I wanted to ask you about a dream I had last week… about a big bluebird that ate a small bluebird. I was the only one around and was trying to tell someone, “look, he ate the little bluebird!” I didn’t know what to do to save that little bluebird. I felt helpless.
Well, today I was working on the meditation circle with rocks that I’m building under a big beautiful pine tree on my property and was astounded when I found a beautiful tiny little bluebird… dead I picked it up and it looked like it had a hole in its neck. I then wondered if one of my cats (Tony Buddha the black “leopard” was nearby) was responsible since they climb up the olive trees and who knows what happens there! Anyway, I buried the little bluebird and then looked on line for the bluebird totem. It said, “Modesty, Happiness:
Bluebird is a reminder that you are born to happiness and fulfillment, but you can sometimes get so wrapped up in everyday things, that happiness seems rare. Bluebird reminds you to take time to enjoy yourself. Bluebird is associated with the throat chakra and creative expression. Bluebird is symbolic of the need to work hard and play hard. Be careful of shouldering too much responsibility. Bluebirds, and their totem people, are gentle and unaggressive. They do not push or bully, but they are very scrappy if threatened. A Bluebird person should have their front door facing south, the door for awakening their inner child.”
I have always loved the bluebird since I was a little girl when I saw my first film called, The Bluebird of Happiness (and thus spent many years working in the film business!). However, I know that birds are also messengers and admittedly a lame pigeon came to announce my divorce many years ago! The strange thing is, that shortly before finding the little bluebird, I had done a healing for a young woman and her message was exaclty the same as the bluebird totem! Is this all leading to something or just pure syncronicity that began with a dream?
Thank you for reading. I look forward to hearing your insight. Namastè. Keren
Keren – Gosh, lucky you to have space to build a rock circle. My little garden is full of rocks and flowers but isn’t big enough for magical adventures.
Anyway the big blue bird eating the little blue bird, in the language of dreams is simply saying the little one is now incorporated in the big one. We often take for granted some of the most astounding facts about our everyday life. They seem so normal we barely notice them. But just think, the potatoes or rice you ate yesterday, is today capable of sitting and laughing at a television program. When you digested the food you ate, in some way that is truly astounding it transformed into your movements, and feelings, and being able to do maths and enjoy a video. Not even the brainiest person in the world has been able to make a robot or creature that can eat potatoes and change them into the ability to read this. If we can already do that amazing thing, what else might we be able to do?
So the blue bird is far more than mere folklore, which is what the description of the buebird is you gave. It is true as folklore, but is very misleading about dreams. Unfortnately many people look to it to understand their dreams.
A dream is a product of that other miracle we do not understand – LIFE. As such each dream image is alive with intelligence and information, and links not simply with ideas we read in a book or website, but with the workings and wonders of our body, the depths of our mind and even beyond. My poor attempts to communicate this in words as a dictionary are pitiful – unless they read the whole introduction to the book and how to work on/explore your dreams. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-exploring-your-dreams/
So your bluebird, and all the synchronistic events about finding the dead bird, are all ways that this mystery – Life – is communicating something important to you. And in my simple attempts, it is a spiritual force that is growing in your life. So look out for it in your body and higher feelings.