Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A Message from Woody: An Angel Message

 To beat the heat, Elliot and I went to the lake early yesterday morning. A tranquil quiet view of the still waters, along with the company of a lone Muscovy duck nestled under the picnic table added to the peacefulness.  In the shade of the old cypress tree, the sky suddenly stirred with a flutter of happy wings, and a cheerful whistling tune.

We watched a bright red-headed woodpecker land on the towering utility pole by the lake.  If it hadn't been singing its own song, the opportunity to receive an angel message from nature might have gone unnoticed. 

The sight of this beautiful pileated woodpecker presented a rare photo opportunity.  At first the woodpecker, hidden by the large power coils, made the task difficult.  But when the angels were asked to help, the zoom lens bounced, as I tried to steady it.  Then to my delight, Woody made a sudden move! Was he resting atop the wood power pole in broad daylight?  I laughed, what cooperation -- he was presenting his best side, red crested head, with shiny brown eyes, looking upward to the light   

I remembered a woodpecker signals a time to move in a new direction. You now have what it takes.

At home, a review of the symbolism was helpful.

When a woodpecker appears, it often indicates a new rhythm is in play in our life, one that will eliminate worries and allow success to take root. The woodpecker's strong, hooked claws enable it to hold tight to trees, and its stiff tail feather prop it up for balance as it pecks and drums for food.  The flight of the woodpecker is also unique.  An indication to follow our own unique rhythms and flights. To do what works for us in the manner that is best for us.

If the woodpecker appears, then we have laid the foundation, and now is the time to follow our own rhythms in building upon that foundation to pursue endeavors in the manner unique to us.  Doing things the way we have done in the past will no longer work.  Doing them the way others have done them will not work for us either.  Now is the time to plan for the future and build upon it.  A new rhythm, a new ability and a new opportunity for rapid growth is around us now. 

I'm so thankful for these wonderful angel messages from nature that are delivered with an element of joyful surprise.  And, I'm so very grateful to remember the angels are always with us on this journey home.  I'm sure we would weep with joy if we could see the celestial company in our midst.  But for now it is more than enough to keep having faith in the unseen and send prayers of gratitude for all God's Love. 

Love and peace,


Rae Karen




Ref:  Animal-Wise, Ted Andrews

Monday, July 26, 2021

The Full Buck Moon of 2021: An Angel Message


This morning when I opened the shades, the full moon was playing peek-a-book with the

palm trees.  Daylight and the moon still aglow beckoned me outdoors.  The full moon this month is known as the Buck Moon, and I thought of the recent deer visits.  Deer gently calls us on a new adventure, and so there I was looking up at the moon in the stillness of a new day. 

 I recalled a poem that went to the moon on two different missions.  It was written by James Dillet Freeman who had been the poet laureate at Unity. It always brings me peace, and so I wanted to share it with you.  


                                                                            Do you need Me? 

                                                                           I AM THERE

                                     You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.

                                    You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.

                                    You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in

                                                                         your hands.

                                    I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.

                                    I am at work, though you do not recognize My works.

                                              I am not strange visions.  I am not mysteries.

                                    Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know

                                             Me as I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith.

                                           Yet I am there.  Yet I hear.  Yet I answer.

                                                    When you need Me, I am there.

                                                    Even if you deny Me, I am there.

                                            Even when you feel most alone, I am there.

                                                        Even in your fears, I am there.

                                                        Even in your pain, I am there.

                                    I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.

                                                    I am in you, and you are in Me.

                                    Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me,

                                    for only in your mind are the mists of "yours" and "mine."

                                    Yet only with your mind can you know Me and

                                                                      experience Me.                   

                                                     Empty your heart of empty fears.

                                     When you get yourself out of the way, I am there.

                                     You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.

                                                                And I am in all.

                                    Though you may not see the good, good is there, for

                                                                      I am there.

                                           I am there because I have to be, because I am.

                                    Only in Me does the world have meaning; only out of

                                     Me does the world take form; only because of Me does

                                                                 the world go forward.

                                         I am the law on which the movement of the stars

                                                 and the growth of living cells are founded.

                                             I am the love that is the law's fulfilling.  I am

                                         assurance.  I am peace.  I am oneness.  I am the law

                                             that you can live by.  I am the love that you can

                                            cling to.  I am your assurance.  I am your peace.

                                                              I am one with you.  I am.

                                              Though you fail to find Me, I do not fail you.

                                            Though your faith in Me is unsure, My faith in

                                           you never wavers, because I know you, because

                  I love you.

                                                            Beloved, I am there.  


                                                                                 --James Dillet Freeman