A Spiritual Messenger; 6 x 6 in., Acrylic on Canvas
CARDINALS APPEAR WHEN ANGELS ARE NEAR
A magnificent bird with a lifespan of up to 15 years. Said to symbolize hope, joy, health, rejuvenation and celebration. Especially to the ones who look beyond in search of their meaning. For those who choose to hold the Cardinal dear – you are a special type of person – rare, energetic, and always willing to care for those in need.
Since the inception of mankind, messages from the spiritual realm have been conveyed to human beings in many forms and ways. Nonetheless, none of these ways have been held in high esteem and period than the conspicuous Red Cardinal.
The male ones are especially hard to ignore due to their prominent and conspicuous red feathers. Their melodic chirps are also hard to overhear. And if any of the birds comes to you consistently, that reddish friend could be having a message for from Heaven.
So, what does it mean when you see a cardinal? Could it be bringing you a message from an ancestor or God? Well, the belief that Cardinals are spiritual messengers has existed in several cultures and societies for a very long period now, and the belief continues to survive even in our modern world.
In fact, mankind has decided to name several things after these birds. Where do you think names like cardinal points, cardinal colors, and cardinal angles get their names from? Of course from the red cardinal bird and this signifies the importance that this has to many societies.
The word itself has Latin origins, coming from the word cardo which means hinge or a door. This makes the bird a literal door between the spirit world and the earth with the responsibility to convey messages between these two worlds.
If you see one trying to get your attention, allow yourself to be immersed in the frenzy and you could decipher the message this bird could be trying to convey to you. Even if you don’t decipher any message from the encounter, a sighting should be enough to assure you that your ancestors are around and ready to guide you. Spotting a cardinal is a way to tell you that you have been heard and help is on the way.
Perhaps, you never knew that four of the seven most important angels are Cardinal Angels. They include Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Michael. The responsibility of these angles is to inspire big groups like nations and cultures.
This is also very similar when it comes to the belief that the red cardinal is tasked with offering protection and guidance.
A Rich History
Throughout history, the Cardinal has played very vital and prominent roles in several cultures. Nonetheless, this mysterious bird continues to influence human civilizations in many ways. Many see them as the missing gap between the world of the spirits and that of human beings. Their responsibility is to transfer the wisdom of the spirits from the spiritual realm to the realm of human beings.
If you sight one, all you need to do is to pay attention, and you will decipher whatever message that was sent to you. Regardless of traditions, beliefs or religions, it is very evident that sighting a red cardinal has been and still plays an important role in many societies and cultures from around the world.
This latter quote appears to have come from a poem and blog post by Victoria McGovern of Our Wander Life. Here’s the context of the fuller version:
May you come to find comfort in and remember:
Cardinals appear when angels are near.
So go now, sit outside and drink your tea.
Keep a look out for the little red bird —
It is there, your loved one will be.