~~—– The Raven—–~~Ruffling her blackened plumage the raven rests herself ona high ledge, plucking up a shiny stardrop that it might see theworld in a whole new perspective.~~–Portend andPerils–~~The raven has a greatmany folklore surrounding her existence. One of the most common ofthem being that ravens are otherworldly harbingers of bad omens andimpending death.
While there is quite a bit of truth to this lore itis not entirely forthcoming. Unlike certain other spiritualmessengers the raven is not driven by desires or morality as wehumans are, instead following a much more grand purpose.The raven like the shamanhas been gifted the ability to cross into the realm of the spiritsand act as both messenger and deliverer, bearing signs and warningsthat something momentous or calamitous, is likely to happensoon.Have you ever taken notice as you strolled along the roads,a raven cawing loudly in your direction? If you do and the ravenappears to be eager for your attention it is important to take amoment to pause and give serious consideration to the world aroundyou.
Unlike certain other spiritual messengers the raven is known forhaving no care for human emotions and is able to remain completelyimpartial, sharing its news with those who would listen.Whilethe raven is often seen delivering otherworldly messages they haveyet another gift to share with mankind. If appeased and shown theproper respects the raven can show you how to walk into the darkcorners of your inner-most mind and resolve conflicts buried deepwithin. In doing so one is able to walk an enlightened path unboundby the distractions of morality.Often times the messages beingdelivered can be difficult to understand, but soaring over hurdlesand obstacles is how we grow most effectively.Ravenscuriously enough do not follow the standard karmic wheel ofreincarnation that most other animal spirits enjoy.
Instead when thelife essence of a raven is released into middle realm it is suffusedagain with spiritual energy and sent back as yet another raven toonce again act as an otherworldly messenger.The raven whennot acting as a messenger for the spirits is a silent observer of herenvironment and is said to embody the very idea of introspection. Shaman are often sought out by raven spirits as sheprefers to share her knowledge with those she feels can understandand appreciate the depth of her duties.
Raven Spirits usually expecta certain level of respect, never fear. If made friendly she canawaken your inner Shaman, and helps stimulate karmic memories. Asthese memories emerge they may eventually help you deal with issuesimportant in the mortal realm or on your spiritual journey.