Birds of all species have always been my beloved companions and guardians since the very beginning first memory hearing the morning and evening Robin's song or chant or prayer or blessing.
I was indeed blessed this spring while meditating outside, practicing the noting of the various birdsong. After a short while, I felt the unmistakeable squeeze of a bird's clawed foot. I was relaxed and didn't move at the touch. Not wanting to startle it, I cracked my eyes open to see a pair of sparrows - one with a red breast standing just beside the female clutching on to my big toe. I closed my eyes, filled with appreciation and gratitude. A miraculous affirmation of allowing wellbeing.
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