This morning as Ollie and I walked, it was pretty quiet outside except for the sounds of birds chirping and squirrels chattering. Lately it feels like the animals are more lively and enthusiastic or perhaps that is just my perception. I noticed the daffodils have bloomed and wondered when did that happen? Spring is one of those seasons that seems to happen over night no matter how much you try to pay attention to it.
As we walked, I heard a woodpecker. I find those birds so hard to spot! Given there are no leaves on the trees yet, it felt like the opportunity to find and observe this little bird. We stopped and looked up toward the sound of the pecking and I saw it. This cute black and white bird gently pecking and then lifting her head to look around and pecking again.
When I see an unusual animal, or have a stand out encounter or dream about one, I like to look up the animal totem meaning of that animal. After arriving home, I looked up the woodpecker and read that it symbolizes a time to pay attention to changes that are happening in life and the opportunities these changes bring, success is imminent especially when you can maintain your own sense of self without interference from others. Key words include: attention, creativity, energy, creativity, determination, intuition, listening, opportunity and passion.
I resonate with this symbol at this time in my life and see it as a sign to continue with my current projects and focus and to embrace this time as an opportunity for creative and passionate growth and development.
I am an animal loving-Vegan runner, I practice and teach Kundalini Yoga and I love to cook and eat flavorful plant-based food.