Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bougainvillea: An Angel Message


The first time I heard the word bougainvillea, I was listening to a guided meditation tape.  It carried me beyond a wrought iron gate, down a cobblestone garden path, bordered by these beautiful flowers. Bougainvillea is one of those words that is fun to pronounce, the name as dramatic as the flower.

 I hadn't seen one until we moved South.  Now living in central Florida, I planted several bougainvillea in the meditation garden.  The past winter seemed to have killed the woody lifeless bushes, but now in the warmth of spring, they are bursting in fiery pink radiance.  

The sight of their beauty cascading over the garden bench early this morning evoked a sweet memory  of a dear friend who had quickly transitioned several weeks ago.   Beautiful inside and out,  Nancy had lived on Bougainvillea Street.  I could almost feel a touch of her serenity while sitting on the garden bench as the morning sunlight touched my face.  I found myself smiling, Hello, Nancy.   

It is a comfort to know that our loved ones never die; they drop their bodies like an old tight shoe, and dance on into the light.

Interesting that the colorful leaves of the bougainvillea are mistaken for the petals.  A tiny little five-pointed butter colored flower blooms in the center.  A gentle reminder that at our center a star shines gracefully attracting attention.  Curious, I learned the message of the bougainvillea is to infuse your life with beautiful moments.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen     

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Cowbird, A Free Spirit: An Angel Message

                             A cattle egret (cowbird) and a horse hang out together on Easter weekend.

The first time I saw a cattle egret, he stood like an ornamental hood ornament on a car parked on busy New York Avenue downtown.  The light turned green and he flew away before I could capture his photo. But I thanked him for the message: "It's time to get yourself out of park and get back on the road.  Get moving!"

 A few days later, he made another deliberate visitation.  Swooping down, he landed on a tree outside a restaurant where a friend and I were celebrating her birthday.  Curious, he watched us from the tree limb.  Satisfied, he flapped his white wings, and gracefully flew above the Main Street traffic, off to do some more window shopping.       

These birds are rarely seen around here so when this one appeared in a pasture hanging out with a pent up horse, I thanked him for another message.  

 Horse represent movement.   Another message that it's time to giddy up!

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Peacocks on Parade: An Angel Message of Resurrection

Throughout history, peacocks have been symbols of the Christ, so I shouldn't have been surprised to find these beauties on parade today.  

I tried coaxing them into fanning their beautiful feathers for a photo, but an angel whisper told me that would have to wait until the Easter morning celebration.  Their feathery 'eyes' bring a message of watchfulness.  Watch for the miracle.

Meanwhile the resurrection energy was present in this little white vinca that had blossomed in a tiny crack in the patio.  (White represents purity and spirit) This tender flower sprouted up to teach that where there's a will, there is a way! So however outrageous the odds, just keep on doing your best.  You will bloom where you are planted.  All things are possible with God.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, March 25, 2016

Jesus and the Angel in the Garden

                                                          The  Agony in the Garden (1858)
                                                                          George Richmond  Wikimedia Commons

I found great comfort that in Jesus' darkest hour when his disciples had fallen asleep, leaving him alone with his fears, an angel appeared to give the Master strength and comfort so that he could complete his earthly mission.   

The same help is available to each of us as we go through our trials. In George Richmond's painting, The Agony in the Garden, he depicts a great light cracking open the darkness revealing an angel in Christ's midst.  God never forsakes us.  He has given his angels charge over us.  (Psalm 91)

Love and joyful blessings at Easter.

Rae Karen 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

A World Service Bell: An Angel Message

(World Service Bell)

Sometimes an unexpected angel message will playfully appear on a store shelf.  I still have this treasure, a world service bell.  

 Angels have long been associated with bells.  Whenever a bell rings, an angel is getting their wings... 

We can each serve the world by ringing for angelic assistance.   

 2016 is a universal 9-year; the final year of a 9-year cycle.  Nine brings endings, a time for wrapping up or clearing out the old in preparation for the start of a brand new nine-year cycle next year. The world is in need of divine intervention. Our prayers are the leavening to raise human consciousness and bring more Christ light.  It's comforting to know that I can be helpful by quieting my mind and sending up  a prayer for peace.  Heavenly help is ever present, so why not make the time to ask and feel the peaceful blessing.

Thank you, Angels for all that you do to help us awaken to our divinity.  Thanks for the reminder to ring the world peace bell and watch what happens. It doesn't have to be a physical bell, just a little willingness to be of service. 


Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Return of the Trumpet Swan: An Angel Message

                             3-14-16  Swan returns to the lake

Elliot was in for a special birthday surprise today, after all it's Pi Day (3.14).  When we got to the lake, the beautiful swan had returned after many months away!  The lake has been going through a healing of an algae problem.  It seems that prayer helps as not only were the waters clearing up, but the heart of the lake had returned.

The message of the white swan is charm, beauty and maybe also grace.  This is not a matter of outer beauty but the inner awakening of light.  Happy Birthday, Elliot!

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  And never give up! You can never lose what is truly yours.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dolphin in the Garden: An Angel Message

Yesterday I spotted a cute little lizard enjoying a favorite garden spot. The concrete statue makes an ideal refuge as he can peek out of the dolphin's blow hole and safely observe life around him. 

Lizard represents dream time and offers a stirring to wake up and live.  It brings a lesson in detachment, a letting  go or separation from what is not in our own best interests.

In Animal-Speak, dolphin offers new promise.  "Use the creative power of communication for best success.  New growth is promised if you pursue new methods."   (Ted Andrews, Pocket Guide)

Enjoy your day with the Angels and stay watchful for the signs and wonders that cross your path.  You never know what might pop up offering insight into 

your world.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, March 11, 2016

A Dolphin 'Stampede': An Angel Message

                              (Photo from Wikipedia)

More dolphin synchronicity was at play when a friend called today asking for help from the angels regarding an upcoming move.  Unable to sleep last night, she had turned on night line news in time to catch an exhilarating video filmed on a tourist boat at Dana Point in southern California.  Hundreds of dolphins were 'stampeding' across the sea in a dynamic maneuver called porpoising (repeatedly leaping from the water).  This is their fastest mode to travel above water.  What joy to watch these 'angels of the sea' moving on purpose.  Another reminder that when dolphin appears there is a need for balance in our giving and our taking.

Enjoy Dave Anderson's Dolphin Stampede video. Be sure to scroll down the website to see the video on the right.  

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dolphins: An Angel Message

Dolphins have always had a special place in my heart.  Seven years living at Virginia Beach, I often caught a glimpse of a playful pod swimming by in tandem at sunrise.  Weaving up and down in a wake of golden waves.

Living in central Florida, dolphin sightings are a rare event.  But two weeks ago while visiting our Lady of La Leche Mission at Saint Augustine, something wonderful happened.  Elliot and I were sitting on a bench near the water's edge looking out at the beautiful view. Suddenly a large gray fish appeared out of the blue. 

It was a dolphin in the river inlet!

What joy at the unexpected sighting. 

Dolphins surfaced again this week while cleaning out my den. I'd forgotten the St. Augustine dolphin drawings I purchased at a local library sale here in our home town.   

The dolphin synchronicity seemed important.  I looked up the symbolism. When the dolphin appear, it is time to consider the rhythm of your life.  The dolphin teaches the rhythm of breath, between inhaling and exhaling, taking and giving, idea and perception.  When a dolphin appears in our awareness, we must let ourselves be inspired anew by the great plan before we dive back into our own emotions which are sometimes harmful.  Every feeling we experience should be traced back to the clear, vast, airy essence of our spiritual inspiration. "Give as much as you take! It is a spiritual order and when one observes it, one feels one's best." ( Regula Meyer, Animal Messengers)

Enjoy your day with the Angels. And watch for synchronicity along the way.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A Guardian Angel Break

Imagine how much better our day would go if we took time out for an Angel Break.  If we made time to gratefully acknowledge our Guardian Angel.  God has assigned His angels to watch over us, so why not make friends with the one who knows you best, and can help you best fulfill your purpose for being here.   

Try remembering your Guardian Angel as you go about your day.  Sitting at a traffic light, send a Thank You thought to your unseen companion.  Angel thoughts can come as sudden inspiration bringing guidance at the right time, in the right place. Stones along the path are overcome as our thoughts soar upward.  

When taking an angel break, even if it is only for a minute, a peaceful state of well-being will gently refresh you.  I've found it most noticeable in my breathing as I relax in a sweet embrace of unconditional love, and let out a little sigh of relief. I'm not alone, but in the "arms" of an Angel, and so are you.

Love and joyful blessings to you and your Guardian Angel.

Rae Karen