Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Angelic Atmosphere: An Angel Message

 

Yesterday, 11/28,  around 11:00 a.m. while carrying some items out to the garage, I got one of those angel taps to look up at the sky.

A cloud resembled a profile of an angel with large flowing wings, over the pasture next door.

When I turned around to face the sun, the blue sky was radiant, glowing with feathery rainbow clouds. Rainbow clouds so bright my eyes couldn't look directly at their spectacular beauty.  I ran for my camera; the battery was dead, and quickly replaced it, hoping the celestial phenomena would be waiting.  And it was.





With the camera aimed upward, I snapped away, unable to look at the glaring sun.  In that wonderful moment, it seemed like a glimpse of the bigger picture. A preview of what is yet to be. The atmosphere seemed filled with heavenly help.  A reminder that more is going on than meets our human understanding. A heavenly sign to keep having faith, the best is yet to be.

 

Love and peace,


Rae Karen


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Have a Grateful Heart: An Angel Message


 Recently I came across an inspirational book at the local flea market in town. Walking with Lincoln, Spiritual Strength from America's Favorite President by Thomas Freiling.  That's where I learned that President Abraham Lincoln issued more proclamations thanking God than any other president. 

He was responsible for setting aside a special day of thanks for our nation.  In the fall of 1863, he established a National Day of Thanksgiving to be celebrated in November, and every president since then has followed his lead. A national day "to render the homage due to the Divine Majesty for the wonderful things he has done in the nation's behalf."  

The author beautifully writes:  Lincoln provides a model for how to walk in gratitude before God.  At all times, for all things, we can give thanks--in the privacy of our hearts and in our public spheres of influence.  We should never forget the Giver of every blessing and the Father of all good things.  Let's remember to be grateful, especially during the difficult times.  We can trust, like Lincoln, that God's higher purposes are being accomplished in our lives and that he will give us the grace and mercy we need." 

Why not take a moment to remember how God has blessed you?

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and peace,

 

Rae Karen

                    

Lincoln photo: on-line               


Thursday, November 17, 2022

We Deliver For You: An Angel Message

Did you ever wonder how you attract things into your awareness?  You buy a red Volkswagen-Bug, and suddenly you see them everywhere?
 
Years ago, in a government course, Investment in Excellence, I learned the key.  It's the work of a small part of the brain called the Reticular Activating System (R.A.S.)  The RAS works as a filter, allowing those things into your consciousness that mold your reality as you believe it to be, the special interests you currently entertain.

The R.A.S. directs your attention and brings things into your visual range according to your desires.

In 2017, when I took up a fun hobby of exchanging postcards around the world, mail trucks began to pop up wherever I went.  An uncanny postcard would catch my attention in a movie, and a trail of mail memorabilia crossed my path.  My RAS was fully charged to deliver my desires as postcards became a real focus. 
 
On a spontaneous outing in town, yard sale signs led to a detour in search of postcards at an annual church yard sale. No postcards were there, but something better came my way, unexpectedly.   A wintry postal scene,  matted and framed, filled a longing for snowy winter weather, I miss out on in southern living.    
 
 
 I imagined standing in the stillness of quiet drifting snowflakes, gazing at those distant white-capped mountains, and felt such a peace in that moment.  The mail boxes, with a red flag up, and tongues hanging, hungry for mail reflected a touch of humor to a new postal passion.   
 
Four years later, both sending and receiving postcards from around the world still fuels my desire. This year a rare sight appeared at the local gas station on World Postcard Day.  A roundup of US Mail trucks waiting in tandem to fuel up to deliver. 
 
 
 
Whenever I see, "We deliver for you", my thought turns to God's angels; a loving and gentle reminder from our celestial messengers,We Deliver For You.  Don't lose faith.  The best is yet to be.  
 
I'm so thankful for God's  angels who are constantly and selflessly ready to deliver and bless. Our thoughts are energy, (fuel) and where our attention goes, the energy flows, so why not think on the bright side.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Sunday Morning Glory: An Angel Message


This morning hungry birds were waiting by the lake, hoping for a breakfast of cracked corn.  The water- logged grass squished under my feet as I greeted the happy flock.  Muscovy ducks,  Papa and Mama sandhill crane, and mallards.  What joy to find the missing family of six juvenile ducks all present and accounted for since the storm.  

As you can see, the ducky's bright orange beak, with its blue tip, added color to the day.  Ducks are symbolic of emotional healing.  To let our heavy emotions roll off our back, like water on a duck's back...just head for the water, and keep paddling along in peace.

The swollen lake mirrored the sky in the morning sunlight. Native Americans saw a lake as a smile of Great Spirit.  In the Zohar, water is a code word for light.  The lake is abundant with fresh clean water, a renewal of Spirit, a baptism of sorts.

From a distance, I watched a large crane swoop down from the sky, a bird of creation, and creativity. He stood high on the power-line, looking at the sunlit lake. A reminder that all real power comes from above. 

As we sat by the lake, I was cloud-watching, when I looked up higher, a rainbow had appeared. A wonderful sign of God's promise.

I'm thankful for the angels that guide us in all of our ways.  I owe a debt of gratitude to the birds.  They get me out of the house, and feed my heart a dose of nature's beauty and peace to begin each day.  A chance to be spontaneous and expectant of the joyful things of God.

Have a peaceful day, and remember you have a guardian angel by your side.  The best is yet to be.

Love and peace,


Rae Karen


Friday, November 11, 2022

After Nicole: An Angel Message

Before 6:00 a.m. this morning, Elliot took the trash can down the driveway for pick up. The sky was so beautiful, he invited me to step outside and take a look.  I slipped on my shoes and together we stood in the moonlight gazing up at the stars.  The balmy sky revealed a full moon shining over the still pasture.  Above the treetops, a rainbow circled the moon, enhancing her radiant glow.  I watched a veil of wispy clouds swiftly sail across her face, and fade away.  To her left, a tiny star shone bright in the night as if keeping the moon company. Playfully, I wondered if the moon had a guardian angel.   

 I was thankful for the glorious view of the bigger picture.  A welcomed contrast from the stormy, wind-filled skies of Nicole's fury yesterday.  Now, a stillness filled the morning air, as if washed with angels--something sacred and holy was happening before daybreak on 11/11.  

Thank you for your prayers and spiritual support during our second major storm.  Please remember the people living on the East coast beaches in your prayers.  They took a big hit. 

Yesterday morning we found comfort in reading the Nov. 10th message in God Calling for the day. The timing was perfect, and I share it with you to offer encouragement and strength during these times of trouble: 

"REMEMBER that life's difficulties and troubles are not intended to arrest your progress, but to increase your speed.  You must call new forces, new powers into action.  

Whatever it is must be surmounted, overcome.  Remember this.  

It is as a race. Nothing must daunt you.  Do not let a difficulty conquer you. You must conquer it. 

My strength will be there awaiting you. Bring all your thought, all your power, into action.  Nothing is too small to be faced and overcome.  To push small difficulties aside is to be preparing for big troubles. Rise to conquer.  It is the path of victory I would have you tread. There can be no failure with me."

Later this morning, while putting things in order after Nicole, I grabbed the large, heavy Psalm 91 statue tucked away in the garage to move it outdoors again. 

To my surprise, a small gecko poked his head out from under the angel's wing.  Instead of scurrying away like in the past, he rode her wing to freedom. Fearlessly delivered by an angel, he was set free in the sunshine. I realized it was an angel message for me.  Over the last month, the wayward gecko wasn't willing to cooperate whenever a helping hand was offered to set him free.  

Today was effortlessly different.  

The symbolism brought a much needed smile. Psalm 91 helped me find peace in the storm. The angels given charge over us in Psalm 91 are real guardians. It is a powerful psalm of protection and guidance. 

 I recalled a lizard represents letting go of old fear, and also a symbol of dream-time.  With the help of our guardian angel, we, too, may find peace and freedom from fear, and find God's Love in the light of a new day. 

Love and peace,

 

 Rae  Karen


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God Calling, A.J. Russell

   

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Chance to Change: An Angel Message

It's not everyday an albino squirrel crosses your path.  My son forwarded this picture (sent by his dad) of a white squirrel hanging out in a tree in a Pennsylvania neighborhood.  It seemed like one of those deliberate angel messages.

An on-line search revealed, albino squirrels have been a symbol of peace since the early 14th century.  The rare sighting of a white squirrel symbolizes good luck, and the end of troubled times.  A sign that you have found an aspect of yourself worth exploring.  

It can also be a message from your guardian angel.  A symbol of change and good luck and financial abundance. 

 Although a little topsy-turvey, this precious upside-down albino squirrel clings to the tree. His pose is a deliberate "heads-up".  Sometimes it just takes a small shift in the way we approach a challenge that results in a wonderful and much needed change.

 

The best is yet to be.  

Love and peace,

 

Rae Karen


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Be Not Anxious for Tomorrow: An Angel Message

Sometimes your guardian angel will present a mental image in your mind for encouragement. Something you may have recently seen or noticed a long time ago.  It  happened, out of the blue, one night when this image came to mind during a major physical challenge.  "Be not anxious for tomorrow" were the words I most needed to seal in my heart at that fearful hour.  Many years ago, I stumbled across the comforting image in a Bible study book tucked away in Mom's spare bedroom.  It gave me great hope then, and made a lasting impression, more than I realized.

God's love is ever-present, always, but fear keeps the door locked and we tremble with anxiety in doubt.  If only I can remember during a challenge or trial my very soul insists that I am now ready to come up higher, to grow stronger in my spirit. To pass the test.  With a little willingness, if I can yield to the Holy Spirit and release my fear, I find my perception shifts, and peace prevails against all odds.  Solutions appear in unfoldment, and the issue comes to pass. 

Never doubt that divine love has forgotten you. Be of good cheer.  Your ascension is on the horizon.  Trust that there is more than you presently can understand and rest in His Love. 

For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Psalm 91:11-12      

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 24, 2022

An Angel Gong

Early this morning I heard a distinct clunk in the kitchen.  Something hit the floor, no doubt compliments of Hei-Hei, our playful tabby.  Later, I discovered it was an inspirational pebble as I picked it up and turned it over.  RELAX.   I smiled, grateful to start the day with a cue to relax and rest in God.  

Later, I came across the word RELAX again in an old angel blog.

Our family had been relaxing on the porch when I reminded a worried loved one that the angels were with him, and to keep on having faith.  With all the challenges, he'd been facing, he really couldn't feel the angels around him, he told me.  

Just then a distinct clank, like a gong, sounded. 

An angel ornament hanging near the front door had somehow struck against the light fixture, giving it a CLANK. And, there was no wind!

 

 As human nature so often doubts the validity of the angel message, we tried to recreate the tone, but of course we couldn't.  

Things did lighten up though, and we enjoyed a good laugh at the timing.  Angels were no doubt delivering a message.  No one is ever alone.  The little plaque beside it was another confirmation: 

Wherever you go, 

whatever you do, 

may an angel watch over you.

Whether we believe it or not, angels are always in our presence.  Sometimes they may appear in physical ways that make them more real, but often they embrace our thoughts with higher inspiration, taking us to a new level of grace and unconditional love. 

Lately, whenever I find myself beginning to entertain a fearful thought, I remember that there are legions of angels surrounding me.  It's such a lovely visual, that a wonderful peacefulness settles over me. 

The Psalmist wrote, "For he has given his angels charge over you to guide and protect you in all of your ways..." 

A closer look at the RELAX pebble revealed the word RELAY beginning to form.   If life is a relay race, it's comforting to know that we can do our best, and then pass the baton to our guardian angel to assure victory. 

 
Enjoy your day with the Angels.


Rae Karen

Friday, October 21, 2022

Floccinaucinihilipilification! An Angel Message

 Years ago, after ordering pancakes at a diner in St. Augustine, I glanced at the coffee news tucked in the napkin holder on the table.  

Under the heading Worthless, one of the longest words in the dictionary caught my eye.

 floccinaucinihilipilification

 It turns out, trying to wrap your tongue around floccinaucinihilipilification isn't worth a penny.  The meaning of the word is the act of estimating something to be worthless.      

At home, for curiosity's sake, I looked it up in Webster's collegiate dictionary. But it wasn't there.

I did find it in the Cambridge dictionary on-line.  But, you can see how much time I spent in search of nothing couched in a big word. 

I'm not sure why I saved that table news tidbit, but the irony of using such an extraordinarily lengthy word to convey zero, something not having any real value was amazing.   

Why it isn't worth the breath or time it takes to read it, much less say it. It was, after all, about nothing.

We all know people who are overly extravagant with impressive words in an effort to flex their intellectual acumen and keep us guessing.  Less is often more in the art of communication.  Say what you mean and mean what you say, but do it with kindness and love. And, no one will be left to unpack the fluff, and find out it was all about nothing.  Real communication comes from the heart, and not from the head. 

Love and peace,


Rae Karen



Thursday, October 20, 2022

Fun Childhood Memories: An Angel Message


Shivering at the County Farmers' Market on Wednesday morning, grey skies and blustery winds caused a chill in our sales as Elliot and I hurried from booth-to-booth to buy fresh vegetables. The 50-degree temperature brought back fond memories of brisk winters in Alaska. I realized how much I miss the seasons, and found the cold air invigorating, shaking me awake as I stopped to examine a mason jar, filled with colorful antique marbles.
 
Marbles played a big hand in my childhood. After our dental checkups, Mom treated my two younger brothers and me to a toy at the 5 & 10 store.  Marbles were always my favorite.  I loved looking at the clear glass colors of the purees or cat's eyes.  The opaque agates didn't spark my imagination as much.    
 
Now whenever I see marbles, I smile, reminded of  simple childhood joys.  A signal to make time to have fun and play.

Several years ago, a holiday catalog sported a circular solitaire game of hand-blown glass marbles.  The large marbles resembled a host of planets circling the earth.  My childhood eyes glistened as I placed the order in time for Christmas.  
 
Hei-Hei, our playful cat, knows intuitively not to rock the marbles on the glass coffee table.
 
 
This week another childhood toy took me by surprise.  A 1956 Captain Kangaroo show popped up on my youtube feed.  Just for fun, I curiously watched for a minute, as I'd been a fan many years ago.  
 
What a surprise to see old furry Zippy getting a special intro from the Captain himself! 

 
What were the chances?! I laughed.  I didn't remember  Zippy was on the show.  But there he was. Had he been my inspiration to ask Santa for the chimp that year?
 
Afterwards, I dug out my old lovable Zippy, tucked away in an old box in the closet.  The last remnant of a gift from Santa at age five.  Threadbare, with almost no fur, Zippy still has the little red heart I stitched on his chest as a child.
 
As you can see, he still exudes love and tender affection, the innocence and wonder of childhood.

 
 
I'm not sure why these old memories are coming to mind; perhaps a sign to trust and enjoy each day with the heart of a child.   The angels encourage us to be childlike and find joy in the simple things that come our way each day.   As the saying goes, it's never too late to have a second childhood.
 
Love and peace,


Rae Karen


Sunday, October 9, 2022

Camel Synchronicity : An Angel Message

 

 Synchronicity is the language of angels but often the pieces don't come together until sometime later.  Several weeks ago, I bought a tiny pewter camel at the flea market.  And just recently, I learned the symbol for the Jewish New Year 5783 is a Camel.  

 

A year of Grace and Abundance.  We are to be like a camel and go forward into the new year to share the abundance of God's provision.  A camel can carry up to 1,000 lbs. on its back, stores up energy in its hump, and can drink 30 gallons of water in ten minutes.  Built 6-feet off the ground, camels have sturdy wide feet made to navigate over the sifting sands.  Equipped with 3 sets of eyelids and two sets of eyelashes, it can close up its nose to endure sand storms.  These mighty rugged animals can move at 40 m.p.h.  The inner philosophy of the camel is "the glass is half full."  Stay positive and the difficult will pass.

In looking back, my grandmother had a large tan stone, shaped like a camel's head, that she used to prop the door open.   After she passed on, I retrieved the camel as a stone of remembrance. Camels represent endurance and my grandmother had endured severe life challenges. Through it all, grandmother kept moving forward, growing stronger in her faith that carried her through the valleys.

Camels can travel far distances with little water offering transportation and goods.  The appearance of a camel often indicates that the journey ahead may be difficult, but we will endure and will have the "waters" necessary to be successful. We have a reservoir of energy greater than we realize that will carry us through.

 

Not only that, but God has sent his angels to accompany us all the way.  We are never alone on the journey. Love will make a way.

 Love and peace,


Rae Karen


(Camel Rock, NM, web pic)

Friday, October 7, 2022

A Good Way to Start the Day: An Angel Message

I was reminded that in order to hear angel messages, it is important to pray to know that it is possible. BELIEVE.  Angels are God's thoughts of pure intuition always available to each of us when we tune in to receive.   They inspire, guide, comfort, and offer protection throughout our day. 

While thinking about the angel blog, inspiration began to bubble up.  
 
To my surprise, it took the shape of a mug, and an angel thought. When you reach for your morning coffee or tea cup, remember your guardian angel is right there waiting to serve you on this glorious day. 
 
 What a difference it would make to invite your angel.  This comforting thought brings a smile of gratitude knowing that we have angelic support as we begin our day.  We are not alone.  We are in good company.  Awareness of our angels brings harmony into our daily affairs. We find a divine order unfolding the events.  We are at the right place, at the right time, meeting up with the right people. 
 
So why not start your day with a heavenly wake-up cup? It will give you a wonderful lift, and little miracles will occur beyond your imagination. Opportunities to both share and receive love, joy, peace, and harmony. It's worth a try...you won't be disappointed when done with a sincere and open heart. And, ineffable love will come pouring through each hour.

Enjoy your day with your angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen



Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Love Will Make a Way: An Angel Message

Thank you for your prayers and loving support for Florida during devastating Hurricane Ian.  Every prayer has power and makes a difference.  

As the winds and heavy rain pounded, I found peace in knowing that we were not alone in the storm.  People were praying for us, and hosts of angels were standing by for protection and guidance as promised in  Psalm 91. If I could just keep my consciousness above the raging winds and heavy rain, and reside in the shelter of the Most High.  In the dark, I heard the intermittent song of a tree frog--quacking like a duck.  A reminder to Fully Rely On God, not for myself alone, but all life, the birds, animals, flowers and trees. There were moments of peace as I envisioned the many towering hardwood trees out back joined together underneath a canopy of divine love. And, prayed to know that each person's guardian angel was watching over them and keeping them safe in the storm.     

In the daylight the next morning,  I watched the palm trees bend and sway, bowing down, surrendering to the wind.  A lesson for me to be flexible.  Palm trees symbolize victory.  The heavy rains created a mini lake in the backyard.  A lone sandhill crane paddled by like a duck, but soon the waters receded with no damage to the house. And, the tender sight of the sandhill family reunited in the pasture brought a tear of gratitude as the young "colts" had not yet earned their wings. 

Later, a mourning dove flew in and nibbled on cracked corn by the bird feeder.   The voice of the dove is the rain song.  The song of the mourning dove reminds us that no matter what our life conditions, new waters and new life are still possible.   

A wild buttercup had bloomed, and stood tall after the storm.  A yellow blossom, the color of faith. Endurance--doing our best to bloom where we're planted.  The timing was good because I discovered a mossy-covered black turtle stuck in the fence.  He needed a helping hand, a little push to get going again.  Something we all need to do for each other during these challenging times.

 What a comfort to know that no matter what, we are always in the company of God's angels.  Love will make a way. Thank God.

Love and peace,


Rae Karen




Sunday, September 25, 2022

A Sunrise Hawk: Angel Message

 

Yesterday morning, opening the bedroom blinds, my eyes landed on this amazing red-shouldered hawk in the glow of a new day. The young juvenile, perched on the pasture fence post, was vigilant, patiently watching and waiting for an opportunity to come his way.  

Waiting is often the hardest thing to do...but we are never alone.  Our guardian angel is always by our side offering comfort, direction, and protection. With a little faith, the size of a mustard seed, we can do our best each day, knowing God's Love will make a way.  Things will open up and we will understand why we took the path that we did, because it has made all the difference.  

Love and peace,

 

 Rae Karen

 

   

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Happy Autumn Solstice 2022


Welcome Archangel Michael, the Governor of Autumn.  His name means "Who Is Like God".

Today marks the Autumn Solstice, the beginning of a new season for growth.   A powerful time for shedding the old to prepare for the new, while also maintaining balance in the physical and the spiritual.  During this season, dreams will often reveal much about our values.  
 
Autumn also brings a testing of the lower consciousness, regarding our judgment. When we pass these tests, there will be spiritual rewards.  During this time, we have access to spiritual guidance, especially through contact with nature, meditation, and prayer.  
 
Archangel Michael offers his dynamic assistance to provide protection and balance.  With his mighty flaming sword, he will cut away, and purify what no longer serves you.

Archangel Michael is accessible to every seeker on the spiritual path.  The Archangel in charge of change, he brings the gift of patience.  Often known as the Dragon Slayer as well as the Prince of Light, he helps us to face our own personal dragons that we have pretended do not exist. The dragon is associated with our lower-self, our fears.  Archangel Michael will aid in transmuting shadows into the light of new beginnings.

With his help, this can be a beneficial season in which to take courage, and make new decisions that will lead to more freedom of expression for the highest good of all. 
 
So remember to call for Archangel Michael's help in areas where you need more courage to face your fears. He assists in the great overcoming.
 
 Happy Autumn Solstice!  
 
 
 Rae Karen
 
 
 
(Artwork: Nanette Crist)
 



Friday, September 16, 2022

A Tiny Jewel in the Sun: An Angel Message

One thing leads to another, and, this morning was no exception.  Recent winds pruned the tall palms, and scattered their dead broom-like branches in the back yard. That's when I noticed the tiniest jewel. A little treefrog glistened in hues of green and gold atop my long forgotten Frangipani plant as it basked on a green leaf. 


So taken by the little frog, I didn't notice the resurrection energy of this once barren plant.  Only a tall lifeless stick when I brought her here in 2020. I couldn't let it go. It had been a birthday gift from a good friend in 2016. Although we lost touch over the years, I tucked it out by the garage, and heard to just let it be. 

I was glad I listened.  The Frangipani had rebounded in an abundant coat of green healthy leaves. Crowned by a tiny little tree frog, smaller than a dime, it was one of those angel lessons from nature that makes perfect sense. To F.R.O.G. it! Fully Rely On God.  A wonderful illustration that faith no bigger than a mustard seed can move mountains.

For fun, I looked up the symbolism of the Frangipani (plumeria) in Nature-Speak.  To have faith in yourself and in the higher forces of the universe and to aspire for more. 

I glanced over at the nearby fountain pool, once the home of the tree frog.  It was teeming with little tadpoles who one day will grow and evolve to rest in their place in the sun.   

 

 Enjoy your day with the angels.   Remember you are never alone.  Invite your Guardian Angel to help you as you go about your day. You'll be glad you did.

Love and peace,


Rae Karen





Thursday, September 15, 2022

A Happy Brood: An Angel Message

 

What joy to see these happy little heartbeats at the lake this morning.  Nine fuzzy baby ducklings popped up out of the water to enjoy a breakfast of cracked corn with the flock.  

Ducks represent emotional comfort and protection.  All ducks can swim and have a grace upon the water.  They teach how to maneuver through various waters of life. Ducks return to places where they feel safe and comfortable.   They have an ability to show affection and help us to move through emotional tangles by examining our feelings.  

When I looked up at the sky, a rainbow prism glistened in a wispy cloud. It topped off the beautiful morning with an angelic touch.  I was thankful my guardian angel guided me to bring extra cracked corn. A flock of 14 ducks, and 9 little ducklings were glad I listened. 

Enjoy your day with your angels, and remember you are never alone.  A powerful celestial companion is by your side waiting to lovingly commune with you throughout your daily affairs.  You won't regret the invitation to share the journey with him or her.  The ordinary will become extraordinary.

Love and peace,

 

Rae Karen




Friday, September 9, 2022

The Power of a Smile: An Angel Message

The spindly old-fashioned rosebush by the garage has two buds--with such a sweet fragrance from nature. I noticed the yellow roses when I took the garbage out early this morning.  With all the daily showers, the old bush has resurrection energy.  Her twiggy branches once again are bearing the fruit of happiness--God's smile, after the rains. And, yellow is the color of Faith.

I'm trying to remember to smile more often.  To watch what my face is doing,--the "billboard" of my inner landscape.  A smile is a direct achievement.  It lifts the face upward into the spiritual realm of angels.  While a frown aligns with the gravity of matter and pulls one down in earthly concerns.  

I read its important to smile when you open your eyes first thing in the morning.  To smile before you begin to do something new.  To keep thoughts upward, and smile at life.  S.M.I.L.E. See Me in Love Everywhere. 

Not a fake smile, but a conscious choice to see the good already present in each moment. The loving remembrance that we are not alone, but in the company of our angels helps to bring a smile of comfort and relief as we go about our day.

                            
Sending you a smile of gratitude today.

Love and blessings,


Rae Karen


 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Ink Joy: An Angel Message

 Yesterday I discovered Mom's old silver-and-blue Paper Mate pen (with 2 little hearts on it) was missing from its usual place in the sunflower cup on my desk.  This was her special pen she used to write notes to excuse me from school.  I looked everywhere for it, and then had to let it go.

This morning, I grabbed a fat, blue plastic pen out of the nightstand drawer to write in my journal.  As the pen moved across the empty page, the logo InkJoy caught my eyes along with the two little hearts that separated Paper Mate.  Mom's love was still coming through!  It was one of those AHA! angel moments.  The writing instrument isn't important as long as you fill up the blank page in your Book of Life today with joy ink.  

Love and peace,


Rae Karen



Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Your Loved Ones: An Angel Message

Divine timing always sneaks up and gently taps our soul with a heartfelt touch of heaven just when needed the most.  Yesterday at dinner time, a beautiful LARGE golden damselfly flitted by the sun room window. An extra pair of diaphanous wings distinguished it from a dragonfly.   Immediately I thought of my dear writer friend Joanna who transitioned in 2018. Dragonflies had always been a special sign that her departed husband Jack was close by, watching over her from the other side.  

It may seem rather silly, but I smiled.  Hello Joanna! 

To my surprise, this ethereal beauty landed on the raised arm of the yellow metal bench. Soft rainbow hues danced and glistened on radiant wings.  So close was the beautiful damselfly that I could have reached out and touched her, except for a thick plated glass that separated our visit.  She seemed content to rest on the sun-drenched bench for a spell while we ate our dinner. Joanna and I had shared many inspiring meals together.  And just that morning,  I'd been missing my sweet friend, and sent out loving thoughts and gratitude for our friendship.   

But the best was yet to be.  

When it was time to depart, I watched her flit those beautiful wings, and disappear around the corner. What happened next was one of those unforgettable moments.   I heard the beat of her wings gently tapping on the sun-room window pane behind me. 

Until next time.  I called out. Thank you, Joanna!

 This morning's, daily inspiration in God Calling had a touch of synchronicity. The language of angels.  Your Loved Ones:

"YOUR loved ones are very safe in My Keeping. Learning and loving and working, theirs is a life of happiness and progress.  They live to serve, and serve they truly do.  They serve Me and those they love.  Ceaselessly they serve.

But their ministrations, so many, so diverse, you see no more than those in My time on earth in human form could have seen the angels who ministered unto Me in the wilderness.

How often mortals rush to earthly friends who can serve them in so limited a way, when the friends who are freed from the limitations of humanity can serve them so much better, understand better, protect better, plan better, and even plead better their cause with me.

You do well to remember your friends in the Unseen.  Companying with them the more you live in this Unseen World the gentler will be your passing when it comes.  Earth's troubles and difficulties will seem, even now, less overwhelming as you look,  not at the things that are seen but at the real Eternal Life.

"And this is Life Eternal that we may know Thee, the Only True God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou has sent."

Learning to know Me draws that Kingdom very near, and in Me, and through Knowledge of Me, the dear ones there become very near and dear.   

In closing, this morning after I'd written the blog, a beautiful turquoise damselfly flitted by me as I opened the back door.  She landed in the driveway by the car on our way to feed the ducks at the lake.  

A reminder that we too can shine today like the light of a dragonfly. 

Love and peace,

 

Rae Karen 




(God Calling by Two Listeners, edited by A.J. Russell)

Monday, August 29, 2022

Good Humor Ice Cream : An Angel Message

 Maybe you remember the Good Humor Ice Cream truck from childhood?  I recall the happy jingle of sleigh bells on our tar paved street. Barefooted, with a winged Mercury dime in my sweaty little hand, my feet flew through patches of white clover and soft yellow dandelions tufts.  Racing my brothers across the lawn, the Good Humor man waited in his crisp white uniform. The coin changer on his belt a sign he was ready for business.  

 Popsicles were my favorite.  Grape.  He popped open the freezer.  A frosty breath of winter chilled the hot summer day as he reached inside and gave me a double grape Popsicle wrapped in polka-dotted paper.

It was worth the wait. 

It didn't take long before my lips and chin turned purple, stained from the refreshing drips of sugary grape ice.

It's funny how special sounds and images of the past may resuscitate old memories.  

A thrill of childhood came to mind several weeks ago when I learned that Happy Howie's Homemade Ice Cream truck visits our neighborhood every other Sunday.  The large white van plays a merry musical tune--my mother's childhood favorite.  "Playmate come out and play with me."  

Over and over the song plays as the ice cream truck slowly drives up and down the many streets serving scoopfuls of joy to the community.  I fondly think of mom and her love for ice cream.

I'll admit several weeks ago, I got hooked on the chocolate scoop. The chocolate was not too sweet, and not to rich.  It was perfect, like a soft fudge-cicle.  

"Freeze your teeth! And give your tongue a sleigh ride!" was the catchy selling pitch my father-in-law created in his teens.  He was selling ice cream on the boardwalk in New York to help support his family.

Yesterday was ice cream day! 

My focus was like background music, straining to hear... 

Is Happy Howie's here?  Will it come?  

I realized I'd become like Pavlov's dog listening for the bell.  In that moment, an angel thought made me sheepishly laugh.  "Do you listen for inner guidance as vigilantly as you listen for the ice cream truck?"

It was an aha moment. I realized the difference. I'd been caught--red-faced. It was true.  My intense desire for ice cream occupied my thoughts, watching and waiting in joyful anticipation.  I expected it to show up.  My ego emotions were charged to receive.  Yet angel thoughts had to work harder to get my attention and keep it.  My vigilance was tepid at times, lacking joyful anticipation.

I was grateful for the contrasting lesson.  I needed to come up higher in my desire to listen to the angels. To expect the angels to show up and deliver the goodness of God throughout the day.

And, something amusing happened with that amazing thought.  

I caught wind of the merry tune. Playmate come out and play with me. BING! The ice cream truck was across the lane, several streets over. 

The timing was humorous, as only the angels can do. But, I wasn't in such a hurry this time...I waited...and listened...

May our feet be winged like the messenger Mercury, as we run to answer the call of our angels. Thank goodness for the patience of our angels and for their sense of humor.   

Love and peace,


Rae Karen

 


Monday, August 22, 2022

Be An Angel Day, August 22


What joy to honor the angels today, and celebrate with random acts of loving kindness.   In 1993, angel author Jayne Howard-Feldman established August 22 as National Be An Angel Day.  A special day to reach out and bless others.   Any small act of kindness goes a long way to bringing a touch of heaven to earth.  
 
It takes a special someone
of a very special kind-
 
To touch our lives with tenderness,
warmth and love combined.
 
Your encouragement and comfort
you always seem to lend
 
It's what makes you so special
and such a true God-send.
 
So please accept this Angel
so you will always see
 
Just how special 
you truly are to me. 
       --Unknown

Happy Be An Angel Day!


Love and joy,
 
 
Rae Karen

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Fill Me Up, Buttercup! An Angel Message

Three evenings in a row truculent T-storms have rolled in, dumping heavy rains.   Psalm 91 always brings peace and comfort during bad weather; a reminder that our angels are always with us, so abide in higher consciousness, the Shadow of the Almighty, and rest underneath His mighty wings. God is ever present.  There is nothing to fear.

As I walked out the door to feed the birds this morning, what a surprise. A wild buttercup plant had grown taller and had two blooms.  It was branching out from a tiny crack in the rocks. Her cheerful presence brought a smile of gratitude.

Yellow is the color of faith, and buttercup teaches:  "With proper self-worth, we can succeed in every environment."  A signal to have faith that there is more going on than we can presently understand.

Buttercup holds an energy to awaken us to a new sense of self-worth. No circumstance can stop us from reaching our destiny, from blooming wherever we are planted.  We  have what it takes to succeed. Latent gifts and talents will unfold to help others.  Buttercup heralds a time of healing and understanding.  Our voice has power, especially when applied to healing.  Our words affect all things, so choose wisely for they will have greater influence now.  Buttercup also brings good news.  Opportunities for new life directions are coming to shine your light.  

When I was a child, buttercups were a favorite, growing wild in the lawn.  Years ago, while living in Virginia Beach, I took my prayer angel to a field of buttercups.  May your day be filled with an abundance of happy buttercups, cheering you on to victory. And, remember your precious angels at work to see you through the storms of life.  Now, more than ever before, we need to partner with the angels. And, rejoice in their holy presence.

 

 Love and peace,

 

Rae Karen


Friday, August 19, 2022

Stuck in the Middle: An Angel Message

 I've grown to love these unexpected little touches of nature that bring a spiritual lesson.  

This morning, when I pulled back my office curtains, a baby gecko lizard, less than an inch long, clung to the upper window screen.  

My first inclination was to let him be.  However he entered, he could exit. 

When I saw him there yesterday, I assumed he was on the outside, looking in. Later he had vanished, no longer attached to the screen. 

Early this morning, the little fellow was back again...at the same window, hanging out with my angel ornament; a gift from a friend now on the other side. A closer look revealed, he was indeed stuck in the middle, trapped between the screen and the window pane, in need of guidance. Neither outside nor the inside, the baby gecko was hanging out somewhere in the null-zone, between here and there. 

Curious, I looked up his timely message for guidance.  Turns out, his dilemma was a perfect illustration for a lesson he teaches.   Do what you must in struggles.  

When a gecko appears, opposing energies or strife are already at play within our life.  The gecko signals that we should not be passive.  The situations around us now demand clarity as to how we feel, and how we act.  If we are firm and clear, we can resolve it all.  Otherwise, the stress and conflict will only get worse unless we take action.  

Also, the tail of the gecko breaks off easily as a defense, enabling it to escape from the grasp of a predator.  Eventually, a new tail will grow back.  In other words, sometimes we have to lose our tail to move ahead. We may need to detach entirely from situations or people, if only for a short time.  Sometimes it is necessary to separate us or part of ourselves from others for our own good or the good of others. 

I was happy to help release the gecko.  When the window screen was raised, he bounced into the letter box on my desk. A perfect transport to deliver him back to nature where he belongs. Have a nice life, I told him as he scurried away, thankful for the angel's message to share with you.

Last of all, lizards are about dream-time; a reminder to awaken from a dream of fear and choose to be love. Angels repeatedly tell us fear not. You are never alone.  God has given His angels charge over you, to guide and protect you.  What love messages are winging their way into your life today?

Love and peace,

 

Rae Karen  


Ref. Animal-Wise, Ted Andrews


 

 


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Adam's Apple Snail: An Angel Message

 Angels often give us an eye for detail...tuning our focus to the things of nature that teach a silent lesson for the day.  Hundreds of these messages pass by unseen because we're distracted by thoughts that keep us from fully appreciating what is present in the moment. 

Yesterday at the lake, I almost missed this gigantic "adam's apple" snail shell.  Oddly out of place, it clung to the back side of the swim at your own risk sign.  The largest I've seen, and me with no camera, it seemed like a deliberate angel sign to slow down and watch my words today.  Don't let my emotions get swept away, stay silent and centered, and come up higher.  

This morning at the lake  after feeding the flock of ducks and sandhills, I'd forgotten the snail shell.  An angel thought prompted, take a look. 

There it was, still clinging to the sign post after a torrential downpour last night.  

I smiled, thinking of the large spiral shell on its back.  When a snail is born it has a little piece of hard substance, a little circular spot in the center of its shell.  As the snail matures, the shell naturally adapts by wrapping a soft substance that hardens into another spiral layer of shell for expansion and protection.

The spiral represents life, and how we keep going round and round, repeating the same old pattern, but we are not the same as we were. We are expanding and gaining strength with each successive rotation. We are becoming greater than we could understand. Our consciousness is coming up higher. 

Have a peaceful day with the angels.  And, remember, you are never alone.  You are in the presence of God's angels who await just a simple nod to come rushing in with such love and gratitude for your precious life. God loves you. 

Love and peace,


Rae Karen

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Window Treatments: Angel Message

Early one morning last week,  I yanked opened the curtains in my office.  The sudden noise had startled a young deer at the edge of the woods. He disappeared from sight, leaving only a smiling sun ornament hanging at the window aglow with golden rays.   

So as not to repeat the same mistake, I slowly opened the curtains by my desk, and peeked out.  

To my surprise, the same juvenile deer now stood by the playhouse. Staring at me with wide-eyed wonder, he stood motionless.  

Our hearts seemed to meld in a Oneness of Life as I spoke softly sending him words of love.  I love you with the love of Christ.  You are so beautiful.  Thank you for coming.  

His white high-tail gave a quick happy swirl as our eyes continued to embrace in a gaze of Love reflecting Love. Then, he turned and joyfully bounded down the trail toward the woods, leaving me in wonder.

It had been awhile since any deer had come by. Construction work is on hold for now in the woods, so I was happy for a visit.  

The night before, a bad storm shook the house in thundering claps. The safety of the animals and birds came to mind as I laid in the dark. Flashes of lightning bolts darted the sky, flickering through the bedroom window slats. I prayed for their protection.  Then, I imagined tomorrow... the sun would be out tomorrow.  This too would have passed. And, all would be well as we enjoyed our usual morning oatmeal. 

So what a treat awaited me behind the curtains the next morning. Something better than I could have imagined.  Not only golden sunshine, but a gentle deer paid a visit.  I was so thankful for the holy encounter. It had been the answer to prayer.  God is Love.  Perfect love casts out fear.

When a deer appears, it is a luring to new adventure. A time to be gentle with yourself and others.  A new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened or born.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.  Remember God loves you.  You are never alone, so keep on looking up.  The best is yet to be.

 Love and peace,


Rae Karen





(Deer ref. Animal-Speak, T. Andrews)

 

  

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Heaven at Our Fingertips: An Angel Message

This morning a graceful white egret flying low on a soft breeze by the lake, caught our attention. Elliot and I were perched on a bench in the shade of an old oak.  Expansive wings glided through the air and we heard a distinct tune.  A soft humming twang like a frog. The egret was carrying a tune.  I didn't know these exquisite birds could sing. But why not, the morning was a portrait of heaven. Sunlit waters, cool breeze, green grass, and a flock of wild muscovys and mallards nibbled a feast of cracked corn.  


 

 

Another first, caught my eye.  A sparkling diamond bubble moved slowly in the sunlit waters.  A small turtle head raised up from the middle of the lake. At a distance, no bigger than a quarter, yet somehow it reflected brilliant sunshine as it swam toward shore. 

A holy hush was present.  The lake teeming with the presence of angels. We thanked the angels for their service. And, then to our surprise, another first.  A fish skipped across mid  lake in a series of joyful leaps, like a little dolphin at play. 

The peace and beauty of nature bubbled up with the love of God. Everywhere I go I'm finding heaven is at my fingertips. Nothing but good can ever fill the heart of God.  

Turns out, the Great White Egret emanates a message of great compatibility and heaven sense.  Her "S" shaped neck is a reminder to let Spirit guide.  

Enjoy your day with the angels.  Why not carry a happy tune and look for heaven at your fingertips today.

Love and peace,


Rae Karen








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