I love it when I get to interact with the Crows. This morning I was at Riverside National Cemetery and this lovely flew to the Carillion to have a chat with me. Even posed a bit when I was trying to frame it in the leaves. The last picture I caught the second Crow next to the tree and a Hawk soaring above it.
Love being connected to Nature.
So, I got up early for me, 7 AM, because some gardening needed tending before it hit 101 degrees today. I was kneeling down moving some rocks and I saw this huge shadow on the wall. I looked up and Egret was staring right at me. I froze and I think my brain stopped functioning for a few seconds. Then I was trying to stage whisper to my Dad to LOOK AT THE WALL.
The Egret didn't seem fussed by us at all and just continued to sit and stare, then slowly walked along the wall to eat a bug or two. We watched this gorgeous bird for a few minutes and then it just took flight and left us dazed a bit. What an honor.
I was even more dazzled when I discovered one of Egret/Heron/Crane's attributes is a Psychopomp and stories of the Afterlife ! Huh!
Some other Egret symbolism:
It has been said to have Divine Connections - a direct link to God.
They originate in the place where the spirits of the dead go to the journey to the afterlife.
In the Bible it is associated with Christ's suffering because of the belief that this bird sheds tears.
It has a strong bond with all of the elements giving it diversity, balance and adaptation.
It teaches us to relax and BREATHE - helping us to restore inner calmness.
Egret medicine instills in us a sense of center to help us refine our senses and heighten our awareness.
Egret shows us how to be still and patient. To watch and wait with grace.
It brings much good luck.
What an amazing morning.
I have been leaving food and water out for the Crows every day for a few months now. I also leave food for the other yard animals as well but the Crows are my Power Animals and mean much to me. There is a couple, Loki and Toto, who live nearby and I have been slowly earning their trust.
I had hoped to see some sort of sign, I know they have been known to leave gifts to people who help them, but I also know that to ask for a feather, which I have been doing, can mess them up LOL I guess if a Crow sees you pick up a Crow feather, they might think you did something to one of them to get that feather?
Anyway, this morning I walked out and set out the peanuts and on top of the small cement Buddhist temple that I feed them on was a water soaked peanut - all the nuts I put out were gone but this one was dead center and drenched in water. Much like they like to eat them. I was tickled they left me one of their favorite snacks!
As I went back to give them cool and clean water, I froze in my tracks. On each side of the temple was one perfect feather. My heart soared and I was so gobsmacked my brain stopped working for a minute LOL
Crows come to me in dreams and give me messages all the time, but this is the first time they have given me one in person! Pure magic. Aho!
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious