It seems like Nature has been trying to communicate with me for the past couple of weeks. Goddess has found a way to let me know that She is around and looking after me. In the past few weeks, I've been coming across several animals and every time I see one, I can't help but think about the meaning and what message they bring to me. So I get back home and look at my "Animal Speak by Ted Andrews" book and see what each animal means.
Three weeks ago, as I was walking in the park with my best friend, I saw a coyote. At first, I could not define what it was but as I came nearer, the coyote and I looked into each other's eyes and I felt a little fear mixed with thrilled of seeing such an interesting animal. Ted Andrews says that the coyote's energy is one of balancing wisdom and folly to make for a fulfilling life. Have I become too serious? Am I forgetting to have some fun in a life filled with to-do lists and many activities going on at the same time? Like with everything in life, balance is very important and we can not be on one side or the other of the spectrum, we need to find a middle way.
Last week, another interesting animal crossed my path. I was driving my car and all of the sudden, a pelican flew by. I was surprised to see such a big bird in an area that I've never seen pelicans before. Yes! You guessed it! I came back and look at my book again and found that pelicans message is one of overcoming difficulties. "The pelican teaches that no matter how difficult life becomes, no matter how much you plunge - you can pop to the surface. The pelican holds the knowledge of how to rise above life's trials."This message was so appropriate since at times I've been feeling as if everything goes wrong and I am on a spiral down but somehow I find a way to rise above the problems and find some light.
The last animal I have come across in the past few weeks not once but twice is the hawk. This animal is connected with strong energy and intensified life force. The message is one of caution since like the hawk who is able to tear off the heads of any snakes in its way, the person seeing this animal is able to destroy anyone seen as enemy with his comments or actions. Have I been too direct? Too aggressive in the way I communicate? Sometimes I can definitely target things with words and that's the reason why I choose them very carefully because I am aware of the power they have.
Combining all these symbols, I get the message that I should not take life so serious, I need to balance fun and wisdom as well as being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and be extremely careful with my communications because if I am not, somebody can get hurt. Sometimes we go through life asking for signs, asking for clues of what to do. If we just open our eyes, we can find clues all around. They are there waiting for us to see them, waiting for us to realize that we always have the answers at hand. Nature talks to us... the question is are we listening?