weather to take a road trip. The Angel of Spontaneity hurried us out the door, and we were heading for beautiful Bok Tower in Lake Wales. A 50-acre historical site on central Florida's highest point, known for its beautiful gardens and singing tower. Enclosed in the tower are 60 carillon bells, one weighing almost 12 tons. A perfect place for a musician to spend his birthday.

On the highway, we followed this truck:  SHARE THE SUNSHINE.

When we arrived at the gate, Bok Tower had just opened at 8 AM.  With the car windows rolled down, the heavenly fragrance of orange blossoms was intoxicating as we drove through orange groves. Off in the distance, high on a hill,  the 205' pink marble tower appeared like a spire from King Arthur's castle. Bok Tower is better than the Magic Kingdom, if you enjoy nature, music, and beautiful flowers and trees.



This lovely spot among the trees had once been an arid sand hill where Bok enjoyed taking evening walks to the top of "Iron Mountain" to enjoy the sunsets. An idea came to him to preserve the hilltop and create a bird sanctuary, a place of beauty and serenity. By doing so, he would also fulfill the advice of his Dutch grandmother.

"Make you the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it."

President Calvin Coolidge dedicated the Tower and Sanctuary in 1929. Since the Singing Tower is in a bird sanctuary, Florida birds such as the pelican, the flamingo, the heron, the goose and the swan are sculpted in a band that circles the Tower. Eagles are also part of the design, half way up, because the Singing Tower is a gift to the nation. Some of the greatest masters were commissioned by Bok to create this magnificent edifice. The dove, a symbol of Edward Bok's commitment to world peace recurs in many styles and material throughout the tower and gardens.

We were enjoying breakfast as we sat alone in the empty cafe that overlooks the beautiful gardens. A holy hush, a strong sense of peace surrounded me as I looked out on the flowers that morning.  Soft instrumental music made the atmosphere even more serene. I looked down by the napkin holder.  To my surprise, a small business card had been placed there.



"You were created in the image and likeness of God..."

 It was an unexpected, loving reminder of what I've been trying to learn.  "I am made in the image and likeness of God." I joyfully laughed as if being touched on the shoulder.  Curious, I looked around to see if the card was on the other tables, but ours seemed to be the only one of choice.

 I was so thankful for the angelic touches that help keep our focus on the Truth.  Everything begins with thought.  If only I can keep my mind on my true Identity as a spiritual idea in the Mind of God rather than a mortal of flesh and bones, then life can be experienced now as heaven on earth, and what joy to share the sunshine as a light of God.

My Grandmother, in the heavenly choir, no doubt was smiling as we listened to her favorite hymn played by the bells, How Great Thou Art.

Many blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, March 12, 2012

Solar Flares - Effects on Consciousness

(NASA image shows the solar flare that sent a solar stream of charged particles heading toward Earth last week. NASA/AP)

When I learned about the solar storm charging toward Earth last Tuesday, I wondered what effect these high frequency charged particles would have on our consciousness. The news stated this was the biggest storm in five years, with the additional storms reaching their peak in 2013.

I did a little research on the web. Through our interconnectedness, everything effects everything else. This we know. While these particles can wreak havoc with the electro magnetic energy field of the Earth, causing disruptions in computer generated activities, there is a brighter side to this manifestation.

The Mayan calendar ends in 2012, which could indicate a wave of a new consciousness of being. With the influx of solar activity, our personal electro magnetic field is also being transformed. This higher frequency helps create the power of instant manifestation of thoughts...whatever we think we create instantly. I've noticed how these energies create a magnification of issues that need healing, bringing them up to the surface to be addressed. If we are harboring anger, fear, jealousy, our energy fields can weaken during solar activity.

God's thoughts passing to us, are His angels, guiding us to come up higher in our thinking. As we process our stuff, it is important to not get caught in the material illusion. Walk over it, but not in it or through it, making it more real than it is. The Holy Spirit's consciousness within you knows the Truth and will provide the translation into light when we still our minds and ask to see things differently. He will take every dark thought we share with Him and shine the Light on it, dispelling all the trouble. Love conquers everything. It is truly an exciting time to be alive, as I believe we are being birthed into a brand new way of being.

So take the storms lightly as they come and be thankful that you're made perfect in the image and likeness of God, nothing can ever be added or taken away from the perfection that you are in Spirit.

Blessings,

Karen