Spirit Visits From Loved Ones - Cardinal Spirit Poem
Bright Red Cardinals Often Carry Spirits
Spirit Visits of Our Deceased Loved Ones
It is believed by some that our deceased loved ones never leave us. We miss them dearly and they know it. Their spirits are said to make visits to protect us, guide us, provide us comfort, and to let us know they are always around. This belief never rang so true for me until my mother passed away.
It's been a little over six years and I miss her with the same intensity as if she died yesterday. I still reach for the phone to call her and occasionally have to pause when I have something interesting to tell her. Within a half-second, I suddenly realize I cannot, at least not in the way I would prefer.
“The illusion is we are only physical.”
― Vanna Bonta, Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel
My Mother's Spirit Lives
Since the day I returned home to Washington, DC after my mother's funeral in Buffalo, New York, she has been with me. My mother's loving spirit appeared for the first time in the form of a beautiful cardinal, as I pulled up in the car, in front of my house. This bird was curiously perched atop the house address light post. As soon as I looked at it, I instinctively knew it was my mother sending me a message through the cardinal, that she was here and that I would be okay.
To this day, I continue to see cardinals as they sporadically appear in my back and front yards. Is it the same bird each time? Not likely, but I know it's her spirit each time greeting me. One day, there were two outside the bathroom window on the roof. I believe she brought my deceased brother along (who had preceded her in death six years earlier) to say hello.
Before doing research for this topic, I had never heard of cardinals being one of the most common animals for spirit visitations. Writing a poem without this prior knowledge, confirmed for me that what I've known and felt in my own spirit and soul was not imagined. I offer the following poem in memory of my dearly departed mother whose spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of family members, friends and in the lovely life form of a graceful red bird.
A Poem About Spirit Visitation
Perched in front of my house
Dressed in your favorite color
You greeted me with your spirit
You appeared to let me know
"I am with you"
I see you in the morning
Flying through the air
Landing on the porch roof
Or perching on a branch of a tree
High in the sky, swooping downward
You stop in your tracks
Giving pause to your daughter
Looking out for you, expecting you
Knowing you will show
Keeping your visits of promise
Even at mid-afternoon
As I'm leaving out
There you are, waving your wing
Bidding me, "Have a good day"
My heart still broken
Losing you too soon
Needing to hear your voice
Missing our talks and laughs
The presence of the cardinal
Ushering in your spirit
Comforts my soul
“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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Your Experience With Spirit Visits
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© 2017 Janis Leslie Evans