This morning began much as any other with an early morning meditation. As most people who meditate will tell you; some days are easier than other and this morning was a challenging day. I kept having to bring my mind back as it diverted off on various tangents. My weekend had not quite gone as planned a couple of things had left me feeling a little unbalanced. As ever I finished my meditation with the prayer of St Francis and went about my day.
After a few chores it was time to walk the dogs, the sun was shining on the beautiful colours of the autumn trees, but I wasn’t giving it my full appreciation and then a white feather came from nowhere (no birds flying over head) and fell directly into my path, I felt blessed and said thank you to the Angels for sending it to me, then a few paces on and another feather fell right at my feet. By this time my balance was becoming fully restored and I had a big smile on my face. I was filled with gratitude that I was not facing my challenges alone. However, as the second feather fell I heard the voice that echoes in my mind tell me not to cross over the road where I always do, but to stay on the other side of the pavement and watch for the sign with the third feather. I walked on a little further and a third feather fell at my feet right by the house number 12. I have walked past this house several times a week for the last 10 years and never noticed the number before, but this time it was standing out as if someone was holding a magnifying glass over it. I immediately knew that this was the sign I was meant to be seeing.
Twelve is a balanced number with the number 1 signifying new beginnings, staying positive and reliance on the self. Number 2 is related to Divine life / soul purpose and reminder to ‘keep the faith’. The number 12 was giving out a clear message from my Angels, not to allow thoughts of the old to impact on the present and lower my vibration. To remain positive as there is no point in sending out negative thoughts to the Universe. In a nutshell, hold the faith, stay positive, practice joy, embrace the new and continue working towards a higher state of consciousness.
There is a great deal of symbolism attached to the number 12. Not only is the Bible scattered with references to the number twelve including one of the best know references; the 12 apostles. In addition, there are 12 months in a year, 12 days of Christmas, 12 animal signs of the Chinese Zodic, 12 signs of the Zodiac – Pisces being the twelfth and many more.
The significance of seeing this number made perfect sense to me and once home I made my gratitude known for this Angelic message.
Some time later in the day, I realised just how ‘out of balance’ I had been as I had been wearing my trousers back to front all day!
Here is the prayer of St Francis that I begin every day with:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.