Thursday, October 28, 2021

Be Like A Lily: An Angel Message

When admiring the beauty of a flower, it's hard to imagine something so beautiful could come from a tiny hard seed or an ugly onion-like tuber.  The mystery of becoming is hidden, but the innate potential is alive. 
If you've ever worked with plants, you know that you have no control over the results.  You can only do your best to provide the necessary TLC ingredients: water, sunshine, fertilizer.  But ultimately an invisible energy that I call Divine Love gently unfolds the petals.

Sometimes we humans have a strong need to control,  judging and forcing issues in an attempt to get our way. But do we really know what's best?  There's an old lesson--never force an issue; but learn the art of allowing, know that an Infinite Divine Intelligence is orchestrating the entire universe.

Christ told his followers not to worry.  "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow.  They neither toil nor spin, but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these." 
The message is that God provides far better than we can imagine when we let Him.  It's important to do the preparation work, to till the ground, etc. but then step back and let Him lead. Angel messages, thoughts of pure intuition from the Divine, will guide as to what steps we may need to take next.

The lily is a flower of new birth.  Something wonderful is dawning within each of us, an awakening to a new vision.  The Angels encourage us to be like a lily, surrender and let it happen in joyful anticipation of our holy purpose.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A Promise in the Sky: An Angel Message

 A spontaneous day-trip to St. Augustine, in celebration of our 24th anniversary, uncovered a wonderful heavenly touch.   When we arrived at our favorite spot, the incessant cry of a lone sea hawk made me look up at the blue sky.   A bright noon-day sun made it impossible to see through the camera lens. I asked the angels for help, snapping blindly away at the old tree top. And, I got it.  At home, when the photos were uploaded, a beautiful rainbow was in the picture!

When osprey (sea hawk) appears "it is time to assert new efforts.  Check your commitments to others and theirs to you.  Now is time for assertive hunting."

The rainbow would have gone unnoticed except for the persistent call to look up higher and ask for heavenly help in seeing what seems impossible.  Do not be deceived by appearances.  

Angels encourage us to pay attention to the animal messengers that cross our path today.  The outer is a reflection of the inward landscape that will give encouraging insights into our life. Angels are here to love, support, comfort and protect.  The best is yet to be.  Trust that there is more than you can currently comprehend, and keep having faith.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen

(Ref. Animal-Speak Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews)

Monday, October 25, 2021

A Leg-Up: An Angel Message

A sandhill crane represents a sacred guard.  Secret and noble guardianship surrounds you. It's time to participate in the dance of life.* 

It's not unusual to find sandhill cranes in Florida, but this morning, Stretch, our favorite crane, delivered one of those unmistakable angel messages. 

As we parked at the lake, that proud seven-month-old colt stood on top of the picnic table claiming dominion.  His parents were close by, preening.  I laughed, and walked down to the lake.  Schools of happy little minnows stirred in the clear waters. Nature has restored the water depth to above seven feet.   Seven is a number of perfection.  

 To my surprise, on the way back to the car, Stretch struck an unusual pose.  He raised one leg in a yoga stance, and stood effortlessly, gazing at his surroundings. 

He was still holding that pose as we drove away.  Out of curiosity, I wondered what the message could be?  A little research on-line revealed that standing on one leg or a one-leg stance exercise helps in maintaining a person's balance or equilibrium.  

Another definition for his attention-getting behavior could have been "a leg up."  That's when we get a boost from someone that enables us to reach something beyond our grasp.   A leg up, a boost.  Since last spring Stretch got "a leg up" from his loving parents.  Amazing, how quickly he has grown up. 

 With everything happening in the world today there are many who could use a boost, or a leg-up.  The angels encourage us to look for ways to share while maintaining a balance.

 Love and peace,

Rae Karen


(*Ref. Sandhill Crane, Animal-Speak Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews)

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Out On A Limb: An Angel Message

 Angels messengers are deliberate and are meant to catch our attention. More times than not, the unusual behavior of the bird or animal holds a key to some adjustment needed in our life. The past few weeks were spent glued to the laptop trying to finish a long-term writing project.  So this baby squirrel resting on our palm tree really hit home.  Time to take a break.     

Squirrels represent a need to balance work and play -- giving and receiving.  

Instead of scampering off when I came out of the house with the camera, he stayed put and posed on high, to make sure I got the picture.

In Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews writes:  "Squirrel advises prepare for the future, but do not get lost in preparations. Find ways to gather and to gift."

Enjoy your day with the Angels,

Love and peace,

Rae Karen

Sunday, October 17, 2021

An Unexpected Thanksgiving Blessing: An Angel Message


Angels often bring to our attention something we may otherwise have missed. That's what happened at lunch time today. While enjoying a spaghetti meal in the sun-room, I spotted the tail feathers of a large brownish bird on the grass.  I got up to take a closer look. From the sun-room window, what a surprise. A first, a wild lone turkey rested on the green grass in the little garden sanctuary.

Wild turkeys strut about here on occasion, but they are skittish, and don't stick around for long.  The trusting presence of this blue-headed fellow touched my heart.   He felt safe enough to relax in the shade of the trees. 

 His unusual pose brought to mind all the things to truly be thankful for, and to rest in the comfort of the many things often taken for granted. (Sight, hearing, breath, etc.) 

A cheerful heart is good medicine and a thankful heart brings happiness.  Angels encourage us to begin today to look at everything with new and grateful eyes. The word "thank" comes from "think." So, watch your thoughts.  Some people make their life difficult because they only see the negative side.  And, the more they see, the more negative confirmation, as thoughts are things, and never return void. 

In his book, Angels of Grace, Anselm Gruen, the German monk writes, "The Angel of Gratitude would like to open your eyes to the fact that an Angel of God has accompanied you all through your life. A Guardian Angel  has protected you from misfortunes. Your guardian angel has transformed even your injuries into precious treasures.

...The Angel of Gratitude gives you new eyes to become aware of creation and enjoy the beauty around you...the flowers, birds, animals, forests, the mountains, oceans and lakes. You will begin to realize that a loving God touches you in creation and wants to show that He extravagantly cares for you."  

Why not make a gratitude list. 

Today is abundant with blessings to share. 

Thank you, God, for the gift of our loving guardian angels.

 Love and peace,

Rae Karen


(Ref. Angels of Grace, Anselm Gruen, 1998)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Out-of-the-Blue Angel Messengers

 For months, the lifeless old tree, clad in her spindly dry vines, has remained vacant across the lane.  I noticed ever since we moved our sofa to avoid an attack of scratchy claws of a favorite cat, the birds were a no- show.  The high, dry perch, no longer a focal point in the sun-room, required extra effort to check for any bird mail posted.  A good demonstration that where our attention goes, the energy flows.

Then, yesterday morning, out-of-the-blue, a timely angel message helped capture a glorious view.  The first bird mail to post in months.

A special delivery on-high.  Not one, but two young red-shouldered hawks brought new life to the old treetop. Facing east, the happy pair warmed their feathery breasts in the beauty of a new sunlit day.  

"Hawk indicates spirit vision and guardianship surround you.  Be patient and observe.  You will see the opportunities.  Signs are clear." 

Then, later at the lake, out-of-the-blue, a key-hole portal appeared in a thick white cumulus cloud cover.   An angel message:  Things may be clouded with confusion at the moment, but God will make a way where there appears to be none, so be patient. 

This morning at breakfast, a beautiful blue-headed turkey messenger peeked through the pasture fence.  Its mate trotted by too fast for a photo.  But, I got the message!  Be thankful that blessings are being DOUBLED for our troubles.  Keep having faith. The best is yet to be.

So my friends, don't ever give up.  Angels are with you, guiding and comforting.  All is well.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen

(Animal-Speak Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker: An Angel Message

During my educational years, (both elementary and high school) our family lived on Rickenbacher Avenue. I didn't think much about the street name until I read a fascinating story about Eddie Rickenbacker in an Angel book by Billy Graham.  During World War II, the pilot experienced divine help when he and his crew were saved at sea after their B-17 ran out of fuel and landed in the Pacific Ocean.

Rev. Graham writes: "For weeks nothing was heard of him. The newspapers reported his disappearance, and across the country thousands of people prayed. Mayor LaGuardia asked the whole city of New York to pray for him. 
Then he returned. 
The Sunday papers headlined the news, and in an article, Captain Rickenbacker himself told what had happened: "And this part I would hesitate to tell," he wrote, "except that there were six witnesses who saw it with me. A gull came out of nowhere, and lighted on my head-- I reached up my hand very gently--I killed him and then we divided him equally among us. We ate every bit, even the little bones. Nothing ever tasted so good."
Years later, Billy Graham asked Captain Rickenbacker to tell him the story personally because it was through this experience that Eddie came to know Christ. He said, "I have no explanation except that God sent one of His angels to rescue us."
Years later, I learned the appearance of a gull "unusually indicates lessons or abilities in proper behavior, courtesy, and communication.  It may reflect you need the lessons, or that you may become the teacher of such.  It may also reflect new learning in the subtleties of communication."
Thanks to the angels, I got an education on trusting that God can make a way where there is none.  And, Capt. Rickenbacker's miracle gull brought home to roost the good news that prayer works. Angel communications are real.  Make no bones about it.

Do not fear:
I am with you;
do not be
I am your God.
I will
strengthen you,
I will help you,
I will uphold
you with
My victorious
right hand.
   --Isaiah 41:10

Have a blessed day.  And, remember, you are never alone. God loves you and has sent His angels to watch over you.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen

(Gull ref. Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews;
 Angels, Billy Graham)

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Living Intuitively: An Angel Message

A timely angel message on listening and following inner advice came into play yesterday. On a fun and impromptu outing to see wild peacocks at the local rehab center, our fine-feathered friends were a no-show.  Not a single peacock on the premises.  Then I recalled the molting season in full swing; a time when the males shed their showy fantail  feathers and go into hiding.  In the springtime, they will once again step out in their royal regalia to shiver and shake to attract a mate. 

A little disappointed to miss out on the peacock energy, an angel thought came to  mind, Drive through the adjacent retirement community. 

 Following the inner advice, Elliot and I craned our necks driving along the road bordering the woods, and around to the back of the building where we hit a dead-end, and a high stone wall railing on the hillside.

Turning around, so as not to waste a trip, we sent angel blessings and healing to all the residents living in the the community inviting their guardian angels to watch over them. 

Then driving up the hill toward the main road, something moved in the woods. 

What joy to find a peahen mama and her chicks! They blended in so well with nature I almost missed them.   

The brown feathered peacock family was so unexpected, my first thought had been wild turkeys.


The little white chick with a tiara on her head came strutting forward as I spoke to her.


Papa poked his head out of the bushes as if to say,  This far and no farther....

Peacocks are a wonderful sign of resurrection.  When they appear, it signals protection comes now through our intuitive perceptions.  Rebirth and resurrection will happen. 

The feathery eyes of the peacock's fan reminds one to be watchful.  "You must live in the now and be wide awake to your opportunities."  To live intuitively is to live 4th-dimensionally.  In the absolute, man is outside of time and space.  His good is from everlasting to everlasting.

What angels messages are coming to you today? 

 Expect the happy things of God to come your way, and watch for the miracles. 

Love and peace,

Rae Karen

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Expect the Happy Things of God: An Angel Message

Before getting up this morning, I did some soul searching, shedding a few healing tears over the major sudden shocks that I experienced during the past several years.  It seems like everything that happened before this was just a warm up.  At times my body seems stuck in a keyhole between the 3rd and the 4th dimension.  Neither here nor there...  All the sudden shocks of the past are locked up.  My spirit is free, but my body is a work in progress. 

I am reminded of how horses sleep in a standing-up position, with their legs locked so they won't fall down. At times a protective stance keeps me vigilantly braced for the next shock wave.  While also forcing me to live gratefully in the "now."   

And, we've all faced severe shocks on our planet.   But the good news is sorrow never leaves us where it finds us.  These shocks can be used to boost our consciousness higher.  To leave earthly desires, and soar upward in the spiritual truth of our Identity.

So with these thoughts in mind, something very tender and amazing happened after I got out of bed.  An unexpected rain had quenched the earth.  Droplets hitting the roof.  

 If it hadn't been for Hei-Hei, the beautiful rainbow that graced the dawn sky would have gone unnoticed.  Our playful cat likes to pounce out on the porch first thing, but had been patient this morning.  

When I happened to look up at the sky, what joy to find a beautiful rainbow... 

And, then this little tree frog climbed up the porch beam, and clung near the metal top outside the door.   WOW! A rainbow and a green treefrog were promising messages to begin a new day. 

A magnified look at the one-inch frog revealed more detail.  It had an unusual white racing stripe down the side of its green body.  The iridescent racing stripe started near its mouth.  Our words are our wand. A time for acceleration...   Speak words of good, true, eternal, light, love, patience, faith ...  

I got it.

Because of its size, a phrase, "Don't budge an inch", came to mind, not sure if it was valid or not. An on-line search confirmed its meaning: "will not move, change, or shift in any way at all."  It came from Shakespeare.  Another reminder to not budge an inch, but stay in the consciousness of the eternal now, in gratitude for all the good God has already done.

I am so thankful for the angel messages to share from nature.  At these times of shifting sands, it is well to remember to (F)ully (R)ely (O)n (G)od.  "F.R.O.G. It!"

If you're reading this angel blog, the angels want you to know that you are dearly loved.  Do not be deceived by appearances.  Trust in God and listen for His guidance.  The best is yet to be.  Angels are watching over you always.  Expect the happy things of God to come to you today. You are a child of the Most High.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen