I love living out in the country because I get to see and hear a large number of wild animals in my backyard. Fox, ‘possums, deer, hawk, turtles and turkeys are just a few of my neighbors.
In the late summer and fall months, Tom Turkey toots his call trying to attract a mate. And sometimes I am fortunate enough to see a group of turkey hens gathering in the back of my property, before gobbling and flying off into the low lying tree branches.
Shamanically, Turkey reflects our spirituality and honoring of Mother Earth’s bounty and is sometimes referred as an earth eagle. It represents all the many blessings that the earth brings to us and how to use them in a practical way. When turkey walks into your life, you can usually expect a year of harvest.
Turkeys eat a diet of nuts and acorns that symbolize hidden wisdom and the seeding of new beginnings. They also represent the energy of sharing by roosting together in the trees at night, and by sharing their nests with other females.
So this Thanksgiving, when you are sitting around the family table, give thanks to the humble turkey. Not only for giving you life through it’s death, but by allowing you to share in it’s theme of abundance and prosperity.