Lately I’ve been feeling and getting messages from Spirit that experiences in my life are coming full circle – coming to completion so a new cycle can begin. This is partly what prompted me to return to the cocoon and begin a new journey through my Butterfly Journal. Some of these messages have come from animal spirits, the loudest of which from the mockingbird.
About three years ago, following the messages from my dreams, my intuition, and animal spirits and guides, I completely changed my life. When I had first moved to where I am now, I would be woken in the middle of the night by what at first I thought was a car alarm, but then came to realize that it was a mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos – mimic of many languages – to be exact. This is the highly intelligent Northern Mockingbird, who can apparently mimic nearly all the songs and birds in the area, from crows and ravens, to robins and tiny bushtits, to even the songs of car alarms.
This mockingbird sounded like he was in distress, singing out all versions of alarms he could. I knew he was mimicking my emotional state at that time. What also struck me at that time was the alarm, the warning, the be-on-alertness… that I was about to enter into a deeper and more hidden phase of intense and profound healing. The mockingbird was warning me that journeying into the underworld would be very challenging.
Would I stay or would I go? Be safe and not heal and grow, or dive into the deepest end I could find with the hope of coming out wiser and able to better connect to and help heal others from many different spiritual, cultural, and language backgrounds. A goal I had set for myself the year prior, along with creating Through the Peacock’s Eyes, was to be able to teach, help heal, and guide others through the peacock’s eyes’ different views, lenses, insights, and perspectives. I knew through my own journey of healing, I was preparing myself to reach that goal. And so even deeper I dove!
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi, Svaha! (Go, Go, Go deeper, Go even deeper, Awareness, Light!). – The Heart Sutra
In the past couple of weeks, the mockingbird has returned to singing in the middle of the night, or rather nearly all night long! However this time he does not sound stressed, and he is not mimicking car alarms. He is singing a wide repertoire of beautiful songs of all the local birds. I am enjoying listening to him and integrating his playful and cheerful music into the dreamworld.
Over the past couple of years I have learned much from my experiences, both from deep within my psyche and from external experiences, much like the mockingbird has learned new and joyful songs. Our experiences have helped both of us to heal mentally, emotionally, and physically. This healing cycle has now come full circle, and the mockingbird and I have much to sing about to others!
The Mockingbird Symbolizes:
- Seeing/Hearing/Experiencing/Singing about the Beauty in the Darkness
- Communication & Ability to Communicate on Many Levels
- Intelligence and Learning
- Gaining Wisdom & Growing from Experience
- Overcoming Stress, Worry, and Facing Challenges
- Healing from Within
- Playfulness & Joy