I made a new friend recently in the Botanical Gardens in Cambridge. This sweet robin came and sat beside me on a bench as if he had something important to say to me: a Christmas message perhaps. I thought he was so cute and friendly that I wrote a poem about him on my blog: https://mjmallon.com/2019/12/07/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-poets-choice/
Symbolism of Robins
These sweet birds are associated with: family, a sense of community, living in the moment, leaving the past behind, the season of spring, rejuvenation, new beginnings, happiness expressed through song/music, feeling abundant, (in nature, not caring so much for material things,) and being grateful.
Meaning of a robin sighting:
A robin sighting can be a divine messenger teaching you to protect what you love and learn to live with those who may not be like you. What in your life resembles the robin’s nature? What can you do to change who you are? What can you accept, or perhaps let go of ?
A Robin is a symbol of good luck, passion, new beginnings and renewal and sometimes can represent a symbol of wisdom and patience. In my case I believe this is what the robin came to teach me. To be patient, to take my time in my writing path and not to get frustrated! To move forward with a sense of joy and energy to leave my past behind and not regret any previous choices I have made.
Perhaps my little robin friend came to impart an important message: Believe in Myself and Accept Who I am.
This particular Robin will feature in a poetry collection I am working on – a mixture of prose and poetry which I hope to publish in 2020 along with the second in my YA fantasy Series The Curse of Time, which also mentions a robin too. How strange that a robin plays a part in that, albeit a tiny part!
It’s uncanny! This is the second encounter I’v e had with a spirit animal. I count myself as blessed. It wasn’t too long ago that a dragonfly paid me a visit: https://sistersofthefey.com/2019/10/10/the-magic-of-the-dragonfly-poetry-in-motion/
It seems that the natural world has become my friend! What a joy that is, especially at this time of year with Christmas approaching for a robin to join me.
Do you have a special connection with a spirit animal?
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