Monday, May 16, 2016

Canna: An Angel Message to Confide in Heaven

Many years ago when I began gardening, a favorite was to bloom, the tropical red canna, tall in stature, bold in blossom, and dressed in a variegated maroon and green leafy foliage.  

When we moved south to Florida, my Virginia cannas made the trip to the Land of Flowers in the car. But the intense heat took a toll on them in the full sun, so now they are happy in a bed shaded by the camphor tree. 

To my delight, yesterday while sitting in the garden, the late afternoon sun tapped me on the shoulder. Turning around, I caught sight of a beauty.  A tall canna stood bathing in the narrow shaft of sunlight between the houses.  

 It just goes to show that sometimes after a major move, a little adjustment helps us bloom at the perfect time in the perfect spot. 

I learned the symbolism of the canna:  Confide in Heaven. 

I was so thankful for the angelic flower message. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Mother's Day Gift from Nature : Angel Message

On Mother's Day rather than eat at a crowded restaurant, Elliot and I enjoyed a take-out lunch on a picnic table lakeside at Lake Helen. 

After lunch, I sat with my back against an old cypress tree, gazing at the peaceful lake. 

It was a familiar spot as I'd sat on the old trees "knobby knees" when Mom had passed on two years prior. 

 Now looking up, I could see that the old cypress had a fresh canopy of bright green leaves. The joy of springtime!  

Looking down at the intricate roots growing above ground round  the old tree, I saw a white rock embedded in the roots. Curious, I dug it out and discovered my rock was a snail shell! Am I moving too slowly? I wondered, examining the hard empty spiral shell.  Guilt crept in.

But an angel message softly reminded me that life is a journey, an ever expanding spiral upward toward infinity.  

Thankful for the Mother's Day gift from nature, I tucked it in my pocket, to add to our garden.  

Digging into the symbolism of the present, I learned: "Snail is a sign to protect your vulnerable emotions and spirit.  Bring your Holy Inner Child out of the shell.  Look at walls you have built around you."  (Animal Speak Pocket Guide by Ted Andrews)

Enjoy your day with the Angels and ask their help if you have any walls that keep love out. 

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Manus: An Angel Message (Revised)

A recent visit to historic Saint Augustine in celebration of my birthday presented a surprise. On a stroll back to the hotel after dinner, the glow of sunset lit up this mighty hand holding an obelisk.

A quote from the artist on a plaque.

"The cradling hand is simultaneously reflective of an offering, a gift of security, safety and ultimately, control.  That which we hold in the palm of our hand can have monumental consequences."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

(Obelisk Art 450, public art
project by

Correction:  the original blog had taken a quote from the 
Internet and not the one on the actual monument shown here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

We Are The World: An Angel Message

Earlier this week, I ducked into the Dollar store for a greeting card, and on a whim hurried to the garden section. Imagine my surprise to find this rubber ball tucked behind a flower pot on the shelf.   The world seemed oddly out of place, or was it an angel reminder?  The more we love and tend to our beautiful planet, the happier we will be.  

The cashier laughed when she heard how I found it.  "It was meant for you," she said.  

"We are the world," I smiled, remembering this fantastic heartfelt song.  You can view it on youtube.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen