The sea turtle is a magical creature. It’s beauty and grace mesmerizes us all but its symbolism can teach us a few things.
The turtle is characterized by the association with the Earth and the ability to stay grounded, even in moments of disturbances and chaos. It represents slowing down, pacing yourself, determination, and persistence. The turtle reminds us to have emotional strength and understanding of ancient wisdom. It is linked to the spirit of the water and the fluid nature of emotions. In contrast to emotional or spiritual development occurring in bursts, the way of the turtle anchors our personal journey in a slow, more grounded series of steps and longer cycles of transformation. For the Hawaiians the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, the only indigenous reptile found in Hawaii, is a symbol of good luck in the form of a guardian spirit, or Amakua. The sea turtle, also called Honu, represents the navigator, and the eternal link between man, the land and the sea. Today may we be reminded of how much value and beauty nature provides us, if we only pay attention. Happy #worldturtleday