Walking in the woods with my dog. It was very quiet, very still and beautiful… misty. I became aware of a crow cawing and, at first, I didn’t think anything of it. Then I realised it was continuing and we were coming closer to it. I stood still and there it was on the very top branch of a tall, tall tree. Cawing out to the world sharing its message and its song. It lasted for at least ten minutes then it flew off. A little later I heard it again from further away. I felt it had touched something very primal and very deep.
When I got back to the car, I looked up the spiritual significance of crow and I was transfixed. The main message is about transformation, working together and embracing change in a positive way; adaptability, skill sharing and finding solutions. Crow reminds us that “This too shall pass”.
It felt like God had spoken to me as, in fact, I believe he did, through the crow
Nature is awesome and if we take time to stop and listen to the messages from nature that we are being given every day then the quality of life improves immeasurably. I believe that all of God’s creatures are messengers just going about their business and giving us repeated opportunities to stop and listen. What a lot we can learn when we slow down and pay attention.
Animal spirit energy and its meaning has long been a subject of fascination and learning and is, like many esoteric practices, becoming more widely recognised for its healing qualities in helping us navigate and understand our soul journeys. Never has this been more relevant than in the current period of uncertainty and transformation.
Crows build their nests high up in tall trees where they have a clear overview of what is going on all around. They are highly intelligent creatures with great problem-solving skills and the higher they are the clearer their overall vision. Apparently, they also call out to people who are feeling isolated or misunderstood, connecting souls on the same path and helping them work together on their soul journey.
It is said that we all have a spirit power animal or guide and it is worth looking up what yours is then building a relationship with it on an energetic level. As you become more attuned to the world around you and you step away from the 3D requirement to always be busy and in a rush then you will notice just how often creatures cross your path or appear out of the blue. Remember, they always have a message for you but you need to be open to noticing and receiving.
Today I was driving along a country road and I noticed a fat cock pheasant on the road directly in my path. He was having a snack and had no intention of moving out of the way to let a car pass by. So, I waited a little while. Of course, he just continued and so I reversed and drove around him. I was chuckling. On one level I always feel that cock pheasants are a sign that my dad is with me (he died when I was a child) and it is not at all unusual for them to appear. But this guy today was right in my path and not budging so I felt he had something important to convey to me at this time.
Sure enough he was reminding me that my shine is not as bright as usual. That I have been feeling dull and drab inside. So true. My energy has been low and I have been unwell the last few days. He wanted me to know that my usually sparkling vision is rather muted and that he was returning a rainbow of beauty into my life. Reminding me to take a breather and not to focus so much on the big missions at the expense of missing the everyday miracles. He reminded me that I have gifts for a reason and that God does not grant sparkling spiritual aptitudes on everybody ….. I don’t have to fly the flag for everyone – only the right people.
He asked me to remind you all to stay true to yourselves, show off your feathers and take a chance.
So, stop reading now and be still. Go within and think of a time when you have had an unexpected encounter with an animal. Allow your mind to bring back the experience …… what happened and how did it make you feel? Don’t rush. Animals don’t rush so be in their time frame. Be patient and live in the now, like they do and when one appears, pay attention, check out the spiritual symbolism and be amazed.
If you don’t keep a journal then now is a great time to start. The start of a New Year and the energy is fresh. The world as we knew it is never going to be the same again and it is essential that we are aligned with the 5D energy. Animals already are and they are at our service to guide us all the way.
As for the crow… I sent a photo of him on his branch to a new friend and soulmate and told her what had taken place. It turned out that just before she got my message a crow had appeared to her also. She loves crows. A week or so later I was visiting her house and when I popped into the loo there on the wall was the most delightful child’s drawing of a happy fat cock pheasant! Say no more.
Kate Mchardy MA(Hons) PGCE MSPH Spiritual coach, teacher and healer. firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: +44 7712889534. Facebook: The University of Light Group / Readings at The University of Light (@tarotangelspiritreadings).