Crow: - Sacred Law
Crows are regular visitors to my back yard. They always appear in groups, and although their "caw, caw" sounds of communication sound monotonous to my untrained human ears, each caw actually has a different meaning. This complex vocabulary is one sign of crows' intelligence, and is also an indication of their significance as power animals.
As we can't, without paying careful attention, understand the language of crows, so we can't always see beyond our own cultural limitations. These limitations include specific moral codes of right and wrong and a set of rules which accompany these codes.
The history of human life on this planet is often one of conflict and war because of differing moral and religious beliefs. In order to truly create a new age of peace and harmony it is vital for us to be able to transcend our particular cultural limitations and to hold in our hearts what we share as spiritual beings in human form.
Crow is the bird which symbolizes this transcendence. When we meditate on and align with Crow it can teach us to know ourselves beyond the limitations of one-dimensional thinking and laws.
Whenever crows gather they always have one bird which serves as a lookout. This can teach us to be watchful about what we believe, to test our habitual ideas about reality against a more universal standard.
This bird can also teach us to be watchful about our automatic judgments of others, and to appreciate the many dimensions both of reality and ourselves. Crow reminds us to learn to trust our intuition and personal integrity, to create our own standards, whether or not they match those of the world around us.
It is said that in the courtship process the male crow's voice takes on a singing quality. This tells us what the basis of sacred law is. There is one unfailing principle by which we can test our principles, that of unconditional love.