"Burrowing Owl" - acrylic on aquabord, 6" x 6"
Today's lovely muse is courtesy of our neighborhood park. During an early morning bike ride, we ventured into the park along the waterfront, as the neighbors had recently told us about a couple of protected areas in which there were burrowing owls. Now we fully did not expect to see them, but just thought we'd check out the sites anyway. Much to our surprise, there were little owls perched at the entrance of each of the nesting sites!
These little cuties were not phased at all by us, by our bikes or by my phone camera clicking away. They did not move a bit, except to turn their heads and watch us as we rode away. The park is quite a busy one, with tennis, basketball, a playground and walking trails. And yet here are these beautiful creatures and their burrows, smack dab in the middle of the grassy area! It was a treat.
So what on earth does the burrowing owl mean? The spirit of this bird symbolizes grounding and earth magic. Much different from the traditional owls, who perch high up and survey the area below. These little owls contain the wisdom of the larger, tree-based owls along with the grounding associated with the earth. Owls in general bring prophecy and magic, darkness and wisdom. The owl tells you to trust your instincts regarding people, as owl energy can see inside where others cannot.
If an owl appears to you, you may be asked to withdraw into quiet spaces away from noise and crowds. You are asked to become a silent observer for now. Once you slow down, information and awareness will come to you in abundance! Owls also come to those who need to let go of some part of their life which isn't necessary anymore. Following the spirit of the owl is said to lead to happiness on the other side of fear and darkness.
Well! All that from a little feathery cutie-pie who is smaller than my purse. I love these little guys!
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