Up in the distance something moves and catches my eye. As I approach I see a large, lone, dark feather laying on a snow covered front yard. "Hmm, that's interesting" I think to myself as I continue my drive. A few more yards up on the side of the road I pass a dead turkey, the feathers obvious place of origin.
Now because of many years of studying at A Place of Light and because of the mindful state I'm in, I begin to wonder what is the meaning behind this turkey. I ask myself, "is it a message for me?" Perhaps there is a message or medicine to be used for the healing session. Or, maybe it is a message for my client?
The only impression I receive is that it really isn't for or about me. Whatever this turkey represents relates to my client. So I acknowledge this and figure I'll mention it to my client or it'll somehow present itself during the session.
The session goes great and afterwards as we finish talking about the experience, I decide to mention the turkey. I ask her, "If I say the word turkey, does that mean anything to you? What would a turkey represent for you?" She responds by saying that she slaughters turkeys for a living. She works at a turkey processing plant!
I couldn't help but laugh in astonishment and then proceeded to tell her the story.