The great blue heron stood on a concrete slab this morning, ready to step out. A symbol of having a "firm foundation" in which to move out in any direction. Heron brings a message of Self-determination and strong Self-reliance. Life is full of mystery, but we are here to live it. I couldn't help but notice the elongated neck and head, minus the beak, resemble a question mark. That pose reminded me of a favorite quote:
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves.
Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be
given you because you would not be able
to live them. And the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then
gradually, without noticing it, live along some
distant day into the answers.
__Rainer Maria Rilke,
LETTER TO A YOUNG POET
The great blue heron, known as the king of the marsh, is the tallest of herons, and when in the air, its head arches back in the shape of an "S". An indicator to trust your own inner Spirit to know what is best for you and to follow it, rather than the promptings of others. He flew across the lake before I could capture his graceful magnificent wingspan as I thanked him for the message to follow Spirit.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,