Sunday, August 30, 2015

Swan: Angel Message

As a child, I loved The Ugly Duckling story by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. As the story goes, a small  bird born in a barnyard is badly treated by the others around him until he matures into the most beautiful bird of all, a swan.  An inspiring tale of personal transformation, swan is a symbol of awakening the true beauty and power of the Self.  Not only seeing it in ourselves, but recognizing it in others. 

This morning on our walk what a surprise to see a beautiful white swan gracefully glide through the rippled lake. I've seen cormorant, heron, duck, ibis, but a swan at the park, not ever. They don't like hot weather, but here it was accompanied by another northern bird I'd yet to see in Florida-- a Canadian Goose. 

At home, I learned that when swan appears, it can signal that magical realms are opening up, but you must trust and follow your true Self and your creativity.  New opportunities will be coming your way.  The Canada Goose is a signal to heed the call to the quest. To follow your heart...

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Healing Power of Gratitude: An Angel Message

Recently I read about a woman who had been critically ill for many years. A  complete healing came  after reading about the power of gratitude.  The patient began writing down everything she had to be grateful for and filled an entire book.  This new mindset of thanksgiving made her well and she  returned home in several weeks.

Our minds cannot entertain two thoughts at the same time, so whenever we are in a state of worry, fear, doubt, or guilt, healing thoughts of goodness and love, God's will for us, are blocked from our experience and we suffer.  Thoughts are things.  Changing them to the positive and true brings a flow of vitalizing energy for renewal.

As we all know, the default in our thinking tends to be on the negative side; so extra vigilance and effort is needed to speak/think/act kindly and lovingly toward ourselves and others. Our thoughts are not neutral, they hold the power to heal or not.  In A Course in Miracles, to heal is to make happy. That is our Father's will for us. Something to be very grateful for...   Along with the renewing of our minds, angelic help is ready to assist. It just takes a little willingness on our part to open our thoughts in gratitude.  In hindsight, even our biggest trials have been a blessing in disguise, giving us more spiritual depth and understanding.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Window: Opening to Angels

                                 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

I love the symbolism of this sign posted by the  cheerful window at this Inn.  The angel is blowing a horn, a wake-up call to a new day.   Webster's dictionary defines window as an opening in the wall of a building for admission of light..."   When we invite the angels into our experience, it is like creating  a window in the wall of old stony, concrete thinking.  Sunshine and fresh ideas can pour in, bringing joy and gratitude to our daily schedule.  Going it alone, without any conscious awareness of the angelic realm, is like stumbling in the dark to find a way.  Today the angel message is to open a window and see things in a new light.  Whatever may be going on, the angels are present. They can arouse humanity from the sleep of forgetfulness of our spiritual heritage.  They will  awaken you to your highest calling, your heart's desire, using all of your precious gifts you came to share with the world.

Isn't that a lovely way to wake up each morning...

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Yielding to Wisdom - A Message from the Angels

Photo from the web

The angels guided me to an old journal this morning where I discovered an exercise on observing self.  It can be helpful in staying in harmony and feeling more happiness throughout your day.

When tempted to argue ... YIELD

When absorbed with talking about yourself only, boastful...YIELD

When armed with a critical harsh judgment...YIELD

When complaining...YIELD

When about to  gossip...YIELD

When annoyed or angered...YIELD.

                    YIELD ...                                
and listen to your angelic higher wisdom before proceeding further. "Wherever you go, go with with all of your heart."  ( a teabag quote) 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.


Rae Karen

Friday, August 21, 2015

Entertaining Angels Unaware

(John William Waterhouse - Saint Cecelia)

Sometimes we may be asleep to the everyday awareness of angels. We are never alone.  Often our ego mind is busy entertaining thoughts of fear, guilt, and self condemnation, leaving no room for an angel visitation.  But the good news is that angels are only a thought away! We can choose to silence the negative self-talk and open the door to invite them in. These messengers represent pure intuition from God.  They bring inspiration in the form of concrete suggestions that can answer problems and bring more peace, love and joy into our lives.  Angel thoughts come when we quiet ourselves and listen in expectation, but we must stay awake to see what happens...

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bird of Paradise: An Angel Message

Yesterday a friend stopped by with these rare beauties. Bird of Paradise!  As you can see, the name comes from the delicate flowers that resemble a bird in flight. Orange is also the color of creativity, so the message could be it's time to let your creative ideas soar.  For fun, I looked up the symbolism of this exquisite plant. Bird of Paradise means joyfulness and also magnificence.  Exciting and wonderful anticipation!

The word "magnificence" struck a chord in me. As it had come up many times while recently reading Anita Moorjani's best selling book, Dying to Be Me; the inspirational true story of her four year battle with cancer and the near death experience that revealed her inherent worth and resulted in a complete physical healing!

Moorjani's description of that experience is very comforting and uplifting.  "During my Near Death Experience, I felt as though my body, in its solid form, didn't exist.  I was just pure energy--perhaps this could be interpreted as the  soul or spirit.  It was much bigger than the body, and I like to use the word magnificent because that's how I felt in that state."  She went on to say, that everyone was magnificent, but how much of that energy we express through our bodies into this 3rd dimension seems to be our choice.

Some final words in her book: "Always remember not to give away your power--instead, get in touch with your own magnificence."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen


Friday, August 14, 2015

Be Like A Lily: An Angel Message

When admiring the beauty of a flower, it's hard to imagine how something so beautiful could grow from a small hard seed or an ugly onion-like tuber. The mystery of becoming is hidden, but the innate potential is alive. If you've ever worked with plants,  you know that you have no control over the results.  You can only do your best to provide the necessary ingredients: water, sunshine, fertilizer.  But ultimately an invisible energy that I call Divine Love unfolds the petals.

Sometimes we humans have a strong need to control,  judging and forcing issues in an attempt to get our way. But do we really know what's best?  There is an old lesson--never force an issue; but learn the art of allowing, know that an Infinite Divine Intelligence is orchestrating the entire universe.

Christ told his followers not to worry.  "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow.  They neither toil nor spin, but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these."  The message is that God provides far better than we can imagine when we let Him.  It's important to do the preparation work, to till the ground, etc. but then step back and let Him lead. Angel messages, thoughts of pure intuition will guide as to what steps we may need to take next.

The lily is a flower of new birth.  Something wonderful is dawning within each of us, an awakening to a new vision.  The Angels encourage us to be like a lily, surrender and let it happen in joy.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Butterflies: An Angel Message

The Butterflies

The Tao turns the tides and changes caterpillars into butterflies.
Do you truly believe that it has less magic, mystery,
or meaning in store for you?
Pay attention to what within you is beginning to awaken.
The caterpillar can feel the essence of the butterfly,
even before it begins to emerge.

Remember, butterflies are never
born on the ground.
This type of total transformation occurs
only after an arduous climb up the trunk of the tree
and a perilous trip out onto the barest branch.
Risk is the cost of attaining anything of real value.

Create your own chrysalis of consciousness;
a protective cocoon in which you realize yourself more wholly.
Dawning as a radiant light,
awakening others in the same Way.

Dorien Israel, Tao Passages: The Way Home

The angels guided me to this inspirational poem from a book I read years ago.  What a comforting reminder that we are on our way to becoming more than we know.  The secret is to rest and let Life emerge in a natural way.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Fork in the Road: An Angel Message

Several years ago, I came across a passage on the fork in the road in The Angelic Kingdom published by the Ascended Masters Teaching Foundation in Mount Shasta, CA.

Archangel Zadkiel's message in 1961 was helpful: 

 "When there is any crisis to be faced by human beings, there is always a fork in the spiritual road (a subtle test, oft times unknown by the outer consciousness) wherein the free will of each person is allowed to succumb to the imperfect conditions or utilize the Cosmic Law, knowledge of which has been previously entrusted to him, for the specific service of USING THAT LAW TO RIGHT THAT WHICH IS WRONG and to emerge stronger spiritually, emotionally, mentally, etherically and physically, after participating with the Ascended Ones in such cooperative national or international service."

How many through the ages, trained even as you have been, have enjoyed the essence of the Law, played with it for their own benefaction and yet at the time of crisis have either forgotten the Law or have been temporarily affrighted by the human appearances into the erroneous belief that human willpower is stronger than the LAW OF LOVE wielded by us through our unascended chelas to set life free." 

 We are living in a time of celestial speed-up. I'm sure you're feeling the quickening. The angels will help us through this powerful transformation. Have you noticed how old patterns are resurfacing to be healed? They are a blessing in disguise, designed to boost our inner light. If we watch ourselves and don't react, as best we can, but stay in harmony and love, we will move up in higher consciousness.

Enjoy your day with the angels,

Rae Karen

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Slow Down: An Angel Message

                             Wikimedia Commons

Take today at a slower pace and you'll feel more alive.  Allow yourself to be conscious of your breath, the stirring of your heart. 

 "Idleness is the beginning of all love," the poet Ingeborg Bachman once wrote.  Practice idling in your activities today and stay open for delightful surprises.

Have a joyful day with your Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Halo: An Angel Message

                             Halo Ring - Wikimedia Commons

I love this heavenly halo shown above a thick cloud cover.   One definition of a halo is a disk or circle of light shown above the head of a person in art  indicating holiness.  Every symbol when given spiritual meaning can direct our thought to higher consciousness rising above the clouds of self doubt. Just as a halo is a complete luminous circle with no beginning and no end, so are we eternal beings. With that holy thought in mind, we can celebrate our heavenly heritage.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Arch of Triumph: An Angel Message

                                      (Wikimedia Commons)

The eternal flame of the unknown soldier burns brightly at the Arch of Triumph in Paris.  I visited the site as a child and today was reminded of that monument adorned with angelic reliefs; and how it symbolizes the light of Truth within each of us.  Although we may not see it with our physical eyes, it can never be extinguished. It's a spark of God that grows more brightly as we awaken to our true Identity.  I was thankful for this angel message as it seemed to be a sign of victory.  We may not be engaged in an physical war, but there is a fight going on in the battlefield of our mind. It's between our false material sense (the ego) and our true spiritual being. The good news is that we have heavenly help.

So whatever you may be facing today, just know the Spirit within you is forever triumphant.  Angels enfold you in a light that shines so bright that it dispels any darkened thoughts that may arise.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, August 3, 2015

Penguins: An Angel Message

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

I'd been reading about the Angel of Slowness in Anselm Gruen's book, Angels of Grace. He writes that the Angel of Slowness would like to introduce you to the art of being.  There are many things we can rediscover by slowing down, and not always rushing around to get things done.  Walk slowly, pay attention to every step, leave time for conversation, eat slowly, be deliberately aware of your actions.

Rapidly searching for a blog pic, I laughed when I saw this one. SLOW:  PENGUIN CROSSING
I slowed down to learn more about penguins.

Penguins can't fly, but because their wings are like fins that make them excellent swimmers, easily flipping from one realm to the other, land to sea.  These birds look elegantly dressed in formal attire ready to step out in style. Respectful, they walk in rows of single file, often bowing to each other.  

When the male falls in love with his prospective mate, he will give her a gift of a pebble. The couple works together in family matters. After the females lay their egg, they take off on an epic journey to the sea to find food. The fathers stay behind to keep the egg warm while the mother is away.  Two months later, the females return for a joyful reunion, just in time to witness the birth of their babies.

Slow down and enjoy your day with the Angels. There will be time to accomplish all we need if we practice conscious awareness.  

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Spiritual Training: An Angel Message

(Photo: wikimedia commons)

Just as athletes must endure physical training to be the best at their game, the Angels remind us that we too could benefit from in-depth spiritual training. One of the best ways to build up our spiritual muscle is to learn how to meditate and put it into practice each day.  Some other suggestions for training might be:

-Spend some time alone in silence.

-Pray, talk to God like you would a friend.

- Do good deeds in secrecy without taking the credit.

-Engage in reading spiritual material.

-Submit to something that you feel God is asking you to do.

-Seek to understand rather than be understood.

-Personal reflection - write down your thoughts and listen for guidance.

-Fast from food, negative thinking, or social networking for a day or so. Turn off the TV or cellphone and spend a day doing nothing but being.

-Service, look for ways to be helpful in your community or to friends and family.  Practice acts of random kindness.

-Spend time in nature.

You may want to pick one discipline and work on it before choosing another.  As we strengthen our spiritual muscle it is much easier to meet challenges in a state of grace and inner peace as opposed to fear.  We may wobble, but we won't fall down.  

Have a joyful day with the Angels and remember that you're on the "A" Team.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, August 1, 2015

How Great Thou Art: An Angel Message

Heaven Above Her - Wikimedia Commons

"Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."
           Psalm 119:18

Looking out  at the  unfathomable vastness and power of the universe, we can glimpse the mystery of Life. Our "neighborhood" in Space is known as the Milky Way. It is so  tremendous that science uses light years as the measurement tool for getting around this awesome Galaxy. Our little solar system would be about the size of a quarter vs. North America representing the Milky Way!  As grand as all of this is--our spiritual Reality transcends the limitations of time and space.  The forces of Divine Love hold the universe within an embrace of eternal infinite Love.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen