It's late January 2017 and the world is still finding balance from the United States Presidential Election. No matter how or if you voted, you may be noticing the massive energy rolling across the United States and many – if not all – parts of the world. Not just the political demonstrations and social media memes, postings, and discussions. The energy. The feeling.
The tipping of mass consciousness shifting.
I have been holding the light.
Picturing the harmony above it all.
Checking in with my values multiple times a day to see where I stand and where my alignment lies.
So I was not completely surprised when, in a gleeful moment of I have time to run down to my office and do something for ReallyGoodLife while the kids are busy in the snow! the Guides said:
Pick a card from your new animal spirit deck as a guiding, grounding force for this time.
So I did.
I don't shuffle the cards and take the top one. I feel the deck. I make piles. I sense which pile is the one that has the card in it. I keep feeling each card until one zaps me with energy and I know.
This is it.
As I turned the card over, I smiled.
Whenever I see a card that makes my brain go "eew" I know I'm in for something good.
The vulture is no different. Vastly misunderstood, the vulture is a guardian. A purifier. Essential for rebalance. In life the vulture balances the ecosystem and prevents the spread of disease. The vulture appears when a situation needs to be purified or brought back into balance. And like its appearance on the side of the road, the vulture's message can be shocking.
"What you thought was a mistake or tragedy is a blessing in disguise."
- The Wild Unknown
Wait. What? You may be asking:
What do I do with that?
Vulture energy asks you to clean and purify your space. If you are in balance it will clarify and reveal wisdom. If you are out of balance? Things can be aggressive and dramatic.
Are they for you?
I know this is a sensitive topic for many people and so I tread here lightly and gently. My intent is to help you heal if you feel broken, find a guiding light if you feel lost, or gather more strength to your heart's calling if you need it.
So regarding these very times Vulture energy asks:
"How is this election a blessing in disguise?"
Not to make make the election right.
Not to make it wrong.
But to make YOU right again. Right in your alignment. Right in your own power. Right in your own knowing. Right back into the heart of who you truly are.
I'm not saying it's easy.
I'm certainly not saying I have all the answers.
But when I look at the vulture card I am reminded that no matter what situation I have ever been in, no matter how horrible or painful or sad, when I found the blessing in it I found peace. And when I found peace I found my connection to myself again. And when I found my connection again I lined up with solution. And from there everything shifted.