I can’t believe it has been almost a year since I began this blog! Wow~~~ never did I think at the time my writings could become a BOOK which is being published soon… 📗This blog will change somewhat as I will be getting a website but more on that later on…..
As you can tell, the title does not really match up with the photo but I assure you, birds do visit this tree. That day they came opened up many things for me so now comes the story!
Last year before I started the blog, I really began thinking about ways to share my stories but didn’t know how. I looked up some info on websites that accept short stories but still wasn’t sure. Since mine are about Warrior, the wrestling angle is what I pursued! WWE is way out of my league and really— who would be interested in my writings about the Ultimate Warrior in spirit? Yes, I kept thinking that way~~ A LOT… Finally, my brain thought the magazine route could work and I wondered if any opportunity existed there.
One day I decided to email an editor of a very popular magazine that still exists today. I never even thought of their guidelines or criteria at all! I just sat on my couch and told this editor some of my experiences. Who was this girl with such courage? Guess she became the new me, intuitive and all!
I had my sliding screen door open and kept hearing all these birds. My eyes and fingers were glued to my phone as those birds became louder and louder. I finished and sent the email without really thinking about it at all.
As I walked past the door, I saw what seemed like hundreds of birds in my backyard pear tree. 🌳😳 Some were at the feeder, some in the tree, and some high in the branches squawking incessantly. They were all black birds and I had never seen anything like this before! I just stared at them and couldn’t understand their eccentric behavior. It seemed to be like an apocalypse or something since the whole tree was shaking.
I already had bird encounters from the summer and after watching them for about a minute I realized what this could mean. Immediately my brain went to the email and thought sending it was a mistake. What was I thinking? Were these birds telling me a message through their antics? A few minutes after they landed, off they flew in different directions. The tree was quiet and bare.
This story can be interpreted in many ways but I will share what I believe it means for me. First, if you receive any kind of sign your emotions will guide how it works which might be different than someone else. Second, you might ask for a sign before making a big decision and get one as guidance or maybe a warning. Third, birds are messengers (of course!) but some view blackbirds as negative energy or evil. The Spirit World would never send you anything that makes you feel unsafe or afraid.
I related this experience to me not asking for a sign and getting a message afterward. It’s like when you act before you think! I believe they were telling me the magazine was the wrong idea and to think harder of how to share my stories. I also think they were showing me protection which is a spiritual trait of blackbirds, whatever the outcome of this email could be. They wanted me to trust that everything would be ok.
I let it all go but then later in the day an email came to my inbox from the magazine editor. I didn’t want to open it but really all he could say was no— right? Any other negativity needed to be let go as well. As it turns out, he was so sweet and explained their procedures for contributing articles. He wished me the best of luck and found my experiences interesting! I was so touched and knew those blackbirds were right. Even though that magazine wasn’t the path for me, protection was given despite the outcome.
Those birds never shook that tree again but they did remind me of Warrior shaking the ropes to get noticed all those years ago… Look to those blackbirds for good and not evil. I know the Universe helped me out so always interpret messages that fit even if you need to see or hear it loud and clear!!!
P.S. Thank you all for following or reading my blog this past year! I appreciate it tons and am looking forward to seeing my book published! It is called :
~~~Spirit and Belief
~~~ How the Ultimate Warrior led me to trust intuition 💖