[quote=Lickdafoot;46492]Hey Magdalene I just want to share a little story with you, as a thanks, for teaching me about contacting animal totems. It must be working!!
Ever since I've posted in here, I've thought occassionaly about my animal totems. Usually when I'm driving, or looking outside, I'll ask the universe to show me an animal guide. Like I've told you before I've seen quite a lot of birds. I was driving to work a few days ago and thought, "Hmm I've seen a lot of blackbirds lately, they must be one of my guides." And low and behold, literally 10 seconds later, I came around a turn... I saw a whole swarm of black birds walking around the ground and the road, it must of been at least 50 birds. I slowed down but as my car reached the mob, they all started flying past, zooming right by my windshield!! For the next 20 seconds I felt like I was in a bird tunnel... I just saw all these black birds flying right around my car right in front of me!! It was really a pretty sight! And then, the next day I took a different way to work, and I was thinking about all those birds I had seen. About 2 minutes later i saw a HUGE swarm of birds, at least 200. Just sitting there in someone's yard, and i mean the WHOLE yard was covered with birds, a big black blob of birds! It was the most birds I've seen on the ground in my whole life! So now I'm going to reread what you posted about blackbirds and see how that could be influencing my life right now. =)[/quote]
Your story gave me the biggest chills ever!
I love that so much! It's so amazing the power nature will share with people once they are willing to listen or ask. Probably at the same time I was sitting in my car waiting for my husband to get in and watch a swarm of black birds flying from one tree to another in the shape of a triangle right over my car. It was amazing, I haven't ever seen anything like it! I had been wondering what that meant ever since it happened. Maybe they wanted me to get you more info, I am stupid for not seeing this post before hand, it has made my day!! Thank you so much for sharing it with me, and if you get any more let me know.
Much love to you!
Blackbird (Druid-dhubh, Lon Dubh):
Legend says that the birds of Rhiannon are three blackbirds, which sit and sing in the World Tree of the Otherworlds. Their singing puts the listener in to a sleep or trance which enables her/him to go to the Otherworlds. It was said to impart mystic secrets.
The blackbirds iridescent black plumage holds the energies of mysticism and magic. Druid legends say that the birds of Rhiannan are 3 blackbirds which sit and sing in the World tree of other worlds. Their singing puts the listener into a sleep or a trance which enables him or her to travel to the otherworld. It was said to impart mystic secrets. Those with this medicine often have a hypnotic influence on others as well as an uncanny ability to move between the seen and unseen worlds with clarity. They make excellent shamans and trance channelers.
Blackbirds are timid and prefer their own company over the company of others. In humans shyness and insecurity in group settings is common. Vulnerable to outside influences those with this totem need to remember to clear accumulated influences from their energy field on a regular basis.
The male's distinctive song during breeding season is loud and melodious with flute like qualities. Males often sing from high perches and both sexes produce a variety of sounds which include mimicking other birds. Blackbird medicine people love to sing and have the ability use their voice to heal and inform. They are also good ventriloquists.
Blackbirds spend much of their time on the ground. Its locomotion includes walking, climbing and hopping forward and backwards. They forage for food in open spaces although cover is always near by. When foraging in leaf litter under trees they sound like people walking . In humans this suggests an ability to remain grounded in the earth energies while walking a spiritual path.
When resting the blackbird is frequently seen stretching, legs extended back, side wings in full extension, tail spread, and the head tilted to one side as if listening. Yoga and movement therapy are beneficial for those that hold this totem. The blackbirds flights are low, short and undulating but fast and direct over open country. They move with determination and focus and can teach us how to do the same. When blackbird flies into your life your connection with nature and the forces of creation increase. The magic of the underworld surfaces in your life. Awareness is heightened and change on a cellular level begins. The blackbird teaches you how to acknowledge your power and use it to its fullest.
Blackbird awakens the mind with awareness as changes of perceptions are unfolding. He stirs psychic abilities and brings to consciousness latent healing gifts and creativity. Blackbird shows how to move with determination, focus and tenacity and how to use your power to its fullest potential. At this time there is a magic of the unseen worlds coming forth that is paired with the balance of grounding within the earth as you walk your path. Blackbird will guide in this new awakening. Blackbird teaches use of intuition that will aid in understanding Mother Nature and the connection to all things. Are you listening carefully to the seen and unseen worlds? Are you grounding and balancing your energy appropriately? Blackbird will teach much and bring new surprises when you least expect it. Pay attention and listen carefully.
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[size=-1] Blackbirds are known for their hypnotic song, which is said to lull the waking mind to sleep and to awaken the psychic mind. The Blackbird teaches you how to use your voice for healing purposes.[/size]
The red-winged blackbird is a common sight in the prairies and fields of the Midwest and is, in fact, a true harbinger of spring. Native Americans depicted these beautiful birds in flight.
The first-year male Blackbird of the nominate race may start singing as early as late January in fine weather in order to establish a territory, followed in late March by the adult male. The male's song is a varied and melodious low-pitched fluted warble, given from trees, rooftops or other elevated perches mainly in the period from March to June, sometimes into the beginning of July. It has a repertoire of other calls, including an aggressive seee
, a pook-pook-pook
alarm for terrestrial predators like cats, and various chink
and chook, chook
vocalisations. The territorial male invariably gives chink-chink
calls in the evening in an (usually unsuccessful) attempt to deter other Blackbirds from roosting in its territory overnight. Like other passerine birds, it has a thin high seee
alarm call for threats from birds of prey
since the sound is rapidly attenuated in vegetation, making the source difficult to locate.
At least two subspecies, nominate merula
of India, will mimic birds, cats, humans or alarms, but this is usually quiet and hard to detect. The large mountain races, especially maximus
, have comparatively poor songs, with a limited repertoire compared with the western, peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan taxa
The male Blackbird attracts the female with a courtship display which consists of oblique runs combined with head-bowing movements, an open beak, and a "strangled" low song. The female remains motionless until she raises her head and tail to permit copulation. This species is monogamous, and the established pair will stay together as long as they both survive.
The pair prospect for a suitable nest site in a creeper or bush, favouring evergreen or thorny species such as ivy, holly, hawthorn, honeysuckle or pyracantha, and the female builds a neat cup-shaped nest from grasses and similar vegetation, which she then lines with mud or muddy leaves. She lays three to five (usually four) bluish-green eggs
marked with reddish-brown blotches. The eggs of birds of the southern Indian races are paler than those from the northern subcontinent and Europe.
The female incubates for 12-14 days before the altricial chicks are hatched naked and blind. Fledging takes another 10-19 (average 13.6) days, with both parents feeding the young and removing faecal sacs.
The young are fed by the parents for up to three weeks after leaving the nest, and will follow the adults begging for food. If the female starts another nest, the male alone will feed the fledged young. Second broods are common, with the female reusing the same nest if the brood was successful, and three broods may be raised in the south of the Blackbird's range.
A Blackbird has an average life expectancy of 2.4 years, and, based on data from bird ringing, the oldest recorded age is 21 years and 10 months.
The Blackbird lives in close association with humans, and its melodious, distinctive song is the theme of the poem Adelstrop
by Edward Thomas;
[INDENT]And for that minute a blackbird sang
[INDENT]Close by, and round him, mistier,
[INDENT]Farther and farther, all the birds
[INDENT]Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
The Blackbird’s song is also recalled in theBeatles track Blackbird/color][INDENT]Blackbird singing in the dead of night,[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Take these broken wings and learn to fly[/INDENT]
[INDENT]All your life,[/INDENT]
[INDENT]You were only waiting for this moment to arise.[/INDENT]
Perhaps the most familiar reference for many people is in the nursery rhyme/color][INDENT]Sing a song of sixpence,[/INDENT]
[INDENT]A pocket full of rye;[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie![/INDENT]
[INDENT]When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?[/INDENT]
This probably refers to the medieval conceit of placing live birds under a pie crust just before serving. Like many other small birds, blackbirds have in the past been trapped in rural areas at their night roosts as an easily available addition to the diet.
The Blackbird, unlike many black creatures, is not normally seen as a symbol of bad luck, but R. S. Thomas wrote that there is "a suggestion of dark Places about it".
The Blackbird is the national bird of Sweden, which has a breeding population of 1-2 million pairs, and was featured on a 30 öreChristmaspostage stamp in 1970.
Blackbird - Omens and mysticism, color of fear and promise.
Blackbird-primal famine energy trance work, territorial, omens, mysticism, promise.
Bird - Unity, Freedom, Individuality
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Various types: Blackbirds with a yellow head and throat are associated with the Archangel Auriel. Red-winged blackbirds are associated with the Dark Mother, feminine energies, and the stellar energies of Cancer.
When used meditating you are subliminally guided into an altered state of consciousness where you will meet your animal totem in its environment so that you may speak to it and learn it's lessons for you
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