A Turkey Vulture was revealed to me during a meditation. At first I was mildly disappointed, “Oh no, no, no, not this,” I thought. But it just sat waiting while I looked around. Then, resigned, I looked back, “Okay, Turkey Vulture what do you have to say to me?” “Death is My Life” Yes, of course, death is my life right now, I’m smack dab in the middle of dealing with the processes of death. Then as it sailed off the cliff it said, “Ugly is Powerful.” In other words, don’t mistake decrepitude with frailty of spirit, an opportunity to learn sits in this moment.
Here are some things I learned about this particular totem:
Vulture: Open your Senses to the Opportunities that Surround You.
If Vulture has flown across your path;
You are being asked to be patient with yourself and think things through. Take your time before making decisions and choose paths that support your higher consciousness and your heart. Use all of your resources combined with your past experience to approach the problem from a different angle. Know that you are always free to choose your own path but be flexible while moving forward. Allow yourself to use all of your senses to navigate through this situation for your highest benefit. Call on all your resources to get the job done. Alternatively Vulture recognizes that you are fiercely protective of those you feel responsible for but you are reminded that knowing when to allow others to sink or swim is important too. Recognize the need for higher awareness in all those around you.
If Vulture is your Animal Totem;
You know how to use your own energy powerfully and efficiently. You have the ability to see auras and colors around people with your higher vision and you know how to use patience a s a means to an end. You easily go with the flow of those around you yet are fiercely protective of those you feel responsible for. You have keen insight into most situations.
In Greek mythology, the Vulture is the descendant of the Griffin. It was a very Buddhist-like, Zen-like symbol of the non-dual oneness of heaven and earth, spirit and matter, good and evil, guardian and avenger. The Vulture is the avenger of nature spirits. Ancient Assyrians believed the Vulture was, like Nagarjuna’s middle way, Sunyata, the encompassing overall non-separated union between the day and night.
|Death and Rebirth
|The Vulture is the symbol of death and rebirth, the mother symbol,
and represents purification.
For those with this totem,
you will be noticed more for what you do than how you appear.
Vulture or Condor
This Totem is a semi-permanent totem; once it enters your life
You may start to see auras and colors around people;
Vulture is associated with the sense of smell
The Vulture promises us that no matter
Soar above the drudgeries of every day life through spirit.