A Quest of New Beginnings

14124072_10153653340167163_1669001564_oWe are all on a quest. To find ourselves, to find our purpose, to find out why we are here right now. Inspired by the book called Quest, by Denise Linn and Meadow Linn, I went on a short quest in nature today, with the intention to find peace and stillness within as I get ready to set off on a whole new chapter of my life.

I had no expectations for the quest, other than to walk my favourite route through the woods, and to sit in my favourite spot overlooking the river. But along the way, I received so many messages from spirit that I felt the need to share them here, as they may help other Earth Angels who are transitioning from one chapter to another in their lives.

Before setting off, I was visited by a blue-green dragonfly, who actually came inside the house, and refused to be ignored. I looked up the meaning of the dragonfly, and the description that jumped out at me was this:

When this spirit animal shows up in your life you may be called to transform and evolve. Symbol of metamorphosis and transformation, it inspires those who have it as a totem to bring about the changes needed in their lives in order to go to reach their full potential.

When this spirit animal shows up in your life, it’s an indication that it’s time for change. Just like the dragonfly changes colors as it matures, you may be called to live and experience yourself differently. Stay open to the enfoldment of your personal journey.

(description from this website)

This is most definitely a time of transformation for me, and it’s also time to do what I need to do to reach my full potential. I set off on my favourite loop, and when I reached my favourite place overlooking the river, I noticed the sound of crickets. In all the times I have visited that spot, I have never noticed crickets there before. Usually, they’re quite well hidden, but there were several just wandering around the rocks, so I got this shot of one.

cricket

When I looked up the meaning of the cricket, this description certainly fit!

You are an excellent communicator, love to walk your talk and are often vegetarian. You understand the power of music and will often have a career that uses music as a form of healing. You are a whirlwind of action, a blur of movement, and always on the go. You seem to have a hard time staying in one place and are always jumping off in one direction or another.

(description from this website)

In case you were wondering, this is the view from my favourite spot:

river

 

On my way back up the hill, I happened to look back and noticed a spider web shimmering in the sun, it was precariously situated between the tree branch and some brambles, and I only managed to take this photo before the wind picked up and moved it out of the sunbeam. I love how the sunlight made parts of the web look purple.

spider

I looked up the meaning of a spider, and this description made a lot of sense:

Just as the Spider weaves a web, so too must we weave our own lives. The Spider serves as a reminder that our choices construct our lives. When the Spider appears to us, it is a message to be mindful of the choices we are making.

(description from this website)

On the final stretch of my quest, a rabbit crossed my path, and I realised how lucky I was to have seen so much amazing wildlife in the last few years. I of course looked up the meaning of the rabbit, and found the following:

Symbolic rabbit meanings deal primarily with abundance, comfort, and vulnerability. These animals are about body and soul. Consider the amazing perceptive abilities of the rabbit. Radar-like hearing and near 360 degree vision speak of sensitivity.The rabbit reminds us to examine and utilize the tools we have within ourselves. Although our instincts are innate, they also need nurturing and development.

(description from this website)

14152196_10153653339912163_601009964_oAs a token of my quest, I saw this feather hanging from a branch, and took it with me to remind me that I need to reconnect with myself as often as possible, and to spend as much time as possible in nature.

I plan to go on more quests in the future, to get quiet enough to hear my guides, and to find the peace I used to feel when I was a child. I spend so much time on my computer or phone, that it’s rare to just spend time outside with a real book, just observing the creatures around me.

If you are also going through a transitional period right now, know that you are most certainly not alone, and if you need guidance, all you need to do is go outside, and observe the natural life around you. You are beautiful, you are strong, and you will get through this. I promise.

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