Fledgling Flight – You Have Got Your Wings

fledgling bird
So today while looking out from our back window onto my landlord’s garden, I was watching this lovely baby blackbird.  She has been so adorable to watch lately. She is as a big, if not bigger than a full grown blackbird, yet her wings are still a bit fluffy.  She can fly but is like a new baby getting to know the world. 

Last week I sat in the garden and watched this curious creature. She sat in the bush tapping at the bird feeder, just trying a little morsel of food on her own and unlike most fully grown birds she sat for a long time just moving her head from side to side really taking everything in.  I have never seen a baby bird behave like this. You could see she was just amazed to be alive, curious, as any infant.

She is so beautiful and entertaining.  We often see her standing on the grass flapping her wings making baby bird noises which I can only imagine are “Come feed me Dad!”.  And he does. Even though she can fly, the baby blackbird is fed by its parents for the longest time.  She is quite able to feed herself now yet she is not quite ready to fledge the nest.

I liken this to me. 

With my blog ‘Kelly Martin Speaks’ and my new channel on You Tube, I feel I have my wings now. I have given birth to myself, yet my wings are still fluffy and while I can feed and nourish myself I am not yet ready to fledge the nest on my solo adventure, otherwise I would be.

Today I did another 3 videos on the subjects of ‘Loneliness’, ‘Boredom’ and ‘Releasing Drama’ and each time I do them I feel filled with energy, excitement and creativity, yet I still have a nervous feeling, like I am not quite fully flying.  This flying into the life of my own being will happen naturally.  Like a toddler I am learning to walk.  First I totter from one chair to the next, from the sofa to the dining table over to my loved ones.  I walk unaided but still a little wobbly, but I know in time my legs will feel more natural to me, like my wings will be ready to fly the nest, from where I am into my new life.

We can learn a lot from birds.  Birds are pushed or encouraged out of the nest at exactly the right time, not a moment sooner, by their parents and so perhaps we can allow ourselves the time and space to settle into our wings and bring what we need from within so we can truly spread our wings and fly.

Below is a short youtube of a baby blackbird:

Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin, author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ is a dedicated writer and blogger who fearlessly explores life’s deepest questions. Faced with a decade of profound anxiety and grief following the loss of her father and her best friend Michael, Kelly embarked on a transformative journey guided by mindfulness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her insightful writing, engaging podcasts, and inspiring You Tube channel Kelly empowers others to unearth the hidden treasures within their pain, embracing the profound truth that they are ‘enough’ exactly as they are.

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