By Janet Starr, Missouri
I was looking out the window of my home one summer morning, wondering why I always reacted a certain way to a particular situation. Suddenly I saw a very large woodpecker fly to the tree in my backyard. He began to loudly peck at a branch and was tearing apart the limb. Very quickly, I got the message: I needed to stop allowing my mind to peck on this situation. It was hindering my spiritual growth.
Soon I noticed a blue flash in front of me. I blinked in amazement. Missouri’s state bird is the eastern bluebird. For me, seeing a bluebird is a very rare occurrence. I used to see them on the farm where I grew up, because they like open fields. Now a bluebird had arrived here, in my small backyard with its little fountain. As with the woodpecker a moment ago, I knew the little bluebird was also delivering a spiritual message.
When I put my attention on what seeing the bluebird could mean, another bluebird flew into the yard. Then another. Now there were three of them. I felt joy and love building inside of me. I had the playfulness to say, “Well, if one more comes, then I know this is a gift of the Light and Sound, the ECK.” More arrived, until there were six bluebirds drinking and playing in the fountain. I felt excited and grateful to receive this gift.
The bluebirds were there to remind me to sing HU when this particular situation arose again, and to let my long-held attitude and concerns fly away. For me, singing HU as a love song to God opens my heart so that I can soar above the things that hold me back spiritually. The bluebirds’ beauty showed me how beautiful and truly loved I am as Soul.
The gift of the bluebirds went straight to my heart. It will remain there forever.
That is a beautiful story with so many gifts! Thanks for sharing!
The stories in animals are soul blog are so refreshing and delightful to read.
The animals’-innocent, loving behaviors, using non-verbal communication, are reflections of the Mahanta’s love and care for us
Love and peace
Thank you for sharing your very special experience with us. I too have had experiences regarding birds. When my mother had translated a
cardinal built a bird nest in an area of my parent’s garage. Something I had never experienced when living there.
After my mother had translated we put up a bird feeder so our father could observe birds as he ate his meals. There were birds that had
come to the bird feeder that I had never had seen before as a child living there. After my father translated there at the same bird feeder
were golden finches. We new that our father was fine. Both experiences were gifts of love to us from our parents.
What a gift Sugmad has given us, animals that help us to see God’s love for all souls.
I loved your Story. Bluebirds bring spiritual meaning to me too when I see them!
To me the most important lesson was to be aware that there was a message. Nature which is my way of escape from all the drama on television and with people calms me to become alert. When this happens I being to notice things like humming birds, cardinals, doves and even a distant wood pecker.
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Isn’t it beautiful how the birds can bring us messages and meaning???
So happy you received (and shared!) this lovely spiritual gift.
What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing.
What a simple, loving, kind and joyous story. May the Blessings be for all.
Thank you for sharing ✨✨✨ The “gift of the bluebirds” went straight to my heart
Thank you for sharing.
I liked the metaphor of the minds habit on an issue and the pecking woodpecker. Very recognizable and helpfull. Thank you for sharing!
Janet, I love birds. They have often seemed to serve as messengers in my life. Your experience was very special, and your ability to understand what it meant was indeed a gift. Once a banded homing pigeon arrived on my third floor stairwell landing railing. I was trying to decide if it was time to move back to my previous city, after spending almost a year in a new city following the death of my mom, who’d had Alzheimer’s for many years. I did move back just prior to the October 2008 financial downturn. This helped me weather that event more successfully.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience!