Monday, April 30, 2018

Doing the Impossible: An Angel Message

The angels deliver inspiring messages often in surprising and delightful ways.  Whatever we value can be turned into a teaching tool to raise our mental altitude and bolster our faith.  

The universe was joyfully creative last week. A handmade postcard arrived in my mailbox all the way from Hamburg, Germany.  I smiled at the amazing delivery.  Against all odds, the international postcrossing mail got through! My street address had been peeled away by the postal machinery! 

Even better, I loved the double message portrayed in the perfect photo by my new German friend.  The bee has been a long time symbol of accomplishing the impossible!  And so it did, creating quite a buzz in my mailbox!   For a long time, scientists couldn't figure out how a bee could fly with such tiny wings and a big body. It was aerodynamically incorrect.  Turns out, the secret lies in the accelerated speed in which they move their wings.  

And, like this creative postcard, the bee is also a reminder to extract the honey of life while the sun shines.

If you're reading this, the angel message is for you.  Keep on having faith. More is going on than meets the eye.  So accelerate your wing speed to fulfill your dreams...all things are possible with God.  

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Breaking Through, Beating the Odds: An Angel Message

I love it when an angel message is delivered by nature.  It can pop up anywhere at anytime but because we are subtly nudged to notice, we get the deeper meaning. Yesterday morning, Elliot and I were starting our walk through the neighborhood.  Passing by the vacant house next door, a single tall wildflower caught my attention.  Swaying on her tall stem like a ballerina in the morning sunshine, her presence was commanding.  I'm not ashamed to admit that I often talk to plants so I thanked her for her performance.  Yellow is a color that symbolizes faith.   And here she was the only single flower blooming in a forgotten yard.

That afternoon while relaxing on the sun porch, I heard the sound of an engine next door.  I looked out the window.  A man was unloading a wide heavy duty lawn mower off a flatbed.  My heart immediately went out to the little yellow flower. I was thankful I'd had a chance to see her.  I had to let it all go, knowing that life is a never-ending cycle.

But more was to come.

This morning while watering the potted red petunias and geraniums in our front yard, my attention was drawn to my neighbor's yard once again.  To my surprise, the yellow wildflower was still standing tall in the morning light, defying all odds!  The lawn maintenance truck must have parked over her, protecting her from the mower.  Anyway, I was thankful for the deeper meaning.  Don't buy into appearances.  Things aren't always as they seem. Keep having faith.

I hurried inside to grab my phone for a pic.  That's when I noticed a lovely purple spiderwort had bloomed in a crack in our cement front walk.  Another testimony to breaking through, beating the odds.

 Kind of funny how my own shadow blocked out the light.  But there was perfection in that too as I recalled a recent angel postcard from a postcrosser in the Netherlands. (see below)

The quote she wrote in her angel message says it all.

"There is a crack in everything
that's how the light get in."
        -- Leonard Cohen

Enjoy your day with the angels.  And let the light in.

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, April 23, 2018

Stay in the Light: An Angel Message

FROG in the Light
You may remember the angel blog last week about a little tree frog that appeared on the outer window ledge after dark.  While writing at my desk by that window, I felt something crawl down my back. Jumping up, and shaking my shirt, a bug fell out on the living room floor. 

Well, Saturday evening after listening to the Miracles Distribution Center's weekly meeting on fully relying on God, inspiration came to check the window by my desk.  Maybe the tree frog had come back. Not really expecting to see him, I gave it a go.  Looking out in the dark at the high window ledge, there was no sign of a frog.

You can't make these things happen.  I told myself.

To my surprise, an angel thought came:  Turn on the desk lamp, then maybe he will stop by for dinner. 

With the desk lamp shining bright, illuminating the windowsill, I sat down on the sofa, and was soon absorbed in reading The Sentinel, a spiritual magazine.

Sometime later, an angel thought nudged, Go check on the little frog. 

There he was, back on the ledge.  The light had worked!

Thank goodness, the camera flash didn't go off, because I could clearly see the lamp's reflection on the window pane, along with the little frog patiently waiting by the feet of the angel.  (See photo.)

 I got the message once more, so it would really sink in:  Stay in the light, and Fully Rely on God.  Angels help to take care of any pestilence that may appear at your window, but you must keep your spiritual light turned on. I knew this is done by prayer, mediation, and staying fully present in each now moment.

