The Cardinal: Connecting to Innate Worthiness
A few years back, my gorgeous friend Melissa West gifted me an Animal Totem intuitive reading. Pretty darn cool gift! Turns out my animal totem is the Cardinal. Who knew?! Since this reading, I have been pretty fascinated by this bird. Yup! Even got it tattooed on my arm! It felt perfect to talk about the symbolism of this amazing creature today, Valentine’s day.
“The cardinal is symbolic of Self Empowerment and Realizing our Worth. The male and female often are heard whistling together symbolic of merging our masculine and feminine selves. Feminine energy is connected to intuition; Male energy is connected to perseverance. When both operate in our life, our intuitive knowledge has the perseverance and strength necessary to manifest our goals and dreams.” ~excerpt from my intuitive reading
Today, on Valentine’s day, the cardinal reminds me to connect with my own intrinsic worthiness. Because for true love to exist, self-love, self-empowerment, self-worth must be the foundation.
“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~ Thich Nhat Hahn
So how do I do that? How do I tap into my worthiness? How do I cultivate this sense of self-empowerment that the cardinal speaks to? It all starts very simply: I take a moment to pause and be still. I feel my breath, I notice the sensation of the inhale and exhale moving through my body. And then I take in all that surrounds me. And, to whatever extent is possible, I love it all, just as it is.
Now you try! See what happens….
Happy Valentine’s day dear ones.