Blue jays on my deck

This morning, sitting in the living room having coffee, checking emails I see a blue jay land on my deck.  He hops from the railing, to the table to the back of one of the chairs, not disimilar to the ones available at the Charming Bench Company store.  You can bet I’m up as fast as I can be, grabbing my iPhone, getting it to the camera, working the zoom all without scaring him away.  I get one good picture before he was on the roof.  I even heard him land.  He was much bigger than I realized blue jays were.

Well, here comes another landing on the other chair.  And this time I have the zoom all the way zoomed so he looks even closer.  Wow, 2 blue jays right together like that.  I don’t remember seeing blue jays in my backyard before.

I get really close to the window to see if I can see where they went.  The second one is still sitting on the other side of the deck, not a place where I can take a picture, but close enough that I can say again, wow, he’s big!  And away he goes.

Well of course I have to get my Animal-Speak book, by Ted Andrews.  I always like to see what the animals who cross my paths may mean for me. Here’s how he starts out -The Proper Use of Power.  Hmmm, do I use my power properly?  Do I misuse my power?  Do I stand in my power?  Do I not stand in my power?  Do I overuse my power?  Do others misuse their power over me?  Many questions to ponder.

It goes on to talk about a blue jay can be a bully and a robber.  I do remember a blue jay being quite the bully and beating up on the neighbor when I was a kid.  Mr Kubina had reached into the basement window well to help a young blue jay out.  He had fallen in and the window well was about 18″ deep.  A baby blue jay, not knowing how to fly yet wasn’t going to have much luck on his own to get out.  So Mr Kubina helped him.

Well, the mother thanked him by landing on his head and pecking it.  It was probably a good thing he had a hat on to offer some protection to his bald head.

It was kind of a funny sight though to see a blue jay land on his head and peck away…  I was kid, what do you expect.

Reading on about what Ted Andrews has to say about the blue jay, he says “It has the ability to link the heavens and earth, to access each for greater power.”  He also goes on to say that the blue, the same color as the sky, separates the white (Heavens) and the black (earth).  It’s like the bridge between the two worlds.

He also goes on to say “the blue jay is a reminder to follow through on all things…”.

So for me, today, the 2 blue jays are a reminder, a sign of where I’m going.  Looking at the bridge between the two worlds, signifying the transition I’m going through, moving from the corporate world to the private sector.  It also has to do with bridging between the physical and the spiritual world.  This is also where I am, bringing the two together.

And of course the follow through.  Start, focus, follow through.  My follow through for today is continue watching for the signs in my life.  Continue with my transition, one step at a time.  Every day is a new, exciting day. Watch for the signs, the animals who appear in your life.  What are they saying to you?

Angel Blessings to you.


One Response to Blue jays on my deck
  1. Deb
    October 4, 2011 | 9:12 pm

    Very cool, Sue! Love it. Will check back for more.

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