We all are familiar with road signs. They protect us from harm. They guide us to new locations. They help us find our way.
Recently as I drove 2108 Km I had many opportunity to observe road signs. There were the typical ones that help me know how far I had to the next gas station…..which by the way in Northern Ontario they are few and far between. There were signs warning of the possibility of Moose crossing the roads. I was disappointed I did not see one but glad I did not “run” into one.
The signs that got my attention were reoccurring patterns of animals. It started out with the Ravens. Ravens are found on the side of the highway doing as nature intended cleaning up the animals who did not survive the crossing of the road. It was the Raven in the sky that made me take note. As I travelled along a part of the highway that would be generally steep and winding a single Raven would fly towards my car circle around and escort me down the hill. The further I travelled the more I would see a lone Raven escorting me. I could sense the message from the Raven of “come along with me I will guide the way.” I needed to look up the meaning of the raven and this is what I discovered.
Ravens represent that you are about to embark into the world of opportunity. That on the other side of fear you will find your greatest powers and your gifts. It is a sign of endings and new beginnings, saying goodbye to the old phase and starting anew. How amazing! I knew I could make the long drive, I was however, uncertain how I would manage with fatigue, large logging trucks following behind my little Kia Soul and being alone in the car for 8 hours at a time. I was leaving behind 30 years of memories and friends to start again. The Raven message was very clear and true. I was saying goodby to my old life and starting something new and there would be many new opportunities.
Next along the way was the Golden Eagle that flew in front of the car. Golden Eagle represents perseverance! The Eagle has the ability to triumph over tough challenges in life, which for me has been the way of the path for some time. When the Eagle is soaring it does not exert much effort; they can soar with a breeze. Something I recognized on the journey was the struggle that would have been my pattern in the past was not longer there. Everything clicked into place with grace and ease. The Eagle totem is that when you carry this energy you do not see challenges as an interference to success, it is an opportunity to further improve and survive a hardship to emerge a better person. This is my personal mantra and I embrace it fully.
As I travelled through the Whiteshell Provincial park a Magpie landed on a shrub to say hello. Magpie meaning is about reevaluating priorities and working on things that truly matter. Use your gift of perception and don’t be swayed by illusion that are only nice on the surface. Magpie encourages you to show your brilliance, having gifts and talents to do whatever you want and do not do what does not inspire you. I loved this message. As I join a new city I shall be introducing myself to the community and I only want to focus on the services that bring me joy in assisting people through their life transitions. I may need to use discernment when choosing where to focus my attentions and where not to! A timely message I would say!
The other morning as I stood talking to my sister in her kitchen waiting for the coffee to brew a Mother Deer and her Fawn sauntered through the yard. My sister’s property is a haven for many wildlife and it is not unusual to have deer tasting her many flowers or vegetables in her garden. It is said when a Deer enters your world a new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened. New adventures are just around the corner and there will be an opportunity to express the gentle love that will open new doors for you. I am so excited to be on this adventure and meet new people, be introduced to new ways that people are helping others and seeing their Soul's passion and path.
I love the signs I received along the highway. Road signs in the form of animal totems, showing me that new adventures await and old patterns have been released. When we are in a life transition we are always soul guided, sometimes we see the signs and other times we need to have them pointed out to us. What has prompted you to notice signs? Did the signs show up as an animal, as person, a written sign? Have the signs confirmed the growth you have experienced and how? I encourage you to take a moment and reflect on the various ways you have been guided. One of the ways I like to assist clients is to help them discover the meaning of signs in their life. If the road signs in your life seem a little confusing give me a call!
Until next time,
Your Guide Through Life Transitions