HERON: MAINTAINING PRESENCE DURING TRANSITIONS
Today's Shaman Oracle is the Heron, who brings to us the message of being connected wherever we are, in the present moment. Heron teaches us to be comfortable in a multitude of spaces and places, allowing us to make very smooth and easy transitions throughout life. There is a concept known as liminality, which is derived from the Latin word limen and means "a threshold". Liminality is the "quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rituals, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the ritual is complete". In the context of today's message, heron is here to help us be fully anchored and present in the place we are in right now, even if we are in transition (which many people are) and even if we are at a threshold.
Often during transitions we become restless and focus so much on the future. When you call on the energy of the heron, you will be given guidance as to how to be present wherever you are in this moment. The beautiful and calming energy of the heron helps you find comfort in spaces that are the in-betweens. The heron itself hunts during the twilight, often with one foot on water and one foot on land, clearly symbolic of the transition between night and day.
Heron reminds us that we are ALWAYS home because no matter where we are or what phase of our lives we are in, it is exactly where we need to be in this moment. Once we truly understand this, we are overcome with a tremendous peace and tranquility no matter where we are on our journey.