Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Wild Purple Thistle - A message from the Angels

                                  A Wild Purple Thistle by the Sidewalk Outfront


Yesterday, heavy rains put a damper on The Wildflower Festival hosted each year by Main Street.  The angels have a sense of humor as well as divine timing. A wildflower came to pay us a visit. Last evening when the weather cleared, Elliot and I went for a walk.  From the heavy winds earlier in the day, a gathering of branches had blown on our sidewalk.  Picking them up, I saw this big purple globe headed thistle.  It seemed to have sprung up over night; and against all odds, it had seeded in the opening of a cinder block!  That's what I call perseverance.  

I was thankful the lawn service had't come on schedule.

Seeing it blossom there, I was reminded that we can set the conditions for growing a flower by doing our best to keep it water and fertilized, but the mystery of life comes from an invisible Divine presence.  

Everything has significance.  This purple thistle seemed like a floral apostle. I looked up the meaning in Nature-Speak.  All thistles have leaves with spiny margins.  It is the national flower of Scotland. And it is most often used in the treatment of liver conditions. 

The thistle combines a sense of pride and defensiveness.  When thistle shows up, we need to ask ourselves: Are we being too defensive?  Are we exposed to constant complaining and criticism? Are we doing everything we can to help ourselves?   Do we need to clean up some aspect of our life?  

Thistle reminds us to maintain pride in who we are and not be afraid to defend ourselves against criticism of others.  

I especially loved the color, purple.  A spiritual tone.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Karen



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Following Your Heart

                                  (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

I stumbled upon this quote by Rudyard Kipling in a 1923 spiritual journal.  He said it on the occasion of his installation as rector of St. Andrew's University, Scotland.


After all, you, yourself, are the only person 
you can by no possibility get away from in 
this life and maybe not in another...
Be good to him.  
Let your counsel be your heart, 
for there is no man more faithful to thee than it. 
For a man's mind is wont to show him more then
the seven watchmen who sit above a high tower.


Enjoy your day with the Angels, and listen deep within your heart of hearts to find the joy in your life.  Wonderful things are happening...

Love and blessings,


Karen







Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Snowflakes: Key to Enlightenment?

With all the record breaking snowstorms this winter in the U.S., I wondered about the significance of billions of symmetrical pretty white flakes. Especially since Spring has arrived, yet bringing more heavy snow in some areas.  Is nature sending us a message, trying to get our attention as we move further away from her, and focus more on our little world of hand-held technology? 

An angel message came to do a little research on the snowflake.  I learned that snowflakes always are six-sided, (a hexagon).  Some of you might say, so is a stop sign, and I've had enough! 

But could there be a higher purpose?  On the surface, snowflakes appear to be mostly alike; but under the lens of a microscope, down to the molecular level, each one is uniquely different. 

The intricate patterns of the flakes are designed by the path each one takes from formation to the ground.  Narrow spikes are formed while passing through warmer temperatures.  Colder degrees form wider spikes.  (Just like we are shaped by our own experiences.)

It's interesting that a hexagon is also the form of a honey comb; a bee's nest. The number six represents harmony, balance, love, and truth.  Every side of the hexagon is equivalent with its opposite side.  In Feng Shui, the hexagon represents higher wisdom and spirituality.  

So maybe something more is going on than meets the human eye.  2014 is a spiritual/universal 7 year.  Seven is a time when the world will focus within to realize deeper truths.  

For spiritual seekers, this is a great year for gaining a better understanding of the universal laws of abundance.  A time to look within yourself and contact higher levels of consciousness.  Evaluate everything in your life so far,  and separate the wheat from the chaff.

The influence of the 7 year helps to see new opportunities; to recognize more of your potential in life. With all the snow days, many of you have had a break in your daily routine. An opportunity to spend time, going within to listen for inner guidance, and reinvent yourself through new courses of action, if needed.

Some physicists think that all matter is comprised of very small oscillating strings and that our universe is contained in a moving membrane.  If they happen to be right, our universe is a real symphony with lots of little instruments joining in, even a tiny snowflake adds to the harmony.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Karen


(Photo Credit:  Suebee Sheldon)


Friday, March 21, 2014

InkJoy! An Angel Message

Waiting in line at the Dollar Tree store, I already had a pack of pens in my basket when I saw more pens on display. These were extra special though. The words InkJoy seemed to shout for my attention. I loved the idea,writing with joy ink, and it seemed like the perfect mate for my joy journal. (above)   The angels were no doubt at work.  Whatever we do, do it with love and joy.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Karen

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Statue of Liberty and Daffodils

                                                   

Yesterday morning in meditation I saw the Statue of Liberty.  I was surprised by her appearance as she was handing out daffodils, presenting them to each one, ( I could not see to whom) but I knew it was a blessing.

I took this photo of her that we keep on the windowsill in the kitchen.  She stands in a row with my little Disney figures, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, etc.

I was curious about the daffodils; spring is right around the corner.  In Nature-Speak by Ted Andrews, I learned that the daffodil is symbolic of a time for clarity of thought; to find a creative outlet for energies; and to focus on inner beauty.  This lovely yellow flower is a reminder that our true power and innate beauty manifest more strongly through surrendering to the Divine.  The daffodil opens us up to deeper forms of meditation and teaches us that others will respond to us based on how we feel about ourselves.

Well, that certainly hit home.  Sometimes we are our own worse enemy.  So, the Angels are encouraging us to believe in who we are and to treat ourselves with gentleness and respect.  This way we will gain our liberty from the tyrannic mesmerism of matter that seems so real by the power we give it.

Enjoy your day with the Angels and celebrate the wonderful being of Light that you truly are.  The world wouldn't be as bright without you.

Love and blessings,

Karen



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Singing in the Rain: A Message from a Sparrow

                                    (Our new angel statue by the fireplace)

Yesterday in the downpour, I heard a sweet song.  When I looked out the window, a little sparrow had perched on the back of the lawn chair singing with all his heart.  Rain could not hold back his joy.  We thanked him for his cheerful blessing.  His visit seemed to coincide with a recent find, the angel shown above, holding a bird.  Elliot and I both got that she was the Angel of Protection; how God looks after the birds of the field, so how much greater is His care for us.

The song I heard this morning came on wings of its own.  An old favorite, His Eye is on the Sparrow.  I thought of that little bird singing in the rain as the familiar lyrics came to mind.  "I sing because I'm happy. I sing because I'm free. For His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Karen

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ascension Energies



                                (Artwork:  Wikimedia Commons Images)


 If you're not feeling like yourself and wondering what's going on, it's not just you.  We are all in this together.  A spiritual acceleration.  Since last fall, the energies are intensifying from solar flare activity.  Some symptoms reported are dizziness, fatigue, slurred speech, a feeling of walking under water or in quicksand, difficulty putting two words together, (thought gaps) as well as flu-like aches.  The intensity of the squeezing and pressing energies make it hard to function at times. 

The good news is that we are in the process of transformation.  It's not always fun, but the results will be rewarding if we persevere in gratitude.  The universe is conspiring on our behalf, helping us to heal.  

For clues as to how well you're doing, pay attention to what is going on around you.  For instance, all last week, I watched my neighbor treat her burned out lawn (how I've been feeling lately).  Most of the days, she was out there bent over, diligently weeding out the dead grass; saving what was still good, and working in the new green sod, a handful at a time.  It was tedious work, but she had a goal in mind and so she lovingly stayed with it.  I thought of an old Talmudic saying:  Every blade of grass has its angel whispering, Grow! Grow! Grow!  

And so it is with us; we are casting out what no longer works, and getting prepared for a new dispensation.  It's an exciting time.  Synchronicity is happening at a faster rate so its important to monitor our thoughts.  Replaying the past and pondering why things didn't turn out as expected will only delay the new.  The now is all there is, and when we remember that eternity is the absence of time, everything comes together in the immediacy of the present.

The angels are here to help us during this time of acceleration. Angels are God's messengers of Love that come to us as pure intuition. Pausing throughout the day to go within, and listen is key.  Time spent in meditation and also in nature is healing and accelerating our spiritual growth.  Also drinking lots of water helps the process.

The angels guard and guide as we allow their presence to help us put off the old and put on the new.  So whatever form the "stress" make take, it is a blessing; squeezing out the old, and clearing way for our new light bodies.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.   Wonderful things are happening...

Love and blessings,


Karen








Monday, March 10, 2014

Live One Day at a Time

                     
This morning a little red cardinal brightened the grey dawn as it perched on our neighbor's roof.  The cardinal reflects lessons in developing and accepting a new sense of our own true self-importance.  When one shows up it is a message to add color to your life and remember that everything you do is of importance.  

