• Melissa Wilhelm

Are Birds’ Spiritual Messengers?



In my experience, it is a YES! I love nature! It clears my mind, allows me to connect to the earth and ground myself in all the craziness of all of my day to day activities lately. What I love the most about nature are the birds. They make themselves seen and some often act out of character, then some just sit until I notice them then fly away. They come at strange times of the year or there is an unusual amount of them all at once. Each showing themselves just when I needed the message. It seems they come at the times when I need to make a change or recognized something about myself, during times of transformation letting me know I am guided and on the right path, or a simple visit from above (which we all know that is the usually the cardinal).


We are all guided and nature tries to help us understand ourselves, our path and so much more, so don’t be too busy to stop, put your cell phone down, hang out in nature even if it is for 5 minutes, and get your message!


Have you always had a favorite bird or is there one that seems to be trying to get your attention lately? Check out the meaning behind that bird and you may discover its message to you makes a lot of sense!


Today I am highlighting my message from the White Bellied Nuthatch there are many of them that have been hanging around today:

Below I have included several birds that you may see trying to get your attention:


As totems, chickadees symbolize positivity, cheerful natures, flexibility, courage and social behavior. Everyone born under this totem or protected by it is bound to be surrounded and loved by many people. They are always in good company and surrounded by laughter and joy

The hawk symbolizes the ability to use intuition and higher vision in order to complete tasks or make important decisions. ... Hawks represent the messengers of the spirit world, so seeing them definitely means the universe wants you to learn powerful lessons or expand your knowledge and wisdom.


The Crane is a symbol of justice and longevity. It exhibits the wonder of inner and outer beauty of the self and the world by means of dancing and creating music. Crane shows us how to form large group which provide opportunities for social settings and activities.

Crow, Raven – Spirit Animal, Symbolism and Meaning. ... This spirit animal is a symbol of magic and mysteries that exist in our lives. Sometimes the crow can also be a symbol of luck. If the Crow is your totem animal, it means that you have the oppportunity to transform and to connect with the magic of the life.


The Cardinal symbolizes power and wealth and knowing what you want out of life and how you are going to achieve it. The cardinal spirit animal is also a spiritual messenger because it makes you aware of the importance of having a spiritual connection. Many times considered to be a visit from a loved one.


The Robin has so much to teach you in life, is a sacred bird, that offers protection and spiritual enlightenment. ... In short, the spiritual meaning of a robin includes: transformation, growth, renewal, passion, change, and power. The robin is all about perseverance and trying to “keep on keeping on.”


Hummingbirds have a long history of folklore and symbolism in native cultures. ... In Native American culture, hummingbirds are seen as healers and bringers of love, good luck and joy. In Central America, they are a sign of love and will bring love to the person who spots them.

Blue jay is a symbol of communication, intelligence and curiosity. It means that blue jay people are very intelligent and determined. This bird may also symbolize protection and fearlessness. If blue jay appears in your life, you will feel safe and protected.


The woodpecker meaning encourages you to strike a balance between being kind and being cautious. It symbolizes the need to understand different rhythms, patterns, and cycles, and to do your best to adapt to them and flourish. It represents warnings and prophecies, and the need to be connected with the earth.


I have thoroughly enjoyed Ted Andrews Animal Speak for many years now it is a great resource to understand the meaning behind the messages the birds carry….if you care to reference any one of many books he wrote or learn more about him, below is his FB link https://www.facebook.com/Animal-Speak-by-Ted-Andrews-309098765772869/

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