Friday, June 30, 2017

Create, Create, Create: An Angel Message

Isn't it amazing how creative one can be in the moment on a summer day at a sandy beach.   What inspiration is coming from your Angels today?  Whatever it may be, have fun being you and celebrate your life.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen  

1st Photo: Wikimedia Images
2nd Photo:  Wikimedia Images.
                  Great Sand Dunes National Park
                 Girl Making Sand Angel
                NPS/Patrick Myers

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Zsssst!: An Angel Message

You probably have noticed how certain objects appear within your range for a definite purpose.  You are going along when something suddenly catches your eye;  Zssssst! your energy is charged!  I've come to realize these special times are angel messages.  You may not fully understand the symbolism, but you know it is meant for you.

Many years ago, when  I came across Woman in Garden (above),  the timing was less than ideal.  Elliot and I had traveled by car from Virginia to visit his Dad in rehab up in New York.  One day we took a lunch break in a nearby quaint town.  West Hampton, to my delight, had a walking tour of the town's special trees.  I knew I was in the right place.  Off the beaten path, we stumbled upon a little bookstore that had artwork for sale in the yard.

One large painting in particular caught my eye.  The artist had captured the colorful beauty of a lovely garden, and the Victorian woman's dress blended in as if she were becoming one with the beautiful flowers.  Looking at it intently,  a feeling of that oneness washed over me.  I would often blend in with nature while gardening at home.


The huge nicely framed poster of Woman in Garden had a circle sticker marked "2".  Elliot assumed that because of the pricey area, it would be too expensive to even ask the cost.  Besides we were downsizing for an upcoming move.  On our way back to the car, my soul began to whisper as we walked by the village boutiques and eateries.  "Turn around.  It's for you."   

 I knew I would regret not listening.  So after a debate, we returned to the shop.  My find  turned out to be only $2!  The money went to the bookstore owner's college-age daughter who was selling her personal things for a New Shoes Fund. I was happy to make a contribution, grateful my feet had followed my heart back to the bookstore.

Today you may want to pay closer attention to what speaks to your soul as you go about your day.  You may be surprised at what you will find.  Zsssst!   Life is like a flower.

Enjoy your Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(Artwork:  Woman in Garden by Frederick Frieseke)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Heart Flame: An Angel Message

God speaks to us all the time in the circumstances of our lives.  We seldom pay attention.  We keep asking for direction.  God keeps on answering us through a friend, a spouse, a co-worker, a neighbor or a child, and we can't see it or hear it.

 After our morning meditation yesterday, Elliot pointed to the prayer candle on the coffee table.  At that moment, the flame appeared to be flickering from the heart of Christ.  It was a tender sight, and a wonderful reminder to keep the flame within our own hearts kindled.   Reach out to someone in love and you experience God.  Allow His love to glow brighter and brighter day by day.

In Psalm 95, there is a phrase:  "If today you hear His voice, harden not your heart."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Our Lady of Light: An Angel Message

Often at Our Friends of the Public Library sale, the angels direct me to the book needed most. Personal Revelations of Our Lady of Light  was one of those deliberate finds.

Our Lady’s Request, March 23, 1994

Dear children,
I ask today that you contemplate your actions. 
At the end of the day, when you lie down to rest, 
study your feet. Where have they gone this day? 
Also look at your hands. What deeds have they 
performed this day? Wherever you went and 
whatever you did, would you be comfortable 
if Jesus were at your side? 

I tell you now, He was. 
Jesus is always with you.
I am your mother and thank 
you for your response.

Her message came again when we bought a statue of Mother Mary for the garden. She took her spot under the tall orange tree at the far end of the back yard. This shaded tree had grown up high to seek the sunlight so it would bear fruit.  For that reason, I decided to call our new statue Our Lady of Light.

When I took her picture, I saw the old rusted crowbar up against the orange tree. It had been uncovered when clearing the weeds the previous year.  Now the symbolism came to light, and I chuckled. I need a crowbar to pry me away from my ego's insatiable desires at times!

