Today was the first time I have seen a Robin all year. This particular red-breasted bird seemed to be staring at me so I went to collect my camera (to photograph him) and felt surprised when he was still there by the time I came back.
If you follow one of the links I provided, below, you can read about the Robin and its affiliation with the Christ story . . . mythology says the Robin got its red breast by trying to peck the thorns off the crucifixion crown. In its heroic effort, to assist Christ, the bird harmed itself (hence the bloody-red breast that we see today).
Note: My very cheap digital camera takes pictures VERY slowly. After each shot there's a 10 second delay. This Robin was in my yard for quite a long while, watching me through the window; sometimes staring intently as though he had a message that was intended specifically for me. From a shamanic point of view, when Robin appears it means: "new growth in all areas of your life" and "Rebirth and renewal require changes in all areas of life that have become stagnant and outdated."
Learning how to release my attachments to the old economy (which seemed to flourish; just a couple of years ago) and to other related conveniences is an experience that I realize MANY people world-wide now share in common with me.
With intent, I am embracing the new way of being. I am focusing on doing everything with passion (moving forward by following what's in my heart instead of merely what's easy or convenient).
AS OF JUNE 29, 2011 - SunTiger MOVED!
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