As I sit in the hotel lounge chair gazing at the mesmerizing flames in the fireplace flickering blue, red, orange and purple; it becomes real to me just how important this soul journey of mine really is. I am currently struggling….no, let’s change that, being provided the opportunity to feel some contrast in regards to something occurring in my life right now. I have been desperately seeking answers to many questions. I try to shake it, but there is this impatient part of me that so anxiously awaits those answers.
Last weekend I was guided to this very moment when my wonderful fiancé informed me she felt I really needed to take a day away by myself and go to the ocean. She makes me take care of myself when I am not always prone to doing it and she is one of my human guardian angels. As hard as it was to leave my family for the night, I knew this was something my soul so desperately needed.
I choose an ocean view room with a fireplace and await the flow of inspiration. Windows wide open… I am able to feel, hear, and see that magnificent gift that is our immense pacific ocean. I feel the tension and pressure start to fade away. A little restless at first, I quickly make myself at home and view the glowing sunset from my couch.
Here I am, relaxing in my room and gazing out the window at the vast and expansive ocean that lies in front of me. I feel the peacefulness of spirit surround my soul’s adventure tonight.
As I meditate and ask for clear guidance and signs from God, Spirit, my Angels, and my Guides; I hear the comforting sounds of a flock of seagulls approach my open window. I look outside and they are circling around me and then stop to rest a few short feet from where I am, on the roof below. I know they are here for a reason. I feel inspired to fetch my camera. With camera in hand, I begin taking pictures and several additional seagulls decide to land and begin talking. I wonder if they are talking amongst themselves, or is it for me? I wish I knew what they were saying. I turn away from the window, they continue to converse and one seagull flies very close to the open window. I actually wonder if he is going to fly in and briefly ponder whether I should close the window. I decide I am enjoying the fresh ocean air too much so if one flies in, I will just hope he is friendly.
The seagull calls out as he flies by again. I decide I must look up the Seagull meaning because my soul knows that they are sent to me in this moment, for a purpose. This is the message I receive from the Animal Spirit Totems Dictionary: Seagulls are spiritual messengers that demonstrate that a higher communication with guides is taking place. He shows how to see above situations with a higher clarity and teaches that there are many perspectives to consider. Seagull shows a sense of friendship and community and the cooperation that is needed for the whole to operate successfully. He teaches how to ride the currents of the mental, emotional, and physical worlds. Are you going with the flow or fighting it? Are you cooperating with others? Are you open to your guides? Seagull can teach you many lessons of looking, living and being. It is time to listen and watch for the nuances and timing of action. “
Interestingly enough, as I am reading the meaning and writing this entry all becomes peaceful again and the flock of seagulls leaves as quickly as they arrived. It appears they were only here long enough for me to recognize the message they were delivering. I return to the window and notice that not all have left. One lone seagull remains on the roof and is looking at me. As I talk to him, he moves a few feet closer. He stays by the window for quite a while keeping me company and then eventually flies off to rejoin his friends. My heart lightens and I say thank you to Spirit. Your message is received.