A sandhill crane represents a sacred guard. Secret and noble guardianship surrounds you. It's time to participate in the dance of life.*
It's not unusual to find sandhill cranes in Florida, but this morning, Stretch, our favorite crane, delivered one of those unmistakable angel messages.
As we parked at the lake, that proud seven-month-old colt stood on top of the picnic table claiming dominion. His parents were close by, preening. I laughed, and walked down to the lake. Schools of happy little minnows stirred in the clear waters. Nature has restored the water depth to above seven feet. Seven is a number of perfection.
To my surprise, on the way back to the car, Stretch struck an unusual pose. He raised one leg in a yoga stance, and stood effortlessly, gazing at his surroundings.
Another definition for his attention-getting behavior could have been "a leg up." That's when we get a boost from someone that enables us to reach something beyond our grasp. A leg up, a boost. Since last spring Stretch got "a leg up" from his loving parents. Amazing, how quickly he has grown up.
With everything happening in the world today there are many who could use a boost, or a leg-up. The angels encourage us to look for ways to share while maintaining a balance.
Love and peace,
(*Ref. Sandhill Crane, Animal-Speak Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews)