...Gaia &Turtle Shrine

I didn't wake up one day and say the turtle is my totem…It evolved over many years, starting with just being drawn to them…At some point along the way my children, husband and friends, started gifting me with turtles...I'm called Turtle Mom every now and then.…..mostly for my slow start on things, not my wisdom. Turtles are grounding, magical and endearing. They help me remember to slow my brain down, and keep connected to this moment as much as possible….and they remind me stay open to the magic.

I’ve joined Sacred Life Sundays…It feels like another good way to stay connected to what is important especially at this time, on this plane….I have a lot of little alters inside and out…they aren’t static…I add and take away…they speak to me at different times and in different ways…they focus and remind.

Turtle is the oldest symbol for the Earth.It is the personification of goddess energy and the eternal Earth itself.
If you have a Turtle totem,you must be mindful of returning to the Earth what she has given you.Honor the creative source within you.Use water and earth energies to create a harmonious flow in your life.Ask the Earth for assistance and her riches will pour forth.
If a Turtle totem shows up in your life,slow down the pace of your life.Bigger, stronger, faster are not always the best ways to reach your goals.
Turtle is fine teacher of the art of grounding.When you learn to ground yourself to Earth's power and strength,you place focus on your thoughts and actions and use the Earth's limitless energies rather than your own to accomplish your will.
Turtle is the keeper of doors and one of the ways into the Faerie Realm.
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Deb said...

How interesting, this observation. And enlightening too. In the last two days, turtle has been in my spirit space. Spider, for the past three/four days. I have taken notice of them being around and acknowledged them too.

Today I take heed to what they are saying to me. And also say thank you, for bringing turtle back to remind me.


Carol said...

I have turtle as a totem & have house shrines that I created and collaged ~ thanks for sharing ~

Hugs and namaste,

tisme said...

I have collected turtles from all my travels. Friends give me turtles to add to my group. I knew I was drawn to them for a reason. Stopping to see what is happening in my life is not always on my agenda. Thanks for the reminder!

ladybug said...

I just love turtles too! While they are not my totem animal I have a huge respect for them and each time I get to see on in the wild I'm thrilled and delighted! I love who steadfast and resilient they are, while still so beautiful.

I'm so glad that you joined Sacred Life Sunday! It's a wonderful project that not only offers insights to others each time you post, but lets you discover something about yourself each week as well.


julie mitchell said...

Turtles, resilient and steadfast... gotta love em....hugs, julie

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