The days are getting longer and the nights are warmer. Yeah! Even here in Florida I love watching the trees come alive again, turning green and filling out. Although we have flowers year round, which is one of the things that brought me from Michigan to Florida, new colors and exotic ones push through the earth and smile at us. I never get tired of watching nature. My back yard with the Sacred Spiral, the five-foot waterfall, and the many flowers and plants, all bring me such joy.
Speaking of joy…have you had your joy vitamin today? Lifting your mind and heart out of anxiety, stress and frustration is only done by welcoming in the Angel of Joy. It can’t happen unless and until you are ready to stop trying so hard to “fix” things yourself and wait for divine inspiration to give the “Go Ahead” signal. For example, after investing in a new roof for my home, the ceiling in the kitchen caved in! What a mess! I quickly informed the roofers, who stopped stamping on the roof to come in and take a look. It was around the skylight, which was rotten from a leak that started the whole process of getting a new roof.
The young man took pictures and said he would send out his boss to take a look. The owner’s son arrived two days later, checked out all the leak spots and gave suggestions on how to have a handyman fix it. He said by no means allow anyone to talk me into a new ceiling. I agreed with him. Then he offered a small cash boost from his company to help defray my cost. He didn’t have to do that. It was clearly my responsibility due to the decay of a roof leak over time around a skylight. But I joyously accepted the gift from “All Florida Weatherproofing and Construction, Inc.” I told the owner, Rick Fulford if he did a good job I would give his company’s card to others. I am very pleased with his work and his men who worked over eleven hours to complete it in one day.–another gift of Joy!
I know. We cannot possibly be joyful all of the time. But maybe we need to check the percentage. If it is under 80%, we need to do some soul searching to see how we recreate our world…for we are, indeed, totally responsible for how we choose to react to the world within which we live. We can either bitch and complain and stress, or we can see beauty everywhere and give joyous thanks. When we do confront a leak in our world’s roof, we can call upon the angels to help us with ideas to patch the leak or get a new roof-attitude.
Happy, happy, happy Spring!
I still can’t believe it! My novel, Soul Mates & Angels, has made the #1 best seller’s list–on two different lists! I’m thrilled and amazed. I give grateful thanks to my agent, Michelle Kulp for all her work in making this dream a reality.
And for those of you who have asked when the next book is coming out–I’m working day and night to bring to you Anita Lyn Riley’s new adventures. With her curious spirit enhanced with the help of her guardian angel, Alan, she continues to be that Nancy Drew sleuth, which, of course gets her into trouble. Now she is at the University of Michigan and is living in a boarding house with seven housemates! Each one has a story to tell, including her housemother, Mrs. Wright and her daughter, Flora Wright. Anita’s soul mate, Daniel O’Keefe struggles to keep their love in check, but both find it harder and harder. His life is changing as he attends Wayne State University and becomes involved with a whole different kind of ambitions, worldly-wise friends.
So, thanks for your wonderful reviews. They are what has catapulted me to #1. Tell your friends about it and ask them to tell their friends! I so appreciate your encouragement in this new world of fiction. As you know Raphael has inspired many works where he has communicated through me for the raising of people’s consciousness. In today’s world where fear is rampant, lifting our hearts up to trust the divine plan for each life, and to love one another without prejudice has become a real challenge. We encourage you to choose love over fear, and trust over doubt. No matter what political view you hold, hold on to your faith in a loving God who sends angels to assist us. But they cannot help unless we ask. SO ASK!
Sending you an abundance of blessings, I remain,
Isn’t it amazing how fast time flies? And the older one gets, the faster it goes! I am so grateful for old age! I love having a say in the use of my time. I love being able to come and go as I please. I love creating a peaceful, beautiful space around me in my sweet little home here in Brooksville, FL with the year-round flowers in my gardens and the Sacred Spiral for meditation. (Photo to the left shows the five-foot waterfall and the spiral).
I’m now part of a weekly Yoga meditation group, which uplifts and inspires me. I encourage you to find a group of spiritual people where you can meditate to raise your consciousness. It is the best way to create the life experiences you desire. Plus we all need to pray for peace and prosperity for all of humanity throughout 2017.
Recently, I talked my friend, Pam Merrill into teaching a beginner’s oil painting class in the clubhouse here in Cloverleaf 55+ Park. I’ve been inspired and delighted with the results called “Moonlight Memories” and “Fruit.”
A friend loaned me her golf cart last night so I could take a couple friends on a two-hour tour of the lights around the park. It was delightful. Now those same friends are trying to talk me into getting my own golf cart. But I don’t want to give up my little outdoor patio under the car port in front of the house.
I love the way God sends me people to become a part of my life. I met a woman at McDonald’s—I didn’t know why I was inspired to buy lunch when I had eaten less than a couple hours before—but afterwards I knew. I simply let her tell me all about her life, which was fascinating. She showed me her delightful drawings that were a collage of the people in her life. I encouraged her to put them into a book of her memoirs. I hope she does for it will be priceless for her seven (!) children. But, alas, she doesn’t even have a computer. It flashed through my mind how I could make a career out of helping seniors write their memoirs—but nixed that idea—I have to write my own first—and finish my second novel—and finish that 11 foot rug—and paint and…!
What do you love to do? Do you make time for yourself to do them? I really hope so, for your soul yearns to express itself in a multitude of ways. It is not selfish to do so. It is God creating through you. Don’t ignore those urges. Begin writing your memoirs with short stories. My son, Tom, has written excerpts of events from his life. I was impressed and delighted with them.
I have been inspired to put my “Letters from a Guardian Angel” with free shipping before Christmas, but alas! I forgot. So, I’m offering an “After Christmas Sale” of any of my books with free shipping. Just call me at 352-848-3011, and I’ll put them in the mail pronto!
I’m sending you an abundance of good energy to uplift and inspire you. May your 2017 be the most amazing year of your life. No matter what is going on in the world around you, you create your own world by your thoughts and desires. Only fear, anxiety, anger, worry, and frustration can bring you an undesirable future. Rejoice and give thanks for all you have—don’t focus on what you don’t have. Rejoice and give thanks that all your needs are met each day and every day of your life. Then give thanks that it is so, and YOU WILL MAKE IT SO!
With great love,
I’m sorry I’ve neglected to do my job of uplifting and inspiring you! I’ve been deep into writing my novel, “Soul Mates and Angels” and it is finally completed, edited, and ready to publish, as soon as I get a cover design. I’ve allowed a few select people to read it via Drop Box to get feed back. So far everyone has loved it.
If you would like a free copy please watch for it on Amazon. As soon as possible, I will be publishing it there. I’m really excited about this new project and am already working on book two. My main character is Anita Lyn Riley. (Her birth date is the same as mine, as is her name numerologically!). Although her experiences are fiction, her psychic experiences are based on my own life. The setting is back in the 50’s with Anita a senior in high school. Her encounter with the K K Klan and its sadistic Grand Dragon makes for fast-paced action plus factual metaphysical experiences of “Ghost Walking” (Astral travelling), “Walk-ins,” and psychic and intuitive abilities in my main character. I wanted to present a book that would have the metaphysical facts correctly given–not Hollywood mumbo-jumbo!
This project has haunted me for years until I finally gave into the inspiration to write that first novel. My English-teacher brother told me I didn’t know anything about writing a novel, and he didn’t have time to teach me! I hope he’s looking down from heaven and biting his tongue. In fact, I’ve found the challenge inspiring–as Anita’s guardian angel channels through her with some amazing words of wisdom–I’m sure Raphael was at work with me for that chapter!
Have you thought about writing that novel? Well, take it from me–just start writing. Don’t wait. Begin today. Who knows? You may be a number-one best selling author. I know I’m programming that for my first novel!
Blessing in abundance to you!
This little booklet is worth its weight in gold. If you are having relationship problems, or find yourself scraping the bottom of the barrel to make ends meet, expect miracles. It has been said, “Change your mind; you change your life.”
Determine now to change your life. Follow each day’s suggestions with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose and you will be amazed at the results.
In my many consultations with people, Raphael’s uplifting and inspiring suggestions always amaze me, making my own heart soar with joy. The Archangel can see each person’s potential for a fulfilling, productive and richly rewarding life. Each day, every person’s challenge lies in recognizing the pull of negative polarity of our planet that can cause us to become cynical and mistrustful of others, of politics, of anything good really happening. This kind of thinking keeps us from being happy. Each soul must learn to bring the polarities into balance by choosing to bask in the light of loving ourselves, our lives and our world. We learn to trust that each choice we make out of love and trust will bring us uplifting experiences. Conversely, each time we give into fear and doubt, we will experience discomfort in the body, confusion of the mind, and unhappy experiences woven from the fabric of our negative thoughts and emotions.
Truly, we are weavers of the fabric of our lives. Everything we experience can either become a gem of wisdom, or a curse to be repeated again and again–until we choose to be happy.
And so, dear friends–CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY!
I am offering this little booklet, “30 Days to Happiness” for only $5 plus shipping. Call me at 352-848-3011 today, and I will send you a gift of golden wisdom.
We are loving you!
Betty Rae & Raphael
A Belated Happy New Year to You!
I just got off the phone with a client who wondered if I was still alive when she saw my last blog was in November!
I guess I’ve been caught up in creating again–but not with mosaics or any other art form. This time I’m using all my creative energies to establish a wonderful dwelling here in Clover Leaf Farms in Brooksville, Florida. Ever since I bought this little two-bedroom, two bath home back in March, I’ve been renovating–putting in a new kitchen, need flooring, new white siding, new windows with red shutters, and an amazing back yard with a Sacred Spiral, a patio of red blocks, raised gardens lined with red bricks, and a four-foot waterfall. I’m in heaven.
We are all creators, using divine energy every day to make our lives more beautiful, prosperous, exciting and fun–or not. When we allow our energy level to drop into negative vibrations, we create negative experiences and wonder why God did that to us. God didn’t do it. We did. We take the powerful, freely given divine energy and treat ourselves either to uplifting, joyful experiences or negative energy creations.
We’ve all heard the saying, “An attitude of gratitude creates a joy-filled life.” To experience joy, your energy has to be lifted up out of anxiety, pessimism, anger, depression and self doubt. Only when you are grateful every single moment for the gift of life, can you begin to become aware of all the wonderful things of beauty around you. Only then can your life reflect that beauty, peace, harmony and joy.
And so, dear friends, my New Year’s wish for you is to have you always focus on what is good in your life, and eliminate rehashing what was bad. For what you focus upon–you create! May this year of 2016 be the most adventurous, creative, joyful and fun-filled year of your life.