Saturday, September 29, 2018

Happy Michaelmas Day! September 29, 2018


(Artwork by Nanette Crist Johnson)

September 29th is a powerful day in honor of Archangel Michael and the mighty Archangels. Arc Archangel Michael is considered the greatest of all angels in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions. He is known as Holder of the Keys of Heaven, Chief of the Archangels, and Angelic Prince of Israel. He is Commander-in-Chief of the Heavenly armies, and fights for justice.

Lord Michael is associated with the element of fire, which symbolizes the burning away of negativity. Michael is the warrior whose light is triumphant over darkness. Often he is depicted with a sword of blue Light that he uses to cut away whatever it may be that is holding us back from our life's purpose. He can help us face those aspects of ourselves that we have ignored or pretended didn't exist. He is the bringer of patience and happiness.

In the Edgar Cayce readings, a question was asked, "What is the relationship between Michael, the lord of the Way, and the Christ Way?"

The Source replied:
"Michael is the archangel that stands before the Throne of the Father. The Christ is the Son, the Way to the Father, and one that came into the earth as a man, the Son of man, that man might have the access to the Father; hence the Way. Michael is the lord or the guard of the change that comes in every soul that seeks the Way..."

When my spiritual journey began in my late thirties, Archangel Michael helped me face my shadow. Within a short time, my life completely changed direction in an amazing way.  I'm so grateful for the assistance of the angels.

We are so blessed to have Mighty Heavenly help as we awaken to our divinity. 

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Then There Were Two! An Angel Message

Nature was speaking loudly when I opened the back door one day this week.  The wild buttercup plant growing out of a small crack in the stucco wall had brought home a message.  Not one, but two buttery blossoms were in full bloom in the morning sunlight!  She is branching out with new leaves and doubling her beauty, against all odds.  In the past, only a single bloom would grace the backdoor  intermittently.  So to my wondering eyes, she seems to be joyfully heralding in the promise of the autumn solstice.  A wonderful message that we, too, can each bloom wherever we are planted, just stay positive and keep reaching for the light.  Angelic help is here.
Buttercup's first appearance this spring.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen


Monday, September 24, 2018

A Call for Love: An Angel Message


With the cooler temperatures, Elliot and I decided to get out and about a bit today. I suggested a drive to the local orchid farm. I had landscaped the side yard and wanted something special.   

Getting out of the car, we wandered across the grassy field to the donkey pen.  A beautiful female was standing in the shelter of an open shed.  Shy, she kept her distance, and then slowly made her way toward the fence.  I didn't try to take her picture. Although I didn't reach out to pet her, it felt as though we had a peaceful unspoken communion.  After saying good-bye, we were heading toward the nursery when a loud wailing donkey called out.  HEE-HAW he brayed from his pen on the other side of the property. 

Recognizing a call for love, we hurried to greet him, too.  Seeing this young head strong lad, I  hesitated to reach out and pet him through the fence.  I wanted to, but was afraid.  When I admitted it, he seemed to try to help.  He stuck his nose through the gate rungs in front of me.   


I still wasn't sure... 

But he tried even harder... 

I laughed as he raised his snout over the top railing to look me in the eye.  That did it!  How could I resist a face like this? 

Slowly I reached out and found myself stroking his soft face, thankful for the lesson he was teaching me, not to be afraid to love.




Funny thing happened later.  When Elliot and I  tried to enter the orchid nursery, the door was locked. They are closed on Mondays! But this little burrow's heart was wide open to love. It was just what was needed most.

Donkey has to do with will, I later learned.  Hmmm...

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Archangel Michael Governor of the Autumn Season

Archangel Michael from Wikimedia Commons
Welcome Archangel Michael, whose name means "Who Is Like God"

Today is the Autumn Solstice, and marks the beginning of a new season for growth.   A time for shedding the old to prepare for the new, while balancing the physical and the spiritual.  Your  dreams  will often reveal a lot about your values.  So you may want to pay closer attention.

Autumn also brings with it testing of the lower consciousness, regarding our judgment. When we pass these tests, there will be spiritual rewards.  We have access to spiritual guidance during this time (felt strongest through contact with nature).  This morning, while weeding the garden, I spotted a magnificent flock of young herons flying in formation high above me.   And, then later, on a drive, seven ibis were patiently sitting on the power cables overlooking the ravine.  Usually these birds are on the ground, pecking away for food.  Ibis has to do with communications and writing, and herons are about aggressive self-determination and self-reliance.

Archangel Michael offers his dynamic assistance to provide protection and balance.  With his mighty sword, he will cut away, and purify what is no longer serving you.

The Feast of Saint Michael is held during the autumn on September 29.  Archangel Michael is available for every seeker on the spiritual path.  He is the Archangel in charge of change, and brings the gift of patience.  Often known as the Dragon Slayer as well as the Prince of Light, he helps us to face our own personal dragons that we have pretended do not exist. The dragon is associated with our lower self, our fears.  Archangel Michael aids in transmuting shadows into the light of new beginnings.

With his help, this can be a beneficial  time to take courage and make new decisions that will lead to more freedom of expression for the highest good of all.  So remember to make the call for Archangel Michael's help in areas where you need more courage to face your fears.

Happy Autumn Solstice!  What messages is nature sending you today?

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Expressions of Light: An Angel Message


When you're not trying so hard to make things happen, in that relaxed field of consciousness, your attention is open.  An angel message can gently nudge, wake up and take notice.   That's what happened this morning.  My routine was interrupted as I gravitated toward my laptop first thing. Little did I know that the timing was in divine order.  After a web search, I happened to look up and turn around from the computer screen. To my delight, the early morning sunshine, filtering through the large picture window, had created a telling silhouette composite on the den wall behind me.  

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words, but this was a tender gift of heart.  I marveled at how the various objects on the windowsill had clearly come together to teach a lesson on the power of faith.  The large sheltering wings of the mighty eagle suspended from the den ceiling now had a column of "Light" that connected it to the silhouette of my hanging purple stained glass angel, a Christmas gift from my friend Joanna who passed on in July.  Joanna had two cats, and so the soapstone cat bookends ended up being part of that perfect expression.  And, the column of Light extended down to the earth plane, reminding me that we are all connected by eternal Love. 

Years ago, when I purchased that mighty eagle it was with Psalm 91 in mind.  I'd been experiencing vision problems at the time and wanted the reminder to continually abide in the Shadow of the Almighty.  Eagle Eye.  Until today, I'd never seen the eagle's wings shadowed on the wall in the daylight. In the middle of the night, while reading by lamp, the shadowing wings had appeared on the ceiling, bringing comfort.

Synchronicity was in the work today.  The daily God Calling reading for September 18, had set the stage for the light filled illustrations to come. 

God Calling, September 18:

Dwell There

He that dwelleth in the secret Place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  
                           Psalm 91
 
HIDDEN in a sure place, known only to God and you.  So secret that no power on earth can even find it.

But, My beloved children, you must dwell therein.  No fitful visit, a real abiding.  Make it your home.  Your dwelling place. 

Over that home shall My Shadow rest, to make it doubly safe, doubly secret.  Like brooding mother-bird wings that Shadow rests.  How safe, how sure, you must feel there.

When fears assail you, and cares trouble you, when it is because you have ventured out of that protecting Shadow.  Then the one, the only thing to do is to creep back into shelter again.  So rest."


I am so thankful for the angel messages that come to light to be shared. 

After I finished writing the blog, I turned around again.  The scene had changed.  The wall was blank. The sun had shifted.  But I got it.  To keep on abiding in the protecting Shadow and give thanks for He has given His angels charge over you. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen
 
(God Calling, A.J. Russell) 


Monday, September 17, 2018

Rainbow Swirls: An Angel Message


While sitting on the sofa relaxing after lunch today, my thoughts began to drift toward unresolved issues.  That's when I happened to look across the room.  To my surprise, the crystal orb  in the dining room window had splashed little rainbow swirls onto the curtains.

I recognized the visual gift as proof to keep on seeing each person as a refraction of pure light, creating little rainbows of God's promise.



Enjoy your day with the Angels.  By the way, the cute little tree frogs were at the window the past two nights.  They don't stay long, but their gentle appearance helps me to remember to fully rely on God.  All is well.

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Thursday, September 13, 2018

You Are Unlimited: An Angel Message

Early this morning as I went to turn on the dining room light, there was a loud clatter.  This little cloisonne turtle had come crashing down from the wrought iron shelf.  It's metal tail nipped my ankle, waking me up with an ouch.  Years ago, I had tucked a teabag message inside the turtle's pop up shell. 

You are unlimited.
Teabag tag from years ago
Startled, I picked the tag up off the dining room floor.

 "You are unlimited,"  I smiled, reading the comforting words on the long forgotten tea stained tag.  The turtle was no worse from the fall.  All of the tiny rhinestones were still glittering on the rim of his heavy thick shell.

The clatter of the fallen turtle, and the fluttering hidden message did seem to be deliberate.  I love how angel thoughts get through to us in surprising ways just when needed the most. 

"You are unlimited." 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A Faithful Messenger at the Backdoor: An Angel Message

Morning Bloom on 9/10/18
Sometimes you can search high and low for something, not find it, and give up, only to discover that one day it has mysteriously appeared on your doorstep.  That's what happened with buttercups. One year, I'd planted some in the front yard and they excelled, becoming large and bushy.  The next year, I wanted to grow more, but the garden centers didn't carry them.  I let it go.

Then this spring, a magnificent wild buttercup plant, seeded by the wind, showed up in a crack in the stucco wall at our backdoor stoop!   Over the summer, our determined buttercup has doubled in height. Not that it blooms everyday, but after a good rain usually one hearty blossom greets me with a good morning smile at the door.  It's hard to begin your day with anything less than optimistic when you catch a glimpse of such buttery exuberance. Yellow is the color of faith. 

And I love its hopeful message.  No matter how difficult our environment may be, we, too, can bloom exactly where we're planted.  Everything we need is within.  Just keep stretching and growing toward the light.  Do your best day by day.  One bloom at a time.
September 9, Height of Wild Buttercup
July Height of Wild Buttercup

Enjoy your day with the  Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Monday, September 10, 2018

Waiting at the Mailbox: An Angel Message

Lizard hiding in mailbox on 9/9/18

This mailbox located in a parking lot not far from home is a favorite because of the early morning  pickup. Sunday afternoon, when we pulled up to mail some postcards, a visitor was waiting. A little tan lizard was on the ledge of the incoming mail chute.  I wasn't sure what it meant.  I didn't want to plunk my postcards in the box and risk that he may take a fearful leap and spend the night inside the blue tank.  When I tried to take his photo, he hid. Camera shy, he crawled inside to the right with only his tail sticking up in sight.   (If you look closely, you may see it above the letter T in COLLECTION.  With that swift move, I had space to carefully mail each card.  I realized too he would be able to climb out the same way he got in.  The chute is always open.

I was thankful for another special angel message delivered by nature.  Kind of amusing that it came in a most official way, the U.S. mail box.  At home, I looked up the symbolism:  Lizard indicates a need to pay attention to dreams and psychic impressions.  Do not be afraid to detach from problems. Do what you must.

Have a joyful day with the Angels.  Watch for signs and symbols along the way.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen



(Animal-Speak Pocket Guide,
Ted Andrews)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Tree Frog Draws High Again: An Angel Message

It must seem as though cute little tree frogs constantly hang out at our house.  But if the truth be known, they seldom appear, and when they do, it's always on purpose -- a message to fully rely on God. My heart softens and becomes soppy like a wet washcloth that needs to be wrung out.

Recently, I read about pets drawing nearer when we begin meditation.  I remember our feisty cat, Angel, would settle down in my lap whenever I began to meditate.  Maybe you've had the same experience.

 Last night, while reading a metaphysical book on the sofa, I heard more activity at the window.  Curious, I took a look, with frogs in mind.  This bright-eyed visitor was peeking in the living room, enjoying the light.  Everything has a vibrational frequency...  I wondered if that's why he took a leap to the outer window ledge.  In looking back, other tree frog visits had happened while reading something spiritual or completing a meditation. 

"All things work together for good except in the ego's judgment", is the weekly Miracles verse.  And, that's a perfect fit for F.R.O.G.  (Fully Rely On God).

Enjoy your day with the Angels. 

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen


Saturday, September 8, 2018

An A-Okay from a Tree Frog: An Angel Message


On Thursday evening, Elliot and I had just finished meditating when there was a strange WHOOMP sound at the living room window.  A tree frog had landed on the high outer windowsill!  The angels of laughter must have been having some fun.  As I got up to investigate, the little fellow appeared to be giving the A-Okay sign!  Laughing, I was thankful for the message not to worry, keep Fully Relying On God.  (acronym for FROG)

So whatever issues are showing up in your life, take a message from frog that all is "A-Okay" and keep your thoughts in the light.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Friday, September 7, 2018

Sunlit Web: An Angel Message

To my surprise this morning, when the sunlight hit just the right angle, a beautiful spider web appeared like a sparkling CD.  The creation was so high up that I'd completely missed it earlier as I walked along the garden path.  It wasn't until later, while sitting on the patio, I caught sight of the orb glistening in the sunlight, suspended from a tall camphor tree.

The industrious web of light was too far up for a good picture, but the lovely full circle serves as a timely reminder. We're each intertwined by one single thread of creativity woven in time and space.  What effects one, effects all.  Our individual thoughts and actions have consequences for the whole.  So why not create loving-kindness and peace.  Take the upper way.

Enjoy your day with the angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Getting Closer to Nature: An Angel Message

Tuesday evening, Elliot and I took a drive to the local lake to enjoy the cool air in nature.  With our foldout chairs parked between two cypress trees, we sat at the water's edge, ready for the show. The fountain was flowing, making concentric circles in the lake. A turtle popped up out of the water, paddling by in the rippled pond.  Before long, he joined up with another turtle for a swim.

Ducklings at Earl Brown Lake 9/4/18
To our delight, a mama duck showed up on the grass.  Her cute little ducklings waddled along behind her in single file. A little yellow fuzzy baby had lagged behind.  Now, his frantic chirp was like a shrill whistle as he ran to catch up. Soon, the adorable family had set sail, in tandem, paddling to the far side of the lake.  It was amusing to watch.  Mama led her crew by a chain link fence out in the water.  The little ducklings had no problem with this man-made barrier.  They simply swam through the wide chain links.  And, big mama swam around it to join them.

In the midst of all the fun-filled activity, a loud flapping of wings startled me.  A rather large bird had landed in the cypress tree above us.  I thought it was an odd duck out of water.  Curious, I got up to take a look.

 A cormorant had perched on one of the branches, wings spread open,  drying off  after a swim in the lake.  Knowing cormorants are experts at deep diving, I found his behavior strange.  It's not unusual to find these waterfowl drying out on the shore or a fence or a barricade.

Although, one up a tree was a new move.  I quietly tried to take a pic, but he was shrouded in the leafy branches. And, I wasn't guided to come around the tree to get a closeup of him preening.

The cormorant's deliberate actions seemed like an angel message. At home, I learned: "Dive deeper for answers and solutions.  Trust in your methods.  You will accomplish things now in unique ways what others cannot." (Animal Speak Pocket Guide)

Hmmm...Not sure how this applies, but I do know time spent in nature soothes the nerves and clears any congestion in our energy fields.  Nature is a tranquil healer. It's good to break away from media and just be still.

Oh, and I just learned that duck represents emotions soothed.  "Stay in a comfortable environment.  Difficulties will be handled easily."  How perfect...

That's how the duck family illustrated that joyful lesson.

Enjoy your day with the angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen





Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sea Turtle Messenger: An Angel Message

With my latest correspondence hobby, as a member of postcrossing.com, anything with the word postcard catches my eye.  Today after stopping by the post office for postcard stamps, I ran into the discount store next door to buy stickers to decorate the cards.  

While shopping, I learned that postcards can be delivered in unofficial ways!  This shiny canvass of a golden blue sea turtle paddling underwater was mine when I noticed the postcard marking.  One of a kind, and a real bargain at $3.50, in gratitude, I brought the seafaring messenger home.

Curious,  I learned from Animal-Speak Pocket Guide, that when sea turtle comes into your life:  "Persevere and great success will come.  Senses are heightened so trust in your pursuits.  The worst is over; continue forward."

A wonderful angel message for you, too, if you happen to be reading this now.

Enjoy your day with the angels.  Expect to receive messages to give you love, peace, comfort, and joyful direction.  

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen






Monday, September 3, 2018

Floral Halo: An Angel Message







My reticular activating system (RAS) must be working overtime because yet another giraffe appeared unexpectedly on my path on Sunday.  An angel reminder to be fed on high, she's posted above the Psalm 91 artwork in the kitchen. A giraffe's legs are so tall their necks can't reach the ground.  As shared in previous blogs, giraffe brings a sign of farsightedness.
Change is a coming... so why not welcome it with open arms, expecting the best, crowned in a halo of pretty flowers.

Enjoy your day with the angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Behind the Curtain: An Angel Message

When you wake up in the morning and expect the happy things of God to come to you today, that joyful attitude will bring fresh insight.

To follow the recent trail of giraffe  synchronicity, on Friday, we stopped by the Habitat for Humanity.  While browsing through the store, an angel nudge prompted,  Look for a giraffe for your office.  A reminder to stay open to change.  I found many interesting bargains, but it wasn't until I'd given up on a giraffe that one crossed my path.  A child's wooden toy stuck its long painted neck out of a box of mementos on a bookcase. With a grateful smile, I grabbed the colorful giraffe on the way to the cashier.

 At home, I placed the wide-eye symbol on the windowsill in plain sight by my desk.


On Saturday morning, what a surprise.  When I went to the den, the white love-seat was highlighted with a silhouette of the giraffe and an angel. I laughed at how perfect the placement had been with no particular thought from me. 

Silhouette on Loveseat
For fun, today, I deliberately took a photo of the sun spotlighting that closed yellow curtain, directly across from the loveseat.

Closed Curtain Putting on A Show in the Sunlight
What a show.  The angel and the giraffe standing side by side in the light. I welcomed the message:   The veil is getting thinner... The Light has come.

Enjoy your day with the angels.  Expect good things.  God loves you.

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Raccoon Crossing: An Angel Message


Yesterday an angel messenger crossed our path on the way home from Habitat for Humanity.  Driving down West New York Avenue, an unusual animal happened to be making a dash across the normally busy road. From a distance, it looked like an armadillo.  But, coming closer, a masked face and striped tail confirmed it was a raccoon.  Since these fascinating creatures are nocturnal,  it seemed to be a deliberate messenger in broad daylight, as it scurried down a path into the woods. 
My random daily angel card was Transformation, so I shouldn't have been surprised to learn that the raccoon holds knowledge of transformation through masks and other disguises.  Some questions to ask:  "Do you need to present a different face to people for greater success?  Are you hiding your true self?  Are others hiding their true self?"

In Animal-Speak, when a raccoon appears, you may see its influence for an extended period of time.  If you're trying to make changes or endeavoring to hide changes you're making from others until you are in a better position, plan on a 20-week cycle.

My random angel card for today was Transformation, two days in a row.

Enjoy your day with the angels.  The angels are encouraging each of us to be our true self and let our light shine.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



postcard photo