Friday, July 10, 2020

Soo-Ee! An Angel Message


Nature speaks to us constantly through its varied expressions and we can learn about the world and our life.  It most often speaks to you in a natural manner.  If the message is important, the expression will be noticeable.

Yesterday after lunch while resting on the sofa, Elliot spotted a large animal on our driveway! He could hardly believe his eyes, as he pointed out the window.   I did a double-take!  A 200-pound wild hog was rooting around the palm trees.


It stayed long enough for me to grab my camera.

The unexpected wild hog had a touch of synchronicity.  Earlier in the week, I had sent my brother a humorous postcard.  It was a photo of an enormous hog sitting close to a woman in a Welcome to Pigdom tee shirt.  My mother always had a thing for pigs and, so, every now and then, I'll  send a funny pig card in her memory.  My note to him said something like, imagine that big sow whispering in your ear, "This too shall pass, so stay on the high road to Pigdom, or go whole hog to the Shrine of Swine."  (I know, I need to get out more. :-D)

The synchronicity of the whole hog postcard and the wild-pig-on-the-loose was a reminder that thoughts are things.

And, as I caught sight of that stringy long pig-tail turning the corner, I hoped to do the same.  And, watch what I'm putting out there.  Thoughts are things.  By the way, the pig is revered in many cultures as a symbol of good luck and fertility.


Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Thursday, July 9, 2020

An Early Morning Wake Up Call: An Angel Message



I love to  hear a rooster crow.  It brings out the farm girl in me.  With the sliding glass doors opened first thing in the morning, what a surprise to hear an old rooster's cheerful wake up call.  A neighborly reminder to rise and shine throughout the day.

 Known for its early morning crowing, the rooster has been considered a solar symbol.  The cock heralds in that joyful resurrection of a new day with a loud, shrill cock-a-doodle-do! The rooster is also a reminder to be vigilant in keeping things of Spirit first since a cock crowed after Peter denied Jesus three times.



 I'm thankful for these helpful reminders to wake up and shine. Our oatmeal rooster tin is another early morning hint to stay vigilant for Spirit as the day begins.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen






Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Don't You Know? An Angel Message

Sometimes angels may deliver a message in a song.  It may sneak up on you when least expected and pull the strings of your heart. 
 
I woke up early this morning feeling well-rested and effervescent for a change.  It was still dark as I laid in bed not fully awake.  A  beautiful song wafted through the ethers.  A  big orchestra sound with melodious strings stirred my memory, but the only words I could grasp were "Don't you Know?" da da da da da da

In that moment, a feeling so tender and loving washed over me, touching my heart.  It may sound strange, but it felt like a love song from God, or my guardian angel.  Someone who knew me better than I knew myself.   Someone who wanted to remind me that I am dearly loved.

Curious, to find the lyrics, I wiped my eyes and  looked on line, thinking it was from the movie Moon Struck.  Turns out, the song Don't You Know was adapted from Muzetta's Waltz from Puccini's La Boheme.  Bobbie Worth, the songwriter had Della Reese record the hit in the 50's.

Click here to listen to Della Reese's Hit Don't You Know

The celestial synchronicity that the co-star from the TV series, Touched by An Angel, made the song  a hit was even more meaningful.


During troubling times, these loving angel messages soften our hearts and encourage us to keep having faith.  God is Love.  More is going on than we realize.  You are dearly loved.

You can listen to the instrumental and read the lyrics.  Click Don't You Know? and imagine your loving angel messenger touching your heart with this message.

"Don't you know
I have fallen in love with you
For the rest of my whole life through

...

Now don't you know
Every beat of my heart keeps crying out
I love you so.
Don't you know"

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen





Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Hawk-eye Vision: An Angel Message



The lonesome tree perch, visible from the sun-room, had company early this morning.  Two young Red-shouldered hawks spent a half -hour preening in the sunshine. A relief from many days of welcoming rain.   These vocal  birds have a distinct call that makes you sit up and take notice. 


Hawk is a messenger bird, and wherever one shows up, it's a sign to pay attention.  There is a message coming.  The sky is the realm of the hawk.  It awakens our vision, inspiring to live a creative life of purpose.
We had been planning a day trip to St. Augustine, but the two hawks that came to visit on the tree perch made us think twice about leaving home. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Celebrating July 4th: An Angel Message

This morning what a surprise to reach for an angel card and discover  Freedom!

In my late teens, while working a summer job at the Department of Agriculture, I enjoyed many lunch hours on the beautiful grounds of the Washington Monument.   The majestic 555 ft. stone obelisk, with  all 50 American flags waving in the breeze around it, was a wonderful sign of freedom.   

Years later, I learned about the capstone.  It has a Latin inscription Laus deo  ("Praise God") that faces east (illumination) and is the highest point in the capital city.  One nation under God.  By law no other building is permitted to exceed the height of the Washington Monument.   Also on July 4th, 1848 when the cornerstone was laid,  many items were deposited within it, including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. 

What a wonderful thought that each morning as the sun comes up, the 555 ft. capstone greets a new day with an upward reminder to praise and thank God for all the blessings we have in Him. God is Love.

Happy July 4th!


Love and joyful blessings, 




Rae Karen






P.S. Curious about the symbolism of 555, in Doreen Virtues's book, Healing with Angels, it means: 

Buckle your seat belt because a major life change is upon you. This change should be not viewed as being "positive" or "negative," since all change is but a natural part of life's flow. Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continue seeing and feeling yourself being at peace."

In numerology, the number 5 indicates moving beyond the limitation of the four-sided square to a pentagon or five sided expansive foundation. Freedom!  Five is also symbolic of the five-pointed star, also a symbol of humankind.


(1934 capstone repaired, public domain)
(photos from web)

Friday, July 3, 2020

Keep Climbing Up Higher: An Angel Message


Yesterday around 4:00 p.m., I was reminded of a city council meeting taking place at that time.  The rain had cooled the hot summer sun, and I sat on the screened in porch enjoying quiet time, and said a simple prayer, "Thy will be done."  Rather than seeing physical bodies coming together at City Hall to make decisions, I tried to remember each person is made in the image and likeness of God, they are not material but spiritual.  I realized that whatever decision the Council made, it had no power unless it is God's will.  A peaceful energy came over me as I prayed to know that truth.  That nothing could ever separate us from the love of God.

When I opened my eyes, I saw a little bright green creature, clinging to the support beam, outside the porch.  I got up to take a closer look.  He was the color of the leafy green poinsettia plant growing near the lamp post. 

At first, I mistook him for a large green beetle, but was overjoyed to discover a little tree frog! 

That cute little fellow waited for me to get the camera, and patiently posed while I took several photos.  The lesson continued as he began to climb up higher and higher, a sign for me to do the same.  F.R.O.G. as you probably know by now is the acronym for Fully Rely On God.       



Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Horse Power on the Move: An Angel Message


To beat the heat and humidity, Elliot and I took an early morning walk. The warm sun on our backs was healing after being inside most of the week.   As we were passing by the pasture, many cows and the resident horse stopped grazing.  It was curious as they began keeping pace with our steps on the other side of the fence.  What a wonderful feeling to all be moving forward, together in unison.



Then, to our surprise, that shiny brown horse, with his white streaked forehead, suddenly changed direction.  It was as though he woke up and saw us for the first time!

Lifting his head, he began trotting toward us with great enthusiasm!  I gulped, from a touch of fear. It was such a bold and sudden move.  Usually the horse, along with the cows,  ignore our loving calls, not giving us the time of day. 

Now the lone horse was coming over to greet us.  An excitement stirred the air.

It's funny how when suddenly met with the desires of our affection, we can become frightened and want to run.

 A reminder of another big, warm-hearted animal gave me courage.  Our sweet donkey Jerusalem donkey, Alahambre had helped me overcome a fear of large animals.

So when our new four-legged friend lifted his shiny red mane over the fence, anxious for a friendly touch, he was not disappointed, but met with love pats and sweet whispers.



The timing of the farm animals change in behavior seemed like an angel message meant to be shared.  I know the horse represents movement, but back at home I looked up the meaning.  "Continue forward in your efforts with discipline.  New journeys are ahead.  Stretch your freedom and power."

Cows represent a time of fertility and new birth.  A message "to nourish yourself and others.  Be as productive as you can."

I'm so thankful for the angel messages from nature.  Encouragement to keep having faith, and realize there is more going on than meets the eye.  Unseen heavenly support is here helping us at this time of celestial speedup.  So take it one day at a time, in gratitude, and watch the results.  Keep the prayers and meditations coming, stay in the now, and look on the bright side.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



(Animal-Speak, Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On a Roll: An Angel Message

In March, when Elliot and I followed an angelic lead to move to the country, it was amusing to find this heavy construction machinery on the rental property!  I laughed, wondering about the symbolism.  Were we about to get steamrolled by making the right move at the wrong time?

The large steam roller, parked at the back of a beautiful wooded lot, could be a sign to keep pushing forward under pressure, so we did.  Four months later, I'm happy that we moved to a quiet life in nature.

The old yellow steam roller is still on the property, mostly camouflaged by a leafy palm tree. Often from the kitchen window,  I get a glimpse of those dynamic tires. A  gentle reminder, that high powered, heavy-duty angelic support is waiting in the wings to clear any obstacles on the path. (for all of us)  So keep aggressively pushing forward, rolling on with inspired plans or projects or direction in life. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

   

Monday, June 29, 2020

Enthusiasm: An Angel Message

                               


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
                                  --Emerson

The Greeks spoke of ecstasy meaning to be "out of yourself" and enthusiasm "to be in God".   Imagine the dynamic thrust of enthusiasm needed to propel a Humpback whale out of the dark ocean depths, and into the light of a brand new vista-- all in a single flip.  

Enthusiasm is a choice that we get to make. A decision.  Sometimes it begins by singing, or dancing.  Reaching out to a friend.   Painting a picture.  Following your passion as best you can.  It's so easy to get in a slump these days.  But the angels advise that just by remembering the word enthusiasm can bring a stirring within.  An awakening that begins to bubble up and take hold, bringing joy and gratitude into great action.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

(Photo from Wikimedia Images)

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Seek and You Shall Find: An Angel Message

When a squirrel shows up, it usually has to do with balance.  Are we working too hard and not taking time to play?  Are we taking more than we are giving?  If so, find ways to gather and to gift. Be prepared is also the message the squirrel brings.

Most of this week, a little squirrel has been crossing my path.  Our bird feeder had been empty for several months so as not to tame the sandhill cranes.  Now that the family has moved on, yesterday I watched a hungry little squirrel scale the pole to the feeder hoping for a crumb. He left, empty-handed.  

With compassion, the feeder was once again filled with yellow corn kernels and sunflower seeds.  But the full house had no activity until early this morning.

What fun to see that rascally squirrel share breakfast with a bright red cardinal.  There's a wonderful saying, "When a cardinal appears an angel is near."  Cardinals bring a message to add more color to our lives, and to remember that everything we do is important.
The topper of the morning came with the arrival of two young wild turkeys grazing in the pasture next door. A welcoming sign of abundance and thanksgiving. God loves you.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and expect the wonderful things of God to come to you today.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen
















Saturday, June 27, 2020

A Time of Awakening: An Angel Message



This morning, before getting out of bed, an angel thought came to mind.  It concerned this angelic proclamation poster that I bought and had framed many years ago.  It seemed to be a timely message back then, but even more so today.  


MEN OF THE EARTH.
BROTHERS IN ETERNITY
SHAKE YOUR SOULS. AWAKE.
THE HOUR SO LONG WAITED FOR
THE PROMISED HOUR HAS COME.
OVER THE DARK FIRMAMENT OF SUFFERING HUMANITY IS RISING.
THE MORNING STAR HERALDING.
THE DAY WHEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT MAN'S MOST SACRED DUTY IS TO BE MAN. 


THAT IS.


TO MANIFEST LIFE, INTELLIGENCE, TRUTH AND LOVE.
THERE IS NO HIGHER AIM.
NO VASTER PROBLEM.
AND YOU WHO REALIZE THIS
WILL BREAK THE FETTERS WITH WHICH IGNORANCE & FEAR HAVE BOUND UNCONSCIOUS HUMANITY WILL STAND UP FREE.
AND KNOW YOURSELVES TO BE THE ETERNAL MANIFESTATION OF THE UNMANIFEST WITNESSES OF THE ABSOLUTE.
SONS OF THAT GREAT ALL WHOM YOU CALL GOD."


It's comforting to know that we are not alone during this celestial speed-up.  The angelic realm is available as we wake up to our true Identity.    


Love and Light,


Rae Karen

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Jiminy Cricket: An Angel Message



Certain songs from childhood become a part our dreams, our hopes, and our wishes.  Last week, out of the blue, I found myself searching for Jiminy Cricket singing When You Wish Upon A Star.  I found a gentle stirring in my heart, a healing from those long forgotten words.  An angel thought suggested a blog, but I didn't pay much attention.

Yesterday morning, with broom in hand, sweeping the front steps, a little brown cricket suddenly hopped out of the flowerbed.  He landed near me and seemed to wait until I was sure that he was a cricket and not a grasshopper.  It had been years since a cricket crossed my path.

Crickets have lots of folklore and myth mostly about the power of belief and stirring the intuition. 

The male cricket sings by rubbing its wing bases together.  The song of the cricket is of good cheer, especially in relationships.  Our believing is about to be rewarded.  Cricket heralds an awakening of sensitivities and the finding of light within the dark.  Trust your own intuition, as it is more accurate than you may believe.

Here's the link if you'd like to hear Jiminy. 
When You Wish Upon A Star

Keep on believing and never give up..."like a bolt out of the blue, faith steps in to see you through."

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen






(photo: web)
Cricket ref. Animal-Wise, Ted Andrews

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Morning Nature Messages

Getting a late start to the farmers' market at the fairgrounds, the hot, humid weather caused a change in plans.   Instead, a short walk through the neighborhood proved fruitful.

A beautiful bird circled the grassy meadow as the cows and horses were munching on breakfast. The scissor-tailed swallow-kite gave me several chances to take a pic but I wasn't quick enough.  The kite's timing was good.  It brings a message to be adaptable and flexible now.  Use the skills that you have available to you.  New skills learned more easily.  



Off in the distance, a sleepy-eyed calf standing in the shade of a tree, was the only one interested in our passing visit.      


The cow brings a message of nourishment.  This is a time of fertility and new birth.  Nourish yourselves and others.  Be as productive as you can be. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels. 

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



photo: on-line
Ref. Animal-Speak Pocket Guide by Ted Andrews

Monday, June 22, 2020

You've Got Mail: An Angel Message

What messages are the nature angels sending you today?

An old lifeless tree limb, visible from our sun room, has become a focal point for bird mail.  On some mornings, a red shouldered hawk faces the sunrise to preen.  Or, turkey buzzards unfold their wings to dry after a swim in the lake.  Old black crows may swoop in, cawing out a warning.  You never know who might stop by.  That old trunk of a tree is a favorite local perch, and to think that I had once considered it an eyesore.   

Now I can see the timing of each arrival delivers a message that reflects what's happening in our lives.  This morning, I was thinking about an unfinished project from years ago.  I recently started in on it again, with some frustration.  Wondering if I should just move on, and begin something new, I looked up from the sofa.  

To my surprise, a majestic white bird was standing on top of the old perch claiming a blue sky. 

From the distance, I couldn't tell what it was. A crane, heron, ibis, or cow bird.

I asked the angels for help.  The camera lens bounced in magnification, but I got it.   


In the Florida Birds book, I discovered she is a Great Egret.


On-line, I learned this elegant bird emanates a message of great compatibility and heaven sense.  She stayed just long enough for me to understand the need to keep watch on high.  I could see from her "S" shaped neck, to let (S)pirit guide. 

Enjoy the day with the Angels. 

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Turtle to GO! An Angel Message

With the summer officially beginning yesterday, nature turned out to celebrate the solstice in a big way. 

 A small hand-carved turtle at the farmers' market caught my eye. "Turtle to go!" I smiled at the vendor, tucking it in my bag along with the tomatoes and squash.  
Synchronicity was at play.  On our way back to the car, a giant tortoise was on the loose in the marketplace!  The biggest I've ever seen, over 125 pounds.  

His dinosaur snout and pigeon-toed feet began moving toward me.  Being a tortoise fan,  I went over to greet him.  That's how I met BIG BOY, an 18-yr. old African Spurred Sulcata Tortoise (the 3rd largest species in the world).  His owner had raised him since a baby.  The tortoise has a life span of 150 years.  So guardian arrangements have been made for his future.

The personable BIG BOY was out of his shell, basking in the limelight.  I gave him a friendly pat on his beautiful domed back that looked like wood.  "He can feel that," a young girl told me.  His shell is like the enamel on our finger nails, sensitive to the touch.   


