Native American Totems: Blue Heron

When the Sacred Waterbird, Blue Heron, comes to you in the Native American Totems tradition it gives you a lesson of self-reflection.  Heron medicine teaches us about the power of knowing ourselves so that we can discover our gifts and face our challenges.  We learn to accept all of our feelings and opinions and not to deny the emotions and thoughts that go with them.  Blue Heron encourages us to follow our intuition and to take the empowering journey into self-realization.

I chose this totem message today (or perhaps it chose me) because in the last few days I’ve been on a journey of Blue Heron Reflection printself-reflection. As much as I work with the lessons of the Native American Totems, one would think that I would have recognized that the Sacred Waterbird was flying over me.  Sometimes we two-leggeds can be a bit dense when it comes to the messenger totems that enter our lives.  When I sat down to free my mind and decide which totem to write about today, the majestic Blue Heron landed in my mind’s eye.  Let’s just say it was one of those “Ahhh” moments.  Let’s explore the message that Heron is bringing to me personally and probably to you too if you found this post today.

Blue Heron comes to us encouraging us to dive into the world of our feelings and to look for our truth.  If we only look at ourselves in a negative frame we never understand our true potential or recognize the opportunities that come our way.  We don’t want to get stuck in the notion of self-importance.  We should not think of ourselves as having little or no worth nor should we wallow in self-pity.  Heron says to reflect on your feelings and get to know ourselves intimately to find our true calling.

The Sacred Waterbird tells us not to blame others or point a negative finger at the situations of life. This majestic bird says to claim responsibility for our own actions and to face the enemy within us all.  We need to find a balance to our inner truths, work on our inner weaknesses, and develop our strengths to know our own spiritual essence.  This takes courage to make this journey because it isn’t easy to look at ourselves in an honest way.

We can find wonderful healing for our souls, truly allow ourselves to make our dreams come true, and live our lives to their greatest potential if we listen the the messages of our Native American Totems.

~ Mitakuye Oyasin ~ We are all related

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Beverly Two Feathers

Beverly Two Feathers is my spiritual name, other places I use my Anglo name you can find me as Beverly Owens on Google +

10 thoughts on “Native American Totems: Blue Heron”

    1. Yes, MiMi, Blue Heron reminded me to stop pointing fingers or finding blame with others and work on improving my own outlook, my own abilities, my own weaknesses. That should keep me busy for a while!

  1. I absolutely love blue herons and am a pretty reflective person. Self-reflective is another matter, something I also have been working on lately. What came to me while reading this beautiful post was the word “humility” – humble enough to realize our failings but also our gifts.
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith =-.

    1. Very good thought, Kim. Humility is a wonderful word to describe the lesson from Blue Heron. It is quite humbling to reflect on our inner self and see that we have much to work on so that we can truly like the reflection in the mirror of our soul.

  2. I was driving and came upon a dead tree. In the top of the tree, was an Eagle. Two branches below was a great blue Herrin.
    I knew this was a very significant moment in my life. That the Universe was speaking directly to me.
    Never truly understood the meaning. Until years later looking back at teverything that occured.

  3. There is a most beautiful Great Blue Heron that I see every night while walking to work and every morning while walking home. The first time I saw it, I told him that he was beautiful, and now he waits for me to speak to him each time I see him. If I don’t, he lets out a squawk to let me know he’s there. Is there some significance to this? My friend thinks the bird is in love with me.

  4. I saw 6 blue herons while walking on the way to volunteer at my son’s school today. 5 flew away, 1 stayed watching me. Blue herons have been in my life for years, always showing themselves (only ever 1 at a time) at times of my own strife. Today, 6. Big work to do within myself and for myself.

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