I have a morning ritual of sitting outside with my coffee to peacefully begin my day. I live in a more rural area, so there is an abundance of wildlife that I enjoy seeing and sometimes communicating with in the mornings.
Recently my Mom passed away and when I awoke the morning of her funeral, I went outside to quietly just be before the day began. I was sipping my coffee and sending prayers up to my Mom when suddenly I watched a robin fly onto the grass by the patio and then stroll over to me. She stopped about a foot away from me. She was looking at me intently as I was smiling at her. It is not uncommon for me to have spiritual wildlife encounters so I stayed still and we just looked at each other for a few minutes until she walked back across the patio and once she got to the grass, she flew away.
I sat pondering why she had come to me when I suddenly realized the significance. I had said goodbye to my Mom in her coffin the night before and I had asked her for a sign. My sister has cardinal signs for our parents, but I don’t. So I had begged my Mom to please send me a sign.
Tears began flowing as I realized that I had been thinking of my Mom when the Robin first appeared. I believed it was a sign from my Mom and I began to cry that I hadn’t let the Robin know I understood when again, the Robin flew back into my yard, walked across the patio and stopped in front of me. Not frightened by my teary face, she gazed at me intently and cocked her head to the side as if to say, “Do you get it now?”
I smiled at her and spoke quietly. “Hi Mom. Thank you. I get it now.”
The Robin didn’t move, but continued to stand near me for a few more minutes. I had tears running down my face as I quietly spoke to her. We continued for the longest time just being together until she turned, walked across the patio and again, as she got to the grass, she flew away.
After she left, I looked up the spiritual meaning of Robin and here’s what I found from https://www.auntyflo.com/magic/robin
According to myths and legends, Robins appear once a loved one is dead. Allegedly, the Robin is often seen after you encounter a loss of someone you love, who is the spirit of the deceased person trying to tell you not to worry and that they love you. A simple message from heaven, that this loved one is watching over you. Many people have proven this legend true. Robins also appear spiritually, to remind you to uncover the happiness. To see two robins consequently can indicate that you should share your knowledge. Robins are also associated with the end of an old phase and the entering of a new one. To see Robin means you need to let go of what no longer serves you and find something else to bring you joy and happiness. The Robin bird is encouraging you to be brave again.
Immediately, I called my sister to tell her the news and she agreed that it was our Mom’s sign to me as I requested. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any more robins in my yard since that day although I look for them which I guess makes it even more special that she came that morning to me in such an amazing way.
Have you ever had special wildlife encounters? Please share as I’d love to hear them!