Thursday, 7 April 2011

Spirit Animal - Owl says, “Who do you trust?”

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This picture was taken by Judy almost two years ago when the Great Owl had her first nest here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning, as the dogs and I walked through the Burnsmeade Wood, I heard a quiet “whooo-oo”.  I looked around, and snuggled up to the tree trunk, was Great Horned Owl.  She is nesting here again this year, and she seems comfortable telling me this.  I thank her for her confidence in me.

As I wave good bye to her, and wish her a happy day, she craned her neck and said to me, “Whoo-oo do you trust?”

I was surprised enough to come to a complete halt in the walk.  I stood wondering.  In my mind, I quickly made a list of the people that I trust absolutely.  The list is less than five people long.  I then made a longer list of people that I mostly trust.  This list is almost twenty people long.  I then began to wonder, is this a good or a bad thing?  I know everything just “is”, however, I wondered why the lists were not longer. 

I was still standing there when Owl stirred again.  She echoed my thought – why?  Why did I not trust more?  What happened with people that I simply did not trust them?  I wasn’t sure.  It is just something that happened.

I wandered home, thinking about trust.  I looked it up when I got home.  Wikipedia says, “Trust -- Verb: Believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of.   Noun: Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” 

I realized that I mostly don’t believe in people’s reliability, or strength, or truth.  I would like to change that.

Judy@angelsandancestors.com

The April magazine is up at http://www.angelsandancestors.com/mag/mag1104.pdf

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