I recently received some insightful feedback about the significance of crows. Tracy came across my post (click to read) when surfing the internet for tattoo ideas and here is what she had to say:
“Hey there, I came across your site on the search for crow tattoo inspiration. I just wanted to share my crow experience with you. In November of 2011, I was in India doing my yoga teacher training. I had just quit my “good job” back in BC and decided on a new path…yoga and moving to Australia. About half-way (maybe more) into my training, I took a step out of the dorm and as I walked out from under the awning, a crow swooped down over my head. Startled, I stood there for a couple minutes. I carried on and the next thing I knew, this same crow swooped back over me. My heart was pounding. Again, I continued on to the tea tree, grabbed my morning Chai, and returned back to the dorm. As I started to walk up some steps, I saw from the corner of my eye, this crow coming back for me as it swooped over me one last time and then sat in a tree. I looked at it and said out loud, “What do you want from me?!” I told a few people about this and was told various things such as, “It’s a bad omen,” and “It means magic,” and a couple other things. I tried to let this experience settle but a couple days later, I asked this very wise Indian woman what crows meant in Indian culture. Well there is oodles of significance. There are a few stories but what I will share with you is the relevant story. She told me that this crow is acting as a messenger. It’s telling me that the choices I have made my past life and this current life is exactly where I need to be. I am doing exactly everything I should be doing and to carry on living the life I am choosing for myself. I had goosebumps and tears. This woman did not know me. And yet, here I was a 26-year old girl who left her good life in Canada to start anew in Australia. This experience and her words meant the world to me. It was reaffirming to know that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I am making the right choices for me. Anyway, that’s my story. And that is why crows and this specific crow is significant to me. Much love, peace and happiness to you. Here’s to living life with an open heart and open mind.
Check out Tracy’s blog (http://yoginiatlarge.blogspot.com.au/) for a glimpse of her own journey. Filled with lots of photos, interesting stories, and more insights!