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
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.
2. Birds as Spirit Guides
Andrea Wansbury in “Birds: 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
- 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.