Thunderstorms, owls...messages from Spirit?

It was early on a Sunday morning when the Thunderstorms came through; strong enough to wake me up.  It was bad enough to get me out of bed to go downstairs in the event it got worse.  Right before I woke up I had a dream.  In the dream, I saw a web address.   Even though I never realized what the web address was, I had a knowing that I was to look up the Seventh Chakra and the connection to my feet. This is not something I previously thought about.

The wind was strong and the storm was racing.  There was lots of lightening and heavy rain. Spirit comes in many times with electrical activity. Water is a conduit for Electrical current and Spirit vibrates more effectively at these times.  I looked outside the front window and saw a large bird sitting in my dogwood tree. It was before six and still dark. The storm raged and yet the bird did not move. For 30 minutes the bird remained still.  Due to the darkness I couldn’t determine what kind of bird it was, maybe a hawk?

 This is relevant because my sister has an intimate connection to hawks as a Spirit guide, an animal totem. She connects it with my uncle who died in late 2012 and his sister, our mother, who died in early 2013.  She has documented all her interactions with hawks where Spirit brought in messages.

 I took a picture of the bird’s form in the tree.   I sent the picture to my sister.   She told me the head was too big for a hawk.  It was an owl.  I told her of my dream about the chakra and my feet.  She said, “think in terms of what Spirit is telling you about Wisdom.” The owl represents wisdom.

I looked up “Owl” as an animal totem.

Symbolic meanings for the owl include:

·       Intuition, ability to see what others do not see

·       The presence of the owl announces change

·       Capacity to see beyond deceit and masks

·       Wisdom

·       The traditional meaning of the owl Spirit animal is the announcer of death, most likely symbolic like a life transition, change

"When you see Owl it is a way of reaching your Higher Self and truly seeing things from a spiritual perspective. You cannot deceive Owl, which is why this Spirit Animal reminds us to remain true to ourselves, our voice and our vision. Owl does not tolerate illusion or secrets."

-Elena Harris

Native American culture says it would be good to develop this gift of listening to spirit in all humans, for owl teaches us to look into the darkest parts of our souls and learn from this darkness.

 I like what I am learning about the owl.  What’s interesting is once Spirit catches your attention you really start to notice. I was at Hospice and the lady at the front desk had owls all over her shirt.    I have repeatedly seen a commercial on TV where the “owl” is front and center.  In my holistic/sacred room in my home I have this a small wooden owl I made in wood-shop in 9th grade.  Did I know back then this animal symbol would be meaningful? 


My wood-shop owl

My wood-shop owl

Did I know back then what it meant to listen to my inner wisdom? No. But I do now.

My next step was researching the 7th Chakra or crown, in relation to my feet. Ironically, recently I have been detoxing heavy metals via Cilantro chelation.  This is followed by ion foot baths as a means of releasing the toxins.  What a coincidence the focus is on my feet.

The wisdom of the owl may tell me to recognize the importance between the 7th Chakra (energy center located at the crown of your head) and my feet.  Translated, the 7th Chakra is where the energy comes into your body and the feet is where it goes out.

It’s almost like this URL dream was affirming my path to health and wholeness.  Especially through my feet which contains two chakra (energy) points when the balls of your feet are touching. The chakras in your feet are important points for grounding.

Maybe the whole point of the dream is to “Stay Grounded”.  Focus on being grounded, healthy and authentic. Lead with goodness and love toward other people but be wise (as an owl) to those whose energy is off, whose intentions may not be in your best interests. Stay away from situations, people and places that don’t serve you, that don’t help you grow.

I know it sounds crazy to some of you- this talk of receiving messages from Spirit. You will realize without looking far there are many practices we follow without a second thought that focus on your spirit and your energy centers.   For example, many people practice Yoga and Meditation.

 The beginnings of Yoga were developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago.  We learn mantra’s, mudras (hand positions) and meditation techniques that originated elsewhere.  All meant to calm our spirits and to enhance the seven chakras or energy centers.

Some of the earliest written records of meditation (Dhyana), come from the Hindu traditions of Vedantism around 1500 BCE. The Vedas discuss the meditative traditions of ancient India. Around the 6th to 5th centuries BCE, other forms of meditation developed in Taoist China and Buddhist India.

Shamanism is a term used often in South America for one who is able to obtain healing through communication with spirits. Shamanism is common among indigenous people. The practice of connecting with Spirits, viewing mother earth as sacred, learning to sense subtle energies in plants, rocks, animals and humans is becoming popular in the west.

Totemism, a system of belief practiced by the Native American Indian people, and the Australian Aboriginal people for example, incorporates the notion that each human being has a spiritual connection to another physical being (e.g. a plant or animal). Totems  are thought to guide and protect their people.

My point is, based on the above humans seem to want to connect with Spirit.  We want to think and believe we have guidance; that there is more to this life than meets the eye. I believe we each should find a way of doing this. I do it by awareness. I do it via my dreams as I am fortunate to be a lucid dreamer. I do it by noticing the subtle things that happen, the signs I get from multiple sources that confirm if I am on the right path.

Whether you sense Spirit or not, one thing these traditions share is the idea of respect for the earth, animals, people and other belief systems. That something bigger than us exist, that it can expand us and make us better people. It is an energy we want to tap into.

I’ll end with a short story. I bought tickets to see John Edwards, the famous Psychic medium, who channels the dead to help others left behind heal.  I have seen other Psychics. I have never witnessed anything like this.  He could look at a person and the departed would come in and give him details on situations in their lives.  The spirits he channeled, people who passed over, would confirm who they were and provide advice to their loved ones. They even talked about how to treat the pets of their loved ones who were alive.  The spirit could describe with accuracy a situation privately known. This was to confirm to their loved ones, their identity. It was amazing.

He also discussed Suicide, Autism, Downs Syndrome—and mental illness.  Some advice he gave that I appreciated: “Look for Spirit everywhere, because it is everywhere and it will guide you.” The signs are many if you know how to look through a spiritual lens.  He also said “Do not play energetic tennis. Do not engage with infighting. When negative energy draws you in on an extended basis, put down your racket and walk away.” We all have lessons we need to learn.

My suggestion is to look for signs of Spirit today.  Practice listening to the higher vibrations that can help lead your life.  It may surprise you. It certainly will enchant you. 

“I have been a seeker and I still am.  But I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teachings of my soul.”


Until Next time.

Sat Nam.