Friday, July 12, 2019

Angel Signs

Often angels speak to us on the road when our attention is drawn to a particular vehicle.  On a drive to New Smyrna Beach on Wednesday, the bold lettering on this blue service truck caught my eye.  "If there's any delay, it's you

 Immediately a sense of guilt made me shrink.  The truck was two cars ahead of us, but I wanted to get close enough for a photo.  Gaining distance, farther down 44W, what a surprise to learn that I had missed the last part of the angel message.  
If there's any delay, it's you
 we pay!

What a relief!  I smiled.  All we need do is make the call, then let the angels do their work unless otherwise directed.

I was thankful for another opportunity to  acknowledge the truck driver's guardian angel, and all those guardian angels traveling the road with us.  It was a peaceful, smooth trip on a beautiful sunny day. Thank you, Angels.

Enjoy your day with your Guardian Angel.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Draw Back the Curtain: An Angel Message

Yesterday an afternoon cloud burst opened up the sky with a sudden downpour.  The curtains on the porch were closed to keep out the hot sun when I thought I heard the onset of a gush of heavy rain drops.  Every day this summer has brought relief.  I'm so thankful that the grass, trees and flowers are at their best without any help from me and my hose.

Later when the sun was breaking through the blue sky again, I opened the white porch curtains to take a look.  What timing!  As I looked up, what should be looking down at me?  Perched on a high wire by the house, a young red tailed hawk met my surprised gaze.  His feathers were soaked from the rain, so much so, at first glance I thought he was a fuzzy headed owl.  But a closer look, with my phone camera, revealed one of my favorite nature messengers.  A juvenile red hawk.  "Hawk medicine teaches you to be observant ...Life is sending you signals."*

Early this morning, 7/11. more synchronicity was at play.  I opened the daily inspiration  for July 11 (7/11) from God Calling by Two Listeners  (edited by A.J. Russell.) 

What a surprise that the subject title for today is Guardian Angels! 

"You are Mine.  Once I have set on you My stamp and seal of ownership all my Hosts throng to serve and protect you.

Remember that you are daughters of a King.

Try to picture a bodyguard of My servitors in the Unseen waiting, longing, efficient, to do all that is necessary for your well-being.

Feel this as you go through the day.  Feel this and all is well." 

The timing brought a smile, that again, more is happening than I can presently understand. I am grateful for the confirmation of silently acknowledging the guardian angel of all those who cross my path.  Not that I always remember, but the more I do it, the easier it becomes.

Enjoy your day with your Guardian Angel!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(*Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson, copyright 1988,  Bear and Co, Inc. Santa Fe, NM 87504)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A Surprise in the Mail: An Angel Message

Yesterday's mail brought a smile when I opened an envelope to find a gold guardian angel coin. From time to time, I randomly receive these angel tokens from a charity service.  The synchronicity was angelic as I had just given mine away on Sunday.

Our giving is our receiving. 

We can't make these things happen, no matter how hard we may try, but when they naturally occur, what joyful understanding comes with the gift.  A sign to keep on acknowledging the guardian angels wherever I go.  I'm so grateful for their loving, tireless, service to help us expand  and grow to fit the divine pattern for our life's purpose.

Enjoy your day with the Angels!  It's fun to expect the joyful things of God to come to you today.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Practicing the Presence of Guardian Angels

Last Sunday afternoon,  I was guided to give a guardian angel coin to our favorite server at a local restaurant.  With her in mind, before leaving the house, I had grabbed it at the last minute. The previous week, she had been under stress from working double shifts.  Opening the restaurant at 11:00 a.m., and then closing it, not getting home to her toddler and husband until after midnight.  At that time, I'd told her that she had a guardian angel, and she gave me a thankful smile.

Fast forward to this Sunday, when at the end of our lunch, I got the guardian angel coin out of my purse and handed it to her.  Her face lit up and she said, I didn't tell you last week, but when you told me I had a guardian angel, my sister had just died.  What you said, changed everything and I felt lighter knowing my sister is now an angel on the other side. 

I do believe our departed loved ones can act as angelic ambassadors for us in the heavenly realm, but it's comforting to know we also have our own guardian angel.

I was so thankful for the guardian angel timing as I had no idea what was going on in her life, but the angels helped me to be a heartfelt messenger.

The more I remember to practice "seeing" the guardian angels of those I meet, the more amazed I have become by the acknowledgement that something special is going on behind the scenes.  A touch of heaven is coming down to earth.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Lake Restoration with Heavenly Help

This morning Elliot and I took an impromptu ride to a local farmer's market in nearby Lake Helen.  Afterwards, we stopped by our favorite spot, the lake in that town. We'd read some good news about it recently in the local paper.   Over the years, this is the place we would come and bring our chairs, eat lunch, read, and just enjoy the tranquility of the lake.   The herons, ibis, ducks, osprey, turkeys, fish, and occasional turtles added to the flavor of our outing.

Then in 2016 that all changed when invasive hydrilla clogged the waters, sapping the oxygen from the lake, killing fish, and making the lake unsafe for boating and swimming.

How sad that what once had been a serene spot in nature was now being choked off by fast-growing hydrilla. At that time, prayers were sent up to ask the angels for help in restoring the lake for all to enjoy.

Working with the angels brings results.  In the news last week, we read how a community action team got together and made things happen.  Money was funded to dredge the lake and volunteers worked weekend after weekend to manually cut out the invasive plants that were hauled off by a local paid trucker.   As we witnessed this morning, all their hard work had paid off.
Lake Helen 7/6/19

Today it did my heart good to see the clear lake's moving waters reflect blue sky and white clouds like a mirror.   Happy families of ducks and sandhill cranes were hanging out with the peeps who were fishing in the beautiful lake.
Lake Helen, 7/6/19

We thanked all of the angels for helping to restore the lake and the team of caring people to answer the prayer.  Like I mentioned in yesterday's blog, I've been trying to silently acknowledge every one's guardian angel.  It takes practice to remember.

It was amusing on the way home, Elliot and I stopped for an Italian lunch.  Walking into Angelina's, the oldies song Earth Angel happened to be playing on the restaurant's sound system.  How perfect is that, we thought, again thanking the Earth Angels for their tireless dedication and service.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, July 5, 2019

Our Guardian Angels Ever Present

In the 1990's, the awareness of angels skyrocketed as people began talking about these heavenly companions and sharing personal experiences of being touched by an angel.  The popularity of angels soared from angel documentaries, TV shows, books, magazines, art, music, jewelry and angel artifacts.   The cover of Time Magazine featured "The New Age of Angels.  69 percent of Americans believe they exist. What in heaven is going on?"

That was when my life began to change, and I became aware of the presence of angels in everyday life.  Angels are real, and now more than ever we are in need of their help.  My hope is to have a revival of God's Angels that will light up this world like never before. 

 It can only happen with our willingness to call upon them to assist us.  We don't have to stand helplessly by and do nothing in the face of these overwhelming changes we all face.  With prayer and the assistance of angels, we can succeed, but it comes with a price.  We must stay vigilant as we go about our day.  Driving along, we can send blessings to the guardian angels of those on the road with us.  In the midst of errands, we can choose to silently acknowledge the guardian angel of the cashier at the grocery store and also the guardian angels of those in line.  When we walk into a building, we can acknowledge the guardian angels of the business or store, and thank them for their service.  We can each become a floodgate for the angels to take charge and change the atmosphere of entire cities just by recognizing the guardian angel for each person in that city.  Silently thank them for their tireless work to assist humanity.  Pick an issue of concern, any issue, and ask the angels to come bring their light, love, peace and harmony into that problem.  Ask and watch, see what happens just by our willingness.

Another thing we can do is when we meet someone, silently greet his or her guardian angel.  With this faithful practice, soon we will be experiencing a touch of heaven wherever we go just by bringing the awareness of angels along with us.

And, most of all, remember to speak to your own guardian angel.  To give thanks for all the help you receive and for their commitment to watch over you.

I'm excited to know that there is this powerhouse of infinite love and peace that is just waiting for us to activate our gift of free will and to lean on the side of heavenly grace.  To choose love over fear, to look for the good and not be deceived by appearances.  Tough job, but we are here to do it.  We can with the help of our dear guardian angels and the heavenly host. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Angels in the Snow

The child within us is simple and
daring enough to live the Secret.
~ Lao-tzu

With the intense summer heat baking most of the globe, and tempers flaring, what better way to chill than to think of making angels in the snow.  Close your eyes and remember what it was like to be a child.  Then do something refreshing to cool off. 

Peace is a choice.

Have a great day with the angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Window in the Sky: An Angel Message

An old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and can be the medium of angel messages  at times.  It may seem like nothing extraordinary is happening until my focus shifts ever so slightly, and I get a joyful glimpse through an expansive lens of the big picture.

That's what happened at  Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine last week.  A thunderstorm was brewing when Elliot and I arrived, so we decided to wait it out in the parking lot rather than drive back to the hotel.  After a torrential downpour, and some heavenly rumblings, the sky cleared and we were able to go inside the Mission museum.

A seat was waiting at the far end with a spectacular view.   While taking a photo with my cellphone, I was surprised to see the reflection of the cross on the cloudy museum windowpane.  It made an unforgettable picture.   A giant window appeared in the sky with a view of the giant cross.

With all of the adversity happening now, I don't know anyone who isn't carrying a cross of some kind.  It could be a failing relationship, a health issue, or a financial set back.  Whatever it may be, it is comforting to know there is more happening in the unseen realm than we realize.

 It did seem to me as though God's angels were revealing a gigantic hidden window on the world, a window of faith, where blessings will pour forth. 

Angels are with us to help and to guide, to protect and to comfort. Our trials are gifts to help us grow and come up higher in consciousness, to be all that we can be. I was so thankful for the message that came through the storm.  A message of trust and faith and gratitude for each passing moment, and to expect good for God is ever present. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, June 24, 2019

Ding! World Service Bell: An Angel Message

While I was sitting on the sofa, getting ready to meditate, Hei-Hei hit the silver world service bell with his paw!  A first for him. A metallic DING rung out in the early morning air.  Like Clarence, the second-class angel told George Bailey, in the classic movie, It's A Wonderful Life: "Every time a bell rings, an angel is getting his wings." 

Elliot and I had a good laugh.  You gotta love that Hei-Hei!  Often he has delivered angel messages in playful ways.

World Service Bell

I was thankful for the reminder.  We can each serve the world by ringing for angelic assistance. With the many faceted heartbreaking disasters, the world is in need of divine intervention. Our prayers are the leavening to raise human consciousness and bring more Christ light. 

 It's comforting to know that I can be helpful by quieting my mind, and serving up  a prayer for peace.  Heavenly help is ever present, so why not make the time to ask to be a blessing. 

Thank you, Angels for all that you do to help us awaken to our divinity.  Thanks Hei Hei for the reminder to ring the world peace bell and watch what happens. It doesn't have to be a physical bell, just a little willingness to be of world service by taking time to pray throughout the day. 


Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A Rainbow!

The past two weeks have brought daily thunder showers, soaking the garden.  The lawn has turned bright green and is growing tall in need of a good mowing.

 Last night's downpour brought an early evening surprise.

 A rainbow over the house!  The sky was drizzling as I stepped outside to get this quick photo.  It's been a long time since I've seen a rainbow. The sun shining through the clouds brings a promise of hope.   A most welcomed sign of peace and prosperity. 

Enjoy your day with the angels.  And, watch for signs and wonders.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Passing Our Tests with Patience and Peace: An Angel Message

Many years ago, I learned an important lesson about keeping a good attitude when challenges present themselves.  It's not the challenge itself, but our reaction to it that counts. 

One morning, long before dawn, an annoying little mosquito buzzed by my ear, waking me up.  Not wanting to disturb my peaceful state of mind, I tried to think of the sound as a merry tune of love.  If God is All in all, then even a tiny mosquito must share in this loving substance of Life. 

With that loving thought, I nodded off again, enjoying a little more sleep...until my troublesome troubadour did another "fly by." 

This time, my patience was thin, and I aggressively swatted the air and hid under the comforter to avoid the early morning pestilence. 

As I laid there, with my head under the covers, I got to thinking about the power of that tiny insect. Compared to my size, that little bug was way out of his league.  Yet, I let this little "thing" disturb my peace.  That pest was a lot like my ego, circling my head with menacing thoughts, trying to challenge my identity as a Child of God, a spiritual being, made perfect in His image and likeness.

I got out of bed with more conviction to watch my thoughts.   To stand guard at the door of my mind and arrest any disturbing ideas that may try to enter.  I wanted to see peace, first.

It wasn't long before I was put to the test. 

With renewed conviction, I began the morning meditation.  Before long, my neighbor's stereo rattled our windows playing  "Riders in the Storm."  I found the timing and lyrics amusing.  Halfway smiling, I decided to go with the blaring decibels and not lose my peace in the Storm. To go within and be present with God.  External conditions had no power over my inner peace unless I let them.

Peacefully, I finished the meditation.

All went well until later that morning another test appeared.

While working in my little den, Angel, our tuxedo cat jumped up on my laptop. Her furry body blocked my view as I tried to blog.  She refused to move so I patiently put her down on the floor. 

In a defiant leap she flew to the file cabinet and jumped up knocking my Kindle reader to the floor.  It hit so hard, I was afraid it was broken. That's when I lost it.   Angel took flight in a streak of black-and-white fur, along with my peace.

I picked up the Kindle, afraid to open the book cover.

When I lifted the purple lid, the screen instantly lit up with an amazing ad. 
Goosebumps rippled as I stared at the featured book ad: ANGEL WINGS!

I could almost feel the laughter of angels at my look of surprise.  I mean, what were the chances?

 I couldn't believe the timing!

 I looked twice, bursting with laughter.  Angel Wings! 

Not only was the Kindle reader in great condition, but it had been a tool for Angel cat to deliver a timely message in a playful way. The synchronicity taught me to see more clearly how all seeming adversity has a touch of divine order whether I may like it or not. In other words, all things work together for lighten up! 

Later that morning, my logical mind wanted to check the Kindle again to see if the angel ad was still there. Angel Wings no longer lit up the main screen, but the angels had made a lasting impression on the divine timing and order of all events.  Everything is in divine order.

The book title,Angel Wings was the message for me.  Not the book, just the title.

I love the creative medium of angel communications.  An unexpected word  from a friend, a synchronous license plate, a jingle on the car radio, or even a testy moment with a feisty feline named Angel that illustrates how patience and peace are the keys to getting my angel wings.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, June 16, 2019

A Surprise Pod: An Angel Message

Happy Father's Day!  This morning a third pod from our star orchid bloomed. (The neglected straggly plant that had been left outdoors after its last bloom last year.)   When I set it on the mantle, I noticed it had a third small pod, sealed tight, I didn't think it had a chance to bloom like the other two.

But I was wrong.

A few days ago, I was guided to add a loving spoonful of water to the potted plant. That TLC may have boosted its flower power.  Just another reminder for me not to judge based on appearances--lots of wonderful things are in the works, yet to appear in the physical.   So relax and let things be as they are.

Enjoy your day with the Angels and try to remember that a spoonful of love goes a long way.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, June 14, 2019

What Are You Putting Out There? An Angel Message

Many years ago,  a lesson on sound waves wafted in when our next door neighbor installed a mega CB antenna.  Like a giant space needle, it stuck up above his roof hanging out with the towering hardwood trees. Elliot and I joked that Jim could hear music all the way from China! 

Something amusing happened during his first transmission.  In the early morning, our little blue boom box picked up Jim's conversation with a distant CB pal.  Awakened by a bedroom full of static  and our neighbor's booming voice, we tried to figure out how his broadcast could be coming through. 

Later, when he was told about his privacy issue, Jim tried to ground the antenna even more.  But the next morning, before he went to work, his frequency was still coming through loud and clear in crackling conversation on politics.  

Although Jim has since moved on, his long-term vacant house recently had an extreme makeover, awaiting new residents.  But that tall towering CB antenna remains.  A reminder for me to watch what I'm putting out there.   

Amazing how invisible sound waves are constantly moving in the upper atmosphere, broadcasting our conversations.  So our loving angels are in constant communication,  broadcasting peace, love, harmony, and joy. 

 When our desire is to tune in to their high frequency band, inspirational thoughts can come to mind and be put into play.  With our consciousness attuned with the angels, we, too, can pick up and receive heavenly inspiration.  Creative thoughts can come to mind and be put into play.  Ways to lead happier, fuller lives while joyfully serving others. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Flower of Life Symbol: An Angel Message

Some of you may be familiar with the Flower of Life. I first heard of it in the mid 90's while attending the Conclave of Archangel Michael in Banff, Canada.  I recognized the flower as one I doodled as a child.  Little did I know that it was one of the oldest symbols known to man.  The Flower of Life was inscribed on Pyramid walls by the Egyptians over 6,000 years ago.  The simple visual symbol can be found in temples, art, manuscripts and cultures from all over the world.

As you can see, the pattern of  overlapping circles forms the Flower of Life, that so beautifully illustrates the inter-relatedness of all that Life weaves together in an infinite six-petaled flower pattern.  It you look at another way, you can see its comprised of repetitious ribbon like straight lines that move in multiple directions.

Leonardo da Vinci studied its form and mathematical properties.   Throughout history, artists, architects and philosophers have known the Flower of Life symbol for its perfect form, proportion, and harmony.

Several weeks ago,  DaVinci's Flower of Life Challenge turned up at a neighborhood yard sale.  I would have missed it, but my son pointed out the board game on a table just as we were about to leave empty-handed.  A bit of synchronicity was at play as he had been reading a book on Leonardo daVinci.

The Flower of Life is a  simple visual reminder that everything is connected to everything else.  Every person is connected to every other person.  Some connections are more obvious than others, but everything relates to everything else.  So what we do to another, we do to ourselves, on some level, as we are all part of the whole.

This morning while out for a walk, I spotted Dan Brown's DaVinci Code in the little library book box window as I passed by.  More synchronicity, the language of the angels, abounds in our little neighborhood.

Enjoy your day with the angels.  Everything we do and think sets energy in motion and shapes what will unfold somewhere within our life. My goal is to be more loving and kind.  By the way, years ago my husband was shown, if he squinted, he could see a tiny six-pointed star formed in the center of each Flower of Life.  I loved the reminder that we are all Light.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, June 7, 2019

Then...there were Two! An Angel Message

More confirmation in the art of just letting things be happened this week.  The second wild orchid pod pushed its way open, without any help from me, not even a drop of water.  This beautiful exotic plant had been forgotten in the garden after it shed its final bloom last year. I took it to the garden and tucked it underneath the shelter of a palm plant.  And, as I shared in a recent blog, I caught a glimpse of purplish pink as I sat on the garden bench enjoying the morning sun.  What joy to see that it had bloomed on its own, a gift from nature, just when I needed the message to let go.

So, if you're feeling like you have to do something to make something happen, sometimes the best thing we can do is just let nature take its course, unless otherwise directed.  It's all part of a divine plan that is on schedule, teaching us patience as well as some other needed virtues, like humility, unconditional love, and forgiveness.  Sometimes our desire to push things along, to do it my way, to force an issue, can thwart the growth and hold up the natural flow.

I'm so thankful for these sweet nature messages from the angels.  Trust is at the very heart of each problem, and the answer is always Love.  The angels remind me to relax, and know that God is in control and all is well in spite of appearances.

Enjoy your day with the angels.

Love and joyful blessings!

Rae Karen

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Angels Give a Helping Hand: An Angel Message

During last night's meditation, our silence was interrupted by a loud crash in the kitchen.  Hei-Hei was up to something.  He was up on top of the kitchen cabinets. Everything on high seemed to be untouched...the teapots, cookie jar, and antique bottles.    Then I saw my favorite little angel statue had fallen off the windowsill and was laying on the kitchen counter.

To my dismay, her tiny outstretched hand had broken off, and was laying in the sink.  At least it was a clean break, but I wondered what the message may be.  An angel losing her right hand didn't seem like a positive sign. 
 And this was a special angel to celebrate the 1,000th Angel for You blog. Nine years of blogging about the power and presence of the angels.  I turned her over to read the label.  The sweet angel holding the little blue bird, went well with the statue's title: "Sing The Prayer in Your Heart."  

As I sadly picked up the tiny angel hand in the sink, my son spotted a little treefrog, clinging to the kitchen windowpane, near where the angel had stood. I smiled.  So playful Hei-Hei must have knocked the angel from the sill while trying to reach the frog.

Elliot was going to glue the angel's hand back on, but it was getting late so I suggested waiting until tomorrow.  

This morning while on the porch, an angel thought wafted in about the message. The angel was symbolic of giving me "a hand".  This blue bird angel had been posted on the windowsill by an old photo of my son and me taken many years ago.  The angel is going to help us.  I smiled as the treefrog's appearance was another reminder to Fully Rely On God.  

I'm so grateful for these powerfully uplifting visual messages.  A wonderful reminder that our angels are always ready to give us a helping hand. All we have to do is remember to ask and be grateful for their loving service.  

Enjoy your day with the angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Special Delivery: An Angel Message

Our little Hei-Hei sleeps quietly on the front porch throughout the night, but long before 6 a.m., he starts his day by rattling the screen on our bedroom window.  Sleepily, I silently ask the angels for harmony--for him to settle down a little longer until I can wake up more fully before planting my feet on the floor.   This buys me about fifteen minutes as long as I remain quiet and don't speak to him, but send love. 

To my surprise when I opened the front door early this morning to greet him, he had a message for me.  A  little piece of white paper was on the welcome mat where he patiently waited for me to let him in for breakfast.  I smiled, picking it up. 

That tabby cat had taken one of the old fortune cookie sayings off the table and been chewing on it. Curious, I wondered which one, recognizing a special angel delivery. Although the words on the fringes were missing, I could decipher the wisdom.

               "We make a living by what we get,
                but we make a life by what we give."

Oh how I love that feisty furry feline, reminding me of the importance of giving.  Angels deliver messages in very interesting and fun-filled ways, but the most important thing is for the message to get through.  That's why I'm learning how important it is to pay attention to details.  God is in the details. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings!

Rae Karen

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Howdy Bird: An Angel Message

Earlier this week, Elliot and I had a rare treat at lunch in Saint Augustine.  This curious baby bird landed on the outer window ledge by my side of the table.   Wide eyed, he stared up at me, cocking his little head and opening his mouth wide. His sudden appearance brought a rush of joyful goosebumps as I told him I would save some bread for him.  When I took the picture, he flew down  to the ground by the bushes.  He was so endearing that I wanted more, so I peeked over the ledge and called to him.  To my surprise, his little wings fluttered back up on the outer window sill where we could clearly commune eye to eye.

His timing was uncanny as we were talking about going back to Virginia for a visit.  A confirmation of sorts.  The Red Lobster restaurant had been one of Mom's favorite places, not that she had ever dined at this one.   It did seem as though that little birdie was a sign that Mom is still with us, an angel on the other side. I know Love is eternal, it never dies.

 Later I read in Animal-Speak, that the dove is a symbol of traditional feminine and mother symbols. "It is a ground feeder, reflecting the need of keeping contact with Mother Earth and the creative possibilities of the feminine energies on earth."  Dove also represents peace, maternity, and prophecy.

This heaven-sent messenger was especially comforting as a dear friend of ours was preparing to graduate from earth school, a spiritual birth. 

Leaving the restaurant with my biscuit in a paper napkin, I looked for the little birdie, but he had  flown away.  Crumbling the bread, I left it under the bush, in case he returned for a snack.

Something amusing happened when the cropped photo had been uploaded on my computer.  I let out a little laugh.  The truncated CHOWDER lettering on the window now backwards spelled HOWD!  HOWDee.  The Howdy Bird!  I love these playful angel messages that wing their way into our lives  just when they are needed the most.

Enjoy your day with the angels and look for the happy things to fill your day.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Let It Be: An Angel Message

5/25/19 Orchid Surprise
After watering the garden this morning, I took a rest on the butterfly bench at the far end of the backyard.  Sitting in the sunlight, my eye caught a glimpse of a purplish pink bloom near the base of a nearby palm.  To my delightful surprise, a long forgotten orchid was in bloom. 

At first, its lovely appearance seemed to good to be true. But then I recalled how that dormant hardy plant had bloomed before.  
Orchid Blossom Blog 2/12/18
See how it stretched out from the top of the file cabinet, to get my attention.  After that February 12. 2018, rare display, I didn't expect an encore when it dropped its last bloom.  Not wanting to toss it out, I decided to tuck the little plant in a shady garden spot, and soon forgot about it. 

 I've shared before, how my best efforts to propagate orchids are zilch so I don't even try.  But I do, after many years, know there is great wisdom in just letting things be.  What will be will be...without any overshadowing from me.

5/25/19 Orchid Surprise in the Garden

This morning's surprise blessing has the promise of more blossoms to come.  Two more pods are in the wings. For now, this happy flower messenger, in its original plastic pot, brightens the mantle.  Just like the wild buttercup at the backdoor, it has everything within it that supports an ability to bloom.

 I love these encouraging signs from the angels of nature. In Japan, the orchid represents love.  In love, sometimes the best thing we can do is to leave a tender situation alone, let it be.  Unseen help is in the works.  So if you're dealing with something that seems hopeless, just surrender and let it be. Keep having faith that all is well.

Enjoy your day and look for little angel love notes along the way.

With love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, May 20, 2019

Bringing Down the Curtains: An Angel Message

It's funny how something so ordinary can show up at just the perfect time and provide an angel boost.  That's what happened on Saturday at sunset.

I went to shut the cafe curtains on the front porch and must have used a little more muscle than usual. The long expandable curtain rod and two sets of white curtains hit the floor.  I gave Elliot a shout and as we were readjusting the rod, I happened to look up. 

What was going on?  

I couldn't quite tell what was wrapped around the pink tufted mimosa tree as I gazed at it eye level from the window. It looked like a tan glob of play dough.  Then my vision shifted ever so slightly and to my delight it was a little tree-frog looking in at me.  His hands folded as if in prayer. 

Well, no wonder he brought down the curtains!  His act took me by surprise in a sudden burst of laughter. I leaped for joy at the reminder to Fully Rely On God (F.R.O.G. acronym for FROG).

All things work together for good...  It was quite a curtain call.  :-D

Another surprise happened this morning with our tabby,  Hei Hei, on the porch by the window. He, too, put on a performance doing something new.  I watched him settle down to rest in the lap of a cloth handmade angel.  It was so sweet I had to take a picture.

Enjoy your day and remember in gratitude the angels who accompany you on your journey.  Expect the happy things of God to come to you today.  Rest in your angel's lap.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Bubble of Clarity: An Angel Message

Nothing puts our mind to rest better than clarity.  With understanding, we can see things more clearly, and have more patience that all things are working out in divine order, for the highest good of all.

While resting on the patio beneath the heavy limb of my favorite hundred-year old camphor tree, I wondered what the angels may have to say about clarity. 

"Deliberateness is the key to steady progress.  Actions focused on results unfold, and goals are reached effortlessly.  The universe knows the talents that you have and the service you need to perform.  But unless you are committed, the energy collapses and dribbles away, no longer cohesive.

Your desires and intents turn the wheels, creating motion, movement forward toward the goal.  Inertia serves no purpose.  To rest in God is to be actively engaged in His Ideas, ready to be made manifest as divine love in the physical realm.

Call eagerly with anticipation of being heard.  Place your order to be in service.  Listen and watch for signs and wonders to appear to direct your path.  Delivery is assured, and then my dear friend, the rest is up to you.  You are the answer to your fondest prayer, when coupled with the power of the Universe."

It's comforting to be reminded that we each have an abundance of loving unseen celestial help.  The heavenly angels wait patiently for us to yield to divine wisdom and share our light with the world. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Angels of Happiness - Come On Get Happy!

Zumba Dance Studio at Cocoa, FL
 Sometimes we may find ourselves weighed down  by a longstanding issue. One that doesn't  go away no matter how hard we try our best to find a harmonious resolution.  It just ain't happening...for whatever reason.  

I'm learning that maybe my unwillingness to accept things as they are now causes the delay.  The lesson is here for me to grow through, in peace and gratitude.  The more I grumble and hold a grievance, whining that things aren't going my way, the tighter the problem binds me.  Until I choose again to see it differently.  

Several years ago, this bright yellow Zumba sign caught my eye while taking a mini vacation at Cocoa Beach. COME ON GET HAPPY.  Stuck at a stop light,  I stared glumly at the cheerful dance studio ad.  A sudden smile began to crack across my face as I sheepishly recognized the timing was an angel nudge to make a little wiggle room in my downward thinking.  The colorful happy message was just the lift I needed in that moment, to shake free and find joy.  COME ON GET HAPPY.  Be in the now.

Revisiting this older blog yesterday, inspiration came to tune into youtube and lighten up.  Listen to some Oldies.  Rockin' Robin, Please Mr. Postman, Beechwood 4-5789, Under the Boardwalk, Johnny Angel, such great melodies from the past.  Before long, I was up dancing the Mashed Potato, feeling happy and carefree.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels. And, choose to get happy. 

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, May 5, 2019

A Little Willingness: An Angel Message

Joyfully, I call to mind the delightful surprise that happened early Saturday morning.  When I opened the back door, my sleep filled eyes also opened wide at the sight of four yellow buttercups. Lately this wild miracle plant has had only one or two buttery blossoms at most, and, for a while, its green leaves were somewhat sparse on the single woody stem growing out of the wall.

Now this amazing little Over Comer has managed to branch out... to thrive and grow tall for over a year, living in a narrow crack at our back door.  

Such a sweet little companion she has become ever since she showed up, seeded by the winds. I've watched her grow, a tiny sprout out of that little crack, through all four seasons.  Faithful in all kinds of weather, she is a testimony to perseverance. 

Like a burst of sunshine, the tall Buttercup plant now greets me at eye-level as I open the door to faithfully feed Gus, our friendly stray cat, patiently waiting for breakfast each morning.  

Buttercup's cheerful presence has such vitality that admittedly I greet her with a term of endearment, too.  "Choo-skee" I call her.   "Good morning, Choo-skee! Look at you!" I say, admiring her determination and beauty.   

She smiles back in bright yellow blossoms, opened wide to let in the sunlight.  Her lesson seems to be,  It doesn't take a whole lot in the material world to bloom -- just a little willingness, and then celestial unseen help will come rushing in to help you fulfill your purpose.  

 I've written about her amazing progress in other angel blogs.  But, there's something special about this wild buttercup that keeps on joyfully expressing herself, doing her best to put a smile out there.  

