Woke up this morning feeling not right. I figured that my morning walk should take care of that so despite my crankiness I dragged myself out of bed and out the door. One look at the sky above me catapulted me into a tirade of anger, anxiety and rage. They were spraying in the sky again! “Dam chemtrails” I screamed! The elements echoed my sentiments and the wind raged with me. I really didn't feel any better coming back into my place after my walk. All of a sudden, I heard a message loud and clear in my mind “Go see the animals!!” then a vision of Bonnie Springs Ranch appeared before my face. I asked both my parents if they wanted to go see the animals. They initially rejected the idea then changed their mind as I was walking out the door.
We walked around the pond and as the wind sand-blasted my face I silently apologized to the birds for humans stupidity and arrogance. My anger lessened as I took in all the desert beauty around me. Then I remembered Raven who is in a large cage off in the back by the horse stables. When you speak his name he will speak back to you. My heart soared with joy when I saw him. It was the first time all day that I felt light in my being. I got as close to the cage as possible, stood on my tippy toes and started talking to him. I said to him “I wish I remember your name because I would love to hear your voice.” I couldn't remember and he remained silent but we stared long into each others eyes. I asked him what he was eating and he responded by hopping over in front of me and showing me his beak. He then began to “pose” for me, moving his head in different directions. Showing me his very long sharp beak. I could see the little gray hairs coming down from the underside. When I bent down to look at his very long tail feathers he lowered his tail for me so I could see it below his shelf. Then I moved back on my tippy toes and moved my face practically up to the bars. I wanted to see every feather, every variation of color. He had perfect opportunity to peck my eye out. Complete trust between us. I could feel my parents waiting for me so I said goodbye and started to walk away. As I started to turn to walk away something incredible happened. Raven locked eyes with me then dipped his head downward and forward, sticking his long beak out of the cage pointing directly at me. I stopped dead in my tracks. I literally could not move my feet. I turned back around and walked up to the cage. He stood back up. I started to walk away again and Raven bowed his head down and forward again! Beak pointing directly me, eyes intense. Again I literally could not move, only to turn around and walk back to the cage. “hmmm” I wondered. He stood back up so I started to leave and it happened a third time! I laughed out loud at this point and walked back up to him. I looked him in the eyes and said “What are you trying to tell me?” I listened but couldn't hear anything. He stood back up so I turned around to leave. This time I was allowed to leave but I felt the strangest thing. I was super dizzy and lightheaded. My folks must have noticed me stumbling and walking funny. If they did, they didn't say anything. The rest of the morning with the animals was blissful and fun. My folks and I said goodbye to the animals, walked the old tiny town and went home. The intense rage and anger had subsided dramatically and my mood was lifted.
All day long I kept thinking of Raven, pondering our strange interaction and wondering what he was trying to tell me. In meditation that evening I held the image of Raven in my mind as I let the crystal bowls lead my consciousness out of this realm. I was in a nature scene but I was alone. I felt my body roll over onto my left side and had this vision of black stuff being pulled out. I saw and felt the hands of mother earth hovering below me, pulling. This pulling did not last very long then I was gone. Later that evening lying in bed as I was continuing to process the memory came to me of my early work with clients when I worked with Raven. In those journeys Raven would appear and using his beak would PULL dark energy from their spiritual bodies and throw it away! All of a sudden I was catapulted back into the scene from earlier in the day and recognized that not only was a real live actual Raven doing to me what I've seen them do in my journeys but that the raging wind had stopped completely while this was happening! All that rage and anger that I had towards humans was pulled out of me by a large raven...in a cage...
Deep gratitude and humbleness.
My name is Melissa Ameika and I am a Reiki Master Teacher, Shaman & Metaphysical Counselor living in the desert southwest.