I'm Spiritual, Dammit

Look for signs in nature

I have been seeing a lot of Blue Jays lately.  That's not usually my bird.  Those who have read my first book know that the Cardinal has been my feathered friend for years.  When I'm feeling down, a Cardinal swoops in front of me.  If I'm missing my Dad, I hear a Cardinal outside my window.  So why have these blue beauties been showing up in my life?  I decided to do some research to find out. 
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The only thing I really knew about Blue Jays going into this is that they're supposed to be mean.  So here I was, seeing mean yet beautiful birds on a regular basis.  Was this the Universe's way of telling me I was being crabby?  (I was, but why do the birds have to make me feel shitty about it?)  I looked online and found a lot of weird websites about the "spiritual" meaning of birds.  From translating dreams that involve Blue Jays, to Native American beliefs about the power of these beautiful creatures.  

Here are some highlights:  



The Blue Jay's message is about embracing life to the fullest wherever you land and pursuing life with gusto at all times.  They represent a more exciting, flamboyant, and glamorous life, arriving onto the scene with beauty, color, and vibrance.  They are also known to represent people who have the "gift of gab".  They command energy like royalty or stardom walking on a red carpet.  The pronounced crest on the head resembles a crown for royalty.  When a Blue Jay grabs your attention, it is asking you to embrace your God-given assets.  You already have the world's attention- all you have to do is respond to it.  

Sound like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo?  Maybe.  But the bizarre part is- I really needed to hear some of those things.  As I'm writing this right now, a Blue Jay is loudly chirping outside my window.  I have lived in this house for 6 years, and never before have I seen Blue Jays in my yard.  The last two weeks, they won't leave me alone.

When it comes to spirituality- you have to take what works for you, and leave what doesn't.  I might read an entire book, but only one page resonates.  That's just fine.  We all have our own unique way of getting there.

And if you've been seeing or hearing Blue Jays lately- maybe the Universe is giving you a little reminder?  Embrace those God-given talents and don't be afraid of what happens when you do.  According to the "woo-woo" crowd, you just might find yourself walking down a red carpet. 

Or you just might have an infestation of aggressive, blue birds and all of this means nothing.  

But I prefer the red carpet theory, dammit!    



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lizramey said:

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Love it!

Patricia Biesen said:

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Interesting. Blue jays are so beautiful. This blog inspired me to notice that I am often around a lot of robins so I had to research as well. Apparently, they mean "new beginnings" and renewed creativity. Sounds good to me.

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