Sunday, March 31, 2019

Take the High Road: An Angel Message

Angel messages have been popping up lately.  Just when I'm about to take a wrong turn and drop down in consciousness something unusual will catch my attention that helps me quickly shift gears and get back into my center space. Riding through town last week, I was on the verge of complaining when this new unusual artwork appeared in a field--the bold black and yellow striped highway stuck out like a sore thumb! Immediately, I got it! and yielded to laughter at the conspicuous angel message:  Take the High Road! 

The timing was humorous, and it felt like the angels were having some fun.

Then, later in the week, I did a double take riding through town as I began brewing again about the same old issue.  Stopping in traffic, I happened to look up in time to see a new official highway sign on Main Street.  It had all the markings of a normal roadway sign, but the words were amazing. I let out a silly laugh, reading BREATHE. Was I really seeing a road sign with the comforting message:  ALL WE HAVE IS NOW.  My cares yielded again to gratitude for seeing the bigger picture.

Traffic began moving, so I had to return later for photos.  To my delight, a grouping of optimistic directional signs were used to block an old entrance to a parking lot.   BREATHE.  RELAX.  UR OKAY.  And, my favorite, the heart-shaped ONE-WAY sign. I loved it.  Life does have its detours, but only the LOVE will get us through.


Isn't it wonderful that our angels know just how to get our attention and brighten our way.  I'm so thankful for these loving, caring, compassionate companions who tirelessly work to keep us traveling the high road when life throws in a detour every now and then.

Joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Friday, March 29, 2019

Neighborly Yard Sale: An Angel Message

On a recent Saturday morning, I looked out the porch window.  It was the start of a beautiful sun-drenched day.  A soft ocean breeze, beckoned it's time to be up and about.  Confirmation soon came as I watched my nearby neighbor with her one-year-old son, in tow, and her five-year-old daughter, pulling an empty wagon up the street.  The merry little parade marched in tandem, leading me to believe that something was up. 

The next time I happened to look out the window, the trio was returning home with a wagon-full of goodies. They'd hit pay dirt.    A neighborhood yard sale was happening three doors down the street.  

Oh, how I wanted to grab my wallet and do a little browsing, but here's the thing.  I'd recently gone through the house and released a whole lot of stuff, so it didn't make sense to load up with more.  So I resisted the temptation.

A short time later, an angel message came: Go on to the yard sale.  Besides it would be a good chance to meet your neighbors who were having the sale.  It was true I'd been admiring their flowers on my daily walks, but had yet to meet them in all the years we've lived here.   Our paths had never crossed.

I was happy that I followed the angelic advice.  Few people had gathered, and so the husband, wife, daughter and I had a chance to get acquainted.  Plus, I found a lovely angel hat box to store my collection of postcards received from new friends around the world. 
But the best was yet to come.  

As I was walking back home, carrying my prized angel hat box, I was greeted by my neighbor, who unknowingly had sent me on a shopping spree. Crossing the street, she gave me a shout.  "Here, Karen, this is for you!  I bought a surprise box of goodies, and this was inside.  I think it was meant for you."

Amazed by her friendly gesture, I gratefully accepted the Psalm 91:11 rock, giving her a big hug. I could feel layers slipping away.    We've had a lot of history through the years; many opportunities for me to not judge by appearances, and keep seeing the Christ in everyone, including myself. 

But in that instant, something of an angelic nature happened, and our hearts were healed.  I was so thankful that I had followed the angelic guidance to just go to the yard sale.  I got much more than I bargained for in the best of ways.  Now, my Psalm 91 decorative rock sits on the mantle, as a special reminder whenever I look at the clock.  "For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  Psalm 91:11

 Enjoy your day and listen for the angel messages you receive to brighten your way as well as another's.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Faith Grows in a Garden: An Angel Message

A garden is a living, breathing thing of beauty, joy and grace.  Inspiration comes when I quietly observe the garden with the same respect I would a dear friend.  In the stillness, gentle nudges come to mind as to how I may help out here and there.    My hands suddenly find themselves busily at work at a steady, peaceful pace.  Like most gardeners, it's almost impossible to sit still and just observe for very long. Creative ideas surface rather quickly stirring me to action.

