The spirit animals have made a strong presence within me lately. Just about daily one shows up in some way or form, but perhaps they have always been there. Maybe it is now that I have become more receptive, that I’m finally listening, and maybe it is just now that I am taking note of the messages they are to bring. But why now? I look to learn about the meaning for their appearance while I try to understand the timing and search for the message the divine universe is trying to deliver. On second thought, I feel sure that they have always been there but I never noticed because the timing was off. Many would think it to be mere coincidence and that I’m reading into the signs too much. Maybe I have read too much, wanting to believe in the signs so much that it allows me to fabricate the stories that go along with those spirit animals. But then on the other hand, so have others before me and there is plenty of written documentation to support that I am not the first to have those thoughts and feelings. I’m not alone here. I have no explanation or scientific fact that backs any of this, it is mainly intuition that guides me through those experiences. If I know something for sure, it is that this is mostly something I feel and not all things always need to be rationalized. I am learning not to resist, to let it unfold and to go with my gut feeling while I trust what my heart feels. I believe that this is more than just serendipity, but with anything in life we believe what we want to believe in the end. I say believe in what you will, as long as it serves your purpose, as long as it fuels your soul with fire and as long as it allows you to live in the now.
Yesterday morning the call of the crow was coming from outside my window. It was loud and distinct, almost obnoxious and there was no way to mistake it for another bird bidding me good morning. It was a crow and something either got it very upset, or it’s mission was to wake me from my slumber at any cost. It succeeded as it’s call woke me early, but why was it there? Was it here to tell me something? What was the message to be delivered? For as long as I remember, I have never had a crow outside my window, making so much noise, being so persistent with it’s call. While I was getting ready for work, the thought lingered and later I remembered the crow throughout the day. I believe that during the day I got my question answered and coincidence or purpose was no longer an issue. I knew….
A quick search about the crow as a spirit animal revealed the following. It is said that the crow was associated with life’s mystery and magic. I could use some magic for sure, I thought, but couldn’t we all? It was also associated with providing the insight and the means of supporting intentions. A messenger of luck or being a trickster. What a combination, a lucky trickster while raising awareness to deceiving appearances. And yes not everything shiny is a great treasure. At the time of discovering these associations with the crow, I couldn’t have known that I would actually come face to face with some of these traits later on in the day. To the point that some deceiving appearances would hit me smack dab in the face. And while I should have expected them, (in hindsight and while giving too much credit while no credit was deserved), I was still taken back by the tricky and deceiving way it all came to be.
The crow was also said to be a supporter and developer of sight, to see what is real and what is not. It was supporting the power of transformation in connection to life’s magic.
Further symbolic meaning of the crow
Intelligence and higher perspective
Being fearless and audacious
Destiny and personal transformation
After reading and inquiring about this unusual encounter, I definitely felt a connection to the meaning. First came the unusual never before visit and what followed later throughout the day solidified what I read earlier. The signs became obvious and even though it ended up being one of those days, I recognize it as a day vital in my destiny and personal transformation. No matter how painful life is from time to time, I firmly believe things happen for a reason. Those very reasons guide us to take the road we must travel and perhaps even decide which direction we need to take while standing at the fork, contemplating the path.
May you always travel the path of your intuition. Remember to listen to the signs and know it doesn’t always have to make sense. No explanations needed…
Thank you my crow messenger….I see and hear you.