“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
~ Roald Dahl
Yesterday when I finished my morning meditation I stood on the deck outside my bedroom and watched whales breaching and blowing out in Byron Bay, greeting the sunrise with exuberance and enthusiasm. It was a magical beginning to my day.
Here at Retreat we are surrounded by nature, and serenaded by the chorus of birdsong and the distant roar of surf.
It helps us to go deep in our spiritual work, in such a peaceful environment.
My students were practicing their first verbal trance channelling yesterday, so they paired up and scattered themselves through the grounds to find some space and privacy for their work. I was left in the big hall on my own.
Just off that hall is a small room, and two of my group settled themselves there. There was finally time for a break for me so I made myself a cuppa and went and stood at the door to the hall.
A bird joined me. He flew onto the ground six feet in front of me and hopped towards me.
Hello, I said to the bird.
Excuse me, he seemed to say, and then he cocked his head as if he was listening. His eyes brightened as he heard the sound of one of my students laughing . Then he hopped past me, up the stairs and into the hall.
Curious, I followed him.
Hop, hop, hop, he went across the foyer. Hop, hop, up the stairs. Hop hop into the big hall. Then he flew up onto the back of the first chain in the row, and hopped his way, chair to chair, right across the hall until he was outside the small room.
I held my breath, wondering what he would do. Wondering if I should stop him. I didn’t want my channelling students to be startled.
Before I could make a decision he flew into the small room where two women were working. One had her eyes closed, and was in the channelling state. The other was taking notes and assisting.
The bird jumped onto a pillow near the student whose eyes were open, then flew around the room and landed opposite her. He stared at her with his steely gaze. When he was satisfied he simply flew back the way he had come and up into the trees. It was such a strange thing to witness.
I stood at the door to check on my students.
Bird Fairy, my student said to me. When I did your Fairy Oracle last week I chose the Bird Fairy. I’ve been seeing birds ever since. They follow me. I feel like it’s giving me conformation that I’m on the right path. She smiled broadly, and then they went on with their work.
It certainly was a magical day. :)