Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Yesterday lots of cows and cowbirds had paired up in the pasture. All were enjoying a morning meal together...the cows grazing on the damp green grass, and the watchful birds gobbling up the insect pests stirred up by the cows roaming the field. When I zoomed in close, it seemed as if the little white bird was whispering in the big black cow's ear, "Have I told you lately that God loves you?"
Have a peaceful day with the Angels.
Love and many blessings,
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Last evening's heavy rains brought out several dark soil stains leading up to the front door. This morning, an idea came to loosen the dirt with an application of cleaning vinegar. I surprised myself by getting busy before eating breakfast. The unusual timing brought an unexpected gift.
Honeybees were buzzing the bright buttercup blooms, having a sip of nectar. I didn't know bees were so active early in the morning. But I welcomed the sign.
Buttercups, over the years, have come to symbolize faith, and the bee represents doing the impossible. Things may seem impossible by sight, but not by faith-- whatever the appearance of things might be, we are always joined to the invisible, but very real presence of Christ within. His life is ours and He will uphold us. So the angels encourage us to keep counting on Him--with God all things are possible.
Nature makes learning a joy, and I'm going to try to be more attentive when a nudge comes to do this or that... Timing is everything. A short time later, I discovered the bees had fulfilled their mission and were off on a new adventure.
Love and peace,
Monday, September 7, 2020
Today Elliot and I decided to be spontaneous and break out of our normal morning routine. So, long breakfast, we were out the door on a walk before the sun had a chance to heat up. Elliot spotted this giant pig cloud, facing east, over the cow pasture--its face lit up by the sun.
But there was more to come. Turns out, the sudden change in our schedule brought a blessing. A beautiful rainbow!
Here the colorful rainbow appears to make a slam dunk into the basketball hoop!
Haven't seen a rainbow in the longest time, but there it was, and it hadn't rained. My angel card for today is Blessing. "By focusing on the blessings that your spirit had brought to you or someone else, you are better able to learn from the difficulties in your life rather than seeking only to survive them. "Lift your eyes from the mundane and fearful toward the evolved and enlightened."
Happy Labor Day!
Love and joyful blessings,
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Almost a week had gone by with no sign of our 200-lb. broad-backed 'neighbor'. Elliot and I were beginning to think that wild boar had moved on to greener pastures. Then, a few days ago, my heart leapt at a happy sight. It was early morning, and a peacefulness blanketed the air. Sunlight was shining through the treetops. I happened to look up from my morning reading in time to see him. Prancing by the sun-room, his straggly black tail wagging, as always. That wild pig was so close to the window, I could see his shiny black coat glistening with morning dew. I was happy to know 'Sal' was still around.
His visit got me to wondering...maybe I've been house-bound too long. How else could a wild boar stir a touch of joyful anticipation in my life? How often does one see a wild boar? especially in their front yard? The idea seemed to fulfill a deeper desire--that out of the mundane something wild and new can suddenly forge a path into our lives.
Sal seems content with his lot in life, making the best of it, moving swiftly on purpose in his comings and goings, to and from the woods. A rogue, free to be, and intelligent enough to maneuver safely without causing an uproar. Yet with courage to step out of the safety of the woods for a purposeful adventure. Turns out, boar people don't like waiting around for things to happen in their lives. When a wild boar appears, it can be a signal to be honest in all we do, and have the courage to face the problems in our life that seem dreadful or uncomfortable. (Stop procrastinating, especially on projects.) Boar represents abundance/courage/power, and on the flip side, stubbornness/conflict/disorder.
With all the wild boar energy, I shouldn't have been so surprised to find a one-of-a-kind hand-carved boar like Sal at the farmer's market today. It came from Africa...
My angel messenger card for today was Introspection, and featured a connection with nature. Earth is a reality of choice. Each day, each moment we are presented with choices. The planet, like ourselves, is primarily water, and water is symbolic of transforming the spirit, searching for God within. Nature comes to tell us that it has an important gift for you that will encourage your spiritual awakening.
What angel messages have been coming your way recently? Expect a gift that will encourage your spiritual awakening.
Love and joyful blessings,
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Elephants have always been a favorite of mine. I met Nancy at the D.C. Zoo, and then when we lived in Virginia, the four elephants at the Norfolk Zoo were on our list to visit on Sunday afternoons. Elephants are known for their excellent memory.
But like the ad says, "Even the never forgetful elephant needs a gentle reminder sometimes. And that's what this colorful cardinal has come to do. Perched high on the elephant's trunk for a bird's-eye view, it sings praise for a much missed loved one."
Last spring, with many red cardinals visiting the feeder, I learned something new. Not only do they represent a need to add more color to your life, and that everything you do is important. But that if a red cardinal appears, an angel is near, a departed loved one.
So the full page ad: "Your spirit lives forever in my heart," featuring this rare couple lifted my heart with these words: "The cheerful cardinal shares a "hello" from Heaven and lets you know your loved one is safe and happy."
Friday, August 28, 2020
But when something is meant to be, you've probably noticed, that somehow it wends its way across your path. That's how, over twenty years ago, I discovered George Paterson's book based on a thrilling expedition to Antarctica. I was eating a sandwich in my car at a fast food place with my Mom. I can still see the book flattened in the middle of a busy four-lane road. The motion of cars and trucks stirring its pages, giving it new life.
I was trying to curb the urge to chase after signs, so I looked, but did not leap... until my Mom pointed it out. "Maybe that book is a sign for you." I laughed because it was out of character for her to talk like that. Waiting for a break in traffic, I ran out in the road, and grabbed the faded blue book. All the pages were intact, but it had taken quite a beating. Gospel Messages from the Antarctic didn't seem like a hit to me.
At the time, my life was a challenging journey so I winced when I read the spiritual stories in the book were based on another book, "The Worst Journey in the World". It had been written by one of the men who went with Capt. Scott in 1911 to the freezing Antarctic Continent.
This one had broken out of her hard shell, and to my surprise, landed on a long palm leaf swaying in the breeze. She clung to the frond, and I got a glimpse of her free spirit, swinging back and forth. Elliot couldn't see the winged creature, so after lunch, I went to take a look, not fully trusting my intuition.
To my delight, a transparent lacy winged cicada was happily swinging on the long green frond, enjoying the ride. The wind kept stirring the branch, so I gently held it still to take a photo for you.
Her newly formed presence seemed significant so I looked on-line. Cicada often represents personal change, renewal, rebirth and transformation. Unlike the butterfly or moth, or other insects, that undergo complete metamorphosis, the cicada has no pupal state. They transform from one fully-functioning state to another, in a small amount of time. Below you can see the old hard skeletal shell hooked on a tree so the new creature can slowly wiggle out of a narrow slit in the top of the hard headed shell, and emerge with wings.
The stately palm, unlike other trees that branch out in many directions, only grows straight up. The trunk is elastic, and keeps the tree flexible. During storms, the palm bends down low so as not to break in the wind.
While humanity is going through a perilous expedition in uncharted territory, the good news is if we keep our focus on the indwelling Christ, we, too, will break out of our old shell and awaken to a new creature in Christ.
Here are some things from Gospel Messages from the Antarctic, we can do to see with the eyes of our heart so we may see Him.
Enjoy your day with the Angels, and remember God loves You.
Love and peace,
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Love and many blessings,
Monday, August 24, 2020
While working on the blog, an angel thought came to look up the symbolism of the actual placement of these historic monuments. On-line, I caught a fish. An article on how they might have been strategically placed to form an image of a fish, cradled between the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers.
Reminds me of another surprising fish that showed up on our driveway in January. A Fish symbol outlined by light.
Love and blessings,
Saturday, August 22, 2020
This morning the hand-carved wooden monkey trio at the farmers' market brought a smile. It felt like Edra had reached through the veil, and, like an angel, had tapped me on the shoulder.
IWAZARU - Speaks no evil
The sanzaru have found a home on my desk by Archangel Gabriel, the Angel of Communications. A message to be prudent with what I say, wise with what I listen to, and skillful with what I look at. Always keep our spirit pure. Avoid listening to anything that may cause us to act badly. Avoid speaking without reason, and do not see evil actions as natural. Three guidelines that will lead to peace and happiness.
Love and peace,
Friday, August 21, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
In that precious moment, the little garden had quite a transformation of new life, for the fragile mushrooms had opened up in unison, giving the garden an oriental touch. I could see the five had sprouted out of a little green mound of moss, an oasis in a box of tiny pebbles.
Five is a number of expansion, stepping outside of the 4-sided box, just like the wooden planter they grew in.
To celebrate their presence, I found three tiny garden gnomes, tucked away as a future gift for our granddaughter. The colorful trio suddenly had a new home in the miniature garden box.
I'm so thankful for these loving touches that come from the Angels of Nature to offer joy and hope and faith. We can't make them happen, but they are like spiritual vitamins. Out of nothing, something can suddenly appear that nourishes the heart and soul and re-energizes the body.
Remember, God loves you. So keep having faith that goes beyond any logic, and trust in His Word.
Love and peace,
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
With a big affinity for little things, nature presented an unexpected gift yesterday. The baby brown anole in yesterday's blog prompted action to clean up the porch. The low humidity and cooler temp. made it an ideal time to pick up my broom and get busy. As you know, one thing often leads to another, and before long, I was on the move, rearranging potted plants and furniture. Little did I know this would set the stage for an afternoon surprise. On my way out, our little bonsai tree in her new spot by the back door caught my attention in a BIG way.
To my surprise a tiny circle web, no bigger than a dime, was suspended from the middle of the green bough of the bonsai juniper tree named Grace! I'd never seen such a little web, and was thankful for the lovely reminder of oneness. Bonsai is a symbol of simplicity, harmony, and age. The juniper represents the ability to overcome life's challenges. Something we're all working on right now, with grace and help from within and the heavenly host.
Staring at the perfect tiny spiral, intricately spun round and round by a masterful little weaver, I wondered about the angel nature message.
What first came to mind had to do with size. It matters not how big or how small our creation is. The most important thing is to be constructive, and to create with love. The circle of life unites all with a single golden thread of light within each of us.
Spider energy brings a message to create...create...create. When spider appears it's time to weave something new, with love. Trust feeling rather than seeing.
Love and peace,
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Before long, he sent out his love light, hoping to find a mate.
Returning home, I spotted a lonesome leaf in the shape of a heart. It seemed oddly out of place on the driveway near the passenger side of our car. Playfully, I took it for a nature valentine from the angels. Love was in the air. A quick look at the surrounding trees confirmed the unusual leaf hadn't come from any of their branches.
"It must have blow in," Elliot said, as I picked it up. "And, it looks like a heart."
The winds had delivered the heart leaf. What a lovely thought.
Love can blow into our lives when least expected, uniting hearts in the most unlikely ways. So if you are feeling alone just now, and discouraged that you may not meet your soul-mate, take heart that when two people are destined to be together, nothing can keep them apart. Love will always make a way.
Love, joy, and peace,