Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Weather Vane: An Angel Message

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The wind blows where it chooses,
and you hear the sound of it but
you do not know
where it comes from or where it goes. 
So it is of everyone born of the Spirit.
JOHN 3:8
Sometimes our thoughts spin round and round like the arrow on a weather vane, easily swayed by the winds of human desires.  We find ourselves busily distracted, going nowhere in particular but doing it in a hurry.  The angel shown here is a wonderful reminder to follow the direction of higher guidance.  Angels are God's thoughts passing to man: blessing, comforting, protecting, and guiding us on the best way to go in peace, love and joy. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,
Rae Karen 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Angel Message: Your Life is An Open Book

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
 
 
 I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
~Mother Teresa
 
 
Each day dawns with a clean fresh page in our "book of life".  With the gift of free will, we decide how we will fill the pages.  Often a mistake is made when we fill up our new page with yesterday's worries, with no space for the joy of the now.
 
The angels encourage us to remember that joy, peace, love, and grace are the attributes of the soul.  They are our divine birthright and when we allow room in our life to embrace these wonderful gifts and to share them, life will be abundantly lived moment by moment.
 
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
 
Love and blessings,
 
 
Karen
 
 

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Rainbow!

                                (July 28, 2013, Rainbow in our neighborhood)

A beautiful rainbow arched over our house early last evening.  We'd had a thunderstorm with heavy rains and then the sky cleared.  Standing in a light mist, I tried to capture it on camera, but it doesn't really do it justice as I couldn't encompass the whole bow in one shot.  It stretched from one side of the "ground" clear over to the other side, creating a  magnificent bridge of colorful beams, layer upon layer.  A blending of diversity.

For a rainbow to appear I am told there must be falling rain with sunshine.  When I see one, there is an excitement and a wonderful childlike awe. Its beauty simply states an angelic message: that even after the roughest storms, things will get better.  Beauty and joy will appear in one's life again.  To me, this is the spiritual meaning of the rainbow, and one that the world needs at this time. 

We thank the angelic host for their dedicated service to help us all accelerate our spiritual growth. 


Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings.


Karen

Friday, July 26, 2013

You've Got Clearance to Have It Your Way


(Sign at Fast Food Drive Through)
 
The angels, God's wonderful messengers, speak to each of us through impressions, sounds, sights, and thoughts. They're always in communication with us and there is no limit to the variety of ways they do.  Our part is to stay open to the messages in whatever form they may come.  As we seek for and find the messages, fear and darkness are joyfully translated to love and light.

It's amusing how an ordinary sign can take on a more significant meaning when our attention is drawn to it by an "angel" thought. They often zing by out of the blue, but relate to a particular concern.

 That's what happened to me while sitting at the drive through at a fast food restaurant.  I looked up and laughed at the overhead sign:  YOU'VE GOT CLEARANCE TO HAVE IT YOUR WAY.

Last night our waitress shared an experience she'd had along these lines.  Her visa was about to expire and she was really nervous and worried about going to court. Would it be renewed?  In the parking lot, she and her friend prayed to God and her Grandmother (who'd recently passed on) to guide her as far as what was in her best interest. 

Afterwards, feeling more at peace, she found a penny on the way into the court house; a sign to her that her prayer had been heard. And even better,  it was one with her birth year on it! The court proceedings went well and she returned home.  But there was another surprise.  

On her front doorstep was a large turtle, she said.  "I live in an apartment complex with lots of out side doors, but the turtle was on MY doorstep!  I let out a squeal and scared a neighbor, an elderly woman who came out, asking, "What's wrong!"

 "A turtle!" The waitress exclaimed.. "On MY door step!" 

The older woman looked at the turtle like, "So?" 

"You don't understand!" The waitress laughed, sharing with her how earlier she'd seen a turtle. It had brought back fond memories of childhood with Grandma and the turtles. They would find a turtle and paint a dab of nail polish on its back and let it go.  It was interesting how those same turtles would return again.  Now it seemed to her that Grandma, like the turtle had "come back", to let her know that everything's fine and she is still with her in spirit.

Wide eyed, the waitress turned to me, beaming. "You know, if you really believe, these signs seem to happen more often."

And it's true.  They do.  Believing is seeing.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.