Meeting up with BIG BOY was just the boost needed.  The tortoise wins the race...so take it slow and steady, one day at a time.

At home, I looked up the symbolism once more.  "When a tortoise appears on the path, we have usually been experiencing many changes and many burdens, and although it may not seem so, its appearance now indicates that the dawn is slowly approaching  Carry on, moving and facing things steadily and slowly.  The tortoise has been around a long time and reminds us that though the responsibilities have been great, we will succeed in time."

The little hand-carved tortoise is on the mantle as a reminder to keep trusting God.  Love will make a way.


Enjoy your day with the Angels.  Happy Father's Day!


Rae Karen





(ref. Ted Andrews, Nature book)

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Happy Summer Solstice: Welcome Archangel Uriel!



Welcome Archangel Uriel, ruler of the summer season. His name means "Light of God" and he brings an understanding of the Divine to humanity. The most radiant of angels, he has been called the "Flame of God."

The Summer Solstice begins today, a high energy day. Archangel Uriel works with the spiritual energies in nature. Today marks the longest day, and the shortest night of the year.

Ted Andrews writes in Nature-Speak, that the summer solstice marks the high point of the "Year of the Soul." For a brief time, all four planes of life are aligned with the physical, and there is a more direct flow of spiritual energy available. This marks a time in which separateness can yield to unity in any area of our lives.

This is also when the forces of nature reach the peak of their annual cycle. Transformation is the keynote. During this season, it is easier to communicate with the angels and devas.


It's also a wonderful time of harmonizing the masculine and feminine within ourselves to promote a greater expression, a high birth. It is known as the time of the mystic marriage within. The linking of the male and female, the bridging of the pineal and the pituitary (crown and brow chakra) to open up to a new realization of who we truly are. 


By understanding the natural rhythm of the seasons, we learn  that Autumn releases energy through purification in preparation. Winter releases the forces of love, the feminine energy. Spring releases the force of will, the masculine power, and summer releases the Power of Light
The new summer energies activate a powerful time within us to reach our spiritual goals.

 Call on Archangel Uriel for help in understanding why things are as they are.  He enables us to trust in the Divine plan, so when things appear to be going wrong, know that everything will ultimately work out for the highest good and greatest joy. He offers the gift of discernment by helping us find our inner light.  Archangel Uriel can assist in removing obstacles that are blocking our path to success.

Happy Summer Solstice!  


Rae Karen


Friday, June 19, 2020

View - Rain Gauge: An Angel Message

Holy Spirit can use anything as a teaching device for returning our minds back to God.  Yesterday afternoon on a walk, I saw an  unusual object mounted on the pasture fence.  The word VIEW caught my eye.

The clear cylinder tube was a rain gauge.

 Turns out, it was always there on our side of the fence.  The recent heavy rains had reached a high mark on the gauge. With a future blog in mind, I took a pic.

Before 7 am this morning, I had a nudge. Check out the photo on my camera.  

It wasn't very good.  And, I found it odd to be taking another photo.  Why not wait until the sun was brighter?  Little did I know I was being called on a mission. 

In the early morning light, as I walked out the door, I wondered about the timing, maybe a beautiful bird would appear and I'd be ready. 

But as I focused the camera on the VIEW RAIN GAUGE, I saw the bigger picture. 

Something was alive in that clear plastic tube.  An ant!

I wondered how long the little fellow had been paddling hard to keep his head above water.  Not sure how to free him, an angel thought quickly pointed out the gauge could be unsnapped from its holder. 

Presto!

The large ant, along with  3 1/2 inches of rain water, were poured out on the ground.  The ant was home free.  I noticed a large wet anthill by the fence.  Kind of amusing, as I imagined his peeps had been praying for a victory. 

Ants represent industriousness.  The message they bring is to pursue your work for the common good.  If your efforts are true, the rewards will follow.  Build from the ground up, no shortcuts. Be patient.

These days most of us can probably identify with that struggling ant, working to keep his head above water, while stuck inside a small container.   A clear view of the outside world, but no way visible way to get out and claim it.   The encouraging angel message this morning, was not to give up. Be patient.  Keep doing your best.  A helping hand will come along...

Love will make a way. 

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



(Ant ref. Animal_Speak Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews)

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Call of a Gull: An Angel Message


This cheerful shopping bag called out to me on a recent trip to the grocery store.  The inquisitive seagull seemed to beckoning a trip to the seashore. To remember to get out in the fresh air and enjoy nature.  Thirsty for more color in my life, I grabbed the angelic gull on my way to the cash register. 

In researching the symbolism, I learned seagulls bring a message on behavior.  Adjust your behavior on how you communicate.  Do not force or argue your way into anything new for success.

Turns out, there was already a big hook in the laundry room; a perfect spot for the seagull to break up the dull striped wallpaper, with a soulful reminder to return to the sea.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen


Ref: Animal-Speak Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Balaam and the Talking Ass: An Angel Message


                                                       Balaam and the Ass 1626 by Rembrandt

"...ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee." (Job 12:7-10)
                               
Recently, I was led to an amazing Biblical account of a talking ass.

In Numbers 22:21-34, Balaam, a pagan prophet, was riding his donkey on a mission to see a king who wanted him to curse Israel.  The donkey stops when she sees one of God's Angels wielding a sword, blocking their way.  Crouching down, refusing to move forward, Balaam's temper flares and he prods the donkey three times with a stick. 

Then God opened the mouth of the donkey, and it spoke. "What have I done to you that you have beaten me three times?" 

What happens next is surprising.  Balaam answers the animal,  and the two have a debate!

When the angel is finally revealed to Balaam.  He gets down on his knees, begging for forgiveness.  The angel of the Lord tells Balaam if it weren't for his donkey, he would have perished by the sword, but his ass would have been saved.  In the end, Balaam took instruction from the angel and obediently proceeded on his mission to do the will of God. 

More stubborn than a donkey, this account reminded me of times when my strong-willed ego blindly tries to force her way forward without the benefit of seeing the big picture.  The lesson here is to pray and seek guidance within, and then obediently follow instruction. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Joyful blessings,


Rae Karen 

  

Monday, June 15, 2020

Amazing Grace: A Message from the Angels

In memory of Mom's birthday, I'm resurrecting this older angel blog.  She would have been 102 this month. 

The summer of 2014 my faith was tested hard.  Mom had just turned 96 when overnight she lost the ability to speak clearly.  She tried hard to use the right words to express her desires, but they weren't a match.  I did my best to understand her requests.  Mom was always a good sport, smiling, she would shake her head, and try again.  I was thankful for the lessons I learned at that transitional time.  The most important was Love.  How communication is not so much about words as the love that inspires them.  It goes beyond symbols of form and touches heart to heart. Mom was still here to give and receive love.

One morning,  shortly after her mild stroke, I was sitting on the sofa alone at home, processing this sudden change in my mother.  How this vibrant fun loving woman so quick-witted and eager to bring joy to others, could suddenly be confounded in her loving expression.  With these thoughts in my head, I noticed an angel statue on the window ledge near me. I looked at the angel playing a harp, thinking to myself, Why don't you stop harping, and be grateful, for everything! The lavender angel had been a "find" years ago at a local thrift shop. A tiny battery switch was hidden inside the wood base.  I thought it would make her light up. But it didn't work.  Loving anything purple, I brought her home with me.

Now, concerned about my mother, something made me reach out for the angel with the harp.  I found myself turning her upside down.  Pushing the battery switch, I hoped she would finally light up.

What happened next caught me off guard.  It wasn't the angel who lighted, but me upon hearing three tinny sounding musical notes fill the air. The harp angel was a music box!  I laughed.  Curious, I tried again, hoping to hear the entire song.   

The angel's selection brought healing tears as she played my favorite hymn.  Amazing Grace!  (And, mother's.)

A touch of tender love enfolded me with gentle wings of grace and comfort.  I was not alone. More was going on than I could presently understand. The message was to keep trusting and having having faith. The lavender angel never did play the whole hymn again.  But, the amazing synchronicity of that celestial moment was life-changing. 

My hope is that you will be encouraged to stay strong during these unprecedented times of transformation.  We are not alone as humanity experiences a celestial speedup; the old is breaking down to make way for the new.  Outworn cherished ideals are being challenged, causing us to seek answers within, and be transformed by the renewing of our mind. The call is to come up higher in consciousness, recognizing God is Love.

So my friends, whatever challenges you are experiencing today, personal, local, global, remember God is Love.  God loves you.  His angels are here to help us stay tuned in divine Love.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Sunday, June 14, 2020

People Are Noticing You: An Angel Message

Missing our favorite donkey friend, Elliot and I took an impromptu ride out in the country to visit the orchid farm.     

Calling out to greet Alahambre,  the Jerusalem donkey slowly trod over to the fence.   A little down in the mouth, it had been over a month since our last visit and a week of steady rain.

It didn't take long to cheer him up, a few loving pats, some soothing words, and our playful burrow friend was back to his old self.

 With plenty of food inside the area, he longed for a tall weed, growing outside the fence.  It was close, but just beyond his reach.

The laughter began with a little help from Elliot.  He picked the long stemmed weed and fed it to this lovable face that became energized!  His passion for greens mirrored my own for chocolate. One stem at a time, they restored his vitality, and we returned home feeling full of joy.








The message the donkey brings is humility.  Good advice for us all.  "Be wise but remain humble in a new opportunity.  People are noticing you, so you do not need to promote yourself.  Stubbornness can hinder."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



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Donkey ref.  Animal-Speak, Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews

Saturday, June 13, 2020

A Rainy Day Blessing: An Angel Message

Angels have such divine timing, synchronizing how to deliver the right thing at just the right time in just the right way.   Late Tuesday afternoon, in the pouring rain, an UPS truck pulled into the driveway.  Not expecting any deliveries, we were surprised to receive a large plastic envelope all the way from California.  The timely delivery was angelic in more ways than one.  Curious, I snipped away at the heavily taped envelope.  Inside was a small box, a loving gift from a friend.  A little Spirit Angel, with an open red heart, had come to bless. 

The words on the manufacturer's card read:

Angels are all around us
They care for us when times
are good or stressed.
Wrapping us in their wings
they whisper, You are Loved
       and Blessed.

I had been feeling stressed that day, more like a stranger to myself. 

The back of the card brought a smile as I read how this special angel had been created.  I could relate!

 "Each Spirit Angel is fired in an outdoor kiln.  Red hot, it is pulled from the kiln and placed into a pit with wood shavings.  The intense heat ignites a blaze giving this Spirit Angel unique flashes of color making it one of a kind."

What a comfort to know the Angels are here, helping us through these stressful times of global  transformation.  Our own one of a kind radiance will make us like Spirit Angels to Love and to Bless. 

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen





Friday, June 12, 2020

Refreshed and On the Right Track: An Angel Message




When an animal or a bird crosses your path, it is helpful to notice their behavior at the time.  What were they doing that got your attention?  In that respect, you can gain more insight into the message.

Yesterday afternoon, Elliot and I took a drive to the lake.  The clear waters were swollen from all the heavy rains this week.  We were the only ones around, until Elliot spotted a large brown bird  splashing near the water's edge.  From far off, he thought it was a hawk, but I assumed it was a duck because hawks don't usually wade out in the water.   

Curious, I got out of the car and walked down the road.   With the zoom, I could see Elliot had been right. 

A  red-shouldered hawk was drenched, from soaking her ruffled feathers, dipping up and down in the refreshing water. Nothing disturbed her, not my snapping away, nor the incessant sharp call of her circling mate.   The bright sun made it difficult for me to focus the LCD screen.   I asked the angels for help in capturing the special moment to share with you.

I was pleasantly surprised by the results.  And, thankful for the reminder that to ask our angels for help is to expect success. 

Hawk represents spirit vision and guardianship surround you.   Be patient and observe.  You will see the opportunities.  Signs are clear. 

An inspiring and timely message for us all. 

And, just like that hawk showed up, refreshing herself in healing waters, I am thankful for another reminder,--that we, too, must allow time for restoration and renewal.  There is a season for everything.



I must have been on the right track.  Because on the way home, a bend in the road revealed a large unusual object at the foot of a driveway.  An  antique train engine was waiting for the trash truck. Elliot reluctantly turned the car around to make a pick up.  The owner was in the yard, and gave me the thumbs-up.


That old red engine now serves a new purpose.  A  colorful planter on the back-porch!  And, a steady reminder to be like the Little Red Engine that Could.  A story about never giving up... To keep on chugging, as we stay on track up our own steep mountains.  Huffing and puffing, "I think I can.  I think I can! I think I can." 

With God and the Angels, we can succeed. 

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen
   

(Hawk ref. Animal Speak-Pocket Guide by Ted Andrews)