Life is as Limitless as the Sky
In searching for the meaning of a seagull sighting, you will feel appreciation for this bird of flight and fearlessness grow immensely. Those who have grown up near the beach may regard the seagull as a pesky scavenger and opportunist, but these traits are perhaps best understood in a broader context of what it is to coexist with other beings in nature.
The spiritual symbolism of the seagull is deep and rich, often far beyond anything most of us normally consider.
What is a Seagull?
When considering an animal spirit’s meaning, it can be helpful to learn more about the animal itself. Seagulls are part of the family Laridae, and they are typically found around coastal and inland areas. They are intelligent birds, and some have been known to engage in the use of tools, such as fishing with a piece of bread as bait.
Seagulls typically live and raise their children in colonies, which tend to be both noisy and crowded. Gulls will work together to harass a predator or any competitor for food. Interestingly, while some people may complain that these birds steal their food, the truth is that gulls and humans can usually live near each other with no significant issues.
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In the realm of spirit animals, it is thought that anything with wings has the ability to travel between realms and dimensions seamlessly. They carry the messages between us and the spirit world too. This brought to mind the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who in his search for “more” and “meaning” found himself exploring places far from home. For him, the spirit of the gull is the symbol of human spiritualism.
“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance,
we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and
intelligence and skill.
We can be free! We can learn to fly!”
~Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
The Cry: A seagull sighting can be a reminder to find your voice and be fearless when speaking your mind. Don’t worry about being considered “too loud.” Your voice is needed.
The Flight: A seagull sighting reminds us to view life from different perspectives, solve problems by looking at them from different angles, and that we have the ability to rise (fly) above our circumstances, too.
The Resourceful Recycler: It has been said that one man’s junk is often a seagull’s treasure, whether it’s food, an item that catches their fancy, or something they can use for temporary nesting. Seagulls are kings of upcycling.
Mobility and Adaptability: Gulls can move around and live where they and their colony will thrive. They have the ability to sense storms and danger, and swiftly remove themselves from harm’s way.
Other symbolic words that can be associated with a seagull sighting are cunning, perseverance, fearlessness, survival, and freedom, just to name a few. It’s almost as though Spirit shows us through animals that we often live within self-made limits. Seeing animals as a mirror of mankind, we are certainly shown just how limitless we really are.
Totem Animal and Spirit Animal
As mentioned earlier, you have the ability to make the most out of whatever resources are available to you, thus, you are creative and productive. You likely have respect for others, yet you’re not afraid to test the boundaries and challenge people to rise beyond their known abilities. You are not afraid to confront others if need be, often looking them straight in the eye. As your spirit animal, you can absolutely tap into the seagull’s ability to cross dimensions, giving you a sixth sense and intuition that seems to come directly from Spirit.
Another reason you may have the seagull as your spirit animal is your connection to Spirit. As a result, you can channel messages because, as we all know, both seagulls and Spirit always have something to say. Alternatively, you may be a teacher of sorts—someone with important information that would certainly be helpful to share with others.
A Seagull Sighting in Life
Whether you have a seagull spirit animal or simply encounter a gull, or an image of a gull, in day-to-day life, it is often good to pay attention to what has happened. It may be that Spirit is trying to reach out to you, to let you know that there are matters toward which you should direct your attention.
Seagulls are capable of hunting on their own, but they often do even better when working in groups. Are you working to develop quality relationships with others? If not, you may want to consider ways in which you can improve your relationships with others and become an effective part of a team. This might have a positive impact on both your personal and professional life.
In addition, the fact that seagulls live in colonies is something you should pay attention to. How are your relationships with your neighbors? You don’t have to be best friends with those who live near you, but having good relationships and looking out for each other are critical to developing a healthy community.
Never forget that seagulls are incredibly resourceful birds. They are known to seek out sources of food and partake at will. Gulls will sometimes snatch bits of bread and use them to fish for herring and other small fry. Are you using all the tools that you have at hand to take care of yourself and your family?
Another thing to consider is that seagulls have a sixth sense when it comes to danger. They often can tell when a storm is coming and will get themselves, and their young, to safety before weather conditions become dangerous. A seagull sighting may be Spirit’s way of telling you that it is time to evaluate your surroundings and either retreat, or make changes, as necessary.
A Seagull Sighting in Your Dreams
Dreaming of a seagull can have many meanings, depending on the circumstances. If you are a bird in flight, you can assume that you have risen above a situation that may have been challenging or restricting. If you choose, you can look at the event from a different perspective or you can remove yourself from it once and for all by flying away.
If you see a sick or even dead gull in your dreams, it can be an indication that you are removed from your spiritual path and perhaps separated from loved ones in a way that makes you feel sad and empty.
Have you ever seen a seagull seem to fly in place, almost like a hummingbird? If you have this kind of seagull sighting in your dreams, it is a symbol of your spiritual strength and stamina. However, if you are not healing from something that’s holding you down, then a seagull sighting symbolizes your readiness to take flight and soar above restrictions.