Friday, October 21, 2011

Totems: Crane

There are a number of species of crane in the world, about fifteen, but as a totem they teach the same lessons. Such a bird is a symbol of longevity and good fortune. To the Greeks, the crane is the sacred creature of the god Apollo and is associated with the Scottish goddess Caileach.

The crane teaches of the celebration of one’s own creative resources, and to keep them ‘alive’ so to speak. The crane teaches doing such can be done by having focus in one’s life.

To focus on the most important project is taught by the crane. While there may be a number of projects to focus on at once, it is taught to focus not on multiple projects but simply one. This bird tells not to divide attention between such.

Remaining in secrecy is needed at times, the crane tells. Just as cranes are highly secretive in rearing their young, one may have to be secretive about something themselves.

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