I remember hearing stories about turkey leading the flock by harmonically harvesting balance, here on the ground of Classroom Mothership Earth. For example, turkey notoriously drives squirrels nuts when She levels the playing field by taking back squirrel’s stockpiled hoard. Whether a nervous woodland creature’s modern-day version of Robin Hood, or a Shaman from the Americas, turkey is good medicine for warding off evil spirits. Have you ever noticed a room lighten up-almost immediately after someone new enters a shared space, where the air just felt heavy with an attached negative vibe? If so, you might have been the free recipient of some turkey’s shared blessing. Turkey’s strength lies in their numbers. When consuming their energy, turkey has the potential to awaken inner vision, feminine energies and infinite possibilities. In our modern world of 10, 000 things and bling-bling, the more humanity consciously consumes turkey’s positive spirited energy, the more we co-create a more equitable and sustainable New Earth. Isn’t this just another utopia (or dystopia), ego-centered labeling mechanism describing a totalitarian new world order, communism, socialism and/or devilishly fixed idea of Heaven? No. What we are talking about right here, right now is a perceptual shift in consciousness, starting at the intrinsic, individual state of consciousness and reflecting back that picture of the world around us. From the perspective of Great Spirit, turkey reflects win-win scenarios where abundance is available for all of us to share. We become the change we want to see in the world.
Have folks caught wind of the forecast that Wal-Mart workers will strike on Black Friday? Don’t we already have way too much stuff? How much money do the heirs to the Wal-Mart empire really need anyway? Is it really too much to ask that the working folks of Wal-Mart earn a livable wage, with access to the same health care as Wal-Mart’s top dawgs enjoy? Cheap for me to say, I’ve hardly shopped at Wal-Mart since it came on the scene. However, when I pass one of their stores, I imagine the building running on renewable energy, with a greenhouse-like park atop its structure and a garden-like oasis that families and children can safely enjoy. Maybe a sweet penthouse nestles there, like an oversized wolf den, where the landlords and groundskeepers live like Hobbits, boroughed within the structure. But I digress. We have much suffering, polarity and disparity on Earth today. Climate Change is forecasting stormy weather that is affecting the way we live. Are we going to allow ourselves to get in alignment with Nature, or are we going to resist the changes in weather so within and as reflected in our outer world? To date, we humans have been so outer directed in our program development. And yet, we are pre-wired to evolve into our Higher Selves, where the cosmetic and insatiable old world of the dying ego is losing its grip on our plight. Great Spirit resides within all of us, just waiting to awaken to flow like a fountain of youth that gives freely and replenishing itself endlessly. When we enough of us awaken within ourselves by welcoming turkey’s shared blessings, we simultaneously co-create an egalitarian human family of politicians, business folk, movers and shakers and salt of the Earth folks that intuitively know reciprocity and egoless harmonic giving and receiving. At this moment in time, we will see turkey’s meditations reflected more clearly in our internal experience with external reality, with an unfolding convergence.
Being present is not always easy. In fact, it is easier to be distracted from the present moment, hypnotically lost in the robotic doings, than to merge with it. Yes, there is an endless commentary from the voice in the head that feeds off incessant, predominately unconscious and mostly repetitively negative thoughts and the accompanying choir of emotional reactions. When we become aware that we are aware, we create space around our thoughts and attached emotional reactions. The more frequently we become a passive observer, the more we are equipped to watch this drama unfold like a movie before our eyes, without reacting to it. When this becomes an integral part of our daily walking meditation, we start replacing those pesky soap operas, by consciously choosing to co-direct a solution focused script. Perhaps the ring tone of this melody sounds like a John Lennon earworm singing, I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round. In dreaming a new dream, solutions are our focus, rather than creating problems that the ego insatiably feeds on. The most important prayer, if you will, is to carry an attitude of gratitude with what is happening right now in this present moment. Find a way to say thank you to whatever the situation might bring. Like a vampire bite, dark emotions carry venom. Bloody serious. Why not sink your teeth into turkey to ward off foul food for thought? In spirit of birds of a feather flocking together, use this energy to drink in the turkey medicine in you, pass it on and be pleasantly full.