“Hello, little golden one.”
Yesterday morning before going to town, we had a visitor I had never seen before. In all the 30+ years we’ve lived in the mountains, this is the first time this little guy had come to call.
He is a beautiful type of Oriole, bright orange and black and full of curiosity. He hopped from the planter to the deck floor and came closer to peck at his reflection on the sliding-glass door. He chirped repeatedly, as if asking to be let in.
From a mystical perspective in reading Ted’s account, when an Oriole shows up in your life, we’re to look for positive energy changes ― sunshine ― and blessings in unions and relationships. Since we’re taking a trip for a family wedding coming up, it queued-up my senses and piqued my curiosity.
In watching him shift back and forth, tilt his head and open his mouth to peck, he brought forth a burst of sunshine to start the day.
This little guy was not shy or skittish and continued to look in the sliding door, as we moved closer. He stood there shifting and chirping for at least 5-8 minutes.
It appeared he wanted to say something and was insistent in his chirping plea, pecking at the glass pane. When he left the back deck, he flew around to the front deck. I heard his chirping and saw he had flown to the glass pane on the front door. He was only inches away ― him on the outside, me on the inside.
He seemed to have a message to share, if you believe in such things. I do and while I didn’t receive what you would call a clear message, I felt he was hinting for me to be more attentive to my surroundings and what’s happening now with energy shifts. There may be clues on things on which I’ve been exploring.
This isn’t the first time I’ve felt a mystical connection to an animal with events in our lives. It was 6 years ago on Mother’s Day weekend, at a mixed family reunion for a funeral for my husband’s father. We hadn’t left for church yet, when his mother and I heard honking.
After determining the sound was coming from outside, I went out to find a goose on the roof calling to his mate. I don’t know about you but I’ve never before seen geese on top of houses calling to one another. It was tender to think Dad would be using geese to get our attention in an attempt to wish Mom a “Happy Mother’s Day” one last time.
I’m excited about this short trip and seeing family again. It’s been over 10 years (2002) since I was home and even longer, over 25+ years, since they’ve seen my husband. So, the anticipation is even greater with this unexpected visitor. I can’t help but feel something important stirring in ways of which I may never have dreamed on this trip. To begin with, what could be more exciting than the celebration of a wedding in the first chapter of the lives of our niece’s daughter and her fiancé?
How about you? Have you ever noticed or felt significance in the energies of animals or synchronized shifts?
Do you even consider this to be a possibility where uncharacteristic events or animals show up connecting you with new events and changes in your life?
Please share. I’m interested in your stories and perspectives.
Pat from ol’ kitchen table
End Note: After further research, I learned that is not a type of Oriole, but actually a Western Tanager.