Saturday, October 31, 2009

Blue Flip Flops

The scent of sweet ginger flavors the breeze
Rustling leaves of autumn at my feet
Decorating my blue Flip Flops
On a warm Halloween.
Sitting in a blue chair
under the old apple tree.

Pale pink impatiens sway tall on heavy stems.
Awaiting peace after a summer's growth.

St. Francis prays in the garden.
In this little commune of mossy stones, spiderwort.
Jaded green iris blades point upward.
A garden is a most sacred spot.

A hush of heaven stirs.
The tall ginger plant bows with reverence to the wind.
Angel cat, through the screen door, watches.
Fully sensing the mystery of what is unseen
But not unnoticed.

Angels dance on lacy ferns
Kissing butterflies with heavenly breath.
Life is full.
Ever expanding.
Grow! Grow! Grow!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Traveling Lightly with the Angels

I took this picture on our last trip to New York as we crossed the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Imagine building a bridge like this in only five years? Bridges are wonderful connectors getting us easily to places that otherwise would be difficult passages. The angels act as unseen bridges between this world and the unseen. As we go about our daily activities, the angels are with us. Just invite them in and watch the results. I always call upon Archangel Michael to go forth and make my path straight and clear. When shopping, whenever I remember to ask the angels for help selecting an item, it's amazing what results I get. Make a pest of yourself and invite your angels to be with you wherever you go. Tomorrow Elliot and I are heading for New York. We'll be traveling lightly with the angels. Archangel Raphael oversees all travel. Call on him the next time you're taking a trip anywhere.

Until next week, wishing you joyous gentle journeys with your angelic friends.

Many Blessings,


Friday, October 16, 2009

Hawk as the Messenger

(Photo by Karen Hauck)

Have you ever noticed how you happen to stumble upon something that seems a perfect message for you. It's as though an unseen hand reached out and tapped you on the shoulder. Take a look at this!

One day while searching the web, I came across this posting about the hawk, my animal totem. Unfortunately, I don't remember who was the author.

"I was read a prophecy six years ago, by a 17 year old girl from China who was handed an ancient Chinese Shamanic I-Ching book by a stranger. The elderly woman at the Beijing Airport gave an ancient book of the Dao-da-Ching to this young girl as her and her parents were immigrating to California. She read me the oracular wisdom, from an important question I had asked that day. I had asked about my soul’s journey. We exchanged wisdom in an Instant Message:

"A lonely hawk, between earth and sky, crying for the loss of her group, tries to ask, how many soul mates she has, not so many to this day. The person who receives this reading has much talent, it's like she sings so well that few can understand to fit anywhere. Left out at
the edge of the World, she has the wrist to twist the earth, but does not see the day that she will be happy. To the person who got this message, please view yourself higher, do not mingle or settle like all the others, and do not waste your precious life time."

The Edgar Cayce ( readings state that hawk is the stage of humankind that represents wisdom. In his book, Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews teaches that the hawk is the messenger of the gods akin to Mercury. Hawk soars above, seeing the big picture.

Angelic blessings,


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Become A Contagious Spiritual Firebrand

“It is not enough in this final hour to be lightbearers—each one must become a contagious spiritual firebrand, whose presence immediately catches up the sleeping spirit of every man and woman and thru association, makes that spirit arise, throw off the shadows that have dimmed the radiation of its natural estate, and become also a contribution to the light of the world." (The Bridge to Freedom, Volume 1, Ascended Masters Teaching Foundation, Mount Shasta, CA)

May your enthusiasm catch fire today and blaze a trail for others to follow.

Angelic Blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, October 5, 2009

Angel of the Apple Tree

Every visible thing in this world is put in charge of an angel.
--Saint Augustine

I have always loved the trees. Just seeing them outside my window brings comfort like this wonderful old apple tree on the farm.  My praying angel statue has found her post in the shadow of the fruitful tree.

When we first moved here in early Spring, it wasn't long before the old apple tree blossomed in a beautiful gown of pink fragrant flowers.  What joy to awaken and see the radiant full moon illuminating her pink petals.  There was a mystical feeling as I listened to the crickets singing.  Everything in the garden seemed to be enlivened so much so that I could almost feel its breath upon the earth, declaring Grow! Grow! Grow!  My eyes filled with joyful tears for the beautiful expression of nature.  It was a far cry from our previous home on busy Atlantic Avenue.

One day while weeding underneath the apple tree, a perfect apple fell off the old tree and landed near me. Usually I gathered the apples to feed the deer at the edge of the woods.  But this gesture seemed so deliberate that  I took it as a delightful invitation to share the fruit of my tree friend. Gratefully, I picked it up and washed it off.  Having read about the star symbol inside the apple, I decided to check it out for myself.  I cut the apple horizontally, and there it was: a perfect star imprinted by the hidden seeds.

I sat down by my apple tree friend, and thanked her for the gift before taking my first bite. Trees are very special fact, some of my best friends have been trees.

Angelic blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Peel Away the False Masks

Angels, what would you have me write today?

"You are not the face you see in the mirror. Be not deceived when looking in a glass darkly. The light in you is eternal. Peel away the false masks that shroud your radiance. Fear not to be yourself. This is your gift to the world this
day. Trust that you are more than you presently know. Rely not on your own power but lean on the everlasting arm of the Divine."

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Praying Mantis

The other night a most curious voyeur was peeping in the living room window. A praying mantis. Upside down on the windowpane, his world was topsy-turvy. Motionless, he stayed there halfway up the glass. Occasionally I've seen them in the bushes or grass, blending in with its environment, but this one was making quite a spectacle of himself.

The next morning he was still there. What tenacity. I grabbed the camera and tried to turn off the flash. His prayer vigil was suddenly interrupted by a bright light. In Animal-Speak by Ted Andrews, I learned that the praying mantis is all about the power of stillness. Through learning to still the outer mind and go within, we can draw upon greater power. That stillness can be simple prayer, meditation, or even sleep. Then when it comes time to act, we can do so with surety and great power.

I thanked the Praying Mantis for the message. "Be still and know that I am God."

Wishing you a peaceful day,