|i created a little art piece in tribute to my new turkey totem|
“Turkey’s keynote is shared blessings and harvest. It has a long history of association with spirituality and the honoring of the Earth Mother and the sacredness of all life. It is a symbol of all the blessings that the Earth contains, along with the ability to use them to their greatest advantage.Those with turkey totem are altruistic and philanthropic – primarily acting on behalf of others, knowing that what they do for others, they also do for themselves and the earth as a whole.
The turkey is linked to the third eye – the seat of feminine energies within us. Those with turkey totem are highly intuitive and visionary.
The medicine power of the turkey is renewal. Its teachings are those of gratitude and reverence. Those with this totem need to remember that nothing is an endless resource if it is not honored, nurtured and treated in a sacred way. “
Enter the turkey.
Yep. Three times in three days.
Once stopping traffic, crossing the road smack dab in front of my car with her gaggle of babies, and twice walking through my backyard with her gaggle of babies.
(* editorial sidenote: I have no idea what a bunch of turkey babies are called but gaggle sounded good.)
One of my favorite all time ever quotes is from the poet Rumi:
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
The teachings of the turkey are gratitude, reverence and the sacredness of life.
Totally fits with the quote.
Well....to me anyway.
So I'm gonna run with it.
It is said that if an animal or bird crosses your path three times in succession – it’s a totem coming into your life to share its “medicine” (guidance) and teachings. It is also said that one should place images of the totem throughout one’s living space, and wear its image as an icon or talisman to let its spirit know it (and its guidance) is welcome.
Okay then.I’m off to print out some turkey pics.
Gather up some frames.
And a locket.
Welcome turkey.With all your lessons and guidance.
With all your thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
When the student is ready, the teacher appears.
Who woulda thought it would come in the form of a turkey?
(grins & waves)