In Cherokee: (ulinawi nvwati)
MEANING: Protection, Mother Earth, Grounded
Turtle People are learning to adapt and yet stay True to themselves. Turtles are on a mission, with an intended direction. When you stop to help Turtle make certain that you do not alter his path, as your influence could change everything for him.
As a yogi, I am reminded that the Hindu show the image of 4 elephants on the back of a turtle where the turtle is shouldering the weight of the world. In Native American lore, North America itself is known as ‘Turtle Island’ ... again shouldering the weight of the world. Interesting huh?
There is so much meaning in Turtle Medicine as we also think of competition. "Slow and steady wins the race." Interestingly enough, I am not a particularly competitive person with others, only 'highly' competitive with myself. The way I see it, how could any of us be competitive with each other if we are ourselves, there is no competition. God made us all unique in our own special way. How could we be competitive with each other. Unless of course you are in 'a game'. I stay in my lane and do me, cause I like the way I think.
Turtle adapts over millennia and yet stays True to its nature and is well-aware what is going on around itself.
In adding more pages to my yoga website, I was reminded that yoga stems from both Hinduism and Buddhism. Turtle Medicine is grounded and rooted and that’s how 'Turtle' has survived for so long.
Turtle Medicine is on a constant journey and sometimes when attempting to get to the other side, it needs a little help, just as we will require a little help along our path.
When Turtle medicine grabs your attention it is asking you to self-protect, be aware of your surroundings and shoulder what you are given. There is useful information in that which you are shouldering, which will give you experience and knowledge, which in turn equals wisdom.
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