--- Nancy <shengirl@...
> Well if this was the Dark Ages I'd certainly be
> accused of witchcraft,
> as I seem to attract black cats. All kinds of cats,
> actually, but
> especially black ones.
ROFL! Well I am both an ecclectic Christian and a
white witch sooooo....
> My totem animal is the crow or raven. I think it is
> important to note
> here that you do not pick the totem animal, the
> animal picks you- you
> have to be alert and observant enough to notice
Agreed...my familiar is a cat...he shows up in
different forms <meaning different cat breed but with
the exact same eyes> when i am in spiritual crisis of
When a certain
> animal keeps popping up in your life, or at odd or
> inappropriate times,
> or seems to like you and be at ease around you and
> not others, that's
> the one to look out for. It could be a bear, a
> spider, a hummingbird, a
> fox, anything. And it will have a message for you,
> lessons to teach you,
> but you have to listen and think and find out what
> that message is.
> There will be a communication between you, when you
> become aware and
> attuned to your totem animal- it isn't just carrying
> around a certain
> charm because you think bears are neat.
Well said...only i would reword <in my experience>
inappropriate times as times of indecision or crisis
I have read
> of a woman who was
> saved from attack by a mountain lion, by the
> insistent carrying on of a
> crow on a shed roof behind her. When she looked,
> there was a cougar,
> crouched and watching her. I myself was "warned" and
> avoided a nasty car
> accident by a crow. They always seem to be around,
> cawing at me wherever
> I go, and have at times seemed to bring about a
> mystical encounter with
> something. I have concluded that crows and ravens
> are the creature that
> brings about an interaction between two otherwise
> static worlds, in
> their traditional role of tricksters (they are said
> to be the most
> intelligent of all birds). The worlds of the living
> and the dead, or the
> gods and humans. Without the trickster gods stirring
> things up, these
> worlds would never have a reason to interact. So
> they are gatekeepers,
> which fits me perfectly as I work in Hospice and
> have a part in helping
> people cross over, a sort of gatekeeper myself, and
> have had contacts
> with people who have died.
I am truly moved my friend...it isn't always you find
souls that experience the profound that others roll
their eyes at...
However i must note that while your familiar is a crow
it is not necessarily so for others <as u have already
> It can get positively weird around here in the fall-
> I go out on the
> deck in the morning, the leaves are turning, black
> cats are milling
> around my ankles, and my crows fly up into the oak
> trees behind the
> house, cawing at me (hey lady, you got food?). The
> picture of Halloween
ROFLMAO...r we related?
"It is not having lived in the dark house, but having left it that matters"
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