Albatross Energy

Photo: Heiner Kubny

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” Friedrich Nietzschethe

I love all animals and bird life and I am always keen to understand their energy and the messages they offer us.

Most albatrosses are found in the southern hemisphere from Antarctica to Australia, South Africa and South America. Their wingspan is up to 3.5 meters and they can fly at the speed of fifty miles per hour! There is no larger flying bird anywhere else in the world.

The whole purpose of an albatross’s life is to keep flying; unlike the other birds, they don’t tether themselves to any kind of earthly connection and lead an independent life. However, the albatross chooses its spouse for life and can take several years to find them.

The albatross is known as the ‘Prince of the waves’ for good reason. Due to their tendency to fly across the sea, these birds are skilled at navigation and are also able to predict the weather in the sea.

The sailors have practiced reading the behavior of the albatross for years to predict their journey.

What we can learn about these birds is to be true to our authentic nature and not to pay attention to the opinion of others. Each of us are responsible for our own happiness and passions in life and to stay committed to our true path.

The albatrosses are symbolic of freedom, hope, strength, wanderlust, and navigation. In many cultures, it is believed that these birds possess magical properties that can be used in healing.

30 thoughts on “Albatross Energy

  1. Omgoodness! This is a beautiful post with an awesome message, Karen. I have a blog about bullying and being yourself. I’d love to re-blog this post with your permission!

  2. Love this, Karen. It’s fascinating to hear about the symbolism behind the albatross. I have been visited repeatedly by a bluebird this past week, and have been wondering what it means. It makes me so happy every time i see its little face appear at my window.❤️

    1. Thanks Lori. I think you will like the symbolism behind your little bluebird. 💙

      The bluebird is a symbol of hope, love, and renewal and is also a part of many Native American legends. It symbolizes the essence of life and beauty. Bluebirds often represent happiness, joy, fulfillment, hope, prosperity, and good luck. 👏

      1. Ohhhh, I *do* like that symbolism. It’s strange really. This little fella has been very insistent over the past week or so, visiting various windows around the house, pecking lightly to gain my attention and then gazing at me earnestly. It has really been quite something. I have almost felt like someone is visiting me…

  3. Beautiful insight into this amazing bird❣️I also appreciate the quote – stepping away from the tribe and being authentic is freeing, but can also be lonely sometimes. 💖🙏🦋

    1. Thank you Val. I agree, it can be very lonely at times, but to discover the oneness of life and our deepest sense of self, we must invite solitude and separation in. I too, have found this difficult. But the freedom and fullness it has awakened me, is worth it all. If you ever feel like this, just think of me in Australia sitting on the land giving you a big hug back!! 🥰💚🥰

      1. I will think of you Karen. Thank you so much 😊 We like minded souls must nourish and support each other in this human experience 💕🙏💕

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