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What Robins Teach Us

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Question: Dear Eileen, I wonder if angels send birds as signs to you? The reason I ask is that I am someone who struggles daily with a condition called agoraphobia where I don't leave the house very often. Sometimes I go outside and it seems at certain moments I see the same robin popping up when I look out in the backyard or one day I was sitting out there I saw it again. I didn't think it was odd until today I went out of the house and felt very alone. We were sitting in the car in the parking lot about to leave and I happen to look out my window and it was the same robin I always see in the distance. The reason I know is because it has a distinct way of walking and stopping. It is also the only one I have ever witnessed. Maybe it was only a coincidence, but it struck me as odd. Could it be the angels used that method to let me know I wasn't on my own? Why a robin? Thank you!
~Lisa

Response from Eileen - Dear Lisa: I love this question. It is near and dear to my heart and reminds me of something that happened many years ago. I was at home on a bitter cold winter's night and I too was feeling very alone. I started to cry and called out to the angels. Then, I heard a bird begin to sing outside my bedroom window. I knew it was telling me, "You are not alone. All will be well."

So yes, birds can be and are often used as messengers from angels and other higher dimensional beings. Birds happen to be a frequent symbol that the higher realms use to send me a message. The birds that are used to send messages will be different for everyone. But for me, when I see a hawk or falcon I know that I should pay attention to the small details around me for they will have meaning. I often see these majestic birds flying over my house when I am engaged in an intuitive healing session. Crows have also played an important role for me. They appear in my personal journeying during altered states of awareness and they are regular visitors to my home. In fact, as the moving truck drove into my new home a line of crows flew to the trees surrounding it and watched all of the commotion. They then came back every day for the first week to both greet me and take measure of me. They are smart creatures.

Some people tend to have more bird messengers than others. It all depends on the person, their energy and to what elements they are aligned. People who have a lot of air signs in their astrological chart tend to get our winged friends sent to them. Alonya calls people with a lot of air signs "intellectually centered" meaning they tend to be in the mental body rather than the emotional or physical body.

I have worked for years communicating with animals that work as spirit guides for humans. Each animal spirit has a unique message for each person. Because of this I feel books on the subject of animal communication should be used more as tools than a one size fits all message. The information in the books cannot take the place of connecting with the unique animal spirit on your own to find out what message they have for you.

What Robins Teach Us

I connected with my robin who guides me and he tells me that all robins tend to bring teaching and a message of affection and family. They are playful, intelligent, hardworking and watchful. They teach us community and how to work together as a unit to be safe. They teach us to be loved and also reminder us to have fun in our daily life. A robin's message usually has something to do with retaining our identity and the sweetness of life in the midst of family life and careers.

Lisa, I highly suggest you spend some time connecting to that robin you have been seeing. You can do it silently or out loud even if the bird isn't in your field of vision. You can honor it for being a messenger. Find out what robins like to eat and put out their favorite treats. Help other robins or donate to organizations that help robins and other birds such as bird sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitators. All of these activities serve to acknowledge everything the birds help us with and will make the connection to them stronger.

Your little robin with its quirks has been sent to you by the Divine and the angels to remind you that you are not alone. Even when inside where you feel safe you are not alone. The angels don't want you to give up your quest for healing this issue because they haven't. In fact they want to partner with you even more in overcoming this challenge. For that is all it is - a challenge. It is not who you are nor is it what you ever will be. You and your robin have some similarities. It has some challenges too. It's a little different and is also looking for a mate to spend the rest of its life with and create a family and a home. Robins leave their home to migrate and gather together as a community. They have to go out into that big world and it takes all their strength to do so. They learn to rely on and trust their little community for guidance, for help, play and to be nurtured. Every year they will come back to the place they are born and create a home and family with their partner. All of that from that brave little robin. Amazing isn't it?

Your robin brings you the message to never give up and that you are strong. Have faith in your strength and in your future. Your robin is here to teach you that it may not seem so quite yet, but the world is a safe place for you. There are good people in the world waiting to create laughter and moments of love and affection with you. All will be well.

Walk in beauty and may Grace and fulfillment be on your path,
Eileen Smith - Angel Intuitive

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