Saturday, July 24, 2010
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I was guided to a wonderful source this morning. The Book of Healing by Joan Hodgson. Words give us strength and hold power. What she shares is timely and healing as we move through the challenges of our soul at this hour.
The real you is a radiant being perfect in the image of God, which has taken on a physical body in order to learn how to gain mastery over the physical atoms. This shining being, the real you, can at present only manifest in a very small degree through your waking consciousness. It is like someone learning to play a musical instrument, able to play the simple pieces. With greater practice and effort, however, the real you, the Christ you, will gradually gain complete mastery of the physical instrument and will sound notes and harmonies that you are at present unaware of. In other words, the real you will learn to use cells in the physical brain which now lie dormant, and bring radiant health and capacity for service.
It is difficult while facing physical pain and weariness, to hold fast to a positive image, for all the forces of gravity conspire to hold the spirit chained in matter, like a seed locked in frozen ground. Only knowledge and experience gives us faith during the long cold winter that the spring flowers are there in embryo, only waiting for the strength and warmth of the sun to come forth. Similarly, the real self, the shining over-soul of every human being knows that the warmth and power of the spiritual sun, the Christ, is there all the time, waiting to dissolve the ice of material-bound consciousness in which the human spirit is locked.
When sick, sad, anxious, weary or in constant pain, and it seems impossible to hold on to faith or even hope, the first step is to pray an earnest childlike prayer for light and understanding. Refuse to surrender to the pull of gravity, and pray for help that you may learn first to relax and then to rise in consciousness above the limitations of matter. This will enable the angels of healing to draw close.
And don't be tense or over enthusiastic in trying to demonstrate the supremacy of the Christ within--fierce fires soon burn themselves out. Instead keep a steady flame of faith, a quiet conviction that the in-dwelling Christ will manifest the perfection of spirit, of God, through the physical body, gently, slowly, cell by cell, day by day, as you quietly practice and draw upon the divine strength and energy within--the living flame, the Architect of your whole being.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
After a severe thunderstorm the other day, the skies cleared and I was ready to take a photo, but the blossoms were closed from the storm. Yesterday, the sun was out and once again these beautiful flowers were opening up to receive the blessings of a bright new vision.
Enjoy your day with the Angels,
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I came across this quote yesterday but didn't have a picture of a butterfly. This morning after meditation, I saw this beauty resting on a deck chair, just waiting for a photo.
The timing reminded me of a quote I wrote in my journal several days ago.
If you do not expect it, you
will not find the unexpected,
for it is hard to find and difficult.
Enjoy this beautiful day with your Angels,
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
My son David was sitting in traffic on I-95 yesterday on his way down for a visit. When I called him to find out what time he would get here, he was stuck in a jam. I suggested he ask Archangel Michael to come forth and make his path straight and clear. No sooner did we hang up when this truck, Michael and Son, passed him as the traffic began to move. The timing was uncanny and so he took this picture for me.
Thank you, Archangel Michael, for being Lord of the Way.
Enjoy your journey today with the Angels,
Monday, July 12, 2010
"You bought it, all right," he said, picking up the lid that broke in two.
"How much?" I turned the swan upside down. "$12.00."
"It's yours," he said. "Let's see if it's a clean break." He pieced the top together. With a little glue it would be as good as new.
A nearby customer witnessed what happened. "This store isn't like that. If you break something you don't have to pay for it. Just stick it back on the shelf," she said, moving on down the aisle.
"Kapparah," Elliot said. In the Jewish custom, breaking glass is a sign, Let this be the worst of it! Both of us were strangely at peace, accepting what is.
Still not clear if I was supposed to buy it or not, I carried the swan with me as we shopped. The same woman rolled by again. "You don't have to buy it!"
It seemed like a signal from the universe, but I still didn't feel quite right. We were near an opening to the cash register, I leaned over the rope. "I broke this by accident. Do I need to buy it?" She assured me that it was okay. "Leave it on the counter."
A woman waiting in line chimed in, "More people should be so honest."
I smiled, feeling like an oaf and took one last look at the swan, her long neck and dainty pink lotus flowers. She was still intact except for the lid on her back.
Later, I looked up swan in Animal-Speak. The keynote is "Awakening the true beauty and power of the Self." The swan is usually pure white. This makes it a solar symbol. "
Kind of funny how this happened on the solar eclipse. I came away with the lesson that when we make a mistake, be honest and the universe will sometimes grant us the grace of a swan.
Enjoy your day with the Angels,
Sunday, July 11, 2010
To add to the specialness of the day, when I opened my eyes early this morning, the beautiful deer had returned. Standing still, like portrait by the apple tree. Last night before bed, I looked out the window wondering where she was. It had been a week since her last visit. Yesterday I carried buckets of fallen apples to the wood's edge where she usually makes her entrance.
Another unusual thing happened this morning. When I looked at the clock it was flashing 1:01 on the dresser. I looked up the meaning in Doreen Virtue's Healing with the Angels book where I discovered that 1's and 0's indicate:
"Powerful Divine guidance from God and the angels ask you to alter your thought. Perhaps you have been praying to be happier and healthier. If so, this is an answer to your prayers. God knows that the solution you seek is born within your thoughts. Ask God to guide the direction of your thoughts and support you during your time of transition."
I also thought about 101 as the basic course or beginner's course on a given subject. One of the ways to love God is by contemplating the wonders of nature. We can encounter God through nature, as the source and the power behind and within nature. Contemplation of nature is powerful. A verse in Psalms says: "The voice of the Lord is in the water, the voice of the Lord is in the earth."
Everything is on a mission. Nothing happens by chance. There is perfect order, perfect direction. Every event fits into a grand design. When we encounter God through the beauty of nature, we enter into a relationship with God, one on one.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Birds seem to be a theme for today. It began when I selected an Angel from a new book. To my delight it was Tubiel, the Guardian Angel of Summer and Birds, (The Book of Angels by Angela McGerr.)
Every morning I welcome the day by feeding my bird friends and calling out, "Good morning, God, I love you. This is Rae Karen. "
With all the hot humid weather, I try keeping the bird bath filled. What fun to watch all the splashing. Each with its own particular style of jumping in. A family of cardinals has recently been visiting the meditation garden. These three teens with their bright red tails and crested heads try to out fly each other, practicing their new found skill. Their flight pattern, from the apple tree to the potting shed and back again, has them in a flutter of wings often nearly missing one another.
Nature was kind when I asked for a photo for the blog. A feathered friend willingly landed on the Angel in the garden. I only wish it could have been a close up shot, but you get the picture. Learning about Tubiel this morning was comforting as I know firsthand the gifts birds can bring into our lives. They brighten our days with their cheerful colors, playful antics, and sweet songs.
Elliot shared a verse from the Zohar he had read earlier this morning. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles."
May your day take flight with the Angels.
Friday, July 9, 2010
In the heat of anger - Proverbs 4:17
When it is time to listen - Proverbs 13:1
When you are feeling critical - James 3:9
When you don't have all the facts - Proverbs 18:13
If you can't speak without yelling - Proverbs 25:28
If the issue is none of your business - Proverbs 14:10
When you are tempted to joke about sin - Proverbs 14:9
When you haven't verified the story - Deuteronomy 17:6
IF you may have to eat your words later - Proverbs 18:21
If your words would destroy a friendship - Proverbs 16:28
When you are tempted to tell an outright lie - Proverbs 4:24
If your words will offend a weaker person - I Cor 8:11
If your words would convey a wrong impression - Proverbs 24:24
If your words will damage someone's reputation - Proverbs 16:27
When you are tempted to make light of holy things - Ecclesiastes 5:2
If you've already said it more than one time (it's now nagging) - Proverbs 19:13
Whosoever keepeth his mouth and tongue, keepeth his soul from trouble.
Have a joyful day with your Angels,
Thursday, July 8, 2010
When we are faced with a new situation, the first question we need to ask is, "What is the divine purpose? Is this God's will for me?" If it is, we'll sense an inner peace because we can feel His Presence. A gentle but firm nudge moving us in that direction. Although it's a little scary to go into the unknown, we can trust God to provide everything we need each step of the way. The key is each step of the way. As we take the first step of faith, the next step opens up. Step by step we make the journey and something wonderful happens along the way. We begin to change from within and find ourselves opening up to seeing the world in a different way. The Holy Spirit gives us the gift of vision, seeing ourselves and everything around us through the lens of Love.
These times we are living in are times of radical change. The most important message from the Angels is Fear not. One of the biggest obstacles to following God is fear, simply because "you have not passed this way before." Don't let the feelings of fear hold you back. Stay close to Him and remember you are never alone. God has sent His Angels to be with you in all situations.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
On the 4th, as we were watching the fireworks on TV, our cat, Angel, meowed, coming into the room with a piece of paper in her mouth. When I pulled it out, she had this message on the scroll.
If ye would find self, look within. Know what is thine own ideal - spiritual, mental, material...
(Edgar Cayce Reading 3457-1)
My Search for God group had recently been working with the Chapter on What Is My Ideal. "The true ideal is the highest spiritual attainment to be reached on the material plane; hence, it follows that our ideal must be found in Christ, who is the Way."
"To think, to speak, to act from the consciousness of my divine self that I may be like Him, that I may do the things He said I could do, and help those who have not heard His voice--this is my ideal."
Messengers come in all forms. We laughed, thankful that Angel brought us a powerful reminder on Independence Day. The answers are within self. When we follow that guidance, we can truly be liberated from our egos.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
In Animal-Speak, I learned it's the only bird known to hibernate. So maybe the message is wake up and sing a new song. While searching for Psalm 151 on the web, this inspirational video of Wynonna's song popped up on utube.