So, I got up early for me, 7 AM, because some gardening needed tending before it hit 101 degrees today. I was kneeling down moving some rocks and I saw this huge shadow on the wall. I looked up and Egret was staring right at me. I froze and I think my brain stopped functioning for a few seconds. Then I was trying to stage whisper to my Dad to LOOK AT THE WALL.
The Egret didn't seem fussed by us at all and just continued to sit and stare, then slowly walked along the wall to eat a bug or two. We watched this gorgeous bird for a few minutes and then it just took flight and left us dazed a bit. What an honor.
I was even more dazzled when I discovered one of Egret/Heron/Crane's attributes is a Psychopomp and stories of the Afterlife ! Huh!
Some other Egret symbolism:
It has been said to have Divine Connections - a direct link to God.
They originate in the place where the spirits of the dead go to the journey to the afterlife.
In the Bible it is associated with Christ's suffering because of the belief that this bird sheds tears.
It has a strong bond with all of the elements giving it diversity, balance and adaptation.
It teaches us to relax and BREATHE - helping us to restore inner calmness.
Egret medicine instills in us a sense of center to help us refine our senses and heighten our awareness.
Egret shows us how to be still and patient. To watch and wait with grace.
It brings much good luck.
What an amazing morning.
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious