|Mr. G. H. Owl|
|Mrs. G. H. Owl|
You might have seen my Facebook postings elsewhere that lately I have had some significant visiting from a beautiful great horned owl and his mate. I often hear them hooting to each other in the early morning hours as they return from a night of hunting and in the early evening they have been hanging out on the deck of the house next door and even on the wall separating my yard from that yard.
They are gorgeous animals and I am so blessed to be having this experience.
But my spiritual team [in this case, John and my spirit Guide] took it a step further this past week.
In a meditation, I was given the messages to enjoy my life here on Earth. Now.
To take my life to the next step and work on my purpose. Lessen anxiety and live in the present. Don't miss what's in front of me.
I didn't ask for a sign but part of me wondered if those messages were just my imagination or was I really being given those insights.
Then, within the hour of completing the meditation, I went out into my backyard and found a beautiful owl feather. I have NEVER seen one in real life before. Certainly never had one close up like this.
But there it was, on the ground, right in front of me.
So, I looked it up.
More head smacking.
Symbolic meanings for the owl as spirit totem are:
- Intuition, ability to see what others do not see
- The presence of the owl announces change
- Capacity to see beyond deceit and masks
- The traditional meaning of the owl spirit animal is the announcer of death, most likely symbolic like a life transition, change
Not this time.
Maybe one of my goals this time around is to fly, spread my wings - like my owl friends. Seek the purpose for the rest of my life.
When I lost John, my grief went through stages. First, I wanted to die and join him. Then when that seemed unlikely, I lost my interest in my own life. Then as that eased, I felt guilty enjoying life without him.
Now, I see that's wrong. John is still with me,. We can enjoy my adventures together. And it's a waste of this precious life I still have to just sit around and wait for it to end.
I framed that beautiful feather and it will hang in my meditation room to remind me of the important messages I received.