October 2019 Newsletter
“What does that bird on your wrist represent?” asked a gal before water exercise class started.
“I got this tattoo when I was going through a really tough time,” I answered.
“Turkey vulture reminds me to surrender to what is. Spiritually, they are the purifiers. In nature vultures eat the diseased animals but their poop is clear of the disease. This tattoo reminds me to surrender my dis-ease to the power and wisdom of Turkey Vulture.”
“Oh, that is so cool! We have a nesting pair by our house,” She replied.
"How wonderful!" I replied.
The lively music started going and it was time to mimic the instructor’s motions.
As I worked out, I was drawn back in time to when turkey vulture introduced itself to me as a power animal.
I was in a place of emotional dis-ease when I noticed four, large, gliding, black birds circling the car. They seemed to follow the four of us as we drove the unfamiliar roads. It was odd but interesting. My interest became fascination during the next couple of days. I’d look up to the heavens and there would be at least one vulture overhead serenely floating on the air currents above me. It was very curious how comforting it was to be followed and surrounded by this large bird. During the event that was causing dis-ease within me, I called to the energy, the wisdom, of turkey vulture and I’d see one above the water at the beach. As I moved locations, another one would be floating over the reception area. The uncomfortable feelings I was having, the suffering in my heart, was eased a bit as I opened to the power of these peaceful birds. I accepted the “Isness” and was able to experience moments of Peace. Since that introductory experience, turkey vulture has been my constant power animal ever since. I honor them with the tattoo on my wrist.
It might sound weird to find energetic support in a power animal but really what are school and sport mascots? They are forms of power animals that we use to invoke courage, team spirit and confidence.
At Crow Moon Healing, we believe and embrace the wisdom of power animals.
Up Coming Events at Crow Moon Healing
Peace & Power When Life Hits the Fan
Getting and Staying Present in a Chaotic Worrld
A Women's Retreat
Saturday October 12
15 minutes North of Madison at Crow Moon Healing B&B
Optional Fire Circle & Ceremony 5:30-8pm
Life is challenging, we live in a changing culture and are hit by a constant stream of tough news. It's easy to lose balance and fall into resignation or despair.
You need peace. You need access to your personal power, no matter what life throws at you.
-WE WILL EXPLORE what getting present means and what gets in our way
-LEARN how our brains help or hinder our relationship with the past, the future, and the present -SEE the power of embracing being in the moment
-FEEL the possibility with letting go of the past and future to be right where you are right now -EXPERIENCE the energetic shift that is a natural result of operating from the present
-FIND the sense of hopefulness and peace by being present in your life on a regular basis
You will also be guided through Shamanic techniques that will support your transformation from believing in and perpetuating old “pain stories” to believing in your Divine self and purpose.
Shamanic Healing & Coaching
Elisabeth O. Norton
Health Coach Speaker + Teacher
Details & Registrationwww.areallybiglife.com/peacepower19 on both websites
Karen Mcintosh - Crow Moon Healing Owner & Operator