Ah, the birds— and their delightful ways— this time of year in particular. I just LOVE watching them!
And I love when I feel something extra special in a particular moment that makes me stop and pay attention.
The other day, I observed a flock of starlings. I know many people call them rats, greasy rat-birds. But if you really stop, and take a close look, they are absolutely stunning.
I identify with these little commoners. I find it so therapeutic to study them, and embroider their detailing. It reminds me to take time to STOP. To OBSERVE the beauty around us. Indeed, I feel most at peace when embroidering my drawings in solitude. Why? Is it a question that needs to be answered? What makes you feel at peace?
So what was it about this particular moment? What lesson did I need to learn?
Let’s look up some symbolism. Here are some fave findings:
Starlings… are messengers from the spirit realms. They actually are a wakeup call and reminder that changes in situations are coming. Usually for the better. They signal the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one…
The first changes will be spiritual, (these have already begun) which will start the “domino” effect of your physical and logical life as well. Though it may seem that things are getting more complicated in these areas first, this is actually a shaking off of the dust and the opening for the new. [source]
Starling teaches how to behave within a group setting – how to be effective and assertive without becoming a bully. Communication is important to Starling people; however, you must be careful what you say, for people may take it incorrectly or blow it out of proportion. Watch your own sensitivity to other’s words. You might be reading more into it that is truly there. By learning Starling’s behaviors, you can live peacefully within your community of friends and family. [source]
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