Sunday, November 4, 2012
Deal With It
We don't have ravens here, but crows are plentiful. I say good morning as they fly off in a murder to work, and good evening when the murder returns home. They are both smart and clever birds which according to Druid lore can signify the ending of old conflicts and fresh starts. This is reflected in his posture, turned toward the future, looking at the past.
I'm reminded by this card I've spent a lot of time this past year analyzing. I've let a number of things fly free, I've uncovered a common thread which explains much. Instead of denial I've chosen acceptance and help. I've made a couple of enormous commitments and kicked a few millstones of carrion to the curb. For being such a black year I hope never to see the like of again, as always, some good has come from it. In Ravenspeak I had to recognize what I'd swallowed as carrion. We take it in, digest it endlessly and then forget or refuse to pass it back out.
"Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900
This week's deck is The Druid Animal Oracle, written by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm with Bill Worthington doing the card art. I love this deck, Mr. Worthington's art is beautifully rendered giving much food for thought.