Hi all,

such an interesting topic and closely related to what we discussed in the 'sword of truth' forum. Thanks Aspasia for the push, it seems timely for me to find more clarity about animals and how everything works together in this world.

The Crane has for a while been an especially powerful animal for me. There are some Qi Gong exercises where you stand one legged and spread your wings like a crane, very majestic, willful and strong, yet calm and balanced. It feels like it radiates wisdom.

Just about a week ago my mum surprisingly gifted me a towel with depictions of flying cranes, which i happily took with me to Mali. At this time the crane steadily reminds me to be calm and to stay in my center - and to patiently observe my surroundings and how the landscape unfolds.

Lots of sun for you,

Thomas