On Saturday, I was at a Therapeutic Touch workshop.
During the workshop there were practice sessions. At the end of each practice session, I saw, in my mind’s eye, a Seagull.
Not the entire Seagull. Just the left hand side of the head. Left eyeball looking me square in the face.
Seeing an animal (in this case a bird) – a spirit guide – is not odd for me. What is different, new (and needs to be figured out) is why I am seeing the guide at the end of the session.
Normally, I see a spirit guide during the session. When this happens, I tell the client what I am seeing and then outline the meaning of the spirit guide to them.
As I was seeing the Seagull after the session had ended, I never mentioned it to the client. In hindsight, I am really glad I didn’t mention it. ( Why? Stay tuned!)
Seagull as a Spirit Guide
To be honest – Seagull – on the surface, I am not a fan.
I have always viewed Seagulls as being kinda scrappy – scroungers – eating garbage – bickering amongst themselves.
Then BAM, it finally dawns on me.
The reason I am seeing the Seagull at the end of the session is because the Seagull belongs to me – NOT THE CLIENT.
My first thought was EGADS, SERIOUSLY – A Seagull as a guide.
I normally see hummingbirds, doves, even wolves and sharks.
My second thought was, how judgemental. This must mean there is something I am missing. Something I should be paying attention to.
My Life Lesson
I have learned over the years that the more I resist something, the more necesary it is for me to learn or accept.
(As an aside. In my youth I said, I will never join Toastmasters and I will never join a women’s group. I have now done both and found them to be extremely supportive and helpful.)
In this case, since I am fighting so hard internally not to accept Seagull, there must be something important she needs to tell me. Something important I need to listen to and accept.
No time to waste….
Without wasting any more time, I google Seagull as a Spirit Animal.
And, of course, Seagull has a long list of lovely attributes.
This is the one that particularly resonates with me:
Seagull can encourage and inspire you to express your individuality and follow your own path.
Hmmm – That is my mantra. What I believe, and what I say to clients.
You are a beautiful snowflake – Perfect the way you are – It is important to love yourself just as you are and to follow your own path.
It is extremely interesting, that I am receiving the same guidance I give my clients. I guess I am not walking the talk.
Seagull at work – My dreams
Little did I know Seagull had already started to support me.
Then, I remembered my dream. The dream I had that very morning.
In the dream, I am visiting my parents in Toronto. I’m late leaving for the plane. Frantically I start to pack.
My parents both say – Don’t worry about packing – Just go. You have everything you need.
It starts to make sense. If I am truly to follow my own path, I cannot carry the baggage of my “personal” past with me.
Then, the following morning, I have a similar dream. This time I’m at a conference in Vegas. Again, I’m late for the plane.
The choice – pack or take the flight. I choose the flight.
When I enter the plane – the fuselage melts – I am floating in the galaxy – weightless – there is only darkness and stars.
Then I see suitcases – My baggage – floating past me.
Undeniably, there seems to be a lot. I could even say that I was startled by the amount of baggage I saw floating past me.
However, if I am truly to follow my own path, I cannot bring the baggage of my previous “career – jobs” with me.
The way of the Seagull
The Seagull is exactly what I need. I am grateful that Seagull came to me. It is time to follow my own path. It is time to leave my baggage behind.
I am a complementary care provider. I am not licensed Medical Professional.
All the services provided by complementary care providers are, as the name suggests, complementary to and do not replace the prescribed treatment of a licensed Medical Professional.