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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.

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

Use wisdom.

-Owl-

“Trust and surrender that everything will find its way”

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

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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