The hot summer days brought a desire to add more color to my life. Turquoise is a refreshing reminder of the surf and the sea, and all the hidden beauty she holds beneath her waves. Before long, an aqua throw, crocheted by me, graced the foot of our bed. Turquoise throw pillows brightened the room, and rough-wood dolphin and whale carvings leaped onto beige walls, bringing touches of joy.
Yesterday while surfing the web, a fascinating turquoise colored hairy-sea-creature turned up in the coastal news, not far from home. WOW! A few of these rare jewels called "Blue Buttons" had been recently spotted washing up on the shores of St. Augustine, and Vilano Beach in Florida.
Nature is beautiful at her finest. The scientific name has a poetic ring. Porpita porpita. And, comes from the ancient Greek word which means brooch. (A decorative jewelry attached with a pin that clasps shut.)
On-line research provided some helpful clues. Although, similar to a jellyfish, it is not one. The little creature
has two main body parts. The flat circular disk is the "float", and a
whole colony of hydroids are the hairy branches that look like whirling
tentacles. So in a sense, each "float" is like a small boat, no bigger than an inch that supports many passengers in the vastness of the sea.
A passive drifter, the Blue Button, must rely on water currents and wind to carry it through the ocean. It has no power of its own to direct a course, and must navigate by simply surrendering to the rhythm of the tides.
I was thankful for the angel message that drifted inland. During these unprecedented times on Earth, Porpita porpita serves as a reminder to let go and let God. Don't try to make things happen that are beyond our control. Relax in the now, gratefully drift in the flow of God's infinite Love, and have faith that all of your needs will be met in divine order.
In closing, here's a passage from Gift from the Sea by Ann Morrow Lindbergh.
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.
To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith.
Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches.
Patience and faith.
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach,
waiting for a gift from the sea."
What messages are coming to you today from your Angels? Make friends with the Angels, and watch how their loving touches will make your day brighter.
Love and peace,
(Top photo: Bruce Moravchik, NOAA,
Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons
2nd photo - Facebook St. Augustine)