Love and blessings,


Karen

P.S. In Animal-Speak, turtle reminds us that the way to heaven is through the earth. If turtle has shown up in your life... "Go within your shell and come out when your ideas are ready to be expressed.  It is time to recognize that there is an abundance out there for you.  It doesn't have to be gotten quickly and immediately.  Take your time and let the natural flow work for you."

In the Far-East, the shell was a symbol of heaven, and the square underside was a symbol of earth.  A symbol of the turtle was an invitation for the blessings of both heaven and earth.








 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Manna from Heaven? An Angel Message

                       

Yesterday I was deep in thought while sweeping off the concrete patio with my broom. To my surprise, I found a large crust of bread under a chair at the umbrella table. What made it odd was our family hadn't eaten anything like it -- flat, round and brown. The mysterious crust reminded me of God's manna that He provided for the Israelites every morning while they wandered in the desert for 40 years.   The supply was just enough for one day and had a short shelf-life. It would rot if they tried to save some for tomorrow.  

It was puzzling to me as I wondered how a large chunk of strange bread got inside our fenced in yard. It didn't come out of nowhere. I took it as an angel message to trust God to provide daily for our needs. 

Soon the mystery was solved.  I discovered the bread winner was our feral tabby Theo who adopted our yard as his home.  Sometimes we would find cat toys or a dog collar from the house next door.  A thank you gift from Theo for our daily bowl of cat chow.   

The morning after the crust, I found a sub roll under the patio table.  More manna, I laughed, thankful for the spiritual sustenance provided by a thankful feline.  

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Angels of Comfort

                                (Artwork:  Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, (1806-1858) Wikimedia Commons)


As I look at this painting of soft ethereal colors, I can't help but feel transported into a higher realm of consciousness.  The illumination provided by this Angel as she tenderly touches the man's burdened shoulder is comforting, transcending the senses of the 3rd dimension.  The entire atmosphere is charged with the presence of the celestial host.  Things are not as they appear to the five senses.  There is so much more.  What joy to remember that we are not alone in our struggle on this earthly plane.  Invisible guardians watch over us.  They heal, inspire, and love us no matter what we do or say.  
 
Whatever your challenge is at the moment, close your eyes and take a deep breath.  Exhale.  Let the love of the Angel fill every cell in your body. Breathe in the peace of God, and relax.  Allow yourself to enter an expansive state of being as you transcend the limited thought that you are just your physical body.  You are a spiritual being.  Allow the Angel of Comfort to touch your shoulder and lighten your burden. With God all things are possible.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.
 
Love and blessings,
 
Karen 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

As it is in Heaven

(Wikimedia Commons:  Andrea Mantegne)
 
 
I try to remember to ask the angels for guidance as far as what movies to watch or books to read. It paid off on Sunday at the public library when I found an engaging funny and romantic spiritual movie.  As it is in Heaven is the story of Daniel, a successful international conductor who returns to his childhood village in Sweden after suffering a heart attack.  Soon thereafter, the local church choir seeks him out for help.  As the amateur choir develops, he finds love and true friendship in his old home town.
 
Regarding the movie, there was a bit of synchronicity.  The Miracles Distribution Center's Holy Encounter Newsletter arrived yesterday.  It had a recommendation to watch this 2005 film by Kay Pollak, who is a student of A Course in Miracles. 
 
Themes from the Course are evident in the movie.  As it is in Heaven became one of the most popular movies of all time in Sweden.  It is available on Netflix streaming as well as the public library.
 
It was one of the best movies I've seen.  A wonderful expose on the importance of finding our own voice and living life freely.  It also included a comforting message about angels.
 
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
 
 
Love and blessings,
 
 
Karen
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rain Angels

                        


 (Photo: Rain Angels Pictograph, Buckhorn, Washington, Wikimedia Commons)
 
 
 
 
 
 
We meet ourselves time and again in a
thousand disguises on the paths of life.
            CARL JUNG
 
 
 With all the rain we've been enjoying in sunny Florida, I was drawn to this pictograph called Rain Angels painted over 2,000 years ago in Barrier Canyon Style; a remote part of the San Rafael Swell.   So prehistoric man had some artistic talent as displayed in this painting.  Powdered minerals and other natural elements were used for paint.
 
The soul finds ways to express itself.  Creativity cannot be stifled.  Isn't it wonderful to know that our spirit is ever present in the best and the worst of conditions.  In that remembrance, we become resilient. Our eternal spirit is perfect and accessible in every "now" if we still our minds and just "be" in the Oneness.
 
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
 
Love and blessings,
 
 
Karen
 
 
 
 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Divine Feminine Wave: An Angel Message


Give up grace.  The ocean takes
care of each wave 'til it gets to
shore.  You need more help than
you know.
            ~Rumi, Words of Paradise



Waves are powerful agents for transformation...so when I found this symbolic statue of divine feminine energy at a local store, I knew it was meant for me. A reminder to let things be as they are and just go with the flow.  Her peaceful expression is a moving reflection of faith in the universal ebb and flow in which the Divine Mother lives and moves and has her being. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Water and Our Emotions: An Angel Message

(Photo by Rae Karen)



Today's angel message is all about the wonderful gift of water!  Did you know you have about 12 gallons of that life giving elixir in your body, making it 70 percent of what you call "me". 

Dr. Masaru Emoto did some fascinating research on the subject, complete with photographs. His studies show that water is as alive and vulnerable as we are.  He goes so deep as to demonstrate that water is sensitive to our emotions, our thoughts, our attitudes, and our actions. His findings make sense-- when you think about how water is an esoteric symbol for our emotions.  How often do we say, in a wave of anger, or a sinking feeling, a tidal wave of emotion, or in the flow.  With a still quiet mind, the living waters within can reflect the serenity of a lake, filling us with peace and harmony.

Water is also a wonderful purifier--with that thought, I set an intention to drink more water throughout the day, to keep my "tank" fresh.   Later, water came into play when in a pouring rain storm,  I did some last minute shopping. Serendipity was in the works as I found an iron garden ornament--a tall old fashioned water spigot!  Just goes to show how our thoughts influence our experience.  Now for another drink of water...

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen





Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Cicada (Locust) Shell - Message from the Angels

                                (Cicada shell attached to the stucco wall by our back door.)



To those who in love of Nature
hold Communion with Her visible
forms, She speaks a various language.
        ~William Cullen Bryant
Cicadas!  On my grandparent's farm, I loved to collect empty cicada (locust) shells off the old oaks in her front yard.  Just a child, they reminded me of prehistoric bugs, eyes bulged, serrated claws.  They were both scary looking but amazing. A living creature had burst out, free, leaving only an imprint. 

This summer begins a 17-year cycle, so Elliot and I expected many of these strange looking graduates.  But this has been the only one so far.  And, how odd to cling to the stucco wall by our back door instead of the tall rough bark of the old camphor tree. 

The sighting seemed like a deliberate message so I did a little research on the life cycle.  Turns out that cicada symbolizes resurrection and rebirth.  Their story begins when the mother makes a cut in the bark of a tree.  She lays her eggs, as many as 100.  When the babies hatch they fall to the ground and dig a deep hole where they spend most of their lives. 


Over time, their bodies gradually change, and after 17 years, they dig their way out of the dark.  Their bodies keep changing until they develop a hard shell to protect them. They keep on growing as they climb a tree.  With the hooks on its legs, it clings to a tree.  Soon they are too big and the hard shell splits by making a narrow opening in the back.  Now the struggle to emerge from the hard casement makes them stronger until finally they are free in a new body with large wings!  The empty shell having served its purpose, is left behind as the cicada flies to a new beginning. 


The cicada visitor seemed to mirror what humanity is going through these days, a metamorphosis as we struggle to wiggle out of our hard material shells and spread out wings to new spiritual heights.  It's an exciting time to be alive.


Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen 


Monday, July 8, 2013

Baby Bald Eagle - An Angel Messenger

          
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and
 not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 
                                           Isaiah 40:31

We were out for a Sunday drive in a rural area when I spotted a nest high up on an electrical tower.  This cute little bald eaglet will soon be ready to spread his wings and take flight.  Both the bald eagle and the golden eagle symbolize heroic nobility and divine spirit.  These eagles are the messengers from heaven and are the embodiment of the spirit of the sun.  They also symbolize the rediscovery of the inner child. 

In Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews, writes:  "To align oneself with eagle medicine is to take on the responsibility and the power of becoming so much more than you now appear to be.  From a karmic aspect, it reflects that the events will now fly faster, and the repercussions for everything you think, do, or say (or fail to think do or say)--positive and negative--will be both stronger and quicker.  To accept the eagle as a totem is to accept a powerful new dimension to life, and a heightened responsibility for your spiritual growth."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Karen

 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Angel of Exuberance and More Feathers!


More angel messages appeared yesterday.

On our way home, a spontaneous angel message came to stop by a rehab center to visit a dear friend.  The facility, located in nature, held a surprise.

Glistening on green grass, its wispy bronze and green iridescent "tufts" glowed in the early evening sunshine.  I found a beautiful peacock feather! 

When I first saw it, I couldn't believe my eyes.

In that moment, the veil seemed thin, and I felt as if I were dreaming.  The odds of finding a wild peacock feather were amazing.  With all the peacock synchronicity over the past several weeks, it was no doubt an angel message.  And, this feather was especially long and fresh.

The idea of a wild peacock dropping a feather on our path was right up there with finding a unicorn. Something magical and adventuresome was in the air.  The world became more expansive, the possibilities more limitless. There was a feeling of exuberance.

What I learned, too, was to trust more in those little intuitive suggestions from the angelic realm.  When we do, we are truly in the flow.  The peacock represents resurrection and wise vision (watchfulness).  Its call has a screeching laughter like quality,  a reminder to laugh at life.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Karen



 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

White Crossed Feathers - An Angel Message

                                Photo by Rae Karen

Yesterday morning instead of eating our usual bowl of oatmeal, Elliot and I had a muffin at Pine Lake on the grounds of the Chapel of Divine Mercy.  I had my camera with me as we sat in the car eating breakfast. Gazing out at the rippled waters, I thought I saw a white feather floating in the current. Far off on the lake, it did seem unlikely that I would spot a feather, but knowing white feathers are a sign of angels, I continued to watch it bob up and down.  

Not trusting my own eyes, I decided to ask Elliot if he could see it.

"Looks like a feather," he said.

"I thought so!"  I smiled, hopping out of the car in hopes of getting a photo.  With the zoom lens, I was surprised to find not one white feather, but two!

The pair had apparently crossed each other on a lake-faring journey, forming the letter "X".

Snapping away with the camera, I wanted to make triple sure I captured the white feathers.  I even asked the angels for help as the pair elusively danced on wavy ripples.

To my surprise, a trio of sand hill cranes landed beside me. That would have made a nice shot, too but my timing was off.

When I got home and uploaded the photos, I had to smile.  Only the first photo of the white feathered duo had turned out. I had learned a lesson to trust that you will be given what you need.

Curious, I did a little research on the meaning of white feathers.  White feathers represent higher thoughts.  In dreams, they indicate innocence or a fresh start in a spiritual sense.

The letter "X" represents the cross and Christ, and is also a symbol for change or transformation.  Since X represents the Roman numeral ten (yud in Hebrew), it also means manifestation.

The fact that the two feathers had teamed up suggest a union of opposites or equilibrium:  As above so below, male and female, heaven and earth. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Like sand sifting through an hour glass...

                                                     (Sand Art Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)



Mom often watched the daytime soap opera,  The Days of Our Lives.  The dramatic introduction began with an hour glass and the words, "Like  sand sifting through an hour glass, so are the days of our lives..."  I can still see that vivid image on the TV.  A reminder that life here on Earth is short so make the most of each moment.

Sand as a way of spending time caught my attention when I saw this amazing creation in such detailed perfection.  An angel ministering to someone in need.  I'm not sure which Bible story this depicts but I understand that out of the ordinary comes the extraordinary.  The artist gifted us with a beautiful sand sculpture by using what was available, a wide beach of sand. 

How do I spend my days?  There is always a choice to be made.  And I get to experience the results of my thinking.  Wherever I find my hands may I use them to the best of my ability to make the world a more loving, kind place.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Angel Keyhole

                                                                   (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

"Hereafter ye shall see heaven open,
and the angels of God ascending and
descending upon the Son of Man." 
                (John 1:51)


This photo is called Angel Window, but it reminded me of a keyhole.  Sometimes a problem can leave us in the dark, but our Guardian Angel (I AM Presence) is the key, beckoning us to keep on keeping on.  There is light on the other side of the doorway.  Our insurmountable seeming problem, is being used for good, pushing us onward and upward into the Light of Truth.  We are not abandoned, left alone in the darkness of ignorance.  The Angels, God's Messengers of Love and Hope, inspire us to look beyond matter and know that God is only Love.  All things are possible with God.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Karen