The turtle

I stand for the power of the earth. Through me you are connected to the great pulse of the earth. Her heart and my heart are one heart. I represent the spirit of the earth as a living being. Myth tells that divine messengers rose from the big oceans, landed on my back, and that we together gave birth to planet earth. I care for the power of slowness, for the power of deep perception which arises only from the right speed. In this slowness there is an elemental power that can awaken your heart’s memory. You remember your own, original will. Today people often feel that they need to fulfil their tasks at incredible speed. As a result they lose contact. You can meditate on my image. In me you can find the source which helps you to find the right speed, to find real slowness. From real slowness a kind of presence is born that helps you to distinguish between the essential and non-essential. This will bring you to your destination much faster than you believe. Speed with presence is born through me. All of my senses extend from the depth of the earth into great presence. I lead people back to their source. From the bond with this source you can go with the speed of life without losing yourself in it. Feel how in every moment you can call me in and connect to me. I tend to the power of slowness. I tend to the power of time and space here on earth. I tend to the primordial power of all life that is born on this earth. Ya Azim (Meditation text about the archetypal power of the turtle, received and composed by Sabine Lichtenfels) Here you can listen to the audio recording of the turtle stone: