I always used to be a skeptic of spirit guides -- I thought they were new age "fluff" that didn't mean anything in reality. That was until I had a spontaneous experience of my own. Now, my entire perspective has changed, and this is what I've learned ...
Animal Totems are private to each individual and should not be shared. They come to you because you need them, although you may not know it at the time. However, I WILL share that the redtailed hawk in one of my totems..and comes when I need to hear it's message. :-)
one on the roof of my home in white rock bc for about 4 hours ... before my dad had massive heart attack ... coma ... died 3 weeks later ... I knew it was there to tell me something ... saying goodbye from my dad ... anthropologist ... taught native studies. Langara College Fraser Taylor
If a raven totem has come into our life, magic is at play. Raven activates the energy of magic and links it to our will and intention. With this totem, we can make great changes in our life; the ability to take the unformed thought and make it reality. The raven shows us how to go into the dark of our inner self and bring out the light of our true self; resolving inner conflicts which are long been buried. This is the deepest power of healing we can possess.