|Totem pole on our porch with an owl on top.|
A few days later he arrived at our door just as the sun was setting. It was in the first few minutes of walking into the house that he asked what I do, and I said I had been working on a book about owls. He listened as I tried to give a brief idea of the focus of the book. We were in the living room and I was facing him and his back was to the big windows that look out onto the porch.
He then told me about meeting a Native American woman who said he had an owl spirit as one of his totems. He put his hand about six inches above his head and just a little to the right. He said, “She saw the owl right here.”
From where I was standing Peter’s hand passed over a carved totem pole on the porch, and from my eyes his hand was positioned in an exact line with the owl at the top.I caught it immediately. From where I was standing I had seen his hand line up with an owl on a totem pole. This happened as he gestured with that hand to show the spot where a native medicine woman had seen his owl totem.
When I told him this he sort of shrugged it off as if he was used to these kinds of things. Then, about two seconds later, he did a double take and really looked at the totem pole on the porch. It was obvious that he recognized that what had just happened was pretty interesting. This lead into a conversation about synchronicities. He had not seen the owl totem pole until I pointed it out, just seconds after the divine alignment.
The totem pole was carved by a close friend of Andrea’s grandfather. His name was Chief Dennis from the Abenaki tribe.