With the return of spring comes the return of birds. Some say we are given messages from birds to assist us in our life's journey.
To benefit from these messages, we must remain alert to spot them, as well as open to trust them.
Here in the northern Great Lakes, the Anishinaabe cross paths with many birds. When a bird presents itself to you, traditionalists believe a message is being delivered.
The following are listed 25 of 50 local birds. Unlock their symbolism to discover the message being delivered to you:
Symbol: Joy, inside and out.
Message: Look for joy in your life and celebrate it.
2. Blue Jay
Symbol: Spirit guide of potential and resourcefulness.
Message: Follow you intuition and balance your thoughts with action.
Symbol: Synchronicity, awakening of latent gifts.
Message: Move forward with cooperation and patience.
Symbol: Vitality and brilliance in awakened insights.
Message: Voice your ideas with enthusiasm while listening to others.
Symbol: Curiosity, as well as the power of small things.
Message: Your ideas will grow in the right time.
Symbol: Renewal of both the seen and the unseen worlds in grounding your path.
Message: Get with other others who share your interests to guide your awakening.
Symbol: Spirit guide of leadership and justice.
Message: Evaluate your relationships truthfully and express your voice.
Symbol: Messenger of transition, Spiritually and physically.
Message: Manifest the changes you want in your life.
Symbol: Peace, forgiveness and gentleness.
Message: Peace arrives when you show compassion towards others.
Symbol: Protection while digging-up the past.
Message: Follow duck's lead in speaking-up or becoming more quiet.
Symbol: Highest Spiritual guide: Courage, dignity, insights and wisdom
Message: Time for your thoughts and plans and creations to take flight.
Symbol: Agility to strike swiftly when necessary.
Message: Take a chance, the time is now.
Symbol: Insight, intuition and changing perception.
Message: Connect with the deeper meaning of hidden coincidences.
Symbol: Awakens transition of physical to Spiritual by giving voice to your song.
Message: Know the value of resolutions in creating family harmony.
Symbol: Travel and communication.
Message: Move along your Spiritual path by cooperating with others to reach new levels.
Symbol: Changes, discernment and balance.
Message: Apply your potential to allow unseen worlds to come forward.
Symbol: Healing, forgiveness, balance, family.
Message: You will awaken to new perceptions.
Symbol: The Sacred energy and rhythm of life.
Message: Be aware of cycles in your life: Now is the time to dance.
Symbol: Riding the winds of change using clarity and patience.
Message: Surrender to Spiritual guidance and be ready to fulfill your life's purpose.
Symbol: Determination, exploration, deep wisdom.
Message: Ground yourself to receive further insights.
21. House Finch
Symbol: The energy of new activity and experience.
Message: Wake-up your connection to family.
Symbol: Love, happiness and endurance.
Message: Accomplish the impossible and bring happiness into your life.
23. Indigo Bunting
Symbol: Love and truth from the heart.
Message: If hiding thoughts, speak truth when the time is right.
Symbol: Increased activity, psychic perceptions, vision and timing.
Message: Manifest your destiny by letting go of the past and moving forward, as prosperity is arriving.
Symbol: Manifesting of dreams through awakening mind and Spirit.
Message: Pay attention to nuances in your life to determine what you want vs what is real.
Next week: Great Lakes birds 26. through 50. Unlock their symbolism to discover the message being delivered to you: