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Symbols - What does heaven look like

Bird

Birds are symbolic of spiritual travellers and usually those who have gone out of body [see Types of Spiritual Experience] and are thus free to roam the Egg and the Matrix.  They are in the ascent – on the spiritual path and travelling closer to the centre and thus the Aether level.

Birds are capable of surviving on the Earth layer [see Levels and layers], on the Water level, though they are most at home in the medium of the Air.

They also have the capability to sing – see Songlines.

They build nests as such they are co-creators and their nests are symbolic of life’s spiritual journey – like a maze or a crown of thorns.

They can achieve spiritual experience during the day and by night [sleeping and dreaming].

They are also associated with trees and there is whole world of symbolism attached to trees, including the tree of life.

Thus they are symbolically related to much else that is symbolic.  Furthermore, the character of birds differs, which makes them ideal symbolically, as they can represent aspects of personality.

The bird shares some of the symbolism of a Butterfly, but whereas few people ever see themselves as butterflies, a considerable number of people in visions and dreams become birds or fly as birds.  Birds can thus be genuinely classified as ‘means of transport’.

There appears to be a general belief amongst eastern cultures that birds are the final stages of incarnation of a Higher spirit.  Man and the animals being of the earth are neither free nor far seeing, a bird can roam anywhere and is completely free - as free as a bird!

This freedom and their higher status spiritually has led them to take on the role of helpers and messengers, both actually [physically] and in spiritual experiences - dreams etc.  More information about this role, along with some interesting examples,  is provided in the page on Messengers.

The chart below provides a cross reference to the symbolism of some birds.  If the bird you saw or became is not in the list, it may still be on the site, please go to the symbol section.

Blackbird

Blue jay

Carrion crow

Chaffinch

Cock

Crane

Crow

Cuckoo

Dove

Duck

Eagle

Falcon

Goose

Heron

Hummingbird

Ibis

Kingfisher

Lark

Magpie

Nightingale

 

Owl

Peacock

Phoenix

Raven

Robin

Skylark

Swallow

Swan

Thunderbird

White crane

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