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The day before – Pre trip 

The “Owl” came to visit the night before our trip. I was in the process of packing a few last minute items such as toiletries as I heard the first whoo whoo coming from the backyard. I think it might have actually been the second or third call that fully grabbed my attention and made me comprehend the sound. Pushing the curtains aside, I opened the door and stepped out onto the patio. Surrounded by darkness, my eyes were fixed on where I had seen this visitor before. It was silent and eerie as I connected the memories back to the first time an owl had visited me. Two days later I lost my dog sparky and I believed it to be true that owls are messengers of the underworld. Announcing death. I remembered the owl sighting in Hawaii during vacation and how freaked out it had gotten me. Worrying about that something bad was about to happen, which luckily never did. It wasn’t until another owl visit at my house and further research in which I learned a much more comforting meaning to an owl visit.

The day prior while driving to work, the road was lined with an unusual amount of hawks, sitting there on trees and watching me drive by. It wasn’t unusual to see Hawks in my neighborhood, but it was the amount that was odd and it felt as if I was called upon to notice. Hawks, the spirit animal connected to increased intuition and the capability of seeing beyond. Seeing the true intentions and the things often hidden from others. Now the owl and the announcer of change, the symbolic meaning of death to life as I knew it.

I knew that change was upon me. I acknowledged it a long time ago and I knew that all that was lacking was the execution and the right timing. I knew that some things can’t be rushed and have to unfold the way they are meant to be, or at least so I told myself. I was fighting the claws of the past and the last thing I wanted was to become its prisoner. There had to be no looking back.

It was right there, in the darkness that an emotional wave rushed through me. I stood in silence, eyes fixed on the night sky, right where I thought the sound had come from, and I forgot to breathe. The energy felt electric with all my senses heightened. I noticed my hair standing up in what seemed an eternity until I heard it again. The first call since I had stepped out onto the patio. Loud, powerful and very close to me. A few seconds later another call from an owl in the distance responding back. With the help of a flashlight, I spotted my owl sitting in the same spot as before. Eyes pierced, it was starring back at me as our spirits met in silence. With memories of good and bad associated with an owl sighting, I wanted to believe in the good but I have to admit that I was left with a bit of worry. In the end, luckily nothing bad happened. I am left with the reminder of what lies ahead. The change that was further driven into my soul, urging me to get ready and act upon.

And yet another reminder would follow just a few hours later….
You are soaring to higher states of awareness and vision.

Use your keen eyesight to see your path clearly.

Listen to your inner voice and watch for signs that will guide you forward.

Use wisdom.


“Trust and surrender that everything will find its way”


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16 thoughts on “The day before – Pre trip 

  1. I did not know that the owl was linked as messengers from the underworld. The Owl is my spirit animal (along with Clint Eastwood and Gordon Ramsay). This might explain why my entire life I was seeking change, never satisfied to sit stagnant for very long. Interesting…

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    1. Perhaps so and it is interesting indeed if you are in tune with signs from the spiritual world and their meaning. I think they can help us make sense of events in our lives, but again we only notice if we believe in such.
      Have a beautiful weekend my fiend, for me it is getting ready for work.

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  2. I too am sometimes visited by owls, and I believe they carry messages as well. I have never believed they foretold any bad omen though. Once, I had one swoop down and grab my hat as I walked with a friend in the early morning dark. It scared the heck out of me, but we to this day still talk about it! I hope you are gaining the strength and courage to make the changes you have been considering for a long time.

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    1. Wow I can only imaging how scary it was at the moment and yet it is moments out of the ordinary, moments like this one that stay with us forever. Thank you for sharing and strengthening my belief of good association with the owl.

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  3. Well, I have some updates for you, but first this post was truly amazing in so many ways, and your really good with your words and I mean that. The next thing is that doctors are saying that I have maybe 3 months left if my liver can’t be fixed in the sense of a transplant. I am holding with this news at this time, for that is all I can do. But I hope to beat them odds at this time and show them that I can overcome these odds. But I hope your having a good evening as well.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words in regards to this post and for keeping me in the loop.
      Every day can bring better news and it is indeed a time to stay positive and hopeful. Easier said than done, I know, but something to hold on to. Sending good vibes your way and healing thoughts.
      Have a good Sunday.

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