Many of you know that I also own a pet care company. One of my employees had to have emergency surgery a few days ago and as I walked out of my home that night to cover her doggy late night visit a tiny bird flew into my home. I just knew she was a baby finch.
She floated around the entranceway and landed on the steps. She looked at me as if to say “What now?” and hopped up five steps cautiously and curiously. We had a sweet moment of connection, happiness and peace. Then my cat discovered her.
The bird frantically flew around the entranceway and I tried to escort her out and keep my cat in. That did not work so well. Around this point in time the dog started to bark (he was already safely in his crate as I was going out) and my other cat came out and started to also stalk the bird.
I found myself caught up in the chaos of cats chasing bird to the symphony of dog barks. I lost my connection to presence and became a bit frantic. I played crazy interference between the cats and the bird.
Then I remembered I can communicate with animals and call on my angels. So, I took a deep breath, asked the angels for help and promised the bird that I would help her if she would find a place to roost. A few moments later, the bird settled into a tiny space near the TV. I was able to pick her up gently in a napkin and release her outside.
Peace reigned again ….. The dog settled down, although the cats did give me the stink eye for taking away their toy.
When I returned from my dog visit, I spent more time with the message from my finch friend. I was not surprised to find that finches are here to remind us of the importance of joy, appreciation, positivity and simplicity. Also, to add variety to our daily life and enjoy all the milestones in life instead of focusing on the end result.
Finch loves to dance through life and invited me and all of you to have fun and celebrate each moment.