You can't make these sort of things happen, as you know.  And, when they do come along, it's a wonderful lesson unseen help is always available.  A demonstration that defies material laws and helps our faith to stretch and grow.  An encouraging reminder that much is happening behind the scenes on the stage of life. So keep on smiling and have faith.

Although the seasons have come and gone,  Buttercup is still here, standing tall, smiling in a bright flower or two. Welcoming another day in which to grow stronger and stretch higher toward the Light.

Thank you, sweet Buttercup, for teaching by example.  Although her colorful blossoms only last one day at a time, there are new ones waiting in the wings.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and keep looking toward the Light to grow and bloom.  Smile to Life like Choo-skee. 

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Corresponding Energy: An Angel Message

When I was a child, my Mom often said, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

Good advice and more powerful than we may realize since we live in a universe of invisible energies that are called into action by what we say and do.

In God is a Verb, Kabbalists teach that everything we do stirs up a corresponding energy in other realms of reality. Our actions, words, and thoughts set up reverberations in the universe. And, the universe unfolds from moment to moment as a result of all the variables leading up to that moment.

When we stay vigilant we are careful what words we say or think for we know that everything is interdependent. We know that a seemingly insignificant gesture could have weighty consequences.
If we speak casually about someone in the negative, it's important to remember that our words give birth to negative energy that will boomerang that same caustic energy back to us. 

Likewise, positive words and acts, bring rewards of peace, joy, harmony, and love.

The angels advise that no matter how justified a negative judgment may be, gossiping and pessimistic thinking bring negative energy into our lives. We are responsible for creating our experience by the thoughts we consistently entertain.

Peace begins with me, and my thoughts...

Wishing you a joyful day with your angels, filled with happy thoughts of God's Love.

Rae Karen

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Angel of Exuberance!

The angel word for today is exuberance.  Many years ago, the Angel of Exuberance must have led me to this hand-stitched peacock tapestry at a local thrift shop. 

Exuberance is to be full of life!  Just saying the word Exuberance gives a much needed boost, an uplifting feeling.  The Angel of Exuberance comes to offer an opportunity to let go of our persona-- the role we play, the mask we wear, and become high-spirited, fully alive and spontaneous in the moment.  The peacock shown here appears to be taking one last look at what was, before making a leap of faith into a new and exciting flow.  A reminder to be watchful, that we, too, can shed the past and resurrect by staying open for opportunities to begin something new and meaningful that fills our soul.

Since the beginning of spring, peacocks have been capturing my attention.  I looked up the symbolism again in Animal-Speak.  

The keynote of the peacock is resurrection and wise vision (watchfulness).  Of all the birds, the peacock resembles the traditional description of the phoenix.  The phoenix is the legendary bird of resurrection that is sacrificed in the fires of life and then rises from the flames out of its own ashes.  The peacock is a reflection of the phoenix that touches many cultures.  In Chinese mythology the plumage is a blending of the five colors that have a sweet harmony of sound.  In Egypt it was linked to the sun god, Amon-Ra.  In Christianity it was a symbol of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  In Egypt it was associated with the all seeing eye of Horus.  

Enjoy your day, and if it feels right, stay vigilant for new beginnings.  It doesn't have to be anything big, just try to do one thing out of your ordinary routine and watch what happens.  Be exuberant!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen     

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In Pursuit of Peacocks: An Angel Message

I always get a thrill at the sight of a peacock! My inner child perks up as if turning the pages of a favorite fairy tale. Peacocks bring to mind the wonder of life. Miracles. This exquisite bird, with its many feathery "eyes" of turquoise and emerald, show up and out with a message:  Be watchful for all of the little miracles that cross your path each day.  There is so much to be grateful for.  The little crown on top of their royal blue head is a reminder that we rule our day by the thoughts we think. Thoughts are energy, so watch what you're putting out there. Love or fear.

Now the call of a peacock in no way matches its magnificent beauty.  A loud raucous screech, it demands attention and sounds like a cat bellowing in distress or a wild woman lost in the forest. 

 On our last visit to St. Augustine, we visited the little chapel on the beautiful Sacred Acre at Mission Nombre de Dios. A favorite spot on the inlet where I feel close to God in nature.   

 In the quietude of the vine covered chapel,  my prayer time was suddenly interrupted by the distinct call of a peacock.  I'll admit that I sprang from my seat on the last row of the old wood pew and ran out into the sunlight. 

But there was no peacock.  

Chastising myself for the distraction, I returned to the chapel.  The call must have come from The Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth next door, a tourist attraction where wild peacocks roam among the tall oaks. 

Walking the Mission path, I turned it over to the angels.  If I was suppose to see a peacock it would happen, and only if the peacock wanted to  come by.  Elliot and I sat down to rest on a stone bench overlooking the water.  Several osprey flew over, casting their shadow on the lawn. 

Then I heard the peacock call!  I jumped up  and there he was.  Outside the tall wrought iron fence at the Mission.  He had ventured across the neighborhood street and was looking my way.   There was no way for me to get outside the fence to greet him, but I told him I was thankful he had shown up.  To my surprise, he turned and headed back through a construction site, as I tried my best to take pictures through the fence railing.  

The caller emerges here.

Leading the way, my phone camera follows.  See his reflection in the rain puddle.
He kept on strutting, showing me the way.
When he approached this tall wooden fence, with a gate,  I expected he was stopping by for a handout.  Someone would step out to feed him.  But to my surprise, he just leaped up on the fence top and dropped down on the other side.  An idea emerged for us to go to Fountain of Youth the next morning.

Well, it might seem like a wild peacock chase, but we followed the lead.    Our last visit was back in 2011.  Colonial America began here 55 years before the Pilgrim's landed on Plymouth Rock.
As we got out of the car, a peacock called loudly from a tree in the parking lot.  Heard but not seen. We took it as a cue.

Entering the admissions gate, we walked by the beautiful garden, where Elliot spotted a statue of a peacock watching over the flowers.

 But more was to come.  Around the corner, this beauty appeared.  At first, his backside was to the camera--nothing special, just drab and plain. But it was amusing to see his brown tail feathers were happily wagging like a duck.

To our delight, slowly he pivoted...

VOILA!  What a show!

I was so thankful that Elliot and I had followed the call of the wild peacock.  It led us to spend a beautiful morning in nature.  The park had just opened.  We strolled down the new long wooden pier and sat on the deck admiring the sparkling crystal waters of the St. Augustine Inlet. It was one of those lovely moments in time that go beyond words.

So, I'll admit that maybe it was my imagination when the peacock first appeared through the fence, leading the way. But a special request from the angels does had spice to the mystery of life.   And, I took away another message from my peacock teacher.  Turn around and express your best side as you go through the day.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Bee Miracle at Notre Dame Cathedral - Angel Message

In keeping with the blog resurrection theme, the angels pointed out the three beehives that miraculously survived the devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral.  While sadly watching the story on PBS during holy week, I was surprised to learn that 180,000 bees were living on the roof.  Why were they congregating there? I wondered.  In 1995, I had visited the historic cathedral in Paris. Notre Dame is French for "Our Lady" and refers to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

 In 2013, the honeybees took up residence on the church roof  as part of a beekeeping initiative to assist their dwindling apis population.

I knew that bee represents accomplishing the impossible, as many years ago scientists were uncertain as to how they could fly.  With such a large body and small wings, the bee defies the laws of aerodynamics.

Honeybees are also excellent builders.  Their honeycombs are constructed in a six-sided hexagon.  A symbol of the sun and its energies. The Notre Dame beehives were located on a sacristy roof about 100-feet below the main roof that burned.

Hearing about the miracle of the honeybees brought a joyful note of  encouragement.  Dedicated firemen had worked through the night to preserve the 800-year old stone cathedral, rescuing priceless artwork and religious relics from the blaze.  It was heartwarming to watch the French people gather together in prayer and sing hymns in an evening vigil. The church alive within each heart burned brightly.

The bee is a reminder to sip the honey of life and to be productive while the sun is shining. "The bee reminds us that no matter how great the dream, there is the promise of fulfillment if we pursue it."  The elixer of life is as sweet as honey. 

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Ref. Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews

Monday, April 22, 2019

A Red Cardinal and the Mimosa Tree: An Angel Message

Often in the early morning, I sit quietly on the porch, and gratefully soak up the little joys of a new day. Like email, you never know what may show up with a message. 

On Saturday morning, a bright red cardinal landed on the limb of the old mimosa tree.   Eight years ago, when we first moved in, I'd mistaken it for a dead stump of spindly bare sticks growing through the chain-link fence. Sweating, I worked hard to dig it up by the roots, but they were anchored deep.  Finally, I yielded, severely cutting it down to a small hard twig.

To my surprise, over the years, that twig grew back stronger, and forcibly began to take the form of a shapely ornamental tree.

So, the rare sight of a red cardinal, perched on the long arm of  the mimosa,  brought to mind a lesson on resurrection.  In the winter, the mimosa tree loses its soft green fern-like leaves. But the story isn't over.  Each spring it returns, gracing our stucco adobe with new life.

Sheepishly, I'm thankful that the forgiving tree held its ground.  Before long, it will blossom again with fragrant pink tufts tickled by the breeze.

The animated, little red cardinal's loud, joyous singing also captured the attention of  our playful kitten Hei-Hei.  Curious, he jumped up on the windowsill to admire this bright red bird in the tree. Soon he began moving his mouth, chattering a feline song. 

Encouraged, the cardinal put on a show. Flying from the tree, he landed on a purple Mexican petunia.  The tall spindly plant bounced wildly trying to support the weight of this welcomed singer.   Two large clay pots, bursting with red geraniums, made a perfect backdrop for his glowing performance.  His bright red wings flitted from the petunias to the Rose of Sharon bush, and again  the little bird enjoyed a playful bounce.

I know when a cardinal shows up, his appearance brings a message to add more color to your life.  It can also serve as a reminder that everything you do is important.  I could see that more clearly as his spontaneous appearance had brightened our morning, just by showing up, and singing his own song.
Red Cardinal - Wikimedia

Easter is a time of resurrection.  Renewal and restoration.  A time to rejoice and sing our own song.
I just learned that the mimosa's flower gets its name from the Greek word 'mimos' which means to mimic.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Mimosa Photo:  web