How do you describe being hearted? What sort of connection do you feel towards your heart type? What makes this experience important to you?
I am hearted to Ravens. There has always been something connecting me to the species Corvus Corax, the common Raven. It is a familiarity like no other to a point that I almost thought I was a raven in part. Yet, I am not a Raven. That familiarity is rather a strong bond I feel towards them as if they were my own kin, even though they are not. Ravens are like family to me, or at the very least like dear friends that have always been significant parts to my whole life. This is a connection I feel to them that may very well derive from a spiritual bond I share with my personal spirit guide, who happens to be a common Raven, yet the connection does extend to feeling this way to the entirety of the species. Important spiritual and life markers have always been met with clear signs to me from these birds. Whether it comes from a vision in a dream, seeing one in person, or even coming through as a sign from a mere picture or showing up on the television. Ravens will always hold this importance to me, as they are a species I hold close to my heart and which is bonded to my soul. Wherever I go, I know that they are with me in spirit. I am raven-hearted.
Being hearted is so much more than liking a certain species, or seeing similar traits in them from myself. It's something that goes beyond relation and empathizing with the species. A lot of those feelings definitely come with this experience, though not always. There is an overall resonance that we feel towards our hear types, but not all who are otherhearted feel the same way. Perhaps not everyone feels empathetic towards their hearttype, or perhaps they don't even like the species overall. Not everyone likes their family, so I don't see how it couldn't be something similar to hearted species. Maybe some see their hearttypes as siblings, as fatherly or motherly figures in their life. Some might feel they are protective or give them advice. I don't mean this in a way to confuse it with spirit guides, but rather seeing these things in the physical animals. It is different than spirit guides, as not all hearttypes are a spiritual connection.
The connection of a hearttype could be many things for different reasons. Still, it is not precisely a chosen experience. For what is choice when it comes to these things, whether they are inherent or come later in life makes no difference. My connection to my hearttype began when I was a teenager, not something as long standing as my being born draconic. It could be something I developed over time, as the ravens watched over me through the forest. They were the ones there for me where my family was not. I started to look to them as my friends, my family. Not long after I would meet my personal spirit guide, the Raven.
This become an important aspect of my life, just as important as other key things that have helped me along my path. Without ravens, my life would not be the same even, I may have never found a connection like this in another animal if they weren't the ones there. Its hard to imagine that though. I can't imagine them not being there. They've appeared to me nearly everywhere I go. From the home I left in Nj.. the the college I began my new life at in Canada.. to my first house.. and now even my second house they dance around my yard in the sky welcoming me home.
Ravens are my relatives in spirit, the family in my heart, and the companion to my soul. That is the best way I can describe my connection to them, why this is important to me, and what it is like being otherhearted.
Astral Dragon ✦ Cybertronian ✦ Host of the AllSpark
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