There are several ways to use your intention to meet your power animal. The hoop drum, used in the journey circle, can be used to help you intentionally make the connection. Those who choose to join the circle lie on the floor with their heads in the center to form the circle. The seductive rhythm of the drum replicates the heartbeat of the earth, enabling you to detach from your mind and body to travel to the underworld. where the power animals reside. Your power animal may suddenly appear appear face to face. Or you may encounter several spirit animals that can lead you to your power animal. In addition to your primary power animal, you may encounter other spirit animals along your journey. They may or may not be your power animals, however, they may carry a message for you. Many power and spirit animals will share their name with you. Although there are some with exotic names, many have common names like Frank, the Vulture. This never ceases to puzzle and amuse those who expect a more otherworldly or exotic name.
Journey with a Guide
When you journey with an experienced guide you don’t have to be concerned with letting go, you can relax and enjoy the journey. In addition to your power animal, your guide will oversee your journey. Some folks have a vivid and dynamic journey the first time and for others it takes multiple times until they can relax and explore the journey. However, you don’t have to have to journey to meet your power animal. They can manifest intentionally or non-intentionally, just as Frank the Vulture.
Meet Your Power Animal
If your Power Animal is a Vulture, you have a master of the Rightful Use of Energy, as a guide and protector. He can soar to amazing heights with a minimum of energy. Yet, when he swoops down to the earth to honor his earthly mission, he is equally masterful. The Vulture engages the existing energies, instead of squandering his own, thereby conserving his energy and his power. This is a profound lesson for all who want to gain command of their energy, and therefore, their passage on the earth plane. He brings the gift of Consciousness and the Power of Natural Healing, to purify the earth while honoring his passage.
Rightful Use of Energy
The Vulture reminds us of our dual relationship to the Earth and the Cosmos. We are of both earthly and cosmic consciousness, therefore, we have a responsibility to honor and protect the Earth. Like the Vulture, we too can serve as caretakers of the Earth. We can engage in the Rightful Use of Energy to protect Mother Earth and all its creatures while honoring our full potential energy. We do not have to remain earthbound. We can choose to explore and honor both realms of being in the Rightful Use of Energy. The choice is ours to make.
Even though, as earthbound creatures we do not have the wings of the Vulture to take flight, our consciousness is not bound by our physical limitations. Because we are of dual consciousness, we can develop our Higher Consciousness. As beings of dual consciousness, we too, can pursue the Rightful Use of Energy. When we call on our Power Animal, the Vulture, to protect and guide us on our journey we ignite the synergy of our combined Energy Medicine to heal and purify ourselves and Mother Earth.
When we combine our energy with the energies of the Earth and the Cosmos, we use this synergy to expand our potential for the good of all. We can soar as if we had the wings of the Vulture, a true Master in the Rightful Use of Energy.
The Turkey Vulture is a powerful creature. He is a large bird with a wing span of between 67 – 72 inches and a length of 25 to 32 inches. Though some see his red featherless face as ugly, they might hold a different view if the looked into his eyes, which mirror the beauty and intelligence of his soul. He holds powerful Energy Medicine for the Earth, as well as those who are fortunate enough to have him as the Power or Totem Animal. He brings the Energy Medicine that honors the Cosmos and the Earth, as a lesson for all who make the choice to gain command of their journey and soar with the mighty Vulture.
Natural Healing of Mother Earth – A Noble Mission
His vision and sense of smell are highly developed, enabling him to honor one of his primary duties, the Natural Healing and cleansing of Mother Earth, a Noble Mission Although he lacks a syrinx, the vocal organ of birds, and expresses himself in low hisses, his presence and deeds speak for themselves. The Vulture’s wings have a magnificence that can hold you spellbound. Breathtaking in the grace of his flight, and skilled in the Rightful Use of Energy, he uses the thermals to move through the air, rarely flapping his wings. He soars over large areas looking for carrion, swooping down to purge the Earth of decaying flesh.
Turkey Vultures nest in caves, hollow trees or thickets and offer two chicks per yer in the ritual of continuing their species. The have precious few predators and are a protected species in the United States (The Migratory Bird Act of 1918).
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