Owl: What Does It Mean When Truth, Power, and Wisdom Visits You
There are over 130 species of Owl throughout the world and approximately 18 are found in North America.
All owls are predators. There are some species of Owl that will hunt during the day, however most Owl species are night hunters. The extraordinary vision of the Owl allows it see better in the dark. It's hearing is impeccable and with the upmost accuracy can zone in and identify any sound. This becomes a great advantage to the Owl while seeking out their prey.
Many species of Owl will live in one place year after year, where there are other species who will travel long distances to breed and hunt.
Owl Teaches Us to See and Hear Past the Shadows
All animals have a kindred and symbolic connection to each and every one of us. Some are stronger than others depending upon who we are, where we come from and where we are going in this journey of life.
However, we have the capability to connect with every animal species on this earth and to be taught valuable lessons, and to gain perspective as well as direction in certain stages of our journey.
Owl symbolizes clairvoyance, astral projection, as well as black and white magic.
Since time began, man has been afraid of the dark, the night and also the unseen. Humanity would wait fearfully for the first sign of dawn. Ironically, Owl is friend's with the night and teaches us to see and hear past the dark shadows and walk beyond the fear and the darkness that we cannot see beyond. If we but follow Owl, we will find the other side to the light of happiness and knowledge.
The Creator Made no Evil Creatures
If you have Owl medicine, these night creatures will have a tendency to collect around you, even in the daytime, because they recognize a kinship they have with you.
Owl is also the symbol for wisdom. Because of this symbolic virtue, Owl has the ability to see what others cannot, and this is the very meaning of true wisdom. The Owl will see and know what is there, while other are deceived.
There is the ancient Greek goddess by the name of Athena who carried Owl on her shoulder wherever she went. She relied on her companion to reveal hidden truths that blinded her sight. Her wisdom was challenged, but prevailed because she listened to Owl, therefore becoming known as "Athena, goddess of wisdom."
Owl's characteristic calls have given people cause to fear them throughout the years. Along with this fear came a power of superstition that Owls were evil creatures who brought death and destruction. We need to remember that the Creator made no evil creatures.
The Balance of Owl in Your Life
Owl’s vital function is keeping the bird, rodent and insect populations in check. If we have too many of any species, it can be detrimental to the balance of the circle of life.
This is a perfect example of how it applies to our own lives. If we have too many possessions, too many projects, or just about too much of anything, we become restricted with our ability to move forward through the different areas of our lives.
The result is stagnation which leads to the death of joy, happiness and abundance.
This is where Owl medicine become important in helping us to clear out which is no longer needed or wanted.
What we need to realize is what may seem like death to us in the “giving up something” may just be for another the “birth and manifestation of a dream.”
If we become focused on the “shoulds” and “must haves” that do not come from our inner selves, but from opinions and beliefs of those around us, we lose our way.
Owl medicine teaches us that when we begin to journey through the process of what we truly want and need, clearing the old to make way for the new birth of the Self that is around the corner, we discover that the obstacles, limitations, fears and anxieties begin to fade away and die in our lives as well. They no longer have the control over us.
Is OWL Your Medicine?
Messages from the Owl are deep, far reaching and complex. Individuals, who receive such messages or visits from Owl, are most fortunate.
Grandmother Owl has very powerful hearing and vision. Individuals who receive this gift from Grandmother Owl have the ability to see into the human psychic and become clairvoyant listeners. It is because of this gift that OWL often visits those who are teachers, therapists and counselors.
If you find Owl is visiting you and finding you more often, you are most likely being asked to use your powers of keen, silent observation to intuit some life situation. For example: Grandmother Owl is often thought to come to those who need to let go of some part of their life that is no longer needed.
Owl is befriending you and aiding you in seeing the total truth in your present situation(s). Owl can also bring you messages in the night through dreams or meditation. Pay attention to the signs of Owl and the signals it brings you. The truth always brings further enlightenment.
My Heart Beats With Thee
My heart beats with thee
as you look upon my fear,
the less you speak
the more I hear.
The more I know
the more you see,
how much my heart
beats with thee.
written by Elizabeth Rayen©
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2012 Liz Rayen