Saturday, October 22, 2016

White Orchid Angel Message

"My holiness shines bright and clear today."  
           A Course in Miracles  

Orchids are  beautiful exquisite flowers. They  appear fragile and in need of high maintenance but the Angel of Education, my angel card for today, was about to teach me a lesson from nature. 

 Many months ago when my orchid had shared her final bloom, I tucked her underneath  a yucca behind the garden bench. I decided to just let it be, hoping she would bloom again...sometime. 
This morning while watering the garden, my heart leapt when I caught sight of a tall white flowering plant peeking over the garden bench! At first glance, I thought the white petals were from an ornamental ginger from Virginia Beach. 

But when I reached down and saw the pot, I smiled at the resurrection energy. 

My old hardy orchid had grown a new thick stalk to rise to the light and bloom. It was the tallest orchid I had seen. My thoughts turned to the recent high winds during the hurricane, and I was amazed by her endurance having  weathered so well in the storm.  With God all things are possible.

As I studied her white gentle blossoms, an angel message came regarding our own relationships with people and things.  When we let go of the need to control the outcome, Providence will take care of the results. 

Things bloom on time in amazing ways!  And the pink volunteer impatiens seeded by the wind in the same pot bloomed in a flowering testimony. Patience has its own reward.  Trust.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen   

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Ladybug Angel Message

I've always loved ladybugs, but even more so since my Mom's passing several years ago. These friendly visitors have an uncanny way of making an appearance just when I need it most. 

This morning I was nudged to send my uncle a copy of my book Spiritual Lessons from Nature.  I wasn't so sure Mom hadn't given me the idea.  I scribbled a note to him regarding my favorite story in the book, Ladybugs on Parade, about Mom.

With the book mailed, I noticed the front yard was in need of weeding. Trumpet vines had overtaken the bushes from the recent rains.   

With the weeding complete, I got rearranged the potted flowers to add color to the front yard  I had moved a large pot of burgundy mums when I discovered a ladybug on my wrist! 

Her cheerful presence evoked a tearful, Awww, Mom.  It had been a long time since I last saw a ladybug.  

And to my delight, she immediately flew to my other hand, and landed on the tip of my finger. I watched her in wonder, this tiny messenger of love. 

Having completed her mission, she quickly flit her colorful red wings and departed on a new adventure. Mission accomplished. 

My heart was so thankful for the ladybug visitor. It was just the angel message I needed today!  Our departed loved ones remain very much a part of our journey by bringing joyful touches of love.  

By the way, in Nature-Speak, I learned that Chrysanthemum represents opening the heart, healing and vitality growing.  How perfect is that?

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

photo: web


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Keeping A Watchful Eye: An Angel Message

                                             Mama Peacock and her chick after the storm

Thanks for all of your heartfelt prayers and watchfulness during Hurricane Matthew last week.  With Category 3 winds, rather than worry about the birds, I asked the Angels for protection for all Life as Elliot and I sat on the sofa watching the winds roar by our  large picture window. 

Knowing the power of Psalm 91, I was able to be still and quiet my nerves   I even playfully imagined gigantic angels sitting on the edge of our roof, their legs dangling over the eaves to keep the roof attached!

We knew something special had happened though...after the storm our pink plastic flamingos were still standing in the garden.  I do believe in the presence of God's angels and we are so thankful for the blessings and safety. Duke Energy had the electricity restored in several days.  Another lesson in gratitude for all that we do have.

A drive to the rehab to check on the peacocks today was extra sweet. Mama and her two baby chicks came out by the car to greet us!   Peacocks bring a message of watchfulness, and so they are a wonderful reminder to watch and pray in all kinds of weather.  Miracles abound.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen  

Monday, October 3, 2016

White Ibis: Angel Message of Gratitude

Stopping by the park for a touch of nature, it's fun to see what birds may be  waiting with a message.  A large flock of white ibis were feeding by the lake this morning.  These tall legged waders use their long beaks to dig down deep in the earth for nourishment.  

The one shown here struck a pose with one leg up before taking the next step. Since the ibis is a bird associated with the ancient Egyptian alphabet, I took note as a reminder of a recent lecture on the healing power of thanksgiving. The audience was encouraged to write down everything we have to be grateful for. If we dig deep down giving thanks for all things, big and small, during the good as well as the  not so good times, we will learn a powerful truth. The gift of thankfulness will bring both relief and release from any resentment or self-pity, creating space for the healing blessings of love and peace.  Gratitude is a powerful practice every step of the way.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful journeys,

Rae Karen 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

When Pigs Fly!: An Angel Message

"When pigs FLY!" Do you remember that doubtful retort when you were being overly optimistic? 

Today in town, Elliot turned down an unexpected side street; one we had never used. But the detour was perfect!  To my surprise I caught a rare sight A PIG FLYING!  

This gigantic smiley PINK PIG  gliding in a blue sky above the tree tops made us both laugh.  Mom was up to something! 

 My 96 year old mom passed on  two years ago.  I had just been saying how much I missed her. This week she seemed especially close as I went through a challenge.   

Mom loved pigs. As a child she had a pet pig Suzannah on the farm. Over the years, her pig collection had hogged most of her curio cabinet. So this wonderful perfect pig fly-by gave me even more faith to keep on believing in the impossible.  Nothing is too difficult for God. Expect the unexpected.  

 What joy  our loved ones can surprise us by reaching through the veil with an uplifting message just when and how we need it most. We can rest in peace that our loved ones are closer than we think, watching over us with a heavenly smile of encouragement. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and look to be a Happy Learner as we travel the road back home.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen