Posted by: Inner~Creative~Voice | February 22, 2010

Turtles

Turtles

Thinking of “the reptilian brain” and my own urges to run and hide.  I remembered a dream I had a while back about a turtle.

Taking the image of the turtle, thinking about slowing down and honoring my ancient brain brought out the image above. 

Sometimes, the panic of day-to-day life can feel like the depths of the heavy water weighing down.  Drowning in the detritus of everyday.  So, I am drawn to looking at the turtle…who holds her breath when she needs to, dives down to the dark depths, and returns to sun herself calmly on a rock or log. 

She survives the water, the dark depths, and returns to breathing when she realizes it is safe.

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Responses

  1. The blessing is in the return and in the ability to dive,isn’t it?

    Lovely post – and your art, ohhh sweet!

  2. There’s so much to be learned, if we but remember to look around and take the lessons in. This is a lovely post and a really nice piece of art. nancy

  3. The turtle looks very lovely; I wish there were a larger picture. Is it watercolor?

  4. Turtles represent longevity in Japan and in Africa, the turtle was the symbol of the divine feminine who created the magic of juju. I love the magic of your turtle art.

  5. that is wonderful information for me, Quinn…Loving the magic of juju!~


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