Friday, October 31, 2014

Ladybug Messengers: An Angel Message

How often do we look at things without really seeing them?  Then, a sudden shift in perception brings everything into focus, and we have clarity-- understanding the circumstances that led up to creating this exceptional moment.  

In August, when my mother passed on, I inherited most of her angel collection. The June Angel, shown here, had been a birthday gift from a friend or relative.   Now, she watches on the kitchen windowsill. 

Yesterday, I read an inspirational book on abiding in the Presence by inviting Christ to join us as we go about our daily activities.  


This morning, I remembered to ask Him to be with me as I cleaned up the breakfast dishes.

While scrubbing the oatmeal bowls, my attention was drawn to the base of the June Angel statue.  I noticed the little red ladybug for the first time. 


Ladybugs! I grinned. 

They had mysteriously appeared on the window of our hotel room in abundance last weekend. (see previous blog).  The view of colorful fall foliage had tearfully reminded me of my mother and the autumn weekends we'd shared in Virginia with her over the years.  I was missing her.  More and more ladybugs were somehow coming through the sealed shut hotel window.  Elliot and I got busy escorting them downstairs and back out in the fresh air. 

So the sudden sight of this little ladybug on Mom's birth Angel brought me joy.  Perhaps Mom, now an angel, was the heavenly inspiration behind all little ladybugs parading on our hotel window. 


What comfort to know our loved ones never leave us. Powerful love binds us together.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,



Rae-Karen 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sandhill Cranes: An Angel Message



While having breakfast on the porch this morning, there was a loud whooping sound from the street.  I looked out in time to see these two taking a stroll, stopping a car here and there.  Their raucous call interrupted a conversation about some of the pitfalls we'd joyfully overcome on our recent trip.  The cranes seemed to be reminding me to stay in the present; it's a new day.  Cranes are symbolic of longevity and creativity.  What are you creating in your world today? was their loud and clear message.  I had a good laugh and grabbed my camera, thankful for their visit.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Rae-Karen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ladybugs: An Angel Message

                                           Ladybug - Wikimedia Commons


Angel messages often come on "wings" of inspiration.  Some more deliberate than others, like the unusual gathering of ladybugs on our hotel window this past weekend. I noticed four crawling on the inside window pane in search of a way out in the sunshine. Giving a helping hand on the colorful autumn day, I quickly escorted them in a cup down five flights on the elevator. They seemed happy to be freed in the grassy area--their wish fulfilled. Elliot took the next group of three that emerged. Later two more ladybugs had come to join in the party.    Ladybug's appearance signals new happiness and wish fulfilled.  It was a joyful weekend as we were visiting our new granddaughter, Victoria.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and watch for the many ways the angelic beings communicate to you with messages from Nature

Love and blessings,


Rae-Karen

Friday, October 24, 2014

Angel of Autumn

                               (Photo from Web, public domain)


Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the change in nature, trees loosen their golden and russet leaves so that we may walk in softness.  Just as nature is in the process of transformation from season to season, we, too, find ourselves being renewed and transformed, as we open up to the spiritual truth of our being and connect with the angels who walk beside us on our way home.  The keyword for the season is detachment, a time of letting go of the old in preparation for a new beginning.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and remember to call on Archangel Michael to assist you in overcoming any fears.  He will help prepare the way for progress in our spiritual advancement..

Love and blessings,


Rae-Karen

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Angel Scrolls: A Message from the Angels


Norman Rockwell's paintings have always been a favorite. This vintage candy box I picked up at a flea market seemed like a perfect tin to store my homemade angel scroll kit.  As you can see even a king can use a little heavenly help.  

Although we may not offer chocolates to everyone, we can be just as sweet in other ways.  That's why I get so much joy out of making and sharing these little gifts as I go about my day.  Listening to the angels, I'm guided as to who may need one.

There is always an element of surprise that a stranger cares, and also curiosity as to what angel will be inside the scroll.  Whether it is Courage, Joy, Abundance, Faith, Love, Light or any of the other celestial virtues, it always appears to be "right on" in that moment.

So today, I'm opening up a scroll for you, a gift from the Angels.  

The Angel of Music encourages us to take time out and listen creatively to good music.  Be relaxed and receptive without feeling a need to be entertained.    Music is healing for the soul, and a powerful way to hear guidance. Without really trying to figure anything out, just be in the flow of the soft instrumental harmony as you close your eyes and drift...

Enjoy your day with the Angels,

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, October 20, 2014

Enter into the Silence... An Angel Message

                                (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)


God is the friend of silence.
See how nature...
trees, flowers, grass
grow in silence.
See the stars, the moon and sun
how they move in silence.
The more we receive in silent prayer
the more we can give in our active life.
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
                    AUTHOR UNKNOWN



Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,



Rae



Friday, October 17, 2014

An Angel Message: Expect A Miracle

A friend is moving on and asked if I'd like to give  her plants a new home.  Yesterday when stopping by  I loaded up with purple orchids, golden bougainvillea, rose cactus, irises, and jasmine.  The plants were wonderful, but there was another little gift that touched my heart.  At a craft show last weekend, the artist said, I usually give these to children, but I have a feeling you know someone and she handed Susan a little blue book made out of construction paper.  Reading the handwritten title, My Angel Book, she thought of me

When I opened it up, these two angels were inside, with a special handwritten note on lined paper:

Write your wishes, wants, and dreams
on a piece of paper, tuck it in your
book.  Whisper your secrets to your
angels. They will not tell.

     With love,
              Amanda

 

What a wonderful gift for boys and girls.  The Master teaches that unless we become as little children, we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.

Enjoy your day with the Angels. And, expect a miracle, like the little bunny card shown above, that was created by the same artist.

Love and blessings,


Rae

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"Consternation" to "Constellation": An Angel Message

                                                (Photo: Angel Wings Wikimedia Commons)


This morning before getting out of bed, I found myself asking the angels for my word for today.

"Consternation"

The sound of that word seemed harsh with "stern" in the middle.  I looked up the definition. It means to bewilder, alarm: amazement or dismay that hinders or throws into confusion.

When I first heard "consternation" my mind immediately switched over to a better word, "Constellation" (which interestingly is listed directly above consternation in the dictionary.)  A constellation is the configuration of stars especially at one's birth; any of 88 arbitrary configuration of stars; an assemblage, collection, or gathering of usually related persons, qualities, or things."

Closing the dictionary, I thought about how often when I'm embracing a new concept of truth, my ego mind is thrown into a state of amazement or bewilderment as the paradigm shifts into a new constellation, totally out of the box of our so-called reality.  As humans, we go through a temporary state of confusion as we discover we expand our thinking to embrace more than we currently can know.  We are being reborn. 

The Angel of Authenticity is my card today; a golden aura emanates from her heart.  I am humbled by these angel messages as I don't always understand where they are leading, but I do get a glimpse every now and then that they are guiding me to a higher understanding of my true essence.

I had to laugh later when I came across the word constellation in my A Course in Miracles book:

"Every decision is made for the whole Sonship, directed in and out, and influencing a constellation larger than anything you ever dreamed of." 

Just like the butterfly effect, we are all in this together, a grand awakening, so the angels remind us to watch our thoughts and words for they influence the world.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen

Saturday, October 11, 2014

An Angel Message on Remorse

                                                (Artwork:Wikimedia Commons)


When asking the angels what to blog about today, I was surprised when "remorse" was the word that came to mind.  I wanted a different message, one more uplifting.  Out of curiosity, I looked up the definition in the dictionary:   act of biting again; a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongs; self-reproach.

The act of biting reminds me of chewing and re-chewing our old issues, not willing to let the past be what it was, a blessing that brought us to where we are today.  Sometimes the ego will bite us again with some event from the past, trying to offset our day.  The angels point out how useless to fret over yesterday.  No one who journeys here can escape the lessons they have come to learn.  Our past is all about learning, understanding that each circumstance, if we choose to let it, can be a step up higher on the ladder of consciousness. God never changed His Mind about us; we are created in His image and likeness, a spiritual spark of Divinity.

Today is a brand new beginning.  The angels encourage us to let go of all remorse.  Do not delay, or it will cast a shadow over the dawn of  a new day to be filled with joy.  Begin anew with fresh eyes, see everything and everyone with the lens of divine love.  You'll see what you invite, and, so you get to choose if your day will be happy or filled with fear.

The angels want us to know that our thoughts and actions are important, so choose wisely as they affect the whole.  It is said that when a butterfly flaps its wings, that energy flows thousands of miles away.  So it is with us, everything we think or do extends and multiplies outwardly.  A silent blessing or thought of love toward others is the positive vibration experienced throughout the cosmos.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Rae,


Friday, October 10, 2014

White Orchids: A Resurrection Gift


Spending three days in the heart of Richmond, in the midst of towering bank buildings and hi-rise hotels, the serenity of nature was a welcomed sight back home again. Looking out at the garden, I caught sight of a new flower! Four beautiful white orchid blossoms! A ripple of excitement moved through me as recently, I'd toyed with the idea of getting one.  This one showing up on its own was a complete surprise almost as if the universe heard my inner desire.

Then I found another gift by the patio...a pot with a new plant.  Three colorful plastic eggs were nestled underneath  its leaves.  Suddenly I felt like a child on an Easter egg hunt. Having returned from my Mom's memorial service, I felt blessed by the hum of resurrection energy....  Mom is off on a new adventure, having hatched from her physical  "egg."  Elliot and I are beginning a different journey that has yet to unfold.

After a little investigation, I learned a thoughtful angel friend had delivered those precious gifts,  leaving me to find them at my own pace.   Her blessings help me to remember to be a messenger of joy as I go about my day.

The orchid's exquisite pristine beauty is far from ordinary, she has a queen-like bloom.  Orchid's energy is helpful if we are in need of working on our self-esteem and decisiveness, or when we feel as if anyone or anything holds authority over us.  It can also give us a position of authority if we are entering into any situation where we need more confidence.

Knowing that the Angels are with us, feeling their presence, gives us great hope and faith, and most of all joy...today is big with blessings.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love,

Rae


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Let it Shine: An Angel Message



On travel last week the angels gave me a message as Elliot and I headed for Ground Transportation at the Richmond airport.  My attention was drawn to a shoe shine service. A shoe shiner and two security guards were hanging out, laughing.  Business was slow.  I wanted to be a blessing.  If only I had a pair of shoes to be shined, I thought, hurrying by them to the restroom.  Then, I remembered my brown leather clogs in the suitcase.  They could use a good shine; I planned to wear them at Mom's memorial service on the river banks.

Grabbing them from the suitcase, I hurried back toward the shoe shine stand.  I began to wonder if I'd heard the angels correctly, because they were leaving. Holding up my shoes, I called out, but they were heading down a ramp and didn't turn around.

 For some reason, I kept chasing after them,  shouting. "Sir, do you have time to shine my shoes?"

Suddenly, the elderly black gentleman,wearing a chapeau on his head, turned around. "Were you calling me?" he asked, with a big grin.

"Are you going to lunch? Or can you shine these?" I asked.

"Come on, darlin'.."  He smiled, leading me back to the stand where Elliot was waiting. "Do you want to wear these cause it will be easier to shine." I put them on and took my seat up high with my feet up.

He was terribly upset about ISIS and their recent barbaric actions.  The TV monitor was on above us as he put on the polish.  He said, "God will have to put a stop to all of this."

I said something about keeping our focus on God for the answer.  Then he talked some more about how the country needed to take this more seriously.

I found myself asking, how he came to know the Lord?

He stopped shining my shoes and looked up with a twinkle in his eye. "I'll tell you, but it may take awhile." He said, with a bright smile.

"We've got time!" Elliot and I smiled. Our flight had been early.

His story began: When I was a young man drinking and running around with women, doing no good, one night a robber came up to me in a dark  alley on my way home. He had a gun and pointed it at my head.  Shaking, I told him, "I've got $100 in my pocket, take it...but please don't hurt me!"

He pressed the gun against my temple.  "I AM going to kill you!!! (expletive deletive)

In that moment, I didn't call out to my mama, I called out, LORD! HELP ME! I'M TOO YOUNG TO DIE!"

The robber pulled the trigger.

CLICK.

Nothing happened.

He pulled it again.

CLICK

Twice, he pulled it!...he said, shaking his head.

I grabbed the gun  and knocked him out.

I ran home and told Mama. "Why do you think God saved me? he asked.

She said, "All those years when you've been running around doing no good, I've been praying for you.  So when you called out to God, he plugged up the gun so you would live because He knew then that you were serious and ready to change."

His mother's prayers worked, he said. "This was the best thing that ever happened to me because it changed my life.  It saved my life.  "All things are possible with God," he smiled.

Elliot and I thanked him for sharing and walked on grateful for more than a shoe shine.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Rae

















Thursday, October 2, 2014

Our Dear Guardian Angel

                                             Artwork: Wikimedia Commons



No matter how alone and lost you may feel in this world, you will always be in the loving care of your Guardian Angel.  That special one assigned by the Creator to watch over you, knows your every thought.  Your Guardian Angel holds the blueprint for your life's purpose, and will help you connect with the right people to fulfill your assignment, which always has everything to do with sharing divine love as only your unique soul can do to gift humanity.

Today, it is good to begin inviting this heavenly messenger to give you courage and grace and guidance for whatever tests you may be facing, whether it is health, finances, relationships or self-worth issues.  God never changed His Mind about you.  Your Angel will enfold you in Love's embrace, providing comfort and peace to take the next step in faith and joy.  Smile, you are in the company of an Angel.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae