Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Dance of Life: An Angel Message

Yesterday, while exploring a new area in nature, Elliot and I met up with a rare and happy sight.  A  joyful sign of new birth.  A favorite bird couple, the red-headed, long-legged sandhill crane appeared with their little fuzzy chicks, only a few days old.  

Sandhills are usually protective of their newborn, and so it was a treat to see the little tots abide in their father's shadow. 

Their unlikely appearance on our path seemed significant.  I learned something interesting.  Cranes are well known for their mating dance.  The two birds face each other, coil, and then vertically spring up with an exuberant leap sometimes higher than 15-feet.  With their red heads held high, in mid-air, they flap their wide wings four or five times before coming back down. This giant ballerina leap is the heart of the crane dancing.  Such enthusiasm is contagious, and other cranes may join in the dance of spring.  

When a crane appears, it is usually a time for us to come out and live, join in the dance of life.  Life is meant to be danced and celebrated, not feared.  "Secret and noble guardianship surrounds you and your activities now."

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  What messages are winging their way to you today?

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Crane ref:  Animal-Wise by Ted Andrews

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Make No Bones About It! - An Angel Message

It's funny how an angel message can wing its way into your awareness in a very unusual and amusing way.  Elliot and I knew something was up while recently vacationing at the beach.  We like to begin each day by reading aloud a chapter from the Bible.  While I was reading Acts 13,  Elliot saw a flock of seagulls soar close to our 3rd floor balcony.  He heard a distinct CLUNK.  Later we found a special delivery outside our slider door.   A chicken bone!

Curious about the meaning, I learned on-line, that a chicken bone is a sign that something good is going to happen for sure.  That was good news.   

As I was writing in my journal about the unusual seagull delivery, "Make no bones about it," came to mind.   Again, I looked to the web for clarity.  "To make no bones about it is to say clearly what you think or feel about something, however unpleasant or awkward.  To say something in a way that leaves no doubt or to have no objection to it."

Seagulls represent "responsible behavior and communication."  They have an intricate code of behavior, and have developed a regular signal for all of their ritual activities.  They use a combo of calls and gestures.  The appearance of a gull may indicate lessons or abilities in proper behavior, courtesy, and communication.  It may reflect that you need the lessons or that you may become a teacher of such.  It may also reflect new learning in the subtleties of communication. 

Writing the angel blog just now, the message of the seagull and chicken bone became clear.  Don't chicken out, but speak courteously and clearly what you mean to say.  Let your yay be yay.  And, your nay be nay.

I'm so thankful for these angel messages that come at just the right time.  What are the angels trying to convey to you today?  It's fun to stay open to receive.  

Make no bones about it.  :-D  The angels are real and ready to help and guide our way to upward thought, to communication with God.  

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Seagull reference:  Animal-Speak by Ted Andrews

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Grass is Always Greener: An Angel Message

On the last visit to the E.F.G. Orchid Farm, I finally met up with the family's heavyweight pet pig who freely roams the property, eating to her heart's content!   In all the years Elliot and I have been visiting the beautiful orchid farm, with its coi filled lily pond, and beautifully landscaped property, I had yet to meet the prized resident. 

As a child, mom had a large pet pig, she named Susanna. As you can see, that sweet old pig wouldn't let anything interfere with grunting down for chow, not even Kitty the cat who wanted a piggyback ride on the farm.

This month at the Orchid Farm, I was approaching another unlikely pair to break up a food scuffle.  They were going nose-to-nose over a clump of green grass growing by the fence.  I called out,  Now you two be nice and share. There is enough for all.  Both animals stopped and gave me a look that seemed to say, Who made you the boss? 

Later while working on the angel blog,  I looked at their photo and the contrast in their lifestyles, an old adage came to me:  The grass is always greener on the other side. 

It means that the things other people have or their situations always look better than your own, even when they are not really so.

For fun, I looked up the spiritual symbolism for pig.  Having a fattened pig is a bringer of good luck and symbolizes prosperity, wealth, and abundance.  Another message the pig brings, if it shows up in your life, is to take time to examine your masculine and feminine energies, and become aware of your piggish nature.  A normal trait for humans, but the inner work is to curb our whole hog voracious appetites and become more balanced in our willingness to give and take.

Donkey fulfills the role of beast of burden by taking the responsibility and burden of others.  A donkey is also symbolic of determination, dedication to work, versatility, and will power.  When a donkey appears on your path, it may be a sign to ignore the uproar around you and instead focus on what goes on deep within.  This allows you to ground yourself, and assess the plans and decisions you need to take in life.  Follow your instincts.

The angels remind us that no matter where we find ourselves, it is a perfect place to learn our soul lessons.  The problem is never the problem, it is the attitude or reaction toward the problem that is the problem.  And expect good and happy things to come to you today.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Stay on the Roof: An Angel Message

On an early morning run to send out postcards, before returning home from the mailbox, an angel message popped up.  "Go see the peacocks." 

All was quiet as Elliot and I came up the drive at the rehabilitation center.  Not a peacock was in sight as our eyes scanned the grass, bushes and trees for a glimpse of our favorite birds.  It seemed like a misguided angel message, until I happened to look up. 

Guidance was good!  There on the rooftop of a building was a beautiful sight.  A lone peacock stood like a sentinel in the sunlight.  

 Peacocks are often symbols of watchfulness because of their feathery eyed plumage, and also represent the Christ and resurrection energy.  

Smiling, I got the message. Stay on the roof, and don't come down to entertain lower thoughts of fear or doubt that knock on your door.  House is a metaphor for consciousness, and often I'm reminded to stay up on the roof, (higher consciousness).     

The lone peacock watching on the roof top of a new day was a heartwarming message. 

Sunlight shining on my viewfinder made it hard to see how the zoom was doing.  His timing was good though as I managed to get a few pics before he moved  on, across the shingled roof.  I was thankful for the glorious image that stayed with me. 

Today I'll try to be more vigilant for watching on-high, and not be fooled into coming down from the roof to entertain any fear thoughts that try to gain entry. 

The angels are here to guide us.   Their hopeful message is to keep having faith and trust in God.  More is going on than meets the human five senses. All is well.  Infinite Love conquers all.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Monday, February 17, 2020

Watchful Post: An Angel Message

An angel thought popped in last week while heading for a particular destination.  Take a detour to check out the peacocks at the rehab center.  

So Elliot and I did.  

Turns out it was good advice.  

To my delight, a lone peacock had posed by the entrance to the building.  His beautiful  train had grown back in its full regalia.  Finding him waiting on the wall seemed like a perfect setup.  And at first glance, I thought it was too good to be true.  What a surprise when he cocked his royal blue head and a sound like a car horn blared.  A bugle call, of sorts, and perhaps a good reminder to be watchful of our words and actions more than ever.  There are no idle thoughts so focus on peace and goodwill in the midst of chaos.  The angels, God's messengers, are here to help us evolve if we stay open and believe.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Ladybug Valentine: An Angel Message

A sweet, unexpected valentine winged its way to brighten my day.  While standing in line at the checkout at Walgreen's, I noticed a little soft ladybug toy sitting alone on the counter. One-of-a-kind, it seemed oddly out of place.  The little love bug seemed too good to be true.  It felt like my mother's loving hand was reaching through the veil.  I asked the cashier if it was for sale.  He nodded and said with a smile, "Today is a good day for ladybugs.  Isn't there an old saying about when a ladybug lands on your shoulder it's the touch of a loved one?"

I nodded, amazed at this confirmation.  I wanted to share more, but the line was long, people were waiting.  On the way to the car, I read the little ladybug's name on the red heart-shaped tag.  Trixy!  Her birthday is October 13th. 

Happy Valentine's Day to you all.  It's so comforting to know that LOVE never dies, and our loved ones are watching over us always.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Another Fish Tale: An Angel Message

I caught a fish THIS BIG!
Something fishy is going a good way!  On Wednesday afternoon, at the St. Augustine Inlet standing by the waters' edge near the Great Cross, Elliot and I did a double take!   

I kid you not!  A Great Cormorant popped up out of the water!  He had caught a large silvery fish in his beak. In amazement, we watched him swallow it whole and then dive down again.  The timing was uncanny as this was the second time we had ever seen a cormorant catch a fish.  The first had been earlier this week.   (See Feb. 4, 2020 Cormorant blog for symbolism.)

Something was up. 

A recurring angel message was emerging to make sure we got it!

Such joy rushed through us..  More is going on than meets the eye.  You must be willing to go deeper within and then surface to share your creative endeavors.

The fish must have been plenty because what happened next was even more surprising!  Suddenly the smooth waters swelled from a submerged stirring.  Up came a  bottle nose dolphin near where we stood.  Rarely do we see the dolphin in the Inlet. My heart leaped again at the timing as I found myself clapping and cheering.

Later, I looked down by my feet and picked up this trash rapper. 

 "We all live downstream."  I laughed, at the synchronicity.  Water is the theme of the day.  Not sure what it meant, I learned that whatever happens upstream flows downstream and effects the whole.   
Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen 

Friday, February 7, 2020

A Bouquet of Doves: An Angel Message

Years ago, a dear friend shared a constructive way she would pray instead of worry.  Edra had a dove pattern she had made out of paper.   With scissors in hand, she would create doves as she prayed for her loved ones.
By the time she had finished creating the doves, not only did she have peace of mind, but now a flock of heavenly messengers was winging its way bringing peace and love to the situation at hand.     

I liked that thought.  Imagine sending prayerful bouquets of white peace doves out into this world.  Send them to whatever or whoever is troubling your heart.  Harmony is the law.   God is Love.  Now is the only time. 

Sending you a bouquet of doves.  May your hearts be flowing with the peace beyond human understanding today and always.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(Angel Artwork:  web)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Cormorant at Lunch: An Angel Message

How are angel messages coming to you?  Often they come when least expected, popping up out of the blue, with an element of surprise.  Aha! That's what happened yesterday at lunch time.    Elliot and I had made a last minute choice to take our carryout lunch to a beautiful lake park not far from town.   While sitting near the still water's edge, admiring the reflection, from out of the depths,  something strange emerged. 

At first, it looked like a black snake-- its elongated neck, sticking straight up like a yard stick as it wiggled along.  Snakes in the lake...  That explained the NO SWIMMING sign. 

 But, to our surprise, when the black snake turned ever so slightly, we recognized a familiar beak. It was a black bird with a fish in it!  The Great Cormorant's long black neck, stretched to the max above water, struggled to keep his catch.  Perseverance soon paid off.  In amazement, we watched that bird swallow the fish whole.     

The timing and unusual activity seemed significant, so later I looked up the symbolism of the cormorant.

The cormorant teaches us how to dive into the waters of life creatively especially if we wish a new birth.  If you go deeper, answers and solutions will be found.  Trust in your own methods and you will accomplish things in unique ways others cannot.

Some questions to ask when cormorant appears:

Are we hesitating to act on our ideas?
Are we diving in without thought or reason?
Are we ignoring opportunities for new birth?
Do we need to take advantage of new learning opportunities?

So if you're reading this just now, the message may apply to you as well.  2020 is a new year with fresh energies to creatively share and grow.  20/20 vision, to see clearly with the eyes of the Christ. I will try harder to follow the cormorant's lesson and be less hesitant in sharing creative ideas in order to welcome a new birth.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

Reference:  Animal-Wise, Ted Andrews
Photos: google web

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Rise and Shine! It's Groundhog's Day!

It's amazing how the timing of something that crosses your path can shift your consciousness to a higher altitude.  In 2009, it wasn't Groundhog's Day when I spotted an unusual CHARTER bus, but the timing was perfect as the angels of humor will orchestrate.  I was driving down busy Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach.   A hot summer's day, my mind was stuck on a past issue when my attention was distracted to an amazingly amusing sight in a church parking lot.

 A BIG shiny SILVER charter bus, faced the road.  The rare destination marked in BIG BOLD  letters, PUNXSUTAWNEY, sent shivers down my spine. I let out a laugh that popped my illusion.

What were the odds?

Groundhog's Day is a favorite movie, and I realized the angelic message here was to let go of resentment, lighten up, and enjoy the now. Don't keep reliving the old stuff.

Grinning, I hurried home, grabbed my camera, and returned for a photo of that big silvery bus.

So, again, today, February 2, 2020, Punxsutawney Phil, that famous groundhog weather forecaster in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, will come out to predict the end of winter and the coming of spring.

Why not celebrate the day by watching the classic movie Groundhog's Day?  

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is the home of the famous groundhog.  In Ground Hog's Day, weatherman Bill Murray desperately relives the same day over and over again: Ground Hog's Day in Punxsutawney. 

It's only when he overcomes his ego self that he finds peace by serving in the community and helping others. At the end of a very long, long repeated day, he sculpts an ice portrait of the face of an angel, Andie Macdowell. In that tender moment, she is amazed that he has captured her face so completely. He quietly confides to his beloved that no matter what happens tomorrow, he is happy now. She admits that she is happy, too.  Time shifts in the next moment, and he realizes something new is happening... snowflakes are gently falling, finally fulfilling the promise of a new day.  Something new is good, he tells her.  

His happy dream is about to come true.

The movie is a fun reminder that things don't really begin to change until we do the inner work, and learn to live and love more fully and be happy in the now. 

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen