Last night I had the strangest experience.
I was awakened by what seemed to be the sound of an owl in my house, yet there was no owl, I then called for my husband who had gone into our children's room to read them a book ( and he fell aslwwp on the floor), because I could now hear this owl in the room where was my husband was. This was almost surreal to me. I awakened my husband and asked if he could hear this ( wanted to make sure I was not dreaming), and he then heard this sound, as it continued outside our house and then disappeared. It was such a strange experience. My husband said the sound was much like that of an owl, bu multi-dimenisonal, we are both baffled by this experience as we have never had anything like this happen before.I have been worried lately because I feel such an intense energy surrounding me. I even had my manager at work today ask me what was different about me, and a co-worker told me how beautiful and peaceful I look. I even had a store clerk comment on my energy.
I am a deeply spirtitual person, yet this experience is so unknown to me. I worry it is a warning of some kind.
Does anyone know??
and not because I truly know...but, because usually these kinds of things are meant to have you question its meaning to you alone. An owl means different things to different people. It can be a bird of prey...a harbinger of death...yet, it can also mean wisdom...and great sight and hearing...you have to look within yourself for the answer. I would say that if it wasn't a frightening experience, then it was one of gaining knowledge. If you appeared to others as though you were beautifully peaceful...then the sound of the owl must have awakened wisdom with either you or your husband. Perhaps you and he both have come to an understanding that has brought you both peace and happiness. You shared the sound of the owl...it was coming from near him and you brought it to his attention.
Every dream or revelation is meant for the one who receives it. Remember the old Kung Fu series? The Teacher always said to 'what's his puss',....."Look within, Grasshopper...look within." I always got the greatest kick out of that...but, it's so true.
That's pretty cool, Wendy. I have a dove who seems to follow me around. Just a single dove. Well, maybe it's a pigeon...to tell you the truth I don't really know. I guess, I prefer thinking of it as a dove... It doesn't coo or anything...it just watches me. Hope it doesn't turn into an Alfred Hitchcock thing and peck out me eyez!
Dear Melissa and Dellianan,
Thank-you for your replies.
Melissa, your dove sounds like a very wonderful spirit of peace! I am not sure what our experience means, however, I am still a bit in awe by it.
My husband has Cherokee and Blackfoot roots, both his mother and father were American Indian, with his granparents on his father side full Blackfoot. My husband has major health challenges. As I write this he is at the doctor getting a full physical because he is losing weight pretty quickly. He lost his entire colon in 1997, multiple operations over the past years, and another diagnosis of Severe Poly-Neuropathy. Last month my husband and I were sitting out under the stars talking when my husband told me in a very peaceful way that he does not feel like he will live as long as he wishes to. He said he senses something within. My husband is very spiritual too, and I have seen him grow in many ways over the past few months especially; so~ when we had this experience the other night, I was unsure ( and still am ) what it means. Yet, I know there is a message. We both really felt the world energies yesterday, like a swirling of heaviness and light at the same time.
Anyway, thank-you for welcoming me on this wonderful board.
As Melissa said, owls mean different things to different tribes. A few people even have "owl medicine."
When I first read your post, I felt that someone was sick in your house, and that this owl was what many think it to be: a messenger of death. Then I read your second post which explained more details to us about your husband. At least to me, your second post seems to confirm what I had thought when I read your first post.
Let me quote something from Bobby Lake-Thom's book called "Spirits of the Earth."
The owl is considered a sign of death. Therefore, if you hear or see an Owl hooting around your house, it is considered a bad sign. The closer it is to the house, the closer the relative to be affected. It warns of a potential death that can come in the form of accidents or diseases. The book "I Heard the Owl Call My Name, by Margaret Craven, and the current movie "Thunderheart" both provide examples of the Owl symbolically serving as a messenger of death."
It would seem your husband has already been gifted with this information and is ready to make this journey we all must make. Perhaps the owl was sent to confirm it to him and cause you to post your question here.
No matter when it is our turn to take that journey, life is still so very short and so very precious. We should all squeeze every drop out of every day we can, and if we are blessed to have a loved one in the picture, we should make sure to love them as deeply as we possibly can for the time Creator God has given us.
With respect...and because you asked...
my prayerful thoughts go to your husband and you. It's sad to know about your husbands situation but, when you are spiritual you know that there is a place more wonderful than where we are right now...although it is hard to believe. Even through all the trials and tribulations the Earth is a learning place.
My husband's doctor visit revealed that his health is probably ok, except his heartbeat is 50 beats per minute, which I guess is slow, and also the doctor wants him to see a cardiologist to do a stress test. He had other tests too, not sure when we will know the results.
I actually have been feeling so different inside lately, very noticably, I wonder if I am going through spiritual changes, or if this experience pertains to me. So many tests in life. I am trying to be positive, and go within.....
Peace~love and light~
PS~ I spent part of the evening with some Indian friends. They make carved flutes with wonderful animals engraved in them. They shared stories and American Indian art with me.
did you play the flutes too? I can play a recorder, it's like a flute...a hand carved flute would be wonderful!
Wendy, I think it would be the most beneficial if you concentrate on the positive and it sounds as though you are doing just that. My final diagnosis for your experience is that the owl has brought you wisdom...maybe it is your animal spirit guide. I love owls...they are beautiful with their huge eyes.
Barred Owl above Barn Owl below.
A couple years ago I was out riding a big Appaloosa gelding in the forest in Central OR, near Sisters. I was riding with an older woman friend of mine who is also American Indian.
The sun had set and the forest was covered in a golden dusk. As we were riding down a trail a big owl came up from behind me and swooped down close and then proceeded to fly up the trail in the direction we were going. I thought it was so neat, but my friend told me it was a bad omen. But for me it felt very spiritual.
The other night was so other worldly, this is why I asked possible meanings for my experience. I am going to believe this is all positive too.
Evidently my husband's heart rate is only 47-50 per min, which is low, so the cardiologist will be doing a stress test.
Peace~love and light~
I always thought those sounds meant "looking to mate" or something like that. I've only seen a few owls though down here in South Florida. In the mornings; the mockingbirds sing so that kind of wakes everybody up! Then you have the cats at night running around the neighborhood makin' noises too!
Let the Magick Flow with ease and many blessings in your lives
OK I have to do this....sorry!!!
"It means you're not deaf"...
That is for all those folks who know me and think I have no sense of humor...See? I do...LOL
I can't see my book at this moment. but in past 3 weeks I have heard the owl. I was warned of this about a month ago. I hear it in real time I am awake not dreaming. I don't know all it means but I am seeking and in one (forgetful me) it is wisdom that the owl sees at nite and watches as we sleep. Just a seeker of knowledge on the path.
peace & light, Sandi
I am not sure what is going on right now. I know that I am going through one of the hardest times in my life. Everything is intensifying to a degree I feel like I am being pushed over the edge.
My husband is still not well, his heart beat per minute is between 47 and 50. He is still losing weight and having a lot of stomach pain and upper back pain. We had our phone turned off last week because we could not pay the bill, and our electric will be turned off next week. I am working 50-60 hours a week in sales, and although I am making some sales, by the time I receive a commision usually it goes back to pay my weekly draw which equals to minimum wage. My husband is on disability, yet this is not much. We have 4 children, and I feel like I am so lost as to what to do. We already received help for our electric this year through a social service program. I keep praying, I am working so hard. I do not go out to dinner, on vacation, or buy new clothes etc etc. I feel like God is pushing me to the very edge. I have been through a lot in my life and I am very strong, and I feel great compassion for anyone who suffers, yet at this point I feel great despair.
I also have wanted to seperate from my husband for years. Not because of his medical condition, but because we are just not meant to be together, I know this deep within. Yet we have three sons together, and I feel tremendous guilt for wanting to seperate. I know he would be ok, and I would always be there to help him, but my spirit is broken. And, he has further testing on his heart in early September, so I wish to help him through this.
I feel like I have fallen into a dry well. I cannot escape. So, when I heard the owl so clearly, I wondered what this meant. It was very intense and other worldly. I am still wondering what to think about this, and what to do. My work situation is extremely stressful too. I am opening my life to God, The Great One for guidance, fo answers. I am trying to surrender.....
I feel so scared. I am trying my best.
I am at the library, will hopefullybe able to be online again by Tuesday.
Peace, love and light to everyone,
I remember that call of the screech owl was a sign imminent death. I know there was a movie about this subject when I was a child, the name of it and the title of the book evade me now.
The Druid animal Book...
Teaches us wisdom,turning a disadvantage into an advantage. For most birds the coming of the dark renders them impossible to feed, but the owls exeptional hearing enables it to pick out & swoop on unsuspecting prey during the night.You may be drawn to the study of esoteric law or your inner clairvoyancy. Working with owl as you ally will help you attain this.
Whenever I see or hear an owl I know everything is going to be alright...safe & going to plan...why because my teaching came on night when I was walking back home one night when I was a student in London. I would walk thru the gettos & hear the owl & feel safe, then one night I didnt hear the hoot & I thought mmm thats odd, suddenly I was being followed & I knew I had to run home as fast as I could...I got home safely but had a man following me closely behind he even started banging on the door & I called the police. Later a serial rapist was caught & yes it was him!
Blessings to the owl....I know I wouldnt have picked things up so quickly if it didnt hoot that night!
I am feeling much stronger today. I know that I must know all will work out for the best.
Each day is an opportunity to become wiser, and stronger and of course more compassionate. I must take whatever happens and be grateful for each blessing, and learn from each mistake.
Thank-you for your sharing, and prayers.
Peace~love and light~
I'm so glad that you are feeling better... What ever you do...don't feel hopeless. Always in the back of my mind is the still small voice saying, "You create your own reality." The Spirit is within us...the guide to creative living...when you feel your strength you know that happiness doesn't come from anywhere else but your own thoughts.