I just came across this image through Facebook. There is an uncanny similarity with the image in my previous post where I talked about the significance of OWL’s appearance.
In January 2012, I had a similar experience of OWL showing up, also in a powerful way. I posted about it here. I reviewed what I wrote then about OWL’s messages. Did I not get it the first time, hence, OWL is making her presence felt again?
I’m highly intuitive and ultra-sensitive. It is a gift for which I am ever-grateful and appreciative.
The gift of sensing subtle energies though can be quite a challenge. I’m sure fellow intuitives and sensitives can relate and attest to that.
It can be quite frustrating and draining especially when it comes to sensing other people’s energies, especially the truthfulness — or lack thereof — in what they convey about their thoughts and feelings, motives and intentions.
In my experience, often, what I’m sensing is not what they’re showing or saying — or, at least, what they’re attempting to make me believe. They have an ulterior motive, but they conceal it from me; They think they can.
“A truth can walk naked, but a lie always needs to be dressed.”
I have also met — although, sadly, they’re a minority tribe — those who have, in fact, shown me genuine and authentic kindness and generosity. And for them, I am grateful and appreciative.
For the most part though, those who have shown kindness to me later proved to be so only because they wanted or needed to get something from me.
Sure, I get that we all may need or want something from someone. It is very much a part of the human experience and interaction. Such is life.
But I prefer that the person be more upfront and direct with me with what they want or need, instead of giving me the run around. It’s like buttering me before I’m roasted!
I would often doubt other people’s motives when I feel something is off. I’m not simply cynical or being “negative” because as it turns out, my hunches would prove accurate. Quite accurate, in fact.
Of course, part of the reason for my experiences and interactions with such ill-intentioned individuals is for me to hone my skill of discernment and trusting.
When people beat around the bush and sugar coat, it makes me feel very, very uncomfortable — and angry, to a certain degree. “Ginagawa nila akong tanga! (They make me dumb and stupid!)”
Of course, admittedly, and as I shared in my previous post, I have been quite gullible and overly trusting in the past with many a scheming individuals. And I know that when I continue to encounter such energies and individuals now, part of the anger that I feel is my unforgiveness towards myself.
How could I have been so stupid? How could I have believed them? How could I have allowed them to take me for a ride? How could I have trusted them? And here I am, again, encountering this individual with a similar deceptive energy and (ill) motive.
To break this pattern of gullibility, I need to forgive myself for such unwise choices in the past. I also need to look at my encounters with scheming energies and intentions as blessings in disguise. See beyond the malice — intended or otherwise — and find the gift by viewing it as an opportunity to practice and strengthen my skill of discerning.
That way, I am beginning a new pattern of trusting — in its purest form, one that’s Divinely-guided — through discernment and by listening to and following my intuitive gifts.
“Why in the world would I think that about this person?”
I referred to my two most favorite sources of animal messages and read up again on the explanations and meanings of Owl’s appearance. The messages can’t get any clearer and louder!
In Animal Spirit Guides: An Easy-to-Use Handbook for Identifying and Understanding Your Power Animals and Animal Spirit Helpers, author Steven Farmer says,
“If OWL shows up, it means:
Be alert to any deception on the part of others, whether they’re aware of it or not, and look closely behind any guises that they may wear. This is a particularly ripe period to tap in to the fount of intuitive wisdom that’s available to you. Quietly observe your environment, watching and listening for signs and omens that will give you answers to any questions you may have.
Call on OWL when:
You’re facing a difficult decision, one that has considerable consequences, and you want to make the decision that will reap the best benefits for all concerned. You want to be more discerning about someone as to what is true and what is illusion or deception.”
In Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small, author Ted Andrews writes,
“One who works with owl medicine will be able to see and hear what others try to hide. You will hear what is not being said, and you will see what is hidden or in the shadows. You can detect and pinpoint the subtleties. This can make others uncomfortable because they will not be able to deceive you about their motives or actions. Owl people have a unique ability to see into the darkness of others’ souls and life. This is very scary to most people. This vision and hearing capability has metaphysical links to the gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudience as well.
“The owl, as a bird of the night, can teach all of the secrets of the night. These secrets involve everything that transpires when the Sun is gone. Owls are the eyes of the night, and they see what is not in the open.
“The owl has a third eyelid that moves from side to side. It cleanses the eye, clearing its vision. Again this symbolizes so much about new vision opening to you. It often reflects that you were born very perceptive—with a vision of others that you may or may not have recognized or acknowledged. Often those with an owl as a power totem have a unique ability for seeing into the eyes and souls of others. Often these perceptions are discarded as wild imaginings or with such phrases as “Why in the world would I think that about this person?” These kinds of imaginings, positive and negative, should be trusted.”
Without a doubt, OWL is reminding me of one of my most important growth opportunities — the ability to discern, to trust my intuition and fully embrace my gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizant.
The veil has been lifted
To you OWL, I am indebted
Your message I will follow and heed
Your presence I will call upon when discernment is what I need
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