Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Power of Praying


I have been moved to tears by the outpouring of loving kindness that  people have shown toward each other during this catastrophe.  The power of prayer opens doors and brings relief in unexpected ways. We witnessed this time and again during Harvey, as first responders and volunteers (Earth angels) showed up in boats, dump trucks, whatever it took to get the evacuees out of harm's way.  Even in the midst of such devastation, God is on hand, making a way.  Gratitude that so many lives were spared in the flooding. "For he shall give his angels charge over thee..."  (Psalm 91)

Have a blessed day.

Love,
Rae Karen




(artwork from web)

Monday, August 28, 2017

So Great a Cloud of Witnesses...


My son recently sent this beautiful photo of a painting inside a famous cemetery chapel in California. Synchronicity came into play as the next day my Bible lesson had a passage that explained the artwork in Hebrews 12:1. "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."  

During times of chaos when we feel most alone, it brings comfort to remember those who have won the race are on-high cheering us to press on and not give up.  With patience and trust in God, we too can claim the victory in Christ Jesus.  

Keep your heart full of faith and acknowledge Him and His angels who surround, comfort, and guide you through life's storms.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Great American Eclipse, August 21, 2017



In keeping with that old adage: As above, so below, as within so without,  I wondered what this rare celestial rendezvous between the sun and the moon might symbolize today.   In the Zohar, the sun represents the masculine aspect of God, and the moon, the feminine.  The moon has no light of her own and can only reflect the light of the sun.  So today brings a mega dose of radiance for the feminine as she bathes in the totality of the magnificent golden sun, it's a dance that temporarily eclipses the material aspects of Earth.

The path of the eclipse will begin its trajectory at Mount Angel in Oregon.  A reminder to keep our thoughts on things above today.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen


(photo: wikimedia images)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Don't Take the Bait! An Angel Message

                                         
Sometimes we can be like a happy  fish content to swim along the bottom of a tranquil lake.  Far below the surface, we naturally avoid the shallow emotional currents... until someone lowers a line with an  irresistible lure, and we swallow the bait.

The Angels' guidance for today:  When anything attempts to disturb your peace of mind, no matter how egregious, try to turn and quickly swim away before you get hooked. 

Avoid the temptation to get reeled into disharmony. 

 Ask your Angels to help you find peace for yourself and everyone through prayer and meditation.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,





Rae Karen








(Photo from wikimedia)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Angels: A Smile is Uplifting and More




                                (My teabag tag)


Talking with Angels, transcribed by Gitta Mallasz, is a true story about four young Hungarians who were searching for inner truth at a time of  outer chaos.  That's when they encountered luminous forces which came to be known as angels.  The book contains their remarkable dialogue that accompanied them for 17 perilous months during Nazi Germany.  

There were several uplifting angel messages on the power of a smile.

The angel speaking: 


"...In the morning when you open your eyes,
smile at me!
Whenever you begin something, such as teaching, smile at me!
May everyone try, and learn to smile!"

           ************

--I will speak of the smile.
The mouth on the human face corresponds to matter:
it is below.
The mouth is pulled down by descending forces
and raised up by ascending ones.
Every animal can moan and cry.

ONLY THE HUMAN CAN SMILE.

That is the key.
Smile not only when you are in good humor!
May your smile be creative,
not artificial: smile creatively.
If gravity acts,
it blocks here.  (Vertical gesture at the level of the mouth.)

Everything is dragged down, everything!
The mouth belongs to the earth
and gravity belongs to the earth.
When two earthborn elements
such as gravity and matter act together
everything becomes earthen.

The smile is an image of deliverance, a symbol.
Creative force raises matter, and that is your task.

********

... I DWELL IN THE SMILE

AND I AM YOUR MEASURE.

THE SMILE HAS NO OPPOSITE.

...The key to all your acts, to all your teaching
is the smile. Try it! Smile!"


Sending you  a warm smile for a gentle day with your Angels.

Love and blessings,



Rae Karen



Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Penny from Heaven: An Angel Message

That penny you find on the ground is not a random act.  Over the years I've come to believe that it is a message from the Angels that I am being guided and protected along the way.  They always seem to turn up just when I need a little spiritual boost.  A friend gave me this poem that confirmed the value of a single penny.


Incredible

I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground,
But it's not just a penny
This little coin I found.
That's what my Grandma told me,
She said, Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.
She said, when an Angel misses you
They toss a penny down,
Sometimes just to cheer you up
To make a smile out of your frown
So don't pass by that penny
When you are feeling blue;
It may be a penny from heaven
That your guardian angel tossed to you.

--ANONYMOUS



Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuning into the Field: An Angel Message


Depak Chopra once explained the field of unified consciousness as a metaphor of language, where you have a dictionary with all the words taking place in the "now"--only you get to choose which ones and interpret them into an inspirational poem.  Or else do nothing, and experience gibberish (my own word here).  It is our deliberate attention and intention that tune us into the "field" and bring results into the physical. The good news is that the more we focus on that attunement, the more messages or synchronicities we will experience.

Just now, in need of an illustration for this idea, I had to laugh when a perfect example unfolded on-line. A rooster painted on a dictionary page!  It had a double meaning for me. Every morning when I reach for the oatmeal stored in a rooster canister, my intention is to rise and shine. To not deny Christ today, but to intentionally choose love over fear. 




Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Monday, August 14, 2017

Wings of Light: An Angel Message





"Whenever your mind wanders in the maze of myriad worldly thoughts, 
patiently lead it back to remembrance of the indwelling Lord.  
In time you will find Him ever with you--a God who talks with you
in your own language, a God whose face peeps at you from every flower
and shrub and blade of grass.  Then you shall say:  'I am free! 
I am clothed in the gossamer of Spirit; I fly from earth to heaven 
on wings of light.'  And what joy will consume your being."
                                                       --Paramahansa Yogananda
                                                        WHERE THERE IS LIGHT



Enjoy your day with the Angels,

Blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Doves of Peace: An Angel Message

(Artwork from the web) 

Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing 
there is a field...
I will meet you there. 
RUMI

An angel message for today comes on wings of love and peace. Their watchful words take the form of beautiful white doves. May thoughts of peace and unity circle our world today and bring healing to our country and all nations.

Our loving thoughts and prayers make all the difference.


Love and blessings,



Rae Karen







Friday, August 11, 2017

The Golden Rule: An Angel Message

                         

As a child, I learned the Golden Rule in Sunday School and the gift of a 12-inch golden ruler, inscribed with the Golden Rule, made it stick:  "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."  

What a simple rule.  Easy to recite, but harder to practice each day. Sometimes it can be very inconvenient, especially if our energy is low, or there are other pressures and demands on our day.  

 Just imagine for a minute how different our world would be if everyone did their good measure day by day.   Wouldn't the Golden Rule answer most, if  not all, of the world's problems? 


Enjoy your day with the Angels.


Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen


   (photo from the web)


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cloud Nine Services: An Angel Message


What a surprise to see this Cloud 9 Services truck cross our path early yesterday morning.  Elliot and I had just pulled into the Lowe's parking lot on a mission to buy flowers.  I was so grateful for the beautiful sunshine, and all the wonderful sights along the way.  So this uplifting sign captured my altitude. To be on Cloud 9 is to be with the angels on high, happy and free to enjoy each moment.  

At the garden center, I found my favorite flower on sale.  Named for the buttery colored blossom, Buttercups bring an energy to help awaken a new sense of self-worth.  The power of your words especially when used for healing will be heightened. It signals opportunities for new life directions and for sharing our light with others.  Words affect all things so the bright colorful buttercup is a reminder to choose our words carefully for they will have greater impact now.



Enjoy your day with the Angels, and look for ways to brighten the day for another.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



(Ref. Nature-Speak, Ted Andrews)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Disengage: An Angel Message


Angels messages can come from out of the blue. Recently a gardening friend shared a word that had helped her overcome an unhealthy addictive relationship.  Her word was to disengage.  


Disengage is a powerful word, especially when dealing with difficult relationships that rob our time, energy, self-esteem, joy,  and  undermine our good purpose for life.   

Sometimes an illustration helps to make an impression.  So my gardening friend used a familiar analogy:  When I'm on my riding mower and I take my foot off the gas, it will disengage from the fuel line. There is no power when I do. It stops. No more action.  

Disengage.  

Action follows thought.  So decide to disengage from destructive behavior.   And choose to engage your angels who can help you gain freedom from being overly attached to persons, places, things, as well as desired outcomes.  

A wonderful skywriting message appeared out of the blue at Disney World.  God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your best life.  When we get out of the way and love God, we begin to see things in a bigger and clearer perspective. 



Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



(Photo:  Skywriting over Disney World in Orlando)


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Swallow-Tailed Kite: An Angel Message



Whenever a beautiful bird catches your eye out of the blue, it brings a message for the beholder. Yesterday while eating lunch on the porch, from the window I spotted a lone bird soaring high above the treetops across the street. 

I thought it was a hawk.  But when when it changed direction, her bright white head and snowy white belly were unlike a hawk.  I became more confused by the tail. It had a deep fork split like a swallow, only this flyer was too big for a swallow.  An inner voice told me the bird was a kite, but I dismissed it and googled a hawk with a swallow-tail.  

BING! I had my messenger.  

A Swallow-Tailed Kite!

Further research, and I learned that when a kite shows up, it signals a need to develop flexibility and adaptability.  Kites bring messages to use our skills.  Their tail is like a rudder on a boat.  Their appearance indicates a need to develop flexibility and adaptability.  Swallow-tailed kites drink in air, in a swallowing pattern.  They can teach us how to develop unique breathing techniques to open our intuitive abilities to recognize and communicate with spirit.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and watch for messages from nature.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen








(photo public domain)

(Kite Ref. Animal-Wise by Ted Andrews)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Love Deliveries: An Angel Sign

GOD LOVES YOU. HE ALWAYS HAS. HE ALWAYS WILL

What we send out wings its way  back to us, so we need to carefully watch our own thinking. The more love we extend by thought, word and deed, the more love will show up in our lives; likewise the more fear we put "out there", the more negativity will knock at our door.  


Lately, I've been working on sending more "love" messages rather than fearful ones. 

 The angels demonstrated that what you send out does indeed return.  It showed up in subtle ways, like a lawn sign while out for a drive. (above)

In hot July, a touch of Christmas love arrived unexpectedly on our doorstep.  A large package from a friend up north brought thoughts of snowy weather. A set of Winter Whimsy oven bowls added a touch of Christmas cheer!


Enjoy your day with the Angels. And, remember that you are dearly loved and always will be.  You could never do anything to exempt yourself from the Love of God.  And watch what you are serving others, love or fear.

Joyful blessings and love,



Rae Karen




Sunday, August 6, 2017

Grow in Silence: An Angel Message




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


The bromeliads bloomed in the garden!




Enjoy your day with the Angels and let Stillness speak.

Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Changing Your Life: An Angel Message

Here's a bold angel message that appeared in a storefront window, and caught our reflection as we were driving by.  


"CHANGING YOUR LIFE is GOD'S BUSINESS"

God will order our steps if we just follow His loving guidance in gratitude and expect good things.
Have a joyful day with your Angels and watch for the signs along the way.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



Friday, August 4, 2017

The Gift of a Windmill: An Angel Message


We were on our way home, feeling somewhat lighter, after having donated bags of clothing, and household stuff at a local thrift shop.  The universe is reciprocal. Because that's when I spotted a rare sight, standing tall and sticking out, in the parking lot of a scrap metal company in town.  An antique windmill!  

Rusted metal blades spun round, waving.  Help!

   Was that old windmill waiting to be scrapped?  

I know the angels encourage to live clutter free.  I try to do my best, but there are temptations.  The state of one's house and yard represent the condition of his/her mind. So keep your home light and simple, they say.  Don't be weighed down with old stuff that you no longer need.   Pass it along.    

But as we passed by the metals yard, my heart knew this old treasure had crossed my path for a reason. Not to be scrapped!  Those spinning blades brought a rush of fresh childhood memories. This was a replica of my grandparents' working windmill that had towered their farmhouse in rural Virginia.

This weathered relic reminded me of  my sweet Grandma who faced many storms in life, but never lost her faith in God.

Turns out that one man's scrap is another man's treasure.   The timing was perfect. The business owner was loading old washers and dryers onto a scrap truck.  As we pulled to the curb, I shouted from the car window, "Is that for sale?"

He gave the old windmill one last look, then said.  "Ten dollars."

 "Sold!" I smiled, at the speed of the sale.  

The angels of synchronicity must have been at work. Everything came together quickly.  A friend delivered the windmill that afternoon.  The next morning, I noticed the view from my laundry room had changed!   Now I can see the wind blow, as the twelve blades spin round and round, a metaphor for life's seasons. And a good reminder that with the breath of the Holy Spirit, it can be a gentle breeze if we stand tall on a firm foundation, the in-dwelling Christ. 


Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sing A New Song: An Angel Message

In the photo above, Light comes into play as the evening sun pours out its radiance on Archangel Uriel. His presence brightens our living room. Sometimes it just takes a little window of willingness to let in the light.

 At first sight, I knew the angels were bringing a soft message: "Sing a new song.  Rejoice in the Truth and celebrate each moment of life with gratitude.  Live life with passion."

Sing a new song to the Lord!
Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!
          --Psalm 96

Enjoy your day with the Angels!

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Monkey Business: An Angel Message


I read a sweet letter from a ten-year-old student in Washington state that was printed in our hometown newspaper, The Beacon.  Lilly needed brochures on Florida for a school project. Her request brought to mind my own school days when I had made a topographical map of the state of Wisconsin. Flour, salt, water, and food coloring were part of the paste magic.  For old times sake, I wanted to give Lilly a hand and perhaps learn something along the way.

A trip to the local tourist center, and her material was ready to be mailed.  A funny thing happened on the way to the post office.  An angel message advised to go to Office Depot.  They send out packages and it would be faster. At the service counter there was no line, but the store computer would not print out my mailing label after I keyed in the information. 

The manager, a fun loving spirit, joked while working on the computer problem. "A guardian monkey oversees our service department." She smiled.  "He makes sure everything gets done correctly." 

I laughed.  "You mean guardian angel...?" 

"No... guardian monkey." She smiled. "Look up and you'll see!"


Sure enough, stuck on a metal pipe high up on the ceiling, I laughed at the toy monkey hanging out there above the din of the marketplace.  "Are you telling me your store is run by a monkey?" I joked. "Maybe he deserves a raise."

"He already had one," she said, pointing up.  Their store's general manager had juggled a few of these monkeys when the shipment arrived.  This one got away.  Magnets inside keep him stuck to that metal pipe.  He's been up there ever since."

Elliot and I left the store feeling light after sharing laughter, and a $10 coupon bonus plus free tracking on Lilly's package to Washington.

Later, I got to thinking about the symbolism of that monkey business.  What a reminder to keep my  "little ego monkey mind" magnetized to the pipe of Higher consciousness.

Enjoy your day with the Angels. Have fun, why not bring them along on your errands.

Joyful Blessings,


Rae Karen


Photo: Monkey on the ceiling pipe at Office Depot

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Psalm 62 - Follow the Angel Nudges


"My soul waiteth in silence for God only..."    
Psalm 62
 I've become more aware of just how interrelated we are to each other.   The evidence unfolds naturally as I go here and there, doing this or that, with an attitude of expectancy. 

For instance, one day, in search of an answer, I was silently mulling over a problem in my mind while in the car.   Riding through town, an angel nudge pointed out a man wearing a Psalm 62 tee shirt. I wasn't familiar with that Psalm, but made a mental note to look it up at home. 

Turns out, I didn't need to wait that long.  We stopped for lunch at a local restaurant. After placing our order, an angel thought nudged me to check out their bookcase of donated materials in the lobby. 

I couldn't believe my eyes.  There on the shelf was an old red book, Notes on the Psalms!
I returned to the table, beaming.  "The angels are talking to you!" my husband, Elliot said. 
I turned the pages to Psalm 62, a peacefulness came over me as I began to silently read these passages:
"My soul waiteth in silence for God only:
From him cometh my salvation.
He is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.
... Trust in him at all times... 
...Pour out your heart before him."

I closed the book, thankful for those healing words that fit every occasion.  It was just the message I needed. The Angels speak the language of synchronicity and guide us to just what we need each hour. 
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,
Rae Karen