Thursday, February 23, 2012

Angels--God's Thoughts

I want to share one of my favorite descriptions of angels with you today. Imagine how wonderful it could be if we lived Life with this thought ever present in mind.

"When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts. Oh, may you feel this touch,-it is not the clasping of the hands nor a loved person present; it is more than this: it is a spiritual idea that lights your path!

The Psalmist saith: "He shall give His angels charge over thee." God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies. Never ask for tomorrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment.

What a glorious inheritance is given to us through the understanding of omnipresent Love! More we cannot ask: more we do not want: more we cannot have. This sweet assurance is the "Peace, be still" to all human fears, to suffering of every sort."
(Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science)

May our understanding of the magnitude of God's Love increase today.

Many blessings,


Saturday, February 18, 2012

On Becoming Anew: An Angel Message

(Photo by Karen)

I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't go back to sleep. In my mind I kept hearing, "Behold, I will do a new thing now. I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." I recognized the Bible verse from Isaiah in my weekly lesson.

Hearing those affirming words, I become energized as I began to really take hold of and own God's promise. I was reminded that "with God all things are possible." As I laid in bed, in the dark, I could see the outline of the old camphor tree outside. I felt such a sense of promise and fullness, soon I fell back to sleep.

In the light of a new day, as I write, I can see more plainly that this sacred tree is an example of how God works, in time. What a radical change in identity... from a tiny hard seed laying in the darkness, it has grown into a towering citadel offering food and shelter to the birds and squirrels.

The birthing process seems strange, but is essential to becoming all that God intended us to be. Pushing upward toward the Light, we expand anchoring our roots deep into the earth while exploring a brand new world in higher consciousness. It truly is exciting to be alive in Christ. To be open to the infinite possibilities and ready to flow in a totally different and exciting paradigm. To make rivers in the desert or a path in the wilderness, are major transformations. Where there seemed to be no way, one will appear. We only need to trust and let go, knowing that we are in the company of God's loving angels. With the Holy Spirit, we cannot help but succeed.

This morning I watched a flock (over 30 red breasted robins) feeding on the many black berries from the camphor tree. I wondered what the robins symbolized. There were so many.

 In Angel Messages, The Oracles of the Birds, I learned, "The joyful notes of the robin's song signify confiding trust, triumph, and happiness in love, and when it comes to you, as well as these things it brings a merciful burying and laying-to-rest of old problems, old conflicts, old issues, and old selves which need to be declared dead and buried. That your life path is clear for forward movement; the red breasted robin offers itself as a guide, bearing before you a light from the angels to quicken the speed of your journeying soul."

Many blessings to you as you become more than you know.

Rae Karen

Friday, February 17, 2012

As Birds Flying...

A coughing spell caused me to leave church early not to disrupt the Sunday service. I went out to the car and sat by an old tree in the parking lot. Elliot was in church and so I was content to be in the stillness processing my seeming condition. If I am made in the image and likeness of God, then why I am not completely well? Obviously there was more inner work to do.

I closed my eyes to pray in gratitude that I was still as God created me no matter what my mortal mind was telling me. Afterwards, I looked up at the side of the church. My attention was drawn to an open window on the second floor.

How strange that I had never noticed it before. Even more strange, I thought an owl was perched on the windowsill.

An owl? I looked again. Although it was not real, fake feathers ruffled in the breeze to ward off unwanted visitors.

I smiled... owl represents wisdom. It seemed like a reminder for me to be more vigilant for my own negative thoughts that trespass into my mind. The idea was to keep a higher watch for Truth, to think God's thoughts and not my own.

Elliot soon came out to check on me. We sat in the car and he read the first page of our weekly Bible lesson. Suddenly a flock of white birds appeared, flying in formation above the church. Doves circled the church twice against a blue sky. If only I had my camera, but the memory was a sacred one. I could feel the presence of God's Love in that moment.

To my delight, birds continued to be angelic messengers for me. On Monday when I stopped by the Christian Science Reading Room to get my monthly Bible lesson, for some reason I found myself sitting on the floor going through an old box of pamphlets. I laughed when I came across one entitled, "As birds flying," an article published in a Christian Science Journal in the 50's. I was thankful for being guided.

Curious, I looked inside.

"Through Christian Science a spiritual realm of ideas is revealed when thought soars joyous, fearless, and free, expressing or reflecting the dominion, the power, and the presence of divine Love, or Principle.

Mark Baker Eddy wrote in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures", under the subheading "Soaring aspirations" (pp. 511,512) "The fowls which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine principle, Love."

The next day I received another surprise in the mail. My friend Debra gifted me with a beautiful handmade porcelain dove necklace and earrings she had bought on a trip to Nova Scotia. The emblem reminded her of the Holy Spirit. I got goosebumps reading the craftsman's card on birds:

"Birds play a prominent role in Celtic legend. As symbols of freedom and transcendence, they represent the human soul in flight, liberated from earthly ties, able to soar in spiritual communication with the heavens. Returning to earth, they bring messages of prophecy and guidance, aiding mortals on their spiritual and earthly sojourns. As spirits of the air, they provide a link between the soul and the spiritual forces of heaven."

I love the birds. If you would like to explore more on their symbolism, you may want to read Angel Messages, The Oracles of the Birds by Claire Nahmad.

Enjoy your day with the Angels and let your thoughts soar above materiality into that celestial realm of divine Love.



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Angel of Harmony

My good friend Debra gifted me with an angel coin several years ago. I tucked the Angel of Harmony into my wallet and soon forgot all about it. I love music but I'm not much of a singer. Harmony meant singing on key and since I had to lip synch in the 3rd grade chorus to blend in... harmony seemed like an unattainable goal for me.

Then recently I found the harmony angel coin buried at the bottom of my change purse. I saw harmony with fresh eyes because I'd been working with the idea of harmony and how all things work together harmoniously. Now instead of thinking about harmony just in relation to music, I realized I'd come to a whole new appreciation for how it can improve my everyday actions. By trying to stop and think before speaking or acting, I silently ask, Is this staying in harmony? Or am I being disruptive? I find that I have more peace by not reacting to every little nuisance.

After all, the law of harmony is in effect with the planets, the sun, the moon. Harmony relates to everything being in its proper right place at the right time.
The Angel of Harmony can teach the art of living harmoniously with yourself. If you are in tune with yourself, you can create harmony around you. You let each part of you have its own sound, so that everything is in agreement. By staying harmonious, we can stay attuned to the angelic messages that inspire us and clear the way for brighter days.



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Wheels!

My 93-year-old Mom was ready to travel to Florida with me for a visit. When I arrived to pick her up, I found a happy face sticker on her carpet. Where did this come from? Turns out she had stuck them on her new wheels so her black bag would stand out at Baggage Claim. A big red ribbon added a nice finishing touch.

I smiled, thinking we should always try to put on a happy face when pulling around our baggage. I pasted the sticker back on, remembering it's important to try not to lose our sense of humor as we travel through life. In A Course in Miracles, the Holy Spirit teaches that to heal is to make happy. If God truly is in and of everything, then happiness is our birthright.

Wishing you happy trails as you make your way with the Angels of Happiness today. Recently I read an important quote: Nothing great was ever accomplished without great enthusiasm.

Many blessings,


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

To Everything There is a Season

I love flea markets and second hand shops because the Angels can get creative, guiding me to unusual treasures. My heart leapt when I found this plaque recently at an antique store called Somewhere in Time. I chuckled, what better place to find this particular Bible quote: "To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven." (Ecc. 311)

It's so helpful to remember that seasons come and go. Things do not remain the same. There is a rhythm and a purpose for each. Sometimes it may feel like a troubling situation will never change, but of course deep down I know that I'm the one who needs changing.

Recently I learned about God's Law of Adjustment. When we accept and can understand and declare that the law of God is present and is in operation, we bring into power and action of God. This can be applied to any discordant belief in which we are confronted. By saying, God's law is present and in operation, we have done all that is necessary to dissolve any manifestation of error, or wrong thinking. We have surrendered the problem to a higher Authority.

I am learning that the Law of Adjustment is the universal law of Love, which brings blessings to all. It doesn't take from one and give to the other. It does not withhold under any circumstances but is ready and waiting to operate in our lives as soon as we make the invitation and set our own human will aside. (That's the hard part.)

When we can surrender, a comforting sense of peace and joy follows because we are allowing God to control all the events for us through His Law of Adjustment. By giving up our frightened sense of things and letting the divine Mind take charge, then we can see how "all things work together for good to them that love God."

All discord comes from our ego mind, whether it takes the form of sickness, guilt, annoyance, fear or trouble of any kind. When we give up our personal perception even when we believe we are right, we find the law of God is ready...and active in making the right adjustments of everything involved.

So the angels today are whispering, Relax and Let God. Now that is truly burden-free living.

Many blessings,


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love...a Journey

Angel messages pop up when we need them most. While shopping downtown I saw this message in a storefront window, Love: A Journey that has no end. A gentle reminder about what's really important. No matter what's going on in life, Love is what our sojourn is all about. Are we doing a love walk, seeing only good for good is there? Or are we so busy judging that we are blinded to the underpinnings of Love's wings enfolding every action? When I downloaded this picture, I had to smile at the light reflecting off the mirror. In truth, we can only reflect God's perfection as we are His spiritual children made in His image and likeness.

Admittedly some days I do better than others, but the test is to try to come up higher. Today may you be filled with the Holy Spirit and move and breathe in an atmosphere of God's Love.

Many blessings,


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Angel Message on License Plate 111

Angel messages sometimes come to me on license plates.  For instance, while on a ride to Daytona Beach, HI-111 was the car ahead of me on the International Speedway.

Healing with the Angels by Doreen Virtue reads: 111 is a message to monitor your thoughts carefully, and to be sure to only think about what you want, not what you don't want.  "This sequence is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up and your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds."

Funny that it would appear on the International Speedway, but that's the humor of angels.

Enjoy your day with the Angels and watch your thoughts as if on radar.


Rae Karen