Last night I had a dream that I was sitting beneath a tree with my kitty Pablo. In front of us stood three crows watching as I ate a piece of bread. I threw out a piece of bread to them. It landed midway between us. Pablo jumped out and grabbed the bread with his teeth, then brought it over to feed the crows. Many interpretations of this dream have risen. Whenever I see animals appear in dreams or visions or repeatedly in waking life, I always make note of it. I typically don't share these personal insights, but in reading about Crow wisdom, I found some useful information which felt relevant for all of us. So often we venture outside of ourselves seeking guidance and reassurance, from outside sources, rather than trusting our own internal wisdom. A few years back when I felt at a crossroads I consulted with a psychic about my own path. She was also of Cherokee descent and shared with me my animal totems. Finding myself once again at a four-way stop, I find it interesting that the crows arrive. I'm including her wisdom about Crow medicine below. It discusses how they help us in setting our own internal law and how to always be guided from that place.
Children are taught to behave according to the rules of a particular culture. Most orthodox religious systems create a mandate concerning acceptable behavior within the context of worldly affairs. Do this and so, and you will go to heaven. Do thus and so and you will go to hell. Different formulas for salvation are demanded by each “true faith.”
Human law is not the same as sacred Law. More so than any other medicine, Crow sees that the physical world and even the spiritual world, as humanity interprets them, are an illusion. There are billions of worlds. There are an infinitude of creatures. Great Spirit is within all. If an individual obeys Crow’s perfect laws as given by the Creator, then at death he or she dies a Good Medicine death – going on to the next incarnation with a clear memory of his or her past.
Crow is an omen of change. Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time. The Ancient Chiefs tell us that Crow sees simultaneously the three fates – past, present and future. Crow merges light and darkness, seeing both inner and outer reality. If you have Crow medicine, you must pause and reflect on how you see the laws of the Great Spirit in relation to the laws of humanity. Crow medicine signifies a firsthand knowledge of a higher order of right and wrong than that indicated by the laws created in human culture. With Crow medicine, you speak in a powerful voice when addressing issues that for you seem out of harmony, out of balance, out of whack or unjust.
As you learn to allow your personal integrity be your guide, your sense of feeling alone will vanish. Your personal will can then emerge so that you will stand in your truth. The prime path of true Crow people says to be mindful of your opinions and actions. Be willing to walk your talk, speak your truth, know your life’s mission and balance past, present and future in the now. Shape shift that old reality and become your future self.
Being a shape shifter, be careful of becoming overly manipulative of others and impinging upon the free will of those who may be a bit gullible and easily led. Crow teaches us to speak our truth, to know your mission in life, to walk your talk, to balance past, present and future in the know and realizes that there are billions of realities, worlds.
Crow brings to us the gift of the council. With crow medicine, your message may be to come together in council with others to make decisions and learn from events. In all of your group interactions, you need to honor the decision making processes of the whole, be it in your family, at your job, or perhaps as a member of a circle that does ceremony. There needs to be balance harmony in a group.
As shared by Leann Loggins, Cherokee descent, Psychic and Medical Intuitive