Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
There were three crows sitting on the bird bath in the backyard this morning. They were all facing north. Do you think it was a sign or an omen?
I’m not sure about such things. Maybe they are, maybe they are not. Ted Andrews, in his book Animal Speak, tells us:
Wherever crows are, there is magic. They are symbols of creation and spiritual strength. They remind us to look for opportunities to create and manifest the magic of life. They are messengers calling to us about the creation and magic that is alive within our world everyday and available to us.
The number three is said to represent creativity, birth, and the mystical. The direction North, once again according to Ted Andrews, represents “teaching, abundance, balance, sacred wisdom and knowledge, gentleness, thankfulness, drawing forth inner treasures, empathic intuition, trust, alchemy.”
All in all, I’d say that’s a lot of associations to put on three crows sitting on an empty bird bath.
I’ve had some interesting conversations today. The first was about concern vs. worrying. The definition that comes up when I Googled “concern” indicates that as a verb, concern can mean relate to or be about; to worry or make anxious. As a noun, it can mean to worry or be anxious, or it can be a matter of importance or interest.
Worry, though, is to give way to anxiety or unease, or be a state or source of anxiety.
Concern seems much more reasonable to me than worry, less dramatic.
The other interesting conversation concerned the idea of truth and how slippery it can be. There are so many versions of truth. Your truth, my truth, his truth, her truth, our truth, their truth, everyone’s truth. It all depends on your perspective or perception.
It is sometimes difficult to decide what the truth of the matter, any matter is, was, or shall be.
I find that kind of exciting because it might take away the need to argue about anything. What would be the point? I don’t want to force my version of truth on someone else, and wouldn’t want them to force theirs on me. I think it’s not truth that is important. It’s understanding.
And maybe understanding is a meeting somewhere in the middle.
Thank you for stopping by today and joining me in another ramble. Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: A strong breeze that keeps the heat of the day from feeling, well, so hot; Black-Eyed Susans in the meadows; Morning Glories greeting the day; a pink-orange sunrise; a good conversation and a good laugh.