Thursday, 2 July 2009

Spirit Animals – Pelican, Deer, and Heron

Today was a magical day in the park.  The air was absolutely still as you can see from this picture of the water.


 Picture of Bow River channel by Judith Hirst-Joyeux July 2 2009


The next blessing was to see a small flock of pelicans floating along, ignoring the dogs and I and watching the water intently for fish and frogs.


Pelicans on Bow River channel by Judith Hirst-Joyeux July 2 2009

Pelicans are about spirituality, and being at one with all. The message for me was about taking everything in life as part of the flow and doing or not doing, and to simply allow with out railing against life.


Buck with velvet on antlers  by Judith Hirst-Joyeux July 2 2009

Seeing this buck is indeed a gift – especially one with the velvet still on its antlers. I took several actions over the last five days that I now consider to be mistakes.  Clearly, the message is that I do not need to judge anything.  I can be gentle with myself, and appear in my truth to others – what I do is who I am – complicated.


 Blue Heron on Bow River channel by Judith Hirst-Joyeux July 2 2009

The last wild life member to present itself this morning is Great Blue Heron.  Heron’s message is that it is okay to be solitary, and stick in an environment that you know.  It is also okay to wade through your emotions, experience them, and then release them.  The small mallard ducks beside heron also reflect this thought.  Heron’s neck is shaped like an S or half of a figure 8.  Heron tells me that life is not a straight path – but like the windy pathway I walk with the dogs, flows and curves so that you will have different adventures and growing experiences. 

The messages are all good and all appropriate.  I am grateful.     See  The Story of Light by Roger Joyeux on

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