Spirit Animals Let You Know Loved Ones Are Still Nearby
Dear Bonnie: Since my father passed a few months ago, I keep seeing black crows and blackbirds everywhere. Could this be a sign my dad is sending? -- Ivan
Dear Ivan: There are a couple of reasons these birds seem to be following you at this time. Did your dad have an association with these two types of birds? One possible scenario might be that your dad knows that when you see these particular birds, it makes you think of him. He might be sending these birds as a reminder that he is always around you and wants to make sure you know he is never far away.
When loved ones pass, their main concern for us is to let us know that even in death, they are still alive and their soul is still with you. They want you to feel comforted at this time. They work their hardest at getting a sign to you at the moments you most need them.
If seeing these two birds makes you think of your father, then he is getting his message across -- “I am fine, I have not left you.”
The second scenario is that these birds are two of your spirit animals -- guides that know you need to see and understand the power they have as they guide you. We have many guides throughout our lifetime, and many of them will change as our lives evolve and we need help with different areas.
We have one main guide that is with us from birth to the end of our earthly journey and that will escort you home to heaven one day. But we may have many guides and angels that step into our lives when we are faced with challenges, especially the hard parts of our lives, when we may need a little extra help.
Spirit animals are also guides who provide extra strength and guidance during our lifetime. I myself have seen many spirit animal guides, many in my dream time that will show up and offer support. If your spirit animals appear to you, it is for a reason, so remember- ing to ask that spirit animal to reveal itself to you in your dream time or in a meditation and asking, “How are you guiding me?,” is crucial to finding out the answer.
I looked up the two birds that are appearing to you in a book called “Spirit Animals” by Dr. Steven Farmer. This book is a handy pocket guide, so as your spirit animals appear, you can look up their meanings. Please remember to use your own intuition when asking them, “Why have you come?”
Crow: You’re on the verge of manifesting something you have been working on for a while. Be very watchful over the next couple of days for any clear omens or signs that will guide you or teach you. Expect a big change soon. You’ve noticed something that’s out of balance or an injustice that hasn’t been addressed, and it is important to speak up about it. You’re about to get a glimpse into some future event that affects you directly.
Blackbird: Let go of all your inhibitions and sing, without concern for how it sounds or fear of others’ disapproval. Archangel Uriel is with you, watching out for you and helping you connect with nature and nature spirits. Sound healing is one of your best treatments for whatever physical or emotional ailments or maladies you’re experiencing.
Ivan, these are your two spirit guides at this moment. They change when our needs change. Your dad might very well be sending these two guides at this time to offer healing and insight that you are in need of since his passing. These two guides seem to offer insight into healing, as well as inspiration for the future.
Connecting with nature at this time is something important for you. Your dad is on the job, even sending an angel to watch over you. Take the time you need to heal, but know in your heart that your dad is still just a thought away.
Bonnie Page is a psychic medium and reiki master. She is available for private readings and reiki sessions at Messages from Heaven Healing and Learning Center, 646 Central St., Suite 3, Leominster, or by telephone at 978-297-9790. If you would like to ask Bonnie a question for her column , email email@example.com .