The ending of a year, a new one beginning, the shedding of the old and the embracing of the new, old memories revisited, new ones in the making. There’s an excitement in the air, an eager energy felt outside, and within. 2012. I’ve said it before and I say it again: Bring it on! I am ready to continue this journey I started, to keep trying to stay on the path that’s right for me, to fulfill the chart I’d written before I was even born. I’m looking forward to this year. I feel in me and around me, a shift, a change, an openness to experience the new, a new day, a new sunrise, a new thought, a new feeling. I’m excited about life and my journey.
The latter part of 2011 had it’s moments, it’s difficult lessons. The most worrisome being the premature birth of my granddaughter. Entering this world at a mere pound certainly caused this grandma stress and anxiety and concern for my son and his wife and their path ahead. But even during the worry I experienced some good and learned quite a bit.
Shortly after Avery Grace was born, my sister came for a visit and found me on the verge of a complete meltdown. One evening we took a drive into the Boise Foothills to look at the stars, one of my favorite ways to regroup and relax. As I looked up at the vast unending sky, strongly feeling a connection to the One and Everything, I asked for a sign that the baby would be alright. On the drive home, as we wound down the mountain and came around a curve I had to suddenly stop. There, standing in the middle of the road, was a huge great Owl. It’s bright gold eyes staring right at me it seemed and I knew this was my sign. I just had to figure out what it meant.
I researched the Owl and as usual for me, I took what I read and learned and held onto that which resonated with me, that which had meaning for me. I learned Owl Medicine had great healing power. I learned courage and ferocity were qualities of the great Owl, enabling him to survive and adapt. Owl attacks life with a fervor. The yellow coloring of the eyes was symbolic, hinting of the light of the sun alive in the dark of the night.
When I felt a peace come over me, an inner knowledge that although the battle may be hard, Avery would overcome the difficult beginning, Owl flew away. Now six months later, at 8lbs. 4oz. Avery Grace is home with her family and progressing and healing quite well and all of us are feeling very blessed to have her in our life. Myself? Well I can’t help but wonder what else she has to teach us!
Many Blessings to you all in 2012.