A rather strange-looking bird, the White Kiwi, has been chosen by the deck creator. It is white (obviously), with no apparent wings, a very long beak, and a blue and red eye. Well, presumably both eyes have that strange colouring, but we can only see one :)
The bird sits, with its own shell to its left, and a little pond to its right. Behind it, a small, spiky bush reaches up into a sky graced with five stars. The five stars glow, with purple and red aureoles around them.
The LWB says that the White Kiwi "is considered a sign of good omens and new beginnings", and that is beautifully illustrated here. The hatchling is a new beginning, the stars good omens. I also like the symbolism of the eggshell and pond, as though leaving behind a time of restriction, and moving towards a time of greater emotional openness. Of course, leaving our shell, being emotionally open, can be a vulnerable place to be. Without that, though, we can never let ourselves be touched by the beauty of life.
I found yesterday on the course a little challenging. Partly because Big Boy had a bad night, so I'd only gotten about 4 hours sleep, and partly because of the subject matter. Looking at healthy nutrition was a reminder of where my eating still isn't what I'd like it to be, though it's so much better than it was in the past. I hope today, with more sleep, I will see the positive side to this learning, the chance to make more healthful choices rather than just criticising where I don't do so well.
I am grateful for the chance to learn and open myself to change.