Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Hallowmas!


Just for fun, I looked up the real meaning of Halloween. It turns out that Halloween is the evening before the Christian holy day of All Hallows' Day (also known as All Saints' Day or Hallowmas).  

As a kid I loved dressing up on on Halloween, pretending to be someone else, hiding behind my ugly rubber mask as I ran door-to-door with my scary friends.  As a serious Trick-or-Treater,  I combed the neighborhood carrying a pillow case to haul my bountiful stash.  What fun to roam in the dark, greeting other masqueraders, and even more fun to return home and dump the goodies out on the living room floor.

There I would begin the task of separating the best from the rest.  Little Milky Way, Snickers, Three Musketeer bars, boxes of Milk Duds and candy corn, were keepers. The rest Mom confiscated in the name of tooth decay prevention, slowing doling the treats out to my brothers and me over the coming six months. 

Now, it's interesting to reflect on how we each parade around in these physical costumes (bodies) as we go through life, but that we are more than we know.  Within each of us is the eternal Spirit of the Divine, All Hallowed, made perfect in the image and likeness of God. 

 I can't think of a better treat, can you?  

Happy Hallowmas Day!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Madonna with the White Rabbit: An Angel Message

The Virgin with the Rabbit and her mother, St, Anne
Angels messages come in many ways, but I've noticed over the past few years, they tend to appear in reflections of light.

Early this morning, October 26, 2018, the sky was gray with gentle rains.  Before noon, the weather had shifted.  As I entered the living room, to my surprise, I saw The Virgin with the Rabbit canvas in a new and different light.

Sunlight pouring through the window had created an enormous wedge of light. Like an arrow, it  pointed from the Christ child to the docile white rabbit in his mother's left hand.

I was reminded of  the harried rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.  Only this rabbit appeared to be in very good hands, waiting near the top of a tunnel of light in the rabbit-hole. 

The Christ in the painting is shown with his mother, and her mother, St., Anne, and he is the focal point of their loving maternal attention.  White is the symbol of purity, represented by the little rabbit.

Looking closely, I noticed the silhouette of a mitt.  It seemed to cover Mary's hand as she held the rabbit.  The shadow mitten had been formed by the wings of a stained glass butterfly in the window. The butterfly represents new birth, so I welcomed the message to stay in the Light.  We are Children of Light.

The white rabbit in Titian's painting had crossed my path while skimming through The Virgin in Art from Medieval to Modern, by Kyra Belan at our local Family bookstore.

I looked up the symbolism for the rabbit.  "It brings the message to look for fertile signs, and use the lunar cycle.  If unsure, wait.  Answers will become clear within a month.  Then movement is assured." (Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews)
The Virgin with the Rabbit by Titian, 1530

Enjoy your day with the Angels and stay open to their loving presence.

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Quick Like a Rabbit: An Angel Message

Rabbit energy has been coming to me a lot lately.  So, when I found this postcard of a desert jackrabbit with enormous ears,  I put it on the desk by my computer.  Those gigantic ears serve as radar like protection against coyotes and other desert predators.  No wonder old TV antennas were often called rabbit ears.

The jackrabbit was a reminder to be more vigilant about my own reception.  What am I listening to and speaking about?  Thoughts are things.  They create our reality.

Something else amusing happened with the jackrabbit energy.  I found myself having more energy to get things done quickly with ease.  I wondered why the big shift?   I didn't think much about it until I heard myself remark, "I've been jackrabbiting here and there."

Enjoy your day with the angels, and watch for helpful hints throughout the day.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen    

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Be Yourself: An Angel Message

Do you have a hard time being yourself when meeting new people? The Angel of Openness encourages us to watch for ways we may mask our true Self. Old wounds often guard against our being open and sharing with others in honesty and freedom.  

When meeting each other from heart to heart, the hidden mystery of a higher purpose can be revealed. The people we meet along the way are not by chance. They show up on time to help us understand something we need to learn about ourselves. The angels lovingly advise us to stay open to new ideas and fresh insight for our soul's growth.  They come through honest communication. 

Enjoy your day celebrating you!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen   

Monday, October 22, 2018

Golden Caterpillar: An Angel Message

Yesterday, glowing in the sunshine, this fuzzy fellow was busily munching away when I happened to notice him. Caterpillars were a childhood favorite.  On the farm, I often shepherded them through a maze of narrow wood strips I made from grandmother's wood pile.

This bright sunny one brought a fond smile, as it has been a long time since I've seen a furry caterpillar.  And, I'd just sat down on a favorite park bench in a sanctuary to enjoy the beautiful cool weather.

Later, I learned that caterpillar brings a message: "Good luck and new birth are at hand.  Take a gentle and quiet approach to endeavors.  Be realistic and shed the old."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  Be on the lookout for messages that speak to your heart.  And, think on the bright side.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Ref. Animal-Speak Pocket Guide

Friday, October 19, 2018

When Pigs Fly... An Angel Message

Last weekend, what a surprise to catch sight of a BIG PINK WINGED ANGEL PIG. Even better, it was a mailbox!  I laughed, "Mama!"  Her playful energy charged the air.   Since she passed on four years ago, a winged pig has become an angel messenger for me.  This pink pig angel, posted in a nearby neighborhood,  embodied the joy I receive by both sending and receiving international postcards randomly selected at  Pink is the color of love, and love makes the world go round.

I was thankful for the reminder.  Thoughts are things...and what I focus on  will wing its way back into my field of consciousness.  So think on the bright side. 

Enjoy your day and look to be spontaneous, following any sudden angelic inspirations.

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A Surprise Rider Ready to Go: An Angel Message

Sometimes when I need to surrender and relax, and let God take the wheel, a little nature messenger will make an unusual appearance to give me a clue.  That's what happened last week when Elliot and I stopped in a nearby wooded community to consider a relocation.  This little lizard hopped aboard our car and stayed there as we looked around at a possible house.  Lizard brings a message to pay attention to dreams.  To detach from problems and do what you must.

As it turned out, we discovered it was best to stay put in the dream for now.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  Have fun paying attention to the birds and animals that come across your path.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen