Spirit Animals ~ Bird Style
When they Choose YOU
Spirit Animals come in all shapes, sizes, and styles.
Well, I have gone to the birds!
For the past few weeks, I have been giving you the updates about the Lil Birdie, a parakeet (budgie) that had found her way to our hummingbird feeder 3 weeks ago today. Welp, last week Lil Birdie made it clear she was choosing me as her ward...or is she mine? Hmm...this has yet to be clarified by the universe. Last week you were given the day-to-day schedule we had been doing for the rescue birdie, aka at the time Lil Birdie. My roomie is my best friend and soul sista as you may recall, she too is a healer and animal communicator. We have felt that Lil Birdie came to me even though I was determined to stick to Not being a Bird person. HeeHee, I know I know, I was trying to fight it. So, I had mostly been the caretaker and one bonding with the Lil Birdie.
On Friday though Lil Birdie decided to prove something!
Last week I spoke about my personal powerful Soul Retrieval experiences. As you recall I spoke about Spirit Animals within the healings. You may also remember that I have brought up the signs of animals of the present world and that of spirit. Each has a part in our awareness of intuition.
On Friday I was doing the schedule as described last week to you. Mornings before it gets too hot we have the kitties and puppies go have outside time as we tend to the gardens. During this time Lil Birdie has come out of her cage. Supervised and watched by her kitties and puppies. Yes, Her animals, she preens and eats when they are around. While out with her Lil pack/flock she flites around and calls to the other birds. She has told us of having had a cage mate before her escape, and that they got out together. We allow her to call out for it just in case it has still been out or is near and we can help find it. My roomie had gone inside and I was still guarding Lil Birdie and gardening. I had let the other animals inside for it was getting too hot.
While I was outside I was getting uneasy and knew I needed to go put my compression hose on from the PoTs symptoms I was experiencing. I had seen Max, the white kittie spending time with Lil Birdie through the window. The cage is right up against the cage. I asked him to keep an eye on her whilst I ran upstairs to get my hose on. As I ran up the stairs I told my friend who was sitting in her office, what I was doing. As I had to take a little longer than usual to put the hose on from the heat, I had a thought flutter in my mind. "If something were to happen to the bird because I had to tend to myself I would feel really bad."
After wrangling myself into compression hose and getting back downstairs I first noticed Max sitting in his cat tree hanging his head off the side, no longer lovingly looking out the window. I telepath to Max "why are you not..." then trotted over to the deck door and quickly noticed there was no bird in the cage at all! I stated this loudly for my roomie to hear me. I was not emotionally affected at that time. my healer animal communicator self kicked in instead. As we went outside calling for her and sending the vibes she was drawn to in the first place. I was running out of time just before teaching a mediation class. We placed my phone outside with parakeet sounds so if she needed to find her way back then she could. We both sent the message to her...
That she was welcome to come back, if not then to please be careful and safe. We also sent to her that we were honored to have had time with her.
My friend kept an ear out for Lil Birdie. Each time she heard a chirp like hers from my phone she ran to the now open cage on the deck to see if it was her. I had become a little emotional from the possible meanings of Birdie leaving. There was a feeling that somehow she was proving that I could care for another. Even though I have cared for hundreds of animals in my upbringing and life as well as several children of all ages as a nanny, and as a hospice and elderly caretaker. I was not by any means an amateur as a caregiver. There was still this feeling that this was a test. I still was confused by the full meaning of Birdie coming to me.
During the meditation class, I allowed myself to come to terms with the situation. I allowed the meditation to assist in clearing my human feelings and emotions. Instead truly being able to sense as a Mystic Shamans instead. As Class ended I was neutral. I still sent energy and vibes to keep Lil Birdie safe from the hawks. I started cleaning things up from her spaces in the house. I began to wash dishes and clean up the kitchen. The kitchen sliding door opens with the screen in place. Lil Birdies' cage sitting on the deck where she had left it. The door to the cage was now open, whereas when she left the cage door was closed, and no sign of any struggles at all. Max had been moping and crying around the house. Max was feeling so guilty for watching her wriggle out of the cage and fly off. He was so upset he would not eat his midday snack.
As I cleaned the kitchen and talked to Max about it not being his fault and that Birdie had decided to leave. It was not my fault nor my friends. Birdie decided to sneak out just as she had when she left her original home.
I was washing dishes and that is always a clear thinking time for me. I telepathy to Lil Birdie about how I felt and sent her all the best wishes. That it was 2 weeks that day that she had come to us. She is welcome if she so chooses but, if she wanted to go home I understood. I even told her that if she came back and told us she didn’t want to be with us we would help her find her proper new home. As I finished the last of the dishes thinking how she loves the sound of the kitchen sink and that I was doing this very thing when she came the first time.
I then hear her clearly in my head telepathing me. “I wanted to find my buddy and bring them back with me.”
Not even two breaths went by and I hear a distinct chirp from the deck. I knew exactly who it was! I went to the door and quickly opened the door. I said hey you silly goof! You took an adventure today!
Lil Birdie chirped from her perch on the hummingbird feeder. She danced and acted as if she did not want to come to me. I held my hand to her on the feeder and asked do you want to come inside and rest? She jumped on and I put her in the cage and brought her inside the kitchen. As I washed the last bits of dishes she sang and ate. Drank and preened telling me all sorts of things. I let her be without scolding. I saved that discussion for when my roomie had gotten done with a student and all of the household knew she was back. Well, Mags slept through the whole ordeal and was lost as to why this was a thing. LOL. As a household, we explained to her that it wasn’t cool to do what she had, however, we understood. We told her in the next few days before Solstice to let us know if she wanted to stay with us, or wanted a different home.
That day we found a new cage in the marketplace and I picked up this grand parrot cage for Lil Birdie. It came with a bell. I had made natural perches and toys for Lil Birdie. After cleaning the new cage we put it next to her for the night. The next morning we moved her into the new large parrot house. She loved it! Ignoring her willow hoop swing, but when put away that night decided the bell made a good servants bell! Heehee. Now she uses it to call her kitties to her, to warn us when the kitties are not behaving, and for assistance. See my Social media stories about all of this!
The next day she told us she wanted to stay with us. She also had not liked any of the names we had offered for her. We happened to have music on and “Let it go” from Frozen came on. She danced and sang with it! We turned on Disney movie clips and any princes ones she knows the whole movie! The best is after realizing her love of Frozen her coloring is just like Elsa’s dresses. The decision on her name came when we played Frozen at the “Let it go” scene. If you are not aware this is when Elsa is singing about being her true self and letting the things go that have kept her held back.
Lil Birdie dramatically sang and danced with “Let it go,” choosing her name as Lil Elsa Birdie!
On Tuesday the Summer Solstice my soul sister and I went to get Elsa a buddy. This new one is my roomie's birdie. I intuitively had known what the birds' coloring would be like and did not tell my soul sister this before going. As we checked out the 20 or so parakeets there were 2 that stood out to my friend. She communicated with each. I did not interrupt her private communications. I did however ask Elsa if these were okay to her. She said possibly. LOL Elsa is an older parakeet and a soft singer. My roomie was drawn to the one that fit my intuitive vision. As we were heading home with the new addition my soul sister says, “this is Soley in honor of the Solstice.” When we got home Elsa proceeded to go through the cage telling Soley what was hers and not Soley’s. LOL.
Solely is Not allowed to ring her bell unless she says so. Solely has to learn boundaries and let Elsa have her alone kitty time. Elsa gets territorial over her willow hoop that she did not care about till Soley came along. Elsa also is very protective of me from Soley. As I write this Lil Elsa Birdie is sweetly chirping with my mantra music and telling me not to forget her new favorite food! Raw spliced green beans hung on her fav willow twig perch.
Still, wondering what this all has to do with Animal Spirits and Signs?
3 weeks ago I told you what Parakeets mean spiritually: Depression Helper, Use Color therapies, Sun Healing Ceremony, Revisit your Dreams, Throat Chakra Healing, and Communication Strength.
For me Elsa Birdie has brought music back into my everyday life, assisting me with Throat Chakra healings, helping me to overcome my depression, and even almost helping me become a bird person. (I still have a hard time knowing she is not one I can fully snuggle with, for I am a heard and pack leader. LOL, Flock behavior is so new to me this life. )
During this past week, other animal signs have come up during times with clients and students. While attuning a student to Reiki 3 we were joined by an ant, bee, and sandhill cranes. These only stayed during the attunement ceremony and then left. They came forward to assist and hold space for my student's initiation. That same day when I got back to the house The deck where Elsa came to me was filled with Doves! Lol again check out my social media about these. I have peeping doves in my bathroom windows and a blackbird that peeps in my bedroom windows, this one also follows me around outside to tell me everything I am Not doing from its perception. Mostly asking why that other bird comes into the house. It even spies on Elsa through the windows!
Bird wisdom and meanings in general are all about freedom and independence. Usually coming to someone to help bring hope and enlightenment. For me, the birds are everywhere right now pointing to the areas in my life that need assistance.
Spirit animals can come to you in energy forms. They also can come as physical beings in your life as Elsa has. In the past, I had Beef my dog that became my service dog for my health issues till he passed. I had a cow named Gurty that like Beef is still a strong being in my Light being healing crew. Fofo and Feona came to me after Beef passed to help me through my heart healing and stay with my grandparents when I moved to Chicagoland. Spirit animals of my family members in the forms of sheep, horses, cats, dogs, and even turtles. We develop soul connections with some in a way that not all the animals in our paths become. These are Spirit animals. They work with our Energy healing Spirit Animals while with us physically and when they pass beyond this life.
Last week I shared about my Spirit animal helper Crocodile. I also have double pythons, cranes, dragons, crows, vultures, beluga whales, ocelots, cows, peacocks, koi, pelicans, and many more. Not all of these come to help all the time. Each has its own special gifts to assist us with. Similar to having a doctor or teacher that has their specialties. Our Spirit guides are the same. In one stage of our lives, we may have a few that are always there and a few that wander in and out of our healings. Then all of a sudden the crew changes and there is a new shift of animal power. Your list of guides is always growing and changing.
You might be guided by spirit to collect items related to particular animals. You may know some of your Spirit Animals and guides. You might still be finding them along the way or for the first time. When I assist others in meeting their power animals or spirit animals many of them have a sense in the session of the animal. They might not be able to tell what it is exactly but they get a sense of size and if it has fur, feathers, scales, etc. This is the case even for people struggling to open their intuitive abilities!
Soul Retrievals are a big part of opening this ability for many.