Similar to the messages we’ve been receiving lately, today the reminder is one of strength.  About how we are so much more than we give ourselves credit for, or even take credit for.

             The image that I was shown appeared empowered and statuesque, standing in truth and lovingkindness and acceptance, strong and confident.

Face First

             To show our faces, honestly, we must leave fear and uncertainty behind.  We need to drop away from the physical imperfections and look Life straight in the eyes.

             The better we get at Self-Care, the better we take care of ourselves.  The more we face the beauty and the blessings in our lives, the more beauty and blessings will appear.

             To feel that empowered honesty, is to stand tall, putting our face forward.  Our true and loving face.

             As we return to our regular rotation around the card altar, we’ve been handed a very nice validation.  When we give freely, abundance can’t help but follow.


“Turkey  ~  31  ~  Give-Away

Turkey is actually thought to be the Give-Away Eagle or South Eagle of many native peoples.  The philosophy of give-away was practiced by many tribes.  

Simply stated, it is the deep and abiding recognition of the sacrifices of both self and others.  People in modern-day society, who have many times more than they need, should study the noble turkey who sacrifices itself so that we may live…..

Turkey was the medicine of many saints and mystics.  Celebrate if you have Turkey medicine.  Your virtues are many.  You have transcended self.”

             This draw brings up another layer of being our genuine and true selves.  We can never “give-away” who we are, but we can help others to see their honest faces by showing them ours, and giving it generously.

             (For the full version of this card’s definition transcribed from its guidebook, go HERE.)

Today’s Deck:

Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson, illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS RECENT POST written by my Seattle girl.  Seriously, I keep thinking that I can’t get much more proud of my damn kids, and then, they each do something else even BETTER.  It’s an embarrassment of riches.


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