I’ve made more of a conscious decision to pay attention to the messages from all the animals in our world. Though I really believe dog is one of my spirit animals, I also believe all animals have much to teach me.
As I’m opening myself more to this I think I should perhaps change my website/blog name from Joyful Paws to Joyful Paws wings, hooves, etc. GRIN.
The more I understand and read about how animals try to get messages to us, the more I smile in complete wonder. You don’t have to live in a place full of animals around you to pay attention to their messages for you. They can come to you in images you see on TV or in a magazine or book, something you’ve heard, or an animal that appears before you.
Yesterday I posted on my Facebook page an image of Owl and Butterfly together that touched me. In learning to understand all their messages, I turn to “The Animal Wisdom Tarot” cards by Dawn Brunke and Dr. Steven Farmer’s book, “Animal Spirit Guides.”
When I read about each animal I read and listen carefully to what resonates with me and find my lesson in their offering.
So this morning as I was doing my yoga practice, a bluejay landed in the tree outside my window. I’ve not seen a bluejay in a long, long time. He flitted back and forth for a time being and then flew off.
I smiled and could hardly wait to get done with my practice to hear what message he had for me.
As I picked up Dr. Steven Farmer’s book and began to read, I got tears in my eyes from these thoughts from Bluejay that feel right for me right now:
Rather than just dabbling in the spiritual/metaphysical realm, choose a path to explore and go as far as you can with it.
Whatever the situation that has triggered some fear, attack it boldly and courageously.
You’re feeling threatened or intimidated by someone, particularly someone you see as stronger or more capable that you are.
You have an interest in a number of subjects and want to explore them all to a degree.
Bluejay had other thoughts to offer, but the above resonated with me at this time.
What really fascinates me about being more open to the teachings of all animals is how they really speak to us of where we are at in our lives and what we are working through.
I want to know more, and it’s why I welcome being as open as possible to hearing and understanding what they have to share with me.
We shall see who arrives next to share another teaching with me!