I’ve been thinking about boundaries and the wisdom in defining them. The image of the owl came to mind as I journaled this AM.
Because owls and all creatures of the animal realm are pure energy, and they come from a place of wholeness. As such, they communicate in a unified voice. They speak in the language of the trees, the wind, the moon, the sky, etc.
I found a great article which helped me process the importance of boundaries in my own life. The advice has the silent wisdom I saw in a tiny owl I watched in a tree at 1:30 AM a few months back.
I stood for 30 minutes just watching this little guy stare back at me. I knew I was receiving a message. I didn’t quite know yet what that message was. I feel now that the message is to listen to MY OWN INNER QUIET WISDOM. It’s there if I just stay quiet and listen.
I have been searching for the kind of owl it was and finally saw the kind in this video:
One of the biggest mistakes I have when it comes to setting boundaries is thinking (or hoping) that the person I am attempting to set limits with will understand me (and why I have the values I have).
They do not need to understand me, I need to understand myself…
What setting boundaries means:
- Setting boundaries means you are taking responsibility and standing by your personal code of ethics and values.
- Setting boundaries reflect your right to say NO to things that are not right for you.
- Setting boundaries means you are learning the importance of self-care, self respect, and self love.
- Setting boundaries emerge when we learn to go within, listen to our authentic selves, value our own decisions and trust ourselves.
- Setting boundaries emerge from knowing what you believe, dislike, or like is important and relevant.
- Setting boundaries emerge from deep introspection and the realization of what you deserve and do not deserve.
Spend some time looking at owls.
Read the article on boundaries.
Listen to your inner wisdom.