Monday, January 5, 2015

More Turtles on the Path... An Angel Message

                       (Timothy, our new garden turtle)

Yesterday afternoon the Angel of Spontaneity guided us to Lowe's Garden Center.  In search of privacy fencing, we got sidetracked by a large shipment of turtle statues. Turns out, a herd of them had just arrived and were on display in abundance around the Center. They decorated the rows of colorful flowers. 

An irresistible deal at $30, it seemed it was meant to be, especially with all the turtle synchronicity on our path since the New Year began.   

The cashier smiled, "What's his name?" The young woman had watched earlier as we tried to select the perfect one.  

"Timothy," I said, surprised at how quickly the answer came. (A helpful turtle in one of my children's stories.)   "You know the turtle won the race," I said.  "So, it's a good reminder to have around."

"Come on, Timothy," a brawny helper said, standing by to help. Lifting the heavy turtle up on his shoulder, he smiled. "Slow and steady, that's the way to go." He effortlessly carried Timothy out to our car.  

At home, Elliot came up with an idea.  Mom's large suitcase in the closet had wheels.  So we tucked Timothy inside and slowly carted him to his rightful spot. Now I can look out from the den and see him in the meditation garden. "Keep on persevering, you'll successfully finish the race, too."  His encouraging message is important to keep in mind.

Enjoy your Angels, and watch for their loving kindness.

Love and blessings,

Rae Karen

P.S. In the Far East, the shell was a symbol of heaven and the square underside a symbol of earth.  The turtle could help you unite heaven and earth within your own life.  A symbol of the turtle was an invitation for the blessings of both heaven and earth.  (Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews)