This is the fourth elemental in Native American Cosmology, representing “earth” energy. As the caption of our turtle picture reads, it is a teacher of “Grounding”, remembering that reality, whether pleasant or not, must be tended to, daily, to remain useful in this plane. We who tend to “journey” in meditation, need to practice this a bit more than is probably done.
I just finished a Sci-Fi film, high action, with Bruce Willis, so I knew it would be lots of action before starting to watch it. Surrogates; quite a thinker, and not far from reality in our booming techno world. The story line, without giving it away completely is about the entire population becoming addicted to living through surrogate robots that live our daily lives for us. Talk about taking us out of reality and keeping us there, nobody was grounded!
The world we have created for ourselves is busy, busy, busy, and it is difficult to retain a connection with Mother Earth when you are always on the go. Take time to put your feet on the ground, bare if possible, and enjoy the feel of the cool green earth. Enjoy the cool spring air, and the flowers blooming everywhere. Love yourself enough to go to a park, or out in the country and feel, yes feel the earth as she reawakens after winter.
Hug a tree, I know that’s what they call us anyway; Tree-Huggers. BTW, just a little off track, but still part of the Earth energy, did you know that with all the products and things we consider necessary it takes nearly 20 trees per person to erase each human’s carbon foot print? Plant a tree, plant several, you will not only be renewing the earth by doing so, you will be helping yourself as well.
In aligning with turtle “medicine”, you will find yourself concerned with all aspects of going “green”. Remember, and there is a small book you can get at Amazon.com called the “Green Book” , you can pick it up at any good book store, just gave you the link to make it easy, the goal of the book is to help you make small choices daily that add up to lots of change in the long run, but each step you take, each change you make, small or large, will ultimately help us keep the planet from flicking us off, hopefully, like a bunch of flees, when she needs to change her cloak.