by Deva Powell
Turkey is most wonderful medicine, a feminine, server archetype that helps open the heart in a sweet way. Turkey is a transport for the qualities of forgiveness, gratitude and generosity and is especially potent for releasing the binding around debt and karmic grudges that negatively impact our relationships. Turkey is motherly and caring; she is analogous to a cooling salve that purifies an open wound. As a conduit for Spirit, Turkey disinfects emotional toxins, clears trauma and expands the leftover space into peace and neutrality. For me personally, Turkey is a totem ally for Mother Mary and her powerful healing presence.
I have been contemplating how to be of service in these tumultuous times that are intensely triggering to so many people, and I tuned in to Turkey. Turkey suggested that clearing ancestral patterns through forgiveness practice would help to ease the triggers:
Currently, there are lifetimes of very old, ancestral patterns surfacing with a lot of pain highlighted through the genetic code. You inherited your ancestors’ beliefs in fear, separation and suffering via your genes and through the imprinting of your culture.Your wounded ancestors are dramatically calling out, through the body, for help in getting unstuck.
You also have many ancestors that experienced challenges but overcame them and developed into very wise, compassionate and powerful women and men. The most masterful became medicine carriers, gurus, shamans, saints, healers, sages, visionary artists, storytellers, teachers and leaders of exemplary caliber. They became impeccable as they ripened and came into full bloom as souls. These ancestral helpers are here to assist humanity to heal and cleanse the gene pool of patterns that impede personal and global transformation.
This highly dynamic meeting place of ancestral influence (sourced from both empowering & dysfunctional origins) generates a lot of creative tension that heats things up. It creates deep alchemy and opportunities for transformation, though many struggle to navigate such challenging currents. A powerful healing solution, though, is to increase the amount of forgiveness in your life.
As I received this message from Turkey, an infusion of forgiveness pierced my heart: a gentle but powerful energy that cleared out heavy feelings of confusion and hopelessness. I felt bindings of old debt (what I thought I owed others or what I thought they owed me) dissolve into a neutral, blank slate. My heart opened to a space of peace, tears poured down my face and a warm, comforting white gold blanket of love enveloped me. Suffice to say, I highly recommend working with Turkey!
Turkey is an ally you can call upon to help you forgive your debt. A forgiveness prayer might look something like this:
“Spirit of Turkey, thank you for being those qualities of the Great Spirit (Totality) that bring in forgiveness, generosity and gratitude. I am wanting to experience those qualities myself in a deep way. I ask for your support in helping me with (name what is triggering you deeply). Bring in space and neutrality around these issues that have created a stuckness in my head, heart and body. Help me to clear my debt and my ancestors’ debt through my genes so we can all experience freedom. I ask you to align with my inner shaman (the inner guru, the wisest and most evolved aspect of oneself) and to effectively bring space and a peace into these issues. Thank you for making that so. Aho (or amen)!”.
Forgiveness, like anything worthwhile, requires practice to perfect. The more you practice, the stronger the results. To prime the pump of forgiveness you can work with Turkey’s other qualities of gratitude and generosity. Practice gratitude and generosity towards yourself and others everyday and Turkey will soften the hard edges around the heart and bring in the nectar of sweetness.
To assist you, here’s a recorded visualization and song blessing to bring in the medicine of Turkey and forgiveness.