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THE CHRISTMAS ROBIN

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Not so long ago, I was sat by my tree friend. There is a tree I feel a connection to, and so whenever I’m at Saltrum, normally to take photos, I always pay it a visit. Today, I was sat with the tree and I said, I think I’ve lost my way. At that moment, and I mean in total sync with my words, a little Robin appeared.

Hiding at first, soon he showed himself. Bouncing around from tree to tree, I watched him as tears rolled down my face. He was a sign from the universe. I could feel it. A sign that all will be ok. I sat with the tree for a few minutes and continued to watch the little Robin bouncing about, he seemed totally at peace. He even posed so I captured a photo of him just before flying off over a wooden fence.

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“YOU ARE REMINDED THAT IN ORDER TO GROW, YOU MUST CLEAN HOUSE BEFORE HAND. LET GO OF ATTACHMENTS AND EMOTIONS THAT ARE NO LONGER USEFUL TO YOU. ALLOW JOY AND HAPPINESS TO FILL YOUR LIFE.”

Symbolism of The Robin

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I’m sat by the river now, watching the birds flying overhead. It’s so peaceful here, you can even hear their wings flapping. The beautiful thing is, it’s incredibly windy today yet the birds don’t fight it. They don’t struggle trying to get to where they want, they just let go and let the wind guide them, knowing they’ll reach their destination in the end. It’s a beautiful lesson for how to live a peaceful life.

As for the Robin; this little ray of hope really made my Christmas.

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