“I wish the monstrous crow would come!”
Manifestation, Power, Wisdom, Messenger, Discernment
As Alice becomes weary of the battle preparations of Tweedledum and Tweedledee, she makes an entreaty: “I wish the monstrous crow would come!” And within moments, the clouds start to darken, and the gigantic crow appears, breaking up the nonsense of the Tweedle brothers, and offering Alice a quick exit from the monotonous hubbub.
Of course, The Crow is also a bit ominous and poses a momentary threat to the safety of the Tweedles and all below.
The crow has flapped its way into your reading to remind you of how powerful you can be at times. I am not exactly sure how it works or why, but there are times in our lives when we are particularly good at manifesting what we ask for (whether it serves our best interests or not). If we are very wise and very clear about our communication, this can be a glorious gift. If, however, we are not truly honest or wise with what we truly want, and if we do not know how to clearly communicate that to the rest of the many wonderful powers that be, then it can turn into a terrible burden.
In Alice’s case, the crow’s appearance was timely and met her immediate needs. You, as well, may be on to something very helpful. If so, make the most of it. The usually pear-shaped land of wonder has lobbed the ball into your court, and you should play it for all it’s worth. However, if you are finding that things just aren’t going your way, a little bit of contemplation is in order.
I am reminded of an old proverb: “Be careful what you wish for. It just might come true.” Sometimes we ask for things, instant gratification or other compulsive thoughts taking the driver’s seat, only to realize that we’ve ended up with a white elephant. If all of the consequences aren’t taken into account, we could be setting ourselves up for a real misadventure.
Sometimes we send out signals that may easily sound like appeals to the workings of the universe, but are really calling in our worst nightmares . . . these signals are better known as worry. Thoughts that continually generate images of gloom, doom, and worst-case-scenarios end up being heard as constant solicitation for the exact things we don’t want.
This is the time for you to take a moment to pay attention to what it is you really want, where your thoughts tend to wander, and how you can refine your thoughts and words to use this powerful time to manifest that which genuinely serves your best interests.
Meditation: Take a moment to sit in silence, just breathing. Call in the query you have brought to this reading. Imagine what it is you would like to see happen. What reality would you like to manifest? Once you have an image of this, sit with it. Feel it in your body. Does it feel right? Imagine things playing out as you see them. Does it still feel right? If not, ask what needs to be adjusted for things to flow better. Continue to allow the image to change until your whole body can positively resonate with what you are imagining. Then hold that image in your head and just breathe. How do you speak and move when this new reality is in motion? What is your attitude like? Try them on and practice in your mind. Now, allow this image to get smaller and smaller until it is something you can hold in your hand. At this point you can do several things. You can plant this image, like a seed in the ground, and allow it to grow. You can put it in a bottle and cast it out to sea. You can tie it to a balloon and let it float out into the ethers. Whatever way makes sense to you for sending out your message to the universe, let it go.
In the days to follow, notice how the elements for this manifestation might show up in your life. If things seem off, or not quite what you expected, do the meditation again, and see if there are any adjustments that need to be made.
Note: Short-sighted, self-serving desires often come loaded with items we don’t want, and it isn’t until we can let go of the myopic vision that we lose the other unwanted baggage. If you’re not getting what you want. It might be helpful to take a closer look at the integrity of what it is you are asking for. If it serves only you, then it might not actually serve anyone’s best interest (including yours) in the long run. The world (even Wonderland) works on principles of sustainability, and if that isn’t supported, then what we get is seldom satisfying, and never long-lasting.
Illustration by Athena Sabaria - high school artist