Early on Monday morning, while waiting for the lights to change at an empty intersection, I was surprised by a seagull that flew into the center of the intersection, abruptly stopped and then just hovered there staring at me.
This was so unusual I made a mental note to look up what a seagull means but forgot all about it as I went about my day.
On Tuesday afternoon, I had a meeting that I expected to go one way but which went in a direction that left me feeling very uneasy. However, I was unsure whether this was because there was something to be genuinely concerned about or because I was unexpectedly being pushed well outside my comfort zone.
By Wednesday morning, I was still feeling uneasy (and undecided why) when in front of me, its wings spread out wide, was a beautiful black moth.
I think if it had just been a standard brown moth I would just have thought “ugh” and put it outside without a second thought. But being black, spread out on a red background, it really caught my attention.
Its unusualness also reminded me of the seagull, so I decided then and there to look them both up without any further delay.
Reading through the descriptions, and going with what felt right for me, I identified the following two messages:
- Soar above the drama. Look through your own emotional boundaries so you can create new ways to move forward, and
- Keep focused but do not fall victim to blind faith. Adjust your course as your path indicates rather than drive forward without heeding important signs along the way.
Timely messages indeed.
I still feel a little uncertain as to where my Tuesday meeting may go, if any where, but at least I know it is my emotional response to uncertainty making me feel this way which in turn makes it easier to remind myself that until there is some certainty there is no point worrying what it may mean.
This sequence of events has also been a good reminder that there is so much going on around us each and every day that often we miss the messages they are giving us. So, take the time tomorrow to really notice what you are seeing; you may just find the answers you are looking for.
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