Something incredible happened to me today. I must share.
Evan and I had scheduled some garden time with our lovely neighbors who we share a handful of beds with. Of course I forgot about this scheduled time and was late and hadn’t taken a beat in days to just breathe.
We tilled, weeded, talked, laughed and then it was time for our neighbors [who are older and a bit fragile] to go in, eat, sit-down, enjoy their evening. I got some tips from Alice [the lady of the neighboring couple] about planting and told her I’d take care of it so she could go inside.
Before she walked away, she looked at the only really sprouting row of anything we’d planted so far and said…
– You know I do light work. And I did some light work on those seeds before I planted them and look! They’re the only ones coming up!
I usually don’t know what people are talking about when they’re talking gardens, so I just nodded with approval. Evan, more aware, asked…
– What’s light work?
– Oh, it’s positive energy. I’m a psychic interpreter. I spent time sending the seeds positive energy.
Of course I had a thousand questions… how could you not? At the end of the conversation, I had her put me on her waiting list of clients to get a reading. She turned to Evan and asked…
– Evan, do you want to be on the waiting list, too?
– Uhhh… let me think about it for a while.
– Okay. And Rachel, you should try sending positive energy to those seeds.
I looked down to the lettuce seeds in my hand and replied…
She walked inside and Evan and I talked about energy for a bit. Evan was weeding with his back to me and I was still holding lettuce seeds contemplating.
– I’m gonna do light work on these seeds.
– Go for it.
– I don’t know how to.
– You can do it.
– Okay, I’m gonna do it now.
I held my hand out, stared at the seeds, smiled, and then had thoughts that slightly resembled a pep-talk… something along the lines of, “Hey, seeds. This world is so great! There is so much love and happiness here! You’re gonna want to grow into something wonderful here… in all this love and happiness… It’s gonna be great.”
And before I could get any further, I heard a loud, WHOOSH, WHOOSH…
A gigantic bird flew right in front of my face and landed on the roof right next to our garden… not eight feet away from me. Evan looked up, the heron looked at us, and flew to the tree a bit beyond the yard…
After standing in shock for moments, with my eyes wide and my mouth agape, I turned and said…
– EVAN! I WAS SENDING LIGHT TO THE SEEDS AND THAT BIG-ASS BIRD CAME!
We watched it. It looked at us for a moment and then it took off and flew into the distance… like a movie… the giant being flew straight away… into the sunset sky.
It was HUGE. It was incredible. Beautiful. We don’t have birds like that come around our yard… ever.
Evan told me it was a great blue heron and he was as amazed as I was.
I had goosebumps. I teared up. I was overwhelmed.
I could not get over it. [still can’t.] The whole rest of the time gardening, I kept saying, “That is the coolest thing that has ever happened to me.”
It just felt so real, so purposeful, so magic.
Evan kept saying, “Stuff like that doesn’t just happen all the time.”
Enamored by the magnificent bird, I wanted to know more about it and I found this…
“According to North American Native tradition, the Blue Heron brings messages of self-determination and self-reliance. They represent an ability to progress and evolve. The long thin legs of the heron reflect that an individual doesn’t need great massive pillars to remain stable, but must be able to stand on one’s own.
Blue Herons have the innate wisdom of being able to maneuver through life and co-create their own circumstances. Blue Herons reflect a need for those with this totem to follow their on unique wisdom and path of self-determination. These individuals know what is best for themselves and need to follow their hearts rather than the promptings of others. Those with the Medicine of the Great Blue Heron may sit until the rest of us loose patience. And, when they follow the promptings of the heart, they are one of the most magnificent when they choose to soar.
This is the message that Blue Heron brings.”
And that made me cry. It was just so perfect. Peaceful. Needed. Beautiful. Telling. Affirming. Powerful.