Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Autumn Angel

Autumn Angel
Today I found this delightful Autumn Angel on Wikimedia Commons.  It is from a 1916 book entitled, Walk Me Through My Dreams, A Picture Book of Verses by Joe Lindsay. This illustration is by I.R. Outhwaite.
I love the imagery of the illumined angel lighting the way, swirling colorful leaves so that we may walk in softness in our dreams. 
Wishing you all a gentle and wonderful awakening at this special season of the year.
Enjoy your time with the Angels, and know that you are never alone.
Love and blessings,

Monday, October 28, 2013

Going Within

The still infinity of endless peace surrounds you gently
in its soft embrace, so strong and quiet, tranquil in the
might of its Creator, nothing can intrude upon the
sacred Son of God within.
          A Course in Miracles
Yesterday my Angel card was Tenderness, and the companion quote above (from the Sayings from A Course in Miracles deck)  were a comforting match.  These are times of heavy transformation and regardless of what's going on externally, I look forward to taking time out to go within.  Spending time in meditation helps bring peace and as a result things have a way of unfolding in effortless accomplishment throughout the rest of the day. 
The angels encourage us to be tender with ourselves and kind to each other as everyone is engaged in this spiritual transformation.  Divine Love waits on welcome and is thankfully ever present. 
Love and blessings,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Symbol of Peacock and Good News

I found this artwork of Gabriel, the Archangel associated with the Annunciation on the web.  With my recent affinity for peacocks, this seemed like a perfect companion for the blog.  The keynote of peacock is resurrection.  With its colorful feathering, resembling eyes, it is also symbolic of watchfulness or wise vision. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was chosen for her purity, although Joseph initially grieved  over her condition, knowing he was not the father of the child she carried.  Her reputation was at stake.  The Angel visited him in a dream to set him straight; Mary was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

The angels help us to see that things are not always as they appear; there is a higher truth taking place, beyond our current comprehension:  Do not fear. Keep the faith and stay watchful.  Look to God and not the problem.  Love is their message. 

This week I came across these peacock boxes at Bell's.  They were the answer to a storage problem in my new little office. With only one desk drawer, I needed more space.  The decorative boxes can help remind me to be more vigilant for what I'm "storing away" both mentally and physically.  Thoughts are things.

"The light of the body is the eye:  if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." (Matt. 6:22)

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and stay open to receiving joyful blessings. 



Monday, October 21, 2013

A Snake: Message of Rebirth, Resurrection, Healing, and WIsdom

Sometimes animals show up with a message for us in a rather unique way. Early Saturday morning I laughed to see this creature had manifested over night in our neighbor's yard!  I thought it was a turtle at first, but the fangs said otherwise.  The snake has long been the subject of great controversy.  Sometimes seen as devil and sometimes as healer.

The snake is symbolic of transmutation, death, and rebirth.    It sheds its skin as it outgrows the old.  The eyes of the snake cloud over before it begins to shed its skin, then clear as it begins to shed its skin.  To mystics this indicates the ability to move between realms, crossing over from life to death, and back again.  To the Native Americans, the snake represents transformation and healing.   

I got another "angel message" when I saw this humongous inflatable snake.  It was an illustration on how sometimes we entertain wrong thoughts (error) and they balloon up overnight, seeming very real and overwhelming.  But in truth they are only enlivened by the energy (fear) we feed them.  This gigantic snake was generated by an electrical motor to keep it blowing hot air. It had no power of its own.  Just like our egos at times.   Kind of funny that before sundown Saturday evening, there was no sign that this big snake had ever been there.  So no matter whatever you're facing right now, know that you and God are a majority and that you are in the company of angels.  You are and always will be perfect, made in His image and likeness.  You are a spiritual being and nothing can change your identity as a Child of God.  So don't be deceived by your five senses, trust in a power greater than your own.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and try to be more vigilant for what thoughts you're entertaining about yourself and others.

Love and blessings,



Friday, October 18, 2013

Pink Morning Glory: Break Old Habits and Be Spontaneous

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

This morning while waiting for skydivers at The Perfect Spot, my attention was drawn to a beautiful pink flower growing in the gravel parking lot. Against all odds, it was in full bloom enjoying the morning sun.  I knew it was a morning glory and remembered fondly my grandparent's farm where they had grown in the gullies bordering the dirt lane leading to the house. 

Today Elliot and I celebrate our 16th anniversary.  I was thankful to nature for this beauty.  I looked up on the fence by the car and saw a leafy vine filled with lots of pink morning glories opened wide.  I was sorry I didn't have my camera.

Later on I learned more about the symbolism of this flower shaped like a funnel.  A funnel can be used to draw things in or help express things outward.  A morning glory is a sign to be more spontaneous in our expressions. It's time to break old habits and get out of a rut.  Just like the woodpecker message yesterday on following the beat of a new rhythm, the morning glory signifies the old way of doing things will no longer work. It's time for fresh new energies.  The vines of the flower are heart shaped and the color, pink, indicates expressions of love need be more spontaneous.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Your Newborn Purpose...

Your newborn purpose is nursed by angels, cherished by the Holy Spirit
and protected by God Himself.  
A Course in Miracles
As wonderful things begin happening under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I've experienced an ego backlash trying to shift my consciousness to the limitations of the 3-D world.  Sometimes my ego is vicious and she begins to build a case on her behalf.  At these times, I must dismiss the validity of her claim by choosing to put more faith in the spiritual than in the physical, more trust in love than in fear.  It is a battle of the mind.  I'm grateful for the comfort of the Holy Spirit and the angels that come when invited. 
 Last night I woke up wrestling with an issue, something that had a favorable outcome, but my ego was convicting me of not being a good person.  Sometimes the ego's voice is loud and insistent. I get an uneasy feeling in my abdomen.  I'm learning if  I can keep dismiss her judgments and then focus on the Allness of God, peace comes.  The angel thoughts of higher consciousness wash over me with blessings of peace and love.
This morning I found this comforting passage from A Course in Miracles.  I love the vision of my newborn purpose being nursed by angels.  It's true for everyone who listens to the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.  And don't let the ego fool you, You are a holy Child of God and always will be.  God is Love.
Love and blessings,

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sunshine Cottage

                               (Sunshine Cottage in the Backyard)

My inner child delighted at this "find."  It brought back childhood memories of living in Germany.  An old dirt road behind our neighborhood wended through a park-like setting. The Germans had plots of garden land, each with a cute little decorative cottage for storing supplies.  I was only seven at the time and enjoyed our family's evening walks down that magical lane.

I'd forgotten all about it until I assembled this cast-off, and set it up in the meditation garden by the camphor tree.  I named it Sunshine Cottage, and it has brought more light and joy into the yard.  My iris fairy is smiling now that she's at home.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Monday, October 7, 2013

Jellyfish: A Lesson in Maintaining Balance

(Jellyfish at Daytona Beach last week)

Walking the shore at Daytona Beach in the early evening, I was surprised that jellyfish the size of  medium pizzas had come in with the evening tide.  Stranded on the wet sandy beach, I could get a closer look at these clear rubbery beings. I stared at the pinkish transparent flower crowning the tops. 

There were so many I looked up the message:  

Jellyfish reside in the warm seas around the world. During warmer seasons they tend to move toward the poles, and during cooler months, they move toward the Equator.

Jellyfish hold acceptance and faith, knowing and trusting that All That Is will provide what's necessary for them to survive. They are the only creatures that rely on movement for the sustenance of their lives.  Since they have almost no ability to move on their own, they must depend on the oceans currents and the wind to move them along on the way they must go.

As they move in harmony with the currents of life, they show us how to flow with the natural forces of Mother Earth. There are some ancient healers who hold the belief that the tapestry of true spiritual knowledge is held within the transparent form of the jellyfish.

Jellyfish know how to survive and only eat the most necessary food.
If  jellyfish swim into your life, maintaining balance in all areas of your life is an important lesson for you.  

Ask yourself are you flowing with life in a balanced manner? Or wasting too much time drifting aimlessly and not enough time actively crossing the currents and heading toward your goals.

Things I'm still working on...

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Wake Up, Remember

Angel messages can appear anytime, anywhere, but some are more obvious than others!  Elliot and I saw this pickup truck at a parking lot in Ormond Beach, and this time I had my camera.  When I ask the angels what to write about, the message for the day comes in plainly, and is always one I needed to hear and to share.  I've found this to be true with anything, if I stop and ask for divine assistance, things have a way of coming together in amazing ways. 

God is Love.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


Friday, October 4, 2013

The Promise of A New Day

                                            Sunrise, October 4, 2013     Daytona Beach

Shortly after sunrise this morning, we saw the dolphins; two pods were swimming by each other heading in opposite directions, kind of like Congress these days.  The beauty of each new day as it breaks on the horizon is a glorious reminder of the grandeur of Creation and the power of the now.  With nothing in sight but the sea, the sky, the sun, and the sand, the simplicity of Life can be captured for a moment, to be remembered when things get challenging.

This morning by the sea when I opened my eyes after meditation, I was surprised to see a rainbow ascending from the top of a big gray cloud.  I took a picture, but it didn't turn out; at least you can get the idea.  The timing, a message of hope and promise, is a comforting one:  No matter how big or how dark the cloud, a rainbow is hidden behind it, a beautiful omen that all will end well. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,


P.S. My pelican friend returned to his post this morning; enjoying the sunshine on his back.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Patient Sunrise: An Angel Message

                                Sunrise this morning at Daytona Beach

The sun was slow to rise this morning; the sky had already lightened, but no sign of that golden energizing ball of light on the horizon.   Patience paid off, because it did finally appear in a dramatic and beautiful way, breaking through the clouds. 

Some birds that enjoyed the start of a new day...a snowy ibis.

Wading in.

And, one of my favorites, the pelican scanning the surf for breakfast before making a plunge

Pelican is a good messenger right now.  He symbolizes staying buoyant and riding the waves, the storms will soon pass.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,