Monday, September 21, 2020

A Call for Love: An Angel Message


Last weekend, Elliot and I took a drive to the orchid farm.  We were long overdue in visiting our  Jerusalem donkey friend, Allahambra who lives there, with a couple of large emus, and a free roaming pet pig.    

When he spotted us walking across the field, he eagerly ran to meet us at the fence, letting out an  ear-splitting bray— ears pent back--nostrils flared,  in such a woeful HEE-HAW that my eyes misted.   Rarely am I  greeted with such an overpowering display of heartfelt affection.   Patting his smooth snout, we gave him lots of love, but, in a matter of minutes, the clouds opened up, and it began to rain.  We opened our umbrella, hoping to prolong the visit, but that wise donkey turned back to the woods for shelter, as we stood there watching him, laughing that he had more sense than we did to get out of the rain. 

 To make up for the short visit, we went back again on Saturday.   Calling out to him, the donkey looked up from the far side of his area and slowly trotted forward.  No big fanfare this time, but that was okay.  He was happy to have company, and enjoyed being fed the tall grassy weeds from our side of the fence.   

 A mother and her two young daughters by the fishpond had been watching our friendly exchange with Allahambra.   They came over with a surprised look.   The mom said, the last time we were here, he yelled at us! 

Right on cue, Allahambra began braying loud at them, giving them the royal welcome.  Smiling, I told her that meant he’s so happy you came to see him.  His heart is wide open to receive love.

The mom smiled, seeing the friendly brown donkey through a different lens.  Love.  She reached out and petted his brown trim coat, no longer afraid.  Her daughters joined in, picking the tall grass, and handing him a treat over the fence.  Their sweet innocent voices called out, “Here donkey, this is for you.” 

 Allahambra basked in all the loving attention.  A miracle had happened.  A shift in perception--from fear to love.  His seeming loud obnoxious call was not in anger, but a call for love. If only I could remember that everything is either love or a call for love... what a peaceful happy day it can be.

 Besides, who couldn’t love a face like this!

 Love and peace,

Rae Karen


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Have I Told You Lately? An Angel Message

 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,

Rae Karen


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

From Vinegar to Honey: An Angel Message

 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,

Rae Karen


Monday, September 7, 2020

A Rainbow Blessing

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,

Rae Karen

Saturday, September 5, 2020

A Wild Boar, or Two: An Angel Message

 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,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Visiting Cardinal Brings Love and Comfort: An Angel Message

Yesterday's trip to the grocery store turned out to have a hidden healing gift.  Before heading to the check-out, I grabbed a September Pocket CROSSWORD Puzzle book.  Later, at home, stretched out on the sofa, ready to work the first one, what a surprise to see this comforting ad on the inside cover.  "Forever in My Heart".  It was one of those special moments when an angel (my sweet mother) seemed to tap me on the shoulder. 

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."
Even though
we are apart
Your spirit lives
forever in my

Try to remember today, that you are never alone.  God has sent his angels to watch over you.  You'll be surprised when messages wing their way into your life. Love is eternal.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen