We have refered to him as “Dan the Baby Man” at times too, because he is phenomenally good with babies. Well, children and people in general, but really he’s so great with babies. When we had ours my job was to nurse them until they nearly exploded, then he’d take over for just about everything else.
Today he turned 50, and as I was thinking about this blog post I kept asking myself what else I could tell you about him, that I hadn’t already mentioned. I’ve told you about how he rescued me from a drunken bed of vomit; how he didn’t call the men in the white coats when I thought I was truly losing my mind; how he was on hand the day I almost died from snacking; how his quick response and clear thinking saved my car from being burnt to a crisp; and even how I got him at a gas station.
What more can I say? He’s the world’s best dad, he’s beyond great when it comes to husband-y needs, he’s a really good son and brother, not to mention the fact that he’s way above the curve as far as cops go. (Since we are celebrating his awesome-osity I won’t mention that he might have a few small flaws, we’ll save those for another day. Ssshhh, don’t let him hear that part.)
Happy Happy Babe. Thanks for not tossing me out, ever.
As we now have a Special Occasion deck to use, I made the card draw from that today. (And wait until you see what its definition is. Also, as has been the pattern, this one has one more layer of connection, the file number of this photo is 1979. That was the year Daniel and I graduated from high school.)
Crow ~ Law
“As a creature of the Void, Crow is believed to exist in the past, present, and future simultaneously, to embody darkness within light and light within darkness, and to watch over all the worlds and dimensions from all viewpoints in chorus. She makes little distinction between right and wrong, but acknowledges the necessity for the existence of both. Without them, we wouldn’t learn the lessons afforded by choice.
According to legend, when Crow appears, she is challenging our perceptions while daring us to follow her deep into the Void, into our consciousness, to strengthen our principles, and our relationship with Spirit.
Crow encourages us to seek the wisdom found in the inner silence and to ponder our actions and reactions to life. We inherently know the difference between right and wrong. Crow asks us, therefore, to trust our judgement and make the most sensible decision when one is required.
Her appearance generally heralds a sudden but necessary change, a wake-up call, or lesson in self-discovery.
Crow is one of the sacred keepers of the Universal Law and the custodian of ancient records. She espouses the Law of Three: the understanding that whatever we do will be returned to us threefold, that it matters not what we do in this life so long as our actions bring harm to none. She reminds us that all our actions are recorded and, although karma appears patient, it is often ruthless in its delivery. To understand these Laws and to live by them with the purest intent, will see us exit this life and journey to the next with a clear memory of our previous life and the lessons learned during that time.
Listen to your instincts right now and act upon them in a way that honourably serves your highest purpose. Treat others as you would like to be treated, never expect others to do what you should do yourself, and never act in a way that may cause harm to another. Breaking these simple rules will see the strong arm of Spiritual Law slam down the karmic hammer.
You have all the wisdom and knowledge you need within you to make the right decision. Call upon it now, use your Crow intuition, and you cannot make a mistake.”