Though it is a normal but arguably rare occurrence, have you ever had a bird knocking on your closed window? Or perhaps you found that a bird has flown into your open window? Or maybe this bird hit and collided with your closed window but is still alive? Have you come searching for the meaning of this strange encounter as you are now plagued with worry? Our superstitions can have us scrambling for answers as we believe that these are signs of things to come or even worse, a divine warning that death may be close for you or a beloved member of your family, but in this article, we will take a look at the different reasons why this superstition exists, what each individual instance may mean for you, and if these could possibly be true.
Although birds knocking into or colliding against closed windows are a normal occurrence as they do so because the reflection of the sky leads them to think that your window is just another pathway into more expanse of sky, something tells us that this event may mean something more. Besides, you wouldn’t have heard of this superstition had you not been told by friends or family whom this has previously happened to. And despite superstitions being frowned upon, these beliefs do not just come from nowhere, as they have been passed down to us in order to appease things we cannot see, prevent a dangerous situation from happening to us or our loved ones, or to receive hints from the universe that we believe is looking out for us, being that superstitions are long observed occurrences, giving us reason to believe or abide by them.
We all have superstitions. Wherever your roots are from and which culture you’ve derived them from, we all have a belief in the supernatural and the divine messages they may be sending us at the moment. Let’s identify the spiritual significance of birds. No matter the size, type, or color, birds are a symbol of freedom and divinity as they always have been portrayed in the bible as symbols of hope and peace, such as Noah’s releasing of the dove in the sky, for its return meant there was no land yet and the water had not gone away, but if it didn’t return, it would mean there was.
In most cultures, birds are symbols of freedom, independence and most importantly happiness, or in some ancient cultures may sometimes even symbolize messengers of the gods, if not the god himself. But aside from the symbolism, our ancestors lacking the ability to send one another messages the way we now currently do, utilized birds to send their message across the globe, whether it be good news or a foreboding warning, birds have always been seen as messengers. Different situations and contexts mean that this can be narrowed down to perception, and what this occurrence may mean for your current life.
Has life shifted for you the past few weeks or months, or an occurrence has left you shaken? Has a long term relationship just ended? This could mean that you are entering into a transitional period, wherein you are leaving this current situation whether for better or worse. If the bird had died upon its collision, this could mean that a relationship or a specific situation has ended for good, and is a chance for you to take the reins and redirect your life past this momentary bump (check also a dead bird’s meaning). Or if the bird lives, it’s possible it is a message of comfort, telling you everything will be alright and you only need to take heart, as with the bird surviving this ordeal, you will, too. But remember, this is in your control, and only heed this as a message.
A Message From A Loved One
Despite our emotional instability during the loss of a loved one, no one can argue the multiple experiences of people seeing, hearing, or feeling their loved one once they’ve passed. If you have recently experienced the passing of a beloved family member, this bird may be its way of telling you that they are there, they miss you, they are proud of you, and will always be by your side to watch over you. As our ancestors have utilized birds as messengers, so would our loved ones who can no longer communicate with you the way they used to. So feel relief in this message as this is a means of telling you they are at peace.
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Don’t Be Too Worried
Whether or not you believe in the universe sending you signs or signals, this could be a sign that it’s using this bird and your window as a way to let you know that everything will be okay. If life currently has just been a bit much and things seem to be closing in on you, this could be a sign that the universe is telling you to breathe and that everything will be okay, similar to the transitional message. As birds have always been a symbol of freedom (also check other animals representing freedom), independence, and hope, you will be alright soon enough, but just like birds, you must keep hope alive and follow the currents of the air out of this difficult spot you’ve found yourself in.
This is at the bottom of the list as this is most likely not the case, but in some cultures and ancient civilizations, this occurrence may mean the worst. If you have recently found yourself in a situation or in an agreement or a relationship that has your alarm bells ringing, or their actions have you questioning their motives or intentions, now’s the time to assess the situation and the people you’re around, especially if your current living situation may not be the safest. Just as the bird has found its life snuffed out without warning because of a situation it brought itself into, this could be a sign to quickly remove yourself from the place, people, or relationships you’ve found yourself in to protect yourself. This can also be true for the people you love.
At the end of the day, this is a matter of perception and a proper application of where you are at in life. Just always remember to be wise, keep safe, and listen to the messages the universe is sending you.
[Video] Bird in coma, but survives hitting my window
Kind of interesting video: I ran outside, a young blackbird had just hit my window. I wasn’t sure if she was going to make it. Here’s what you should do in case you find a bird like this.