A Message From Above
I spoke to the white box with the disembodied voice. I told it I needed a coffee, swung around the building, paid for it, went to the next window and grabbed my cup. When I made that stop I didn’t know it would turn out to be the answer to my morning prayer.
I had asked Spirit, “How do I share my work and my calling with people interested in learning shamanism?” The answer came in the shape of an egret. She flew onto the hood of my car. I was delighted to see this beautiful creature up close and personal in the city. She began to preen herself using her long, yellow beak to pull on her feathers. Straightening them out, fluffing them, poking at them and in general just making herself ready for the day.
At first, I tried not to move too much, but I really wanted a sip of coffee. So I took a chance and slowly took the coffee cup and started to drink. She didn’t seem to mind my movements. I even got a call from a friend and talked to her about the bird. I wondered why she had picked me to stand in front of, to spend some time with.
She stayed with me a long time, long enough for me to take a picture, long enough for me to be filled with gratitude at her sharing this intimate moment with me. She even stayed while other cars pulled up on the side; slamming doors and releasing screaming children. It doesn’t mean she wasn’t aware of her surroundings. She looked up and around often but seemed to be satisfied that all was well, and continued her grooming.
This exchange didn’t feel ordinary. I dug deeper. What was Spirit saying to me through this winged messenger? How should I share my teachings? I cleared my mind and waited for an answer to rush in and it did.
Just like my new egret friend was modeling, relax and be yourself, share who you are in the way that comes naturally. Prepare yourself each day and be ready for the many wonderful opportunities to come.
Tell the shaman’s story and allow those who are inspired by it to seek you out.