Don't let your crowbar get rusty was the perfect message.  There are so many distractions in our daily lives.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, June 26, 2017

What Goes Around, Comes Around: An Angel Message

If things seem out of control in your life, the angels suggest doing something good for someone else. Your trust in God will be strengthened as you surrender the solution to what is beyond your present capability and focus on helping another.  The goal is always peace.  Then, watch how creative Divine Mind will get to bring an answer to what seemed like a hopeless situation.

If we can trust that this "initiation" or "trial" has come as a gift and not a punishment because we are now ready to pass the test, we can grow spiritually from it. Gratitude will replace fear and any blocks to giving and receiving Love will be lifted.

These karmic patterns are often repeated until we finally learn the troublesome lesson. If we practice avoidance, a new cast of characters may enter our life to help us recognize the issue is within us!  By accepting responsibility, we can ask our angels for help in seeing it differently.  Love and forgiveness heal all.

 It is not you that shape God, 
it is God that shapes you. 
 If then you are the work of God, 
await the Hand of the Artist who 
does all things in due season. 
 Offer Him your heart, soft and tractable, 
and keep the form in which the Artist has 
fashioned you. Let your clay be moist, 
lest you grow hard and lose the imprint 
of His fingers.
                   --Saint Irenaeus

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Being You: An Angel Message

Angels, what message would you have me blog today?

"Wings of love enfold you in the mists of any confusion.
Feel the warmth of our love gently melting away any fear.
Know that you have the time, the energy,  the talent, and
all of the resources to do God’s will for you today.
Abide in His smile and trust that you are at the right
place. You can brighten your corner of the world
by being you. Let your light shine."

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and trust that you make a
difference wherever you go.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Your Wings of Light: An Angel Message

Unfold your wings of light, 
and in the eye of your thought, 
soar with the stars into
 the farthest reaches of heaven, 
where untold suns blaze with light. 
 For at the beginning of the times, 
the Holy Law said, 'Let there be Light, 
and there was Light.' 
And you shall be one with it, 
and the power of the Holy Light Stream
 will fill your whole body...               
              -The Essene Gospel of Peace.  

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(photo from web)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Angels of New Beginnings

                                                         (Artwork from Doverpictura)
Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.
                              --Richard Wilbur

I love the early morning hours of dawn when everything is fresh. The world is just waking up to a brand new day.  We, too, are born anew.  Yesterday is gone and today marks a new beginning.  Angel messages can come to each of us on wings of grace and love.
Inspiration on living today to the fullest.

Enjoy the day with the Angels.  And remember God loves you!

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Lesson on Service: An Angel Message

                                            (Photo from web)

Now that summer is officially here, the energies are more supportive to connect with nature.  We can learn many lessons by spending time in the garden or at a park.  When we take time to notice the beauty that surrounds us, we can find clues on how we too can grow in grace.

Who may tell the rose where or when to bloom?
For it takes from whatever may be its surroundings,
and when encompassed even by man it does the
best possible to be the beauty, the joy, and to give
out that which is pleasing in the service to God.
Thy whole lesson is in that.
--Edgar Cayce Reading 2778-2

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Welcome Archangel Uriel, Ruler of the Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice!

Today marks the longest day, and the shortest night of the year. Welcome Archangel Uriel, ruler of the summer season. His name means "Light of God" and he brings an understanding of the Divine to humanity. The most radiant of angels, he has been called the "Flame of God."

The new summer energies activate a powerful time within us to reach our spiritual goals.

--It can awaken great spiritual inspiration.  Our intuitive faculties become heightened.

--It creates an opportunity to link with other light-minded souls.

--It provides an opening to work in harmony with the Nature kingdom.

--It releases energies that create opportunities for confidence, strength, and hope.

--It presents an ideal time to renew the mind and attune to the highest consciousness by merging the brow and crown chakras (the male and female polarities.)

Call on Archangel Uriel for help to understand why things are as they are.  He enables us to trust in the Divine plan, so when things appear to be going wrong, know that everything will ultimately work out for the highest good and greatest joy. He offers the gift of discernment by helping us find our inner light.  With his fiery flame, he can assist in severing obstacles that are blocking our path to success.

Happy Summer Solstice!

Enjoy your day with the Angels,

Rae Karen

Monday, June 19, 2017

An Itsy, Bitsy Angel Messenger

This morning an "angel" message unexpectedly dropped down while I was stirring a pan of oatmeal on the stove.  Half-asleep, my ego began to stir in less than positive thoughts.

When I looked up, to my surprise, a tiny spider had dropped down from the kitchen ceiling.  Suspended on her fine, silk thread, she was positioned perfectly at eye-level to me.  I got her message right away:  What are you creating (cooking up) with your thoughts?

Thankful for the gentle reminder to choose love over fear, I stopped negative thinking as I was reminded that more than doers, we are deciders; once we make up our minds, action follows.  So choose love.

In the scriptures, the angels repeat:  Fear not.

Unseen help is always present when we keep our thoughts on high.  God is Love and wants to bless all.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day! An Angel Message

(Dad and Me -  a photo of a photo as the scanner is down.)

In 1971,  I had just returned to Virginia, with my first husband, from a two year military duty in Fairbanks, Alaska.  At that time, Dad was in a veteran's hospital in Maryland.  We paid him a visit and then I wrote a long overdue heartfelt letter expressing my love and gratitude for him.  Our relationship had always been a rocky one.   A week or so passed, when we had an emergency call that Dad was in intensive care.  As I watched the monitor record his heart beat, I wondered about my letter.  Had I waited too long?  Dad died that night at the age of 56.

The day soon came when the unopened envelope was delivered to me.  That letter caused more grief than his passing.   It took ten years before I could share what happened without shedding a few tears. Friends and family reassured me that my father knew my true feelings.

On a brighter note, in 1999, I woke up one Father's Day morning long before dawn. Eyes closed, I began thinking about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is strong in me. I let that powerful thought sink in to my mind.  The more I silently repeated the words: The Holy Spirit is strong in me, the stronger the loving Presence became.

Then, to my surprise, my father's face appeared in my mind's eye.

It was so unexpected.

I began reflecting on his life. The gifts he had given me. Life. Creativity.  There wasn't anything he couldn't do if he put his mind to it.  He was a journalist, military leader, and a free thinker.  He thought Madison Avenue was a trap. He wasn't religious but believed God was a Supreme Being. When I was a child, he seemed to be an angry man. I didn't understand the war memories he hid deep within that earned him The Purple Heart.

After much reflection that morning, I found myself welling up. "I love you, Dad. I am glad that you were my Father. That I am the person I am. I thank you for all the gifts you gave me."

Then I remembered. It's Father's Day! So that's why I saw you.

My heart was filled with a peaceful gratitude. When my husband, Elliot,  woke up,  I shared my experience. Dad had been frustrated by the times he lived in. An Aquarian, he was fifty years ahead of his time, and misunderstood.

A sudden thud interrupted me.

The framed picture of Jesus on my nightstand had toppled over, and the lamp turned on!  The darkened room filled with light!

Ripples of goosebumps brought a rush of tears.

In that moment, I knew Dad was with us. 

 "I know you're here, Dad. I love you!"

Later,  my logical mind kicked in.  "Did the picture trigger the lamp when it fell?" I asked Elliot.

But he had heard the lamp CLICK as it turned on.  Elliot smiled. "Accept the gift."

I can't think of a better gift.  Love is never ending and extends beyond time and space.  Happy Father's Day!

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Light the World: An Angel Message

                                          (photo from the web)

While browsing through a photo collection in hopes of fishing out a blog, an angel thought directed me to choose this one.  A picture is worth a thousand words and so this outer space shot speaks about the division that appears to be happening in our world today.  Clearly I could see that I am at choice as to how I live the dream.  Light easily shines away any darkness  (ignorance).  We know this by lighting a candle in a dark room.  In the soft glow, we can see what was hidden.

The angels encourage us not to despair over seeming appearances.  There is more going on than meets the eye. But they need our help, too. The Light is uncovering what has been in the shadows so that it can be revealed to be healed.  That's why every loving, kind, thought and action we take each day helps to dispel the dark.   Our prayers and meditations make a world of difference.  And when we go about our day knowing that the Angels are with us, guiding and protecting our way, the places we go and the people we meet are influenced in ways we may never know.

This is a time of radical be of good cheer.  As Christ said, I have overcome the world."

Divine Love is the answer to every problem.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, June 9, 2017

A Garden Surprise: An Angel Message

Thanks to all the recent rain, the garden was lush this morning.  All the flowers and plants were standing tall soaking up the welcomed sunlight.  As I sat on the patio under the old camphor tree, soaking in the beautiful sights, my eyes were suddenly drawn to a tall plant by the fountain.  A lovely shade of orange caught my attention.  A closer look revealed this large colorful grasshopper as she too rested in the warm light of a new day.

I love the many ways God speaks to our hearts; and a favorite of mine, is nature.  Angel thoughts will direct our view and when I am attentive, I get a message.  This beautiful messenger seemed to be hand painted with celestial hues, decked out in a rich texture.  And her tremendous size speaks of a giant leap humanity is about to make in consciousness.  Grasshoppers are all about leaping forward.

Something kind of funny happened at my last eye appointment.  The TV in the lobby featured a fixer upper program.  A couple had bought an older home and renovated it.  In one of the finished rooms, the decorator had taken large letters and spelled out on the wall:  "MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE."  The timing of this synchronicity was so amusing that I chuckled.

I'm so thankful to the Angels for helping us to direct our thoughts beyond so-called appearance. There is always more going on than meets the eye.  Trust in God's loving Presence and Power would solve every problem now.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Stepping Out with a Watchful Eye: An Angel Message

Love waits on welcome, 
not on time.
    A Course in Miracles

This beautiful peacock is stepping out with a most needed angel message.  It's time to put our best foot forward and unfold our beautiful wings.  This hurting world needs our loving kindness and prayers now, so be on the watch. And like the Angels, we can choose to share a warm smile, a comforting word, or a gentle hug with those we meet as we go about our day.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Angels of Vision and Creativity!

It's great to be back after a long season of healing a physical eyesight issue.  Like all challenges, they can be an opportunity to sit in stillness and surrender to the lessons to be learned from these gifts.   There were many! I began to focus on spirit and became less judgmental as I could only discern the spiritual essence of those I would encounter.  All bodies had morphed into dimly formed shapes as if being seen under water.

I, too, began to gain a better understanding that I was not my body.  Deep within me I became acquainted more with that perfect part of me that is eternal, untouched by human perceptions.  I found a quiet assurance of peace as I lived each day, moment to moment, practicing the inner presence of divine Truth until my eye surgery three months later.  It was a time of extreme growth and I know I never could have gotten through it without the help of Christ and the Angels.

On May 3oth, as I got ready for my follow-up eye visit, I decided to wear my new green Life is Good T-shirt.  Two tall trees pictured on the front with the phrase, Let's Come Together, is written underneath.  A last minute thought came to wear my flower pendant from Mom several years ago (shown above), but I couldn't find the chain. 

At the doctors, I got a wonderful report.  20/20 vision in my right eye.

Here's where synchronicity comes into play, as only the angels can do.

Several days later, a distant friend sent an email video of a beautiful crop circle. Watching it on youtube, an inner voice prompted. That flower is like your pendant.   And the Circle had appeared at Chicklade, Wiltshire, England on May 30th, the same day of my appointment. 

You can view the beautiful footage here:

Afterward I hurried to my jewelry box.  Did the flower have six petals?

It did!  

When these synchronicities appear, you may have noticed an excitement, a charge of energy that uplifts you beyond the mundane. Expansive.  While they are personal in nature, they are universal in consciousness as we are all united in Divine Mind.

 The number 6 has to do with harmony and balance, and a flower is a beautiful expression of God's Love.  I was reminded of a verse in the Return of the Bird Tribe by Ken Carey: 

Something is touching down upon this earth, something from the stars.  Something is landing upon the still waters of the hearts that trust in God, speaking to the hearts of people who love.”  

The next morning, these two angel cards were randomly drawn together for daily guidance.  The Angel of Vision and The Angel of Creativity.  

In his book, Rising Out of Chaos, Simon Peter Fuller writes that England is the heart chakra of the world.  For over twenty years, the English countryside has been the recipient of these transformational symbols.  And humanity is called to keep our vision on high, seeing with the lens of Love.

Love and joyful Angel blessings,

Rae Karen