After writing my post last Saturday, I continued on in beautiful silence.

Windows open with the coolness of the night.

The moon, three nights shy of full, was illuminating the back of the house...and I heard the familiar sound that seems to herald in Fall as we know it here.

At that moment, I found myself processing last year's thoughts. "DARN!!! SHE'S BACK! with that skin chilling sound"

Out I went with trusty beam of flashlight to find her....looking high up in the neighbor's tree that towers aside my bedroom windows. Oddly, she was not there......and I stood, silently, waiting for the call I know so well.

Except it was coming from an entirely different location and my eyes could make out to the South of the house, high up on the top of the roof of a home that sits on a hill with others of another neighborhood......the silhouette....as she called once again.

"hmmmmmm, the beam of light will not reach THAT far" I thought,
but flashed it her way anyway....lightly snickering

and deciding that I was

My farsighted eyes watched her on the rooftop and then suddenly the form disappeared..
leaving me wondering if she had flown down the other side of that house having found a tasty morsel...

Still looking toward the top of that roof and wondering about her.........out there in the stillness of the night..................

a near 4' span of white illuminated by the moon, silently came within inches of the top of my head and swooped up and over my house.

She made no sound at all........

I cannot say the same for me.....

My heart pounding as I ran inside,
through the house and out the front door to see where she went.

But she was not to be seen......only heard........several homes and trees away.

Something changed that night.

I have thought of that moment as she passed over my head and I saw her beautiful downy feathers

and her silent arrival and departure.

That very moment replays itself over and over in my mind's eye.

When I least expect it, there it is...

memory vision running ....


play again.

That was an important ending
(or perhaps a beginning)

to my day of contemplation. 

But what I realized that the next morning when I woke up
and had that instant first thought of the day..

'First Thought.....Morning Thought'
which I have spoken of before

and the truth of the 'Morning thought' 
I knew it was an important encounter
that she was imparting something significant to me.

so it's no surprise, reallythat I discovered this (below) during the week as I thought of my encounter.

Role: ~Extractor of Secrets~
Lesson: Timing
Element: Water
Wind: West ~The Quest Within~
Medicine: Clairaudience


The Owl is the bringer of wisdom.

The all-seeing owl possesses supernatural qualities and is often associated with intuition, clairvoyance and clairaudience.

The Owl’s energy is at its peak in the very heart of darkness.

When we are plunged into blindness and disorientation. She penetrates the darkness of the blackest night.
Seeing and hearing that which others cannot.

A magical creature, enigmatic and powerful.

If the owl is calling you, or you are aware of the owl being present in your life,

dreaming or waking, you are being called upon to open your eyes,
ears and mind to the truth of a situation.

To listen to the wisdom deep in your heart and soul.
That still small voice is trying to reach you in some way.
To assist you or help you in a current challenge you may be facing.

Tap into the power of the Owl by calling on your own intuition,

listen to your own wisdom for there is something you need to see or hear.

As the owl is so strongly associated with the night time, her wisdom may come to you while you sleep, so take the time to be aware of your dreams or make a special effort to remember and write down any important dreams you have.

The Owl is a messenger that can bring clarity and illumination. 

That quiet moment as she glided inches over my head changed me forever.  It was a spiritual change and I now have a love and respect for that magnificent creature that is hard to describe.  
A bond. 
A secret. 
Guidance to open my mind
my heart
my eyes
to truth
and trust the intuitive nature I have always had,
but questioned.


Sharon said...

Wow that was an amazing encounter. Thank you for sharing it with me. It reminds me of my daytime titmouse encounter.

I think it is also amazing that you went looking for the wisdom. Last night I dreamed I was going up very long, steep tiny stairs with a little boy in front of me. The odd thing is that each step was boxed in and we had to squeeze through the opening. He made it through with no effort but I had to squeeze and pull myself through, all the time exclaiming for him to wait for me because I did not know what was at the top and reassuring a man (his father ?) behind us that I would not let him get hurt. I didn't but that is all I remember.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

The owl is so magnificent, but I too would be frightened by this experience. Such interesting information to think about though related to the owls.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Loved every line Rella, I felt like I was almost soaring...for an instant. Very powerful and interesting to read TFS!!! oxo

Maija said...

That is so incredibly cool, Rella!

aN aLteReD fAirY taLe said...

I think you have yourself a Totem animal my sweet friend! What a wonderful and wise teacher to have too! Two of mine are the Raven and the Fox. We need to get together sometime soon even if only for coffee or tea. Maybe after my trip to Ireland! Much love to you always,

1,000 faerie wishes said...

i love your words of wisdom..xoxo nita

dogfaeriex5 said...

you invite magic my faerie rella...
when i was in jr high many moons ago, i was walking up our driveway and there in the apple tree was a snowy owl, my heart stopped, i will never never forget that!!

La Dee Dolly said...

Rella thank you for sharing this magical story!