Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Signs and Omens

Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer

Signs and omens present themselves throughout our lives. They can appear through many sources like dreams, synchronicity, nature, sounds, daily life, scents and through animals. And they work together with our intuition to let us know that these encounters hold a significant message for us.

One of my most recent encounters was in early January when the sky above our home filled with crows circling round and round. A few days later we had to put our cat to sleep. These animal messengers had come for her; to comfort her and help guide her into the spirit world.

We are surrounded by an intelligent field of energy, and the more open we are to receiving, the more alert we'll be to the messages that the universe offers us. Messages that help us along our journey.

Do you notice signs and omens?

34 comments:

  1. As far back as 1995 is when I first noticed in a big way that Zebra was my sign. As soon as I noticed it three times in the course of one day in a way that was beyond my ability to arrange it -, it became my first and most major sign for my life and to this day remains so. in fact yesterday I had just put a zebra photo as my banner at one of my blogs. I had taken the photo awhile ago at a county fair because the scene depicted appealed to me. I had the thought yesterday that Zebra magic is on its' way again so I put that as my banner. When something comes to me three times in a row over a span of usually just a couple days if not hours - I know there is a message. Since then I've had a multitude of signs that always signal a change is coming. The Zebra however, is the biggest one. I think that is great that you had the crows overhead as a sign for Nacho's comfort.

    I now have about three beautiful zebra paintings hanging in my house that will always go with me wherever I move. Zebra Magic is always happening only in the moment.

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    1. Hi Sandy :) I feel the same way about Deer. Long story short, I had a rough time up to a few years ago. At one particular low point back in the early 2000's, I encountered a herd of deer. They just stopped and looked at me. It was the first time I'd seen them in "person". I was scared and started to back away, and they came forward, but not in a menacing way. We just observed each other for what seemed forever, then they slowly walked away. I thought it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me and I felt changed. After that I saw deer regularly, and especially when I'm in need of their graceful swift message! :)

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    2. so you, too, have discovered the amazing world of signs and omens. I love when that happens. Do you ever notice that something comes in three's - just curious. For me it always happens that way and that is what makes me sit up and take notice. I enjoy your posts Rain. And thanks for your visits. j

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    3. Actually I was brought up with the superstition that "bad" things come in threes. This has happened in my life. My childhood sweetheart died, then a few weeks later my grandfather died, then a day later I broke my arm in a car accident. That was the big one for me. I try very hard to think that threes come positively too...but honestly, my life is so rich with good things that I would say good things come in hundreds lol! :) I still fear that three for bad luck though. Superstitious mind! :)

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    4. Hi Sandy, that is really interesting about the Zebra! I'm going to have to look up all the meanings and symbols associated with it. The animal that I seem to associate with is the white tiger. I first saw it in an visualization type of meditative exercise that I did with a counselor I saw after my first marriage broke down. I've also seen white tigers in dreams many times. They are never threatening, just right beside me like companions. It's quite an experience. I spent quite a bit of time learning about animal messages in the past. I've forgotten a lot of it but now that I'm on another spiritual journey, I'll start to look up that information again. It is very fascinating!

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    5. white tigers - beautiful animal - i'm reminded of Las Vegas and Sigfried and Roy - and his tiger. I saw the movie Life of Pi and I think it had a white tiger in it ..not sure it was white. Which is wierd that this came to mind since yesterday was National Pi Day...

      What I first learned about the zebra was you can't fence them in - they are wild and ...well there's more but too much to go into right here. I wish I could post a pic here. It was the first day of the Zebra magic and I have a photo of it and from then on it took off. I don't want to post the photo anywhere else really but I might end up doing it.

      Hi Rain - I forgot about the superstition of bad things come in threes. I know there is one about celebrities dying in 3's. I can see why you resist that as a positive thing. And how great to know that good things come in hundreds to you. I feel that way too (most of the time, except when I whine)...lol.

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  2. Hi Martha :) YES. Big time. I watch the skies, I watch the critters and I watch Nature. I see signs and omens in all things natural. I see messages and suggestions, and I also see opportunities everywhere I look. It's interesting because when I think about my life, I wasn't always this way, I was closed completely in a materialistic city world. It gradually happened as I spent more time in solitude in nature and I'm so grateful for it. I even watch to see which way my candle flame is burning! :)

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    1. Nature definitely opens one up.

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    2. That's the thing, isn't it? When we detach from the material side of life and its frantic pace, we start to pay more and more attention to the voice of nature! It is amazing what we begin to notice and what messages we are given!

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    3. Martha, I wouldn't have been able to open up spiritually had I not experienced all the crappy things and realized I needed peace and quiet. If I were still living in Montreal, I don't think I'd be as spiritually sound as I am now. It's only getting better each day living in the mountains.

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    4. It's possible, Rain. Our journey can be quite interesting with twists and turns along the way!

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    5. You live in the mountains, Rain! It's a different lifestyle I'm finding. Sounds you have also.

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  3. I totally agree Rain - it's usually when one gives up trying to control things and in a way calls out "help" that help begins to arrive in inspiration to pull us out of a rut. For me the biggest urge (although I had definitely dabbled in metaphysics in my 20's when I found the Seth books...)..but was when my mom died when she was 60. I was a young 35 with four small kids and had been helping take care of her through her cancer illness. That threw me into researching all about life after death, and a multiltude of other interests along the same lines... My dad was living with us and out of the blue he kept getting these huge chills come over him after her death. I brought out a pen and paper (because I was reading about automatic writing) and his hand just started to fly over the paper writing from my mother, his dad, and his dad even dictated a somewhat short story (about 16 pages or so) called "James Spirit/Soul". It was an amazing time and then my sister and I both started receiving poetry. It was like a well burst open - ...but that part of our inspiration lasted only a few months and then my dad let fear take over and felt he couldn't live in two worlds so he gave up listening.

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    1. Oh my gosh, Sandy, what an incredible experience. That is certainly a prompt to delve deeper into spirituality of all sorts. Although I can certainly understand your dad's fear. It is very intimidating.

      I've always been so fascinated by these things and spent a lot of time learning. But no matter how much time I've spent, it seems there is still a lot I don't know. There's no end to it really, is there? So many beliefs, so many possibilities...it's a bottomless pit. I latch onto whatever speaks to me and go with that.

      Also, I'm sorry you lost your mom at such a young age. That is very heartbreaking. xo

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    2. That does sound like a very amazing experience Sandy. It's too bad fear overtook your father, but we all have our limits right?

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    3. Definitely we do Rain, different things make was fearful - for me I would have loved to receive automatic writing like that from my mom and Grandpa.

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  4. something wierd is happening with my comments here.

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  5. i have to do them in short paragraphs.

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  6. i have to do them in short paragraphs. i've written out two long ones and my computer blinks

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  7. and the comment goes blank. i haven't had that happen anywhere else that i know of, but i haven't written long comments

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  8. i wrote a long one in answer to what you said...and it disappeared, then i tried again and it disappeared earlier when i was writing one to rain.

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  9. i think i'll write it out somewhere else and copy and paste it here and see if it works.

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  10. I rebooted and will just write out whatever to see if it "blinks" again and I lose it. I was responding to your post Martha and now I can't remember exactly what i wrote. it had to do with losing a mom so young. I sure miss when I see women having lunch with their mothers. My mom never got to see my kids grow up. The youngest, John, was a year old when mom died. He is now 33 and is the one that got married in Jamaica. (so far so good)... I lost two brothers and a dad all within 1998, 2001, 2002. Brothers both from suicide - (what were they thinking?!). anyway, a lot has been my trigger for searching.

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  11. and i think one can continue learning and it never ends - like you said. it's peeling an onion but the onion doesn't have an end it just keeps going. I found certain teachers that I thought wow I think I've learned everything I can and surprise for me when I got back and read books I read 25 to 30 years ago and get something out of them still to this day - it's like they are coded and whatever level we are at when we pick them up again - our inner code takes over and we understand something totally different. I got rid of so much when we moved but my huge library of metaphysical and health and science books. I move them everywhere I go and, my art supplies, other than that I could leave most of my belongings behind and did when we moved.

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    1. Hi Sandy, I know that frustration with commenting because it has happened to me! Sometimes, if I remember, I copy my entire comment (if it's a long one) and post it into Notepad or Word before I press 'publish'. Because losing it is maddening!

      Like you, I can leave behind most of my belongings when I move aside from a handful of things that I really enjoy. That's all I really need. I am a minimalist, so keeping things at a reasonable and manageable level is extremely important to me. Every year I donate things to keep the home in a minimalistic state. And last year when we moved, it was a great opportunity to get rid of the excess.

      That is very heartbreaking about all the losses. That is a lot of grief to endure within a relatively short period of time. xo

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  12. I think you are probably more minimalist than me - i seem to gather more stuff here and there - so next time we move - more giving stuff way. At the time it was a lot of grief but time has passed and i know they are all safe and having a life in a different way. I worried about my brother when he took his own life. He was 39 and always said he wouldn't see 40. I started reading to him in my mind after he passed, excerpts from the book A Course in Miracles - about forgiveness of self etc. A month or so later I went to a mediumand the first thing she said was my Brother thanked me for reading to him as it really helped break the idea in his mind, the Stigma of suicide and punishment for such an act. That made my heart skip many beats when I heard that he actually got the messages, heard me in a way. That medium had no idea about that.

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    1. I am indeed very minimalistic, but not to a fanatical extent. I just like a home that is not overloaded with things. It feels like I'm suffocating in a place like that. I'm not bothered by how other people live, though; that's their business!

      That is a lovely story about your brother. I'm go glad that you helped him find that peace. I will be writing about this topic in the future. It is an important one. There is a lot of stigma around suicide and I hope as the generations move forward, this ridiculous notion and the religious condemnation and the punishment for it that is preached disappears. It frustrates the heck out of me.

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  13. oh good - you writing about it - there's so much suicide and if these human being (children or adults) feel that it's a horrible sin- then what do they face where they get to the other side and discover there's still aware and look what they did. My sister and I went to tombstone where bill was living in Arizona - My dad was living there too. We got into town and found out what bar Bill liked to go to so Laura and I went there. Oddly enough -t here was a woman at the end of the bar where we were sitting and she was just passing through on her way to Sierra Vista or some such close town. She opened the conversation with - ..You have a brother I'm hearing, and he is telling me to tell you he is so sorry for what he did and immediately after he did it he realized what a mistake he had made. I think that was my catalyst when I got back home to read to him because my heart was so hurt that he had felt so bad and we didn't know it that he did this. Such amazing things happened to us, after each of our family died. It was such proof that they were still around.

    I sometimes feel like my place is closing in - i'm getting too much around here.

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    1. You have had some of the most amazing experiences. YOU should have a spiritual blog. It would be really interesting! And very inspirational.

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  14. I keep checking back to see if I need to answer a reply ...luckily i have plenty of time during the day because of the weather to keep checking back but then I forget exactly where i replied last. lol

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    1. If I remember to click on the notify me checkbook of the comments, I receive all the comments that are added by email. If I don't, they don't come in and sometimes I don't remember which posts to check on! LOL

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  15. darn just lost another comment. was just saying I keep checking back to see if there has been a reply and i need to answer it...but forget where I posted last,, lol.

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  16. well my first reply showed up now. weird.

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