Friday, September 30, 2016

Breaking Free: An Angel Message



This unusual photo of concrete angels flying high turned up on the web. It made a lasting impression of how hard it can be to defy gravity on our own. Thoughts of doom, gloom, and guilt weigh us down. With the help of the angels, we can lighten our load and break free to experience a more concrete reality of our higher state of existence as a spiritual being, a holy Child of God. 

Becoming lighter we can lift upward in thought, no longer dragging the weight of outgrown limitations from the past.  With gratitude for the blessings in each moment, we become aware of the infinite love and beauty in all life that surrounds us.  

After writing this late at night, I found myself reaching for a book on angels, half way hoping to find a closing quote. Imagine my surprise at the very first one I came to:  "Angels make God's goodness concrete."    

Angels show their love for God through their
service of other creatures, just as we are 
enjoined to show our love for God by serving
one another.  Angels make God's goodness
concrete, both in this life and in the life to come.
     --Rev George Maloney

Enjoy your day with the angels. They love you and hope you will invite them into your experience.  It will defy gravity and your life will never be the same again if you just willingly meet them half-way.

Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Guardian Angel Prayer

Walking down the streets of historic St. Augustine, Florida, this praying angel posted by a house caught my eye.  I'm so thankful to God that I have a guardian angel accompanying me on my journey while on Earth.  In Bible days, people believed in the power of the angels to guide, watch, protect, and comfort. 

I've discovered what a blessing to invite my Guardian Angel to be with me as I go about my day.  It has made a world of difference.

Prayer to Your Guardian Angel 

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom God's love commits me here,
Ever this day be at my side,
To light and guard,
to rule and guide.
Amen 




Enjoy your day with your Guardian Angel.

Love and Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



Monday, September 26, 2016

Angels Believe in You!


Angels often deliver a perfect message at the perfect time, and you know in your heart that it was meant for you in that special moment.  You can't help from smiling as you feel the joy that something significant is happening, something that goes beyond the physical senses.  Unseen loving help is with you, and you are not going it alone.   


Many years ago, when I was wrestling with a deep fear of public speaking, I found the strength and confidence needed when I stumbled upon this little angel statue, ANGELS BELIEVE-- IN YOU.  

My first public angel talk was coming up in a  few weeks, and I was scared. The little angel on display in the lobby of the Association for Research and Enlightenment was strategically placed, outside the bookstore entrance, along with other items for sale. I found myself vectoring over to check out the angel selections after I entered the lobby.   Somehow, I zoomed in on the perfect one:  "ANGELS BELIEVE-- IN YOU."  

Me?!" I murmured, picking the little winged one up. "Angels believe in me!"  I laughed, nervously.
I always say, "I believe in angels," and even rubber stamp, I Believe in Angels on my outgoing mail.  But...really? 

This new angle hit the mark, causing an inner stirring, boosting my spirit with strength and courage that I could do it.  I could step out in faith and speak on their behalf.  The Angels believed I could do it.  So who was I to doubt?

 For added confidence,  I bought the little angel and placed her in plain sight at home so I wouldn't forget if I became anxious as the speaking date drew nearer.  Angels Believe -- in You.  I wasn't doing this alone; there was a fullness of presence, and more peace in knowing that unseen help was guiding the way. It became a steady mantra.


More confirmation came the day of  my maiden voyage  Before my first angel lecture began, I got everything set up on stage.  I looked down at the little ANGELS BELIEVE -- IN YOU statue on the podium, hidden from view except by me. I smiled, waiting for the audience to arrive.  My husband had been setting up the chairs, and to his surprise, discovered a little white angel feather on the auditorium floor. "Angels are here," he laughed.

"I"ll take it!" I laughed, needing all the help I could get, remembering the feathers in Psalm 91. The little feather took its place by the ANGELS BELIEVE-- IN YOU statue. 

 All went well that afternoon, thanks to the help of the angels, and a little willingness on my part.  That day began a three-year volunteer speaking engagement where I shared the good news about the angels, once or twice a month at the A.R.E. as part of the free activities provided for visitors.  

So, if you have any fears that are holding you back from stepping out today, this message is for you, too. Angels Believe-- in You.  And, the back of the angel message is our ticket.  GIVE YOURSELF WINGS TO FLY!



Enjoy flying with the angels.


Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Rose of Sharon: An Angel Message

                                              A Promise Fulfilled, The Rose of Sharon

I am a rose of Sharon,
a lily of the valleys.
            Song of Solomon 2:1

A dear friend showed up at my doorstep last winter with an unexpected gift.  A straggly bush called a Rose of Sharon.  Not much to look at, it held a promise of hidden beauty yet to unfold. 

I planted it in the front yard and waited, but all through the spring and summer not one bloom. I began to make plans to replace it. Until this morning, to my surprise, a smiley full faced blossom greeted me in the sunlight.  I got it, Practice patience, worthwhile things take time.  

And so it is with us, often we want the quick and easy way to success, but nature teaches otherwise.  An oak tree takes a hundred years to reach full maturity.  The roots need time to sink deep into the soil to anchor the tree safely during storms.

I just read that The Rose of Sharon was taken from the Song of Solomon 2:1.  Some Bible scholars see the Rose of Sharon as Christ.  Another message, in order for us to grow and  become Christ-like, it takes time and patience both with ourselves and with others.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen
  

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Protection of Psalm 91

                                         
     

                                                          
Lately, I've been guided to share more about the power and Presence of Psalm 91. Years ago during a visit, my mother encouraged me to memorize that wonderful Psalm. After all, for years I'd been reading it from the Bible to close the Sabbath every Saturday at sundown.  

In the Jewish custom, the comforting words of Psalm 91 helps to set the tone for the upcoming week. It assures that we abide in the company of angels, God's representatives, who have been assigned to watch, guide and protect us as we go about our daily duties. Angels can help us to avoid stumbling blocks on our path if we let them. They will lift us up so we don't dash our foot upon a rock. 

Mom thought I should know Psalm 91 by heart after years of reading it each Saturday night. Her playful remark, made me think of the time I often waste surfing the web, or just idly waiting in line at the store.  So I took it as a challenge, jotted down the Psalm on a note-card and tucked it in my purse.  I began memorizing a few lines at a time, adding more verses as often as time permitted.  Writing down passage by passage, I studied day by day building up momentum.  It took many months to commit to memory, but something amazing happened in the process.  As I closed my eyes to recite the new passage adding it to the memorized verses, I could feel a palpable inner strength within.  There truly was power in The Word.     

Now I pray Psalm 91 daily and carry it in my heart, thankful for the protection and comfort it offers. I've said it during hurricanes and other times of great distress, and find such peace from the spiritual truth from the power of these affirming words.  
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The Psalm begins: "He that dwelleth in the Secret Place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty," and later describes that protection as covering us with his feathers.  This happens when we dwell in the Place of the Most High (not a physical place but a restful state of higher consciousness).  In that Secret Place of the Most High we are  free from human error because we abide under God's Law of Love.  To abide in the Place of the Most High means to live there, to remain in that consciousness, and not run to it only in times of trouble.  

The angels abide with us in that high state of consciousness, when we open our hearts to know God, He will know us and deliver us from the snares of the fowler.  He will deliver us from adversity and set us on high.  

Have a wonderful weekend.

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen   















Friday, September 16, 2016

The Victory of the Palm: An Angel Message


And to you who are troubled, 
rest with us,
when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from 
heaven with his mighty angels.   
(2 Thes. 1:7 KJV)


The Harvest Full Moon as well as a lunar eclipse both occur today.  Change is in the air and the veil is getting thinner.  

I love synchronicity, the language of the angels.  You really can't make it happen.  So when it does, you get a burst of enthusiasm in your soul to awaken.

For instance, yesterday's palm tree energy came up again early this morning. My husband Elliot, up before dawn, was guided to pull out a small red book from the bookcase in his office.   I was still in bed when I heard the soft hooting of an owl outside the window.  The owl is known as the bringer of wisdom and had come when Elliot was reading  The Return of Jesus, a weathered old book that had once belonged to my Grandma

 Tucked away all these years, you can see the faded cover showing Christ standing by a tall palm tree and pointing to the upward way.  His comforting words are remembered in the lower right corner, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again."

Dating back to the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean, the branches of the palm symbolize victory, triumph, peace and eternal life.  A wonderful reminder for this chaotic time in our history.  The Kingdom of Heaven is within us and the victory is in Christ.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen







   

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Higher Learning from a Palm Tree: An Angel Message

Last week while on our morning walk in the neighborhood, I noticed this tall stately palm in a different way.  The angels nudged, look at the road, see the tall silhouette it casts on the pavement.  I laughed as I came up higher in my own thought walking a straight narrow line on the palm's shadow.  

Later, I learned more about the palm tree.  It  is associated with cherubim in the Bible.  The regal palm, unlike other trees, doesn't branch out in many directions.  Rather it grows strong, straight up. Turns out that the  elasticity of its trunk keeps it flexible so it can easily bend down low during a storm to keep from breaking.   



   
Have a joyful day with your Angels and remember to bend a little to keep your peace.

Love and blessings,



Rae Karen





Sunday, September 11, 2016

One World Trade Center Light Photo

                                (Photo Credit:  Ben Sturner)


This beautiful photo of the new One World Trade Center was captured by a NYC man several days before the 15th anniversary of September 11th. It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words and today this striking image brings a powerful healing ray of sunlight and hope on an otherwise sad and tragic day. Let us hold our nation in prayer. 

May the angels fill you with peace, love, and grace.  Miracles are seen in the Light.



Rae Karen

    

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Power of Psalm 91: An Angel Message





I know lots of prayers went out last night for the protection of Florida in the path of a tropical storm that gained strength and became a category 1 hurricane, the first here since 2005.  Its power didn't last as it was soon downgraded to a tropical storm again. 

It may be difficult to believe that with faith in God and Christ, we can mobilize legions of angels to come to our aid in all kinds of impending disasters.  The Angels minister to God's children and hearken to His Word.  I have found that by praying Psalm 91, a peacefulness comes over me, and with the powerful assistance of angels comes victory.  I pray it everyday for protection and guidance.

"For he shall give his Angels charge over you
to guide and protect you in all your ways."

Angels are real live beings that were created to serve a real purpose. To help watch over us so we can fulfill our divine mission.  They are a blessing and should not be taken lightly.  These mighty messengers have authority to carry out assignments but will not do the work alone for us.  We must partner together through the power of the Word to get results.

Thank you, Angels, for all that you do to assist humanity at this hour of change and transformation.

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen