Angels Among Us: The Green Bird

Presented by Erica Sofrina

Welcome to the angel story submissions from our Care2 readers. We have received some wonderful stories by terrific writers, which we will be featuring in our next segment of Angel Stories: Random Acts of Kindness. Please send your stories to editor@care2team.com.  This story was submitted by Andrew Quilliam Brewer of Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Green Bird

I am remembering the Japanese yellow eyes. I am in my house up in Kula on the island of Maui. Suddenly I hear a bang against the window and I know a bird has hit the glass.

I run outside and see a very small green bird lying on the porch.  The cats are already there and it is only with great difficulty that I manage to keep them away from the unconscious bird. I kneel and put my hands over the bird and give a prayer.

After a few moments I notice a small fluttering inside my hands.  The bird has come back to the land of the living.  I remove my hands and stand guard as he flutters up to the small railing around the porch.  The cats are ready, but I manage to keep them at bay.

He stands and looks at me with his beautiful yellow eyes and takes in the day. We gaze at each other and share a moment that is rare between species.  After a few moments he flies away, seemingly unhurt and I go back to my life.

Some weeks later, I am sitting on the porch under the bamboo in the same spot where I found the bird. I am deeply depressed and defeated.  I consider that my whole life has been a complete failure and I have achieved nothing.

I am deep in this state of misery when suddenly there is a rustle in the bamboo.  I look up and I see a whole flock of these tiny green birds all sitting just a few feet from my nose. They are all looking at me and they start to sing.  I am completely amazed.

I listen to their very sweet song and my heart begins to heal.

The bird that I had saved was there in the middle looking right at me and letting me know, he had not forgotten my kindness.

After a timeless moment, they all rise up as one and fly over my head and circle several times. The love in their tiny little hearts just blew me away.  That moment completely changed my state.  My depression fell away and I was renewed. I received the love, which they gave me so unreservedly, and I was the better for it.  I was healed.

The smallest creature can change your life.

The simplest act can save the largest creature.

The largest creature can love the smallest, and

the smallest creature can save your life.

By Andrew Quilliam Brewer

Andrew is a Shamanic Healer, writer and teacher living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You can read more of  Andrew Quilliam Brewer’s wonderful stories  at www.bluejaguarmedicinearts.com

Please share your own stories with us  in the comments section and send longer inspirational stories to: editor@care2team.com.

For More Inspirational  Stories from Erica Sofrina’s Angel Series:

Minnie

The Man on the Street

The Kitten

Maria

Erica Sofrina can be reached at www.ericasofrina.com

 

Green bird photo courtesy of yogendra174 Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yogendra174/

 

64 comments

Kari J.
Kari J.3 years ago

"I look up and I see a whole flock of these tiny green birds all sitting just a few feet from my nose. They are all looking at me and they start to sing. I am completely amazed.

I listen to their very sweet song and my heart begins to heal.

The bird that I had saved was there in the middle looking right at me and letting me know, he had not forgotten my kindness."


Just beautiful! Animals and birds are amazing.

Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M.3 years ago

beautiful story and I have tears welling in my eyes.
I could tell you a story of a black crow too and a family of magpies and then the story of the race horse and the apple and my own cat who has since died, as well.

Like I said in another post animals at times can be underestimated as not knowing when indeed they are smarter in some ways than us. They rely on their intuition and gut reaction far better than most of us do.

Heather M
Heather Marv3 years ago

I have read that birds have very pure spirits, I believe it. A beautiful story of love and healing. Amazing in fact.

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Melinda K.
Past Member 4 years ago

deep connections between humans and animals are very real, even in instances like this that were short but relatively intense. We are really part of a connected web and animals know how to connect to and gain information about others through this web of connected energy, and that is how they understand our intention and who we are on the inside. I have personally found birds to be quite miraculous healers in my life as well and understand perfectly about this story having been lucky enough to be blessed by birds myself. The more you open to the understanding of animals as amazing spiritual beings and hold that feeling of respect the more you open the doorway to being blessed by animals in similar ways to this story. Thanks Erica for sharing this!

Margaret F.
Margaret M. F.4 years ago

Thank-you for sharing such a heart-warming story. Considering how hostile the world is today, this shared experience is a wonderful example of a little act of kindness. Would be nice if there could be more of them.

Deb W.
Deb W.4 years ago

Lovely.

Kirsten B.
Kirsten B.4 years ago

Lovely, thank you.

Mac C.
mac C.4 years ago

Wow, how lovely birds are---- and this wonderful story. Thank you Erica and Andrew!

caterina caligiuri

*** thanks for this really beautiful story