Dove Pigeon Power Animal Symbol Of Peace Love Maternity Gentleness Spirit Messenger

By Ina Woolcott

Dove/Pigeon’s gifts include – bringer of peace and love, understanding of gentleness, spirit messenger, communication between the two worlds, maternity, femininity, prophecy.

The Dove represents peace of the deepest kind. It soothes and quiets our worried and troubled thoughts, and enables us to find renewal in the silence of mind. In these moments of stillness we are able to appreciate the simple things in life.

The myths and legends surrounding the dove links it with many goddesses and it is renowned as the embodiment of the maternal instinct. The dove’s brood consists of 2 eggs. 2 is a symbol of the creative and feminine energies. Home and family are very dear and meaningful to those with this power animal. Life lessons will be most prevailing in these areas.

This bird is linked with the transitional periods in the day’s cycle. The dove’s singing is its most distinctive characteristic, to be heard throughout the day, as well as first thing in the morning and last thing at night. According to mystical and magical traditions, the veils between the physical and spiritual worlds are then at their thinnest. Their coo sounds mournful, possibly reflecting hidden emotions within those with this medicine. How you perceive its sound often mirror the energies that are present in your life.

The precious stone amethyst is purple in colour. Sometimes at sunset and sunrise the sky is also this colour. The thing of interest here is that like the dove, amethyst relates to peacefulness. Amethyst is one of the most popular crystals used, and a comfort to those living in a world, which seems to be filled with stress, tension, and major changes. Certainly more peace is needed in the world and in some of our lives. Together with dove and amethyst, this may just be achieved. Particularly when we are going through or are facing big changes and transitions.

Dove’s are members of the pigeon family. Both symbolise the qualities of home, security and maternal instincts. Many with this power animal will experience unsettling childhood’s and will be consistently challenged to help gain a solid and secure foundation in all areas of their lives.

Dove teaches us that, regardless of external circumstances, peace is always a touch away – within us, and always available. Meditation and practicing deep breathing can help us to find inner peace, assisting us to go about our lives calmly and with purpose2

The dove embodies maternal instinct and is connected to Mother Earth and her creative energies. Their mournful coo speaks to our deepest self and stirs our emotions. The voice of dove is a rain song bringing us hope of a new beginning. Listen for their call with your soul.

As doves are ground feeders, mostly consuming seeds, those with this power animal would do well on a diet rich in wholesome seeds, nuts and grains. They would also be successful in any health profession relating to nutrition.

If dove flies into your life, you are being asked to go within and release your emotional disharmony, be it of the past or the present. Dove helps us to rid trauma stored within our cellular memory. Humming can help you with this release.

Doves carry the energy of promise. When inner agitation is banished from our thoughts, words and feelings, the goodness awaits us. So we are able to receive the gifts doves present us, healing on all levels – emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually – is of utmost importance.

52 thoughts on “Dove Pigeon Power Animal Symbol Of Peace Love Maternity Gentleness Spirit Messenger”

    1. I received 2 doves this morning as God knew I was anxious. I received an accept this medicine with thanks to Our Lord, savior Jesus and God Creator of ALL and Everything.

      God Bless

      Love and Light

      ~ Indigo Thunderbird

    2. I am 6 months pregnant and for a while it’s been very hard to meditate and find peace. Yesterday for the first time in 6 months I meditated on gratitude and my mantra and was able to find true bliss and peace. Thinking of the abundance in my life and feeling great connection to some who have now left the physical body. This morning I woke up and felt a little bit more unsettled than yesterday. I open the blinds to my kitchen window and was startled by a white pigeon/ dove ( a very rare
      type in my area) sitting just outside my window and I admired how it flew away elegantly in another direction.
      Having read this it all makes perfect sense .
      Thankyou

  1. Thank you for sharing such beautiful insight. It has touched my soul on its deepest levels. Peace Love and Prosperity to U and yours

  2. Whilst chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo this morning for a new home, we have one week to move out and havent anything suitable yet, I noticed a wood pigeon on the tree oitside. I was admiring its markings when two more wood pigeons flew onto the balcony railing right in front of me. I carried on chanting and to my surprise they didnt fly off. They stayed there for about five mins bobbing in rythmn to my chant. I had look up what the symbolism was and reading this makes perfect sense. Thank you for the insight!

  3. A mourning dove came to visit me today on my window sill. I was putting on a shirt and not paying attention when I heard the call of the dove and it startled me out of my thoughts. I stood and watched for five minutes as it cooed and sang until it flew out into the world. It seems he or she specifically found me and came to soothe my soul. I was moving around and making noise only feet away with the window open when it landed and began its song with such conviction and certainty of its duty. Time almost stood still in a profoundly simple moment. Beautiful reminder of my maternal goddess and to live free of past conditioning. Gratitude to the dove and her medicine.

  4. Thank you for the wonderful insight!! I take care of several children, and the white doves seem to love us and hang around the yard all the time while we are playing. We cherish the blessings they bring, and thank them for encouraging our group to be peaceful and harmonious!!!

  5. I’ve had a white pigeon/dove hanging around my house for little over a week. At first I thought it was injured but it has tried to fly to me on several occasions. It really is nice having it around. I don’t know if there is any meaning behind it. But it’s definitely a welcome guest. I do feel at peace with it around. I like how it gets all excited when I come home. Do these birds usually hang around for so long?

  6. I had just had a difficult morning discovering my husband was still in contact with a past affair – I was lost, defeated, full of self judgment and blame, not knowing where to put my next foot. A white dove came and tried to get into my home and then just sat for a while on the balcony. On reading this and other posts on the meaning of doves, the visit has given me renewed belief in starting afresh, moving forward, forgiving, believing, allowing my own naivity to keep my innocence in tact, whatever my husband may do or think. It has brought a ray of peace to my troubled mind! God is good!

  7. I was sitting in my backyard, watching a movie on my iPad when a young white wing flew over, perched on the head rest of my chair. Then onto my grey head. Then onto my finger. He sat quietly looking at me, let me move him down to the arm rest. Was very content to move to my palm and nestled down. He started doing the sleepy-eye blink and stayed with me for about 1/2 hour. We watched Mame on the iPad. He only left when my dogs came out to see why we hadn’t come inside yet.

  8. 3 weeks ago I was at the lake and saw a baby pigeon fell from a nest. The nest was very high. So I took the Pigeon home, when I was feeding the pigeon I always made a sound to imitate her parents,I got so attached to her. my daughter named her flappy because she flaps every time we see her. I believe that every in counter that we have in our life, come to show us a play about our life, so Today I wanted to know about the energy of a pigeon, Learning that the sound that I was making was a mourning sound not realizing that I was holding so much pain from loosing my mom in a very young age. A day Before my mom passed away,she had given me a gold bracelet,that I kept and cherished,And I realized that it was missing I was looking for it and all of a sudden the pain of loss came over me,and I started to cry feeling the exact mourning feeling the day my mom passed away. Now I understand that all these pain had been locked for longtime. my little daughter come to me holding the bracelet, with joy, mom I found it. To her surprise,mom are you crying? We hugged and We both laughed.

  9. I lost my best friend and better half in dec. I miss him sooo very much. my granddaughters lost their only papa also. ….yesterday i came home and there were 2 doves on our roof…..i didnt think too much of it.This morning i went out to go to the store and one was sitting on the hood of my .car….no im wondering if this is my better half coming to say “hi”

  10. My life partner and I have lived in our house for 27 years. This year is the first year I’ve ever heard mourning doves in our neighborhood. They have been in our trees but I’ve not seen them until today. The sun had come up and just as I was looking out my window into the distance, 2 doves flew onto the top a evergreen close by, just for a second, then flew over my house.. They were so beautiful as they tried to land together. I’ve never seen or felt anything like it. It was a sign of peace like no other. I too, worried over possible indiscretions. Now I will remember their beauty and the awesome feeling that washed over me when I saw them. I knew what it meant..Their coupleness at that time in that space was like a flashing neon sign. As I write this I am overcome with emotion and will forever remember this experience.
    I always wondered about their significance and have longed to see them since first hearing them.
    I give thanks to the Universe for this blessing..

    1. I came home to a pigeon living above the door of Mr apartment. It’s an old building and it sees me in my home. I have yet to see it leave the nest but it changes the direction it sits. Thank you for the message and I will work with it. Blessed be-

  11. Two days ago I was standing outside on my tea break when a wild rock dove randomly landed on my arm made its way to my shoulder & starting cooing. I stroked its chest while it just sat & looked back at me. After approx 5 min when I walked back to the office I had to actually lift it & send it on its way. The most EVER unusual & random thing that I cannot explain.

  12. I have had the privilege of witnessing a set of doves bring two little babies into this world. They made a nest on my bedroom air conditioner. I listen to their sounds in the morning and throughout the day. Her two babies were finally big enough to fly off. But just a short week later I was blessed with another two eggs. I get to witness for the second time how wonderful mother nature is. How loving she can really be. And how messed up our world is. How defunct and broken our relationships are. When I see this family nurture and take care of each other in such an innocent,pure loving way, it gives me hope. I will certainly miss my friends when they fly away for the winter. They have been keeping me company since june. I never knew a dove could lay eggs twice in a season. A true miracle.

  13. My husband and I also have had the privilege of witnessing a set of doves bringing their babies into this world. The same set of doves brought a total of 8 living babies (2 babies every month) into our front and back garden. I never knew the mother dove would be so productive.
    The 1st brood of baby doves – hatched on March 19, in a hanging flowering pot, in our front garden. I named them, Penny and Paul.
    The 2nd brood of baby doves – hatched on April 18, on our plum tree in our backyard garden – no name was given because the baby dove died on April 24, six days later.
    The 3rd brood baby doves – hatched on May 13, in another hanging flowering pot in our backyard. I named them, Peppy and Bluie.
    The 4th brood baby doves – hatched on June 14, on the same plum tree again. I named them, Lucky and Tigger.
    The 5th brood two eggs – laid on July 4 & 5, on an umbrella which was hanging above the previous 3rd nest flowering pot. One egg was eaten by the possum at night, while the other egg, mother dove tossed it away.
    The 6th brood baby doves – laid on July 12 & 14, back into their first nest which was the first hanging flowering pot in our front garden. They were hatched on July 27 & 28. I named them Polly and Noddy. They took their first flight out of the nest on August 9.
    The mother and father doves showed them how to fly out of the nest and brought them from our front garden to our backyard. The mother dove showed them how to feed off the ground.
    We are very fortunate as we got to see their whole birth cycle 6 times since March. The same set of doves are still here. We have Tigger, coming to our backyard, everyday with the father dove. The other young siblings got shooed away by the mother dove as she was very protective over her nestling ground. Tigger is very special and she loves the backyard and she has her favorite spot. When her name is called, she will come out from her hiding spot and let us know she is in our backyard. She will stay the whole and wait for father dove to pick her up at night.
    It is an amazing first experience for us and I think we are very lucky and truly blessed.

  14. I buried my brother a month ago he had taken his life and since that day I’ve 2 doves coming around my back yard i find so much peace and comfort with them around they can coo and i know there there when i get up each day and this morning when i got up to my surprise on my wall there was 7 of them is this a sign can anyone help me love to know thank u XXX

    1. I feel it’s a sign. I posted today. My name is Joann. I lost my father last November. A dove was flying around my sisters house and she took a picture and on the picture next to doves head is my fathers face. I feel that it was sent to tell us he’s ok at peace.

  15. I’m sitting out the back feeling a little lonely and sad, as today marks 8 days since my white wild pigeon/dove flew away without returning, wondering if she we will ever come home, I’d be happy to think she would return often just to visit. She flew in on April the 29th this year (2015) and never returned home on the night of the 13th of October. I do feel blessed she stayed for a little over 5 months, but I would have loved it if she chose to stay forever. I loved feeding her, cleaning up after her, talking to her and most of all just sitting in silence with her. My time alone is not the same without her. I hope I get over this feeling soon and just hope that one day soon she returns even just for a visit, I named her Joanie after my Mum who passed away in January 2014. I would attach a picture but not sure how to

  16. I rarely see pigeons this close to home . This morning was as I returned from dropping off my boys from school With an overcast weather, to my surprise I encountered about 20 pigeons on my driveway. They were enjoying of a small puddle of water running across, and As I arrived they all flew away . I read that pigeon/doves have to do with maternal instincts in which I am at this moment working with my 3 boys and making changes progress,I want to be their example mom teach them the best paths for their life. Also my father passed away this year and my family and I have that memory in our hearts .

  17. I found a pigeon on my step. My son and fiancĂ©e tookvhim in our house since we thought he couldn’t fly,why elese would he let us hold him! We give him rice to eat and water to drink. He was happy for that. But because he wouldn’t stay put he was place in a box outside for the night. The next day , I came home from work to hear hawk was the reason he was hiding in the dark behind our door. My fiancĂ©e put him in the yard to eat that day and allvofva sudden a hawk swoop down to grab him but he flew in a nearby bush and we never saw it back. Ivwas reallyvsad as ibwantedvto keep him. Also at my work place I would see a lotvofvthem they come right in front ofvmectoveat seeds everyday at 14 hoursvor not long after. I would admire them I love howvthevhave so many colours. And I learn to tell the man from woman as well. They always flew together . lovely animals are they.

  18. Last November I lost my father to cancer and the family has a hard time excepting it. My father a Christian man never missed church for any reason. Two months ago in Oklahoma a mourning dove visited my sister who is grieving the death worse than any of family members. As she set outside the dove would fly around her house like a speeding bullet. She went inside her house brought out some bread to lure the dove closer for a picture. She placed the bread on her sons truck and the dove flew in to eat the bread. My sister took a picture of the dove to identify the bird. When back in her house she viewed the picture and there beside the doves head was a picture of our father. We cried viewing it saying it’s going to be ok. Our father was at rest and peace. Through this mourning dove our lives are spiritus filled. Thank you Heavenly Father for this beautiful dove.

  19. I have looked after and reared many fallen dove nestlings. I have had endless joy in receiving their affection and alsofrom observing their development and gradual release into the world. They have taught me about unconditional love, peace and letting go when the time is right (not an easy lesson). A few months ago, on a shamanic journey to find my spirit animal, I expected Tiger or Panther or Raven or some such powerful totem animal. I was most astounded when, unexpectedly, Dove flew towards me and around me and alighted on my shoulder. I asked Dove if she was my spirit animal and she indicated her consent by cooing and pecking on my neck affectionately. I was overwhelmed! Dove has come with me/taken me on a few more shamanic journeys since.
    Thank you for this clear description of the gifts brought by Dove.

  20. I recieved a dove yesterday and this morning and it chooed for me. I couldn’t sleep last night early morning and I was feeling ill. The same dove that came yesterday came today and entered my apartment and then flew out my window and sat upon my AC. The peace that it brought took all the pain away. I’m going to be that messenger he wants me to be AMEN!!

  21. I had an rough relationship and a tough year last year. The day before yesterday a pigeon/dove touched my head wit its wing as it flew over me. I feel very blessed by this and makes me determin to let go of my negative feelings towards the past en make a new start in my life.

  22. How true this is. There are forty to sixty dove around the house this winter. Big, light in color and not our usual summer visitors. I am walking a transitional path and the guides surround me. Thank you for the reassurance that my feeling towards them were correct. Dreams have been frequent and leading lately. Now comes for me the more difficult part….quiet and listening to the message.

  23. We put our dog Charlie to sleep two days ago, and have done nothing but cry and feel guilt. He was the most loving and caring dog to us, but had terrible anxieties and had problems with others. He had bitten a couple people and we were always worried about the grandkids. We miss him so so much, but we had to make the decision before something drastic happened. This is all my husband and I have been thinking about lately. We just cry continuously wondering if Charlie would still love us and forgive us. He loved us with all of his heart and sole and we loved him with our heart and sole. Coming back from the store today, a mourning dove was by our bushes. We got out of the truck, and it stood there looking at us. It did not move. My husband went to get some corn for it, and it flew a way. I told my husband that this was a sign from Charlie that everything is okay. He is safe and sound in heaven and that he does not blame us.

  24. I was at work and a beautiful bright gray pigeon flew between my friend and I. and then it sat on a rail looking and cleaning itself. I then saw it walking in the market I used to work. I was at a meeting that night going over a visit to Rome. Could you please help in this matter.

  25. I came home this morning from seeing a cardiologist . He said my heart is strong and healthy. He told me my symptoms were caused by the deep grif I am suffering because my daughter is suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s. I looked out my window and 7 mourning doves were sitting in a circle on top off an abandoned bird bath. I have lived in this house over 40 years and this is the first time a dove has come to visit. I feel truly blessed.

  26. Only a short time ago, I noticed a pigeon standing motionless on the footpath. He was not content.
    I picked him up and took him inside. For the next hour as I lay on the ground only centimetres away, I watched it die.
    It was the most profound experience of my life.
    The bird is in me and I believe I am within it.
    Anthony :)

  27. A dove can be heard singing the song we have shared since I first heard her last week when I moved here to my trailer in the foothills of California. Until a couple days ago, I was the only one who could hear her mourn-masked joyful repetition. My sister lives next door and finally heard her. My fiancĂ© finally heard her too. We are all Cherokee nation children. I have been called a shaman by witches who couldn’t convert me. Anyway, I am just a native woman.

    The holy spirit disturbed me to search for this informative article and it feeds my soul!

    Wado

  28. This is a beautiful post! This morning is my Twin Soul’s birthday and I am in the midst of a very challenging situation for me. He has recently invited another woman into his life experience and yet we are still in contact; in fact, he and I will get together today for brunch. As I was purging more tears this morning, I was looking out my window and two morning doves flew by from right to left cooing as they went by. Powerful reading here on this page as it supports perfectly what I am going through and what I need to help me. I just did some breathing and humming–NICE!! I am Grateful for people like you who post this kind of info and I want to express I am Grateful for my Twin Soul and our connection and all those who show up to help our Souls progress. Bless Each and Every One… Thank You!

  29. My first granddaughter was born today on March 17. My daughter named her new baby after her mother that had passed away a few years ago. As we just came in to see the baby, a dove landed on the window sill, as I leaned towards the window the dove came closer to me. I turned to tell my daughter to look, and when I turned around then dove was gone. I had a feeling that I can’t get out of my mind that it was her mother came to to see, little Mary Helen.

  30. Hello I came home from work around 3:30, 4 o’clock yesterday evening and I opened my blinds because my window was cracked to get some air all of a sudden A white pigeon had land on my window sill and I didn’t know what to think of it until I showed my granddaughter it and I was just sitting on the bed just looking at it. I said just take a picture of it it took about, I took three picture of it and then I videoed it it was walking back and forth and I was just saying hello are you here could you see me and then I was thinking okay this must be my mom because sometimes when I go through things I think about her this is my second time receiving a message from her and the first time it was in my sleep. I first seen her since she passed away 25 26 years ago and now I see this pigeon on my window sill and it was a pretty beautiful white. It was looking at me like it knew what I was talking about, so I was watching it for a couple hours and then I got tired I lay down it was still sitting there, it stayed there all night long. I got up for work around 5 a.m. and went to the bathroom to brush my teeth, wash my face and came back and it was gone. I felt good I’m still thinking about it and then I looked it up and this is what I got out of it at the I read others comments, this is the second time that I got a message from my mom. I miss her, I love her, and I thank you all for your comments thank you so much.

  31. Hi my name is Joey G I’m from Phila. PA I was wondering what does it mean when 2 dove/pigeons sit on my window about a week ago then crow’s came for the 2 days now around the tree at my house as well as the doves…any insight or thoughts will be greatly appreciate it

  32. I need to share with you this incredible gift. My wife and I were sitting in the living room this morning doing our morning time together. Today is the day my mom died five years ago. I was talking about how I was feeling sad missing mom and remembering that I was unable to be at her funeral. I was remembering the eulogy I wrote where I noted that the morning after she died I was in my prison bathroom and saw and heard birds in the barred window singing that I had never seen or heard before and my feeling that they carried her spirit and were letting me know she was ok. As I talked about this with my wife the dove in this picture flew and landed on the transom window over our door. We have never seen a bird in this window before. I truly believe this dove, a symbol of peace and love, is my mom sitting there looking in and telling me everything is ok. What a gift from God.

  33. What do you do when you don’t know what to do?!?!? Been going through a lot lately, I have been talking to God, and asking Him to HELP me, and give me strength. Sometimes, our situations can overtake us. I was looking out my window, and along came a Dove on my deck. I felt a sense of peace. Jesus died for EVERY situation we go through. I TRUST Him hold heartily. PEACE BE STILL In The Name of Jesus……

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