Saturday, November 29, 2014

An Angel Message from the Ducks



These three ducks are out of water, taking a rest on the shore.   Their feathers didn't even get ruffled when I stopped to take a picture!  Ducks are symbolic of chilling out, not letting our emotions get the best of us, rather than react just let it all go, like water rolling off a duck's back.

If an issue is trying to surface today, just stay out of the water and rest in the sunlight.  There is a time for everything, so enjoy the peacefulness of today.  Difficulties will be handled effortlessly.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen

Friday, November 28, 2014

True Vision: An Angel Message



This morning while sitting on the sofa talking to Elliot in the chair across the room, I noticed an angel message of truth.  The two white doves on the room divider had each taken on two different hues from the sunlight shining through a stained glass panel in the window.  One dove now appeared to be pinkish, and the other one, blue.  I knew the truth about them--despite appearances--they were both the same, pure Spirit, white.  But my human eyes were deceiving me that they were clearly very different.  




Even more interesting, the stained glass panel was about having faith.  


It was a perfect lesson.  Although we may appear differently in these human bodies, influenced by external factors in our lives, in essence we are all Spirit at our core, coming from the same Source, Divine Love.





"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen."
Heb. 11:1


Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for our many blessings.  I am so thankful for all the celestial help ready to assist whenever I humbly ask.  It's truly hard to stay connected with this precious gift as the demands of the material world set up a stronghold in our thoughts.  But just the remembrance that God has sent His angels to watch over us in all of our ways is something not to be taken lightly.  The inner gift of our own true spiritual being, that part of us that can never be separated from the Father, is a sacred blessing that goes beyond our human comprehension of a Divine Love that is Infinite.

Today I send you each my gratitude and love for your loving Spirit as we travel on this journey keeping thoughts turned upward as best we can.  I appreciate your light that shines upon this world, knowing that together we help translate earth into heaven.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, November 24, 2014

Rising Above Tests: An Angel Message

                       (Osprey at beach)
The cranes were whooping loudly, and a hawk circled overhead this morning. God was speaking to me through nature.  It was about not reacting to my neighbor who lives behind us.  She had hired a team to cut down the beautiful canopy of a tall old hardwood tree in my next door neighbor's yard.  It was heartbreaking to watch. I found myself beginning to boil inwardly, always a sign that I have moved away from Spirit and have aligned more with the illusory material world.  

So, nature was putting a check on my reactions.  I had to silently pray not to have the angry feelings I did.  I remembered how a tree is only a concept of a perfected idea of God in the spiritual realm.  So what I was seeing really had no power to destroy a perfect idea of God.  I must say, this took a lot of work, but I didn't like the way I was feeling about her.  I was surprised I had so much hidden anger in me...so the sandhill cranes were whooping loudly.  Always a message not to disturb the environment with more negative thinking.  And the lone hawk circling, a message to rise above it all and see the bigger picture.

The timing couldn't have been worse (or better) as I was preparing to finish my book on spiritual lessons I've learned from nature.

So, dear friends, whatever is looming in front of you today, try  to follow as best you can the calling of nature, and go within to connect with the truth of who you are and what you really are doing here on this earth plane.

Enjoy your day with the Angels. And remember, 


"Nothing real can be threatened. 
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God."  
             (A Course in Miracles)



Love and blessings,


Rae Karen 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Listening to God: Angel Messages

Last weekend,  a lecture, God is Speaking to You, was held at the public library in a nearby town.  The title spoke to me, personally. I knew I had to be there. 

Before leaving home for the lecture, I heard an angel message to get the directions on-line, but I ignored it.  A friend and his wife who were riding with us had given verbal directions to the church on Wednesday night, having been there several times before. 

 So on Sunday afternoon when the angel thought came to me, I didn't listen.  I heard it once again before leaving the house, but ignored it, thinking of myself as a control-freak. Well, I shouldn't have been surprised when we couldn't find the library, having driven right by the entrance road. We stopped at the 7-11 for directions and turned back, retracing our way. I had a little laugh to myself, sheepishly remembering the angel direction I had so clearly heard and ignored.

God is Speaking to You, if only I would listen more obediently. The lecture was just what I needed.  The speaker reminded us that God never stops talking to us.   Our "spiritual receptor" is like a radio.  Angelic messages, pure intuition, are constantly being broadcast 24/7, but unless our "radio" is turned on and tuned in, we can't discern God's thoughts.  Static on our airwaves can interfere with reception.  Static comes in many forms. It can be fear; we may be afraid of what we'll be told.  Low-self esteem will keep us from feeling worthy to hear God.  And, anger and guilt will block the loving reception as well, but there is hope.  

We've all had an experience or two where we have turned to God in prayer for an answer, yet we don't hear anything. 

How to Listen to God for an answer.  

1.  Tune out fear. Go within and close the door of your mind.  Affirm the truths you know about God.  He is all-knowing; He knows your every need.  He  is omnipresent; ever present regardless of where you find yourself.  You cannot be absent from God.  He is All Loving and wants the best for you. (Or use a particular scripture to connect, e.g,:  "Be still and know that I am God."

2.  Tune in to God. Tell Him the problem and expect an answer.  Keep your spiritual receptor turned on.   Listen, be willing to receive.  

3.  When the answer comes, obey.  Do not hesitate. 

Tips that it is God speaking:

1) The thoughts that come are good and moral.

2) They are a blessing to others as well as yourself.

3) A peaceful calm feeling prevails (not pushy or aggressive like having a personal agenda)

4) There is a sense of authority.  I must do this, or I must not! 


When You Can't Hear...
Then pray that the static be revealed to you.  Ask what blocks in your consciousness are impeding you from hearing God?  Then, stay vigilant for the answer.  It may not come during prayer, but it will be revealed to you so be expectant of hearing Him.

Since going to the lecture, I have had success in getting answers and hopefully will become more accustomed to turning to God and the Angels for guidance.

Have a joyful day!


Love and blessings,


Rae Karen

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Angel of Authenticity



The angels guided me to a passage about being true to our Self today.  Something I think most of us struggle with from time to time.  The tragedy is not that others do not know who we are--it is that we do not know who we are, and we spend our days searching outwardly hoping to find the door with our name on it.  

Thomas Merton, a spiritual seeker like you and me, wrote in New Seeds of Contemplation:


"A tree gives glory to God by being a tree.. The more a tree

is like itself the more it is like him...For me to be a saint 
means to be myself.  Trees and animals have no problem.
God makes them what they are...With us it is different...
We can be ourselves or not, as we please.  We are at liberty
to be real, or to be unreal.  We may be true or false, the 
choice is ours.  We may wear one mask and now another,
and never, if we so desire, appear with our own face.  But
we cannot make these choices with impunity...If we have
chosen the way of falsity, we must not be surprised that 
truth eludes us when we finally come to need it!"

The goal of life is to become our authentic Christ self, the one God intended us to be.  The inner seed, our divine spark, does not rest, it will make itself heard time and again, inspiring us to be what we are meant to be.  The angels will help us with that glorious unfoldment when we have the courage to let go and be. 


Enjoy your day with the Angels.


Love and blessings,



Rae Karen 



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An Angel Message: A Time of Joyful Transformation

                                          (Artwork: Wikimedia Commons)


In keeping with yesterday's theme of new life, this message from the angels was conveyed this morning as I sat down to write:


"Dear Ones,

We are here to assist humanity in your sojourn to the next glorious level of spiritual advancement.  The old you (ego) is breaking down, passing away, thus the sorrow for "what has been". This clears the path for the joy of  rebirth into the next phase of your existence, what is yet to be!  At no time are you absent from your I AM Presence as you go through this contraction and expansion process.  Although it may feel stressful and uncomfortable at times, the end result is well worth the birthing pangs.  Patience is needed with self as well as with others.  Those souls around you best reflect the unhealed areas of your consciousness that are in need of having more light thrown upon old wounds so they may be revealed to be healed.  It is all Good.  Trust the process, and when things feel overwhelming, still your mind, take a breath, and go within to connect with the peaceful state of your true Being.  Wonderful things are happening.  You are the Light, and you are loved."



Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,



Rae Karen


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Double Conch Shells: An Angel Message



 This giant razor-back clam shell was a swap from a deep sea diver who rode the commuter van to work.  Turns out, he collected shark's teeth, and so my Granddaddy's super large shark's tooth was my end of the trade.  

This morning my heart is grieving.  I recall Mom's last days in hospice.  I can almost hear her voice comforting me, assuring me that she is happy now. She wants me to be happy, too.  While I was soaking in the tub, feeling flat and lifeless, I asked Jesus what to blog about today?  


Two large conch shells on the bath tub ledge had also been gifts from the sea.  During my daily seaside sunrise walk with the Lord, a message would turn up along the way.  


Some days the beach would be littered with sunglasses, or goggles, diver's masks.  A message to keep my eye on Him.  

Other times, I would find vessels of all shapes and sizes:  sand buckets, plastic cups, etc.  reminding me that we are each a vessel for God. 

 Often little shells had washed up on the wet sand glistening in the sunlight.  The bigger shells were always broken.  At the time, my husband and I were going through financial challenges.  I put it out there that if God loved me I would find a perfect large conch shell, but they were always broken in the rushing tide.  Time passed and my wish was forgotten.    

Then, one morning, while walking in the shallow surf, a big powerful wave surged toward the sandy shore, and quickly receded out again, exposing the bare ocean floor.    


Down at my feet, the tip of a large conch shell bubbled up from the watery sands.  "Thank you, Holy Spirit!" I laughed.  Digging it out, to my delight, it was perfectly whole. The outer shell was darkened having been buried so long. 


Farther along, soon more bubbles appeared.  Another whole conch appeared, almost identical in size and color. It had been worth the wait.  Now I had one for Elliot, too. I marveled at how both inner shells were orange and glossy, untouched by their outer experiences.


I was so grateful that our double for your trouble delivery had washed ashore at the perfect time in the perfect shape.  A blessing to know God is always with us. He never stops loving. 


So the memory of these  two special conch shells this morning, delivered another message. I put the shell up to my ear and listened to the soothing sound of the waves. That empty shell had once been home to the seafaring conch, but Spirit lives on forever...


Enjoy your day with the Angels.


Love and blessings,



Rae Karen



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beyond the Stars, Deep Within: An Angel Message

                                The Milky Way Galaxy (Wikimedia Commons)





I believe in one God--sole, eternal--He who, motionless,
moves all the heavens with his love and his desire...
This is the origin, this is the spark that then extends into
a vivid flame and, like a star in heaven, glows in me.
DANTE ALIGHIERI
Paradise XXIV

In the Psalms, we read: "The heavens are telling the glory of God. The sky declares the work of His Hands."

When looking up at the vast night sky, how humbling to realize that we are a part of such a wondrous creation.  The Milky Way Galaxy, where we live, measures 100,000 light years across.  The ratio of our little solar system is like a little cul-de-sac the size of a quarter (coin) in our galaxy as vast as the North American continent.  


A quote by a well-known genius captures our limited human intelligence.


The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe.
We are like a little child entering a huge library.
The walls are covered to the ceiling with books in
many different tongues.  The child knows that
someone must have written these books.
It does not know who or how.
It does not understand the languages in which
they are written.  But the child notes a definite plan
in the arrangement of the books.
...a mysterious order which it does not comprehend.
but only dimly suspects.
ALBERT EINSTEIN

As magnificent as the physical universe appears to be, there is even a greater kingdom dwelling within us that Christ talked about when he said, "My kingdom is not of this world." He taught "Seek ye first the kingdom within, and all things shall be added unto thee."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen  









Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Aurora Borealis: A Gift from the Angels

                                (Aurora Borealis over Banff Springs, Canada - Wikimedia Commons)


An aurora borealis lights up the sky and fills my mind with wonder. I saw my first Aurora Borealis in the early 70's while living in Fairbanks, Alaska.  So impressed by this  magnificent phenomena, I memorized the definition.  The aurora borealis is caused by the reflection of the sun's radiation upon the rare gases of the earth's upper atmosphere. Who would imagine that scientific description could convey such rare beauty.

The aurora shown here is over Banff Springs, Canada, the ethereal retreat for Archangel Michael. In 1994, I visited Banff Springs to attend an Archangel Michael spiritual conference that was life changing.  Four months later, I found myself leaving everything familiar and beginning a new chapter in life. 

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen






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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Archangel Michael - Call on Him

A reminder from your angels.  Archangel Michael, the governor of this season of purification and letting go will  intercede  when called upon. No problem is too great, whether it be health, finances, relationships or work.  Archangel Michael stands ready and able to assist any seeker on the spiritual path.  Under his direction, we can make wise choices that lead to fulfilling our life's service to humanity. A gift to share with others that makes our heart sing.

Archangel Michael is a powerful Ally and with him beside us there is no need to fear.  His mighty sword will remove obstacles in our way, whether they stem from our ego or that of another.  He is here to aid in our spiritual acceleration and will help us break the bondage of our ego.

It's been over a month since he took charge.  Remember him often and ask for his help in making major life decisions.

We thank you Archangel Michael for all that you do.

Love & Blessings,


Rae Karen









Wednesday, November 5, 2014

An Angel Message from A Turtle

I've started a daily exercise program that should begin at a brisk pace, but all the wildlife  at the pond is distracting.  This morning I spotted a turtle swimming far out in the middle of the lake. It was about the size of a dime, until I zoomed in. Trying to focus,  the lens bounced, I couldn't make out his face; he appeared headless. Asking the Holy Spirit for help,   I took several shots, but it wasn't until the pics were uploaded, I found that I had what I had been seeking.  His head was above water and the expression on his face, priceless.

I realized then how my eyes had been deceiving me as I had only been able to see the contact point where the reflection and reality began to meld.  So it is with us when we try to perceive a particular situation.  It seldom is as it appears to be.  Asking for divine help is a good way to gain clarity.

In many societies turtle was a symbol for Mother Earth, the shell represents the world, which she carries on her back.  When a turtle appears it is a sign that a new world is opening up with new opportunities.  We have gone within our shell and it is now time to come out and express ourselves. Turtle tells us to trust that the vibrations are good now for making a move.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The White Heron: An Angel Message


On Sunday afternoon, this fellow stood on the edge of the pond as Elliot and I passed by on our walk.  His mouth  was opened wide, ready to take the "bait". He reminded me of a recent spiritual lesson. The bait is any personal sensitive reaction to something that causes a rise in your emotions.

That's been the  discipline I've been working on last month. It was the topic at A Course in Miracles meeting on-line at the Miracles Distribution Center.

 "Don't take the bait, and get hooked like a flailing fish, reeled in on a line.  Instead, let it go, it's not worth reacting to; go within and choose peace.  Sounds easy, but as we all know, sometimes we find ourselves taking the bait before we realize what happened.  And although we may not react openly in the physical, unfortunately, we find that mentally we've swallowed it hook, line, and sinker as it continues to dominate our thoughts.  It is good to remember that no one else can take the hook out of our mouth, so don't wait for the other person to do it, such as "I can't believe you said this to me?  Are you going to take it back?"

 No...we swallowed it, so we alone must take the hook out. This involves choosing to see things differently. Just call on the Holy Spirit to let you have peace instead of the angst you're feeling.   When asked in earnest, you'll experience the results as quickly as you can give up the need to be right.  And next time...try not to take the bait in the first place.  Smile inwardly, and tell yourself God loves you and He never changed His mind about you.  Then let it pass... like all things eventually do.  Truth needs no defense.  Everything is either love or a call for love, as A Course in Miracles teaches.

Enjoy your time with the Angels.  They are here to comfort and protect you as you invite them into your life.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen

P.S. Heron signifies time, longevity, focused patience, untiring concentration and secret knowledge.
Heron plumes are a symbol of silence.  In Angel Messages, The Oracle of the Birds, Claire Nahmad writes that the raspy cry of the heron brings us the message:  "There is a time for all things, and a season for every purpose under the Sun."

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Angel Message - Straight Ahead

Angels of Divine Light and Love direct our path:  Straight ahead... a step by step process,  as we walk by faith and not by sight."  Sometimes the way becomes narrow, and the climb rocky, but the journey is well worth the effort for when we reach the top and see how far we've come, we know we are not alone.  As we admire the grand view, humbly we recognize the challenges faced have transformed us into something far greater than previously known, our spirit is enlivened. We find we have more faith to conquer the next mountain, to overcome whatever may be up ahead.

In gratitude, our passage through time and space has not been a coincidence, the lessons learned have been in preparation for the next triumph as we continue forward, accelerating our spiritual development with the help of the Heavenly Host.  

Enjoy your experience with the Angels and give thanks for their loving, tireless support.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen