Monday, November 30, 2015

Angels for You: 1,000 Angel Blogs


1,000 angel blogs.  Who would have thought?  Angels for You began in 2009, with a desire to help people learn about the presence of angels in their everyday life. Angels are God's thoughts passing to you.  Your pure intuition for your highest good.  Inspiration would appear much like opening the surprise door on an advent calendar.  "Baby steps" led to a six-year journey through time with the angels.  

I'm so grateful for their loving guidance and support, and for the joy of sharing messages of God's Love and goodness for all. Readers come from both near and far. With no advertising, this is clearly the inspiration of angels at work.  I hope you will come back often and feel the peace.


I celebrated 1,000 blogs by doing something special in  honor of the occasion.  The little angel with the bluebird, entitled, "Sing the Prayer in Your Heart" crossed my path and now stands by my desk for inspiration.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen





Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Swan: An Angel Message

This morning the beautiful trumpet swan at the park was a picture of serenity.  Lying down in the green grass, her graceful repose reminded me of Psalm 23, "He maketh me to lie  down in green pastures. He restoreth my soul."  

Thanksgiving heralds in the holiday season, followed by Hanukkah and Christmas.  That is when the craziness of the ego can begin to clamor with demands, robbing us of the peaceful message of the holy season.  Now is a good time to move into our hearts and rest in Love and gratitude.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels and rest...in God's Love.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen


P.S. In her rest, she was being nourished...



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Missing Angel: Ask for Help

                             Angel soaking up the sunlight


Early last night I heard a strange rustling sound in the sun room. My first thought was Angel had found a little creature, but then I couldn't find our cat anywhere.  The noise had come from under the crawlspace of the house.  Elliot and I searched in all her favorite spots, but no Angel.  A call for desperate action, I shook her jarful of nuggets which always sends her running for a treat. No Angel.  I knew then something was up with our indoor cat.  With a flashlight, I searched the yard.   

Coming back inside to look again, I remembered to ask the Angels for help.  That's when I began to feel more peaceful.  An idea came to shake a brown bag on the patio while I waited and watched for her in the dark.  I sat rattling my big bag calling out, Angel!  Angel! 

The results were amazing.  In less than a minute, that little Angel slinked down the driveway and scurried into the house. A refined house cat, she was happy to be safe at home again.  I was so thankful to the Angels!   If I hadn't heard that loud rustle warning, no telling where Angel may be now.  This morning I was especially grateful when she jumped up on our bed, ready for her breakfast.  What joy to see those bright green eyes and cute little pink nose in my face.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  And, remember to ask them for help. That's why they are with you and they love you.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

An Ibis Feast: An Angel Message


                             A flock of ibis feeding in the grass 11-22-15


While eating our oatmeal on the porch, Elliot spotted a lone white bird on the cable wire across the street.  I got up to see if it was an ibis--a cloudy day--I couldn't tell from a distance, but as if my feathered friend understood, she fluttered down and landed in our yard.  Last night's heavy rains must have flushed out the burrowed insects.  Soon another ibis joined in the constant pecking.  It wasn't long before word got out, a flock of white wings were murmuring as they busily feasted on a breakfast buffet.  We see lots of ibis at the park, but this was a first landing on our street.

Ibis is the initial letter of the Egyptian alphabet, and, as such is associated with the origin of language, civilizing humankind. The white plumage of the ibis symbolized the light of the Sun.  They were also considered sacred for their ability to eat snakes, even poisonous ones.  Snake represented transformation (life/death/rebirth) and so the ibis was a symbol of having dominion over the process. 

If this sacred bird has flown into your life today, welcome an upcoming change to a higher state of consciousness. What's below the surface will readily be seen.   If you're reading this now, the ibis message is for you. The  angels are helping us to make that upward shift, a celestial speed-up to awaken to our true divinity.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen


Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Peacock Mystery: An Angel Message

                             The Peacock Bracelet


Early this morning, my bare feet stepped on a strange object in the bedroom!  To my surprise, I found my peacock stone bracelet on the floor. And, I didn't even know it was lost! An angel assignment for sure, I wondered about the "hidden" message.  Knowing peacock is a symbol of watchfulness; their feathered markings appear as many eyes, I was thankful for the heads up.  Stay positive.

Still it was a mystery--I hadn't worn the bracelet in months. Like that childhood game of Clue, I tried to piece the puzzle together. Who dunn it?  Miss Peacock in the Library? Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen?  Mustard is always a sign to have more faith in God than in yourself.  In this case, I have a funny feeling it was Angel, our tuxedo cat, in the bedroom, who swatted it off the dresser. But I kept it in the jewelry box, so...

I looked up the symbolism of a peacock. The keynote for this exotic bird is New Cycle of Death and Resurrection.

 "When peacock appears, it is a strong reminder that anything lost will be replaced by something new and more beneficial."  (Ted Andrews)   I chuckled at the synchronicity and my lost bracelet.  

The peacock has large feet, and feet represent dominion, support, and discipleship. So know that whatever you are going through, you are never alone. The angels remind us that we don't always understand why things become difficult, or don't work out as planned, until we've completed the process. 

The good news is the resurrection energy brings us into a better place and afterwards we are grateful that it did. So keep watchful, don't lose your Christ consciousness. Change can be peaceful, if we just stay in the flow and keep having faith.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen  


Friday, November 20, 2015

To Let Go: An Angel Feather

(photo from the web)

Looking out the window, deep in thought many years ago, I was concerned about a loved one. What could I do to help? My answer came suddenly as a lone white feather glided by on a breeze as if it had wings. Checking the sky, it seemed to have come out of nowhere, but my mood lightened. I thanked the Angels for a loving reminder of their constant caring support. 

 


LETTING GO
To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means

I can’t do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off, it's the realization
I can't control another.
To let go is not to enable, but to allow learning
from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means
the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
it's to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for, but to care about.
To let go is not to judge, but to allow another
to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the
outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
To let go is not to be protective, it's to permit another
to face reality.
To let go is not to deny, but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue, but instead
to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires, but
to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow and
live.
To let go is to fear less and love more.
--Author Unknown

Enjoy your day with the Angels and try to practice letting go and letting God. 

Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

An Ant on Patience: An Angel Message




Everything is important in nature--all the creatures of the earth, the things that fly and the things that creep or crawl. With an open heart, we can make a shift from learning about nature to learning from her. Although a gradual process, it can be most rewarding.

For instance,  nothing is so annoying as to find ants in the house. Interesting though, I've noticed, in the past, they show up just when I need to practice the art of patience the most...just when I think I can't stand another minute of...whatever...is bugging me.  Yesterday was one of those best of days and worse of days, but I'll spare you the details.  To my surprise, early this morning, a lone ant appeared on the rim of the tub while I was bathing.  Not too big, not too small, but large enough for me to recognize an ant.  Patience!  With the message delivered, he  disappeared.  

At breakfast, I told Elliot. Then shared wisdom from Medicine Cards Book on our visitor:  Ants are excellent builders and community workers for the good of the Queen and the whole hive.  Self-sacrificing, an ant will haul a leaf hundreds of miles back to the anthill.  Each one is part of the "group ant consciousness".  

When an ant shows up, ask yourself, are you working for the good of all?   If so, know the universe wants that goodness to come to you, too.  If it hasn't yet appeared, do something creative while you are patiently waiting.  Ant "people" know that what is theirs will come to them at the time most needed."  They have patience, trusting in the Universe.

Elliot listened and then shared an unusual encounter from yesterday morning. An insect hit him in the nose as it fell from the hallway ceiling.  Startled, he looked down and saw a medium sized brown ant  on the floor.  More patience... Who doesn't need patience these days, but the angels remind us to keep having faith in God and the angels. What is yours will come to you.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and watch for subtle ways the world reflects your inner life. 

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Can You Hear the Whistle Blowing? An Angel Message

                                      Photo: Wikimedia Commons


Our neighborhood is not far from the railroad tracks and on occasion I hear the train whistle blow from the station.  It stirs up memories of visiting my grandparents in Indiana. Sleeping by an open window on a floor mattress, the lone night whistle awakened restless dreams of travel. An adventure was waiting to be had.

I LOVE to hear the whistle blow.  Something funny happened the last time the train let out a toot.  

 Elliot and I were in the living room talking when I first heard it. I stopped talking to listen, cheering it on, Woo Woo!.  

To my surprise, the whistle blew again... Louder and longer in a harmonic tone that seemed to match my childlike enthusiasm.  

I'm glad Elliot is a witness.  I was stretched out on the sofa when the whistle blew again.  This time a loud familiar tune:  "Shave and a hair cut, two bits!"  

We both burst out laughing.  Maybe your Mom is having fun on the other side, Elliot joked.

 I was thankful for the reminder nothing great can happen without enthusiasm! 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Special Delivery: An Angel Message from a Squirrel


With the focus of yesterday's blog on an acorn falling on my head, you can imagine my surprise to find one presented in a more tender way this morning. When I turned my chair around to sit down, a little acorn was already occupying my seat!  Not having an oak tree in our yard, I wondered about its timely delivery. Soon a feisty squirrel appeared, chattering on the oak tree next door.  His bushy tail flicking, he was giving Elliot and me the business. " Do you want to be in the blog?" I playfully asked, knowing squirrel is about keeping a balance between work and play.  Hurrying off to get my camera, he was still up high, chattering and eating a nut. He kept up his rowdy routine between bites long enough for me to get this photo.

An acorn represents raw potential ...amazing how a mighty oak comes from such a small seed.  That one little nut holds the promise of acres and acres of  acorns, as each oak shares its harvest, it is greatly multiplied.  Squirrel as a gatherer, also prepares for the future by burying some of his cache,  but takes time to savor the fruit in the moment. 

I was thankful he shared by planting one in my chair this morning.  May I always be as generous

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



 


Friday, November 13, 2015

A Lesson in Letting Go: Acorn Angel Message

 Nature is a great teacher.  On Tuesday, at the Old House Cafe, my girlfriend and I were enjoying the warm autumn day. Our table by the pond was underneath the canopy of a grand towering oak near the fish pond. I  begin to talk about an old issue from the past. 

PING! 


An acorn struck our table from above, interrupting the conversation.  The timing seemed like a  signal to drop the past, and let it go! 


  "I sure hope an acorn doesn't whack me on the head."  I laughed.


"It wouldn't hurt, would it?"  My friend asked, playfully picking up a small twig of two acorn caps. She demonstrated by gently dropping it on top of her head.     


 "Well-- these caps are empty," I said, studying it. "But, if a hard nut fell from high up--30 feet or so--gravity being what it is--you might feel it!"  I laughed.


Enjoying nature late into the afternoon,  PING!  A loud bonk rapped my noggin! "Ouch!"  my ears rang, like a cartoon character with her head vibrating inside the Liberty Bell. 


"Did that hit you?" my friend asked, surprised that it had actually happened.


"Yes!" I laughed, rubbing my crown.   Anger turned to joy as I looked up at the giant oak.  "Thank you for the gift," I chuckled. Fall is a time of letting go.


"You called that one," my friend smiled. "See how powerful you are!"   

She was right.  I'd learned a "hard" lesson on the power of words...watch what you decree...   That goes for all of us.


   

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Crystal Pentagon: An Angel Message




Last evening I ran into Bell's while Elliot picked up a print cartridge next door at Office Depot.  The angels seemed to have me on a mission as I found myself sifting through the colorful journals and notepads on a shelf. That's when I discovered an unusual paperweight in a white gift box. At first glance I took it to be a pentagon, A crystal pentagon--the only one.  Its clarity sparkled as I examined it in my hand.  A pentagon seemed significant--but not trusting my intuition, I looked for and found the PENTAGON label on the bottom of the box.  I thought about the significance of this five-sided symbol. Unlike the 4-sided square, it represents freedom and expansion, no longer subject to the limiting repetitive pattern of the "4".      

So if you've been feeling out of sorts lately--not like your old self--yet not quite coming into your new, take heart, liberation is at hand.  We're all in the midst of a celestial expansion taking shape in our lives.  The angels are here to help humanity with the acceleration.  Daily meditation and prayer are keys to a smoother transition.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Staying on the Beam: An Angel Message



This morning, from our bedroom window, an unusual sight caught my eye. Our neighbor's TV satellite dish had fallen off his roof and landed on a cable cord.  Upside down the dish was swinging in the breeze, way off the beam.    

Knowing there are no coincidences, I wondered about the personal message.    

It seemed like a good metaphor for our spiritual path. We all have a satellite dish, but unless we keep it anchored on the roof, aimed upward, we'll miss the loving, helpful angel messages that constantly fill the air waves.   

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  And try to stay tuned by keeping your thoughts on High, ready to receive inspiration and guidance from above.  God is Love 24/7.


Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen


Friday, November 6, 2015

A Moth Calling Card: An Angel Message


Early this morning on my way out to photograph the sun-filled  maroon Ti plants, another "light-attracted visitor" caught my eye. Plastered on the  backdoor like a calling card, this unusual moth had a message.   Moths and butterflies always reflect transformation.  The emergence of the moth from a cocoon is the final stage of development, a new birth is awakening.  What was hidden inside--talents, blessings,--is coming into full view.  As we all know, moths are attracted to the light, and this morning it was especially mystical in the garden.  

Curious, I looked up the symbolism of the Ti plants. Turns out they're a member of the lily family.  In ancient Polynesia, this colorful plant was an emblem of high rank and divine power.   A lily also symbolizes a time of new birth, as the Archangel Gabriel is often depicted in the Annunciation with a white lily for Mary.  

How wonderful that these nature messages just appear-- the angels guarantee delivery as they inspire hopeful change is in the air.  Nature speaks...and the more you pay attention...the more you'll begin to see the Light. Naturally, you'll gravitate toward the places and things you are meant to experience. Life takes on a whole new dimension, and what blesses one, blesses all.
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(The moth plastered on the backdoor like a calling card!)


So be sure to watch for angel messages that may come your way today in many shapes, forms, and sizes, you'll be glad you did.      

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Winging Their Way to Victory - White Ibis

                             Photo: Wikimedia Commons


Early this morning, I stood at the porch door looking out at the pretty pink and white pentas I'd planted in Mother Mary's (The Queen of the Angels) little flower patch yesterday.  At that moment, I happened to catch a rare sight. I hurried outside in time to watch a beautiful flock of white birds.  Flying east, their snowy underpinning were illumined by the light of a new day.  My spirit soared with them. Yesterday I'd asked God to send me a beautiful bird, one that I could clearly see, as they have been scarce in the yard this year. The V-formation is a symbol of new opportunities on the horizon, the directional "arrow" points the way forward. 

Living in Florida, I miss the Canadian geese that passed over the farm in Virginia Beach, so today's flock of white ibis was a welcomed sight.  

A message to enjoy your flight with the angels today.  "V" also stands for victory, so don't ever quit, the angels are flying right beside you, so keep your thoughts on high.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Super Slug: An Angel Message


Only one strange visitor came to our house for Halloween, I discovered this slug on our front porch door early the next morning. A day late for trick or treating, but on time for All Saints' Day, I wondered about his message. I hurried to investigate, knowing it must have something to do with moving too slow. To my surprise, in my Animal-Speak Pocket Guide,  slug symbolizes move to the light.  "No shortcuts exist right now.   Illumination is at hand.  Appearances are deceiving, but you have found your path."


More research revealed the slug is a member of the snail family without a shell.  It turns out to be an ancient divination tool often considered sacred.  Its slimy trail was guidance in the direction of life decisions.  This one was upside down...

The slug is also related to the letter yud in the Hebrew alphabet, both are shaped similarly.  When the slug appears, we are opening to receive a higher vision.  A new path is opening. We are setting an intention to accept change in our life.

This slug is the first I've seen in Florida.  When nature poses in the most unlikely manner, and especially appears at our front door, it can be enlightening to explore the significance. With all the global challenges as well as personal trials, I believe each of us is moving through the darkness into the light of a new path. 

Have a joyful day with the Angels.


Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, November 1, 2015

All Saints' Day - November 1


Today is All Saints' Day-- a time to reflect in gratitude for all those enlightened beings who walked the path before us, leaving a wake of golden footprints.  Although, not Catholic, I am especially grateful for St. Francis, Patron Saint of Animals, as well as many other blessed Saints who touched my life with their peaceful teachings. 

A Simple Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, let me sow pardon.
Where there is doubt, let me sow faith.
Where there is despair, let me sow hope.
Where there is darkness, let me sow light.
Where there is sadness, let me sow joy.
O Divine Master, grant that
I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console.
To be understood as to understand.
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in the pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
          --St. Francis of Assisi

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen