Ever felt an angel’s breath in the gentle breeze?
A teardrop in the falling rain?
Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves?
Or been kissed by a lone snowflake?
Nature is an angel’s favorite hiding place.
Early Saturday morning, before the sun heated up, I was inspired to exercise a little creativity in the yard. In no time, I had worked up a sweat, hauling concrete stepping stones for a new path to the birdbath. In the shade of the tall palm trees, large empty clay pots were pushed in new directions, and filled with flowers in the little make-shift garden.
While re-potting the yellow buttercup plant, closer inspection revealed a longstanding problem! Its tender green leafy branches were bound, round and round by an invasive, almost invisible, long thread of vine.
Buttercups are symbols of faith; a low-maintenance flower, hardy and eager to grow wherever planted in the garden. But, even the most adaptable plant can't make progress or bloom if tied up by an overly aggressive tacky weed.
Eagerly snipping the inexhaustible supply of menacing thread, I personally recalled similar situations of my own. How little negative thoughts or actions may appear to be harmless, at first... But, when left unattended, they eventually take over and stifle the beauty of blossoming in spiritual growth.
"Meet the little interferers head-on, before they become overpowering" was the angel nature message. Weed out any negativity before it takes over and snarls any chance of success.
Perhaps this sudden urge to create anew in the garden has been inspired by the birds. Cranes are majestic birds of creativity, and a loving sandhill crane couple has been stopping by to visit.
These tall stick-legged waders always bring joy.
Yesterday, the harmonious pair came by late in the afternoon. They made themselves at home, nestling down on the lawn to rest in the cool shade of the palms. A picture of serenity. Curious, Hei-Hei, our tabby stretched out like a sphinx, peacefully watching the enormous birds from the sun-room window, with a dose of respectful curiosity.
Then, an ordinary moment became extraordinary.
During dinner, the glass-topped table by the sliding glass door, created a play of light.
Hei-Hei's reflection in the glass door somehow was superimposed on the body of one red-headed crane.
The two merged into one image in the glass.
Hei is the Hebrew alphabet letter H, and is symbolized by a window. And, Hei-Hei could mean "double window". Anyway, it was a remarkable instant of Oneness that brought a smile of gratitude for the kinship and unity of All in the Circle of Life.
Today, nature delivered another unexpected message.
A little tree-frog tapped at the bedroom window pane. Laughing, I got a picture, thanking him for the visit. When the pic was uploaded, I noticed the dolphins-and-Earth stained glass panel. Dolphins can open new creation and dimensions to a great degree. The dolphin was a symbol of salvation to the early Christians. When dolphin appears, it is time to breathe in some new life into yourself. Get out in the fresh air, play, explore, and most of all breathe.
F.R.O.G. IT... (F)ully (R)ely (o)n (G)od.
What nature messages from the angels are coming to you?
Love and peace,