Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More on Guardian Angels

I found a neat little booklet on guardian angels at our Lady of LaLeche bookstore. I liked what it had to say about not only practicing a tender devotion to our own Guardian Angel, but to practice acknowledging the Guardian Angels of others. When we meet people we should at the same time we greet them, also lovingly silently salute their Guardian Angel.

Also when we enter a church or any other place where numbers of persons are gathered, it is good to remember to salute all the Guardian Angels present. When we walk the crowded streets of a city or town, let us silently or inwardly contemplate the Angels who accompany all in our presence. It's a wonderful transformation when I can remember to do this.

I've been practicing on our trip by thanking the Guardian Angel of each town or city we pass through. Now I am giving thanks to the Guardian Angel of Deland. It is comforting to know that wherever we go our angelic partnership is never interrupted. Our own Guardian Angel is with us through all our experiences.

May you day be filled with the joy of the Angels.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Sacred Tree, I am a Child of God, Just as You

Yesterday Elliot and I couldn't find a parking place in Saint Augustine. We had called out to the angels for help, but it just wasn't happening. The weather was warm and sunny and everyone was down town. It was so busy that we decided to head back to the hotel and return on Sunday morning. We had driven a few blocks from the congested area when I saw street parking in front of a large church. It was in a park with oaks and cedars near the water. We decided to stop.

In the courtyard of the Prince of Peace Church, we came upon an old tree standing alone.
I wondered if it was a cedar of Lebanon?
Elliot looked at the plaque. "What does it say? I asked backing up to take a picture.
"It's a message from the tree," he smiled.
I thought he was kidding me.

But when reading the beautiful words out loud, my eyes began to well up and goosebumps tingled my arms. For I have always felt this way about the trees, but having it confirmed in such a loving, touching way melted something deep inside me. Just the day before I had sent up a prayer for a forest of trees felled behind the hotel in Savannah.

This powerful message is meant to be shared.
Here's what the old cedar tree had to say:

"Behold me! The silent witness,
I have known it all,
Listen to me as I speak
through the wind.

I am a child of God, Just as you.
He sends me water from the clouds.
He sends me light and warmth of
the Sun to nourish me.

It is my responsibility to
provide you with clean air and
I shelter you and keep you.

Beneath my boughs, deer have grazed,
and Native children played.

Beneath me I have seen the vices of men:
greed, ambition, deceit,
And the virtues of Faith, courage,
compassion, heroism,
Even self-sacrifice

I am a child of God, Just as you.

Learn from those who have gone
Bend, but hold your truths; stay
strong and persevere, as I have.

Come, don't be shy; place your hand
upon me.
I will share my strength with you.
God has given us all many gifts.
Rejoice in them, share them.

I am a child of God, Just as you.
We are all God's children."

Elliot and I both touched the tree, grateful that we were guided to come to this wonderful place.

The Church is on the sacred grounds of the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche. And is the birthplace of Christianity in America, dating back to September 8, 1565.

I am learning the more I can let go, the greater the blessings. This is a time of amazing synchronicity. Have you noticed it, too?

Enjoy your day with the Angels.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Heading South...

(photo from the web)
I counted 32 in a large flock of Canadian geese flying by this morning. The call to heed the quest. I found myself sensing their freedom as they headed in a new direction. An opportunity has come up for us to spend the winter in Florida, hopefully in the warm sunshine. We are stepping out for a new adventure and it's kind of funny how it all came together with the help of the Angel of Risk no doubt. I know the Angels are guiding us and so we'll stay open to see how everything unfolds "down south."

"The Holy Spirit teaches that you always meet yourself,
and the counter is holy because you are."
(A Course in Miracles)

Many blessings,


P.S. I plan to keep up the blog, so I hope you'll check in
from time to time. Remember your Angels are with you
wherever you go and when traveling Archangel Raphael
is the one to help.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! 1/1/11

At first glance 1-1-11 peaks one's curiosity. In Healing with Angels, Doreen Virtue tells us that the meaning of 111 is "to monitor your thoughts carefully, and be sure to only think about what you want, not what you don't want. This too is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up and your thoughts are manifesting at record speeds."

Did you know that 2011 begins a 4 universal year of a nine year cycle? This year it is important to build the inner foundation in preparation for the expansion that will come with the universal five year in 2012. There is lots of heavenly help to achieve that goal.

What a beautiful thought to imagine that this year I will be accompanied by the angel of whatever virtue I feel would help me the most. The idea comes from Anselm Gruen's book Angels of Grace. Spending a year with an awareness of that angel can be life changing. You may want to try it. Choose a particular angel to accompany you in 2011. One you believe would do the most good and watch for the results.

Last week I selected the Angel of Risk to be with me in 2011. "The Angel of Risk may give you courage to be daring in your life and to risk new ways for yourself and the people around you. May the Angel of Risk strengthen your backbone and keep your back free, so that you are free to risk yourself and trust your innermost impulses without constantly needing assurance and support. The world will be grateful to you if you dare something new."

Several days later I had a good laugh when I opened the mail. I found a large magnet. "Be a RISK TAKER!" with the verse "...Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9 NLT)

Wishing you a joyful, peaceful and prosperous New Year with your Angels.