The turtle is a sacred figure in Native American symbolism as it represents Mother Earth. The meaning of the Turtle symbol signifies good health and long life.
13 Moons and 28 days are on all turtle shells. This equals 364 days, plus one day of rest. All indigenous people around the world knew the wisdom of the turtle and followed a 13 month calendar; after all, there are 13 moon cycles in a year and 27 to 29 days per cycle.
It’s to serve the connection between the people, and the sun, moon and stars which are themselves a giant clock.
“Cure yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon. With the sound of the river and the waterfall. With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds.
Heal yourself with mint, with neem and eucalyptus.
Sweeten yourself with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile.
Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a touch of cinnamon.
Put love in tea instead of sugar, and take it looking at the stars.
Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain.
Get strong with bare feet on the ground and with everything that is born from it.
Get smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with the eye of your forehead.
Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier.
Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember…you are the medicine.”
Advice from Maria Sabina, Mexican curandera (medicine woman) and poet.
We were able to go up and see a Samoan fire crew, they were just ending their 10 hour day.
You could hear them coming through the forest because they were singing the whole time!
Then they performed 2 songs for us!
It was just amazing!
The crew boss said they work like that all day!
And those yellow shirts were literally soaking wet from sweat working up on that mountain! Did not keep them from entertaining and sharing their culture with us!
Bless the Fire Fighters
A komodo shows off its dance skills
~ by Woe Hendrick Husin via Caters.
Woman Sets Up a Bird Feeder Cam In Her Yard And The Photos Are Extraordinary
Today is a day to focus on attention. Sometimes life seems to go past me in a blur, days running into nights, nights running into days. I can slow life down just by paying attention to it. Today I will notice and be attentive to everything around me – people, places, things, animals, the weather. I will pay attention to what people say. I will pay attention to the color of the sky, the songs of the birds. I will pay attention to my own thoughts and words and ideas and remember to send positive ones into the universe so that they may be made manifest.
~ A Daily Book of Pagan Prayer by Megan Day