Anyone who knows me (or reads my blog) knows of my love of ravens & crows. In the northern community where I grew up I remember a time when the ravens were as big as I was...yet I was never afraid of them. They can grow to 30 inches in height, weigh up to 4.5 pounds and have a wingspan of up to 59 inches. They
never fail to fascinate me with their communication and survival skills and have been know to live as long as 21 years. The largest flock or murder of crows that I have ever witnessed was 52 and I have to admit that I felt rather blessed. It was definitely a noisy group and felt like a family reunion of sorts.
As a totem animal, raven is known as a messenger and communicator. They remind us to listen to our inner voice, teaching us to trust ourselves rather than looking outward for direction and validation. They are also playful birds...another reminder not to take things too seriously. Breathe. Rest. And be thankful.