Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Archangel Gabriel at Sunrise

This morning instead of following the daily routine, I found myself seated at my desk in the den writing in my journal. When finished I happened to look up just in time to see a golden sun rising through the trees. A heartwarming vision to begin a new day.  But more was to come.  When I got up from the desk and turned to go to the kitchen, what a surprise! Another magnificent view... Archangel Gabriel aglow in dawn's light, framed in a "window" of radiant sunshine. 

I'm so thankful for his loving angel communication.  Gabriel's name means 'God is my Strength'.  He announces the mystery of incarnation to all souls before they are born and instructs us as to what our talents and tasks in this world will be. 

The governor of the winter season, Archangel Gabriel lights the way to truth within our hearts so we can see what path to follow for our greatest joy and highest good.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen

Monday, November 29, 2021

Angels Appear Like Beauitful Rainbows

  This wonderful description of angels by Emanuel Swedenborg was brought to my attention just now.
"They appeared to me very beautiful rainbows, as on former occasions, but still more beautiful, with a light of the purest white, in the centre of which was an obscure earthly something; but the most lucid snow-white appearance was beautifully varied by another lucidity, and was thus discriminated as also by little yellowish points like small stars, besides other beautiful variations, and if I right recollect, with flowers of different colors round about, and entering into the most lucid part. This was exhibited before the left eye.  On the right were exceedingly beautiful representations, distinguished by the blue and its various related colors, because the right eye represents affections, and they derive colors not from a white lucidity, but from that which is flamy."
                                                                            EMANUEL SWEDENBORG
                                                                            LARGER DIARY
                                                                            October 21, 1748

I first became aware of Emanuel Swedenborg's connection with the angels in a book about Johnny Appleseed, who was inspired by the works of this Swedish scientist, theologian, and mystic. 

I love the description of angels appearing as rainbows.  A sign of God's promise. We can never be separated from the Love of God and His Creation.  It is both comforting and reassuring to know that we, too, are spiritual beings whose true identity can never change. 
May you feel the peace of the heavenly realm today.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen
 (artwork from the web)

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Peacocks - Show Your Best Side: An Angel Message

This afternoon the angels delivered a happy message on showing your best side.  A drive to visit the peacocks energized the gray day. The family was last sighted several weeks ago, and knowing "watchfulness" is the meaning of these exquisite birds, I kept an eye out, hoping to see one.  I almost missed Papa. His drab back-side faced our way as we drove by.  But then a closer look revealed, he was catching his own beautiful reflection in the glass door or entertaining a resident seated in the rehab lobby. 

Slowing the car down, we gave him a whistle.  That did it.  He pivoted around to reveal his glorious best side.

In all his splendor, he stood on the porch, shimmying in a happy dance of life.

Peacocks are not only beautiful, but amazing energizers. Their long train of tail feathers suddenly pops open like the rush of a royal umbrella in a shower of dynamic creativity. The peacock brings a joyful message to be watchful for simple miracles in the abundant world teeming around you. Thanks to the peacock, I'm reminded to show my best side, and watch for positive results.  

 Love and peace,


Rae Karen

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving: An Angel Message


If mother nature hadn't called, I would have missed the morning sunlight shining through the window blinds. What joy to see the face of Christ spotlighted on the bedroom wall, a first!  And, a loving angel reminder for me to be thankful for the gift of the living Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen

Monday, November 15, 2021

Above the Clouds of Illusion: An Angel Message

You may  have noticed  how an old song or book will come to mind like an angel message, reinforcing something you've been thinking about.  It happened last week with the cloud's illusion song first sung by Judy Collins in the 1960's called Both Sides Now. Joni Mitchell wrote the thought-provoking song that describes how clouds, love, and friends can seem different when viewed at different stages in life.  What was exciting and new as a child is no longer magical as an adult.  But both sides are part of an illusion, and in the end we don't really know the true meaning of anything. 
Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
...So many things I would have done. 
But clouds got in my way.
It's clouds illusions I recall...I really don't know clouds at all.
For the past several weeks, clouds have been a recurring theme, and a lesson was in the wings.
The angels were using a cloud metaphor to show me how human problems are like clouds. They hide the sunlight of Truth that is always shining in an atmosphere of Divine Love.  Earthly thoughts of fear, anger, guilt, envy, and so forth are clouds of confusion, that bring on a feeling of discord and hopelessness.  
When faced with a problem, I can choose to be lifted above any clouds of confusion. But first I must calm down and still any anxious/fearful thoughts. It is uplifting to remember the truth about who God says I am.  And to understand that nothing can ever separate me from the Love of God.  These thoughts bring waves of unseen spiritual help. They enfold me in a loving healing energy of grace and reveal a    lightness of being.  God's angels are right here, wherever I am. Now. With the power of the Holy Spirit, I can relax and take a breath, ready to receive higher inspiration.  An answer will come, if I stay above the clouds of illusion, where the sun is always shining. So expect it.  
And most of all remember the problem is a blessing in disguise. It helps us to grow stronger in faith and in our spirit.  
Today, I came across these numbered points jotted down during a lecture many years ago.  With the growing confusion and chaos in our world, it seemed like a timely message to share.

1.  God's Love is unconditional. It fills all space.  There is no spot where God's Love is not.

2.  It applies to everything, being universal, it is equally available to all.

3.  Nothing can hold you back from your Source (e.g., bad economy, political parties, weather conditions, disease, etc.) except your consciousness.

4.  The spiritual attributes of God are eternal love, harmony, wisdom, light, truth, spirit, life.  They are available 24/7, eternally.

5.  Focus on these truths and pray for an answer to the problem.  Expect one.  Listen and obey.  Ask "May the mind in Christ Jesus be in me."  Be sure to follow-through on any guidance. You will know because you will feel a peace not of the world.

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and remember you are never alone. God has given His angels charge over you to guide you in all of your ways. 
God never changed His mind about you.  You are Love.   
"In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; 
I will not fear what flesh can do unto me."
--Psalm 56 

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen

  (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

New Vision at Blue Springs: Angel Message

With a cold front in Florida, and the promise of a sunlit day, angelic inspiration struck and we were off on an early morning visit to see the big beautiful manatees. When the temperature drops in the St. John's River, the pod swims into the warm blue springs to rest and relax. It's not unusual to find hundreds of these gentle creatures marinating in the natural heated aqua waters. 

It was just the remedy I needed, a change of pace.  The cool air.  The gentle giants.  The calming lull of rippled waters created a living picture of ancient beauty and grace as I watched the palm trees dance in the moving springs. In the cool fresh air, I stared out at the shimmering palette of rich blue and green colors at play and was reminded of the Master artist.  It was a special memory in the making.   As sunlight splashed on the peaceful springs, the large gray form of a manatee would take shape! Sometimes large gray nostrils peeked up out of the depths to take a breath and submerge again.

I learned that these gentle watery mammals see well. A special membrane helps to clean their eyes.  Manatees are a reminder for us to do likewise.  To step back and clear our own vision from time to time.  Are we looking at things too closely? Or not closely enough?  Do you trust your own feelings? Is it time to seek gentler and warmer environments within your own life?  Trust your heart.  Examine your trust in others and follow your own sense of what's right.

As the sun rose higher, the manatees were easier to find.  Here's a mama and her baby.

A fallen tree made a natural bridge for catching some rays.  Room for one more?  A lone turtle gazing up at the sun was soon joined by a mate. Turtles are a  symbol of Mother Earth and it lives in the Mother's harmony.  The shell suggests a hemisphere, and the structure upon the shell, a mountain.  Its movements are slow and calm. When you encounter a turtle, it is time for a turnaround in your life.  It could be a sign to loosen your protective shell and come out of hiding.  


Another special messenger was drying out, spreading her black and white wings in the sun. The cormorant is an ancient bird named in the Bible. An aquatic bird, it speaks to the world of watery emotions.  Is there a prayer deep within that you are repressing?  If a cormorant is seen drying its feathers it is an invitation to open yourself up to yourself, look into your deepest being that place where the divine enters.  Pray for answers, guidance, courage, and strength.

It was a joyful spontaneous outing and a wonderful blessing to connect with the angels in nature.  May your day be filled with peace, and expect the happy things of God to come to you.  The best is yet to be.

"For he has given his angels charge over you..."   (Psalm 91)

Love and happiness,


Rae Karen



Wednesday, November 3, 2021

What Goes Around, Comes Around: An Angel Message

When things seem out of control in your life, the angels suggest doing something good for someone else. Your trust in God will be strengthened as you surrender the solution to what is beyond your present capability and focus on helping another.  The goal is always peace.  Then, watch and see how creative Divine Mind will be to bring an answer to what seemed like a hopeless situation.

If we can trust that this "initiation" or "trial" has come as a gift and not a punishment because we are now ready to pass the test, we can grow spiritually from it. Gratitude will replace fear and any blocks to giving and receiving Love will be lifted.

These karmic patterns are often repeated until we finally learn the troublesome lesson. If we practice avoidance, a new cast of characters may enter our life to help us recognize the issue is within us!  By accepting responsibility, we can ask our angels for help in seeing it differently.  Love and forgiveness heal all.

 It is not you that shape God, 
it is God that shapes you. 
 If then you are the work of God, 
await the Hand of the Artist who 
does all things in due season. 
 Offer Him your heart, soft and tractable, 
and keep the form in which the Artist has 
fashioned you. Let your clay be moist, 
lest you grow hard and lose the imprint 
of His fingers.
                   --Saint Irenaeus

The good news is that we are never alone.  No matter how dark the circumstance, God is already there, waiting on welcome. Light is there. Love is there.   His angels are charged to watch over and help us avoid any stumbling blocks on our path. When we listen to the angel messages (pure intuitive thoughts from the Divine), a way will open up to loosen and free us from the chains that seem to bind.  The angels constantly encourage, keep thoughts on high, above the turbulence of human error. 

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen