Raven Medicine (aka The Crow)

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Yesterday I had treatment at the hospital and being the observant soul that I am, I was walking through a small carpark surrounded by just a hedge fence. There sitting alone was an Australian Raven. I stopped to acknowledge it quietly watching me, and silently welcomed it, and admired it’s beauty, and self assured character. Later in the evening I attended my first night at an intermediate meditation course, and it was not a surprise that our final meditation for the evening was the ‘Raven Meditation’ where we were taken on a journey to seek direction.It was beautiful, and I finished the session flying, becoming the Raven, over land, over water and feeling ‘free’. I also remember it carrying in it’s mouth a blue feather!

I have googled the meaning of blue feathers and the only thing I can find is that it gives mental abilities,  health, connection with spirits, peace, knowledge, communication, and protection. Also psychic awareness.

I thought I would share some insight on these birds, on a shamanic level. I do like these birds, they are very confident, clever and can be ruthless too. If you have read my about me, you will also note that I channelled words regarding this bird -

“Lady, see that Raven set wings to the sky, for he fears nothing of what is veiled, for his sight is within”

I do not know what this means, because it comes from ancient times.

Raven Medicine – Power of Creation, Seeing our True Self, and Change.

Ravens (and Crows) must be understood on a deeper level, they need to be understood through the intuitive senses and emotions – they are messengers from the Great Spirit or Source.People who carry the energy of this bird,have a heavy responsibility to spirit – like they have come to walk the earth and change peoples belief systems into a new awareness of reality. They are often symbolic of seeking new directions in life. When facing a new path you can call upon the Raven to show the true and correct path – they teach use to journey into the void where possibility lives. They are powerful navigators of the darkness or the unknown, their intuitive faculties so strong they learn to rely on it rather than what they just see with their physical eyes.

The Raven can give you the ability to connect with another’s head and heart, to feel true empathy and understanding from the insight out. Spiritual headers and counselors use Raven power for deeper understanding and empathy. They can assist in changing others behaviour and perception, to bring insight, peace, healing and understanding to others, or to offer a different or positive perspective of things, people and circumstances in life, in the essence of Light, highest good and interest of others. Both Celtic and Druid Slànaighear (Healer) and Native American shamans use the energy of the Raven for healing, especially long distance healing.  When doing a healing circle for an absent friend, the energy can be sent in the form of a raven.

In many cultures the Raven represents positively deep magic, the mystery of the unknown, death and transformation, creation, healing, wisdom, protection, and prophecy. It is a symbol of the sun and moonless night and birth giving light in the centre of our galaxy, and the black hole in the centre of the universe, to which we are all travelling to in our eventual extinction. Raven is the fatal touch of the Calleach in winter, the wisdom of Odin, the vessel of prophecy given to a seer, the mighty protector of the Western Isles, and the healing message of an Indian shaman.

Invocation of Raven

by Susa Morgan Black

 

Morgana of the dark moon night

Onyx bird, bold in flight  

Raven, come to us now!

 

Keeper  of the sacred well

Where the faerie spirits dwell

Raven, come to us now!

 

Guardian of the Blackthorn Tree

Home of the feared Banshee

Raven, come to us now!

 

Teacher of warriors, and of sex,

spells that heal and spells that hex

Raven, come to us now!

 

Bean Sidhe by the river bed

Washing shrouds of the newly dead

Raven, come to us now!

 

Twin birds of memory and thought

Who brought the knowledge Odin sought

Raven, come to us now!

 

Raven with his bag of tricks

Always getting in a fix

Raven, come to us now!

 

Stalwart guardian of the Land

The sacred bird of mighty Bran

Raven, come to us now!

Wise One of the Second Sight

Who foretells our human plight

Raven, come to us now!

Raven, Oldest of us All

Watch over us and hear our call

Raven, come to us now!

 

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  1. Crow

    Birth dates: 22 September – 22 October.

    Earth influence: The Falling Leaves Time.

    Influencing wind: The West Winds. Totem: Grizzly bear.

    Direction: South-west.

    Predominant elements: Air with Earth.

    Elemental clan: Butterfly (Air) Clan. Function: Initiating ideas

    Birth and animal totem: Crow. <~~~~~~~~~

    Plant totem: Ivy.

    Mineral totem: Azurite.

    Polarity totem: Falcon.

    Affinity colour: Blue. <~~~~~~~~~~

    Musical vibration: A natural.

    Personality: Charming. Friendly.Good-natured. Tolerant.

    Feelings: Sensitive.

    Intention: Justice.

    Nature: Co-operative.

    Positive traits: Idealistic. Romantic, Diplomatic.

    Negative traits: Indecisive. Frivolous. Gullible. Resentful.

    Sex-drive: Strong.

    Compatibilities: Otter and Deer.

    Conscious aim: Partnership.

    Subconscious desire: Harmony and beauty.

    Life-path: Harmonisation.

    I Ching trigram:Chen. Thunder. Desire for achievement.

    Spiritual alchemy: Yang predominates.

    Must cultivate: Decisiveness. Constancy. Impartiality. Inspiration..

    Must avoid: Indecision. Uncertainty. Inconsistency.

    Starting totems: Crow. Grizzly bear. Butterfly. Ivy. Azurite. Falcon.

    Crow

    Highly enthusiastic, and a natural entrepreneur, the Crow is quite a charmer. But he/she doesn't have to work at being charming – it comes easily. Everyone recognizes the Crow's easy energy, and everyone turns to the Crow for his/her ideas and opinions. This is because the Crow is both idealistic and diplomatic and is quite ingenious. In nurturing environments this Native American animal symbol is easy-going, can be romantic, and soft-spoken. Further, the crow can be quite patient, and intuitive in relationships. Left to his/her own devices, the Crow can be demanding, inconsistent, vindictive, and abrasive.

    Birth totem crow is an individual whose outer personality is driven by the quest to bond with another. By design, the crow is a highly curious creature, imbued with a remarkable degree of intelligence. Despite such intelligence, this heightened curiosity will often lead Crow in the path of unforeseen danger. As he follows the glimmering call of a shiny penny, he is oblivious to the encroaching threat of an oncoming vehicle, so intent is he upon retrieving the fascinating object. Birth totem crow individuals can become so focused upon the goal of attaining partnership, that other areas of their daily life may tend to be ignored, eventually leading to some crisis of faith, health or practical consideration that will realign them, at least temporarily, to the bills needing to be paid or the vehicle in need of repair.

    In Nature, the crow is part of a community of other crows, and thus, they are very social, preferring the company of their fellow winged ones (and even the company of two-leggeds), to being alone. Like their animal brothers and sisters, birth totem crow will seek companionship and interactions with others almost compulsively. The underlying force that drives one who is operating from the personality center of this birth totem, is a fear of being alone and faced with their own company. Because so much of the focus and attention for one with this birth totem is exerted upon relating to, and pleasing "others" they have learned very little about themselves and thus, have not developed the relationship with the inner self that is requisite for a soul to fully integrate as it moves along the sacred hoop of physical life.

    Once crow individual takes the time to go within and learn about themselves, their role along the Red Road, and the lessons they have chosen to come and learn, they will then discover all of the shiny and fascinating aspects of themselves that they have been blessed with. This may then take them on a journey toward a deep and abiding relationship to the self, consequently adding even more to their relationships with others. Thus, the attainment of the higher intent for this birth totem may be had – to know true balance and harmony.

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    “Lady, see that Raven set wings to the sky, for he fears nothing of what is veiled, for his sight is within”

    I absolutely LOVE this… Infact… it would make an awesome tatoo

    • This is wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing this information with me dear kindred.

      Revealer of inner vision and
      Ancient souls -Raven ‘cras’ in many
      Voices, relaying secrets
      Existing in the deepest mysteries
      Nigh forgotten..

      Love & Light

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