Robin’s medicine includes understanding the power of song, happiness, guide in the wisdom of change, growth, renewal.
Robins have a powerful significance in ancient myth and lore. One
tale has its origins in European mythology, in which the bird of Spring
is linked with the New Year and symbolises divine sacrifice and the
rebirth of the spirit.
Medieval Europe lore often depicted the robin attending the Christ
child, an emblem of the Passion to come. The tiny robin flew to Jesus’
Crown of Thorns, striving bravely to pluck the thorns away with his
beak. Unfortunately, the bird only tore his own breast on the thorns.
Since then it was thought that robins wore red feathers on their chests
as a badge of honor.
Robins are good parents like many birds are. One facet of this power
animal their ability to nurture themselves into true adulthood. This is
signified by the robin’s red breast – it symbolizes the activation of
creative energy, inciting growth. This is also linked with the Robin’s
traditional connection to spring – the season of renewal. When we let go
of our past – a lot of which stems from childhood experiences – we are
refreshed and renewed, thus unburdened and free to nurture and serve
ourselves as well as others. If the robins gifts have not been learned
and utilized correctly, you will be continually challenged by the
prospects of change with difficulties cropping up as well as emotional
disharmony. Let go of the past…move on……
If there is an abundant food supply, robins will live the year-round
in an area. This can show us that when our heart and soul feels gloomy
and cold, we are able to thrive if we possess sufficient inner strength,
courage and trust. Therefore, the robin is an especially good ally to
have through the winter months.
One part of growth is learning how to deal with conflict in a mature
manner. Male robins immersed in territorial disputes sing to each other.
This trait upholds the creative aspect of this bird’s energy. To become
truly mature, we have to learn to trust our intuition and our unique
Robin will incite new growth in all areas of your life, areas that
have become stagnant and out-dated. You must believe in yourself as you
move forward for if you do, barriers will disappear, and confrontations
will be for show only. Robin will show you how to do this with joy in
your hearts. Their song is a happy one, reminding you to let go of your
personal drama and learn to laugh with life.
The robins eggs are powder blue. This colour is associated with the
throat chakra in man and is also linked to heavenly inspiration. As the
throat chakra’s main function is use as an expression of All That Is and
the egg is symbolic of new life, you will be taught how to express
yourselves positively in all you do. You will be lead to new beginnings
without fear by restoring trust in yourself and your soul. Meditate on
Robin and the right path will be shown to you.
The red color on the robins chest is linked to the kundalini in man.
This is the life force that resides coiled up within the base of the
spine. When sufficient spiritual growth has been reached, it uncoils and
moves up the spine to create heightened awareness. This will enhance
psychic vision and leads us to enlightenment. If robin is your guide,
you will most probably be a dedicated spiritual seekers. Although growth
can be slow and testing, with patience, compassion and proper focus
spiritual ideals will be fulfilled.
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