Wednesday, December 21, 2011
small gifts are the blessings
Today, I am also grateful for a recent dream that I had.
I was looking at apartments for rent with a friend of mine. The one that we found was a two room place and one of the rooms housed a box turtle. I liked the place and the turtle except that the turtle nipped at your head when you lay down to sleep. Then the turtle and I went for a walk on the beach and he acted like a dog. He was cavorting and running all over the sand and rocks. I remember thinking that turtles are quite speedy and not the slow poke that everyone thinks.
The dream reminded me of this painting that I did several years ago.In the book Medicine cards by David Carsons and Jamie Sans, they describe Turtle energy as nudging us to access our passion by moving gracefully between the physical and the spiritual worlds. This is done by being very conscious of all of our thoughts and actions in the present moment. As the sign above the exit door in my office says, BREATHE and it is easier to accomplish this.
Have a wonderful and blessed holiday season.