This garden plaque illumined in the sunlight is a perfect prescription for happiness.  LIVE--One day at a time.  Each day we choose whom we'll serve, God or ego.

Enjoy your day with the Angels and celebrate YOU the gift to the world.  

Love and blessings,


Karen

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Angel of Triumph - Reach for the Stars



                                             Reach for the Stars - Artwork Wikimedia Commons


I would like to share something funny that happened with the Angel of Humor yesterday after I'd written in the blog that the definition of humor also means fluids.  Something I just learned.  My AAA travel magazine arrived in the afternoon mail.  To my surprise the featured article was Fluids: 101!  I laughed at the synchronicity, and how life is more juicy when we can see the humor in situations, and keep reaching for the stars. 

This morning upon awakening an inner voice said, "These are the in between times."  

It made sense as I feel as if  I've stopped half-way up a tall staircase.  Although no longer where I used to be, I'm not yet where I'm supposed to be. There is a need to continue to come up higher one step at a time.

 The angels have "our backs" helping us to not fall back into old patterns.  They will guide us with their pure intuition as to where to go and what to do to boost our spiritual energy and keep moving forward.

In my morning meditation, I heard the Angel of Triumph is the angel for today.  I saw the angels standing on edge of a tall precipice reaching down to offer a hand up.  The word triumph means to celebrate victory; the joy of exultation of victory or success.


Enjoy your day with the Angels. And remember that God loves you.

Love and blessings,



Rae Karen










Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Frog Rescue: An Angel Message


The angels of nature delivered a message yesterday.  It was a tall straight stick that had a fork prong on the tip. It brought to mind a special rescue many years ago.

While living on a farm out in rural Virginia Beach, I'd found a cute little tree frog trapped inside our large garbage can one evening. He had been waiting near the top, suction fingers stuck on the hall wall of the big container.  I found a short stick on the ground, and told him to hop on it.  I would take him to great freedom. He took a leap, but in the opposite direction and disappeared in a sea of black plastic trash bags.

The sun was going down, and I couldn't just shut the lid on him.  To leave it wide open was an invitation to all kinds of critters. An angel thought came to find a long stick.  I'd asked for their help and soon I had the perfect rescue tool. A tall straight stick with pronged twigs.

Not wanting to crush him, I again asked the angels for support. I stuck the stick down inside the deep trash bin.  To my delight I easily hooked the top plastic bag. Fishing it slowly out, soon it was high enough for me to get a look. 

I let out a laugh.  My little treefrog was clinging to that very bag, riding it up like a gentleman on an elevator.  It seemed too easy to be true, but he stayed on.  Carefully I placed the bag by the old walnut tree.  Instead of taking off, he stubbornly clung to the trash bag. Only when gently prodded did he take off on a new adventure. 

That little frog was a teacher of mine.  Sometimes we may feel like our life has been trashed; we're stuck with no way out, but the lesson of the treefrog is to do our best to get above our problems.  Expect an answer to come.   F.R.O.G. is an acronym for Fully Rely On God.  But let go of all your old garbage.

Several months later, as you can see, a little tree frog showed up on our front door.  His hands looked like he was praying.  I wondered if it was the same one I helped who had returned to give me a message to Fully Rely on God.

So whatever you may be dealing with, don't lose faith.  Keep thoughts on high.  God is the answer.

Click here to enjoy my favorite frog singing my favorite song,
http://youtu.be/GNM6R6QV9vo

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Monday, March 3, 2014

An Angel Message from a Firefly

                                (Firefly/Lightning Bug - Wikimedia Commons)

 While stopped at a traffic light on our way home from church, a firefly landed on my side window. The timing was amusing as I'd been thinking about a longstanding issue that didn't seem to be improving. 

A firefly in broad daylight seemed like an angel message.

At home I learned that fireflies (lightning bugs) are magical symbols of spiritual inspiration and hope. They look ordinary during the day but at night time they sparkle and flicker like a star. Fireflies bring a promise of accomplishing what we started. We will reach our goal.   Our spiritual gifts are awakening.  We are on the right path, strong spiritual help is present so stay positive and you'll see your fulfillment.

I'm so thankful for the encouragement that comes from angel messages through nature.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen