Thursday, June 6, 2013

The White Ibis: Angel Message from the Birds

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

"In our innermost soul we are winged beings,
 and we should soar and glide each day of our lives."
                                       Claire Nahmad
                                              Angel Messages, The Oracle of the Birds

A wonderful way to experience the angelic streams of life is to listen with an open heart to the song of the birds.  To draw close to them in spirit is to become aware of the hidden beauties and mysteries that are sacred and secret within the human soul.

Monday evening while Elliot and I were out for a drive, hoping to find answers to what's next in life, I saw a flock of birds flying toward us in a V-formation.  At first, I thought they were geese, one of my favorites, but as they came closer I was surprised to see they were snowy white ibis.  I thanked them for their gift as they flew over our car.
The timing was perfect. Their upward flight had lifted my spirit above the mundane, releasing a need to be in control and to just let things unfold naturally. 

 In his book, Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews explains that the V-formation is very symbolic.  It reflects by shape an opening to new possibilities.  It's like a arrowhead, pointing to a new direction, and with one end open, it also reflects an openness to new ideas. The letter "V"  in Hebrew "vav" means nail.  This formation indicates we are about to affix ourselves to a new path.  It is a letter that reflects great fertility.   Vav is also a creative connecting energy between heaven and earth.

Another flock of ibis crossed my path yesterday.  This time they were grazing in the grass.  Aware of the importance of synchronicity, in Angel Messages by Claire Nahmad I learned that  the ibis represents the initial letter of the Egyptian alphabet.  It is the sigil of the origin of language and all that civilizes humankind.  The Egyptians believed the white plumage of the ibis symbolized the light of the Sun.  "If an ibis draws close to you, it is a spiritual call sounding your name.  You have been chosen to enter into a new and elevated spiritual understanding.  The cry of this 'Bird of Thoth' is a call to your heart:  "I offer enlightenment."

I was so thankful for this wonderful message that applies to each of us.  Moreover, on Wikipedia, I discovered the ibis is an author of sorts, writing upon surfaces, leaving its footprints as 3 + 1, which is the image enshrined in the Scandinavian world tree Yggdrasil and the Hebrew tree of the Sephiroth.

By surrendering and trusting, we, too,  will rise in consciousness as we go through our trials.  We will then leave golden footprints for others to follow by waking up to the divine within us. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,