I saw a post on 3cstyle.wordpress.com and Dominique was talking about Origami. Immediately I found myself intrigued and was ready to create, even though I didn’t start right away. I had a crane in mind and that shape was going to be my first attempt. I voiced to Dominique that I wanted to do a crane mobile and remember her response, which by the way still makes me smile. “You never do things like everyone else, don’t you?” It’s not that I try one way or another, I just follow what calls me at the time and quite frankly it feels good to maybe do the unexpected. To be unique and not predictable, I’m ok with that and it is what made me smile.
The day after the news came about Mom, I sat down after work and remembered my little crane project. It seemed perfect to take my mind off and indulge in a little creativity. I needed a distraction and what better way then learning something new. I looked up a tutorial and found an intermediate one that looked appealing. The beginner in me had to rewind a few sections but I managed to make my first crane. I was happy with the outcome, given it was the first time folding origami, but I wondered why I had chosen the crane. Granted a dear friend who calls me Tiger and who studied Martial Arts, refers to his movement style as the one of a crane, but soon I would learn that there were more underlying reasons to choosing this shape then I was initially aware of. I looked up the spiritual meaning of the crane and here is what I found.
Do what you need to do to bring greater balance into your life. This is a time of great abundance and plenitude, one in which you won’t want for anything. A portal has opened that allows you glimpses of the future without fear of trepidation. Maintain a relaxed vigilance at this time, paying close attention to signs and omens. It’s time to revive and restore that hobby or recreational interest you once enjoyed.
Crane totem reveals the secrets of longevity and spirit centered creativity and their connection to the eternal and divine realm. With the crane spirit you become witness to the power of your emotions and how they rule every facet of your life. Emotions lead you into a gale storm where you feel lost and powerless, it is not until you get into the eye of the storm that your power is revealed to you. Here in the center of the storm you can see the vortex surrounding you, the vortex is the field of your unharnessed emotions, fear, pain and stored trauma where you can feel lost and overwhelmed and not know how to find your way out. At the core of all storms is the eye, it is where you see the light has broken through the clouds, this is where the calm waters give safety. It is here that you have perfect clarity and can see the overriding power of your emotions surrounding you.
It seems like a perfect message for this point of everything that is going on in my life…