Birds of the World

All creatures reflect our behaviour. Those we feel a closeness to, encounter often, engage with, attract, and so on; have a role to play in that moment of our lives. They offer an understanding of the ‘play’ that is our current experience, and give insight into the intricacies of our lives. Following is the understanding for those delightful creatures of the sky: The Bird Family.

Birds (General)   (Listen while you read)

Indeed, we be birds. And what are birds? Birds are wonderful creatures blessed with the ability to move freely; an ability that many would like to emulate.

image(Do we think that man is limited?

Yes, indeed we do.

Do we wish that we could help him?

No, we do not.

And why do we not wish to help him?

We do not wish to help him; for, if we did, he would most certainly try to constrain us, limit us, pursue us, defame us, murder us; the list goes on and on. Does it not?

Once man conquers, he ruins. Tough to say; however, this is true. Man torments, abuses, insults, etc., etc., all good. This he does and has done always. Why, then oh why, would we want to be controlled by him? No, we shall stay away from man and his sources of destruction.

Many offer asylum and sanctuary; this is so. There are many who offer friendship and love. However, the scales are most certainly tipped in favour of men who do not care to protect, cherish and keep us safe and well.

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And so it is that when we find ourselves attracted to the ‘Birds of the World’ we may care to ask of ourselves a number of questions.

Are we content to sit by and allow the atrocities of life to prevail within our own lives? Do we feel protected from the torments of life? Are we a part of the population who trust, cherish and adore those of a weaker appearance? Are we measured by the love that we engender within those spheres?

Yes, those flying creatures create a dichotomy for those of us who adore them. Let us look deep within to find where we stand.)

© Carolyn Page  –  ABC of Spirit Talk 

Image Credit:  Panu Ruangian/Shutterstock.com

30 thoughts on “Birds of the World

  1. The sight of a robin on the wing… an eagle rising in air…. Through birds we understand those greatest blessings of the earth – Beauty and Freedom. They give us so much and ask for nothing from us. Carolyn, Loved your symbolic post.

    1. Absolutely, Jo; your thoughts I echo!
      Beauty and Freedom.
      I am sitting at my computer (responding to your insightful comment) listening to the morning birds chattering to each other, and going about their morning routines. What a joy they are. And, as you’ve said, Jo; they ask for nothing, yet give so much.
      And yes, Jo; symbolic it is for deeper concerns.

  2. Hello, milady Carol. It’s been a long while. I lost track of several of the sites I have always enjoyed when WP made changes to the system. I just found you again, and have set notifications to notify me when you post, so I can start coming by more often. I’m still limited in my surfing time, but, I wanted you to know I’ll be by again, and more often in the future…

    Thanks for a nice post, and I will see you later….

    Ned, aka, gigoid, the dubious

    1. Hello Ned. 🙂
      I’ve been playing pretty low key, too. I was ill for a couple of years – came good ’bout Christmas 2015. Since then I’ve been easing my way back.
      So good to see your face, my man, and happy to know you’ll be back… 😉
      xoxoxo

  3. When I was young, I felt certain that we could fly! We just needed to understand the nature of being able to lift ourselves. An excellent post, one that inspires us to take a second look at our daily experiences and interactions. In the busyness of life we tend to forget to care for our well-being. I was just reading the World Health Organization’s statistics on depressions and anxiety, a reminder to participate and engage within a compassionate community. We need each other. One of my favourite quotes (and you know how much I love quotes) is by Leonardo da Vinci: “Once your have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

    1. I often have the sense of flying, Rebecca, when I ‘listen’ to the birds; especially in the morning when it’s still and calm. You know; that sense of ‘all is well with the world’. It is like a meditation that allows the body to be ‘lightweight’…

      How true your statement: ‘In the busyness of life we tend to forget to care for our well-being.’ How important to care for ourselves. And, how easy to forget to do so.

      Indeed, Rebecca, we need each other. Companionship is the cornerstone of health, I believe. Yes, it can be fraught with difficulties; however, aloneness is paramount to illness. John Donne’s famous quote, ‘No man is an island’, springs to mind. Yes, our first, and only obligation, is toward ourselves. From that self love and concern, then naturally flows compassion for all; something I see in you.

  4. Fly birds, fly, into the safety of your sky!
    Although, I must admit man is doing his best to destroy the sky, too!
    Sigh!
    Much love to all my bird friends. I don’t eat you, I love you…but what… what, do I do by just being human to harm you? I think there must be a lot. I’m guilty by association.
    This is a very beautiful reflection, Carolyn! _Resa xoxo

    1. My dear Resa… You are such a love! I want to ‘eat’ you! You would be so sweet and tasty!
      I’m referring to your nature, my love. A nature that is ‘in the extreme’. I want to hold you and protect you from you! I want to tell you how wondrous you are! I want to let you know your sensitive nature is wonderful and gorgeous and far too self degrading!
      I want to tell you a little story. My daughter and I have a tendency when exercising, such as when in a ‘yoga’ class, to stretch even more when the facilitator instructs the class to stretch even more. We have both realised that the instructor is not necessarily referring to us, but is asking the majority, in the class, to stretch more. You see, Veronica and I have already stretched more than the usual. Whenever we view something where we believe we have already ‘stretched’ more than the usual, we remind each other with the term ‘Yoga’. And you, my love, I see as stretched far more than the usual. In my humble opinion, I’d like to see you take a step back, and realise how very sweet and ‘stretched’ you are. I dearly love you, Resa. How wonderful this world would be were there more Resas… 🙂
      xoxoxo

  5. Just the best moment to write about the birdies, Carolyn and so well written..as Always ❤
    Birds are my best furriends
    I watch them day and night,
    without giving them the bite
    and when I see them stopping by
    I wonder why don't I have wings to fly 😀
    Double Pawkiss for a Happy Fly….Weekend 🙂 ❤ ❤

    1. 😽 😽 😽
      Keep Granny safe, little friend.
      With, or without wings
      What a wonderful life you have… 😀
      🐾 🐾 🐾 for a Happy Weekend… 😀
      Lots of human hugs and kisses… ❤
      xoxoxo

  6. I do think the creatures of the natural world reflect to us some facet of our own being, and give us the opportunity to understand more deeply our own choices and positions in this world, but I experience the birds as a profound song of joy. I think they give so much to those who would have eyes to see, and offer inspiration throughout the year. To say birds do not wish to help man is like saying birds do not wish to help creation, for what is apart from the whole? Perhaps for humanity to truly shift its stance in the world, we will have to realize we are lovable, despite what has been. And I think the birds show us this effortlessly. I certainly take your point about humanity’s selfishness and greed, but I hope you won’t mind my saying I don’t find any withholding of joy or love on the part of the birds, and I think that is their greatest teaching to me…

    Peace
    Michael

    1. Hello Michael, Welcome…

      Indeed they are a ‘profound song of joy’, as you’ve written; for those with eyes to see. Obviously you are ‘amongst the many who offer asylum and sanctuary, friendship and love to those of a weaker appearance’. It would also seem you are not one to ‘sit by and allow the atrocities of life to prevail within your own life’. To be ‘measured by the love that we engender within those spheres’ is purely personal, and we (those of us who care) can count ourselves as ‘one’.

  7. This is a wonderful reflection, Carolyn. I feel attracted to birds this time of my life, so I will reflect on why that might be…I see so much good role-modeling for us 🙂 XO

    1. Particularly their parenting, Helen; as is the case at this time of year for you in the Northern Hemisphere. The young (symbolic of the weak) are incredibly protected until able to fend for themselves; the parents going to extremes of endurance to ensure the young survive. There is such a bond for many species; some remaining together for life; as you well know from your enviable life near the salt marsh. 🐣 🐣 🐣
      xoxoxo

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