Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Message from Spirit

Nankeen Kestrel courtesy of 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nankeen_Kestrel

This morning we woke a little later than usual, due mainly to a previous late night and a cool, damp morning. Life seemed almost perfect as we listened to the rain on the rooftop over the sound of our favourite radio commentator. Just the day to stay in bed! Unfortunately that was not going to happen as I had an appointment with my Psycho-Oncology lady. As usual, Haydn was to wear his driver's cap.

I prepared for the shower and, as I found myself peering through the foggy glass shower screen towards Barrington Tops,  I noticed what I thought was a familiar bird on the railing. Rather than looking outwards, possibly for prey, I noticed it was turned towards me. It appeared to be looking me in the eye. I assumed it was a baby King Parrot; there had been one around over the past couple of days. Thankfully, Haydn chose that time to brush his teeth. We were able to talk about our visitor. I was thrilled when Haydn said he thought it was some sort of falcon. Of course, I sent him running for my spectacles, along with the bird book. He was quick to point out that it was  Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides.) I could not help but notice that it continued to sit and watch, appearing to make eye contact, which I found most unusual.

Once dried, I  reached for my copy of Animal Dreaming by Scott King, who writes that Aboriginal Legend says that the Kestrel is the protector of the warrior spirit. I can expect to be watched and protected against any further attack. An Ancestor Spirit to some tribes, the hawk/falcon is the bringer of good tidings, healthy change and victory. To have a hawk visit suggests I am to receive a sign or a gift from spirit. My visitor alerts me to watch for signs guiding me to the next phase of life. It reminds me to be vigilant; willing to act quickly. I am reminded that it is OK to ask for messages during prayer and meditation. This is a time that I can ask for, and expect to receive, Spirit's guidance.

'Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.'
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


30 comments:

Kaz said...

Chezzy so love reading this post,before i finish reading knew it was a good sign.yes yes.

Can't wait to here more from the vistor to come.

Love ya and always saying my special prayers.The song Chez,.xo

Cheryl said...

Kaz, maybe it had something to do with the fact that I have been listening to the song as I worked on this,
Guess you must be surprised. Maybe shocked is a better word.
Live, laugh and love ♥ my friend

Kaz said...

Chez a little but so knew the song was right for you.Chez i shock you but can say u have shocked me a few times.SMILE.gENTLE HUGS FROM MILES ACROSS.

Audrey said...

Wonderful post Chez! I do believe you have spirits watching over you, and I am happy about that!
xoxoxo

Sean said...

Agree with Kaz...this was 'happy' reading! We are meant to take note of such events and I have no doubt you will remain vigilant.
Thank you for sharing. :)

stonepost said...

What a nice protector bird to have its eye on you! I would not dismiss this at all and would take this as a positive sign, why not?
Hugs from across the deep blue sea!

Anonymous said...

I loved reading this post Cheryl, especially about the Aboriginal legend saying that the Kestrel is the protector of the warrior spirit.

It's surly a sign that it sat and watched you for so long ♥

Hugs~Edwina

Diane Rodgers said...

This is answer to prayer in the most beautiful way! What a message and the messenger is beautiful! As is the receiver! Stay strong and keep looking for your miracle...it is coming.....xox

Alli said...

Hey Cheryl did you get all the spiritual music I sent you hahaha? Someone sent me the link it had some lovely songs and you know the other day we were talking about Catholic Hymns....
Of course this beautiful bird is your good luck. He was there starring at you in the eye telling you to be strong....
Love Alli XX

starzyia said...

wow, what an amazing visit and sounds like an awesome book!

I did laugh at the title of your care provider today, it sounded like she is a 'psycho' but I do know what you mean.

Its time for you revel in a sense of security for a change, and know that you have great guardians.
love you xoxox

Cheryl said...

Audrey there really are many occasions that I feel the 'spirits' surrounding me. Messagers from the heaven for which I am very grateful. Figure I could not do this alone.
Sending much love to you my friend.
Thanks for visiting xo

Cheryl said...

Hi Sean
Good to see you here to read about my amazing 'spirit' experience. Still brings goosebumps!
Sean, maybe this is as much about our special Guardian Angels as anything else. I certainly feel them with me. Thankfully.
Love to Kim and you, my dear friends xo,

Cheryl said...

Thanks so much StonePost. It certainly was a 'first' and I am continuing to watch for signs.
Things are about to change...

Cheryl said...

Edwina, it truly was an amazing experience as it sat looking in towards me. Normally, birds of prey would be looking for just that. This definitely was SPECIAL.
Thanks for being here my friend xo

Cheryl said...

Di, it certainly does indicate change is in the air. Something has to give!
I am excited!
Our prayers are being heard and it is now time to be more specific in what we pray for.
Much love and thank you for being with me on this journey xo

Cheryl said...

Telling me to be strong just as you are Alli.
Oops! Music must have ended up as 'space junk' when, in fact, it is just what I need.
Are you able to resend it please?
You stay strong also. See you have a new post so will head over there from here.
Thanks for visiting :)

Cheryl said...

Starzyia, like you, I laughed at the title and yet that is exactly what her letter head says. On that subject, visit was absolutely amazing and I look forward to writing a little about it.
Definitely moving into a different realm, however, it is not necessarily a 'bad' thing.
Will ring and talk to you about it if that is OK.
Love Chez xo

diane b said...

Hopefully the bird will watch over you and make you feel safe and protected.

Katie Doody said...

Beautiful post. I definitely think it means you are being watched over. I am from New York City and we always needed quarters for parking meters. Now when I find a quarters on the ground I think my parents are sending them down from heaven.

BreastCancerSisterhood.com said...

God's Spirit indwells within you & is guiding you every step of your journey. We don't always agree with His path, but we are to trust in Him and lean not on our own understanding.

XOXOXO,
Brenda

BreastCancerSisterhood.com said...

God's Spirit indwells within you & is guiding you every step of your journey. We don't always agree with His path, but we are to trust in Him and lean not on our own understanding.

XOXOXO,
Brenda

BreastCancerSisterhood.com said...

God's Spirit indwells within you & is guiding you every step of your journey. We don't always agree with His path, but we are to trust in Him and lean not on our own understanding.

XOXOXO,
Brenda

Kaz said...

Chez just seeing if i can leave a post as i got my pic. to your blog but use my email name..Hmmm,Helpppp..

Mitzi said...

Ok Chez now going try to use Mitzi.Sorry trying to figure it out,u can delete there.

Kaz said...

Chez still can't sorry,need another brain here.haha.

Cheryl said...

Keeps my numbers up Kaz..haha
So, is it Mitzi these dats my friend?

Cheryl said...

Diane b, I do believe it is a messenger. Lovely to see you back.

Cheryl said...

Katie, thanks for visiting. I am sorry to hear that your parents are no longer here with you although I do believe strongly that you will receive messages if you are open to them.
Please feel free to call again. Not able to find a blog for you but would love to read it if there is one.

Cheryl said...

Thanks Brenda; I know He is the Way, the Truth and the Light. Thankfully, I am able to hand over my problems to Him.
I do sometimes wonder how much more difficult this can become.
My wound is ugly and painful! We can put a man on the moon and yet we have no solution to this problem; either mine or others.
Take care my friend and know that I am thinking of you xo

Kaz said...

Chez when i did another account had to use my email but i put Kaz in for the name but won't show.do u know why? talk more on phone when we can.xo