Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Angelic Atmosphere: An Angel Message

 

Yesterday, 11/28,  around 11:00 a.m. while carrying some items out to the garage, I got one of those angel taps to look up at the sky.

A cloud resembled a profile of an angel with large flowing wings, over the pasture next door.

When I turned around to face the sun, the blue sky was radiant, glowing with feathery rainbow clouds. Rainbow clouds so bright my eyes couldn't look directly at their spectacular beauty.  I ran for my camera; the battery was dead, and quickly replaced it, hoping the celestial phenomena would be waiting.  And it was.





With the camera aimed upward, I snapped away, unable to look at the glaring sun.  In that wonderful moment, it seemed like a glimpse of the bigger picture. A preview of what is yet to be. The atmosphere seemed filled with heavenly help.  A reminder that more is going on than meets our human understanding. A heavenly sign to keep having faith, the best is yet to be.

 

Love and peace,


Rae Karen


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Have a Grateful Heart: An Angel Message


 Recently I came across an inspirational book at the local flea market in town. Walking with Lincoln, Spiritual Strength from America's Favorite President by Thomas Freiling.  That's where I learned that President Abraham Lincoln issued more proclamations thanking God than any other president. 

He was responsible for setting aside a special day of thanks for our nation.  In the fall of 1863, he established a National Day of Thanksgiving to be celebrated in November, and every president since then has followed his lead. A national day "to render the homage due to the Divine Majesty for the wonderful things he has done in the nation's behalf."  

The author beautifully writes:  Lincoln provides a model for how to walk in gratitude before God.  At all times, for all things, we can give thanks--in the privacy of our hearts and in our public spheres of influence.  We should never forget the Giver of every blessing and the Father of all good things.  Let's remember to be grateful, especially during the difficult times.  We can trust, like Lincoln, that God's higher purposes are being accomplished in our lives and that he will give us the grace and mercy we need." 

Why not take a moment to remember how God has blessed you?

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and peace,

 

Rae Karen

                    

Lincoln photo: on-line               


Thursday, November 17, 2022

We Deliver For You: An Angel Message

Did you ever wonder how you attract things into your awareness?  You buy a red Volkswagen-Bug, and suddenly you see them everywhere?
 
Years ago, in a government course, Investment in Excellence, I learned the key.  It's the work of a small part of the brain called the Reticular Activating System (R.A.S.)  The RAS works as a filter, allowing those things into your consciousness that mold your reality as you believe it to be, the special interests you currently entertain.

The R.A.S. directs your attention and brings things into your visual range according to your desires.

In 2017, when I took up a fun hobby of exchanging postcards around the world, mail trucks began to pop up wherever I went.  An uncanny postcard would catch my attention in a movie, and a trail of mail memorabilia crossed my path.  My RAS was fully charged to deliver my desires as postcards became a real focus. 
 
On a spontaneous outing in town, yard sale signs led to a detour in search of postcards at an annual church yard sale. No postcards were there, but something better came my way, unexpectedly.   A wintry postal scene,  matted and framed, filled a longing for snowy winter weather, I miss out on in southern living.    
 
 
 I imagined standing in the stillness of quiet drifting snowflakes, gazing at those distant white-capped mountains, and felt such a peace in that moment.  The mail boxes, with a red flag up, and tongues hanging, hungry for mail reflected a touch of humor to a new postal passion.   
 
Four years later, both sending and receiving postcards from around the world still fuels my desire. This year a rare sight appeared at the local gas station on World Postcard Day.  A roundup of US Mail trucks waiting in tandem to fuel up to deliver. 
 
 
 
Whenever I see, "We deliver for you", my thought turns to God's angels; a loving and gentle reminder from our celestial messengers,We Deliver For You.  Don't lose faith.  The best is yet to be.  
 
I'm so thankful for God's  angels who are constantly and selflessly ready to deliver and bless. Our thoughts are energy, (fuel) and where our attention goes, the energy flows, so why not think on the bright side.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Sunday Morning Glory: An Angel Message


This morning hungry birds were waiting by the lake, hoping for a breakfast of cracked corn.  The water- logged grass squished under my feet as I greeted the happy flock.  Muscovy ducks,  Papa and Mama sandhill crane, and mallards.  What joy to find the missing family of six juvenile ducks all present and accounted for since the storm.  

As you can see, the ducky's bright orange beak, with its blue tip, added color to the day.  Ducks are symbolic of emotional healing.  To let our heavy emotions roll off our back, like water on a duck's back...just head for the water, and keep paddling along in peace.

The swollen lake mirrored the sky in the morning sunlight. Native Americans saw a lake as a smile of Great Spirit.  In the Zohar, water is a code word for light.  The lake is abundant with fresh clean water, a renewal of Spirit, a baptism of sorts.

From a distance, I watched a large crane swoop down from the sky, a bird of creation, and creativity. He stood high on the power-line, looking at the sunlit lake. A reminder that all real power comes from above. 

As we sat by the lake, I was cloud-watching, when I looked up higher, a rainbow had appeared. A wonderful sign of God's promise.

I'm thankful for the angels that guide us in all of our ways.  I owe a debt of gratitude to the birds.  They get me out of the house, and feed my heart a dose of nature's beauty and peace to begin each day.  A chance to be spontaneous and expectant of the joyful things of God.

Have a peaceful day, and remember you have a guardian angel by your side.  The best is yet to be.

Love and peace,


Rae Karen


Friday, November 11, 2022

After Nicole: An Angel Message

Before 6:00 a.m. this morning, Elliot took the trash can down the driveway for pick up. The sky was so beautiful, he invited me to step outside and take a look.  I slipped on my shoes and together we stood in the moonlight gazing up at the stars.  The balmy sky revealed a full moon shining over the still pasture.  Above the treetops, a rainbow circled the moon, enhancing her radiant glow.  I watched a veil of wispy clouds swiftly sail across her face, and fade away.  To her left, a tiny star shone bright in the night as if keeping the moon company. Playfully, I wondered if the moon had a guardian angel.   

 I was thankful for the glorious view of the bigger picture.  A welcomed contrast from the stormy, wind-filled skies of Nicole's fury yesterday.  Now, a stillness filled the morning air, as if washed with angels--something sacred and holy was happening before daybreak on 11/11.  

Thank you for your prayers and spiritual support during our second major storm.  Please remember the people living on the East coast beaches in your prayers.  They took a big hit. 

Yesterday morning we found comfort in reading the Nov. 10th message in God Calling for the day. The timing was perfect, and I share it with you to offer encouragement and strength during these times of trouble: 

"REMEMBER that life's difficulties and troubles are not intended to arrest your progress, but to increase your speed.  You must call new forces, new powers into action.  

Whatever it is must be surmounted, overcome.  Remember this.  

It is as a race. Nothing must daunt you.  Do not let a difficulty conquer you. You must conquer it. 

My strength will be there awaiting you. Bring all your thought, all your power, into action.  Nothing is too small to be faced and overcome.  To push small difficulties aside is to be preparing for big troubles. Rise to conquer.  It is the path of victory I would have you tread. There can be no failure with me."

Later this morning, while putting things in order after Nicole, I grabbed the large, heavy Psalm 91 statue tucked away in the garage to move it outdoors again. 

To my surprise, a small gecko poked his head out from under the angel's wing.  Instead of scurrying away like in the past, he rode her wing to freedom. Fearlessly delivered by an angel, he was set free in the sunshine. I realized it was an angel message for me.  Over the last month, the wayward gecko wasn't willing to cooperate whenever a helping hand was offered to set him free.  

Today was effortlessly different.  

The symbolism brought a much needed smile. Psalm 91 helped me find peace in the storm. The angels given charge over us in Psalm 91 are real guardians. It is a powerful psalm of protection and guidance. 

 I recalled a lizard represents letting go of old fear, and also a symbol of dream-time.  With the help of our guardian angel, we, too, may find peace and freedom from fear, and find God's Love in the light of a new day. 

Love and peace,

 

 Rae  Karen


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God Calling, A.J. Russell

   

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Chance to Change: An Angel Message

It's not everyday an albino squirrel crosses your path.  My son forwarded this picture (sent by his dad) of a white squirrel hanging out in a tree in a Pennsylvania neighborhood.  It seemed like one of those deliberate angel messages.

An on-line search revealed, albino squirrels have been a symbol of peace since the early 14th century.  The rare sighting of a white squirrel symbolizes good luck, and the end of troubled times.  A sign that you have found an aspect of yourself worth exploring.  

It can also be a message from your guardian angel.  A symbol of change and good luck and financial abundance. 

 Although a little topsy-turvey, this precious upside-down albino squirrel clings to the tree. His pose is a deliberate "heads-up".  Sometimes it just takes a small shift in the way we approach a challenge that results in a wonderful and much needed change.

 

The best is yet to be.  

Love and peace,

 

Rae Karen


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Be Not Anxious for Tomorrow: An Angel Message

Sometimes your guardian angel will present a mental image in your mind for encouragement. Something you may have recently seen or noticed a long time ago.  It  happened, out of the blue, one night when this image came to mind during a major physical challenge.  "Be not anxious for tomorrow" were the words I most needed to seal in my heart at that fearful hour.  Many years ago, I stumbled across the comforting image in a Bible study book tucked away in Mom's spare bedroom.  It gave me great hope then, and made a lasting impression, more than I realized.

God's love is ever-present, always, but fear keeps the door locked and we tremble with anxiety in doubt.  If only I can remember during a challenge or trial my very soul insists that I am now ready to come up higher, to grow stronger in my spirit. To pass the test.  With a little willingness, if I can yield to the Holy Spirit and release my fear, I find my perception shifts, and peace prevails against all odds.  Solutions appear in unfoldment, and the issue comes to pass. 

Never doubt that divine love has forgotten you. Be of good cheer.  Your ascension is on the horizon.  Trust that there is more than you presently can understand and rest in His Love. 

For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Psalm 91:11-12      

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 24, 2022

An Angel Gong

Early this morning I heard a distinct clunk in the kitchen.  Something hit the floor, no doubt compliments of Hei-Hei, our playful tabby.  Later, I discovered it was an inspirational pebble as I picked it up and turned it over.  RELAX.   I smiled, grateful to start the day with a cue to relax and rest in God.  

Later, I came across the word RELAX again in an old angel blog.

Our family had been relaxing on the porch when I reminded a worried loved one that the angels were with him, and to keep on having faith.  With all the challenges, he'd been facing, he really couldn't feel the angels around him, he told me.  

Just then a distinct clank, like a gong, sounded. 

An angel ornament hanging near the front door had somehow struck against the light fixture, giving it a CLANK. And, there was no wind!

 

 As human nature so often doubts the validity of the angel message, we tried to recreate the tone, but of course we couldn't.  

Things did lighten up though, and we enjoyed a good laugh at the timing.  Angels were no doubt delivering a message.  No one is ever alone.  The little plaque beside it was another confirmation: 

Wherever you go, 

whatever you do, 

may an angel watch over you.

Whether we believe it or not, angels are always in our presence.  Sometimes they may appear in physical ways that make them more real, but often they embrace our thoughts with higher inspiration, taking us to a new level of grace and unconditional love. 

Lately, whenever I find myself beginning to entertain a fearful thought, I remember that there are legions of angels surrounding me.  It's such a lovely visual, that a wonderful peacefulness settles over me. 

The Psalmist wrote, "For he has given his angels charge over you to guide and protect you in all of your ways..." 

A closer look at the RELAX pebble revealed the word RELAY beginning to form.   If life is a relay race, it's comforting to know that we can do our best, and then pass the baton to our guardian angel to assure victory. 

 
Enjoy your day with the Angels.


Rae Karen

Friday, October 21, 2022

Floccinaucinihilipilification! An Angel Message

 Years ago, after ordering pancakes at a diner in St. Augustine, I glanced at the coffee news tucked in the napkin holder on the table.  

Under the heading Worthless, one of the longest words in the dictionary caught my eye.

 floccinaucinihilipilification

 It turns out, trying to wrap your tongue around floccinaucinihilipilification isn't worth a penny.  The meaning of the word is the act of estimating something to be worthless.      

At home, for curiosity's sake, I looked it up in Webster's collegiate dictionary. But it wasn't there.

I did find it in the Cambridge dictionary on-line.  But, you can see how much time I spent in search of nothing couched in a big word. 

I'm not sure why I saved that table news tidbit, but the irony of using such an extraordinarily lengthy word to convey zero, something not having any real value was amazing.   

Why it isn't worth the breath or time it takes to read it, much less say it. It was, after all, about nothing.

We all know people who are overly extravagant with impressive words in an effort to flex their intellectual acumen and keep us guessing.  Less is often more in the art of communication.  Say what you mean and mean what you say, but do it with kindness and love. And, no one will be left to unpack the fluff, and find out it was all about nothing.  Real communication comes from the heart, and not from the head. 

Love and peace,


Rae Karen



Thursday, October 20, 2022

Fun Childhood Memories: An Angel Message


Shivering at the County Farmers' Market on Wednesday morning, grey skies and blustery winds caused a chill in our sales as Elliot and I hurried from booth-to-booth to buy fresh vegetables. The 50-degree temperature brought back fond memories of brisk winters in Alaska. I realized how much I miss the seasons, and found the cold air invigorating, shaking me awake as I stopped to examine a mason jar, filled with colorful antique marbles.
 
Marbles played a big hand in my childhood. After our dental checkups, Mom treated my two younger brothers and me to a toy at the 5 & 10 store.  Marbles were always my favorite.  I loved looking at the clear glass colors of the purees or cat's eyes.  The opaque agates didn't spark my imagination as much.    
 
Now whenever I see marbles, I smile, reminded of  simple childhood joys.  A signal to make time to have fun and play.

Several years ago, a holiday catalog sported a circular solitaire game of hand-blown glass marbles.  The large marbles resembled a host of planets circling the earth.  My childhood eyes glistened as I placed the order in time for Christmas.  
 
Hei-Hei, our playful cat, knows intuitively not to rock the marbles on the glass coffee table.
 
 
This week another childhood toy took me by surprise.  A 1956 Captain Kangaroo show popped up on my youtube feed.  Just for fun, I curiously watched for a minute, as I'd been a fan many years ago.  
 
What a surprise to see old furry Zippy getting a special intro from the Captain himself! 

 
What were the chances?! I laughed.  I didn't remember  Zippy was on the show.  But there he was. Had he been my inspiration to ask Santa for the chimp that year?
 
Afterwards, I dug out my old lovable Zippy, tucked away in an old box in the closet.  The last remnant of a gift from Santa at age five.  Threadbare, with almost no fur, Zippy still has the little red heart I stitched on his chest as a child.
 
As you can see, he still exudes love and tender affection, the innocence and wonder of childhood.

 
 
I'm not sure why these old memories are coming to mind; perhaps a sign to trust and enjoy each day with the heart of a child.   The angels encourage us to be childlike and find joy in the simple things that come our way each day.   As the saying goes, it's never too late to have a second childhood.
 
Love and peace,


Rae Karen


Sunday, October 9, 2022

Camel Synchronicity : An Angel Message

 

 Synchronicity is the language of angels but often the pieces don't come together until sometime later.  Several weeks ago, I bought a tiny pewter camel at the flea market.  And just recently, I learned the symbol for the Jewish New Year 5783 is a Camel.  

 

A year of Grace and Abundance.  We are to be like a camel and go forward into the new year to share the abundance of God's provision.  A camel can carry up to 1,000 lbs. on its back, stores up energy in its hump, and can drink 30 gallons of water in ten minutes.  Built 6-feet off the ground, camels have sturdy wide feet made to navigate over the sifting sands.  Equipped with 3 sets of eyelids and two sets of eyelashes, it can close up its nose to endure sand storms.  These mighty rugged animals can move at 40 m.p.h.  The inner philosophy of the camel is "the glass is half full."  Stay positive and the difficult will pass.

In looking back, my grandmother had a large tan stone, shaped like a camel's head, that she used to prop the door open.   After she passed on, I retrieved the camel as a stone of remembrance. Camels represent endurance and my grandmother had endured severe life challenges. Through it all, grandmother kept moving forward, growing stronger in her faith that carried her through the valleys.

Camels can travel far distances with little water offering transportation and goods.  The appearance of a camel often indicates that the journey ahead may be difficult, but we will endure and will have the "waters" necessary to be successful. We have a reservoir of energy greater than we realize that will carry us through.

 

Not only that, but God has sent his angels to accompany us all the way.  We are never alone on the journey. Love will make a way.

 Love and peace,


Rae Karen


(Camel Rock, NM, web pic)

Friday, October 7, 2022

A Good Way to Start the Day: An Angel Message

I was reminded that in order to hear angel messages, it is important to pray to know that it is possible. BELIEVE.  Angels are God's thoughts of pure intuition always available to each of us when we tune in to receive.   They inspire, guide, comfort, and offer protection throughout our day. 

While thinking about the angel blog, inspiration began to bubble up.  
 
To my surprise, it took the shape of a mug, and an angel thought. When you reach for your morning coffee or tea cup, remember your guardian angel is right there waiting to serve you on this glorious day. 
 
 What a difference it would make to invite your angel.  This comforting thought brings a smile of gratitude knowing that we have angelic support as we begin our day.  We are not alone.  We are in good company.  Awareness of our angels brings harmony into our daily affairs. We find a divine order unfolding the events.  We are at the right place, at the right time, meeting up with the right people. 
 
So why not start your day with a heavenly wake-up cup? It will give you a wonderful lift, and little miracles will occur beyond your imagination. Opportunities to both share and receive love, joy, peace, and harmony. It's worth a try...you won't be disappointed when done with a sincere and open heart. And, ineffable love will come pouring through each hour.

Enjoy your day with your angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen