I did not have the forethought to take a photo, but I saved a baby owl today. And in doing so, the owl saved me or I saved myself.
I came across a man who had stopped his car, bless his heart! He was trying to help the owl but the man was so afraid of the beak and the talons. The poor sweet owl was on the street, unable to fly, just staring up with his big yellow eyes, like a helpless little muppet.
This is pretty much what he looked like:
The man gave me a shoe box and I helped the owl hop into the box with the aid of the New York Times. LOL He got on the phone with his wife who agreed to take the owl to their vet. I should have gotten their phone number or something; I am going to wonder forever about that owl. But my heart tells me, if you come across a man stopped in the middle of a street trying to save an owl, chances are he and his wife did the best thing they could for that creature.
So, I believe animals don't just randomly cross our paths without reason. So I looked up some information about owl totems. Very interesting.
"Throughout many cultures, the symbolic meaning of owl deals with:
Taking symbolism from the owl directly, it is noteworthy that it is a creature of the night. Nocturnal creatures are symbolic of inner-knowing, psychic ability, and intuition - so too is the owl.
If an owl has visited you, an incredible gift has been bestowed. Also, keep in mind that animals are only called to those who share the same energy. In other words, you hold within you some of the very same symbolic attributes the owl represents.
To illustrate, you may have abilities to know things that others do not know. It may be likely you have very strong intuitive abilities that can be fine-tuned. Further, you may be strong-willed person, and/or have a protective side to you.
These owl sightings may be messages for you to develop your education further. Or, the owl may be trying to tell you to develop your intuition further.
Owls also show themselves as a sign of warning (no, not of death). You simply need to pay close attention to people around you - owls are incredibly perceptive - you are probably perceptive too - use your powers of perception around new people you may meet. Not everyone is as nice, or “cool” as they seem to be." (Taken from Owl Symbolism)
I am going to believe it was Sena sending me a sign, not to give up on myself and not to give up protecting myself from those who wish me unwell or those who wish to take something from me for themselves. Including myself and the harm I do to myself with my negative thinking and eating.
Losing Weight; Finding Men
"Never make someone a priority in your life when you are just their option."