Our backyard is proof.  You don't need a green thumb to co-create with nature.  It only takes a little willingness and a lot of love. Our over-sized lot, edged by shaded tall hardwoods, would still be barren if I hadn't joined hearts and hands with nature.  Once the commitment was made to beautify the land, LOVE came pouring in without my asking. Generous friends showed up with extras, rescue flowers popped up at garden centers, and nature seeded "volunteers" that would appear as a treat, often in the most unusual spots. There is also an abundance in nature as the beautiful flowers and plants -- bromeliads, lilies, irises, and ferns have richly multiplied over the years. Nature is a hearty (hardy) giver with her bursts of enthusiasm that can even break through cement when given a tiny crack.

My favorite garden quote came to me many years ago by surprise.  Weathered and nicked the little flowered garden plaque caught my eye at the cash register at a nursery center:  FAITH GROWS IN A GARDEN, I read the sign and felt its power.  The sales clerk was surprised I wanted the old chipped thing, and agreed to sell it to me.  I knew it was meant to be as I was new to gardening and welcomed the powerful reminder.   

It takes faith to plant a tiny hard seed. To believe that something beautiful will grow from nothing special.  To patiently tend to the soil when there is no sign of growth.  All the mystery is hard at work below the surface, unseen, but actively laboring for a higher purpose.  Then, to our delight,  one day our faith is rewarded.  A little green shoot peeks out in the sunshine, eager to rise up and bloom.

Nature seems to smile...   Because you were faithful with the unseen, now your work begins on a new level.

This little angel holds a seed:  "Happiness kept is the seed, happiness given is the flower." 

Many lessons are learned in the garden.  Acceptance of the natural cycles of material life.  When to plant, when to prune, when to harvest.  All in due season. "Physical forms" transition, but the eternal substance of Life is forever. 

Can there be any greater joy than to realize LOVE and LIFE continue on...

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen


Friday, March 22, 2019

Happy Spring! An Angel Message

Look what the first day of spring delivered.  The persistent wild buttercup seeded by the wind last spring has been able to flourish in a crack in the wall at our backdoor! The hardy message, Bloom where you're planted, brought a burst of sunshine with its record-breaking blossoms-- FIVE--the number of expansion!  Usually there are only one or two blooms, but the heavy rain the night before was just the boost needed to celebrate its birthday. 

In his book, Nature-Speak, Ted Andrews writes that buttercup is unique in that it will thrive in every part of the garden. This flower's positive energy can help to awaken a new sense of self-worth.  We will be able to know our special gifts and how best to share them.  We will soon discover this for ourselves and have our worth confirmed by others.  Other people will express appreciation for our abilities.  Take it to heart.  Buttercup heralds a time of healing and understanding.  This colorful expressive flower reminds us to express ourselves.  The power of our words, especially when applied to healing, will be increasing.  It alerts us to opportunities for new life directions and for sharing our light with others. 

I love how the yellow buttercup was "popping" just like the beautiful orange and purple poppies sprang up in the California SUPER BLOOM.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and look for ways to shine your joyful light.

Rae Karen

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Poppies Super Bloom, A Wildflower Explosion

Elliot gave me a shout yesterday to checkout the news.  Had I heard about the SUPER BLOOM in California?  Wild poppies had exploded, carpeting Walker Canyon.

WOW!  Gazing at this natural phenomenon of spectacular color--rolling hills of  orange and purple poppies, gave my soul a super boost!  Nature speaks!  Curious about the message, I learned that poppies symbolize new creative energies, so don't hold back!  Express yourself.  Your creativity and imagination are your strong points now. 

I love it!  Suddenly out of nowhere, it happens.  The ordinary becomes the miraculous.  The record breaking rains of recent months had ended a seven-year drought and resulted in this rare, wild burst of beauty.  The broad brush of color added up as orange is the color of creativity, and purple represents spiritual. 

So take encouragement from these cheerful floral angel messengers.   If you're  feeling like you've been through a long, drawn out dry spell, and all the recent rains in life have got you down, take a tip from the joyful wild poppy, it's time to let your creativity POP.  The world needs your colorful creative expression right now.  Let's all bloom in a burst of glory that fills the land.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

1.Photo from web.
 2.  Poppy ref. Nature Speak by Ted Andrews