To the Chinese and other Asian cultures, the turtle is a symbol of longevity. My Mother had a collection of turtles, I remember he coming home from her travels abroad with another turtle for her charm bracelet or for the collection that was growing in leaps and bounds in the curio cabinet. When the turtle comes to mind for me is when I am having what I call a “Turtle Day:”… Usually a mental health day, a day where I know I want to retreat into my “make believe” shell and just sleep or day dream.
Today is the 21st of the month, the day that in PL (Perfect Liberty) we gather to show our appreciation , saying Thank you, for all that we have experienced in the previous days and weeks. We pray for guidance and renew our dedication to live with full Makoto (sincerity) following the practices and instructions as laid out in Perfect Liberty. Just as we must eat and sleep regularly to refresh our bodies, so too must we pray and give thanks to God on a regular basis and say Thank you for the blessings of life.
Whatever is meant to be, will be. The results may not be what we expected or even wanted, but we are open to what life brings our way, we will be truly blessed. Feelings of appreciation become real when you express them and mean them.
*turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity
( *Lena Townsend)
*green sea turtle swimming among coral -Lee Rentz – Flickr
** found on contentinacottage.blogspot.ca