What does the turtle represent in American Indian lore? When box turtle comes into our lives, there is a spiritual message to be gleaned. Box Turtles are nearly extinct in our part of the world.
Persevere. Sure, long and steady.
“The secret to success is constancy of purpose.” Benjamin Disraeli
The turtle has few predators. This gives it an energy of innocence. This also increases its lifespan, and so holds the symbolic meaning for longevity in many cultures as well as endurance, persistence, and the continuation of life (sometimes against incredible odds).
The oldest fossils of turtles are dated at over 200 million years old.
Its body is symbolic of the earth.
Its shell represents the grounding inherent in the earth energy.
Its under shell represents the underworld.
Kate Loving Shenk RN, BSN is a writer, healer, musician and resident creator. Kate’s fourth Prayer Prescription book will be published Spring, 2013. It is called: Prayer Prescriptions: 13 Spiritual Remedies For Long Lasting Health. (The Prayer Prescription Series)
Kate is the author of Prayer Prescriptions For Nurse Healers, 365 Prayer Prescriptions For Dog And Cat Lovers and 22 Keys To Self-Healing: The Prayer Prescription Series, all available on Amazon.
Kate’s Prayer Prescription Series and her mission has, at its foundation, the intent to relieve suffering through the spiritual practice and the remedies brought about through the healing power of Prayer, Love and Compassion.