One morming last week as I was waking for day, I was laying in bed reflecting on life. I was laying peaceful and heard a tap in our living room. Followed by another tap and then another.
I walked out to our living room and saw a mama cardinal sitting on a chair on our deck. She flew up to the window again a few more times. The daddy cardinal arrived and they sat enjoying the morning light and then flew off.
Ive seen this pair a few times now.
That same morning I felt a fire light up in my belly to share my beliefs about taking a quick fix or truly making a lifestyle shift… I shared it confidently in Instagram and FB before getting started in my work day.
Cardinals are a beautiful reminder of a loved one who has passed. They also have another meaning as well. Later in my day I looked it up! Check it out…
Omens and divinatory meaning: Examine the areas of your life in which you are, or should be, a leader. Is your confidence shaky? The cardinal tells you that you can handle it, and to believe in yourself. It is important to be proud of yourself for your abilities or for the things you have achieved. The cardinal’s bright red feathers and cheerful song call attention to him wherever he goes. If you see a cardinal, it may be telling you to stand up, lift your head high, and take pride in yourself.
Accept compliments that come your way, and acknowledge your achievements. The cardinal’s bright red plumage also calls you to open yourself to creative energy. Have you been feeling blocked or dull lately? Are you looking for a new way to express yourself? Call on the cardinal to help you open up and get your creativity flowing again. The red feathers link it with fire, the element of activity, vitality, and passion. If you are feeling lethargic, the cardinal may lend you its energy to help you get back on your feet. Likewise, it can be a good bird with whom to work if you are struggling to handle depression. If you are having difficulty dealing with anger, however, seeing a cardinal may remind you to take a step or two back.
Red is the color of the root chakra, the energy center associated with stability, survival, and security, and feeling unsettled in any of these areas may be influencing your anger issue. Examine the areas of your life connected to these subjects for clues to the source of your emotional state, and move to make them better.
I find this incredibly interesting as this does fit into my life right now and the new shift I am making. The fire I felt that morning to confidently share.
This also got me curious. For a while now we’ve had Doves on our property. They aren’t what I consider “normal” birds you would get a feeder, but they are unique and I love listening to them.
A few weeks ago I had a similar experience enjoying listenting to them at our family cottage. So I had to check out the meaning of doves!
Omens and divinatory meaning: Doves call you to regain your serenity. Do you feel off balance, or out of step with the world? Are you harried or frazzled? The dove reminds you to take a deep breath and release all your tension and stress.
The dove also urges you to look at your relationships with your partner(s), romantic, work related, or otherwise. Are you in harmony with them? Is there friction? Reach out and smooth over any rough spots. Seeing a dove may be an omen of a new relationship, or a shift in an existing one.
Doves are also associated with purity and innocence. Do you feel as if life has jaded you? Try to recapture a sense of innocence, of wonder and love for the world around you.
Operating constantly with a cynical worldview is exhausting. In a situation that is frustrating or upsetting to you, a dove may be encouraging you to wipe the slate clean and start again. As a symbol of the Holy Spirit, the dove is associated with the mystical fifth element of spirit. Let your sighting of a dove remind you to reconnect with the spiritual aspect of your life; accept it as a blessing.
These are incredible. We’ve been feeling the shift for a few years now. Its really interesting and so intriguing at how the universe turns each page of our life. Also a beautiful reminder of always reaching up to be the best person we can be, always growing, always learning! 💞