Dream Speak: magpies and symbolism

It’s 5:30 am as I type this and I am wide awake. I made the mistake of drinking an iced coffee last night while working on some articles and then couldn’t sleep. I got a lot of research and stuff done though. Lots of great ideas for blog articles and series. Including this one, Dream Speak, it’s a continuation of my studies and experiences with Shamanism and Wicca.

I’ve had a strange week of experiences with shadowy figures and EVPs popping up in my daily voice recordings. I have not been looking for these things. Rather they just sort of “appear”. And by appear, I mean, I see something flash by out of the corner of my eye. When I look up, it’s gone. But the whole “vibe” of the room changes.

Even right now as I type this, the room is bright and filled with sunshine. But I feel something standing behind me. As if reading every word I type. It’s not a threatening feeling. It’s more – unnatural than anything. I can’t see anything behind me. I know that if I turn around, there won’t be anything there. But goddamn. It’s an intense feeling. I know, I am not alone.

Life as an empath

I don’t claim to be psychic, and I don’t claim to be a witch. I don’t really stick to just one practice. I have open ended beliefs and different ideas about how the universe works. And as we learn more about UFOs, inter-dimensions and other realities – I feel like there’s this massive awakening happening and things are changing around us rapidly. The more information I receive, the more my ideas change and adapt. I can share with you what I’ve learned from researching mythologies and paranormal beliefs. But I don’t have any answers for you on what any of this means.

There are some things that I just know are true. Without having any sort of idea how I know. Or where the knowledge comes from. It’s just there. Planted in my head, from an unknown source. When it comes to people, I’m a pretty good judge of character. Sometimes people surprise me – like the men I’ve dated. It’s a big part of why I don’t date. I don’t trust my own intuition when it comes to love. Love with a man, turns me into a hot mess that I just don’t like.

I’ve always been a sensitive person and can sense energies around me. Even walking into a room or an office. I can tell you when something major is going to happen. Like a firing. Or bad news. I can tell when someone is close to dying. I knew my mother was near her end time before she died. But I also know I haven’t seen the last of her. She comes to visit me in dream form. And we communicate often. She was the one who told me to write.

Does all of that make me a psychic? I don’t know. I like to think that everyone is capable of these things, if they just kept an open mind to learning how to work with them.

Intuition comes from within. It’s part of having a soul. And what makes us who we are.

Again, I don’t know where this information is coming from. But it’s just hitting me all once here.

I do believe firmly in spirit guides. I believe that our loved ones can visit us in dreams and communicate with us. I’ve had too many visitations NOT to believe.

Dream speak – animal symbolism

Something I learned early on in Native American Shamanism practices, was that animal symbolism is very important. When animals come to you in your dreams, they can represent different aspects that you may be lacking or that you need more of in your life. Each animal has different symbolism attached to it. I get more into this in my book called Dream Speak – I’ll post the link at the end.

Living in the city, I don’t come across wildlife too often. Other than squirrels, birds, and the occasional pack of coyotes howling in the distance – there’s really not that much going on here. Unless you count geese and bunnies. Bunnies are everywhere.

So, when things like this happen to me, I take it as a sign of the universe. Like a massive sign that I really need to pay attention to. And I’m laughing at it now. My mood? Shot up to like 150% and it’s weird. I feel happy.

Murder by magpies

This morning I was trying to fall asleep but couldn’t. I heard what sounded like ONE magpie outside my bedroom window. I decided to go investigate and looked out my balcony. I could see at least two or three magpies shouting at each other.

What happened next, I’m still laughing about. It was wild and something that has NEVER happened to me before. Sorry for the excessive use of caps and … in this post. I’m just trying to get this all down before I forget.

I clapped my hands loudly to scare the birds off. What I didn’t expect was what happened next.

Not one, not two ,not three, not EIGHT like the nursery rhyme says – but I swear to God….(whatever God you might believe in)…

The whole tree was covered in magpies. I’m not even exaggerating. It was like a scene from The Birds – that scary ass Hitchcock movie from the 60’s. This actual scene came to mind at that moment.

Two of them even flew back to taunt me. I thought one was going to come through window. Wildlife I’m finding these days, are increasingly aggressive. Bees, wasps, birds – they’re all going mad. And they all seem to have personal issues with me being outside.

I wish I had my camera with me.

I clapped my hands again and the birds stubbornly, and I do mean, stubbornly, finally flew away.

It’s quiet now except for what I think are robins. I love robins and sparrows. I find listening them so relaxing and peaceful. But magpies? Nope. Heck, nope.

Magpie symbolism

Different cultures have different beliefs when it comes to what seeing magpies really mean. There is a nursery rhyme that I’m going to copy and paste for you that stems out of the UK. I think I even remember my mother humming this one.

One for sorrow
    Two for joy
    Three for a girl
    Four for a boy
    Five for silver
    Six for gold
    Seven for a secret, never to be told
    Eight for a wish
    Nine for a kiss
    Ten for a bird you must not miss

– unknown

In China, it is believed that magpies will bring you good luck and happiness. In other regions, magpies are considered to be sacred birds. They are attracted to shiny objects (so am I), and will steal anything that shines like gold or silver. The Chinese believe that the cry of a magpie, symbolizes the arrival of family or family. In Native American mythology, magpies are often deceptive, but have good intentions.

Here in Canada, magpies are just a major nuisance.

To see a tree full of magpies like this – it’s a rare occurrence. Yes, I’ve seen swarms of then in the sky and even five or six on the ground. But there were so many of them this morning. It actually startled me when they flew out of the tree. It made so much noise!

I took that as a sign. A sign of what? I’m not sure yet.

In spiritualism, magpies represent many things. They are highly intelligent creatures with excellent memory and facial recognition – they will remember your face. They are the masters of illusion and deception. They are social creatures (obviously), flashy, and communicative.

“I have a magpie mind.

I love anything that glitters.”

~Lord Thomson of Fleet

Creative Expression

Magpies can come to you as a warning that someone close to you is being deceptive. However, it is also believed that having an encounter with a magpie as I did this morning – comes as a reminder to listen to what is being said to us. Magpies are great communicators with very loud and distinct voices. The magpie “chatter” is a reminder that we need to be creative with our spoken words.

Seeing a group of magpies could symbolize that you are being too flashy or idealistic. Perhaps you are trying to reach for something that is not possible at this time. Or perhaps you’re focusing on material items, when you should be focusing on more important things – like spirituality. And spiritual growth

This is a good omen for me – as I’ve been spending a lot of time shopping online and creating “shopping lists” of things I really don’t need, but want to have.

According to the nursery rhyme and other legends, it looks like seeing 9 magpies means that love will be coming to call on you. This kind of lines up with my “twin flame” symbols I’ve been seeing pop up everywhere. Pattern numbers like 1:11 and 11:11 – on a daily basis.

My Journey – A Reminder

I love writing about my paranormal and spiritual experiences. I know that not all of my readers are interested in this aspect of my life. But the more I explore this side of me, the more “whole” and “connected” I feel. I’ve hid this part of me for so long, that I’ve often been at war with myself. This is the first time in many years, that I feel comfortable in my own skin.

I’m happier when I’m writing about things I’m passionate about. And this is part of who I’ve always been. I’m so excited to share more of these stories with you. Please keep an open mind. I love learning about all religions and spiritual practices. It’s kind of an obsession. I will do my best to keep it respectful. I genuinely just love to learn and share my learnings with others.

Dream Speak – Book 1

If you’re interested in learning more about Shamanism and Dream Speak, check out my book that you can download – “Dream Speak.” In this book, you’ll find a journal that you can use to document your own spiritual experiences.

If you love this book and want more like it – please let me know! I need reviews!

Dream Speak is a very personal book that took me many years to write. It contains several of my own paranormal or dream encounters. I believe that dreams are a doorway that connects us to the spirit realm. In these dreams, I’ve had many visitations from lost loved ones, animals, and other strange beings.

Dream Speak Series

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