Bird Symbolism and Meanings

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Have you ever encountered an animal and knew without a doubt that animal was bringing you some sort of message? Today was a day like that for me.

I was at work, sitting in the break room working on teacher work. I was planning, working on lesson plans and the like when I noticed a Robin walking very determinedly around the back patio. At first, I really didn't pay much attention to it, I figured at some point it would fly off after being startled when I or someone else in the room moved. Instead of being startled, it continued to walk towards the glass and it stepped directly behind a coworker and watched her for a second. When I mentioned this to her, she turned, and I half expected the robin to once again, fly away, but she did not. Instead, she wandered in my direction and stood just outside the glass, watching me.

At this point, I became distracted and just watched the robin myself. I found it very hard to concentrate. I was sure I was supposed to take something from this encounter. She watched, I watched, the minutes ticked by and then she turned and walked away. I'm assuming she eventually flew away, off to find food or to her home. I'm not sure which but I was sure I was supposed to get something from it. I considered it a messenger of some sort.

So I looked up Robins and their meanings and symbolism and I must say I was shocked. Some of the lore surrounding them was fascinating. In short, robins mean rejuvenation, new beginnings, pleasure, renewal, simplicity and many more things! To me, this make sense. I've been dealing with a lot of family issues lately, a lot of problems and arguing with my mother. We have a very rocky relationship that's for sure. The other day I made a decision to just let things go. I decided she should do whatever she wants, and that I just need to let some things go myself, especially my issues with her attitude and behavior. I have resolved that it will never change and I just have to understand and accept that it's just how she'll always be. That in itself was a relief and it felt as if a weight had been lift off my shoulders. So seeing this robin and learning of the symbolism seemed logical to me.

Have you paid attention lately to the things/animals you see around you? Thinking back, do you feel that any of them contained a message or lesson for you? Sound off in the comments if you wish!