I don’t “believe.” I know there is something unseen that hears us when we are in distress…angels, deceased loved ones, I don’t know for certain, but I’ve had too many encounters to dismiss them as mere coincidence. I’ve always been able to connect with the unseen and what happened today is just one example of how the unseen sends us messages of comfort when we keep our minds and hearts open.
Since I’ve lived on this property, I have become known as “The Bird Lady” or “The Feather Woman” because of my deep connection to birds and their feathers. The unseen has often communicated through birds and feathers that have shown up at uncanny times (many examples in my book Earth Divine – Adventures of an Everyday Mystic). And of course, I’ve carried the name Robin since birth.
For two days I’ve been dealing with a very unpleasant task that has really been kicking my butt mentally and physically. When I finally was nearing the end of the task this afternoon (part of which involved emptying my coat closet) I found a small unrecognizable crumpled piece of metal in the back of the closet floor. I carefully undid the tangle of metal to reveal this bird ornament that I’ve never seen before. When I moved in here 20 years ago I scoured every floor, wall, and cupboard to remove cat odor and there was no ornament in that closet!
I also subscribe to a daily angel card reading and today my card said, “You have the natural ability to connect with departed loved ones. Today the angels surround you with much love and comfort. Perhaps you've been receiving messages from your loved ones recently or you may find that today you have a message that comes to you in the form of signs, smells, thoughts or feelings. Believe in these signs and know that your loved ones are well and are bringing you these signs to reassure you that they are happy. They wish to also let you know that you are very loved and they also wish to confirm with you that the connection you've made with them recently is very real.”
This ornament is my sign that someone - probably my mother who named me and who I’ve been thinking about - is watching over me and sending love by showing me a shiny little bird to give me a much-needed smile.
Keep your heart open and watch for the signs. Having trouble connecting on your own? I'd love to do a reading for you!