The Universe is Speaking and I'm Listening

So a few nights ago when I got home from work, I went to go open my gate and saw a dead rabbit right outside my side door. I mean it was dismantled, I’m assuming by a cat that snuck in my yard. I’ve never seen a dead animal in my yard, especially a rabbit, so it automatically freaked me out. I went in my room and said a prayer because I thought the worst.

Me being me, I googled the meaning of it to see what it meant; I also text my best friend and sent her screenshots of what the internet said. To my surprise, the death of an animal in my presence is actually a good thing. Thank God! Here’s the link: http://www.practicalwisdomthatworks.com/animal-symbolism-when-a-dead-animal-crosses-your-path/

These are some of the excerpts that stood out from the article:

There are animal symbol dictionaries that can tell you what a given animal symbolizes. For example, a rabbit may let you know that you are entering a fertile period since rabbits are known for their fertility.
But how can we tell what animal symbolism is trying to tell us if the animal is no longer alive? What does it mean if we come across a dead animal? Perhaps your car passes a raccoon on the side of the road. Or perhaps a small animal has died in your garage or your back yard. Do the traditional meanings still apply?
The traditional meanings do still apply, but there is a caveat. The death of an animal often carries a second meaning.

The animal symbolism of a dead animal

When it comes to animal symbolism, different people will likely have a different take on the message. And that’s ok. When determining what an animal is trying to tell you, it’s important to look at the message in light of what’s currently going on in your life. Ask yourself, what are your current questions? What are your current challenges? What are you grappling with? The messages you receive from the Universe will likely make sense in light of your current situation.
So how do you determine what a dead animal is trying to tell you? Try the following tips:

Ask yourself ‘what is ending?’

Death is a natural cycle of life. Death is not an ending, but rather it is a transition from one form to another. So the death of an animal is not a sign of an ending, but rather one of transition. –It might be alerting us that we are ending one cycle in our lives and moving toward a new one. –It might be letting us know that it is time to make a new choice. –It might be letting us know that a major life transition is at hand. Think about areas of your life where you feel that a door is closing (or perhaps where you feel that you should close the door.) A dead animal may be letting you know that your instincts are right. For example, have you been contemplating ending a relationship? Seeing a dead animal could give you the nudge that you need. Have you been asking yourself if it’s time to start looking for a new job? A dead animal could be letting you know that you’ve gained all that you’re going to get in your current job.

Consider whether you have been grappling with a threat.

A dead animal can often be a sign of hope, particularly when we’ve been battling a current threat in our lives. In this situation, a dead animal can be a sign or an omen that the threat has ended. For example, say you’ve been going through a particularly tough financial challenge. You’ve been having financial setback after financial setback. Seeing a dead animal could be a sign that your troubles are about to be over.

Ask yourself what the animal represents.

Another way to determine what the dead animal means is to think about what the living animal would mean to you. What qualities are apparent in that living animal? A dead animal might suggest that those qualities are lacking in your life.

It’s more to the article but you get the point. My best friend had to elaborate also, telling me that death doesn’t always mean bad. Everything that I’m going through and have been going through is coming to an end and there’s a beautiful new beginning on the horizon. I am welcoming it with open arms because I deserve it.

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