Another heartfelt message from nature happened the next day, Sunday.  I kept on hearing, Go to Tuesday Morning.  I wasn't in a shopping mode, but the nudge persisted. Dodging rain drops, Elliot and I entered the store.  By the door, a happy trio of tall standing beach frogs clad in bathing suits greeted us. Frogs galore!  We laughed at the synchronicity.

Another display captured the recent frog theme at our window so clearly.  The winking garden gnome bending down to draw closer to a little green frog whispering,  Fully Rely On God, the acronym for F.R.O.G.  At least that's my own interpretation. (See photo below.)

I love it!  Angels always deliver, their joyful timing brings a smile to our hearts. What blesses one, is a blessing for all.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and remember to Fully Rely On God. (F.R.O.G.)  It's fun to pay attention to the messages that may come your way today.  Expectancy is the key.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Earth Day! An Angel Message

Early this morning I was called back from sleep by a little songbird bird chirping outside the bedroom window.  Her happy song seemed to hold the promise of a new day.   I didn't realize that today is Earth Day, April 22, until more fully awake.

Today let's celebrate the beauty and wonder of our precious planet and thank her for our home.  Enjoy a song Elliot wrote many years ago, Mother Earth's in Love

Happy Earth Day!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Recipe for Peace: An Angel Message

This week inspiration struck.  Our subscription to The Beacon, the local newspaper, had recently lapsed after a seven year run.  Elliot went downtown to the office to renew, and finally took advantage of the free 25-word ad promo that's offered to subscribers for free each month. 

The timing was right.  His tried and true ad, RECIPE FOR PEACE, 
appeared in the Personal Column.  

--Don't judge
--Don't react.
  --Extend love.

It works if you work it.  The hardest part is deciding, in the heat of the moment, to follow the full proof directions, especially when tuning into the news these days. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Resetting the Stage: An Angel Message

This morning I slept in later than usual. So when I went into the den, sunshine had cast an interesting array  of silhouettes spotlighted on the closed curtains.  I laughed at the figurines shining through the drapery fabric.  Mickey Mouse appeared to be introducing an angel for the next act. There are times in life when it appears nothing much is happening. We are in a wait-and-see mode.  But with patience and joyful expectancy, we will soon understand that the stage is being set up for the next act in the play.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  Look for subtle messages they are sending to you. Get ready to shine.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen  

Monday, April 16, 2018

Blue Skies: An Angel Message

Skydive DeLand Observation Deck

To break out of a rut a few Sundays ago, an angel message came to head for The Perfect Spot at Skydive DeLand for lunch.  The parking area was jammed with cars parked on the overflow grassy areas.  A sign that the restaurant was packed.

Finding a narrow space, we parked off the road and decided to check it out.   To our surprise, the  restaurant was almost empty.  All of the action was up in the air! Skydivers!   Out of the blue colorful chutes of  international skydivers zipped by the skyward window, landing one right after another in a steady stream.  Imagine an airplane 10,000 feet up, and suddenly the door opens, and you take a leap into space, free free falling at 140 mph. through friendly blue skies.    

While watching the show, to add to the exuberance, Telstar, the oldie by The Tornados, blasted through the air waves.  It climbed to Number 1 on Billboard in 1962, inspired by the first communications satellite, Telstar, that NASA had launched. After an exciting lunch, we sat on the observation deck. A group of yet-to-be expert jumpers were practicing on skateboards intricate formations to perform up there.

I talked to a mother eagerly watching for her two daughters to make their debut.  The girls had gone together on the crowded plane, each jumping with a pro, in celebration of their birthdays. Transcending fear, takes a big leap into the unknown at times, letting things land where they might.

It seemed to be a mother/daughter day.  As another family watched their teen exit off the field.  The mother was crying.  "You're really crying," the daughter said, somewhat embarrassed. Mom smiled, as she wiped her eyes.  "I'm so proud of you.  This is a big deal. You did it!"  

Later she told me that her daughter is timid and afraid of everything.   "I wanted her to have this win."  Although Mom offered to suit up and jump with her, her daughter admitted,  "I need to do this for myself.   I need to own it, otherwise it won't count."

That was a wonderful message for me to take home.  We all need help, but the final act is up to us. The good news is that we are never truly alone; there is unseen Help from the angels and our Higher Self. All we have to do is ask.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy a trip back to the 60's with Telstar. CLICK  

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Watching on the Upper Ledge: An Angel Message

 Last night, while writing postcards at the old desk in the living room, I felt something on the nape of my neck.  Thinking my pendant had shifted, I reached up to adjust the chain, but it was in its proper place. Then something moved down my back. I jumped up, shaking my shirt.  A lifeless little beetle landed on the blue velvet seat cushion.  That was a first!   After his body was escorted out in the dark, I returned to the desk, a little shaken.

That's when I spotted him.  A plump beige treefrog. There he was, patiently waiting on the ledge outside the sealed upper window right by my desk.  Huddled in the far corner by the light of the desk lamp, I could see how he was in a perfect place to catch bugs attracted to the light.

 I grabbed my phone for a photo and saw his little gills billow in and out as I zoomed in. The flash reflected on the windowpane. Not the best picture, but I didn't want to intrude with retakes. I just needed a little proof that he had actually climbed the outer stucco wall by the lantana bush to pose where I wouldn't miss him.

 In that moment, it's hard to describe the buried feelings that washed over me.  Almost bringing tears, as I remembered frog is an acronym to Fully Rely On God.  There he was --watching over me at the window to my little world. Frogs have to do with water, emotions.  I was surprised by the depth of my reaction, feeling rather silly and foolish, with childlike tears, all from a little frog messenger.

His visit was so deliberate, that further study on the frog was warranted.  He stayed for quite awhile, but after I finished reading aloud the message frog brings,  I glanced toward the window in gratitude. He was gone, having taken a leap off the upper ledge. Mission accomplished.  On to the next delivery...

So if you're reading this angel message from nature, the frog brings good news to expect new beginnings, fertility and new waters to flow in your life. Fully rely on God.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Entertaining - Thoughts are Things: An Angel Message

Our dear friend Joni lives in New York. Over the years, Elliot and I would stop for overnight visits on our travels to see his family. Joni is one of those warm, caring people who never meets a stranger. Her house is like her heart, wide open arms, nurturing those who cross her threshold.   The long dining room table is the favorite meeting place.  All gather to enjoy great food and inspiring conversation. It was a special part of our annual road trip. 

Times changed.  Elliot's parents passed on, and we moved down to Florida.

One morning, I found myself missing our friend so much that I mentally took a trip to New York. Reliving fond memories of sipping tea with Joni's friends and family at that dining room table.

It's hard to understand how our thought waves entertain one another, mingling as they do.  The afternoon mail that day brought a special delivery.  A house warming present from Joni.  The Angel of Hospitality had arrived serving a cup of tea! Even her red hair was like Joni's.

Be not forgetful to entertain
strangers: for thereby some have
entertained angels unawares.
         Heb. 13:2

Enjoy your day entertaining Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Search for All Good: An Angel Message

My little experiment to look only for the good this week brought many surprises.  First it felt like a cloud had lifted, and I could see more clearly all the goodness around me.  This bubble of good insulated me and brought joy on Monday.  An unexpected turkey special at the local cafe.  Carryout picnic in the backyard on a beautiful sunny day when rain had been in the forecast.  Expecting good was bearing fruit.  Later, when  I spotted a long fork-tongue sticking out of my potted bromeliads, that didn't even move me.  Elliot got up from the patio to take a closer look. His curiosity made a young black garden snake slither under the lattice and disappear in the vacant lot next door. That was good, too.  I'd been thinking of transplanting pink wildflowers from over there to our garden.  Now I knew better to keep my distance.  Snake brings a message of sudden change, transmutation. Anytime a snake appears, expect a death and rebirth to occur in some area of your life. It can also reflect your own creative forces are waking up.

The funniest thing happened later in the afternoon.  When I opened the living room door,  I discovered a cute little lizard on the front porch. He looked up at me as if he'd been patiently waiting to be set free. "Oh, you want to go out?" I asked, opening the porch door.

To my surprise, he walked toward it like a perfect gentleman.  It all happened so fast, I wondered if he really did leave.  It seemed too good to be true.  Maybe he scurried behind the lion statue. But when I checked, there he was on the sidewalk, smiling in the sunshine.    I was so surprised. It was that easy.  Usually these rascals need to be coaxed into a brown envelope and deposited outside.  Thank goodness, I'm beginning to see there is no fear, if I'm only seeing good everywhere.  Like attracts like.  Lizard is the expert at subtle perception. Also a symbol of letting go of old fears.

The best thing happened late Monday afternoon.  In spite of heavy, dark clouds gathering, Elliot and I made a trip to the local public library.  Large drops of rain splashed down on the windshield, but as we turned onto New York Avenue, the sky cleared.  A beautiful fine misty rainbow appeared in the direction we were heading.  So grateful for such a wonderful sign as I gazed up at it through the windshield.

I did notice something rather odd.  When I looked ever so slightly to the left, I could clearly see  the rainbow.  But when I looked, turning my head more toward the right, it was not there. I was reminded of a lenticular 3-D book marker that pictures a dolphin flipping back and forth.

Could it be the rainbow was refracting with such precision that I could only catch it on a certain angle? In that moment, I got a glimpse of seeing good.  It's always there... if I just make a little adjustment in my thinking.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(photo: from web)


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

John 3:16 and The Sweet Spot: An Angel Message

Angel messages may be delivered in unusual and interesting ways. I recall a special one that appeared out of the blue many years ago.  A spontaneous trip to a favorite homemade ice cream shop, The Sweet Spot, brought an unexpected topping.   Leaving the shop, with a cone full of delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream, I spotted a business card.  It was in an unlikely spot, on top of the green hedge at the storefront.  Thinking it may be an angel message, I turned it over. What a surprise to find it was about God's business: a personal favorite Bible passage, John 3:16. 

Smiling as I read this special verse, I recalled the healing that had occurred two years prior, when I was having trouble walking.  It was our first winter in Florida. I hobbled into a Christian Science Reading Room and met a wonderful man, who gave me a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  I took the little book home and soaked it up, thirsty for the truth.  I woke up in the middle of the night, hearing John 3:16.  For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. 

I sat up in bed, feeling God's love for me in a way I never had before.  I knew this verse by rote, but had never really let the truth sink in. Tears of gratitude brought a better understanding of God and me. He always loves me, no matter what.

The next morning I could walk effortlessly, and happened upon Sunflower Park in town. As Elliot and I sat on a bench enjoying the warm sunshine, I felt more alive than ever before.  Then to my surprise, a local minister spoke out John 3:16 from the park pavilion!

Thank you, I smiled, looking up at the blue sky.   The angels wanted to make sure I didn't forget the message.   

So here it was two years later, out of the blue, at the The Sweet Spot, a perfect reminder.   As divine timing would have it, I needed another scoop as John 3:16 appeared yet again in my weekly Bible lesson.

How sweet it is.

God is Love.  He never changed His mind about you.

Joyful Blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, April 2, 2018

Tickets, Please: An Angel Message

Early this morning, the moon caught my eye when I opened the curtains on the porch to look out at the beautiful red and white petunias.  There it was, glowing, a perfect circle, above our neighbor's house across the street. As I gazed up, I could make out the contrasts on its surface. That's how bright it was. A large gray cloud hung beside it, but didn't block the light of the full moon. Spellbound, I watched a silvery jet plane reflect a red stripe across its top, slowly passing by the round face of the radiant moon. 

 I called out to Elliot.  The morning moon usually comes dressed in opaque, milky white. He thought this shiny clear one was a good omen.

Funny thing, about ten minutes later, I returned to the porch for another look, but there was no trace that it had ever made an appearance.  Cloud cover.  If I hadn't opened the curtains at the right time, we would have missed the wonderful light show.

Life is like that when guided by the Holy Spirit -- we're at the right place at the most optimum time for both our good as well as others.  A divine timing syncs up the good, for good is everywhere, all the time if we stay vigilant, expecting it.  What if I sniffed it out like a bloodhound on a hot trail, pursuing it wholeheartedly.  By not giving up and keeping at it,  I would be the reward, the angels whisper.  That's how simple it is.  I realize it's really up to me, what I keep track of -- the good, the bad, or the ugly.

I'm going to conduct a little experiment by watching for a week, looking only for the good and nothing else.  Shutting pessimistic forecasts and woeful news off my radar, zeroing in on the good only.  Good comes mostly in small, simple ways, touches of love that largely go unnoticed or unappreciated, but that doesn't stop the steady flow.  It's the blaring, jarring, negativity that steals the show and leads the parade down the main street of my mind, if I let it.  But I'm reminded that I am the director of my life's movie as I get to decide what acts come into the theater.

Tickets, please.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen