Say “hello” to my lil friend …

For several weeks now, this little blue bird has come to visit me each morning, on my balcony. He’s become part of my morning devotional – routine. He gets close enough to be able to reach out and touch him.

Blue Jay’s are known to be loquacious, but this little guy sits quietly perched, for as long as I sit.

Characteristics in the Blue Jay overall, is fiercely bold against its enemies. The animal symbolism is, determination, assertiveness and intelligence. Resonating truth, faithfulness and solidarity, because they are vigilant in their tasks. I found it interesting that they keep the same mate for life, which is symbolic of endurance, patience and loyalty.

The Jay is an excellent symbol for those wishing to honor their long-lasting bond between friends, family and lovers.

In the spiritual realm, the Blue Jay speaks of clarity and vision. In Native American symbolism the azure of the Jay against the blue sky indicated a “double vision” or double clarity. This visual/spiritual “blue on blue” represents purity of the soul, truth of the heart, and clarity of thought.

Folklore of the Jay, are creatures of the air, symbolic of thought, higher ideals, spirituality and the attainment of higher truth. When we dream of Blue Jays our deeper selves may be telling us that we are not being honest with ourselves? Basically, it’s time to “come clean.” The Jay, so they say – asks for honesty and forthrightness – it is believed any other action taken (such as deceptive or dishonest action) will mean double jeopardy, in the waking hours.Preferring fir or oak trees as their homes and nesting places, the Jay represents longevity, endurance and strength.

It was funny as I read the descriptive’s of this bluebird, I had only known Blue Jays as a persnickety, pesky little bird. Taking advantage of supermarket awnings and mailboxes or any hollowed space – the opportunist!!! But perhaps they do represent being able to make the best out of their environment, making them a resourceful bird as well? They are known to be vastly curious, dabbling in new directions, gathering new insights, and slaking their curiosities – a “jack-of-all-trades.” Perhaps knowing a little bit about seemingly everything? Making them fantastic trouble-shooters!

Fearless in protecting it’s partner, it’s young and it’s territory.

They defend their positions against their adversaries who seem much more powerful then themselves – often with successful results.