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Birds As Spiritual Messengers: 5 Ways They Communicate With Us

Birds Spiritual Messengers Communicate With Us

In a lot of spiritual traditions, birds have been regarded as spiritual messengers and act as a link between the spiritual realm of being and our earthly realm of being.

They bring us messages, warnings, motivation, solace, and guide us forward on our spiritual journey. Their appearance at a certain point in our lives can guide us in profound ways.

Here’s How Birds Serve As Spiritual Messengers

1. Angels

Birds As Spiritual Messengers: 5 Ways They Communicate With Us

Eugene Stile has linked Angels with birds in his book “A small book of angels” as they are perceived to appear like these winged creatures and their wings may symbolize comfort, healing, freedom, and inspiration.

“As with angels, some birds are symbols of up-gradation and peace (the dove, the eagle) while others function much as the Angel of Death (vulture, raven).

Surely it is no coincidence, that in fulfilling many of the tasks once given to simple birds, angels were perceived to be winged: there seems to be a compulsion to link angels with wings, which, by their very nature, have to do with flight, with freedom and aspiration.”

Claire Nahmad, in her book, “Angel messages: The Oracle of Birds”, explains how birds may deliver angelic meaning through the songs they sing.

“The magical Milky Way, eternally associated with winged angels and home-going souls, is called in Finland ‘the Birds’ Way.”

It is the mysterious stairway to spiritual worlds, trodden by shamans and mystics but available to all if we are taught how to listen to birdsong and recognize the angelic messages that birds deliver to us. – Claire Nahmad.

She illuminates the special link between bird songs and the messages of angels that can uplift humanity to the level of divinity.

Related: The 12 Archangels and their Connection With The Zodiac Signs

2. Birds as Spirit Guides

Andrea Wansbury inBirds: Divine Messengers, explains how people, who were close to you before they died, can send comforting messages to you through bird spirit guides.

“People in spirit use many means to let us know they are fine, and sending the message via the bird kingdom is just one way.”

Arin Murphy –Hiscock has also emphasized that relationships with birds can be instrumental in connecting you to the natural world and help you in gaining spiritual insights in “Birds: A Spiritual Field Guide“.

3. Birds as symbolic Spirit Animal or Totem Animal

Birds As Spiritual Messengers: 5 Ways They Communicate With Us
  • Bird Spirit Animal

In a few spiritual traditions, spirit animal refers to a spirit which guides and protects you on your spiritual journey and also whose characteristics are similar to your own characteristics.

Consider yourself extremely gifted, if you have birds as your spirit animal.

The bird spirit animal symbolizes higher knowledge, wisdom, freedom, strength, leadership qualities, ability to soar higher in face of difficulties and seeing the bigger picture, striving for your higher potential, and also inspiring others to do the same.

  • Bird Totem Animal

Another way the universe can use birds to deliver messages to you is through showing imagery of bird, either physical or spiritual image called Totem.

Totems are like a spiritual energy imprint that one is born with.

People, who have birds as their Totem animals, have an affinity for freedom, free-spirit, and being. And also an incredible way of sensing when danger is near.

Lesley Morrison in “The Healing Wisdom of Birds: An Everyday Guide to Their Spiritual Songs & Symbolism”, explains how birds can convey profound healing wisdom through their spiritual songs & symbolism.

4. Birds as a source of Inspiration

The universe can also use birds as a source of inspiration to push you to reach your highest potentials.

Do not underestimate your interaction with the birds; they can be messengers of hope, transformation, and miracles.

Wansbury states, “These messages are words of wisdom and advice, and they can help us to identify and be aware of our hidden talents, or the negative beliefs and thought patterns that are holding us back. Once these messages are understood and applied to our lives, they can be a valuable source of direction as we progress on our spiritual journeys.”

5. Native Americans and Shamans see Birds as God’s messengers

Shamanism is a practice that involves the Shaman to interact with the spirit world and channel these energies to heal the human realm.

Related: 7 Signs Your Inner Shaman Is Awakening

Their practices are aimed at reaching altered states of consciousness and accessing guidance from the spiritual world and in turn using that wisdom to mend the soul.

In Native American and Shamanic cultures, birds are seen as God’s messengers and a lot of their healing practices revolve around the wisdom they can gain from birds.

“Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.”  – Izaak Walton

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Birds As Spiritual Messengers: 5 Ways They Communicate With Us

Shweta Advani

An HR consultant by profession, a slam poet and freelance writer.Avid reader,dancer and yoga enthusiast. When I am not reading or writing, I star gaze or take long walks in nature.View Author posts