There’s An Owl In My Living Room ~ How Symbols Help You Evolve


Some people think that symbols are the fanciful creations of poets, musicians and artists. I know I used to believe that. But after years of life coaching, and hearing metaphor after metaphor from my clients, I now realize that artists don't create the symbols of human existence. They observe them. Our lives are filled to the brim with meaningful symbols. Life is always communicating with us symbolically, and we cool thing is this — we can benefit greatly from the conversation, if we just “listen” to it.

I invite you to start paying more attention to the symbols in your life. Start by looking at what I call “the big three” — your home, your car and the animals that come into your life.

From my clients, I have learned that your house represents you, your car represents you “on the go” and the animals that come into your life are bringing specific messages.

Let me use my life as an example.

Currently, I am going through a period of break down (“death”), a time for ending old ways and allowing new ways of being to emerge. It's not really my idea of a “good time” but it's a very necessary phase. If you follow my posts, you probably already know, I took a month-long personal transformation tour a few weeks back, and boy did it stir things up!

When I returned home, I found they had begun the planned renovation on the place I've been living. Interestingly, they had basically started tearing out walls and flooring right around the time I began a deep workshop on my trip; that is, right as I was tearing out some of the old “walls” within myself.

So my home has definitely been reflecting me.

Then, the day after I got back, I took my car to the shop and found out it needed a whole new transmission.


House being rebuilt.

Car being rebuilt.

Me being rebuilt.

Could it be any clearer?

owl clnYes, apparently it could. Because last week, one of the renovation workers left a window or sliding door open and an owl decided to come in and spend the night in my living room.

That's not a typo. We found an owl in the house. That's him (or her) in the photo. I am aware that the owl is about wisdom and is related to the third eye, your intuitive chakra. But after I made the video above, I got compelled to look up the meaning of the owl online, and I found this:

“The traditional meaning of the owl spirit animal is the announcer of death, most likely symbolic like a life transition, change.”

Okay, let's check the symbolism scoreboard:

1. My car dies.

2. My home gets deconstructed so much that I'm told I need to move out.

3. An owl, the “announcer of death and transition” decides to sleep over in my torn-down-to-sheet-rock living room.

I'd say three for three, wouldn't you?

And somehow for me, it's much easier to face all this death and destruction (and impending rebirth) with the Universe talking to me symbolically. It sort of says to me, “this may not be fun, but it's meant to be. Just go with it.”

And so I am.

What are your home, car and the animals in your life (or other symbols) saying to you?

Make it your habit to listen to what life is saying to you. And if you have anything to share, I'd love for you to do so below.

Love, blessings, and rebirth,


Vicki Howie, Chakra ExpertVicki Howie is the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ (find out what inspired her to create them here). Check out her new book “The Key to Your Chakras” here on Vicki is also the Creator of Chakra Love and the Chakra Life Cycle System®, as well as the Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. You can visit her website,facebook page and youtube channel for lots of free chakra info and gifts. Vicki’s biggest joy is to help you unleash your full chakra power and step into your highest potential.

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  1.' Kayne says:

    Thank you for reminding me to read the signs. One love.

  2.' Yan says:

    Wow! The Synchronicity of it all! Thank you Vicki for this article. I came across a picture of an owl last night and it brought to mind the first time I came face to face with an owl some ten years ago. Sure enough, at that time I was going through a major life transition. It’s still going on and kicking up a notch, thus maybe the reappearance of the owl confirming changes everywhere.
    Love and Blessings <3

  3. I would like to say Spiritually Symbolic. ?✌?

  4.' Erik Albert says:

    Where language no longer serves, symbology starts making sense.

  5. Yes symbols are signs. Make up your own cache of symbols. You can accept standard symbols or train your subconscious to identify with your symbols. Ancient symbols like the OWL is used in vedic indian culture as a symbol for wealth because the owl is Laksmi’s (goddess of fortune) carrier (ride). Sort out symbols in various authentic books.

  6.' sanju says:

    Hi, the article is just nice. Can you please help me to find out what that animal sign means-I found dog all around me , sometimes found them so weak & tired sleeping on my walking way.

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