Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Gift of Light: An Angel Message

Last night, a sudden angel message invited me to step outside to star gaze. Something I haven't done in years.  I was glad I listened.  The Big Dipper hung motionless in a clear dark sky and a spray of dancing stars glittered across an expansive ebony canvas.  

Turning around, to look for the full moon, there she was.  Shining above the roof, a complete circle of radiant light. I stepped back to admire the wonder of it all.  To my delight, the view had shifted through the lens, embracing leafy treetop branches.  What joy to see heaven and earth in sacred union had created something new, a glowing "garden ball." 

The camera bounced as I looked higher, trying to steadily explore the effulgence of the moon.  It seemed to shine bright in gratitude for the gift of light from the sun.   

The angels invite us to become aware in each moment that more is going on than meets the eye.  Expect gifts from the Father of lights, and rejoice.  All is well.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Putting a Spin on the Day: An Angel Message

This morning the happy sound of squirrels scampering on the roof brought a smile.  Those rascals like to scale the tall tree next to the sun-room, and make a leap onto the roof in a friendly game of chase.  A reminder from nature to balance both work and play.  

More activity was in the works later in the day.  Around 11:30, Elliot and I had parked our lawn chairs on the driveway to soak up some sunshine. Suddenly there was a stirring in the air. A rush of action.  I heard the steady rhythm of pounding hooves in the pasture next-door! 

 A young buck appeared on the run, sprinting across the pasture, heading our way!  I saw his big brown eyes look at me as he thundered toward the fence to make a break for it.

"Lookout, a deer is coming!" I warned Elliot as we froze in our seats watching him charge toward the fence. 

What happened next took my breath away.    

To our amazement,  the powerful young buck had built up enough dynamic momentum to leap the fence gracefully in a single bound.   

Without breaking stride, his hooves safely hit the paved driveway as we watched him navigate 25-feet from us.  A detour through the palm trees startled a large sand hill crane feeding.  With ruffled feathers, it squawked, avoiding a collision.  It spread its wings and flew over the fence.  The deer kept its pace through the front yard, then circled the neighbor's house, and disappeared around the corner, heading towards the woods, having cleared the obstacle course. 

That sudden BURST of unexpected activity put a spin on me.  A rush of healing tears caught me off-guard.  I will never forget that moving display of poetry in motion, grace and agility and boundless freedom.  

 I remembered deer is a symbol of being lured on a new adventure, but this seemed accelerated.  

Wanting to know more, later I looked up the symbolism of the deer.  Deer is also a time to be gentle with yourself and others.  A new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened or born.  Ask yourself these important questions:

Are you trying to force things?

Are others?

Are you being too critical and uncaring of yourself?

When deer appears, there is an opportunity to express gentle love that will open new doors of adventure to you.  Follow the lure to new studies.  Move gently into new areas.  Practical pursuits bring surprising rewards.

The timing was good as I'd been dealing with a bout of low self-esteem.  My ego likes to take a poke at me when I'm doing something kind and helpful. 

What messages are coming to you today?  How is God communing with you? Take the deer's message to heart, and be more gentle and loving with yourself.  God loves you. All is well.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

More Red in Sight: An Angel Message

 Often I doubt my own intuition or question my vision when things appear unlikely or oddly out of place.  A lesson taught me better today.  Stopping off at the rural community postal boxes to pick up the mail, something unusual caught my eye.   Off in the distance, it appeared that a white hen was loose in the cow pasture.  Never having seen any barnyard fowl in the area, I dismissed it as a couple of white ibis feeding close together.

On the way home, upon closer inspection, I could see that I'd been right all along.  It was a hen! I laughed, pleased with my first observation.   Calling out in hopes of a photo, to my surprise, it boldly strutted up to the fence. Tossing back its fine red combed head, the wattle beneath its chin flapped with enthusiasm as I heard the distinct but familiar greeting: COCKA DOODLE DOODLE DOO! 

WOW!  I love it.  There's always a need to stay open minded. Wonderful messages from nature appear in all forms.  Roosters are symbols of the sun, resurrection, protection, and fertility.  When a rooster enters your life, it signals that the time to rise and shine has come.  A time to rejoice the dawning of a new day as we move from darkness into light. 


A resurrection message we can all take to heart and learn from. A time to rise and shine.   I'm so thankful for the guardian angels who are here helping us walk in the light, day by day.  The best is yet to  be.

Love and peace,


Rae Karen 




Saturday, February 20, 2021

Seeing Red: An Angel Message

 With Perseverance, a 2200-lb. Rover, makings it final descent to the Red Planet on February 18th,  red appears to be the color theme of the week.  It has nothing to do with politics as I sit here blogging in an old red sweater.  This morning a juvenile hawk delivered a splash of color.  It made a landing on top of the old dead tree as Elliot and I were discussing the timing of  NASA's latest achievement on Mars. A massive parachute, bungie cords, and retro rockets were part of the Rover's smooth landing in the crater where it will gather red rocks and look for past life during the next three months.

 As for our winged messenger perched on the treetop, the angels surely had a hand in the long-range photo-op because the young hawk rotated his head to look my way just as I took the picture from the sun-room window.  It wasn't until later, when the photos were uploaded on my laptop, that I could clearly see what I got!  A big red tail feather sticking out like a calling card!  I laughed, as it instantly revealed the type of hawk he is.  

In hindsight, the color red brings to mind Valentine hearts and February is Heart Month.  The red-tail feather is perhaps a sign to come from our heart rather than from our head in relationships with others as well as with ourselves.

 A review of its symbolism was meaningful.  To the Pueblo, the red-tailed hawk was known as red eagle.  To the Ojibwa it represented leadership, deliberation, and foresight.  According to Animal-Speak, the red of the red-tail reflects a greater intensity of energy at play within your life.  An intensity of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual forces.  This powerful bird is a catalyst, stimulating hope and new ideas.  It also signals a need to be open to the new. The Red-Tailed Hawk can awaken visionary power and lead you to your life purpose.  A messenger bird, wherever it shows up, pay attention.  There's a message coming.

So take a hint from this bright red tail feather as a calling card for you. It has winged its way to your mailbox with a message of hope and creativity.  New ideas are coming to help you fulfill your life's purpose.   Keep on persevering. The best is yet to be.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen


Friday, February 19, 2021

The Angel Oak: An Angel Message

I have always loved the trees, so imagine my delight in finding an old tourist postcard of a 1400-year-old tree named Angel Oak, after its original owners.  The amazing tree is deeply rooted on John's Island in South Carolina.  It's trunk measures 25-feet, and the largest limb is 11-feet thick and 89-feet long.   With a limb spread of 160-feet, Angel Oak provides shade to over than 17,000 square feet. 
The British actress, Judy Dench's 2017 documentary popped up on my feed today.  My Passion for Trees
 Enjoy the peaceful journey through nature on her scientific quest to know more about her tree friends on her property in England.  
Once I met an old cedar tree in a church courtyard in St. Augustine.  A plaque with this message from the tree was posted by its trunk.  

Behold me! 
The silent witness.
I have known it all.
Listen to me as I speak through the wind. 
I am a child of God.
Just as you. 
He sends me water from the clouds. 
He sends me light and warmth of the Sun to nourish me. 
 It is my responsibility to provide you with clean air and shade.
 I shelter you and keep you. 
Beneath my boughs, deer have grazed, 
and Native children played. 
Beneath me I have seen the vices of men: greed, ambition, deceit, 
And the virtues of Faith, courage, compassion, heroism.
Even self-sacrifice.
I am a child of God, 
Just as you. 
 Learn from those who have gone before.
 Bend, but hold your truths; stay strong and persevere, as I have.
 Come, don't be shy; place your hand upon me. 
I will share my strength with you. 
God has given us all many gifts. 
Rejoice in them, share them. 
I am a child of God, Just as you. We are all God's children."
May you feel a closer walk with nature today as you pass by the trees along your path, or simply gaze in appreciation for the view from your window. 
Love and peace,
Rae Karen

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Jumping Through Clouds: An Angel Message

What does an impromptu road trip to Saint Augustine and a lone windswept skydiver have in common?

It all began when doubt crept up about the wisdom of taking such a drive that morning.  As much as I love St. Augustine something was amiss.  But the day was so beautiful that even the warning screech of the hawks flying over as we got in the car couldn't sway our decision to seize the day.

About five miles from home,  an inner pressure nudged me to call it off.  We had packed a picnic lunch and it seemed like all systems were go, but still...  

 When I told Elliot, he said, sometimes we shrink back instead of pushing forward.  So why not just keep driving and at anytime along the way we could turn around?  At that point, I spotted a bus parked at the transportation terminal with the words FLOW in big bold letters.  

The rural ride down Marsh Road, bordered by old trees and pastures, was pleasant to the eyes in the morning sunshine.  

Then something unusual caught my attention as we drove by a country house with a large yard.  

Had a  skydiver drifted miles from Skydive DeLand? Something I read about from time to time, but never witnessed.

 The parachutist appeared in the distance, gathering his expansive red, white, and blue nylon chute. An angel thought whispered as we quickly drove by, he may need a ride. The Perfect Spot at Skydive University was over five miles away. And, his patriotic chute...was a clear sign for our country to come together.

When I told Elliot ...he turned the car around, and we pulled up just as the wayward skydiver had opened the front gate to the road. 

Sam was all smiles as he bunched up his RED/WHITE/BLUE chute and climbed into the backseat. To my surprise, he wasn't a novice.  Sam had been jumping out of planes since 1991.  

Do these kinds of things happen often? I asked. 

 His eyes widened.  This was the worst. 

With windy conditions like today, our group had jumped through the clouds and were disoriented.  Drifting downward, out of the clouds, there was no place to land.  "I thought I'd end up hanging from a tree top out in the countryside! Or worse, dangling from a power line along the road!"

Drifting lower to the ground, at the last minute, enough wind enabled me to safely maneuver a landing inside the fenced yard.  

On the return ride to Skydive Deland, Sam was surprised by how far he had drifted.  That would have been some walk!  

Turns out his family of two green feathered parrots were waiting for him.  A cute pair of Quaker parrots also known as Monk parrots.  I got a photo of Sam with his patriotic chute, and his birds parked outside his camper. 

Did you see our license plate? I asked, with a laugh.  What you have to go through to meet some people!

He smiled, snapping the ANGEL LOVE plate to show who gave him a lift.  

The angels had turned us around, and so we, too, re-calibrated and made local plans for the day.  Thankful to have been on the road in a time of need.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen