The Raven is very significant in my story. He has appeared to me in visions on more that one occasion and he is the reason I started this Blog. The Raven is very much a part of my Native Culture and the birds are indigenous to the area I live in. I had the privilege of an up close and personal visitation of a Raven in the Wild where the bird landed next to me up in the mountains and stayed for about half an hour.
I am going to quote from a book written by Jamie Sams and David Carson on the teachings of the Animal Kingdom....
Throughout time, Raven has carried the Medicine of Magic. Raven Magic can give you the courage to enter the darkness of the void, which is the home of all that is not yet in form. This void is called the Great Mystery. It existed before all other things came into being. Raven is the messenger of the Void.
If Raven appears to you, you are about to experience a change in consciousness. This may involve walking inside the Great Mystery on another path at the edge of time. This is a signal, brought by Raven, that you have earned the right to see and experience a little more of life's magic.
The colour black in the Raven can mean the seeking of answers, the void, or the road of the spiritual and nonphysical. The Blue-Black of the Raven speaks of the magic of darkness and a changeability of form and shape that brings an awakening.
Raven is the guardian of ceremonial magic and " in Absentia Healing". In any healing circle Raven is present. He guides the magic of healing and the change in consciousness that will bring about a new reality and dispel "dis-ease" or illness.
Raven carries the energy flows of ceremonial magic between the ceremony itself and the intended destination. For instance, if a ceremony is being performed to send energy to a disaster area where people need courage and strength, Raven would be the courier for that energy flow.
If Raven appears to you, do not try to figure it out. It is the power of the unknown at work, and something special is about to happen. The deeper mystery is how you will respond to this synchronicity. ....End of Quote....
I believe there are no coincidences and I believe in synchronicity. To validate for myself and the reader...a couple of weeks ago, while I was sitting for Absent Healing the Raven appeared again to me. It was very vivid. I saw the Raven in flight, I saw a Carving that would come to me and be in my home and I felt that something was beginning to unfold. It was after he appeared that I went to my book to read about Raven. It was then that I read the quote I shared with you. Not only was I sending Absent Healing to the International List, I had been and was at the time sending Healing to the People of Japan.
The carving on my Blog is now in my home and was done by one of our local Native Artists.
It is a new path that I am embarking on to share my gifts. I hope you will join me and share in the experience....of Mediumship, Psychism, Intuition and The Tarot.