The Great Blue Heron showed up for me again this weekend.
He was maybe 10-15 feet away from me in the woods by the creek bank as I was hiking with my dog. I saw something move out of the corner of my eye and was shocked to see him so close. So big, maybe 4 feet tall? Not something I expect to see in the woods.
And yet, she is an old friend of mine and quite the guide. Heron medicine speaks to independence, standing tall, and self-reliance. Lessons that I have come to know quite well in the past 2 years. I would say “too well” during my pity parties.
So I’m writing this post in honoring of my friend showing up. Also a request that I can move through this stage of my lessons with some strength and dignity and grace, just like the heron.
I’m also writing this because I know I’m not the only one growing with and struggling with these lessons. Some days it sure does take a lot to show up for life and be open to the messages. Having good friends and guides along the way sure does help. I’m always here if you need me.