LESSON #128: Check your messages
For the past couple months since I’ve been back in the US, I have been delighting in the fact that I feel good! True, I was looking forward to being back home, but I wasn’t 100% sure I was ready to stop traveling - and the truth is, I’m not. Not by any means. But whereas I felt a disconnect between my self and my city before I began my epic world tour, now that I’m back it just feels right.
I believe in messages. When I first got back, a hummingbird came to my window for 3 days straight. In stillness it sat, perched on a branch - a rarity in and of itself. The symbolism of the presence of a hummingbird, is that of beauty, calm, and peace. It’s humbling presence told me I was where I was meant to be.
Last week a praying mantis came to my door (above). Upon research I found this:
An appearance from the mantis is a message to be still, go within, meditate, get quite and reach a place of calm. It may also be a sign for you to be more mindful of the choices you are making and confirm that these choices are congruent.
I have been doing just that and every day I wake up more renewed and more grateful for the present moment, no longer caught up in the future of wishing for the past.
Everything and everyone has meaning. Be mindful. The signs are there. Some hum, some pray, you can’t fit them all into your wallet, you may not be able to hold them close, but that doesn’t make them any less valuable. It just makes them more valuable than you are yet to know.