What a Turkey!


thanksgiving-table2Last Thursday most of the country spent the day gobbling turkey and stuffing themselves with food, without a thought for others who may have little to eat.

 

 

 

turkey2In many native cultures, the Turkey is called the “Give-Away Eagle”, who symbolizes the sacrifice of self to the tribe, or the greater good. The pot latch is a tradition in native tribes to give-away and share one’s resources with the old, the ill or the infirm of the tribe. In this culture, the idea of having more than your neighbor when they are in need, is frowned upon.

 

 

female-mystic1Turkey medicine is also the medicine of saints and mystics, people who have transcended self and realize all life is sacred.

From the book “Medicine Cards” by Jamie Sams and David Carson-http://jamiesamsbooks.com/medicinecards.cfm

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