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