I am combining my Life thoughts and Craft and Home Blog this morning, as they have the same subject and I thought, what the heck. Two small posts or one great post? I know this is a little out of the ordinary for me, I have found some stencils and signs, was intrigued by Bob Marley and the words to this song and actually found some great pallet art to tie into it all. So new sign, new headboard, new widsom all while listening to a great tune. Enjoy your day.
Symbolic Meaning of Black Birds
Birds robed in black do not give up their secrets easily. They love to watch us marvel over their messages. Black birds demand our commitment to learning their wisdom, and do not reveal their meanings unless they are convinced we've devoted ourselves completely to the path of understanding energy.
This concept correlates to lunar themes too. The symbolic meaning of blackbirds is eternally linked to the "dark vs light" phases of the moon. I'm talking nocturnal awareness. Illumined lunar understanding which requires a different use of the senses. Sense which can only be utilized when transformative devotion is made. A commitment to higher knowing (flight) and an acceptance of the void (infinite vastness that eludes the ego and rational mind).
Transition and Transformation. The bird is symbolic of life in the heavens (higher ideals, higher path of knowing) and the color black is symbolic of pure potential. Between the two, there is no limit to human transformation - all we have to do is close the shutters of the rational mind, and start sojourning with our darkly feathered friends.
Black birds (in general) are archetypes of living life in higher realms, and are symbolic of:
This is because birds are (metaphorically and mythologically speaking), situated in proximity to the higher energies of the Universe. This also positions them as heavenly or divine oracles and messengers in cultural myths across the globe.
Blackbirds and birds of black or dark colors are special among their airy clan as they are the symbolic of:
Are these concepts deep? Absolutely. It's the nature of the color black laid softly against airborne oracles (blackbirds, ravens, crows, etc).
It is no simple mind that summons these onyx beauties. Thankfully, these sky-clad lovelies will never come to a person who is not equipped to read the deepermeanings behind its presence. Better said: If you did not already know the answers, you would have never had the encounter.
-Hope you have enjoyed this page on potential meanings of our black bird friends
so in the midst of a cloudy day the sun began to shine. Yesterday I was full of anxiety..I kept thinking I was not good enough and then boom, it happened. Somewhere along the line a really great person came along and gave me a new outlook. All of the thoughts of feeling small and doomed for a miserable exsistance came to a halt. It did and I thank her. From the bottom of my heart.
You are free as the wind, and you don't like following rules.
You're open minded and nonjudgemental. You just enjoy the journey of life.
You're neither a leader nor a follower. You're own your own blissful path.
You believe that people should love more and hate less. It's really that simple.
This is a little out of the norm for me on here, but I am taking a short break while writing this from chickens, crafts and cute little log cabins. It is really important for me to say this. The really large problems in this world are not going to go away until everyone...and that is you and me....stop contributing to the mess. Everyone is so obsessed with political views and racism that we have all forgotten how to live our lives peacefully and filled with love for one another. How did this happen? I try to figure it out in my own way, mostly due to greed. Money is the motivator for most hatred. It was the motivator behind slavery, that has been pushed to the side for many years. The most important driving factor behind this type of hate is the fact that there has not been a great healing for people that feel victimized. I get this. Some will not. I will continue to stand behind my love for all human beings. I think this world is beautiful and that all people have something amazing to contribute to it. I believe all human's have the right to choose their religion, and they have the right to be heard. They have the right to be treated with respect and decency. We are all one.
Keeping it real...some thing that I have been trying to do lately is that. Trying to find a way to still be myself when nothing is about me anymore. Struggles are so great for everyone and I am sure you have a long list as well. Not everyone is going to have the same challenges in life and sometimes the things that bother us the most are things that do not show up in our photo's. Invisible to others but they continue to eat at our souls until we have resolved them. So this is me , on a day that was nice. It is easy to post a photo after we have done our hair and picked out the perfect clothes, but on this day I did none of the above. I don't live near the ocean. I live on a small street in a small town in Missouri. In a small house. So my outlook is starting to change. Keeping it real. Wearing my sweatpants when I want. Brushing my hair less, maybe even cleaning less. Keeping it all together on the inside is much easier for me when I am not trying to keep it all together on the outside. I love gardening and am going to make this the best season ever, all while making a mess, lol. I read once, that one of your goals should be that when you have people over to your house, they should leave feeling better about themselves, not feeling better about you. And that totally meant why do I spend 4 hours cleaning when I know someone is coming by for 5 minutes? I must be crazy. So here I go, off to work and all the while ...keeping it so real people will be wondering all day what the heck is wrong with me :) and if your feeling the same way.... take the challenge and start just being you :)