"In a state of balance" 36" x 48" mixed media on canvas, $1800

As I was floating in the water, I heard "ooohs and ahhhhs" and people were looking upwards. Out of the bright blue sky, a white heron made an arching sweep over the pool. It circled gracefully one more time and then found a tree branch to perch.

Everyone was completely enchanted and the vibration of energy was contagious. Together, we witnessed something beautiful, unique and entirely delightful.

As soon as I got home, I began sketching herons. And of course I had to read about the symbolism behind this animal spirit. What I found was inspired, beautiful and caused some introspection.

Words that stood out for me as I as reading: tranquility, stillness, determination.

And something else stood out, the significance of energies between water and land. "The heron flourishes in the majestic realm where the land and shore dance in a symphony."

The heron acts as a guide to find healing, calmness, and stillness in our life. As you practice patience, observation and listening, you become closer to finding your sacred serenity.

Isn't that the most beautiful thing you've ever heard? I know that when I read more about the meanings behind and encounter, it allowed me to embrace going inwards and listening to my own messages. How did seeing this bird make me feel? Were there any memories that come up? How did everyone's delightful reaction amplify the moment? 

I believe in serendipity, synchronicity and "meant to be" moments. Whatever messages the white heron carried, I hope those who needed it were listening, I certainly was.

P.S.  What about you? Have you ever witnessed a magical animal encounter? I would love to hear about your experience… feel free to share!

Thanks for listening.

xo, Jen