Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Guardian Angel of Birds

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.