On a recent early morning hike in the hills above my home, I found myself in the company of four ravens enjoying the air currents rising from below. While standing on the rock outcropping watching their graceful flight, I was surprised when they started making close passes to where I was standing, often coming within about thirty feet of me. In case you don’t know, ravens are several times larger than crows and are graceful in the sky. Having one of these magnificent birds make a close pass is amazing and inspiring. In Native and Shamanic circles, ravens can signal several things. Here is an excerpt from one website:
It’s time for you to make changes within yourself. Embrace your true potential and become who you really are.-Raven
If Raven comes to you:
If Raven has come visiting you it can mean any number of things. Most powerful of all is the synchronicity that Raven assures you is pending. He is a master of bending and folding time and space so that you are exactly in the right moment at the right time. As a messenger you are reminded that those around you are reflecting back at you the things you most have to learn about yourself.
Know that when Raven appears that magic is imminent. Raven is about rebirth, recovery, renewal recycling and certainly reflection and healing. He signifies moving through transitions smoothly by casting light into the darkness.