What message does the blue heron bring?
Diversity because it is a water bird that can fly and nests on land. It is at home on three different environments.
Transitions/Liminal areas are neither entirely water nor land. Just as twilight and dawn are neither day nor night. The heron is at home in these areas, as our fairies. It is believed that birds can transport fairies and often fairies can take the shape of a bird to communicate with a human or move about undetected.
Intelligence/Cunning is the bird’s strong suit. Not only does the bird learn fast, but learns from its errors.
Patience/Stillness help the bird gain his dinner. They’ll stand stock still in the water or near water waiting patiently for dinner to swim by, then, striking it when it does. What does that mean to us? The heron know something good will come his way and is willing to wait. How often do we give up before the very thing we wanted shows up? When an opportunity presents itself, we must strike, as opposed to thinking it over, comparing it to something else, or coming back later. If a heron come into your life, then an opportunity isn’t far behind.
Solitude is the bird’s calling card. You don’t see a bunch of herons flying together. On rare occasions, she may see two. While the heron spends most of its life alone, there are times to mate, build nests, and raise offspring. With this is mind, even introverts, need the companionship of others.
- Long Life
- Being present
- The Underworld
- Follow own path
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