Tuesday, April 16, 2024

A Promise from a Floral Apostle: Angel Message

Maybe you've noticed how God often speaks in angel messages through nature, and the delivery has a warm touch of synchronicity and lighthearted humor. Even a prickly cactus can become a floral apostle...when I have eyes to see and ears to hear.   

Last year, you may remember a wild cactus showed up in time to celebrate Easter.  Standing tall against the inner pasture fence, it had sprouted two large flat green paddles that stuck up like "bunny ears".  The tips of those green ears had antenna-like yellow buds that whispered a promise of what was yet to be. A  promise of hope, faith, and fulfillment.  The cactus was about to unfold her soft inner beauty for all to see.  

After the blooming season, the hardy plant faded into the background, soon forgotten.  

This morning... backing down the driveway, there she was again.  Peeking through the rusted wire fence.  A prolific vision of beauty and promise to come.  Known as Optunia in the flower world, the prickly pear cactus had a profusion of tight buds that resembled yellow candles glowing on a magnificent candelabra. I counted 20 in all, a radiant picture of abundance, endurance, and fulfillment of what is yet to be.  


By this afternoon, Optunia was blossoming, opening up to the warm rays of the sun.  Happy bees buzzed, nestling down on her soft petals in a fuzzy yellow bed of sweet nectar.   

I was reminded the prickly pear cactus is a symbol of maternal love because it can endure and thrive in harsh conditions like the unconditional love of a mother.

 Yellow is the color of faith.  The cactus represents an endurance and strength to survive in new environments and situations.   We all have angelic help to assist us in learning to adapt and be flexible so we too can bloom where we're planted.  It's ours for the asking, and having faith that the best is yet to be.

Love and peace,

Rae Karen