I keep seeing herons: walking on Tyler Avenue last Sunday, golfing on El Monte, strolling through the Homestead Resort. Much like the owls I saw repeatedly two years ago, I decided I must be seeing these birds for a particular reason as well. Here’s what I found online
According to North American Native tradition, the Blue Heron brings messages of self-determination and self-reliance. They represent an ability to progress and evolve. The long thin legs of the heron reflect that an individual doesn’t need great massive pillars to remain stable, but must be able to stand on one’s own.
Blue Herons have the innate wisdom of being able to manoeuvre through life and co-create their own circumstances. Blue Herons reflect a need for those with this totem to follow their own unique wisdom and path of self-determination. These individuals know what is best for themselves and need to follow their hearts rather than the promptings of others. Those with the Medicine of the Great Blue Heron may sit until the rest of us lose patience. And, when they follow the promptings of the heart, they are one of the most magnificent when they choose to soar.
This is the message that Blue Heron brings.
So perhaps I’m entering the one-year anniversary of being single with more fortitude than I thought. Maybe I am learning to be okay with everything that’s happened. And as I listen to my heart I will soar!