Monday, September 30, 2013

Isaiah 41:10, An Angel Message



After lunch today out today with my 95 year old mother, Elliot and I were taking her back to her retirement place in town.  On the way, Mom sat in the backseat sharing an experience she recently had regarding an old hymn, Jesus Saves.  This was a hymn she had sung as a child, but had forgotten all about it.   Funny thing she heard it twice on two different programs last week.

Mom then shared that a minister recently said the most important verse in the Bible was Isaiah 41:10. It is on overcoming fear.  He went on to say, remember this verse, and mark the date you learned about it in your Bible.

Not being familiar with Isaiah 41:10, I made a mental note to read it later.  Minutes later,  a white pickup truck pulled out in traffic.

I did a double take.

In bold letters on the driver's door was 41:10 inside a circle!

Mom, Elliot, and I laughed at the synchronicity.

At home, I read the passage in the Amplified Bible:

Isaiah 41:10  

Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice."

As our country faces a possible government shut down tonight.  In these times of change, it's good to take stock of where we are placing our faith in God or mammon? 

Now is the time for quiet prayer and meditation to build a strong foundation of spiritual understanding.

Angels are with us always, and often speak in the language of synchronicity that God is Love.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Seagull at Saint Michael's Mount

Happy Michaelmas Day!  Today is set aside to honor the beloved Archangel Michael and all his dedicated service toward uplifting humanity.

Love and blessings,


Karen

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Angels Whisper: Distraction



I was talking with a friend about angels--and how some people have a hard time believing they really do exist. Angels are for real. She looked at me and very quietly said, they are.  Sometimes angels whisper one word that can change your life.  That one word can get you through a  bad time.  It had happened to my friend.  The circumstances were unusual.  A woman she had worked with many years ago, had come to town but couldn't find the exit to I-4. It didn't make sense, because she was lost in an area she knew well.  Remembering my girlfriend lived nearby, she called her for directions and ended up coming by for a visit.

The call and  unexpected visit interrupted a heated situation at home.  The helpful word my friend needed to hear from her visitor was "distraction."  The angels knew that word was the message she needed most in that moment. In her dysfunctional relationship, whenever she became fearful, she would remember that her antagonistic boyfriend was a distraction from her true purpose. Using that word, she worked harder at attuning to her spirit, and not falling victim to her ego.

 Distraction.  The world is full of it, and whatever we value more than God is a distraction. Whatever blocks our peace is a distraction. As Christ taught, Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all things shall be added unto you.

My friend's "messenger" also had her faith strengthened.  The two women became good friends. Later she would see firsthand how the angels had used her to disarm a bad situation.  Experience is the key, to believing in angels, my friend said. 

I agree...with such gratitude for their loving presence.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Karen

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Gift of the Bromeliads - An Angel Message

(Bromeliad in bloom in the garden last year)


Sometimes things aren't as they seem.  Someone's discard can be another's treasure.  The universe is always giving.  Look at the sun, the air, the sea.   I've been reading the Tao, and trying to put it into practice.  One verse was on intention:  Having a desire and not trying to fulfill it myself, but allowing it to come to me in whatever way it may appear.

 My garden recently got a new addition, a refurbished cute playhouse in which to store garden supplies. I thought bromeliads would make a nice border along the pathway to the little front door.  At Lowe's, these exotic beauties are rather expensive, $15 or more per plant.  Instead, I replanted some from other spots, knowing they would eventually multiply. I also set an intention for them to come my way.  Then soon forgot about it...

Until passing by a historic house in town,  I spotted a long green leaf in a  trash bag on the curb.  I wanted to stop to check see if it was a bromeliad, but Elliot and I were in a hurry that day, so I didn't mention it. 

Then on Sunday on our way home from an angel lecture in Orange City, an intuitive flash nudged me to check out that trash bag I'd seen.  I'd hit pay dirt!  Over 20 uprooted bromeliads were in need of a rescue. Thankfully, I grabbed the bag and headed home.   The timing was good, because they were all tucked in the ground before it began raining.  I thought  I heard a sigh of relief as trash day was right around the corner, but they were now safe at home. I was so thankful for the "angel" reminder.  The bromeliads were in good shape, just in need of a little TLC.

The Tao principle had worked. Curious, I looked up the symbolism of bromeliad on-line: Rich blooms in deep colors can mean wealth or success in life or love.  Softer shades often mean a wealth of beauty, charm or elegance. 

Some of mine were soft pink, others I'd have to wait for the blooms.  The esoteric message of the bromeliad was helpful:  To open up to our deeper nature, the self that is part of a grander whole. These flowers teach that we are surrounded by all the support (love) we need.  They show us the innate potential within, our resourcefulness and capacity to change, adapt and grow! (like my new flowers).  Bromeliads help us to challenge many of the flawed views we hold about life and ourselves by learning to cultivate and build upon the potential that is within us-- as opposed to working on the list of faults that limit us.  The moral?  Be yourself.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  And look for the beauty within you.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen



Friday, September 20, 2013

Eureka, A Lizard!

Getting ready to plant some flowers, I put my hand in an old garden glove, one I hadn't used in a long time. To my surprise it had an occupant!  Something was blocking my finger from reaching the tip.  A thought came.  A lizard!  Quickly I  looked inside.  A little lizard was curled up inside one "finger." 

I was glad I hadn't crushed him.  I apologized and left the glove on the ground, giving him time to escape.  Later when I checked, he was still curled up inside but had moved closer to the opening.   I put the garden glove on the plant stand, leaving him alone to come out at his own discretion. 

Since living in Florida, I'm no longer afraid of these little creatures and surprisingly have found them to be cute and animated with their ruby puffy throats.  In Animal-Speak, lizard is symbolic of detachment.  If a predator grabs its tail, the tail breaks off so the lizard can scamper to freedom.  The lizard then begins the process of growing another. Lizards can teach us to become more detached in life to survive.  Sometimes it is necessary to separate ourselves or part of ourselves from others to be able to do the things we must do.  Lizard can show up to help us break from the past.  It may even indicate to explore new realms and follow your intuition before you get swallowed up in something that is not beneficial for you.

I'm learning more about the Oneness of all Life and the spiritual messages that come in many guises.  I found this cute lizard at a yard sale and have it posted by the back door.  The more faith and trust I can put in Spirit rather than material, in life rather than death, in truth rather than error, the more freedom I, too, will experience.  It's certainly worth the vigilance.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Karen



 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Keep The Faith



Great faith is often built  during great trials. 
     ~OUR DAILY BREAD
 


 
Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Karen 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

In Remembrance of Loved Ones on 9/11

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons:Courtyard illuminates the night sky to commemorate each life lost at the Pentagon on the five year anniversary of 9/ll)


There is a light in you which cannot die;
whose presence is so holy that the world
is sanctified because of you.
All things that live bring gifts to you,
and offer them in gratitude and
gladness at your feet.
The scent of flowers is their gift to you.
The waves bow down before you, and the
trees extend their arms to shield you from the heat,
and lay their leaves before you on the ground
that you may walk in softness, while the
wind sinks to a whisper round your holy head.
The light in you is what the universe longs to behold.
All living things are still before you,
for they recognize Who walks with you.
The light you carry is their own.
And thus they see in you their Holiness...
A Course in Miracles

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I could see peace instead of this.

(photo of some horse friends)
 
I couldn't resist using this photo for the blog.  With all the angel messages regarding peace the past few days, I shouldn't have been surprised at today's Miracles meeting.  My angel card was Intention, showing an angel with a golf club about to tee off.  The hole, a difficult one was on a hill top.  The "companion" A Course in Miracles card I randomly selected was on peace: 

"I could see peace instead of this."  (Lesson 34, A Course in Miracles)


The Lesson begins with a powerful statement:  "Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter.  It must begin with your own thoughts, and then extend outward.  It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises."

I was so thankful for the reminder.  The peace exercise begins by searching your mind for any fear thoughts, anxiety provoking circumstances, "offending" personalities or events or any way in which you may be entertaining unloving thoughts. 

Then repeat the phrase: I could see peace instead of this, slowly with  eyes closed as you watch those thoughts arise in your mind, and let each one go, to be replaced with the next.

If it is difficult to think of specific issues continue to repeat the lesson slowly to yourself:  I could see peace instead of this."

Whenever you feel your peace being disturbed in any way, repeat the application:  "I could see peace instead of this."

Another helpful phrase you can tell yourself specifically:  "I can replace my feelings of depression, anxiety or worry (or my thoughts about this situation, personality or event) with peace."

As I began to choose to focus on peace, instead of trying to solve a particular  concern,  I realized how much energy is poured into the problem rather than focusing on inner peace.  With peace, things can naturally unfold for the highest good of all.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Karen



 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Just Be With What Is


A few weeks ago, I had an angel message to visit The Goodwill Thrift shop. There was a book I needed to read. I would find it when I got there.  I wasn't sure if it was my imagination, but decided to go take a look.  Within a matter of minutes, I found a wonderful book:  Change Your Thoughts--Change Your Life, (Living the Wisdom of the Tao) by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.  It was not new to me as I'd read it years ago and had passed it along, but it had some powerful teachings that I needed to remember. 

When I opened the book, someone had penciled in a note on the title page in big bold letters:  Just Be With What Is.  It had been underlined for emphasis.  At the bottom in pencil was the message:  "Allow an irritant not to vanish, but allow it to be what it is."

The angels were giving me a heads up.  In the wake of any disharmony, a traffic jam, long lines in the store, an argument, a financial crisis, or whatever it is that is irritating you, make a decision to find the peaceful center within yourself.  By not thinking of what is happening and instead taking a few deep breaths, you can choose to empty your mind of judgment avoiding the temptation to react like a fool.  Know that there is something here for you to grow through that you have attracted to strengthen you.  You can have the ability to stay poised and centered no matter what goes before you. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,



Karen

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Angel of Peace




Peace is the angelic message for today.  First we must seek and find peace within ourselves before it can be experienced externally.  We must make peace with our body, with our thoughts, with our feelings, with all life.  Peace must be attained within before we can know the peace that surpasses human understanding.

Then pray when the sun is high at midday:  "Our Father who art in heaven, send to all the Sons of Men your angel of Peace; and send to your kingdom, our Heavenly Father, your angel of Eternal Life, that we may soar beyond the stars and live forever."  (The Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 4).

When circumstances arise that test our peace, and these tests can happen often during the day, the choice is ours.  We can choose to see peace instead of focusing on the issue at hand.  Taking a breath, or pausing before reacting in haste can keep us connected with the eternal now.  This is the work.  To stay fully present in the moment regardless of what's going on "out there."

There is a place within us where we can rest in Divine Love in perfect peace. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Karen







 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Silent Minute

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

I was thinking about the situation in Syria and wondering what the angels may suggest.  An angel thought came to me regarding The Silent Minute.  Years ago, I'd read about its historic movement in Great Britain.  I looked it up on Wikipedia:

The idea was developed in Britain in the Second World War, initially from an idea by Major Wellesley Tudor Pole. People were asked to devote one minute of prayer for peace at nine o’clock each evening. He said:

“There is no power on earth that can withstand the united cooperation on spiritual levels of men and women of goodwill everywhere. It is for this reason that the continued and widespread observance of the Silent Minute is of such vital importance in the interest of human welfare. [1]

The Silent Minute began in 1940 during The Blitz on the UK when Major Wellesley Tudor-Pole perceived an inner request from a high spiritual source that there be a Silent Minute of Prayer for Freedom, at 9 pm each evening during the striking of Big Ben. If enough people joined in this gesture of dedicated intent, the tide would turn and the invasion of England would be diverted. [2]
An anecdote emphasizes the profound power of the group meditation of the Silent Minute. In 1945 a British intelligence officer was interrogating a high Nazi official. He asked him why he thought Germany lost the war. His reply was, “During the war, you had a secret weapon for which we could find no counter measure, which we did not understand, but it was very powerful. It was associated with the striking of the Big Ben each evening. I believe you called it the ‘Silent Minute."
The Angels of Peace are calling upon us to keep our focus on world peace now.
Love and blessings,
Karen