Sharing my ongoing Earthwalk journey. Revealing my truth.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Today I was drawn to a beautiful piece of art, and had to have it, to hold it, to honor. I have always loved turtles, and have rescued a few. The fortitude and their commitment to get to their destination.
My turtle rattle will be used in meditation and in journey. As it turns out my connection today was so very signifigant and timely with all of the scary yet exciting changes I am experiencing. I discovered today while searching the Turtle Totem that
Turtle symbolizes both new beginnings and endings. It is through the ending of something that allows space for something new to arise. This ending may be of an outer circumstance or a change or shift that occurs within ourselves. There may be a sense of loss or even grief over what has passed and yet it is through the energy of Turtle who is very long lived and thus very wise, that we can come to understand why something did need to leave our lives. Turtle can help lead us to that space where we can finally move on, to let go of what has been, celebrate it for the gifts it gave us and finally to turn and head for a new shore.
The turtle symbolism is characterized by the association with the Earth and earth symbols of groundedness and patience:
Symbol of the world, of the Earth
Ability to stay grounded, even in moments of disturbances and chaos
Slowing down, pacing yourself
Emotional strength and understanding
The turtle is also linked to the spirit of the water and the fluid nature of emotions