I saw this lovely female flicker on a grassy hill yesterday.
As I watched her search for bugs, I wondered about her life. I suspected she wasn’t spending her days ruminating about her past or fretting about her future. And in that moment, she was fully absorbed in eating.
But maybe at the same time, she was listening…listening for the whispers of the Earth to guide her next move. The whispers that tell her where to find food, when to mate, and how to prepare for new chicks.
This flicker was a reminder that the whispers are there for me, too…Divine whispers to guide my life. When I quiet down, the whispering is stronger and clearer. Sometimes it comes in a dream or as a sign, and sometimes it’s a feeling or a knowing.
I so appreciate the flicker’s reminder to listen…guidance is always there.
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